Federal poverty guidelines will once again be the standard for providing school clothing assistance for children in Tuscarawas County (from Kindergarten through 12th grade) through Dress-A-Child. Registrants must bring a photo ID, proof of income from all sources for the household and proof of guardianship if applicable. Registration dates are as follows:
Tuesday, July 7 - Dover, Graces Lutheran Church, Luther Hall 10 AM to 1 PM & 5 PM to 7 PM
Tuesday, July 7 - Twin Cities, First Presbyterian Church, Uhrichsville 10 AM to 1 PM & 5 PM to 7 PM
Wednesday, July 8 - New Philadelphia, J.I.M.'s Place, West High Ave. 10 AM to 1 PM & 5 PM to 7 PM
Monday, July 13 - Newcomerstown, St. Frances Desales Church 10AM to 1PM
Friday, July 3rd
Midvale Speedway, following the races
Saturday, July 4th
Tuscora Park - 10 p.m.
Atwood Lake - 10 p.m.
Gnadenhutten - 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 5th
Tappan Lake - 10 p.m.
Kids League Reports on WJER
Listen to the Kids League Report for the results of all of the Little League and Minor League baseball games in the area!
Coaches: pick up a Kids League form at WJER or download it here and fill it out after each game. Then, place your results in the mailbox on the side porch of WJER, fax it to 330-364-4538, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not phone in results! Be sure to include the team coach's name and phone number.
We will announce the Kids League Report on 1450 WJER Monday through Saturday at 7:10 a.m., 4:45 p.m., and following the Cleveland Indians games. We will also have a weekly random drawing from the results we receive for a free Domino's Pizza party for your team, so send them in today!
WJER Announces Vacation Bible Schools
Our winners so far this season are:
April 20th - 26th: 12U New Phila Quakers (coach Chris Ricklic)
April 27th - May 3rd: Dover Novogradac (coach Scott Harmon)
May 4th - 10th: Exchange Club (coach Scott Blind)
May 11th - 17th: Glass Lumber (coach Chad Wells)
May 18th - 24th: 8U New Phila Dr. Burns (coach Brooke Murphy)
May 25th - 31st: Kemp Insurance (coach Scott Warner)
June 1st - 7th: 10U New Phila State Farm (coach Brooke Murphy)
June 8th - 14th: Tusc. Challenger (coach Jim Flaherty)
June 15th - 21st: Hampton Inn New Phila (coach Jim Mulheman)
June 22nd - 28th: D.J.'s Auto Upholstery (coach Ben Jaberg)
June 29th - July 5th: Quickprint (coach Greg Triplett)
The Kids League Report is brought to you by Domino's Pizza, Wood Electric, and Wood's Tall Timber Lake Resort.
It's time for Vacation Bible School! Send us your VBS information, and we'll announce it on 1450. Reports air on WJER weekdays after the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. news.
Sydney Mowrer Crowned 2015 First Town Days Queen
-The name of the church
-Date and times of the VBS
-Ages of children
Upcoming Vacation Bible Schools:
First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia
-Beginning June 7th – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
-Ages 2 years - 5th grade
-Theme: Summer Fun at the Movies
-Activities include watching movies, stories, games, and lessons
-Free, no registration needed
Sacred Heart Church
-Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
-Ages 3 years - 5th grade
-Theme: God's Plan for U = Jesus
-Activities include singing, playing, crafting, snacking, and experimenting
-Registration is $10 due by July 3rd to Sacred Heart Church
Bolivar community VBS hosted by the Church of the Holy Trinity (includes St. John UCC, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Zoar UCC, and the Church of the Holy Trinity)
-July 12th – 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-Ages 3 years and up (potty trained)
-Theme: Hometown Nazareth
-Activities include visiting with Mary, exploring the Marketplace shops, games, food, and dancing
-Register online at www.holytrinityzoar.com/vbs
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Newcomerstown
-July 13th – 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
-Ages preschool - 6th grade
-Theme: SonSpark Labs
-Activities include games, music, crafts, snacks, and more
-Register by calling the church at 740-498-6682 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and noon or during VBS hours
Roxford United Methodist Church (between Roswell and Dennison)
-July 13th – 17th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center beside the church
-Ages preschool – 12 years old
-Theme: Wilderness Escape
-Activities include lessons, games, music, snacks, and crafts
-Parents can register their children for free between 5:50 and 6:05 p.m. during VBS
Faith Baptist Church
-July 19th - 24th from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
-Ages 4 years – 12th grade
-Theme: Camp Kilimanjaro – An Epic Expedition Through Proverbs
-Activities include crafts, snacks, and games
-Free registration at the church on July 19th at 6:15 p.m.
Dover First United Methodist Church
-July 20th – 24th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
-Ages preschool - 5th grade
-Theme: G-Force Extreme Action
-Registration is free online at www.doverfirst.org or at the church. Register by June 30th to receive a free T-shirt
Bible Baptist Church of Dover
-July 20th – 24th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
-Ages kindergarten - 6th grade
-Theme: Noah - Believing God's Word
-Find the registration form online at www.believethebible.org/vbs2015, then print it, complete it, and send it to the church as soon as possible
Shanesville Lutheran Church
-July 29th – 31st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-Ages 4 years – 6th grade
-Theme: Flight School
-Pre-registration is due by July 1st. Register online at www.sugarcreeklutheranparish.org. Click on “VBS Registration” at the top of the page, fill out the form, and click the “Submit” button. If you do not pre-register, plan to arrive at 6:00 p.m. on July 29th to register.
United Methodist in New Philadelphia
– 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
-Ages 3 years (potty
trained) – 5th grade
-Theme: Everest –
Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power
-Activities include epic Bible adventures, arts and crafts, and games
-Register your child
online at www.npfirstumc.org/vbs
Christian Community Church in New Philadelphia
– 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
-Ages 3 years – 5th
Incapacitated, Faith is More Powerful Than Fear (based on the Disney movie “Monsters
singing, games, Bible-based lessons, crafts, and snacks. The whole family is
invited to join on Friday night for a party with inflatables, face painting,
food, and fun!
-Register for free
online at www.hope-ccc.com
The Vacation Bible School reports are brought to you by Pangrazio's Pizza & Spaghetti House in downtown Dennison and downtown Dover as well as Billman's Appliance Center (formerly Foutz Appliance) in New Philadelphia.
The 38th Annual First Town Days Festival gets underway this weekend at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia! The First Town Days Scholarship Queens Pageant was held on June 26th at New Philadelphia High School, and Sydney Mowrer, a sophomore at Dover High School, was selected as the Queen for 2015. The 1st Attendant was Camryn Main, a junior at New Philadelphia High School, and the 2nd Attendant was Trisha Kosmides, a sophomore at Dover High School. See the girls in the Grand Parade on Friday, July 3rd beginning at 6:30 p.m., and wave to WJER's Bill Morgan, Jennifer Clark, Shyanne Carroll, and Jamie Hambach as they lead the parade through New Philadelphia!
Fuller Sales Wins Subway Tray
Pictured (from left to right): WJER's Bill Morgan poses with Camryn Main, Trisha Kosmides, and Sydney Mowrer after the pageant
Fuller Sales in New Philadelphia is this week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard and Michael Roberts delivered the goodies to the staff.
Here's what they got: two Subway party trays each with 15 portions of mouthwatering sub sandwiches, a box of Subway cookies, Coca Cola and Diet Coke, balloons from the Balloonatique, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, and more all delivered just in time for a fabulous lunch!
If you'd like your office to win this awesome prize package, visit our Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway page under "Contests" for details.
Pictured: Stephanie Hykes, Dan Fuller, Ryan Fuller, WJER’s Hannah Hubbard, and Doug Meadows
2014 Deck Ya grand prize winner Patty Smith on her brand-new deck
Local Veteran Takes One More Flight
WJER is going to deck a lucky winner with over $5,000 worth of prizes, including a deck package courtesy of Keim Lumber in Charm with construction by Reiger Improvements & Construction. But wait...there's LOTS more!
Take care of your lawn and landscaping with a $500 gift certificate from Stutzman's Lawn & Landscaping, a Cub Cadet LT 42 Lawn Tractor from Krocker's Lawn & Garden, and a Stihl String Trimmer courtesy of Dover and New Philadelphia ACE Hardware Stores. Set up a new bird feeder to enjoy from your deck with a $100 package from Agland Country Store.
When the deck is finished, throw a party with a cookout on your Weber Grill from Dover and New Philadelphia Buehler's and $250 worth of food from Sugar Valley Meats. Enjoy the meat with a knife set and gift card from Warther Cutlery!
It's all part of Deck Ya 2015, and it could all be yours! Be sure to sign up at any of our participating sponsor locations, right here at WJER Radio, or by mail at "Deck Ya" c/o WJER Radio, 646 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622.
Agland Country Store
1062 W. High Avenue, New Philadelphia
417 S. Broadway Street, New Philadelphia
3000 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover
4465 State Route 557, Charm
Krocker's Lawn & Garden
121 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover
Stutzman's Lawn & Landscaping
1138 Commercial Avenue SE, New Philadelphia
Sugar Valley Meats
2149 Dutch Valley Drive NW, Sugarcreek
327 Karl Avenue, Dover
646 Boulevard, Dover
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On June 17th, local veteran 91-year-old Howard Moomaw and his family were joined by more than 15 veterans at Harry Clever Airport in New Philadelphia for a Pinning Ceremony for Howard and the other veterans who were present but had not yet received this honor. Then, Howard completed a flyover of the area.
Tuscora Park Lowers Weekday Ride Ticket Prices
Howard is an Air Force veteran, a meteorologist. Having grown up with an interest in flying, it was no surprise he enlisted in the Air Force in the early days of World War II. In 1932, he watched the first flight of the USS Macon and served on a flying aircraft carrier. Howard was part of the team supporting the American effort against the Japanese in the China-Burma-India theatre.
Howard is currently receiving care at Community Hospice, and when he expressed interest in taking one last flight, his family supported his quest for taking to the air once again. Jan Miller, Patient and Family Liaison for Community Hospice, had the true honor of planning an experience for Howard and his family. On a day when the skies held a lot of moisture and the weather was questionable, pilot David Schluep of ProAv assured Howard the weather would improve, and as probably happened with Howard many times during his flying career, the skies cleared, and he climbed into the co-pilot seat. Those observing witnessed the glow of a man who was in familiar environs as Howard donned the headset and started communicating with pilot Schluep. The taxi and takeoff were perfect as Howard and his grandson and daughter lifted off from the airfield for a 35-minute flyover of the area. The seamless landing led Howard to ask his next question: “When can we go up again?”
The experience was a gift to Howard and his family from The Betty’s Gift Fund of Community Hospice.
Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center
Have you heard the news? Tuscora Park recently lowered the price of their weekday ride tickets to the "Weekday WOW!" price of just $0.75 each! Or you can purchase a book of 10 tickets for just $5! Find out more about the great things happening this summer at Tuscora Park by visiting their Facebook page.
The Kent State Performing Arts Center is nearing the end of another great season, but that means a new one is just around the corner! Check out the remaining performances for this season, and get a taste of what's to come:
Scheduled performances include:
Grand Slam Contest
Saturday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m.: Larry Gatlin in "Will the real Larry Gatlin please sit down?"
Saturday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m.: Michael Stanley and the Resonators
It's time once again for the Grand Slam contest! For each Cleveland Indians game, we will choose one contestant. If the Tribe hits a grand slam during the game, our contestant for that day will be entered into a drawing to win $500 courtesy of First Federal Community Bank. Even if the Indians don't hit a grand slam, our contestant will still receive four FREE small Peach & Passion Fruit Iced Fruit Smoothies from any McDonald's in Tuscarawas County. At the end of the season, we will draw one name from all the contestants who had grand slams during "their" games and award the $500!
Be sure to register at any First Federal Community Bank location, any of the Parkway Auto Dealerships on Commercial Parkway in Dover, or right here at WJER Radio for your chance to win. Tune in to 1450 WJER to catch all the Cleveland Indians action this season!
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