Sidney BOE to meet via Facebook

SIDNEY — The Sidney City School Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 6 p.m. In keeping with orders limiting groups of people, the meeting will be held virtually. There will not be anyone physically present at the board office during the meeting so members of the public including the press may watch or listen to the meeting on the school district’s Facebook Live video feed. It is the district’s hope is to return to live board meetings with the May 18, 2020 meeting but any decision will be made once the stay at home order expires or is extended on May 1, 2020.

Blood drive location moved

MINSTER — The Auglaize County Farm Bureau will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 20, at the Minster High School gym. This will help in providing safety for the donors and the volunteers. The drive had originally been set to be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

To make an appointment, sign up online at

Walk ins are welcome. A simple blood donation can help save the life of a loved one, neighbor or co-worker.

Extra precautions will be taken for the safety of workers, volunteers and donors.

Blessing Box needs assistance

SIDNEY — Sidney First Presbyterian Church reports their Blessing Box is empty! This cabinet, that is prominently located near the front sidewalk of the church, was built 1 1/2 years ago by their Eagle Scout Mason Hughes as a project to alleviate hunger in the vicinity.

The Rev. Diana Circelli said in the past month, she has seen folks walk up to the cabinet hoping to find food, but going away empty-handed.

“The coronavirus fears have closed churches and public activities, and that means people are not coming to stock the Blessing Box,” she said.

The Blessing Box is a chance for the community to help feed hungry people in our area by bringing non-perishable food and placing it in the box; then, anyone – day or night – can come and take what they need.

Circelli said, “And it would be best to wipe each can or package so the virus is not inadvertently spread. And many thanks to all who have contributed!”

For more information, call the church office, 937-492-4597.