Myers wins world championship
Mallory Myers of Sharon Township captured the world championship in equitation over fences at the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Competing against 92 entries, Myers showed Stroke For Stroke, her 9year-old brown American Quarter Horse gelding. In equitation over fences, riders are judged on their ability to control and show a horse jumping over fences. This is the first reserve world championship for the Myers and Stroke For Stroke.
Dog Day Celebration
Just in time for the dog days of summer, the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults is hosting a Dog Day Celebration on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Dogs and humans are welcome to the event at the center, 138 High St. Attendees can dress up their dogs for the parade on King Street that will begin at 10 a.m., or show up for indoor festivities.
Rick Miller from Miller Photography, a professional pet photographer, will offer portraits at a discounted rate, while Angelina Trivisonno, a reiki master, will offer reiki for dogs for free.
Medina County Auditor Michael Kovack will be on hand to offer dog licenses, and veterinarian John Gifford from Primary Pet Care will offer a brief talk on how to treat some ailments at home. Primary Pet Care also will offer an on-site clinic with reduced-rate vaccinations and no office visit fee. To register for the vet clinic, participants must call the center at (330) 335-1513.
Dogs must be on a leash, and organizers encourage owners to keep a bag ready to dispose of waste.
Henderson receives Methodist scholarship
Lodi Methodist Church member John Henderson received a $1,000 Gift of Hope Scholarship on Aug. 14. The scholarship was awarded by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. A 2008 graduate of Cloverleaf High School, Henderson will be a junior at Otterbein University this fall, where he is pursuing a degree in public relations. He is also the public relations/communications intern for the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Gift of Hope Scholarship is awarded to about 500 undergraduate students who have been active members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years, have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and have demonstrated leadership in the church.
Cold frames with Local Roots
Local Roots in Wooster is hosting a workshop to show folks how to design cold frames to plant fall and winter crops. Participants can learn to plant greens like spinach, winter density lettuce, mache, kale and arugula in a simple cold frame structure so they can eat salad from the backyard even when it’s snowing outside.
Karen Geiser will lead the workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday at Local Roots Market, 140 S. Walnut St. Geiser, who owns Karen’s Garden Delights in Kidron, has eaten fresh greens from her unheated greenhouse and cold frames for the past eight winters.
Cost of the workshop is $6 for Local Roots members and $10 for nonmembers. Register by Tuesday by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (330) 263-5336.