Graduation Party

Are you having a graduation party this year? You can give your high school or college graduate a party that will be the highlight of their achievement. Whether it’s a small get together or a large bash, its success is in the planning. Call our catering staff at Johnnies Villa Pizza, we can help, or visit our catering page for more information.

 

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Woods letter / Civil War

Saturday, July 23, 1864

Dear friend Munson, it has been a long time since I had heard from you before, but I am glad to hear from you and to hear that you was well. It found me enjoying a very good health. We are putting the shell into the Rebs this morning and now and then they give us one but we have got used to that. We don’t care no more for them than we do for a lot of little boys, they do the wildest throwing shells that I ever saw, they will get them too high or too low shells too. You wrote in your last letter that you was a shooting squirrels and you said you supposed I was shooting Rebs, you are right on that for we made a charge and then halted and laid in line of battle all day and they throw shells at us all day but didn’t do much harm. I was laying behind a pile of rails and I looked way out in a big field that I was behind in the words and I saw the weeds and brush a moving along and they got closer all the time.   (READ MORE)

Memorial Day 1929

Memorial Day has always been honored in the Johnstown area. Our township and surrounding towns have sent many young men off to war, and currently there are many serving. Memorial Day in the spring is when area cemeteries were usually cleaned and trimmed, flags put on the graves of soldiers and so on. Many see it as the day to honor all Veterans but its intent was to honor those who have passed before. Veterans Day is the day to honor those with us. This Memorial Day take time out of your schedule to visit an area cemetery, you will enjoy the day.  Also take a moment and look back in time as Villa offers a Civil War letter from Johnstown resident Sovain Wood who served with the 18th U.S. Infantry. We have scanned a 1929 Memorial Day program also, enjoy!  (READ MORE)

Three girls qualify for track regional

According to Northridge High School coach Gene Weil, reaching a regional track and field meet takes effort and confidence, but the ratio of those factors changes when an athlete attempts to qualify for state.

Three members of the Vikings girls team tried to do just that when they competed in the Division II regional that concluded May 26 at Lexington. The top four finishers in each event advanced to the state meet Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at Ohio State.

 

“I think track is probably 60 percent physical and 40 percent mental,” said Weil, who is in his first season at Northridge but has coached cross country and track for more than 30 years at the high school and college levels. “But when you get to that (regional) level, it’s so much mental. Everyone there has talent, so you’re not going to get any stronger or faster, but it becomes more upstairs.”

 

Junior Caitlyn Tulloss, sophomore Hayley Menix and freshman Ellie Shedloski advanced to regional after finishing in the top four in the district 1 meet that concluded May 19 at Westerville South.

 

Menix finished third in the long jump (15 feet, 2 3/4 inches) and fourth in the high jump (4-10). Shedloski was fourth in the long jump (15-2 3/4) and Tulloss placed fourth in the 400 meters (1 minute, 1.61 seconds).

 

“I want competitors (on the team), and these girls have shown me that they are competitors,” said Weil, whose team finished eighth in district 1 with 28 points as 13 teams scored and Granville (176.5) was champion. “Caitlyn dropped her time by two seconds (at district) and really had a great performance.”


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Shooter Eller clinches fourth Olympic bid

2008 Olympic gold medalist Glenn Eller clinched his fourth Olympic bid in shotgun double trap Saturday, beating U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit teammate Jeff Holguin of Yorba Linda, Calif., at USA Shooting’s Olympic Trials in Tucson, Ariz.

Eller hit 49 of 50 targets in the final round and totaled 609 of 650 total targets in events this week and last fall in Kerrville. Holguin, a 2008 Olympian, totaled 603, and Billy Crawford of Johnstown, Ohio, was third at 601.

Army Marksmanship Unit member Josh Richmond of Hillsgrove, Pa., qualified earlier for the Olympics, and Eller won an additional berth secured by USA Shooting through the International Shooting Sports Federation.

“After the gold medal there’s nowhere to go but down, so I fell, stumbled and hung around down there for awhile and slowly eased my way back, but that’s what it’s all about, though,” he said. “Now, I have the opportunity to go back and win another one.”

2008 Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock of Eatonton, Ga., leads in men’s skeet, which concludes Sunday. B.J. Blanchard of Vidor is tied for third, 12 shots off the lead, and Dustin Perry of Lovelady is 13 behind.

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Graduation

With 2012 graduation season coming up, everything related to graduation seems a hot topic. What’s your plan to celebrate the graduation? Have anything to say to your bros? If possible, it will be really a great idea to hold a graduation party at your house, invite your classmates and friends to enjoy the day with you. Or you can simply prepare a gift, like DIY a photo DVD slideshow with your photos and favorite music, for easy play on TV and permanent preservation. Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.

 

Graduation just has its symbolic meaning that we have finished the study at school, but in fact the road of learning never ends. Anyhow, these meaningful graduation quotes will be perfect for you to express appreciation and prospect to the future.

  • If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
    ~ Milton Berle
  • Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
    ~ Arnold H. Glasow
  • Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
    ~ David Lloyd George
  • Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
    ~ Albert Einstein
  • Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
    ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
    ~ William Arthur Ward
  • An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
    ~ Benjamin Franklin
  • You schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues.
    ~ Author Unknown
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
    ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
    ~ E.E. Cummings
  • Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
    ~ Winston Churchill
  • The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
    ~ Bishop Mandel Creighton
  • The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.
    ~ Louis L’Amour
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    ~ Mahatma Ghandi
  • Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
    ~ Dale Carnegie
  • A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.
    ~ W.H.Auden
  • Education make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive, easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
    ~ Baron Henry Peter Brougham
  • Education is what remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
    ~ Albert Einstein
  • Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
    ~ G.K. Chesterton

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Jenkins’ shutout caps Utica win

CENTERBURG — Pitcher Kassi Davidson fired a two-hit shutout to lift the Northridge Vikings to a 1-0 victory over the host Centerburg Trojans in a Division III sectional semifinal clash between the two Mid-Buckeye Conference rivals on Wednesday.Centerburg pitcher Lindsey Mapes was touched up for only five hits in another classic pitchers’ duel between these two teams.“Anytime Centerburg and Northridge have gotten together the past two years, with the excetion of one game, we’ve really had a pitchers’ duel between both teams,” said Centerburg coach Gary Lambert. “It’s like a mini-rivalry. We know that Northridge and Johnstown are big rivals, but we seem to fire up for them and they get fired up for us and it’s good for the conference. The MBC could stand for Most Balanced Competition because this league fights. When we get done, we all shake hands. There’s a lot of sportsmanship among the kids.”

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Bakers Acres Green House Extravaganza

THE NOT QUITE ALL NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA

This year’s Extravaganza, the 123rd annual, will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. 

For those of you who are unaware of this incredible event, it is a great big party in the greenhouse.   Since it’s at night and kinda dark, we string loads of lights everywhere and hope the fuses don’t blow, which they usually do.  The lovely Alexandria Ladies will be serving delicious and nutritious food at absolutely no cost to you or your loved ones. 

This year’s entertainment will not feature the musical and vocal stylings of Dave Harris and Jamburger due to several previous commitments. It will instead feature the incomparable Mary Miller with her Marvelous Misfits (or whatever she’s calling them).  Mary always does a great job and it promises to be a wonderful evening.

Now you’re probably saying to yourself, “That sounds just like every other greenhouse ‘Not Quite All Night Extravaganza’ with free food and Mary Miller.” But wait, there’s more! All plants are 10% off the regular price. That’s right, 10% off. Wowsers!

Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar so you don’t miss these amazing events and don’t forget to call and tell Uncle Bob and Aunt Bernice to remind them.