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l SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2019 Around our area Volunteers sought to assist BY BILL VANDER Willi SlDNEY hERAlD A new, fun volunteering opportunity is being offered in Richland County. Communities in Action Corps mem- ber Lanae King, who is serving at the Sidney£Richland County Library, is asking for volunteers to read to young- sters through a new program. Kali Godfrey, AmeriCorps program coordinator through the Richland County Health Department, notes that the idea came from library director Kelly Reisig, who was an AmeriCorps VISTA and is familiar with such read- ing programs. “This closely reflects what she did,” Godfrey said. “We want to instill a love for reading to the children.” Godfrey explains, “Book Buddies is a library program in which a volunteer would read to children at the library There’s a separate library literacy, out- reach program that trains volunteers and assigns them to preschools and daycares to read and do activities with the kids.” King created both programs, but they each have a different structure. In the Book Buddies program, students are invited to come read with a library volunteer in order to encour- age a love of reading and to develop reading skills. The program is for preK through eighth grade. The program takes place each Thurs- day between 3:3o5 pm. at the library. For the library literacy outreach program, the library seeks volunteer to share their love of books in local daycares and schools. Training and curriculum will be pro vided. Volunteers will read to children along with leading literacy games and activities. “The daycare providers are excited about it,” Godfrey said. “She is doing the program for all over Richland County, not just in Sidney” Individuals interested in the pro— grams, should email King at lking@ richlandorg or call 406433-2207. Volunteers need to go through a short training. They must commit to reading with a child at least one hour a month. Godfrey said the first training is scheduled for this week. SIDNEY HERALD MonDak Heritage Center urea children with reading skills director rsigns from post BY NICOLE LUCINA SIDNEY HERALD It seems that 2019 is a year for change for many of us in the Sidney com- munity In. a Richland County commissioners‘ meeting held on Monday, Dan Karalus of the MonDak Heritage Center notified them of his resignation. Karalus has been with the Heritage Center since January of 2017. Addressing commission— ers with Karalus was Heritage Center board member president Joe Bradley. Karalus said, “I have resigned from my position.” Bradley added, “We’re happy to have had him." Karalus explained that his wife, Susan Joy, executive director of the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agricul~ ture, is also resigning from her position to lilLl VANDER WEElE SIDNEY HERALD Dan Karalus has served as the executive director for the MonDak Heritage Center since January of 2017. replacement. Commissioner Shane Gorder thanked Karalus Mitchell added. “We’re for all that he’s done for sorry that we’re losing the MonDak Heritage you.” Center during his time there. Commissioner Duane FAIR: MAIN GOAL IS TO IMPROVE FAIRGROUNDS ment of Commerce. The Richland’ mm?” ' . ‘ groups." benefit. “It’s not a cost, Karalus and Bradle ' qumand County (1011* Dan (3055, the presi- it’s an investment in the presented commissiofi'. Program w'" b mESSIQhel‘ Shane 50rd“ dent of the Friends of community” ers a formal resignation 331d hIS 8031 was to Work the Fair, said that the It was noted that letter. on ~a masteroplan, Wheth' plan shouldn’t be what’s events at the fairgrounds Karalus said that his February 4 5 er Item/81‘s three, five necessary best for right don’t happen only four official resignation date Oftelght YearS- GOI‘dBr now but for 1020 years days during the summer. will be May 17, but that Femua ry l8 8‘ 19 said the plan needs to in the future. For example, the Event he may tentatively leave 5- 30 pm- 7- 00 pm determm}? the best fit for Commissioner Duane Center is booked almost earlier: '. . ' the 1311110 3118.5- Mitchell said as the fair every weekend of the “I’ll work with Joe S'd ney F're Ha” Adan} Smlth, the continues to grow, more year. [Bradley] and the com- ¢ . 0911th S Dubllc works room is needed. He, how- I Group member Will missionersto give at . _ ii '1 , I difggftgegighgitfoffi ever, said he does receive McCament noted that least a 3oday notice,” Tee-Ball (4-6) and Coach Pltch (7-8) level IS $50. 01 37 e “ ush back" b some the Friends of the Fair ' in h m . . . . needs of each building . rgsidents wholgay they hopes to raise some flaws 531d t 8 Get Minors (9-10) and Mayors (11-12) rs $125 With a $50 and figure'out the area don’t attend the fair and funds to invest in the Bradley asked commis- deposit that will be returned once fair booth shifts thgt 15 hVallahle- don’t want to experience fairgrounds so that tax sioners if it would be OK , 121111011 will}? afhh g) d an increase in taxes. dollars arenl’it geseded. if they found somebody , have been completed mpu {9m _ 8 all" 81" Mitchell said it would Gorder as e teven- to replace Karalus, if ' am} us, Smlth said. he a benefit to have son Design, SDI Archi_ they could bring them Babe Ruth (13 l5),IS $250 with $100 returned upon 160319;: agree? that d d some figures to show tects, to determine the in before Karalus leaves com pletron of fair booth Shifts. D an 0 1111111 15 Bee 9 the economic in ut that next ste in the recess. ' . . . . 1‘er varyous sources, improvements at: the Gamer Said he forms Eggfiéflf 3%?” Legion 13 $350 wrth $100 returned upon completion ' There §310t0f mQV‘ fairgrounds could bring. there will be another sioners agreed that it of fair booth shifts. m8 part8. G01” def sald- Goss said that im- meeting in a week or would be discussed when ' “I think it will take a lot of work sessions by provements would be for two. the entire community’s W’m; s. . our Sweetie Color is included! Come into our office at 310 2nd Ave NE, Sidney someone was found as a Only one "deposit" will be necessary per family. ARE YOU THEAR A’ .J C UTEST PLE?