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Richwood resident competes, wins Forged in Fire contest
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
Richwood area resident Justin Chenault has been forging and designing knives for 14 years. One particular creation won him a championship and $10,000.

Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes worldwide
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
Imagine the joy of a child living on the other side of the world when they open up a shoebox gift for Christmas?
Thousands of volunteers inspect and prepare donated shoeboxes for international shipping. The shoebox ministry also shares the Gospel, bringing parents, siblings and friends to accept Christ and become active members in local churches.

Support continues for drug takeback
Submitted by Union County Drug-Free Coalition
The Union County Drug-Free Coalition has announced that the recent DEA Drug Take Back Day held on Saturday, Oct. 26, was a big success yielding over 100 pounds of unwanted and expired medications.

Health Department ready for flu season
By Sherryl Sheets, Richwood Gazette
The flu season is upon us and everyone should consider receiving a flu shot.
Nurses from the Union County Health Department will be on hand Thursday, Nov. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Northern Union County Fire Department, located at 602 N. Franklin Street in Richwood. Appointments are required by calling 937-645-2052. Flu Shots are free with most insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid.

FFA student earns accolades at convention
By North Union FFA
North Union freshman Bailee Amstutz, captured the runner up title at the National FFA Agri-Science Fair during the 92th National FFA Convention & Expo.

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