Well it is "back to school time." Hopefully all of the students who will be returning to class the end of this month or the beginning of next month, had a wonderful summer of fun.

Thank you to all of the teachers of this school year. May God bless you for all that you do!

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A Three Night Revival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 5 through Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Upper Room Ministries located at 3090 S.R. 59 in Ravenna. Sunday service time is 5 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday begins at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Sharon Blevins of Latterrain Church of God in Christ in Mansfield. The community is invited to come and worship the Lord with this humble and anointed prophetic mouthpiece of God. Please see today’s religion section for more information.

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Upper Room Ministries, 3090 S.R. 59, Ravenna, will have a "Community Outreach Day" which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be many vendors including jewelry, homemade bakery items, Avon, Artwork, Plexus natural smoothies & vitamins, Lularoe Women’s clothing, household items, Christmas items, small household items and much more! There will be cold pop and water for sale with proceeds going to the Building Fund! Free hot dogs and candy for the children.

Also vendor table space is available for anyone who would like to set up a table with their own items. Everything is outdoors, so you may want to bring a tent for the heat or rain. Booth space costs $25 which includes a 6-foot table and two chairs. For payment information or to register to become a vendor, call Sis. Austin at the church at 330-296-2178 as soon as possible because spaces are filling up fast.

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UH Portage Medical Center has a list of upcoming events in August and can be reached by calling 330-297-2576 or visit them on the website at www.UHhospitals.org/Portage.

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A blessed and happy birthday to all of these wonderful August people: Kelly Harris, Michael Warinner, Robert Carter, Corey Jones, Joi Miller, Krista Walker, Beverly Colvin, Bob West, Don Harrison, Antonio Minor, Angela Neeley, Courtney Dillon, Jendayi Metcalf, Merle Boykin, DeAnna Moore, Karl Ward, Dominic Belmonte Sr., Jamey Petrice, Reginald Robinson, Darshan Saunders, Mickey Calhoun, Jean Calhoun, Veronique Page, Alyssia Caples, Steven Williamson, Tanisha D.L. Taylor, Deborah Butler, Isaiah Butler, Mozell Trotter, Della Maxwell, Louise Parnell, Vanessa Marshall, Joyce Woods, Michael Holmes, Aubrianna Marshall, Ezell Starks Jr., Omar Gooden, Booker Garth, Brenda Clark, Tracie Kendrick, Brandee Kendrick, Joseph Crano and Jamie Crano.

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Community news, information and birthdays are greatly appreciated and may be sent to: Mrs. Toni Brown-Harris, P.O. Box 1051, Ravenna, OH 44266 or by email at mrstoni@sbcglobal.net.