Thank you to all of those who participated in
our Summer Rating Program this year! Congratula-
tions to all of our winners. Remember, you can win
prizes for rating materials that you like and
big prizes to those who write reviews. Our top three prize
winners this year were Gail Gantt, Mary Ann Peters and,
taking home the grand prize, Lauren Lynch. Also, special
thanks to Raisin Rack and Ole Barn Flowers of
Westerville for making these gifts a reality.
Chicken Soup for the Soul, series
I loved both books! I recently had to put one of my cats to sleep. I
always referred to her as my cat, the other was my mother’s cat. Even
after my mother’s passing, I continued feeling that way. These books
not only helped me after putting mine to sleep, but helped me realize
what a disservice I had done to my mother’s so called cat. Now I am
treating her differently, and hoping to make up for all the lost years
between us. I would never have realized this, or knew how to move
on , if it wasn’t for these two books! Thank you!
Still Lolo, by Lauren Scruggs
I always enjoy ‘personal’ accounts and Still Lolo was no excep-
tion . Reading about Lolo’s accident and how she overcame the chal-
lenges of not only her injuries, but getting back into the world where
outward appearance is valued the most is very inspiring! Also, it
makes the reader reevaluate the problems encountered and com-
plained about when compared to Lolo’s.
To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal
Loved this book for recounting Mary’s life and her experience of
life after death and back again .
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A Tribute to My Father, Boyd B. Winans Pt. 2
By Boyd R. Winans
I don’t mean to say my father was perfect. He had his faults like every human does. He
slowly became addicted to alcohol to deaden the pain of depression, caused by marrying so
young and being responsible for supporting a family. I used to think he was partially responsible
for my mother’s death. She drank herself to death, but I now know they were both depressed. My
mother was bound and determined to die one way or another. Why do I say that? Because, I once
had to prevent her from jumping in the river, near our house. I now realize how profoundly de-
pressed she was.
After my mother died, my father did move in with his wife’s sister, my aunt. Yes, they
were living in sin, but my aunt had her first husband die years before. They did not marry, be-
cause they were both retired and living on social security. They were afraid the social security ad-
ministration would cut their benefits.
My aunt eventually died, over ten years later; my father moved to Georgia to live with my
brother and his wife. There, he died, but before he passed, he liked the climate in Georgia better
than Ohio. My father was not an overly religious man, but I think he developed a personal rela-
tionship with God in the last 5 to 10 years. He did love his wife and family with all his heart. Yes,
we were poor materially, but we always had food to eat and clothes to wear. Thank heaven my
father and God blessed me with an inquiring, searching spirit. I like the way it is stated in Mat-
thew 7:7 “Ask and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened
My life has been a long, hard struggle for truth and happiness in this fast paced world. My
life proves that the old adage, “truth is stronger than fiction.” If someone had predicted in the late
70s that I would get MS, end up happy at the age of 64 in spite of living in a nursing home, I
would have thought they were crazy or took too many drugs in the 60s. However, I did end up in
the nursing home and happy at 64.
At first, I must admit, I hated my name Boyd because it seemed dull and lacking any flash.
However, it fits me, for I am not flashy and I do physically look like father even though I act like
my mother. It’s nice to have a masculine, unique name even though I don’t consider myself very
masculine. As it is stated in Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.
Loving favor rather than silver and gold. “
Fifty one years may seem like a long time, but it was well worth the wait. I finally found
what is really important in life: developing a personal relationship with God. If my father, up in
heaven, could speak to me he would say (Proverbs 2:1-7) “ My son, if you receive my words and
treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart
to understanding; yes if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if
you seek her as silver and search for her as hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of
the Lord, and find the knowledge and understanding; He scores us sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly.”
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November 2…29th Annual Mark Twain holiday Craft Bazaar. 10am-3pm. At Westerville
North High School, 950 County Line Rd. 174 vendors offering a variety of handmade crafts
just in time for the holidays! $2 admission. Call Paula for more details 614-392-1013.
November 9…Hanby 90th Birthday Celebration. 2-4 pm at Hanby Elementary, 56 S. State
St. This event will include storyboards from different eras, taped interviews about past events
at Hanby, and even a visit from Benjamin Hanby and other historical figures. Alumni and the
community are welcome. Please contact Jan Fedorenko for more details 797-7100.
November 10...Westerville’s Got Talent. 2pm at Westerville Central High School. 7118 Mt.
Royal Ave. For more information, call Donald Niebling at 614-901-0947.
December 1… 13th Annual Music in the Atrium, starting December 1st, the Westerville
Public Library will showcase different artists in the atrium of the library. Music is every Sun-
day at 2:00pm. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
December 6…Westerville Tree Lighting Ceremony. Held at Westerville City Hall, 21 S.
State St. at 7pm. Join in for carols, candles and family fun!
December 2-7...Westerville Caring and Sharing Christmas Project. A project for children,
their families, and seniors. They will be provided with hygiene, food, and household items, as
well as toys, to ensure their holiday season is a good one. Distribution is Sunday, December 8.
Please contact Westerville Caring and Sharing for more information 614-470-4320.
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Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
Anne, an eleven year old orphan, is mistakenly sent
to live with a middle-aged brother and sister on
Prince Edward Island farm and ends up making an
impression on the lives of everyone around her.
Mary Poppins (1964, G)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
Writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a
book club, Guernsey: a club born of a spur of the
moment alibi after its members are caught breaking
curfew by the Germans occupying their island.
Call the Midwife (TV series, 2012, NR)
How the Light Gets In
By Louise Penny
In Three Pines, the chief inspector Gamache is in
search of a woman who was once one of the most
famous people in the world.
Now You See Me (2013, PG-13)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
This novel depicts the story of
10 year old Auggie, born with
an extreme facial abnormality
who goes from home school to a
private school in Manhattan.
Twenty Feet from Stardom
By Mary Shelley
This Gothic novel is an early
work of science fiction and has
become a literary classic,
influencing many horror stories
and films, including the 1931
favorite starring Boris Karlof.
The Wolverine (2013, PG-13)
In the Defense of Food
By Michael Pollan
This book cites the reasons why people have be-
come so confused with their dietary choices and
discusses the importance of enjoying a diet of
eating mostly traditional plant foods.
Rocketman (1997, PG)