The Marysville Exempted Village School District will hold its annual kindergarten registration March 22 and 23.

Club to host 'Shop

for a Cure' event

The Marysville High School Nellie's Club will hold a "Shop for a Cure" fundraising event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Marysville Christian Church, 1700 Waldo Road.

Nellie's Club is a new group that is affiliated with a Columbus-based nonprofit called Nellie's Catwalk for Kids, which raises money to fight pediatric cancer. The Marysville club was started by Ashley Kleeberg, whose sister, Rylee Cavins, has gone through chemotherapy treatment for bone cancer.

The "Shop for a Cure" event will feature a variety of vendors including Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, 31, Lia Sophia, Mary Kay, Miche Bags and Scentsy, as well as items from many local crafters. Additionally, there will be Girl Scout cookies for sale. Patrons will also have the opportunity to purchase a "gift of caring" box to donate to the Nationwide Children's Hospital cancer floor.

5K run to raise

funds for Haiti

The Homes for Haiti 5K run is an event to raise funds for Shelter Available For Everyone (S.A.F.E), a nonprofit organization with the vision to provide basic shelter to those in need. The run is set for April 16 at Glacier Ridge Metro Park.

All funds raised from this race will go towards the construction of homes. S.A.F.E. is currently undertaking the project of building 25 homes in Haiti.

The goal for S.A.F.E is to begin the construction process soon after the Homes for Haiti 5K and have all construction completed by June.

Registration fees are $25 until April 9. After that date the fees will be $30.

Homes for Haiti 5K is also offering a half-mile kids fun run for $10 until one week before the race when the fee will increase to $15. All children who finish will receive an award. Registration for either race can be done online at www.homesforhaiti5k.org.

The kids race will start at 9 a.m. followed by the adult race at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three overall men and women along with the top three finishers of each age group. Race packets can be picked up at the Columbus Running Company and will include a technical shirt.

Kunkle among students

advancing in contest

Ten Ohio Hi-Point students, including Marysville's Katie Kunkle, qualified to compete at the state level based on performance at the regional competition for Business Professionals of America (BPA).

Students in information technology, business administration technology and administrative office specialist were among those competing.

Kunkle, a senior information technology student from Marysville High School, placed first as part of the video production team and will advance to state competition. Kunkle also competed in payroll accounting, placing sixth.

Other students competing included:

Alissa Edwards, a junior business administration technology student from Marysville High School, placed fifth in fundamental word processing and fifth in basic office systems and procedures.

Kaley Springston, a senior administrative office specialist student from Marysville High School, placed fourth in desktop publishing.

Special Olympics

Cougars take honors at basketball tournament

Several athletes representing the Union County Cougars Special Olympics basketball team earned a number of honors recently at the state basketball tournament in Hilliard.

The Cougars competed against about 175 other athletes from surrounding counties at the Feb. 12 event at Heritage Middle School in Hilliard, according to Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities (UCBDD) spokeswoman Carol Scheiderer.

The competition involved three skills: hitting a target on the wall and catching the rebound; timed dribbling for a specified distance (using only one hand and without traveling); and making a shot from six different spots within the key.

Placing in their divisions were: Amber Blevins (Division 37, first); Angie Coburn (Division 50, first); Chad Cook (Division 55, second); Patsy Jones (Division 49, second); Dillon Oman (Division 26, third); Elaine Pope (Division 32, second); Kenny Scantlin (Division 57, first); and Chris Waters (Division 36, second).

Lisa Stooksbury and Dee Burson are the coaches for the Union County Cougars.

- Lin Rice