Golf fundraiserat Stillwater

The fifth annual Christmas in July golf fundraiser in memory of Staci Jo Blythe will take place on July 18 at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.

It will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and all proceeds will be used to celebrate Christmas with needy kids from our area in memory of Staci Jo Blythe.

Entries and donations must be received by July 14.

Hole sponsors — which are available and very much appreciated — are $50.

These can be sent to the golf course at 9235 Seibt Road, Versailles, OH 45380 or to Dusty Blythe at 114 E. Franklin Street, Troy, OH 45373.

Information concerning entry fees and forms are available at Stillwater Valley Golf Club or on the website.

This is the fifth year for this fundraiser, which is only possible because of its purpose.

Being with family, celebrating the birth of Jesus and putting a smile on an unknown child’s face was the highlight of Staci’s Christmas. She continued to “adopt” needy kids at Christmas for this purpose, even when she was in her physical battle.

Last year, this event helped 171 local children and an unknown number of children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, who also receive treatment at the James Cancer Hospital at the The Ohio State University.

This fundraiser has helped close to 700 children in the past four years and will continue to into the future.

Isenhouer cards

47 at Echo Hills

Kathie Isenhouer was low gross in the Tuesday Ladies League at Echo Hills with 47.

Rosalie Snipes was second with 52.

Kathie Huemmer was low net with 34 and Linnea Thomas was second with 36.

Cindy Pearson was low putts with 16 and Renie Huffman was low net with 17.

Firecracker 5K

set for Saturday

The 32nd annual Firecracker 5K run will be held Saturday in Ansonia at 9 a.m.

The race will start and finish at Ansonia schools on St. Rt. 47 East.

The top three mall and female runners overall, as well as the top three in each age group will receive awards.

Registration on the day of the race is $20 with shirts, as long as supply last, or $15 without shirt.

For ages 14 and under, it is $12 with shirt and $5 without shirt.

Runners can register online at