Around Waterloo by Dan Kolasky

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Waterloo Hot Stove baseball and softball registration dates are 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Atwater Town Hall and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Randolph Town Hall. Waterloo Hot Stove has leagues for kids ages 4 to 18. More information and registration forms may also be found on their website at www.waterloohotstove.com.

This year, the officers of the Waterloo Hot Stove are Darrin Werbeck, president; Ann Francis, vice president; Tim More, treasurer; and Jennifer May, secretary. Have a great season!

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The Randolph Seniors Citizens would like to invite seniors to attend their lunch at noon on the second Monday of each month at the Randolph Senior Center. They have a wonderful lunch and an entertaining or informative program to follow. All are welcome.

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The Randolph Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Randolph Community Center.

The Friends of the Library are looking for donations of books for the sale. Any donations may be dropped off at the Randolph Branch of the Portage County District Library. They would like to thank all in advance for their support.

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The Randolph Historical Society wants to remind all the members that your dues are due and that the next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Randolph Town Hall. Everyone interested is welcome at these meetings.

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The Randolph School Park has received a nice addition to the soccer field. Eagle Scout Steven Pavliga, the 17-year old son of Frank and Gail Pavliga of Randolph, has completed his Scout project of construction of bleachers for the soccer field.

He is a junior at Waterloo High School and also attends classes at Kent State University, where he is an "A" student. He hopes to one day be a college math professor.

He belongs to Troop No. 259 in Brimfield and has been active in Scouting since joining the Randolph area Cub Scout pack 10 years ago. He wanted his Eagle project to benefit his home community. He currently has 27 merit badges earned. Only 21 are required to reach the rank of Eagle. In order to attain the rank of Eagle, each Scout must undertake a major project that will benefit others.

Steven played soccer in the Waterloo district since he was 5 years old and was always aware of all the spectators either bringing chairs or sitting on the hard or wet grass to watch the games. When the time came to pick out an Eagle project, he wanted it to have something to do with the community's soccer program.

He chose to build two sets of bleachers, constructed of treated wood, and assembled with zinc plated hardware of an appropriate size. Each set is three tiers high and 12 feet in length, which will seat a total of about 48 people. He credits past experience building a Masters Division Soap Box Derby racer with providing many of the skills necessary to take on this current project.

He has put in about 120 man-hours of construction time. The township has graciously donated the majority of the money necessary for material cost. Steven has donated the remainder.

On behalf of the Randolph community, thanks, Steven for your great project!

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I hope everyone has a great 2013!

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Phone: 330-947-2345

Email: DKolasky@aol.com

Steven Pavliga trying out his bleachers Eagle Scout Project.

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