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The Press Newspaper

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Sophie Jackson won’t tell a fib and say she isn’t fast, because she is fast.

No one can say the Lake High School senior wasn’t one of the best soccer players in the Northern Buckeye Conference last fall, because she was. And no one can say Jackson wasn’t able to overcome adversity and excel on the athletic field and in the classroom. She has done both.

Jackson was named the NBC’s most valuable player last season despite scoring just two goals and adding six assists from her defender position. Coaches usually hand out MVP awards to players who post the biggest stats, but they knew what they were doing when they voted for Jackson.

“He’s being a kid again.”

How sweet it is for Marcus Requena to say those words about his son Connor, who is now a freshman at Woodmore and a member of the wrestling program.

But for nearly four years “being a kid” was not the case.

At the age of eight, Connor was diagnosed with ALL leukemia (acute lymphocytic leukemia).

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Let the good times roll!

New Orleans is celebrating its 300th birthday this year and if there’s any place that really knows how to throw a party it’s the Big Easy, way on down the mighty Mississippi almost to the Gulf of Mexico.

February, quiet and cool, is here and marks the cycle of winter as it moves toward spring. 

Days can be cloudy gray or bright with sunlight this month, and cold temperatures with ice and/or snow from time to time are a part of February.
Interestingly, although this is the shortest month of the year it is packed full of special days and monthly observances.

February is American Heart Month, Black History Month, National Bird Feeding Month, Celebration of Chocolate Month, National Hot Breakfast Month, Creative Romance Month, and several more.

Hold a piece of presidential history, take a horse-drawn sleigh or trolley ride and meet area legislators during Presidents Day activities on Monday, Feb. 19, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont.

HPLM will have a variety of activities from noon-5 p.m.



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