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Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Holiday event calendar

Celina - Nov. 24
• 8-11 a.m., pancake breakfast with Santa Claus, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, tickets sold by Celina Mercer Chamber of Commerce, CJ Highmarks
• 11 a.m., Reindog and Elf Parade by Celina Kiwanis Club, from Walnut and Livingston streets to Mercer County Courthouse
• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Santa in his house at courthouse square; free carriage and Freedom Train rides
• Nov. 24-Dec. 22, Santa house open noon-2 p.m. Saturdays; 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Coldwater - Nov. 18
• noon-4 p.m., store open houses
• 1 p.m., Santa arrives
• Nov. 24-Dec. 22, Santa house open 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays; 6:30-8 p.m. on Dec. 3, 17

Mendon - Dec. 7 and 8, Town Hall Christmas
• 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7 and 1-5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Festival of Trees and refreshments at the Mendon Town Hall, angel and Nativity displays at Mendon First Church of God, harpist on Friday at the church
• 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7 and noon-4 p.m. Dec. 8, animals of the Nativity, old Mendon firehouse
• 7-9 p.m. Dec. 7, Santa at Doc Holiday's Auto Emporium
• 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Santa at his house
• Dec. 8, Family Craft Day, Mendon United Methodist Church
• 1-5 p.m. Dec. 8, horse-drawn carriage rides from town hall
• 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, Holiday Extravaganza with baskets, gifts at old Mendon Farm Store

Rockford - Santa at his house
• 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 1, 8
• 2-4 p.m., Dec. 2, 9

St. Marys - Dec. 2 Winterfest
• 3-30 p.m., Santa parade through downtown
• 3:30-6 p.m., Santa in his house
• 3:30-6 p.m., ice skating, live entertainment, living nativity, refreshments, bonfire at High Street shelter house by Optimists
• 6 p.m., Festival of Lights opens, light displays through 9 p.m.
• 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Festival of Lights, High Street Park, donations for Agape
• Dec. 2-24, Santa at his house - 3:30-9 p.m. Dec. 2; 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22
Additional online stories on this date
Law enforcement officers and K-9 units found drugs at two area schools during unannounced sweeps Wednesday.
The drugs, believed to be marijuana, were found in cars parked at Coldwater and Celina high schools. Hits also were made at lockers at both schools, but no drugs were found inside. [More]
Two accomplices in a February home invasion near Mendon attributed heroin addiction as a factor in the crime, which earned them four-year prison sentences. [More]
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