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Vol. 23, No. 15 April 16, 2014 www.oakwoodregister.com Join us! Friday, April 18th 937-643-9600 WeberJewelers.com City accepting applications to fill Council vacancy Oakwood City Council is seek- ing applications to fill a vacant seat on city council created by the passing of Councilman Stanley Castleman. To apply for the vacant posi- tion on council, a person must have lived in the city of Oakwood for at least two years prior to the time of appointment and must be a regis- tered voter. The appointment will be made at the June 2 council meeting. In accordance with the Oakwood city charter, council will appoint a replacement to serve until December 31, 2015. The person council appoints would have the opportunity to run in November 2015 for a full four-year term beginning January 1, 2016. Residents may obtain an applica- tion at the city building, 30 Park Avenue; by contacting the Clerk of Council's office at 298-0600 or stacel@oakwood.oh.us; or by downloading the application form from the city's website at www. oakwoodohio.gov. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. Jacks play Fifth Third Field The Oakwood Lumberjacks took on the Minster Wildcats in an unusual 'away' game, playing at the Dayton Dragons' home Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton on Tuesday, April 8. The Jacks, who entered the contest with a 2-0 record on the season, lost to the Wildcats 5-0. Easter Egg Hunts slated April 19, 20 The annual Oakwood Easter Eggg Hunt, sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 107 and Boy Scout Troop 101, will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, April 19, behind the Wright Memorial Public Library. Thousands of eggs will await eager hunters in four age categories: kindergarten and younger; grades 1-2; grades 3-4; and grades 5-6. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at 33 West Dixon Ave., will sponsor an Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 20. The egg hunt is free and open to the community. At 9:45 a.m. children through 5th grade will hunt through the green space behind the church for eggs filled with candy, coins, stickers, and other goodies. Youth from 6th grade on will hunt at 12 noon, following the church's 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday service. Oakwood faithful gather to mark holiest of days By Brian Barr Both Jewish and Christians con- gregations in Oakwood are celebrat- ing significant, seminal religious events, making this week among the holiest days of the year in several traditions. As Jews mark Passover, recalling the exodus from captivity in Egypt — arguably among the old- est traditions observed by a major religion — Christians also gather this week for Easter services recall- ing Christ's resurrection some 2,000 years ago — the very basis of the Christian faith. "This is the holiest week of the year, when we celebrate the greatest truths of our faith," said Father Greg Konerman, pastor of Holy Angels Church, one of two Catholic parishes serving Oakwood. "Easter is the only reason why we're a church," remarked Gary Eichhorn, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior. "Without Easter the Gospels would be just a really good story." "Every Sunday in the church is a celebration of the resurrection, of the new life we have in Christ. Easter is that time when we really lift up that and what that means for us as a peo- ple," added Rev. Deborah Woolsey, Rev. Gary Eichhorn, pastor of the Church of Our Savior, reflects that "without Easter, the Gospels would be just a really good story" See Faithful on page 4 u

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