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NYSSA NEWS: Schools get in gear for fall, Night Out on Aug. 1

By Susan Barton

To the Enterprise

Nyssa Middle and High School registration will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 1 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 2. Sports physicals will be held at the high school all day on Aug. 1 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 5.

Parents, start counting the days! School starts Aug. 22. For school supply lists visit

• Bingo fans, don’t miss out on Mexican “Picture” Bingo at the Nyssa Senior Citizens Center at 6 p.m. Thursday.

• St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, located at North 5th and Locust, is having a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30. There will be hot bargains to go along with the hot weather!

• Nyssa Neighborhood Watch is getting organized with all citizens encouraged to learn more about this nationwide program. Nyssa organizer Catherine “Kat” Davis was “a little discouraged” at the turnout for the first two meetings, but the third time was a charm with over 20 citizens in attendance.

Ontario Volunteer Coordinator Penny Bakefelt gave a presentation on the background of the Neighborhood Watch program and how the Ontario Neighborhood Watch was organized. Those attending were encouraged to introduce themselves to their “neighbors” in the chairs next to them; this is a foundation of Neighborhood Watch – that we need to get to know our neighbors and develop relationships in our neighborhoods.

The next meeting will be held in September. For more information, visit the Facebook page at nyssaneighborhoodwatch or contact them via e-mail at [email protected]. Kat was “encouraged to keep moving forward” and thanked everyone who took time to attend this organizational meeting. More volunteers are needed as well as neighborhood coordinators.

• Nyssa first responders will be participating in “National Night Out” on Tuesday Aug. 1. The location is 510 S. 5th Avenue, starting at 7 p.m.

Vince Rhoades, Nyssa Police Chief Donnie Ballou, and Penny Bakefelt display a first responder challenge coin. Rhoades and Bakefelt are with the Ontario Neighborhood Watch Association. (Photo courtesy of Mary Shelton.)