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By Denise Bly Published:

This year will come to a close in a few days and 2013 will be here shortly. What changes will you make for the New Year? Will you lose weight, get healthier, be a better parent or just a better person? Whatever your resolution is, create a support system so you can be successful with your New Year's resolution. Here's wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!


Nelson United Methodist Church held its annual Christmas Eve Service at the church at 6 and 10 p.m. on Dec. 24. Boy Scout Troop No. 65 put out their luminaries around the Circle, as they have done in the past.


Sanctuary of Praise Church of God held its annual Candlelight Christmas Service on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 12888 S.R. 88 in Nelson and traditionally holds its Christmas Candlelight Service on the eve of Christmas Eve so folks can spend the holiday with their families. The service entailed solos, Christmas carols and the "Christmas Story." They closed out the evening with the candle-lighting as they sang "Silent Night."


Nelson Literary Music Club met last month and celebrated Thanksgiving. Their program was all about angels, and the group learned how to make angels from coffee filters.

The officers for next year are Margaret Lappert, president; Jeanette Hall, vice president; Marguerite Strawman, secretary; and Billie English, treasurer. The December meeting was held on Dec. 12, when they had a gift exchange. Music was provided by Pat Amor.


Basketball season is here and the Tabor and ­Jurcevic families have been very busy as their children play the sport and are on different teams. Jackie Tabor, a senior at James A. Garfield High School, plays on the girls varsity basketball team, while her younger sister, Brenna, is a starter for JAG eighth-grade girls team, which has a 5-1 record. Jackie is the leading scorer for the Lady G-men and the team is 2-2 in the Portage Trail Conference County division, 2-4 overall. The girls are the daughters of Jeff and Chris Tabor of Nelson.

The Jurcevics' son, Nick, is a sophomore and plays on the boys varsity team, while his younger sister, Nina, is a starter on the eighth-grade girls team. Both children are forces to be reckoned with on the court and will be names we will see often in print in years to come.

Nick and Nina are the children of Nick and Tina Jurcevic of Nelson.


Candle Light Winery will hold a New Year's Eve dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. Reservations are required. The January hours for the winery are Friday and Saturday 3 to 9 p.m. Back by popular demand, Mark Nolan Night is slated for 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26. The evening will feature Mark Nolan and a limited-release tasting of the new 2013 Mark Nolan Racing Red Wine. Come out and harass Mark and anyone else who shows up, while listening to the music of Melissa Harvey. New this year will be a snack and dessert buffet. Wine basket raffles will also be held. Reservations are being taken now. The cost of the event is $10, and all reservations must be prepaid. There is limited seating available for this event. The proceeds will go to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. More information is available at info@candleightwinery­.com.


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