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Project could be a lifesaver

Last Friday, there was a national news story about a 20 year old autistic man who wandered off and survived three weeks in the in the Utah desert. Local officials and the Port Clinton Lions Club have begun a new program in Ottawa County to make certain that doesn’t happen here.
It’s called Project Lifesaver. In involves wearing a bracelet that contains a transmitter. The transmitter emits a signal that can be traced by local law enforcement agencies. It is targeted at people who may not be able to find their way home if they leave home. The average rescue time is 30 minutes instead of three weeks. However, with out it, almost 50% of the missing and wandering will perish if they are not located within 24 hours.

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Local elected to sorority’s international council

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority has elected Sandra Biegelman Burba, of Marblehead, to the position of Panhellenic Affairs Vice President.
With a broad resume of volunteerism and commitment to community, Burba has given more than 28 years to a variety of volunteer leadership positions for Gamma Phi Beta. Initiated at Beta Epsilon Chapter at Miami University (Ohio), Burba will serve on a board of seven, overseeing an international volunteer base of more than 120 and a membership exceeding 180,000.
“I am excited to once again serve on Gamma Phi Beta’s International Council and look forward to representing Gamma Phi Beta in the interfraternal community as the National Panhellenic Delegate,” said Burba.
Prior to moving into the role of Panhellenic Affairs Vice President, Burba served Gamma Phi Beta as sorority director-Panhellenic affairs. Burba served on International Council from 2002-06 in the role of Alumnae Vice President.

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Memory is focus of community education program

The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, is hosting Memory and Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not? from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Danbury Senior Center, 8470 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead.
This family and community education program is for those who would like to learn more about memory changes or are concerned about someone else’s memory. The program includes discussions of factors that can affect memory, treatable causes of memory loss and techniques to maintain and improve memory.
For information and to register for the free program, call 1-800-272-3900.

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