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A big week for Dr. Hab by John Schaffner

93 year-young Dr. Darrel Hablitzel, who has never missed an Ohio State home football game except for the time he was in the service in World War II, holds the baton to direct the OSU Band in "Fight the Team". 93 year-young Dr. Darrel Hablitzel, who has never missed an Ohio State home football game except for the time he was in the service in World War II, holds the baton to direct the OSU Band in "Fight the Team".



What a week and weekend it was for Dr. Darrel “Hab” Hablitzel last week. 

On Wednesday, as you can see in the photo, Hab made the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in honor of his service to America during World War II, accompanied by his son Mike. Next came Friday, when Hab was the guest conductor for THE Ohio State University Marching Band at halftime of the game at True Lay Stadium. Hab has attended every Buckeye home game since 1936 except for his time in the service. On Sunday, the 93-year-old retired dentist and Port Clinton Yacht Club Past Commodore attended the awards ceremony at PCYC for the Snow Flurries Regatta that was chaired by his son Mike, who is Rear Commodore this year. Take a breather Hab, you’ve earned it!

In honor of Respect Life Sunday, October 7, the Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Respect Life Ministry will host a Dignity of Life Forum at 6:30 p.m. in the IC School Gym, 414 Madison Street in Port Clinton. The featured speakers will be Dr. James Matheson, D.O., a Pro-Life OB/GYN talking on contraception and the culture of death; Dr. Michael Pryce, M.D., talking on the HHS Mandate and Conscience Protection; and Jan Kahle, Respect Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Toledo talking on Death and Dying: A Catholic Perspective. For more information, contact IC’s parish office at 419-734-4004.

Our Find Wylie winner is Jack Terry from Marblehead, who was among 206 contestants who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Jamie’s Carpet on page 6A in last week’s Beacon. Jack wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week, if you find him, drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center or click on the Find Wylie Icon at our website, www.thebeacon.net.

The members of the new Leadership Ottawa County class are having a fund-raiser this Saturday, October 6, at Mango Mama’s in downtown Port Clinton. Yep, the same place where the PC All-Star Garage Band had ‘em rocking last Saturday night for the All-Class Reunion Party. There will be a $10 cover charge for all the entertainment.

“Caring is Sexy…” – That’s the theme for Project Hope as Country Gentlemen Hair Salon is participating in a National Cut-A-Thon with Sexy Hair to raise money for the “Look Good-Feel Better” organization, a nonprofit that helps more than 50,000 women each year who are undergoing cancer cope with the devastating appearance-related side effects of treatment. Country Gentlemen will donate $10 for every haircut between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 10, next Wednesday. They are located at 228 E. Second Street in Port Clinton.

The Humane Society is partnering with the Port Clinton American Legion Post on Sand Rd. for a Spaghetti Dinner with Ohio college football this Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1:30 p.m. until the games end. The dinner is $8 and they will be serving from 5-8:30 p.m. You get spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Beverages will be on sale at the Legion. All proceeds benefit the animals at the Humane Society of Ottawa County shelter located across Christy Chapel Rd. from the Legion.

Orders are being accepted for Lakeside United Methodist Church’s Annual Apple Dumpling Sale. Dumplings are sold in packages of 2 for $5. Call the church office at 419-798-5119 to place your order. Leave your name and phone number and the number of packages you would like. The order may be picked up on Thursday, Oct. 11 or Friday, Oct.12 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon. The church is located at 450 Central Ave. in Lakeside.

There is a new organization in Port Clinton, The PC Fullbackers. They are hosting a charity golf outing at Catawba Island Club on Sunday, Oct. 14, starting with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. It is a 4-person scramble event with lunch to follow at McCarthy’s Pub in downtown Port Clinton. Cost is $80 per person and two-thirds of the proceeds will benefit the Jessica Schenk and Jonathan Pope Memorial Funds. For more information or to register, send an e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Starting this Tuesday, Oct. 9, there will be a weekly biblically based recovery program at the Faith House, located on W. Fourth Street in Port Clinton, next to the Church of the Nazarene. The program starts at 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening and is facilitated by Pastor Janet Reed. For more information, contact Pastor Janet at 419-341-3664.

Also this Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Community Room of Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton, there will be a special presentation given by Helen Frye and 16 others who traveled to Syria in April of 2010, a year before the current citizen unrest began. They found the country to be a fascinating comparison of ancient and modern times. Call the library at 419-732-3221.
for more information and times.
 
R.C. Waters Elementary School is collecting box tops for education as well as Campbell soup labels. The labels benefit the school and helps raise funds for items the school may need. Anyone can donate and drop off at R.C. Waters Elementary during school hours or contact Brandi Gorzelski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for pick up of labels or box tops. The drive started Monday and last through Oct. 19.

The Oak Harbor Area Girl Scout Troops are participating in a regional “Pack-A-Pickup” food drive. They are collecting canned and boxed goods to be donated to the B-C-S Food Bank at St. Paul’s Church in Oak Harbor. The Drive kicked off on September 17 and runs through October 5. At the OHHS Homecoming game Friday night there will be a pickup to take any remaining donations. Also, donations may be dropped off at the Community Markets or Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union in Oak Harbor. If you have any questions or would like to make a monetary donation, call local Girl Scout Leader Nicole Nissen at 567-201-7788.

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