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Legislation passed to keep Asian Carp ou…

20-12-2014 Hits:175 Ottawa Outdoors  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Legislation passed to keep Asian Carp out of Great Lakes

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) cosponsored legislation to help keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The Guarding Our Great Lakes Act would prescribe collaboration between the Great Lakes...

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Terra State celebrates fall nursing grad…

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Terra State celebrates fall nursing graduates with pinning ceremony

  The nursing graduates hold their Nightingale Lamps while nursing director Sue Kajfasz, background, recites the pledge Sixteen recent graduates of the Terra State Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program received their...

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Judge Winters informs community on Sober…

19-12-2014 Hits:230 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Judge Winters informs community on Sober Living Facility

The Ida Rupp Public Library Conference Room was packed Thursday night for a meeting with Judge Bruce Winters and Mayor Vince Leone concerning the placement of a Sober Living Facility...

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American Red Cross helps military families reconnect


The Sandusky County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering “Reconnection Workshops, Presented by Walmart”, on Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.at the Red Cross building, 1245 Napoleon St., Fremont.

This facilitated session is called “Communicating Clearly” and will focus on skills building to enhance the likelihood of positive reconnections with armed forces personnel and their families following a military deployment.  “Deployments are a fact of life in the military,” said Sandusky County Director, John Bailey  “Whether a service member’s absence is due to a training exercise, sea duty, combat, or unaccompanied duty in a remote location, separation and reunification pose unique opportunities as well as challenges for all family members.  The American Red Cross, with support from Walmart, developed a series of workshops to assist all military families in managing the family’s readjustment to the service member’s return.”


Actively licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals will lead participants through information and discussions designed to help them identify and respond to the challenges of readjusting to and transitioning back to a changed family dynamic.  The workshops are targeted to service members and their spouses, children, parents, siblings and significant others.  Topics include Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children, and Working Through Anger.  Participants have the option of choosing any or all of the workshops.  


Each workshop is approximately two hours in length.  Participants can take them in any order and select those most applicable to their situation.  Workshops are free to military members and their families and occur in a supportive and confidential environment.  The deadline for registering for the up-coming workshop is Oct. 30.


For more information about the current workshop being offered or to register for future workshops go to  www.redcross.org/reconnectionworkshops or contact the local Red Cross office at 419 332-5574.

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