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Bluegrass jam on Friday night.

Going over the tracks on Lake Street there is a sign to lure you into a little known Gypsum gem: Gypsum Crossing Bluegrass. For eight years Dave and Joan Segaard have hosted acoustic, bluegrass jam sessions for anyone who wants to play. 

“We have people from Clyde, Castalia, Gibsonburg and Norwalk who are regulars,” said Dave. “We also had people from Davis Bessee who were here on work stop in because they heard about us; campground visitors too. We draw in a lot of people that are from the area and that are here visiting on vacation.”

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Gypsum Day Reunion

On Sunday, September 21, the annual Gypsum Day Reunion will take place at Erie Ottawa Regional Airport located at 3255 E. State Road, Port Clinton. There will be food and refreshments as well as raffles and 50/50 drawings. Raffle prizes include 10 pounds of perch, a case of Mon Ami wine and the ever popular wheelbarrow full of cheer. Tickets are available and you need not be present to win.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share and volunteers are also needed for the event.

For any information regarding the event or to volunteer, call Bill at 419-960-9082.

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US Gypsum Celebrates OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Achievement

USG Gypsum’s 230 employees celebrated achieving the prestigious Voluntary Protection Program Star designation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Nov. 4. The Star is the highest recognition within OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. To achieve it, employees, management and OSHA work together to implement safety and health programs and processes that go beyond OSHA regulations to further protect employees and promote safe operations. 

There are fewer than 2500 worksites out of 8 million in all of the U.S. that hold the Star designation. The Gypsum plant has an exceptional safety record, working more than 3,640,000 safe work hours and 2,517 days without a lost time injury.

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