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Thank you from Wreaths Across America

Dear Community, 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank so many of you for the success of Wreaths Across America. On Dec. 14th, Catawba Island Township Cemetery took part in a very special tradition of placing Christmas wreaths on the gravesites of veterans. The support, help and donations that were provided to us by this wonderful community were amazing. We truly are at a loss for words. The weather was cold, windy and snowy, but the ceremony was absolutely perfect. 

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North Central EMS and Kiwanis partner to provide safety for young children

Kassie Anderson and Trish McCartney of the Port Clinton Kiwanis

As a part of the ongoing mission of the Kiwanis to help their local community, the Port Clinton Kiwanis are taking strides in helping with keeping young children safe. Kassie Anderson, a former paramedic supervisor, and Trish McCartney, State Farm agent, received a grant to help local townships get infant and young children medical equipment. Erie, Danbury, Rocky Ridge and Catawba Townships were the target stations for the equipment.

“If a car seat is involved in an accident, it cannot be used again to transport children,” said Kassie. “It will not meet the safety standards. To save room and to safely transport the children, it would be best to used inflatable car seats.”

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Families urged to ICE seniors’ cell phones

As cold temperatures blanket the area, a growing number of seniors may wind up in trouble, stuck in life threatening situations. They may slip and fall, their car might break down, and they may get lost, confused, or stranded, literally left out in the cold. That’s why Visiting Angels, one of the nation’s largest in-home senior care agencies, has launched the ICE a Cell Phone Safety Campaign to help seniors in case of emergency. To ICE a cell phone, load emergency contacts in seniors’ phones with the word ICE in front of the emergency contacts’ names so when someone finds a senior in trouble they know who to call In Case of Emergency. Visiting Angels hopes this will become a universal emergency plan, a quick way for emergency responders to pick up a senior’s cell phone, and press the letter “I” to find seniors’ emergency contacts.

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Community calendar Jan. 9-15

Thursday Jan. 9

Port Clinton Chamber Business After Hours
WHAT: Networking, appetizers, drinks, door prizes
WHEN: 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Common Grounds, 1848 E. Perry St.
INFO: 419-734-5503

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Work out this winter at Terra State

Lifelong Learning at Terra State Community College offers a variety of non-credit classes and seminars for individuals and businesses. Following is a list of this winter’s fitness classes. Due to the college being closed for inclement weather, most of these classes have not yet begun.

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Instrumental ensembles begin spring season at Terra State

 

Terra State Community College is announcing the start-up of music instrumental ensembles for the spring.  This year features many exciting performances and offers plenty of opportunity for students and community musicians to improve their skills and enjoy playing with others.

The following is a list of current instrumental ensembles available at Terra State:

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Health program to benefit seniors in 2014

For 2014, AmeriCare Home Health of Fremont and Ottawa County Commissioners have collaborated to provide beneficial health assessment and education services under a program known as the 60 Plus Program. Funded through a grant program administered by the Ottawa County Senior Resource Department, the services are offered free of cost to all Ottawa County seniors aged sixty years and older.

The 60 Plus Program features monthly assessment clinics run by registered nurses at seven designated sites where seniors can get health assessments that include blood pressure checks, weight measurements; blood tests for anemia, blood sugar and cholesterol; health education including medication and nutrition counseling, and referrals to private physicians, if needed.

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Mid-America Boat Show at I-X Jan. 16-20

The 2014 Progressive Mid-America Boat Show brings more than 300 new boats and watercraft, the latest accessories and product demos into Cleveland’s I-X Center Thursday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 20. The I-X Center show will feature the latest pontoon boats, jet boats, cabin cruisers and fishing gear and tackle, as well as fishing clinics, seminars, special appearances by Wicked Tuna Captain Tyler McLaughlin, activities for kids and more. 

“Whether you like fishing, sailing, cruising, skiing, wakeboarding, or just want to pick up parts and accessories to enhance a boat already owned, the show will have something for everyone, including the best deals and newly expanded hours to give showgoers more time to shop,” said Ken Alvey, Show Director.” Our show helps kicks-off 2014 for boaters, offering attendees five days to really get hands-on and compare hundreds of new models and products side by side, all in one location.”

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Ability Center to host Emergency Services Olympics on Saturday

The Ability Center will be hosting The Ottawa County Emergency Services Olympics on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 1-3 p.m. at the Sutton Center in Port Clinton. The Olympics is a series of competitions among 14 Port Clinton-area Fire/EMS and Police Departments. This is the fourth year for the event, which has featured contests in Uno, air rifle, basketball shooting, taco eating and Quiz Bowl. 

This year the Olympics will kick off with a Wheelchair Obstacle Course hosted by the Ability Center of Ottawa County office. Each participant will roll through a series of obstacles while using a manual wheelchair. Some of the obstacles the EMS/Fire and Police contestants will face this Saturday include corn-hole toss, limbo, drinking from a drinking fountain and opening doors. 

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