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Bataan Intermediate Grade 3 Passport to Fishing

Bataan Intermediate Elementary student Taylor Bollinger perfects her cast as her mom, Heather Martin looks on.  Both took part in the annual grade 3 fishing trip, part of the ODNR Passport to Fishing program.  

Grade 3 students at Bataan Memorial Intermediate Elementary School recently participated in the Passport to Fishing program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) - Division of Wildlife.  Mr. Bob Hathaway, Guidance Counselor and certified Passport to Fishing Instructor, taught the students in four areas of fishing:  habitat and handing of fish; knots and rigging; casting; and local information/resources.  

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TOPS OH 1487 recognizes 2013 winners

Tops OH 1487 held an awards ceremony at their meeting on May 20. Special Guest, Area Coordinator Tana O’Donnell, joined our ceremony. Juanita Larson was the chapter’s 2013 Queen, losing the most weight to her goal weight.  She lost 77.5 pounds. Our chapter King and State King was Phil Carstensen who lost 58.5 pounds to goal. Chapter royalty were given a certificate, banner, and a gift.  

Division winners were also given awards, divisions are determined by the person’s starting weight of the year. The division winners in 2013 were: Division 3 Male 1st place, Phil Carstensen losing 61# in 2013; Division 3 Female 1st place, Cindy Fedor lost 10#; Division 4 female 1st place, Juanita Larson losing 18.75#.  Division winners were given a certificate, banner and a pin. We had three members who were awarded pins and certificates for perfect attendance for the entire year, they were Phil Carstensen, Cindy Fedor, and Pat Schraidt. 

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Surgical Technologist Graduation

Graduates include:  Amanda Wiparina (Bucyrus), Liane Hersh (Norwalk), Tia England (Bellevue), Brittany Adkins (Port Clinton) and Julie Baker (Wakeman).  All five students passed their certification exam and are now Certified Surgical Technologists. 

If you or someone you know would like to enroll for the next Surgical Technologist program, contact EHOVE Adult Career Center at (419) 499-4663 x280.  More information is available at www.EHOVE.net.

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Terra State’s Spring Semester Dean’s List

Students receiving academic honors and named to the Dean’s List at Terra State Community College for the spring semester have been announced. These students have met the college requirements for this honor by carrying 12 or more credit hours and achieving a grade point average of at least 3.50. 

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Expert on Multiage Education Comes to Immaculate Conception School

Immaculate Conception School is announcing that it will host a 3 day multiage workshop in mid-June presented by Dr. Sandra J. Stone.  Dr. Stone is an internationally renowned speaker and workshop leader who is the founder and director of the National Multiage Institute.  Dr. Stone’s resume is vast in the area of education using a Continuous Progress/multiage approach to learning.  She is a former multiage teacher and professor of Literacy and Early Childhood Education.  She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Creating a Multiage Classroom and Playing: A Kid’s Curriculum.  Dr. Stone has conducted multiage training workshops in the U.S., Canada, and in 16 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America and has been invited by the Minister of Education to transform all schools in the Netherlands Antilles to multiage education.  

Immaculate Conception School will be slowly implementing this style of education within the next 2 years into its classrooms in order to give students an education that is focused on the student and the student’s needs.  Continuous Progress Education is a student-centered curriculum in which students are taught at a level of readiness.  

The 3 day workshop will be held at Immaculate Conception School June 23-25 from 8 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.  This workshop is open to any interested educator at a cost of $25 per day.  To register for this workshop, please call the school at 419.341.3315.   Anyone interested in attending the parent/community presentation on June 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. is more than welcome.  This presentation will be held in the Immaculate Conception School gymnasium and there is no charge for this event.  Please feel free to call the school with any questions you may have about Dr. Sandra Stone’s visit.

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Magruder’s Diabetes Program Earns National Recognition

Magruder Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program recently renewed their certification for National Recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The outpatient program, which requires a physician referral, offers patients the skills they need to better manage their diabetes on their own.

The ADA reviewed and evaluated Magruder’s program by the National Standards earning them National Recognition.  "It really assures us that the education we offer is the best it can be for our diabetic patients,” said Kathy Buckingham, RD, LD, CDE,  Magruder’s Director of Nutritional Services and coordinator of the program. 

The ADA Education Recognition effort is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards. The program was originally awarded Education Recognition in September, 2007.

“We have a lot of patients who come in and are scared because they have just been diagnosed and aren’t sure of just how their life is going to change. They see our Nurse Diabetic Educator, Krista Jeffries, RN, CDE and myself and we are both Certified Diabetic Educators.  We help take away their fears and anxieties by giving them the tools they need to successfully manage diabetes on their own. This helps to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, and can cut down on acute and chronic complications,” said Buckingham.

For more information about Magruder’s Self-Management Education Program, call Kathy Buckingham at 419-734-3131 ext. 3544 or visit magruderhospital.com.

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Community invited to show support during Special Olympics Torch Run

The Ottawa County Board of D.D.’s Special Olympics Team will be participating in the Torch Run Sunday, June 22. The torch will be carried by a combination of law enforcement and Special Olympic athletes throughout the state of Ohio and will end in Columbus for the State Summer games.  

The first leg of the race will be at Put-In-Bay starting at 2 p.m. by the Miller Ferry. There will be a parade through the main streets and conclude at the Boardwalk Restaurant.  The second leg of the race will start at the Port Clinton Jefferson Street Dock at 5 p.m. and continue to 4th Street, Madison Street and throughout downtown Port Clinton and conclude at the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus #1750. 

The public is invited to support your local Special Olympics Athletes by lining the Put-In-Bay route at 2 p.m. or the Port Clinton route at 5 p.m.  Help us cheer on these local athletes as they make their way to Columbus!  If you are interested in volunteering or running in this event, please contact Amy Cantu at (567) 262-3122.

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St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry relocating

After being located at the Knights of Columbus Hall for the past eight years, the St. Vincent DePaul food pantry will be moving to 301 W. 2nd Street, Port Clinton.  The new location is adjacent to the Portage Resale Center.  Ann Heckerd, St. Vincent DePaul president said that the move would help the organization better serve the needs of its clients and will take effect on June 28.

St. Vincent DePaul has operated a food pantry in Port Clinton since 1984.  It began in a garage located at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and later moved to the basement of the church’s school.   With the need for more space, the organization moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall in 2006.  At the present time, the food pantry provides food for 150 to 175 families and seniors each month at their food pantry.

The food pantry depends on various churches, organizations, individuals and businesses for donations. “The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Columbus, and First Energy have been especially generous.” said Ms. Heckerd.  Food is either purchased from or donated by the Northwest Ohio Food Bank, Seagate, Aldi, and Kroger.

 

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Squirt Gun Run 5k July 4

On Friday, July 4, the second annual Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run will take place starting at the Jefferson Street Pavilion. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. The race takes participants through downtown Port Clinton where spectators will be lining the streets with squirt guns to cool the runners (and walkers)! Proceeds from this event will go to support educational opportunities in Port Clinton and throughout Ottawa County through scholarships and other initiatives.

The entry fee is $25 the day of the race and $20 if pre-registered by June 27. Registration forms can be found at squirtgunrun.com.

Awards will be given to the top overall male and female runners and walkers. First place awards will be given for each age division. The age divisions are: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and older.

 

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