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Vanguard offering free classes

The Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program has free classes to help adults improve their reading, math, writing or English skills, prepare for the GED test, and get ready for college or an adult certificate training program. Local support is available. 

The GED test has changed in 2014 and Vanguard is prepared to help adult learners receive a high school credential and create a pathway to a better future. 

For more information or to register for orientation, call one of the following Vanguard-Sentinel learning centers. Orientation times are listed for each center. The assessment results will direct the individual’s learning plan. 

Fremont (419-334-6901 ext. 2701 or ext. 2703) 
March 3 & 4 at 9 a.m.
March 3 & 5 at 5 p.m. 

Tiffin (419-448-5084) 
March 5 at 9 a.m. 
March 19 at 5:30 p.m. 

Oak Harbor (419-898-3688 ext. 270) 
March 6 at 5 p.m. 
March 20 at 10 a.m.

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Terra State Dean’s List, fall 2013

Students receiving academic honors and named to the Dean’s List at Terra State Community College for the fall semester of 2013 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.

Ottawa County students on the Terra State Dean’s List for fall, 2013:

Elmore – Floyd Miller, Todd Ream

Graytown – David Lopez, Qiaoping Rohloff, Michelle Ulrich

Gypsum – Britney Lindemann

Marblehead – Taylor Yates

Oak Harbor – Tyler Ellis, Michael Hasselbach, Bryan Hughes, Clark Miller, Aaron Smith, Samantha Wilkins

Port Clinton – Heather Dilly, Jessica Guerra, John Jadwisiak, Victoria Koebel, Ross Meek, Christine Minney, Gabriel Reyna, Cole Trent, Amber Wuersig

Rocky Ridge – Amy Duty

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Port Clinton City Schools in session on Friday, Feb. 28

Port Clinton City School students will be in session on Friday, Feb.28. This date was originally planned as a waiver day for staff in-service training with no school for students. Since the date has been approved by the state as a waiver day, it cannot be counted as a make-up day, so all make up days will still be added to the end of the school year. As of Feb.11, two days will be added to the end of the school year.   

Patrick Adkins, Superintendent of Schools stated, “We have missed so many instructional days with our students, it is more valuable for our students to be in school that day, more important than the staff training we had originally planned, even though it doesn’t officially count as a makeup day.” 

Changes are still being made to the proposed state legislation regarding snow days in Ohio so it is unclear how it will impact Port Clinton City Schools.   

Mr. Adkins added, “Whether or not the State of Ohio approves additional calamity days, we believe it is the best decision educationally for our students to be in the classroom.”  

For families of students that have made vacation plans for the extended weekend, Port Clinton City Schools does allow for five vacation days that are excused absences.  Vacation request forms can be found at the school district website,  www.pccsd.net,  then click on the “Parents” link and Vacation Requests can be found under “Forms and Fees”.

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The search is on for Ohio’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer

Every day, Ohio senior volunteers give their time and service to help others. The Salute to Senior Service® program is a chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in the community for his or her outstanding service.  

Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

“Seniors have so much to give and make a positive impact on our communities daily,” said Enedelia Marez, general manager of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties. “Senior volunteerism not only benefits others, but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities, important elements of healthy aging.”

Members of the community are asked to nominate and vote for these everyday heroes between Jan. 15 and March 1 at SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.

Home Instead Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be shared online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated and approved nonprofit charity.

To complete and submit an online nomination form for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms can alternatively be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call Home Instead Senior Care at 419-734-5050.

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Lakeside Chautauqua summer employment and internships available

Lakeside Chautauqua is currently seeking seasonal employment and internship applicants for the 2014 Chautauqua summer season. Lakeside offers high school students, college students and recent college graduates a way to earn income while having fun in the sun, developing new friendships and discovering their potential. 

Seasonal employment opportunities are available in group sales, hospitality, maintenance/service, programming, recreation and fine arts. Visit the seasonal employment page at www.lakesideohio.com/employment/seasonal to view available positions and job descriptions.

The Lakeside Leadership Academy is also accepting applicants for the 2014 internship program. Lakeside Chautauqua offers a competitive internship compensation, which includes a seasonal stipend, housing, Season Chautauqua Pass and Parking Pass, as well as career networking opportunities. 

Lakeside Chautauqua would like assistance in spreading the word to college students and recent graduates who would benefit from this hands-on learning experience. They can visit the Lakeside Leadership Academy page at www.lakesideohio.com/employment/lakeside-leadership-academy to view available positions, job descriptions, pictures and more.

Lakeside Chautauqua is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. One of the few remaining Chautauqua communities in the United States, Lakeside Chautauqua offers a variety of spiritual, educational, cultural arts and recreational opportunities. For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, visit www.lakesideohio.com or call 419-798-4461.

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Port Clinton hosting community meal Thursday, Feb. 20

The public is invited to a delicious, free dinner at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Port Clinton.

On the menu is ham with scalloped cheesy potatoes, a vegetable and a variety of homemade desserts. These meals are provided by the members of St. Thomas and Peace Lutheran Churches. The two Port Clinton congregations share a Priest/Pastor as well as a mission to help their neighbors. Lots of good food and fellowship are promised.

 

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Redskin bowlers split with Eastwood

Port Clinton’s Redskin Bowlers traveled to Tri County Bowl in Woodville and split matches with Eastwood. 

The Redskin Boys ended Eastwood’s NOBC Conference title hopes by a 3080-2605 score, including a huge opening game of 1121. Darrel Trent rolled 244, Dave Wilburn 243, Andy Batterton 241,and Kordell Blankenship 221 to lead the first game scoring. Trent added a second game of 247 for a 4912 game series. Batterton added 209 for 450, Wilburn ended with 417 and Blankenship a 386. 

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PC Chamber award nominees announced

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2013 award nominees. The nominees were selected by members of the PC Area Chamber and then narrowed down to the top three candidates by the Award Selection Committee.

LIGHTHOUSE AWARD: Recognizes a business that has made an outstanding contribution in their field.  The nominees are: Common Grounds; Liberty Aviation Museum; and P.O.R.T.S Committee (People Organized for Returning Tall Ships).

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Owens Winter Pops Concert to honor firefighters, first responders and EMTs

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Owens Community College Concert Band will be performing a Winter Pops Concert at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theatre on the Owens Toledo Campus. The free concert will honor and feature firefighters, first responders and EMTs from Lucas, Wood and Ottawa Counties.

A variety of popular music including selections from the Broadway Musicals “My Fair Lady”, “The King and I” and “Grease” along with marches, a trumpet solo, “Crooner’s Serenade”, a big band tribute and more. Complementary refreshments will be served after the concert in the theatre lobby. The theatre is handicapped accessible and there is a lot for parking directly across from the center.

For more information call the Fine and Performing Arts Department of Owens Community College at 567-661-7081.

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