A gift is an irrevocable transfer of an asset without consideration from one person to another. A gift may be of tangible assets such as real estate, jewelry and physical objects or of intangible assets such as shares of stock, investment accounts or even insurance policies. Of course cash is great. 


Irrevocable means that the gift is complete and you will not get it back. That sounds simple, but there have been many parents that thought that what they gave could still be theirs when they wanted it back. It is important to understand that it is no longer yours and if your child chooses to misspend your gift there is very little you can do except never give again. It is a serious decision which should be carefully thought out with full knowledge and understanding that you will never have access to that property again. 


Magruder Hospital Auxiliary to host breakfast

On Monday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. in the Magruder Conference Center, the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will host a free breakfast program to welcome the newest Auxiliary Members, as well as guests and anyone interested in learning more about the Auxiliary.     

Currently the Auxiliary has over 250 members and the volunteers donate approximately 12,000 hours of service to the hospital each year. Members of the Magruder Auxiliary help with hospital book fairs and uniform sales and volunteer in a variety of capacities throughout the hospital including the Gift Shop. The Magruder Auxiliary also provides healthcare scholarships to local students. No matter the level of interest or experience, the Auxiliary has something to offer everyone.  

Anyone interested in attending the breakfast is asked to RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 5, to Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131 ext. 3256.


Thank you from the Kohlmans

How do you come up with words to thank everyone that touched Devin and our families’ hearts? So many come to our minds and many more we still do not know. 

We start by thanking the kids. Again, there are so many kids. A few special names come to mind: Zach Murphy, close friend; Caden Swander, close friend and neighbor; Claudia Rosiar, friend and prom date; Hailey Ball and Ryan McDougall, friend who helped start “Team Devin” shirts. Your friendship and kindness were admirable, as was that from all the kids. 


Senior Citizen Luncheon at B.C.S. Schools

On Dec. 11, senior citizens (ages 62 and older) who are residents of the B-C-S School District are invited to attend a luncheon at the Oak Harbor High School. Lunch will be provided along with performances by the Oak Harbor High School band and choir. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Lunch will be served at approximately 12:15 p.m.

The cost is $2 and reservations must be made by Dec. 2. Reservations can be made by calling the board office at 419-898-6210 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Lighthouse festooned for holiday season

Tom Hartman, Barb Mowry, Cheryl Gildenmeister, and Sue Hartman weathered bitter cold and winds to string garland and tie bows on Marblehead Lighthouse November 23.  (Photo by K Salzgeber)

The Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper’s House are festively decked out in pine garlands and red bows, ready for the holiday season. The Lady on the Lake sports two LED circles, having had her 150-watt halogen bulb and green lens cover replaced late last spring. Sighted from more than seven miles away, her new light is also green but only uses 20-watts of electricity.  It has a battery backup in case of power failure. 


Joyful Connections joins #Giving Tuesday Campaign

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday?  Well here's a new day in the Holiday Season - a day to give back.  #Giving Tuesday is Dec. 3rd.

#Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season.  #Giving Tuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages individuals to give back in ways that are meaningful to them.

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