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Debra Garrard installed as District Nine President

Marblehead VFW POST 7572 Ladies Auxiliary President Debra Garrard was installed on June 15 as one of twelve District Presidents for the state of Ohio at the state convention held in Perrysburg June 11 through June 15.  

Attending her impressive installation ceremony were her husband Mike Garrard,  who pinned Deb’s District Nine Ribbon on her;  daughters Jessica Garrard and Holly Garber, Commander of 7572 Bob Peroni and wife Alice Peroni, Vickie Kozak,  Darlene Novak and her mentors from Clyde’s Auxiliary 3343 and representatives of District Nine. 

Deb will be overseeing 21 different auxiliaries that are located in that district.   This is a huge honor with immense responsibilities.

The Marblehead VFW Post 7572 Ladies Auxiliary is so very proud of her and wish her a successful 2014-2015 term as District-Nine President.

 

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Blood drive August 12

Ottawa County Riverview HealthCare Campus, 8180 West State Route 163, Oak Harbor, is having a blood drive on Tuesday, August 12, from 1-6 p.m.

Those donating blood will receive a coupon for $10 off Cedar Point Admission while supplies last.

Appointments are requested.  To schedule an appointment, please contact the information desk at 419-898-2851 ext. 6075 until 6:30 p.m.

Blood is especially needed this time of year, please schedule your donation today.

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Small Business Basics seminars set for August

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of: name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

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OSS Grant Enhances Community Room

The Portage Township Community Room was originally an unused garage area that the trustees decided to make available to residents for private gatherings such as birthday parties, reunions, and other family gatherings.  The hall received sporadic use but, it was basically a two-car garage in which to hold family activities.

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Ida Rupp hosts geeks all summer long

William Johnson and his mom, Ida Rupp administrative assistant Amber Cupp, at the I Geek Science program.

The Ida Rupp library has a reoccurring geek theme all summer, highlighting topics that people are passionate, or that they geek, about.  Included within this theme was the children’s program I Geek Science, which included activities of creating a stop-motion animation film, creating a catapult with items found throughout the house, and creating rubber band cars.

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Drawings to be Held for Controlled Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities

Waterfowl hunters are invited to participate in special drawings for controlled hunting opportunities, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.

The drawing dates and times are as follows:

Magee Marsh Wildlife Area Early Teal and Goose Hunt

A drawing will be held at the Magee Marsh on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is from 5 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. at the Magee Marsh Beach Parking Lot, 13229 W. State Route 2, Oak Harbor.

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Once bullied, now helping others

Left to right: Mac, Mike and Andy speaking about bullying.

There are lots of presentations on the subject of bullying, but none quite like this.  This presentation’s actors have personal experience with being bullied and the subject brings a lot of strong, hurtful emotions to the surface.  Pain they hope no one else will ever have to face.  That’s why they are trying to get the word out about bullying.  

The idea began when several groups of self-advocates from different county boards of developmental disabilities around northwestern Ohio started talking at the Ohio Self Determination Association/PAR Conference.  They decided to work together and put on a presentation that would allow them to tell their stories first-hand, and also give real action steps and facts about bullying. Mac Gilleland, Mike Metzger, and Andy Wells are part of the Ottawa County Board of DD, self-advocate group called S.A.S.S.Y. (Self-Advocates Sayin’ Something, Yeah!).  Together with Sandusky County Board of DD’s self-advocacy group, they created a presentation called, “You Better Stop Bullying”, which is about anti-bullying and utilizes scenes from the movie, Grease.   

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Boehner visits Catawba Island

Speaker of the House of Representatives in Washington, John Boehner, who lives in the Cincinnati area, took some time off to visit Catawba Island the weekend of 4th of July. He is pictured her on the far right with Don Dougherty and Addie Reno of Catawba while at dinner at Catawba Island Club.

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