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Port Clinton DECA fundraising underway

Port Clinton High School Marketing students  and DECA members will be kept busy this summer securing sponsorships from local businesses so they may be able to attend the DECA Central Region Conference in Milwaukee, WI, in November. The 2013-14 DECA members have set a goal of $7,000 to help defray the cost of the conference and to purchase new DECA blazers worn during competition.

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Marblehead man to be ordained

Deacon Jeremy Miller. Photo by Laurie Stevens Bertke.

On Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m., Bishop Leonard P. Blair will ordain four men to the priesthood of the Diocese of Toledo at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral at 2535 Collingwood Boulevard. One of those ordained is Deacon Jeremy Miller, 28, whose home parish is Marblehead St. Joseph.

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Marblehead Lighthouse Offers Fun Summer Destination

The Marblehead Lighthouse and on-site Keeper’s House Museum has opened for 2013 tours. This is their 13th consecutive summer season. Tours of the museum and lighthouse are offered on weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. beginning the day after Memorial Day through the Friday before Labor Day. The buildings are also open on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during June, July and August. Both sites are open the second Saturday of the month from June through October from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Museum is free. The lighthouse tour is $2 per person for anyone over the age of six; children under six are admitted at no charge. The last tour to climb the 77 steps to the top of the lighthouse begins 15 minutes before closing. For more information visit the museum website: www.marbleheadlighthouseohio.org or call 419-798-2094 during Museum hours.

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Marblehead Bank to feature Bay Point Resort

Marblehead Bank is featuring Bay Point Resort with a display in the lobby of their branch located on Bridge Road during regular business hours from June 8-June 23. The Marblehead Bank has established this marketing program to provide the opportunity for area businesses to positively promote their business by designing a display in their branch lobby.

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The Jet Express: Ferrying Passengers for 25 Years

The Lake Erie islands have long been a popular vacation spot for Ohioans and beyond. Up until 25 years ago, the limited schedules of the traditional ferry lines cut short the stay for those who traveled to the islands for a simple day trip. However, in 1988, Put-in-Bay Boat Line Co., also known as The Jet Express, was established by four partners who envisioned an expanded service to the islands. The partners strove to create an innovative ferry service that would provide outstanding customer service, late night service to Put-in-Bay, and the fastest passenger ferry on the Great Lakes. Their dreams became a reality in the spring of 1989 when the Jet Express began service to Put-in-Bay from Port Clinton.

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Ottawa County Health Department

Clinic Schedule for week of June 17-21

Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are at the Ottawa County Health Department, with appointments being made by calling 419-734-6800 or 1-800-788-8803

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The Moving Wall

Last week the Moving Wall was at International Park in Toledo. The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a model of the memorial in Washington, DC, includes the names of every soldier killed during the Vietnam War. For those who have seen the memorial in Washington, and for those who had never experienced the stark black wall etched with 58,253 names, it was indeed a moving experience.

The Wall was escorted into Toledo by an honor guard of a thousand motorcycles. Throughout the week visitors streamed through the exhibit that was set up along the riverbank of the Maumee River. At the Wall on Friday Vietnam era vets were gathered in clusters sharing memories, honoring their fallen comrades, talking to visitors and visiting exhibits that were part of northwest Ohio’s Vietnam Era Veterans Appreciation Week.

“We want to recognize and honor the service of the men and women who answered their nation’s call-those that served in Vietnam as well as those who served in other capacities,” was the mission stated for the week.

The Wall and exhibits and some ceremonies were open for the public to express their support and long-overdue respect for those who served in a war that defined and divided a generation.

Other events were exclusively for Vietnam era vets, for spending time with each other sharing what only other vets could understand about serving during war and then returning to a nation that was troubled and confused and often did not honor their service.


Flag formed from the handprints of Vietnam Era veterans honored at the Vietnam Era Veterans Appreciation Week opening ceremonies.

 

Perhaps the Vietnam Era Veterans Appreciation Week in some part helped with the healing of those who served and those at home.

For more information on the Wall, go to www.themovingwall.org.

For veterans’ support services in Ottawa County, contact www.co.ottawa.oh.us/veterans or 419-898-2089 or800-610-8872.

Ottawa County’s sons listed on the Wall:

1 LT Thomas Henry Carstens, Port Clinton
SP4 James Michael Davenport, Port Clinton
MAJ Clyde Wilson Enderle, Port Clinton
PFC David Michael Kesterson, Port Clinton
LCPL William Laurence Matthews Jr., Port Clinton
SGT. Glen Allan Millinger, Oak Harbor

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Camp Read-a-lot at Bataan Primary

During the week of June 3 – 6, Bataan Memorial Primary School was transformed into Camp Read-a-lot for students to do “S’More” reading. Students met by the Bataan flagpole each morning for reveille, raising of the flag, roll call, daily joke and the “Golden Dust Pan” award for the cleanest “cabin” (classroom). Teachers were the camp counselors, dressing the part each day and leading the camp themed activities. 

As part of Camp Read-a-lot, various parts of the school were renamed for the week. The bathrooms were latrines, the nurse’s office was the first aid station, and the office was headquarters. Classroom lessons that centered around camping took place and the reading teachers had fun reading sessions. Reading sessions such as reading by flashlight, outdoor games or crafts and camper reading (a camper was parked in back of the school for the week).


The Reading Teachers at Bataan Memorial Primary, Nancy Wargo, Julie Dunham, and Tara Nilson, coordinated Camp Read-a-lot for students to do “S’More” reading the last week of school.

Families of students participated by completing activities at home as part of their Family Reading Contract. Families logged activities such as a family hike, checking the newspaper for the weather report, creating a collage of items found in nature, cuddling up and read a good book, or doing a good deed for a family member or neighbor.  Reading teachers Tara Nilson, Julie Dunham and Nancy Wargo coordinated the event. More pictures can be found on the school district website www.pccsd.net or the Port Clinton City School District Facebook page.

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Biggest Bike Week ever

This year’s Bike Week in Sandusky and surrounding communities was the biggest ever, with over 150,000 attending the various events.

“It’s becoming a destination,” said long-time participant Connie Roberts of Huron.”We saw bikes from all over, from as far away as Wisconsin and Florida. And there are plans to make it even bigger this year.”

Photos by Connie Roberts

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