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Sky is theme for Oak Harbor VBS

A summer kids’ event called Sky will be hosted at The United Methodist Church of Oak Harbor from Monday through Friday, Aug. 6-10. At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust God and test out sciency-fun gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.

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Applications now being accepted for Tools for Schools

The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is now accepting applications for the Tools for School program. The Port Clinton Service Unit’s “Tools for School” program will assist local families in financial need of school supplies and book bags.   Applications for this program can be picked up and dropped off through Aug. 31 at the local Salvation Army office located at The Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton. Distribution of school supplies and book bags will also be at the local office the week of Aug. 20, 2012.
This program is completely supported by The Ottawa County Community Foundation and local donations. To help, send donations to The Salvation Army-PCSU, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton, OH 43452.

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Middle Bass auction benefits Stein Hospice

Lake lovers and anglers will have more than 100 “fishy” items to bid on at the Hook, Line & Sinker Charity Art Auction to be held Saturday, July 28, at the Middle Bass Island Town Hall. From kayaks to fish-decorated chairs, ornaments and pillows, the auction will benefit Stein Hospice and the island’s Town Hall and Fire Department.
The silent auction gets under way at 1 p.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m. The live auction runs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Boxed lunches, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

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Meeting required for Oak Harbor’s fall athletes

Each season, the Ohio High School Athletic Association requires that each member school have a meeting to prepare student-athletes and parents for the year ahead. Oak Harbor will host its fall mandatory OHSAA meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, in the Oak Harbor High School Auditorium. This meeting is for the parents of any student-athlete entering grades seven through 12 who plans on participating in a fall sport at Oak Harbor. At this meeting, important information will be handed out, new policies will be discussed and families will have a chance to meet the fall coaches. Plan on attending this important meeting if your son or daughter will be playing a fall sport at Oak Harbor.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the meeting for all parents of girls entering grades seven through 12 who plan to play volleyball will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, in the Oak Harbor High School Cafeteria. 

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Chicken barbecue Sunday in Marblehead

St. Joseph Catholic Church will be hosting its annual Chicken Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29. The chicken will be prepared by the Bar-B-Que Traveler. Dinner includes half-chicken, baked potato with butter and sour cream, vegetable and coleslaw.
The cost is $8 for adults or $5.50 for children under 12 (quarter-chicken dinner). Carry-out service is available. Tickets will be available at the door. The church is located at 822 Barclay St., Marblehead.
For information or to reserve tickets, contact any choir member or the parish office at 419-798-4177.

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Support Stein Hospice at tailgate party

Enjoy an entertaining evening Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Catawba Island Club and support Stein Hospice. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes tailgate food, wines, craft beers, a performance by members of The Ohio State Marching Band and a live auction. Guests are encouraged to wear tailgate attire to support their favorite school.
Cost is $90 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.steinhospice.org  (click on the calendar), the Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beachclub Road, Port Clinton, or by calling 800-625-5269.

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Chamber plans second Village-Wide garage sale

In response to several requests from the public, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to add a second Village Wide Garage Sale Days this year. The chamber will be creating a list of sales for anyone interested and the sale dates will be Aug. 24-25. The lists will then be available at the chamber office and Oak Harbor Public Library starting Aug. 23.
To be added to the list of sales, call the chamber office at 419-898-0479 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Coulda Woulda performing at Riverfront Live!

Over the past 20 years, two musicians — Chase Elliott and Frank Schmenk — have collaborated throughout Erie County and are now together as Coulda Woulda. They will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Riverfront Live! — the free summer concert series sponsored by Main Street Port Clinton. The show will take place under the canopy at North Jefferson Street with the Portage River as the backdrop.
For a complete schedule of performers for the summer season, go to www.historicportclinton.com.

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Ottawa County Fair names art winners

Ottawa County Fair School Art Exhibit ribbons were issued to the following students throughout Ottawa County. The School Art Exhibit is coordinated through the efforts of B. Jean Fanning and Sandra Butzin from North Point Educational Service Center and with the support of the Ottawa County Cabinet of Superintendents (Diane Kershaw/Guy Parmigian, Benton-Carroll-Salem Local; Patrick Adkins, Port Clinton City;  Daniel Parent, Danbury Local; Dennis Mock, Genoa Area Local; Douglas Crooks, North Point E.S.C.; and John Fernbaugh/Linda Bringman, Woodmore Local).

R.C. Waters Elementary
• First — Reagan Schultz, second grade
• Second — Ripley St. Clair, second grade
• Third — Paige Favro, kindergarten

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Local students participate in Pinning Ceremony

Fourteen Bowling Green State University Firelands College students will participate in a pinning ceremony Aug. 5 for earning their associate of applied science degrees in radiologic technology.
“We are proud of our graduates who have completed the program and have chosen to work in an admirable profession for the delivery of healthcare,” said BGSU Firelands Radiography Program Director Sylvia Fedro.
The graduates have completed a rigorous program that included a two-year clinical internship and they have earned the right to take the national examination of American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

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