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Bowlers headed to state tourney

Port Clinton's varsity boys bowlers finished third at the OHSAA NW District Tournament at Interstate Lanes in Rossford Friday to advance to the Ohio state finals at Wayne Web’s Bowl in Columbus at 11 a.m. Friday.

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Teen cast and crew sought for YouTube video

Ida Rupp Public Library is looking for teen movie producers and cast members with a desire to learn how to produce a You Tube Video. Teens in grades 6-12 will produce and star in a video that promotes the Summer Reading Program. One main requirement is a true commitment to attend all sessions for the planning and production of the video. There will be four sessions in total: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 12, 26, March 27 and 29.
• Monday, March 12 — Orientation in the Community Room. Discuss the requirements and begin brainstorming. What will you say? What props will you have? Where could we record the video, etc.
• Monday, March 26 — Sharing what you have come up with so far. Further brainstorming and planning.
• Tuesday, March 27 — Record Video.
• Thursday, March 29 — Production of Video in our Computer Lab
For information, call the library at 419-732-3221.

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Tai Chi begins next week

Magruder Hospital is starting a new evening session of Tai Chi in the Conference Center.  The six-part session will be held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the following Mondays: March 5, 19, 26 and April 2, 16 and 23. The class is being taught by certified instructor Lisa Shuey from the Sandusky County YMCA. Cost for the class is $4 if paid class-by-class, or $20 if paid up front for the entire six-week session. Participants should wear comfortable clothes.

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Celebrate Lent at Taize service

A Taize Prayer Service is planned at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Peach Lutheran Church.
Taize is a prayer service of quiet meditation, reflection, scripture and prayers, spoken and sung.  The Taize — pronounced teh-ZAY — tradition began in 1940 in an ecumenical monastic community in the French village of Taize. The music is a distinctive part of the service, written to allow for participation by a multi-lingual congregation without hymnals. The hymns are brief, simple and repeated many times in order that the words may descend from our lips to our hearts.

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Thanks Celebration

Irma Torres  with 13 ABC news personality Sahem Brey.Former PC Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester poses for a photo with Toledo Mayor Michael Bell. The pair competed in the “Mayor Challenge” during this year’s Red Kettle campaign. Tester brought in $1,025.53 to top Bell’s $155.The Salvation Army's 12th annual Thanks Celebration was held last week at the U.A.W. Hall in Toledo. Representing Ottawa County were: Maureen Saponari, Director of The Ottawa County Salvation Army, and husband Richard; Heather Stouffer and Kristina Willoughby of the Salvation Army Advisory Committee; Dave and Kathy Mehl, Port Clinton city councilwoman; former Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester; and Irma Torres and Kris Atwater, both from Job & Family Services.

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PC Schools announces Flagship Captain Award winners

Port Clinton Board of Education Flagship Award Presentation: David Belden (left), Board of Education President; Flagship Award recipients Cathy Hiller, Kathy Cheney and Marsha Bordner; and Barb Drusbacky, Board of Education Vice President.The Flagship Awards are part of Port Clinton City School District’s recognition program to honor parents, community members, staff and students that help the district fulfill its motto of “Proudly Charting a Course for Success.” At the Feb. 20 meeting, the Port Clinton Board of Education recognized the following with Flagship Awards:
Marsha Bordner, Crew Award (Community) — Bordner became the President of Terra Community College in 2003.  Since that time she has formed a friendship and a partnership with the Port Clinton City School District and the community.

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Babysitting training offered in Oak Harbor

The American Red Cross will be offering Babysitter Training from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Oak Harbor. The training will be at the United Methodist Church, 360 E. Ottawa St. (use the north door entrance).
Students should be 11 to 13 years old and are asked to pack a sack lunch. Space is limited to 15 students. Thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, there is no fee for this training.
American Red Cross babysitters are given the information they need to be more confident and knowledgeable about childcare. They receive a handbook and certification card upon completion.  
To register, call 734-1100 or email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Altar, Rosary Society plans retreat

The St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society members are inviting all women to a Retreat on March 20.
The presenter is Sheila Otto, an author, spiritual director and storyteller who also teaches a class she created called Contemplative Photography. She is an engaging interactive and fun speaker. Check out her website at www.soulsnorkeling.net.

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Duck Pluck at the Walleye Festival

The second annual Duck Pluck will be held on Monday, May 28, at Main Street Port Clinton’s 32nd anniversary of the Walleye Festival. Five hundred rubber ducks will be dipping, diving and drifting in a hot tub all weekend long enjoying music in the entertainment tent.

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Openings remain for spring basketball tourney

North American Youth Sports still has openings in its annual spring youth basketball tournament in the Northwest Ohio/Antwerp area at the Antwerp Local Schools on April 13-15.
This tournament will feature 10 different brackets. They include fifth-sixth grade boys; fifth-sixth grade girls; seventh grade boys; seventh grade girls; eighth grade boys; eighth grade girls; ninth-10th grade boys; ninth-10th grade girls; 11th-12th grade boys; and 11th-12th grade girls. All grades are based on the grade in which a student is currently enrolled.

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