Tell Tales 9-17-20

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The Ottawa County Health Department has received a few calls from concerned citizens stating that people are going to community events within Ottawa County acting as health department employees. Ottawa County Health Department employees will always be identified by their ID badge and will not come to community events unannounced.

If someone approaches you and says they are an OCHD employee and cannot produce an ID badge, please contact law enforcement to handle the situation. OCHD is working hard to keep our community healthy and wants to do this in the most positive way possible. Ottawa County residents have been responsible, understanding and caring during these unprecedented times, according to Health Department officials.

From now until Dec. 18 (or sooner if the funding runs out) every student in the B-C-S school district will be able to enjoy a free breakfast and lunch daily. What this means is each student is entitled to a main entree, fruit, vegetables, and milk daily for free.

Students can come through at breakfast and again at lunch for the free meals. If a student wants a second entree, another milk or to purchase anything extra it will come out of the student’s account. This program for children aged 1-18 is funded through the USDA.

For Parents of ROLO and other students: If you have a child or children at home (ages 1-18), you can order five free lunches and breakfasts to be picked up once per week at RC Waters Elementary on Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. or 5-6 p.m. Pick up orders must be made by 12 noon on Mondays. Please email or call Vicki Coffman at or 419-898-4449.

April Herevia of Oak Harbor was chosen from among 129 entries who found Wylie in the ad for Rudy Cooks on Page 6B in last week’s Beacon. So, April wins our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we hide Wylie Walleye in an ad and our readers, when one of them finds him, can either bring in a contest entry cut out of the paper or log onto our website … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

McCarthy’s Irish Pub in downtown Port Clinton recently donated $1,000 to the city as a thank you to the community for supporting the efforts of Meals on Madison (M.O.M.) These funds will purchase additional picnic tables and other M.O.M. related expenses. In addition, Northern Exposure Candle Company purchased a sweeper for M.O.M. M.O.M. will remain open through Halloween Weekend and return in the spring of 2021!

Port Clinton wants to fly its own flag in 2021 and has announced a Community Flag Design Competition to select a design and make a Port Clinton flag a reality. The Economic & Community Development Committee is asking for sketch submissions from community members, including historians, artists, flag enthusiasts and students. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Oct. 26. Send sketches to The finalists will be selected by a community vote on Oct. 27-Nov. 2.

The Magruder Hospital Foundation is hosting its 14th annual golf classic, “Golfing for the Goal,” Monday, Sept. 28 at the Catawba Island Club (CIC) golf course. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at Noon. Dinner and prizes will follow at the CIC Pavilion. Cost is $175 per person and includes lunch, dinner, two drink tickets, cart and greens fees. Proceeds from the event benefit the Magruder Hospital Foundation as it assists Magruder Hospital with its mission of Improving Lives Together. Teams are available on a first-come first-served basis for the first 20 teams. For more information on the outing, including sponsor and team registration, call Michele Mueller at 419-734-3131 Ext. 3147 or go online to or

This Friday, Sept. 18, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., the Knights of Columbus will again partner with the American Red Cross to conduct a Blood Drive. The drive will take place at Denny Bergeman Hall, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Everyone that donates blood will have it checked for Covid-19 antibodies. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit and enter sponson code PCKOC. Walk-ins are also welcome, but those with appointments will be served first.

There will be a special benefit Garage Sale this Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2370 N.E. Catawba Rd. Proceeds will benefit Catawba’s John Braun Park. They will have handmade crafts, furniture, housewares and clothing. Masks are required.

The Oak Harbor Conservation Club will host an open house this Sunday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to feature local emergency agencies. The various first responders will present rescue demonstrations, equipment, and lots of other safety gear.

Fire, rescue, and law enforcement people are on the front line every day, so come out see what they do for you and show your appreciation. There will also be chicken dinners for take-out. The Oak Harbor Conservation Club is located at 975 Gordon Rd., Oak Harbor. For information, call Paul Dornbusch at 419-559-7742.

Otterbein Marblehead Senior Life residents enjoy the day painting pottery along with Karla Otterbein’s Activity Director.

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