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Toledo Gen and Rockhound Club hold 43rd Annual Jewelry, Gen, and Mineral Show & Sale

The Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club celebrate its 53rd year.  This resident artist club, located at The Toledo Botanical Garden, offers numerous opportunities for adults and students to explore and participate in all aspects of gem, mineral, and fossil collecting; metal crafting; beading; and jewelry making.  If you’ve never seen rocks that glow fluorescent, created a copper bowl, discovered a 350 million year old trilobite, then you’re missing the fun!

The club will host its 43rd annual Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show & Sale September 5-7, 2014 at the Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio.  Show hours are Friday, 2-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Donation is $4 for adults and $3.50 for students and seniors over 55 with ID.  Admission is free for scouts in uniform, active military with ID, and children under 12.  The site is air conditioned and parking is free.

To learn more about the Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club or this year’s show, please contact the club at 419-531-8124 or through the website at http://www.rockyreader.com/show2014 or www.toledogemandrockhoundclub.com.

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Rocket Volleyball Varsity and JV defeat St. Mary’s

The Lady Rocket volleyball team defeated St. Mary’s Thursday, August 21. The JV won in 2 25-25, 25-20. The varsity team won in 5 25-21, 22-25, 26-24, 10-25, 15-13.

Leading the Rockets to victory were Ally Bloomer and Jordyn Thorp with 8 kills apiece and Rebekah Rayburn with 9 kills and only one attack error. Ally Bloomer had three blocks. Annie Quisno contributed 22 assists and Athena Eli had 26 digs. Jordyn Thorp and Rebekah Rayburn each had three service aces.

The Lady Rockets take on Genoa at Genoa on Saturday, August 23.

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Lady Redskin tennis defeats Fremont 5-0

The Lady Redskins defeated Fremont Ross, 5-0, on Thursday afternoon to bring their record to 3-1 (1-0 in SBC).

Alyssa Krupp (PC) def. Taylor Paith (FR) 6-1. 6-1
Kelsey Dietrich (PC) def. Gaby Gutierrez (FR) 6-1, 6-0
Eryn Binder (PC) def. Natalie Brown (FR) 6-4, 6-0

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Lake Erie Caucus meets to discuss health of the lake

L to R co-chairs for the Lake Erie Caucus: Redfern, Cafaro, Gardner and Dovilla

Members of the Lake Erie Caucus met Friday, August 16, at Maumee Bay State Park to have a public forum about the health of Lake Erie. In attendance were co-chairs of the caucus Mike Dovilla, Capri Cafaro, Randy Gardner and Chris Redfern; other caucus members, representatives from the agricultural and scientific communities, area mayors and city council members and concerned citizens.

“This isn’t government speaking to government,” said Senator Randy Gardner, “its citizens speaking to their elected officials.”

The Lake Erie Caucus is an educational and advocacy caucus, not a legislative being.

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Gem Beach Rocks

The United Way fundraiser Gem Beach Rocks celebrated its seventh year of rocking on Saturday, August 16. This year the fundraiser had a 50/50 raffle, t-shirt sales, food vendors, a Lake Erie Adventure Play pop-up playground, four bands and lots of fun. The four bands that performed were the Lounge Lizards, Naked Bacon Band, The Reese Dailey Band (who arrived by boat) and the Homewreckers.

Last year the event raised roughly $25,000 for the United Way of Ottawa County.

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Danbury athletic passes now available

Danbury athletic passes are now on sale in the high school office daily from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Passes are $225 for intermediate family, $100 for adults, $35 for student, and $30 for senior citizens.  

Passes will also be available at home sporting events and the Athletic Office.  Contact Drew Davie with question (419) 798-4037.

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A little girl’s dream comes true

I realize this is not a Lake Erie fishing report, but I’m hoping you will allow me this one indulgence to share my personal experience with you.  When I was a little girl of 4 years, I caught my first fish, and I was hooked for life. (Yes, pun intended!)

Back in 1967, sport shows were a date set on the calendar that everyone looked forward to. My parents would take my siblings and I to the shows every year, and then we would go to see the “Travel Log” at a near by theater to end the day.  The ‘Travel Log’ was a series of nature films that were offered before they became available on our little black and white TVs that only offered a few channels, and where my love of the outdoors was nurtured.

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Thank you from the Humane Society

The animals and the volunteers of the Ottawa County Humane Society truly appreciate the support that the public gave us during our recent yard sale.  Thanks to you, we raised nearly $2,000 which will be used for the operation of the shelter and medical care for the animals.  We are at full capacity of dogs, cats, and rabbits needing homes.  

Thank you again for all your support.
Humane Society of Ottawa County

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Lady Redskins beat Lady Rockets 5-0

The Lady Redskins opened SBC conference play with a 5-0 win over Oak Harbor.  This brings their record to 2-1 overall (1-0 in SBC).

Alyssa Krupp (PC) def. Michelle Boss (OH) 6-0, 6-0
Kelsey Dietrich (PC) def. Kelsey Bodner (OH) 6-0, 6-0
Eryn Binder (PC) def. Paige Priesman (OH) 6-2, 6-2

Libby Showalter & Taylor Steyer (PC) def. Libbie Greider & Shannon Binns (OH) 6-0, 6-1
Candace Smith & Meghan Gallogly (PC) def. Paige Simdeldecker & Abby David (OH) 6-2, 6-1

“Everyone played extremely well tonight.  The singles players were efficient and the doubles teams worked together well,” said Coach Smith.

Kassidy Mahler & Hannah Roberts and Emma Eickert & Lauren Steyer all scored JV wins.

PC travels to Fremont Ross on Thursday, August 21.

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Annual St. Boniface School golf scramble set for Sept. 13

St. Boniface Catholic School is pleased to host for the second year a special golf scramble on Saturday, September 13, at Oak Harbor Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Boniface students, programs and services in all grades, Pre-K through 7. 

Cost to participate in the scramble is $280 per team of four and includes golf, cart rental, light breakfast, lunch and eight drink tickets. Individual registration is also available for $70 and players will be assigned to a team prior to the scramble. A shotgun start will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.

By registering, players will receive a super ticket and a free gift; a chance to beat the pro with Oak Harbor Golf Club’s own Matthew Jennings; golf balls blessed prior to the start by Father Tim Ferris, pastor at St. Boniface Catholic Church; and many more fun activities!

Individual hole sponsorships are also available. 

Registration is required and checks must be received by Thursday, August 28.  For more information and to register please call event chairs Nancy Thompson at 419-607-3330 or Judith Meyer-Hall 419-276-1255.

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