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The search is on for Ohio’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer

Every day, Ohio senior volunteers give their time and service to help others. The Salute to Senior Service® program is a chance to give back by nominating a deserving older adult in the community for his or her outstanding service.  

Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, Salute to Senior Service recognizes the invaluable contributions of adults age 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

“Seniors have so much to give and make a positive impact on our communities daily,” said Enedelia Marez, general manager of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties. “Senior volunteerism not only benefits others, but also helps seniors stay active and socially engaged in their communities, important elements of healthy aging.”

Members of the community are asked to nominate and vote for these everyday heroes between Jan. 15 and March 1 at SalutetoSeniorService.com. State winners will be determined by popular vote. A panel of senior care experts will then select a national Salute to Senior Service winner from among the state honorees.

Home Instead Inc. will donate $500 to each of the state winners’ designated and approved nonprofit organizations, and their personal stories will be shared online on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winner’s designated and approved nonprofit charity.

To complete and submit an online nomination form for a senior age 65 or older who volunteers at least 15 hours a month, and to view the contest’s official rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Completed nomination forms can alternatively be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.

For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call Home Instead Senior Care at 419-734-5050.

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Lakeside Chautauqua summer employment and internships available

Lakeside Chautauqua is currently seeking seasonal employment and internship applicants for the 2014 Chautauqua summer season. Lakeside offers high school students, college students and recent college graduates a way to earn income while having fun in the sun, developing new friendships and discovering their potential. 

Seasonal employment opportunities are available in group sales, hospitality, maintenance/service, programming, recreation and fine arts. Visit the seasonal employment page at www.lakesideohio.com/employment/seasonal to view available positions and job descriptions.

The Lakeside Leadership Academy is also accepting applicants for the 2014 internship program. Lakeside Chautauqua offers a competitive internship compensation, which includes a seasonal stipend, housing, Season Chautauqua Pass and Parking Pass, as well as career networking opportunities. 

Lakeside Chautauqua would like assistance in spreading the word to college students and recent graduates who would benefit from this hands-on learning experience. They can visit the Lakeside Leadership Academy page at www.lakesideohio.com/employment/lakeside-leadership-academy to view available positions, job descriptions, pictures and more.

Lakeside Chautauqua is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. One of the few remaining Chautauqua communities in the United States, Lakeside Chautauqua offers a variety of spiritual, educational, cultural arts and recreational opportunities. For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, visit www.lakesideohio.com or call 419-798-4461.

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Port Clinton hosting community meal Thursday, Feb. 20

The public is invited to a delicious, free dinner at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Port Clinton.

On the menu is ham with scalloped cheesy potatoes, a vegetable and a variety of homemade desserts. These meals are provided by the members of St. Thomas and Peace Lutheran Churches. The two Port Clinton congregations share a Priest/Pastor as well as a mission to help their neighbors. Lots of good food and fellowship are promised.

 

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Redskin bowlers split with Eastwood

Port Clinton’s Redskin Bowlers traveled to Tri County Bowl in Woodville and split matches with Eastwood. 

The Redskin Boys ended Eastwood’s NOBC Conference title hopes by a 3080-2605 score, including a huge opening game of 1121. Darrel Trent rolled 244, Dave Wilburn 243, Andy Batterton 241,and Kordell Blankenship 221 to lead the first game scoring. Trent added a second game of 247 for a 4912 game series. Batterton added 209 for 450, Wilburn ended with 417 and Blankenship a 386. 

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PC Chamber award nominees announced

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2013 award nominees. The nominees were selected by members of the PC Area Chamber and then narrowed down to the top three candidates by the Award Selection Committee.

LIGHTHOUSE AWARD: Recognizes a business that has made an outstanding contribution in their field.  The nominees are: Common Grounds; Liberty Aviation Museum; and P.O.R.T.S Committee (People Organized for Returning Tall Ships).

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Owens Winter Pops Concert to honor firefighters, first responders and EMTs

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Owens Community College Concert Band will be performing a Winter Pops Concert at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theatre on the Owens Toledo Campus. The free concert will honor and feature firefighters, first responders and EMTs from Lucas, Wood and Ottawa Counties.

A variety of popular music including selections from the Broadway Musicals “My Fair Lady”, “The King and I” and “Grease” along with marches, a trumpet solo, “Crooner’s Serenade”, a big band tribute and more. Complementary refreshments will be served after the concert in the theatre lobby. The theatre is handicapped accessible and there is a lot for parking directly across from the center.

For more information call the Fine and Performing Arts Department of Owens Community College at 567-661-7081.

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Its tree time

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2014 Seedling Tree and Shrub Sale order forms are now available by calling 419-898-1595 or visiting the website, www.ottawaswcd.com.

Evergreen varieties in packets of 10 for this year include Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, American Arborvitae and Bald Cypress. This year The Ottawa SWCD will again offer the fast growing Green Rocket Cedar that will be sold individually. These Cedars will grow up to three feet per year, are deer resistant, have a strong root system and no major insect problems. They make a great windbreak or privacy screen.

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Rocket girls improve to 15-4

Behind a career-high 17 points from Maddy Rathbun, the Oak Harbor Rockets defeated Eastwood, 60-30, in non-conference action on Monday.

Oak Harbor took control in the first quarter, grabbing a 15-7 lead, but the Eagles kept it close until halftime, trailing 29-19 at the break.

However, the Rockets (15-4) broke the game open by outscoring Eastwood, 13-2, in the third period to push the advantage to 42-21.

In addition to Rathbun’s 17 points, Andrea Cecil had 14 and Allie Kuhn finished with seven.

The Eagles were led by Mackenzie Albright, who had seven points. 

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Rocket boys fall to St. Mary CC, 54-33

Oak Harbor fell behind early and was unable to recover in its 54-33 loss to St. Mary CC.

The Rockets, who fell to 5-13 overall and 0-11 in the Sandusky Bay Conference with the loss, trailed 27-17 at halftime before the Panthers outscored them, 27-16, in the second half. 

Denarius Harris led SMCC with 18 points and Brett St. Clair and Lucas Will finished with 10 points apiece. 

Oak Harbor got nine points from Andre Ramsey and eight from Andy Rathbun. 

The Rockets host Perkins on Friday and travel to Marblehead to face Danbury on Saturday. In the tournament drawings, Oak Harbor was matched up with Port Clinton. The two will face each other in the Division II Sectional Semifinal on Feb. 25 at 6:15 p.m. at Willard High School. The winner faces Clyde, the No. 2 seed, at 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 28, also at Willard High School.

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