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Port Clinton unit of Ottawa County Holiday Bureau needs your help

The Port Clinton Unit of the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau serves the city of Port Clinton and Bay, Erie and Portage Townships.  This year it is anticipated 425 families will need to be served.  Non-perishable food items and monetary donations are greatly needed.  Food items may be dropped off at Magruder Hospital or Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union. To provide a $10 certificate for each family to buy meat $4,250 is needed.

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A gift for others and for you

Otterbein North Shore will be collecting donations for the Danbury Food Pantry through Dec. 13.  The Danbury Food Pantry is asking for paper products, wipes, shampoo, and toiletries.

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The Reader, the Bell Ringer and the Blanket

By Donna Lueke
The Beacon office received a call this week from a kind-hearted Reader with a unique request. The Port Clinton woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was talking with a Salvation Army Bell-ringer outside Community Market one day last week.

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Community Merry Christmas in Marblehead

The community is invited get in the Christmas Spirit at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m.  Through the eyes and hearts of children there will be  focus on the real meaning of Christmas. The play, ‘Merry Christmas! – an experience in Joy, Peace, Light & Love in Jesus!’ will be followed by a Birthday Party for Jesus. There will be ice cream and cake and an opportunity to give a present to Jesus by serving others.

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Change lives by contributing to United Way

Want to change lives here at home? Consider United Way in Ottawa County. Just $50.00 could make sure a preschool child has a volunteer reader each week; $100 can support training for a special advocate for an abused child; $150 could help a family on the road to financial stability.  Any gift when United with others makes us all better.
 

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Soundoff Papcun

This is a very important message to all of you who helped in any way during our illness and recovery. Your prayers, cards, visits, etc., just shows again how much you care and it is just great to be from this area.
Thank you and God bless you all,
John and Betsy Papcun

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Dear Constituents,

As I conclude my work as your state representative, I find myself filled with a profound sense of gratitude. This is my last communication to you as your state representative, or at least for the time being. Holding public office has been a joy and a sacred privilege. Let me explain.

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Thank you from Job and Family Services

The Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services would like to thank all of the community members who have worked and contributed to meet the needs of the less fortunate this holiday season.
There are often times when we see needs that government programs are not designed to meet, especially at the holidays. Your efforts exemplify the caring and giving community in which we live.

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