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Remembering Graytown School

A committee has been formed to gather memories of the Graytown Elementary School that will be closing at the end of the 2012 school year. The committee is hoping to hold an open house sometime in May to allow anyone interested to take one last tour through the school.
The group needs help with ideas/events the public would like to see at the open house.

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In character

Natalie Stitak dressed as John Lennon for her biography report. Fellow classmate, Sierra Magi, is holding the poster.Students in Jane Taylor’s class at Port Clinton Middle School recently completed their biography presentations. Some students got creative and brought special touches to their project by creating a Power Point presentation, poster or dress as their subject.

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Bowl for cancer

Bowl for a good cause and a good time on Sunday, March 11. Harbor Lanes, 311 Buckeye Blvd., in Port Clinton, is the place for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Fundraiser.  

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Health department receives grant for 60-plus clinics

The Ottawa County Health Department will receive $23,916 to provide the 60-Plus Nursing Assessment Clinics this year.
Last month, Ottawa County Commissioners selected the health department to handle the program for 2012, based on a recommendation from the Senior Resources Director. Ottawa County Commissioners receive the funding through the Community Development Block Grant Funding program.

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Swing into Spring craft show coming up

Plans are under way for the fourth annual “Swing into Spring” Craft & Home Show at Riverview HealthCare
Campus at 8180 W. Ohio 163, Oak Harbor.  Crafters from three counties will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24 with
Easter decorative items, hand-woven rugs, jewelry, clothing items, Wooden lawn cut-outs, Reborn babies,
Scentsy, Pampered Chef, hair tinsel and decorations, computer items, hand-painted glass, baked goods, homemade candies and chocolates, beads and bracelets, flowered wreaths, embroidered
bags, throws, Ohio State and Michigan items and Miche bags.

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American Cancer Society offers new prorgrams

The American Cancer Society has developed a free service for those in need of assistance getting to and from cancer treatments. It is a volunteer driver service called Road To Recovery and it’s coming to Ottawa County. No physician’s referral is needed, advance notice is necessary and rides depend on driver availability.  
Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance and a training session is required. The first one in the area will be 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Community Resource Center, 8043 W. Ohio 163, Suite 100, Oak Harbor.

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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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