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Coats for Families

The Salvation Army "Coats for Families" Program has started. Coats for people of all sizes and ages are at the Sutton Center office at 1854 E. Perry Street, Suite 800, Port Clinton. Currently, there is a need of kids coats for all ages and sizes.

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Pumpkin Math at Bataan Memorial Primary Elementary

Second grade students Carson Miller, Tabitha Duncan, and Alexa Taylor anxiously wait to see the inside of their pumpkin during Bataan Memorial Primary’s Pumpkin Math event on Oct. 31.

Grade 2 at Bataan Memorial Primary Elementary held their Annual Pumpkin Math event on Thursday, Oct. 31.  Every second grade classroom gathered in the Bataan cafeteria and, with the help of numerous volunteers, worked in small groups to complete the fun lesson. Together they measured and weighed their pumpkins, estimated then counted the number of seeds, and finally carved their group's pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern. This fun, holiday math activity reinforced skills of estimation, place value, weight and measurement.

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Port Clinton Boys U10 Soccer team headed to state tournament

Port Clinton Boys U10 Soccer team. Left to right, top row: Andrew Hanson, TJ Patterson, Tyler Webb, Christian Meyer, CJ Chasteen, Emmett Gillman, Patrick Huskey. Bottom row: Brandon Brough, Christian Kolodziejczyk, Logan Dale, Nathen Lukac. Coaches, not pictured: Abby and Steve Lukac. 

The Port Clinton Boys U10 (under 10 years old) soccer team is heading to the Ohio area state tournament in Cincinnati. They will play on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. The team was runner-up in the ESSL Tournament in Elmore. They are sponsored by Dana Stahl CPA Inc.

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Liberty Aviation Museum Veterans Day events

The cook at Tin Goose Diner serving breakfast Navy style.

Liberty Aviation Museum at 3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton, will be honoring veterans on Monday, Nov. 11, offering free admission to the Museum to all veterans, showing movies throughout the day and offering the “GI Special”-also known as SOS or Chipped Beef on Texas Toast- served on genuine mess trays, over at the Tin Goose Diner. 

Georgie’s Gal traveling to Dayton

On Nov. 7th or 8th (depending on weather) , the Museum’s beautifully restored B-25 Georgie’s Gal will be flying to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton for a special celebration. The last four remaining of the 80 Dolittle Raiders who took part in the daring mission to bomb Japan in World War II will be toasting their final gathering. Georgie’s Gal, along with three other restored B-25s, will be doing a flyover as part of the celebration. 

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Wreaths Across America come to Catawba Cemetery

Diane Belden and Reggie Langford place a wreath at Diane’s father’s grave.

On Dec. 14, there will be wreaths placed at all 341 veterans’ graves at Catawba Island Cemetery, thanks to the efforts of Diane Belden and Reggie Langford. Belden and Langford, through the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America and local contributions, will be coordinating a ceremony to accompany the laying of the wreaths. 

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Veterans are encouraged to be assessed or re-assessed for benefits

Ottawa County Veterans Service Office staff on Halloween: Vernon Conley, Jenilee Biehler, Sara Toris, De Ann Louk.

On the home page of the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office website:

“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.  More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have." -Theodore Roosevelt, 1903

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Vote today! List of issues and candidates

Ottawa County Issues:

BCS School District, renewal, 1.2 mills for general ongoing permanent improvements (yes/no)

BCS School District, renewal, 3.9 mills for current operating expenses (yes/no)

Danbury Twp, additional, 1.5 mills for fire protection (yes/no)

EHOVE Vocational School District, replacement, .5 mill for current expenses (yes/no)

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WSOS offers help for returning veterans

Ken Sayre of WSOS Veterans Program

Ken Sayre served 22 years in the U.S. Navy. After he retired, he worked in the corporate sector for a time, then came to the realization that he really wanted to work with veterans. In 2012, he came to WSOS Community Action to work with the veterans program.

In a meeting with Director Roger Fisher, they decided what was most needed was employment and training for returning veterans, including the associated skills of work readiness, interview techniques, how to build a resume, how to dress for success and how to budget.

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Mike has a cornucopia of gratitude this Thanksgiving

Michael Metzger and friend Lisa

Thanksgiving is often a time of reflection. Michael Metzger, who recently moved to Ottawa County, took a moment to think about what he is most thankful for and answered that it was his family, friends, his ability to drive, and have fun. Mike’s life is full of people that he enjoys spending time with such as his mom, brother, Lisa (his girlfriend and best friend of 14 years), Lisa’s family, co-workers, self advocacy team members, his SSA and his counselor at The Giving Tree.  

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