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OSS billboard contest

Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca County Fifth Grade students had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Billboard Contest.  The contest is run annually and the billboards were posted throughout the month of April in Celebration of Earth Day on April 22.  Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme.  District staff selected three winners from each county, displaying artwork on billboards within their respective counties.  This year, 120 entries from 11 Ottawa County schools were submitted.

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Mon Ami holding benefit for Richie Saponari

We are very sorry to report that Richie Saponari, the husband of Salvation Army Ottawa County Director Maureen Saponari, passed away last Friday. He was one of those “characters” on the local scene that made life more interesting and fun! Mon Ami is planning a special benefit for Richie this coming Tuesday, April 22 from 6-10 p.m. They are asking a minimum $20 donation at the door or you can purchase tickets at the following locations: The Beacon, Minuteman Press, Mon Ami or the Crow’s Nest. All proceeds will go to his medical expenses. Ronnie Howard and his band, Cruisin’, along with the Flashback 3 band from Seniors Gone Wild (which Richie organized and got started) will provide the entertainment. He also started Island Idol, another popular entertainment venue from past years. He knew how to twist my arm to get me to judge many of those Island Idol events. For more information, contact Mon Ami at 419-797-4445.

We want to wish a very happy 50th Birthday to the late Earl Warnke’s favorite daughter (I won’t mention any names). All I can say is that she looks terrific and still knows how to have lots of fun!

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Oak Harbor holds annual Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce held its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The children lined up by age group, were given a number and were able to go on the lawn of Adolphus Kraemer Park by the Log Cabin to pick two eggs. After getting their eggs, the children went through downtown Oak Harbor looking for their number in shop windows around town. When they found their number, that business gave the children a bag of candy. Then, at the Portage Fire Department, children were able to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny.

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