Spring recitals today
St. Francis School of Music is to present music students in a program at St. Francis Home for the Aged today, in the school's auditorium.
Due to construction around the convent chapel, it is necessary to change the site of the recitals this year.
Teachers of the featured students are: Amy Fretz, Sister Marietta Kill and Jami Daniel.
Preparatory certificates are to be awarded to students who have taken four years of music or equivalent. They are: Audrey Behm, Sophia George, Nicholas Grover, Ellen Lange for piano, Nicholas Dornbirer, Sarah Heydinger and Elyse for violin.
Students performing at 1 p.m. include: Samuel Allen, Abbey Anspach, Emma Beebe, Audrey Behm, Kaitlyn and Shelbie Close, Raphael Confesor, Katilyn Flechtner, Aaron, Andrew and Caleb Fuhrer, Jacob, Nicholas and Zacahry Gaietto, Daniel George, Hannah Miller, Sarah Molyet, Brynn Rees and Carly Schafer.
The 2:30 players are: Ryan Alvarado, Christopher, Dalton and Emily Anstead, Ashley and Braden Cano, Aubrey and Nicholas Dornbirer, Jayden Fox, Sophia Geroge, Ivee Greer, Nathan and Nicholas Grover, Elizabeth and Sarah Heydinger, Kelsey and Morgan Johnson, Ellen Lange, Claire and Elyse Lortz, Christopher Perry, Brad Tyree, Emily Willman and Bethany Zepp.
NCOESC board to meet
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's board of governors is to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Tiffin office, 65 St. Francis Ave.
Library board to meet
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in Junior Home Room.
Library to welcome author
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is to welcome author Mark Strecker at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room. Strecker published "Smedley D. Butler, USMC." The author is to answer questions about his book and the publishing process, and is to be available to sign copies.
Businesses benefit from Burgess
Autumnwood Care Center, St. Francis Senior Ministries of Tiffin and Good Shepherd Nursing Home of Fostoria recently were part of a collaborative effort that brought nationally recognized motivational speaker Lou Burgess to the area.
Burgess' insight into the world of exceptional customer service allowed employees of the three long-term care facilities to understand how important customer relationships can be.
Everyone in attendance had an opportunity to think about the part they can play to ensure their facility is taking a proactive response to this part of marketing their facility.
Spring into giving
St. Francis Home Auxiliary is dedicated to promoting and providing St. Francis Home Inc. with assistance to enrich the lives of its residents, by personal involvement and monetary support.
The auxiliary depends on its annual luncheon and card party to carry on monetary projects. These projects help provide items to support residents in their spiritual, cultural, recreational and physical well-being.
The auxiliary is to host its luncheon and card party "Simply Spring" at Elizabeth Schaefer Hall on the St. Francis Senior Ministries Campus.
The luncheon is to begin at noon with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. There are to be cards, Bingo, a money raffle and door prizes. A bakery store is to have homemade baked goods for sale.
Tickets are $7 and are to be available at the front desk of St. Francis Home or at the door the day of the card party.
Hartzell completes workshop
Becky Hartzell, a patient care coordinator for Community Hospice Care, completed a management workshop entitled, "How to Write Effective Policies and Procedures," presented by Kimberly St. Clair.
This was a practical, fast-paced training intended to assist participants in writing effective policies and procedures.
Information presented included core skills ranked "most critical" by professional policy and procedure writers.
Kimberly St. Clair is an established expert in business management.
Take a walk for NAMI
Hundreds of community members are expected to walk with NAMI beginning at 10 a.m. April 30 at Conner Park, Fremont, to support NAMI Affiliate Office of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties.
This year more than 25 teams have signed up to walk for NAMI by raising funds through team sponsorships of family and friends.
Any walker raising $100 or more is to receive a T-shirt.
Team captains and walkers are community members from all three counties who want to support mental health.
Sponsors of the event are to include: Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services, Croghan Colonial Bank, Mercy Tiffin Hospital and Memorial Hospital Center for Mental Health and Well Being.
Anyone interested in becoming involved in this event may sign up to walk, give a donation or sponsor a team. For more information, call (419) 334-8021.
Free osteoporosis screenings
FOSTORIA - To help promote bone health, Fostoria Community Hospital's radiology and special imaging department is to offer free bone density heel screenings 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Fostoria Community Hospital main lobby, entrance 1.
The bone density heel test requires a bare foot. During the test, the heel must be kept as still as possible for the best results. An average test takes about one minute and is to be followed by counseling.
This free screening is recommended annually for men and women older than 50. No appointment or physician referral required.
To learn more, call the Fostoria Community Hospital radiology and special imaging department at (419) 436-6643.
FOSTORIA - Join Fostoria Community Hospital's Green Team for an Earth Day celebration 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday in the Fostoria Community Hospital employee parking lot, 501 Van Buren St., Fostoria.
In conjunction with Fostoria Scrap Corporation, the group is to collect plastic bottles, aluminum cans, newspaper, magazines and cardboard.
Educational information also is to be available.
For more information, call (419) 436-6828 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Something to smile about
Jack Felton recently announced the winners of his 'Children's Dental Health Month' contest.
All winners are to receive a Family Video gift card.
The coloring contest winners were: Wyatt Palacheck, age 3 and 4; Jenna Vera, age 5 and 6; and Emily Dell, age 7 and older.
The special drawing winners for Dental Health Month were: Andrew Kauble, Darby Franks and Isabella Brown.
The winner of the 'Guess the Smile' contest was Lisa Feld. She won a Sonicare.
Local students perform
FINDLAY The University of Findlay's Concert-Chorale presented "Anthem for Spring" April 3, and several local students participated.
Samantha Prenzlin, a 2008 graduate of Columbian High School, is the daughter of Nancy Prenzlin of Tiffin. Rachel Conley, a 2009 graduate of Mohawk High School, is the daughter of Linda and Justin Conley of Carey. Loretta Kelbley, a 2010 graduate of New Riegel High School, is the daughter of Nancy Kelbley of Carey and Jeff Kelbley of Fostoria.
UF have Senior Forum
FINDLAY - The third session in the University of Findlay's spring 2011 Senior Forum is to be Wednesday at Hancock County Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose St.
Each forum consists of three sessions. Full-session fees are $65 per person or $125 per couple, and single-session fees are $5 per person or $10 per couple. A buffet lunch is available for an additional $5 per person, per day. A complimentary coffee and tea bar, along with specific reserved parking, are to be available.
The first and second programs are to combine and feature "Economic Development in Findlay," first with a panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session. Angela Crist, John Haywood, Tony Iriti and Dionne Neubauer are to present 10:15-11:30 a.m. and noon-1 p.m., respectively.
The third program of the day is to feature "A Fitness Primer: Using the Senior Center" with John Urbanski, 1:15-2:30 p.m.
To obtain a registration form, call (419) 434-4672. To register, send the completed form and payment to Nancy Leatherman, the University of Findlay, Office of Academic Affairs, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840. Checks should be made payable to the University of Findlay.
Senior Forum is a six-part, weekly series of learning opportunities for the retired community. For more information, call (419) 422-3560 or (419) 434-4553.
Owens to have career fair
FINDLAY Area residents and students can learn about and explore various employment opportunities available throughout the region as the Owens Community College Findlay-area campus is to host a Spring 2011 Career Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday in the college's Conference Center. Admission to the event is free.
Throughout the event, individuals can meet with local business and industry representatives and ask them questions about their professions or how to go about choosing a career path. Attendees are to be able to fill out applications for various employment opportunities.
Owens students and area residents attending the event can bring several copies of their resume and dress professionally in preparation for any impromptu interviews.
Area employers in attendance are to include Med1Care, The Findlay Publishing Co., TRAINCO Inc. Truck Driving Schools, Community Hospice Care, Kelly Services Inc., Cummins Filtration, Volunteers of America, Primerica, A to Z Health Care Inc., JOBsolutions, The Home Depot, Findlay-Hancock County Library, AMRI Inc., Western and Southern Life, U.S. Marine Corps and Elmwood at The Springs Health and Wellness Campus, among others. Owens also is to have information available for those interested in pursuing a college education.
Attendees are to have the opportunity to hear a presentation about "Social Media Networking in the Job Search." The lecture is to begin at 10 a.m. in the conference center.
For more information, call (567) 661-7501 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7501.
ASHLAND - Ashlee Boes of Upper Sandusky and Whitney Tchanen of Sycamore traveled to Eleuthera, Bahamas, for a medical mission trip through Ashland University.
Lincoln Christian dean's list
LINCOLN, Ill. -Marthe Barth is on the dean's list at Lincoln Christian University.
Heidelberg University music professor Greg Ramsdell is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Choral Leadership Award, presented March 13 by Terra Community College. The award honors a member of the community who has enriched lives by promoting choral music.
Seneca County Farmer wins $2,500 for F.A.C.T.
BASCOM - Gerald Kelbley of Tiffin has been selected as a winner in the America's Farmers Grow Communities program, which is to give farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for a local nonprofit organization.
Kelbley designated Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment of Tiffin as the organization to receive the donation in Seneca County.
Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations.
Deborah Tiell, president of F.A.C.T., expressed appreciation and said the group plans to use the funds to pay for mileage, medicine and supplies needed to treat cancer of residents of Seneca County. She said F.A.C.T. helps anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and resides in Seneca County.
In 2010, $80,765 was used to assist 287 families and the donation from Monsanto Fund is to help to continue this assistance in 2011. The donation recently was awarded at a ceremony at the Tiell Financial Group office in Bascom.
The America's Farmers Grow Communities program is part of a broad commitment by Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Co., to highlight the important contributions farmers make daily to society. To date, more than 60,000 farmers participated in the program, which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups such as ag youth, schools and other civic organizations.