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Sunday announcements

August 8, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Fremont Area Women's Connection

Fremont Area Women's Connection is to host a "Summer Fashion Fun" luncheon at 11 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St., Fremont. The cost is $12, and a complimentary nursery is available by reservation.

The event is to feature Walk-In Closet, Fremont, a fashion shop for kids and teens. There will be ten young models with a colorful program.

The speaker is Ellen Lemke, of Maumee, who "Found Answer for Life's Struggles."

For more information or to register, call Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Betty at by Thursday.

Tenth annual car raffle to benefit area agencies

Would you like to win a 2012 vehicle?

For $5 per ticket, with all proceeds to benefit charities, you can take a chance.

Baumann Auto Group is donating a choice of a Chevrolet Camaro, a Hyundai Veloster, a Buick Verano, a Jeep Wranger or a Chrysler 200 to one lucky winner.

Community Hospice Care is to sell tickets for $5 a piece to win one of these vehicles. All proceeds are to benefit Community Hospice Care along with other surrounding area charities. To purchase tickets, contact the Community Hospice Care office at (419) 447-4040 or (800) 834-8100 or stop in the office at 181 E. Perry St., Tiffin, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing is set for Sept. 22.

Hospice to stage Sandusky River duckie race

Community Hospice Care is to conduct its annual Hospice Waddle during the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival. Rubber duckies are to be waddling down the Sandusky River at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 in conjunction with the Heritage Fest.

Only 1,500 ducks are to be sold for $10 each, with a chance to win $3,000, $300 or $30. Ducks can be purchased with a credit card, also. Community Hospice accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.

If you would like to reserve a specific number, call the Community Hospice Care office at (419) 447-4040 or (800) 834-8100.

Columbian prepares for new year

New student registration for Columbian High School is to be 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the guidance office. Registration is for students who are new to Tiffin City Schools. Students must bring their birth certificate, immunization record, high school transcript and custody papers (if applicable).

Class schedules for sophomores, juniors and seniors are to be available beginning Aug. 13, 14 and 15 in the main school lobby. Freshmen are to receive their schedules at freshman orientation Aug. 12. Hours to pick up class schedules are 8-110 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Students are not to receive their schedules prior to the first day of school until any outstanding fees from last school year are paid and the forms packet is completed and turned in. Extra forms packets are available in the Columbian office.

Freshman schedules and student handbooks are to be distributed at the freshmen orientation program Aug. 16, which begins at 9 a.m. in the auditorium. Parents can attend the orientation program.

Completed forms packet for freshmen need to be turned in before receiving a schedule. Extra forms are available in office.

NCA board to meet

North Central Academy's board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St., Suite A.

Mohawk to offer orientation

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Local School District is to have an orientation for all seventh-grade and new eighth-grade students and their parents Aug. 16 at the school. The session is to begin at 6 p.m. with a general meeting in the performing arts center. Several presentations are to be made, class schedules are to be distributed and parents and students may take a self-conducted tour of the building. The orientation is to conclude around 7 p.m. School is to begin Aug. 21. For more information, call (419) 927-6222.

H-L to induct members into hall of fame

BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to induct members into Hopewell-Loudon Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony honoring Duane and Roma King and Robert Walter is to take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Chieftain Stadium, prior to the Hopewell-Loudon vs. Leipsic varsity football game.

McPherson to have orientation

CLYDE - Sixth-grade orientation for McPherson Middle School in Clyde is to be Aug. 23 in the gymnasium. Sixth-graders with last names beginning A-L are to be at 7 p.m., and last names beginning M-Z are to be at 7:30 p.m.

New students to visit TMS

Students new to Tiffin City Schools who are to be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade may register for school 8-11 a.m. and noon-2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive. Guidance counselors are to be available to meet with students.

Students must be accompanied by a parent and bring a copy of the birth certificate, immunization records, current individualized education program (if applicable) and proof of legal custody (if applicable).

For more information, call (419) 447-3358.

FCS approved for waiver days

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools has been approved for four waiver days for the 2012-13 school year from Ohio Department of Education. The four days are to be used for professional development for staff in an effort to increase student performance on the Ohio Achievement and Ohio Graduation tests.

The days are Aug. 16 and 17 and Jan. 3 and 4. The official start date for Fostoria City Schools is Aug. 20.

Back-to-school bash upcoming

FOSTORIA - Fostoria City Schools is to have its annual back-to-school bash for preK-12 students 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School. It is to include family entertainment, food, exhibits and games. There also is to be a campus wear display and information, school supplies and stylists available to offer hair cuts and trims for students.

Simmons grad

BOSTON - Janet Koerper of Tiffin received a doctor of physical therapy degree from Simmons College.

Wittenberg grads

SPRINGFIELD - Kelsey Grine, the daughter of Lori Arnold-Grine and Mark Grine of Tiffin, summa cum laude, and Jacob Turner, the son of Joseph and Virginia Turner of Tiffin, graduated from Wittenberg University.

Heidelberg travels

Kelsey Creamer and Danielle Dandar of Tiffin, Morgan Downs of Attica and Kelsey Swavel of Upper Sandusky were among a delegation of 20 students, alumni and faculty members of Heidelberg University who participated in a weeklong service learning project on the Texas-Mexico border.

UF dean's list

FINDLAY - Local students on the dean's list at University of Findlay are Rachel Conley, Camilla Jesko, Tessa Kelbley, Jana Kemerley, Lynae Sammons and Derek Sherman, Carey; Emily Caudill, Kyla Frey, Megan Rhoades and Elyse Scheck, Upper Sandusky; Shannon Ball, Clyde; Samantha Holman, Risingsun; Breanna Hanna, Lauren Mathias and Taylor Mathias, Alvada; Jessica F. Lynch, Bascom; Ivy Billings, Alexandria Bishop, Krystal Brant, Michael Copas, Marina Nye, Keri Seel and Debra Ward, Fostoria; Caitlin Baker, Kansas; Lauren Fredritz and Jacqueline Messersmith, McCutchenville; Kylie Mathias, New Riegel; Kelly Fortney, New Washington; James Gates, Republic; Chelsea Massie, Sycamore; and Mariah Hohman, Tyler Long and Scott West, Tiffin.

Sam Houston grad

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Joshua Hill of Tiffin received a doctor of philosophy degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University.

Mount Union dean's list

ALLIANCE - Taylor Ruffing of Attica, a graduate of Seneca East High School, and Brianna Fabiani of Carey are on the dean's list at University of Mount Union.

Dean participates in institute

HOUGHTON, Mich. - Alivia Dean of Clyde participated in National Summer Transportation Institute on the campus of Michigan Technological University.

Trustee honored

During Alumni Weekend, Heidelberg University honored Trustee John Q. Adams, class of 1958, for his service as a trustee and his contributions to the university. Adams was the 2012 recipient of the annual Trustee Distinguished Service Award.

McConnell presents classes

Doug McConnell, director of music technology and programs and professor of theory and composition in the school of music at Heidelberg University, presented two music technology workshops for public school teachers and student participants from the Showchoir Camps of America camp that was on campus the week of July 9.

Tiffin native joins Heidelberg IA team

Anna Brodman, a Tiffin native, has joined Heidelberg University's office of institutional advancement and university relations as the assistant director of annual giving. She graduated in May from Heidelberg with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration.

Mercy College honors

TOLEDO - Local students honored at Mercy College of Ohio are Jacqueline Allgyre, honors list, Attica; Mark Gamby, Elizabeth Gosche, Michaela Jury and Kelsey Raver, honors list, Carey; Mandy Bonawit, dean's list, Fostoria; and Lauren Felton and Nichole Porter, honors List, Jenna Gottfried, dean's list, and Nathan Kessler, president's list, Tiffin.

Liberty Tax Service taking students

Enrollment is under way for Liberty Tax Service's fall income tax preparation classes.

Liberty Tax has enhanced its income tax preparation courses to include a focus on IRS registration and accreditation requirements. The company's tax schools and other trainings have incorporated steps to assist students interested in becoming professional tax preparers, obtaining a preparer tax identification number and meeting new certification requirements from the IRS.

The company's 10-week tax school helps students learn personal tax-savings advantages and strategies as well as a skill that may lead to employment. No tax experience is necessary to register and take the basic class.

"Now is a great time to start the process of learning tax preparation, and following the steps of the certification process as the IRS phases in the new requirements," John Hewitt, CEO and founder of Liberty Tax Service, stated in a release. "The tax school training method has been a natural fit for those of any age eager to acquire news skills, earn extra income and explore a new career path or even franchise ownership."

People who have either obtained or will obtain a preparer tax identification number prior to the start of IRS competency exam will have until Dec. 31, 2013, to pass the competency test. Liberty Tax is to offer its annual 10-week classes starting the week after Labor Day. The classes are open to the public.

For more information, visit

tax-education.html or call (800) 658-1042 or (419) 448-1776.

Blood donations hit low in July

TOLEDO - With extreme heat keeping some donors at home and severe storms forcing the cancellation of dozens of blood drives earlier in the month, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for donors of all blood types. If at least three additional donors give at each blood drive through the rest of July above what the American Red Cross already expects to collect - the blood supply would be sufficient to meet patient needs.

Red Cross blood donations are at the lowest they have been in 15 years. Public support from the organization's late-June appeal helped temporarily stop a decline in the blood supply. However, the mid-week Independence Day and extreme summer weather have contributed to a decrease in donations lately.

"We cannot thank enough the blood donors who have already rolled up a sleeve this summer," said Kathy Smith, interim CEO of the Western Lake Erie Blood Services Region. "We appreciate the support from donors in our Region. We're encouraging all eligible donors who didn't have a chance to give yet to step up and help patients by making an appointment, as well as those who gave earlier in the spring and are now again eligible."

All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply. Donors with type O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative blood are especially encouraged to give.

Hospital offers walk for diabetes

FOSTORIA - The 2012 ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Walk for Diabetes, sponsored by the Fostoria Eagles, is to be held Aug. 25 at Lake View Trails, Reservoirs 2 and 3, Fostoria.

For the 13th annual Walk, Sonjia Lindsey, who was diagnosed with diabetes at 38, is serving as the honorary chair of the event.

"Over the last five years, I've kept my health under control. That's until about a year ago when my blood sugar spiked to dangerous levels. Since then I've changed my diet, started exercising and now take insulin three times a day," she said. "Although insulin has helped bring my blood sugar back down, I am determined to not be insulin dependent. And with the help of local diabetes educators and healthcare professionals, I know I can do it."

The Walk for Diabetes provides financial assistance to local patients to help cover the cost of equipment and supplies, screenings and education through the diabetes education programs at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.

This year's walk will feature free blood sugar, blood pressure, and body fat screenings for participants. Also, Doc Buttons will be in attendance to entertain children and others.

To get involved in the Walk for Diabetes, people can become a registered walker at $25 or a sponsored walker for amounts of $100 or more. Walkers are to recieve a T-shirt and sponsored walkers are to receive a gift and are entered for a chance to win an iPod touch.

For more information, call Bob Hemminger, chairman, at (419) 436-6823 or visit



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