Sunday announcements, Aug. 6

Izaak Walton contest winners named

Listed are winners of the 2017 Tiffin-Seneca County Izaak Walton photo contest.

First place awards ($25 each/ribbon):

• Youth/Wild Animals – Gracie Soloman (Stop Looking at Me!).

• Adult/Black & White – Steve Bodart (Black-and-White Warbler).

• Adult/People Enjoying Nature – Gary Voorhees (Watching the Jeeps Go By).

• Adult/Nature – Christine Moore (Spread Your Wings).

• Adult/Wild Animals – Bodart (Barred Owl).

Second place awards ($15 each/ribbon):

• Youth/Wild Animals – Soloman (My First Steps).

• Adult/Black & White – Bodart (Organic Shapes).

• Adult/People Enjoying Nature – Bodart (A Path to the Past).

• Adult/Nature – Marj Voorhees (Fall Snow).

• Adult/Wild Animals – Bodart (Snakes in the Grass).

Honorable mention (ribbon):

• Adult/Black & White – Bodart (A Big Gulp).

• Adult/People Enjoying Nature – Moore (Autumn Reflections).

• Adult/Nature – Robert Dornauer (A Winter’s Day).

• Adult/Nature – Moore (Feelin’ Kind of Blue).

• Adult/Wild Animals – Moore (First Born).

People’s Choice, voted on by Seneca County Fair attendees ($20/ribbon):

• Youth/Wild Animals – Soloman (Stop Looking at Me!).

Library to sell basket raffle tickets

BLOOMVILLE — Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library is selling tickets for a chance to win a back-to-school basket.

The baskets were donated to the Friends by Toni Price and Christin Huffman.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing is to take place Friday.

Tickets are available at the library and proceeds go toward the Friends of Bliss Memorial Public Library, in support of the library.

Seneca County board of DD to meet

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Early Childhood Center, 801 Kirk St., Fostoria.

TCS schedules special session

Tiffin City Board of Education has scheduled a special board meeting 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider employment of public employees.

BC board to meet

NEW WASHINGTON — Buckeye Central Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the library for the purpose of a facilities tour.

The regular board meeting is to follow at 7 p.m. at the school, located at 938 S. Kibler St.

NCOESC board to meet

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to meet at noon Friday at the Tiffin campus, 928 W. Market St.

Board reschedules October meeting

KANSAS — Lakota Board of Education has rescheduled its October regular meeting to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the staff dining room of the school, 5200 County Road 13.

H-L announces free, reduced meal program

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools has announced its 2017-18 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full amount of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.

Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The federal income eligibility guidelines is used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-priced meals or free milk if the school participates in the special milk program.

Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents and guardians. To apply, households are to fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school.

Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits or Ohio Works First funds for a child are to provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and a signature of an adult household member on the application. Those who do not receive assistant through these programs are to provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security number of the adult signing the application, the amount and source of income by each household member and the signature of an adult household member.

Missing information will result in the school being unable to process the application.

Households are to be notified of the approval or denial of benefits.

Under the provision of the policy, Debra Dell is to review the applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision, the decision may be discussed with the determining official.

For information, call the school at (419) 937-2216.

Seneca County Head Start centers now enrolling

WSOS Early Childhood Centers in Tiffin and Fostoria are to host open house events this month.

The events are to give parents and preschoolers a chance to learn about Early Head Start, Head Start and other early childhood education options in the area.

Open house dates include 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday at Tiffin Early Childhood Center, 124 Ohio Ave.; and 9 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m. Thursday at Fostoria Early Childhood Center, 801 Kirk St.

Early Head Start and Head Start program provides no-cost preschool for children ages 0-5 years old. Programs provide part-day, full-day and home-based learning options for families.

Programs serve those up to 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Children in foster care are also eligible, regardless of income. Children with disabilities are welcome and accommodated at all centers.

Parents are asked to bring household family income verification, birth certificate, immunization records, medical insurance card, social security numbers for each person in the household and custody papers, if applicable.

For more information, call Fostoria Early Childhood Center at (419) 435-4883, Tiffin Early Childhood Center at (567) 220-7003 or WSOS Community Action Commission at 1 (800) 775-9767.

Clyde orientation, Chromebook distribution set

CLYDE — Clyde High School is to host freshman/new student orientation 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race St.

During orientation, schedules are to be distributed and other school fees are to be collected.

Students are to pay their school fees and collect their Chromebooks before the start of the school year. Students are to present a copy of their receipt in room 164 after orientation or 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16, 17, 21 or 22.

For more information, call (419) 547-9511.

Bellevue schools seek board member

BELLEVUE — Due to the resignation of Valerie Gore, Bellevue City Schools has a board of education vacancy to fill her term, which expires at the end of 2017.

Interested candidates may submit a letter of intent to the Bellevue Board of Education office, 125 North St., by Friday.

The deadline to run for the board of education for next term is Wednesday. Petitions and all needed information is available at Sandusky County Board of Elections office, 2020 Countryside Drive, Fremont.

Tiffin native joins wrestling team

WHITEWATER, Wis. — Joseph Brodman of Tiffin has been named a member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team.

Brodman is a graduate of Calvert High School.

Manchester dean’s list

Timothy Pariseau of Fostoria has been named to the 2017 spring semester dean’s list at Manchester University.

Conservation District sponsors scholarship

Seneca Conservation District is sponsoring the Tia Rice Memorial Scholarship for applicants pursuing education at Ohio State University.

Applicants are to attend OSU and have a conservation related major. To apply, applicants need to fill out a form and write an essay describing how their education and career path will improve natural resources for the future.

Scholarships awarded are $500.

Applications are to be mailed, emailed to bdiesch@conservesenecacounty.com, or returned to the Seneca Conservation District office, 3140 S. SR 100 Ste. D, by 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The applicant is to be notified by Aug. 11.

Terra State to provide lunches for local school

FREMTON — Terra State Community College has entered into a partnership with Fremont’s School of Hope to provide school lunches for the 2017-18 school year.

The college’s dining services is to being Aug. 29.

Terra State dining services also is available to offer this service to other organizations such as day care centers and nursing homes.

Organizations interested in information, can call (419) 559-4113 or email jbermudez01@terra.edu.

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