The Seneca East High School class of 2005 is having a reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fatheads Restaurant in Republic. It is $8.50 per person, and people can bring a guest.
BELLEVUE - Learn to fuse glass at 7 p.m. Thursday in the lobby area of Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue. Students can learn to cut glass, design a piece and glue the glass in place. The piece then is to be taken by the instructor and heated so the glass fuses. Participants are able to make jewelry, picture frames or magnets.
Reservations must be made in advance by sending a $45 check to BSA and mailed to Laurie Trapp, 111 Union St., Bellevue, OH 44811. The class is limited to 36 participants. For more information, call (419) 217-4047.
CLYDE - This year's Clyde Bag Lady Tour is set for Oct. 8 and 9. Sponsored by the Clyde Business & Professional Association, the event is open to everyone.
Twenty-two businesses are to be listed on a map visitors may pick up at participating locations.
Each stop is to drop gifts or candy in shoppers' bags and stamp the back of each person's map. Saturday afternoon, cards with 16 or more stamps should be turned in at Doebel's Flowers by 4:30 p.m. to be entered in a drawing. Bag Ladies entering the tour drawing also must submit one of the official yellow forms provided by the committee.
The Bag Lady Committee is to draw winners' names. Winners at the drawing must have a photo identification to claim their prizes. The top prize is a 19-20 inch flat-screen TV. A dozen or more other consolation prize winners also are to be drawn.
A list of the tour stops and addresses is available at ww.clyde
bpa.org. For more information, contact Becky Brooks at (419)547-9194.
Sew Sharp 4-H Club is to have a 50th birthday celebration 2-5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Youth Center building at Seneca County Fairgrounds. The club is to invite alumni to attend.
Velma Stacy and Pat Overmyer are to be honored for 60 and 40 years, respectively, as 4-H advisers.
Cake and punch are to be served, displays are to be set up and club members are to receive awards for the year.
St. Francis Home is looking for vendors to participate in its annual craft show set for Oct. 22-23. Eight-foot display tables are available for $15 each. Proceeds from the craft show are to benefit the St. Francis Home Life Enrichment Department.
The craft show is to be open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 22 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 23. Setup is to take place at 8 a.m. both days. Vendors participating in the two-day event may leave their crafts overnight.
Crafters have the option to set up both days or just one. Contact Jennifer Bird, life enrichment coordinator, at (419) 447-2723, ext. 3240, with any questions or if interested for a table by Oct. 15.
BELLEVUE - Historic Lyme Village, on SR 4 east of Bellevue, is to host a seasonal activity and expand its craft class offerings.
A new event, "Storybook Halloween," is set for 2-5 p.m. Oct. 9. Each building at the village is to house a storybook character to meet with children ages 6-12. Participants are invited to come in costume.
Activities also are planned and refreshments are to be served. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Instructors who offered summer workshops are making changes to teach workshops year-round if there is a demand. Anyone interested in taking a workshop should call (419) 652-3257 to talk with the teacher. Gift certificates are available.
The instructors, their classes and the fees are:
Mary Drown, "A Quilted Gift," $25 (or more, depending on the pattern).
Mary Brook, "A Christmas Basket," $25 for medium basket and $30 for large basket.
Katie Farr, "Learn to Weave," $35, and "Learn Hairpin Lace," $15.
Ed Rowe, "Learn to Spin," $20.
Winn Biglen, "Learn to Spin," "Learn to Crochet" and "Embroidery," $15 each.
Dennis Bauer, "Making a Feather Tree," $25.
Poets from across the state are to converge on Heidelberg University for The Ohio Poetry Association's 73rd annual Ohio Poetry Day Oct. 15 and 16 at the university.
Activities are to begin at 7 p.m. Friday in Great Hall at the Campus Center. Refreshments are to be served as participants give poetry readings and do writing exercises.
Saturday, registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Campus Center. A critique workshop is to start at 10 a.m. The workshop is free for students and $1.50 for the general public. A room also is to be open for the sale of books'
Reservations are needed for the $8 lunch buffet.
Following lunch, poet Will Wells is to speak about his book, "Unsettled Accounts."
The group is to return to Great Hall for the Ohio Poetry Day awards ceremony. Winning poets are to be invited to read their poems and receive prizes.
For reservations and information, call Amy Jo at (937)-834-2666.
Wyandot County Equine Rescue plans to host an open house at the service's farm, 4658 SH 199, Carey.
Tours, demonstrations and refreshments are planned for 1-7 p.m. New and used tack is to be for sale.
For more information, call Ann Pfeiffer at (419) 294-4477 or send an e-mail to wyhumaneadm@
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is having "Babies & Books" during the month of October. There are to be two 30-minute classes, at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Oct. 12 in the Junior Home Room.
"Babies & Books" features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months old, can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.
Call (419) 447-3751 to register, starting Tuesday, for the free event.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is having a "Tales for Twos & Threes" series beginning Oct. 12. Stories, songs and finger plays are to be included for children 2 and 3 years old with their parents or caregivers. The sessions last 30 minutes.
There is to be a session at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26, and a session at 10 a.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27 in the Frost Kalnow Room. No registration is necessary for the free events.
For more information, stop by the Junior Library or call (419) 447-3751.
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to offer the final session of computer classes for the year beginning Oct. 13 and continuing through Oct. 18. The classes are free. In addition to classes, a resume-writing workshop is to be taught.
In-person registration is required and is under way. For more information, visit the library or call (419) 435-2813. A complete schedule of classes and descriptions are available at www.fostoria.lib.oh.us.
Seneca One Stop offers numerous services and resources for job seekers and employers. Seminars are free and open to everyone. Seminars also are available to be customized for employers and delivered on site.
Workshops planned for October:
Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Kaubisch Memorial Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria "Resume Writing for Success." Learn the basics of resume writing, then use a computer to create a resume.
Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Department of Jobs and Family Services, 3362 S. TR 151, Tiffin "Get a Job or a Better Job." Learn how to prepare for and conduct a successful job search. This session includes a review of unemployment services provided by the state.
Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Department of Jobs and Family Services, 3362 S. TR 151, Tiffin "Individual Resume Writing Assistance." Work one-on-one with a specialist and produce a good resume before you leave. By appointment. Call (419) 447-5011, ext. 443.
The following are free computer classes, but registration is required. Call (419) 447-5011, ext. 443, or (800) 825-5011, ext. 443, to register.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon, introduction to computers.
Oct. 20 9 a.m. to noon, introduction to the Internet.
Oct. 25 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., File Manager.
Seneca One Stop, 3362 S. TR 151, Tiffin, is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, and 7:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Community Hospice Care is selling 2010 Cash Bonanza certificate books. The books, which cost $54.95, contain certificates for more than $3,500 worth of free products and services from area businesses.
To get one, go to Community Hospice Care, 181 E Perry St., Tiffin.
The Christmas party at the Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen has been set for 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 11 in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul United Methodist Church on Madison Street. Only light refreshments are to be served and Santa is to greet guests with his bag of gifts.
Typically, Santa has 150 bags of gifts for adults and games and toys for children.
The Sharing Kitchen Board asks groups wishing to support this activity with gift items consider the following: cookies for refreshments, and games and new toys that do not require batteries. Basketballs, footballs and soccer balls also are helpful. Other needed items are bottles of dish detergent, bar hand soaps, dish towels and cloths, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items. Paper products including paper towels, facial tissues and toilet tissue also are helpful. Caps and mittens/gloves for men, women, girls and boys also are appreciated.
Donors can bring gift items to the church 8:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays before Dec. 14. Contributors are asked to bring gift items to the door off the church's Monroe Street parking lot.
For more information, call the office at (419) 447-1743.
The Ohio State University Seneca County Extension Office and Mercy Tiffin Hospital are to host a "Dining with Diabetes" class, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the hospital. The class is to help diabetics, their families and caregivers plan meals with foods that are tasty, as well as healthy. The class also is to meet Oct. 20 and 27.
The classes are $25.
Another family member also can register for an additional $5, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants are expected to attend all class sessions.
Recipes are to be demonstrated and samples are to available for participants to taste. Each person is to receive recipes and handouts on nutrition, meal planning, exercise and diabetes-related medical tests.
To register, call the extension office at (419) 447-9722, ext. 2.
FINDLAY - University of Findlay is to host the second Health Communication Matters public symposium noon-1 p.m. Tuesday in the Alumni Memorial Union.
The panel is to include: Tara Beitzel, assistant professor of organizational communication; Cheri Hampton-Farmer, assistant professor of health communication; and Nathaniel Ratnasamy, infectious disease specialist.
John Richey, instructor and director of the health informatics program, briefly is to discuss the University's new certificate program in health informatics.
Although platelets are becoming increasingly important in modern medical care, comparatively few people donate this life-saving component of blood, according to the American Red Cross.
Just four percent of the 7 million donation procedures performed each year through the American Red Cross involve donors who give platelets. That, Red Cross officials say, is something they hope to change by encouraging more people to donate platelets, and help save the lives of patients needing specialized care.
Platelets are cells in blood that help form clots and control bleeding.
Platelets are most efficiently collected through apheresis-a special donation process that involves separating platelets from other blood components. Depending on blood type, some whole blood donors may be asked to consider donating platelets at designated donation sites through the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is primarily recruiting new male donors with AB positive, A positive, B positive and O positive blood.
The following classes will be held at the American Red Cross, 870 W. Market St., Tiffin. Call (419) 447-1424 to register.
Child abuse recognition and prevention, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16. The fee is $35 for the full course or $25 for a review course.
Super Safety Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 23. Adult CPR/AED, 8a.m.; infant/child CPR, 11:30 a.m.; first aid, 2:30 p.m.. The fee is $30 for one class, $55 for two classes or $75 for three classes.
Communicable disease training, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 30. The fee is $35 for the full course or $25 for a review course.
Kent Zellner of Zellner Pharmacy has completed a training program on the shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine. This program is a supplement to the Pharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations presented by Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, the educational arm of the Ohio Pharmacists Association.
Immunization-trained pharmacists learn about the body's immune system and how vaccines prevent disease, how to identify patients most susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases, how to give injections, and how to administer the intranasal flu vaccine. Pharmacists who administer immunizations in Ohio also receive and maintain certification to perform basic life-support procedures.
In addition to dispensing prescriptions and educating patients, the pharmacist also helps patients choose non-prescription medicines, monitor progress of the medicines they are taking, and helps them understand how to prevent disease.
Dozens of colleges and universities are to be represented at the annual Sandusky County Area College Fair Monday at Terra Community College.
From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student Activities Center, representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities from Ohio and area states are to be on hand to answer questions about majors, athletics, student activities, financial aid, housing, costs and career opportunities.
There also is to be a financial aid workshop at 6 p.m. in B-101. Terra's financial aid staff is to provide information and literature and answer questions about financial aid.
For additional information, contact Admissions and Enrollment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, (419) 559-2349 or toll free at (866) AT-TERRA, ext. 2349.
FINDLAY The third session in the University of Findlay's Senior Forum, a six-week series of learning experiences for people age 50 and older, is Wednesday in Alumni Memorial Union.
Each forum consists of three sessions: one in the morning, one during lunch and one in the afternoon. Participants may choose their own level of involvement a single session or a series.
Each session is $5 per person to attend. A buffet lunch is available for an additional $5 per day. A complimentary coffee and tea bar is available all day.
The forums are to take place each Wednesday through Oct. 27.
Wednesday's program is to begin with "Reading the Hebrew Prophets in the 21st Century" presented by Louis Stulman, UF professor of religion, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
The lunch session from noon to 1 p.m. is "Hancock Parks: Now and the Future" presented by Gary Pruitt, director.
The afternoon session from 1:15-2:30 p.m. is to be "Babar Encore and More Piano Pleasure" with Wendene Shoupe, pianist, and Jerry Mallett, narrator.
For more information, call (419) 422-3560 or (419) 434-4553.
LIMA - Sarah Reinhart of Fostoria is on the dean's list at University of Northwestern Ohio. She is the daughter of Bob and Dianne Reinhart.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Eric D. Ziegler, a 2006 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, alongside 800 fellow Marines attached to the Third Battalion 25th Marines, stationed in Moundsville, W.Va., recently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Third Battalion is a reserve infantry unit whose mission is to repel the enemy assault by fire and close combat. The battalion's missions is to remain combat ready in the case of a national emergency when they are not deployed.
Army Staff Sgt. Angela S. Mathern has arrived for duty at the U.S. Army Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, Ann Arbor Station, Mich.
Mathern, a recruiter, has served in the military for eight years.
She is the daughter of Cybtgua and Dell L. Mathern Jr. of Hummingbird Drive, Port Clinton.
Mathern graduated in 1997 from St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria, and earned a bachelor's degree in 2002 from Bowling Green State University.
Private First Class Andrew Shellhouse of Tiffin graduated from United States Army Basic Infantry Training at Fort Benning, Ga. Aug. 6. He also graduated from Airborne Sept. 10.
Shellhouse is stationed with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.
He is the son of Don and Wendy Shellhouse.
This year's theme for the International Cultural Center is "Celebrating Italy."
The center is partnering with Tiffin Park and Recreation and Tiffin Community YMCA to host "Catch Bocce Fever," an opportunity to learn and play bocce. The event is to be in Hedges-Boyer Park on the softball field across from the YMCA. The games are 1-3 p.m. Friday and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 10, weather permitting.
The event is free.
Bocce is a Italian bowling game that can be played on grass or on hard-packed soil. The game begins by throwing the pallino, a small ball that serves as the target. Each team has four bocce balls that are bowled toward the pallino, and the team with the closest bocce ball to the pallino can score points.
For more information, call Joe Moore at the International Cultural Center at (419) 447-3358.
Sept. 8, the members of the Mohawk High School FFA chapter met for the annual FFA family picnic, which was at the Gilliland residence. The officer team started off the evening with the opening ceremonies, followed by the meal. After the meal, the officer team continued with the business meeting. At the meeting, the FFA chapter set dues, voted to attend various FFA contests and talked about crop harvesting and the FFA fall barbecue.
Six members of the Mohawk High School FFA chapter attended the COLT Conference. This conference was open for all members looking to become better leaders through various activities. The members who attended were Erika Coldiron, Robert Gilliland, Ciara Long, Emily Daniel, Lindsay Daniel and Sarah Parker.
The addition of Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic High School under coach Tim Burns to the Seneca/Wyandot/Put-in-Bay/Sandusky High School Quiz Bowl League this year has brought the number of league teams to 15. The wide geographical distribution of the teams and their large number has prompted the league to create two divisions, north and south. This year, teams are to play within their division as well as across the division to play 10 or 11 matches each.
Regular season play opened at the northernmost and the southernmost schools, Put-in-Bay and Upper Sandusky, Sept. 21. Calvert was the site of teams playing Sept. 23.
Defending champion, Clyde (2-1), fell to league-leading Columbian (3-0). Clyde is joined at 2-1 by New Riegel, Seneca East and St. Joseph. Calvert and St. Wendelin are tied at 2-0.
The combined scores so far this season are Bridges-Put-in-Bay, 135-45; Calvert-Hopewell-Loudon, 170-110; Calvert-Old Fort, 90-45; Clyde-Bettsville, 190-10; Clyde-Bridges, 205-90; Columbian-Clyde, 215-180; Columbian-Put-in-Bay, 120-25; Columbian-St. Joseph, 115-65; Hopewell-Loudon-Seneca East, 125-115; New Riegel-Hopewell-Loudon, 120-80; New Riegel-Old Fort, 135-70; Put-in-Bay-Bettsville, 135-30; Seneca East-New Riegel, 110-85; Seneca East-Old Fort, 140-80; St. Joseph-Bettsville, 135-45; St. Joseph-Bridges, 125-80; St. Wendelin-Fostoria, 135-80; St. Wendelin-Upper Sandusky, 125-20; and Upper Sandusky-Fostoria, 70-20.
Brett Graham of Mohawk High School, Pfc. Alec Traxler, formerly of Calvert Catholic Schools, along with Pfc. Tyler Hogan and Pvt. Cody Fleming, former Mohawk students and football players, presented Kyle Parker with the most valuable player award from the Ohio Army National Guard. Parker was presented with a backpack filled with school supplies, shirts and sports items for his hard work on and off the field.
FREMONT - Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Center's public safety program is offering an EMT intermediate program, which is to start Oct. 22. The course is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays in Fremont. People must register by Friday.
A paramedic refresher program is to start Nov. 15. The course is 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays in Fremont. People must register before Nov. 12.
A professional firefighter class is to start Jan. 11. Classes are to be 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and occasional Saturdays in Fremont.
For more information, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 405 or 409; or (419) 448-1212, ext. 276.
Empty Bowls event Oct. 13
Fostoria High School is to have its fourth annual Empty Bowls supper 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the cafeteria. All proceeds are to benefit Fostoria Sharing Kitchen and Food Pantry. People should make a minimum donation of $10 for a bowl and meal, and they can keep the bowl as a reminder of those who are hungry.
Cook wins contest
SYCAMORE - Wyatt Cook, a sixth-grader at Mohawk Elementary School, was the winner of the Over the Limit, Under Arrest poster contest sponsored by the Sycamore Police Department. He is the son of Rick and Beth Cook.
Sept. 26, an equestrian poker run was at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve of the Seneca County Park District. The Tiffin University equestrian team hosted the festivities.
More than 38 horses and riders participated in the second-annual poker run. A trail was devised for walkers who also wanted to participate. More than $600 was raised, and net proceeds are to be split between Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve and TU's equestrian team. Make-a-Wish Foundation is to be a benefactor of more than $50 donated to the cause during the event.
Besides a new parking lot for horse trailers, the nature preserve has more than 7 miles of designated horse trails for visitors to use. The trails cover a variety of terrain, including wooded trails, grass lands and the perimeter of the park's agricultural fields. The 256-acre preserve is open to visitors during daylight hours. Restroom facilities and picnic tables are available.
More than 150 agriculture students from Carey, Mohawk, Riverdale and Upper Sandusky high schools competed in the annual Wyandot County Land Judging contest Sept. 23 at the Creston Kuenzli farm in Eden Township. The contest, which involved local FFA chapters, was an opportunity for students to evaluate soil pits and sites in order to determine the suitability of each site for agricultural and urban uses.
Caitlin Pauley of Riverdale won the individual contest in rural judging with a score of 414. Upper Sandusky's Ashley Niederkohr, Chase Perry and Zeb Kitzler finished second, third and fourth with respective scores of 406, 396 and 390.
The Upper Sandusky team of Ashley Niederkohr, Chase Perry, Zeb Kitzler and Alex Thiel finished as the top rural team with a total score of 1,554. Jarred Shellhouse, Brady Kohlenberg, Austin Eaton and Olivia Johnson of Mohawk scored 1,438 to place second. Riverdale was third. Fourth place went to Carey's Logan Black, Dakota Fletcher, Kody Wolf and Brandon Orians with a score of 1,386.
Brandon Sammet of Carey was first in the individual contest for urban judging, scoring 622 points. Donny Smith of Mohawk came in second with a score of 614. Upper Sandusky's Matt Bassler was third with 606, and Carey's Bryce Orians scored 604 to finish fourth.
The Upper Sandusky team of Matt Bassler, Ben Beekman, Jesse Shane and Allie Smith won the urban team judging with a total of 2,368 points. Carey's Brandon Sammet, Bryce Orians, Clay Higgins and Jennifer Kitzler were second with 2,326. Donny Smith, Erika Coldiron, Candace Lease and Levi Edgington of Mohawk came in third with a score of 2,308. The Riverdale team placed fourth.