Hospice volunteers sought, training offered in September
Community Hospice Care plans to offer volunteer training classes Mondays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 24. The classes are to take place 6:30-9 p.m. in the Community Hospice Care office.
Community Hospice is looking for volunteers in the Tiffin, Attica, Fostoria and Willard areas.
Volunteers may assist with patient care, fundraising, office duties and running errands, as well as serve as beauticians and help with pet therapy. Classes range for the entire series for those who say they want to provide patient care or a single class for those interested in office work or fundraising.
For more information, call Community Hospice Care at (800) 834-8100 or (419) 447-4040; send a fax to (419) 447-4657 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; direct inquiries to Melissa Bowers, volunteer coordinator.
Area Agency on Aging board to meet
The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. Board of Trustees are to meet in special session at 2 p.m. Monday at the agency office, 780 Park Ave. W. Mansfield.
For additional information, call (800) 860-5799 or (419) 524-4144.
Rappin' club to meet
BELLEVUE - Rappin' Readers Book Club for children ages 9-12 meets at Bellevue Public Library once a month 4-5 p.m. Thursdays.
Refreshments are to be served.
The fall series of meetings is scheduled for Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. The book for September, "The Penderwicks" by Jeanne Birdsall, is available at Youth Services Desk.
For more information, visit Youth Services or call (419) 483-0422. Program information is available at www.bellevue.lib.oh.us.
Maumee Valley Fabricators names operations coordinator
Mike Reser, president and CEO of Maumee Valley Fabricators Inc. and RLM Fabricating Inc., is pleased to announce Paul Landers as its new operations coordinator.
Landers has been a project engineer with Maumee Valley Fabricators Inc. and has excelled in many areas of the company since joining in 2008, thus proving his value to this new position.
Landers resides in Tiffin, with his wife, Kristi, and two daughters, Brianna and Avery.
In his position, Landers is to work directly under Steve Corthell, operations director, assisting in all areas of plant operations. He is to be responsible for quality control at both facilities.
For more information, visit www.mvf-rlm.com.
Car wash/bake sale Sept. 3 in Attica
A car wash/bake sale fundraiser to find a cure for ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, is to take place Saturday at Attica Marathon Gas station.
The bake sale is to begin at 8 a.m. and is to feature Nanny's famous cinnamon rolls.
The car wash is to start at 10 a.m.
Buy discount cards, help H-L boosters
Hopewell-Loudon Athletic Boosters are to have a fundraiser, selling discount cards that can be used at area businesses.
Each card is to cost $10 and is valid through September 2012.
To buy one, call Ron White at (419) 618-7722 or contact a fall sports athlete.
Annual Pro-Am to benefit surgery center
FOSTORIA - The 2011 ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction is to be Sept. 15 at Loudon Meadows Golf Club, Fostoria.
Proceeds are to support the purchase of a new high-definition video system for the hospital's three operating rooms.
"The idea of upgrading our existing equipment to HD technology is very exciting," said Joan Conine, director, surgical services. "We are very proud of our state-of-the-art surgical facilities as well as our dedicated and experienced team of physicians and staff. This new equipment will enable us to utilize some of the most advanced technology available to better serve our patients and families."
The golf tournament is to begin at 11 a.m. and is to be followed by the dinner at 5:30 p.m. The theme for this year's dinner and auction after party is Texas-style BBQ. Tickets for the dinner and auction are $35 per person.
Those who are unable to attend, but would like to support the cause, may participate in a 50/50 golf ball drop. Tickets are available for $15 for one ball (or chance) or three balls for $25. To purchase tickets in advance, please call the foundation office at (419) 436-6824.
The 2011 Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction is chaired by local philanthropist and business owner Judy Miller.
For reservations, sponsorships or donation information, call Evelyn Marker, executive director, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation, at (419) 436-6678.
Still time to Cruze
All summer, generous people have been giving blood through American Red Cross, and entering to win a new Chevy Cruze and Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Now, the time to participate is winding down.
Join American Red Cross, Dave White Chevrolet, Napoleon Harley-Davidson, K100 and 13abc in the sweepstakes and come to give blood at a participating Red Cross Blood Drive and enter to win. Sept. 25 is to be the last day to enter.
After Sept. 25, 200 finalists are to be randomly selected, 100 from Harley-Davidson entries and 100 from Chevy Cruze entries, and invited to participate in the sweepstakes' drawing Oct. 1.
One finalist is to win the Chevy Cruze and one finalist is to win the Harley-Davidson.
K-100 is to be present to announce the grand finale prize winners. Finalists are to be notified in advance of the drawing and must be present to win.
K100 and 13abc have teamed up to assist the Western Lake Erie Region to promote this campaign.
This campaign is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age and comes to donate blood or platelets in the region. Complete rules for the sweepstakes can be found at redcrossblood.org.
Market Day to continue in area of Clyde, Green Springs
CLYDE - Market Day is to be available to the residents of the Clyde-Green Springs area. With the closure of St. Mary School, McPherson Middle School is to continue the program.
Order forms are available at McPherson Middle School. People also can go to www.marketday.com, register and order online. Deadline for ordering is noon Sept. 6 via paper copy or 11 p.m. Sept. 9 online.
Pickup is 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 15. Arrangements can be made if people cannot get their order prior to 4 p.m.
For more information, call the school office or email@example.com.
Attica Independent Fair cheerleading results
Individual, first place - Kylie Hohman, youth; Alexia Woodley, middle school; Dee Echols, high school.
Pairs, first place - Sayler Wise and Rilee Conrad, pee wee; Chelsea Taylor and Junianna Roop, youth; Kylie Hohman and Larissa Laudick, middle school and Kelsea Allenbaugh and Kylie Hohman, high school.
Teams, youth first place, Riverdale Midgets; second place, Findlay Trojans; third place, Upper Sandusky Little Rams.
Small junior high non-tumbling, first place, Seneca East Junior High.
Small junior high tumbling, first place, Spencerville Junior High.
Large junior high, first place, Findlay Trojans; second place, Riverdale; third place, Upper Sandusky.
Junior varsity, first place, Wynford High School; second place, Seneca East High School.
Small varsity, first place, Seneca East High School.
Large varsity, first place, Riverdale High School; second place, Napoleon High School, third place, Elmwood High School.
All star pee wee, first place, Van Wert.
All star youth, first place, Flip Tuck.
All star junior high, first place, Van Wert.
All star high school, first place, Van Wert; second place, Extreme Storm; third place, Flip Tuck Flyers.
Grand champion, individual, Alexia Woodley; pair, Sayler Wise and Rilee Conrad; team, Findlay Junior High Trojans.
H-L to induct hall of fame members
BASCOM - The 2011 members of Hopewell-Loudon Hall of Fame are James Burns and Edward Frankart. The induction ceremony honoring them is to be 6:30 p.m. Friday at Chieftain Stadium, prior to the Hopewell-Loudon vs. Elmwood varsity football game.
Appels present research
Research already has linked better relationships with a person's family-of-origin to better mental health measures but it also may be associated with a healthy sense of "mindfulness," according to new findings.
A recent study conducted by Jonathan Appel, a professor of psychology at Tiffin University, and his wife, Dohee Kim-Appel, a therapist at Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services in Tiffin, demonstrated the quality of family relationships colors much of people's psychological development, their ability to balance emotions with constructive thinking and their ability to be "mindful" of self and others.
The Appels presented their research findings Aug. 6 at the 119th annual convention of American Psychological Association.
"The Relationship Between Bowen's Concept Of Differentiation Of Self And Measurements Of Mindfulness" was based on a study of individuals in various relationship types and how the relationships connected with a "mindful" perspective of the self and one's environment.
The Appels say they found mindfulness connected to "differentiation of self," or the ability to relate with others without losing one's healthy sense of self or becoming too emotionally overwhelmed by others.
"Our family relationships are usually the most intense relationships we experience, and families know how to push each other's buttons. Our research suggests that targeting both mindfulness and the health of one's family relationships has the ability to significantly improve one's mental health and even other core relationships, such as work relationships," Jonathan Appel said.
Tiffin native establishes scholarship endowment fund
FINDLAY In conjunction with 125th Endowed Funds Drive and Give Voice to Your Values Campaign of University of Findlay, new scholarship and endowment funds have been established.
Lorene Ashby, a member of University of Findlay's class of 1961, established Lorene King Ashby Scholarship Endowment Fund to benefit a full-time elementary education major with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Ashby is a native of Tiffin who taught in the Cincinnati area.
Dean attends youth program
HOUGHTON, Mich. - Alivia Dean of Clyde participated in Youth Programs on the campus of Michigan Technological University.