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April 29, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Scrapbooking event May 5

MOPS at the Y is to host a scrapbooking fundraiser 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 5 at First Christian Church in Tiffin. Cost is $20 and includes snack and meals.

Registration forms are located at the Tiffin YMCA, Scrap Happy and on the MOPs at the Y Facebook page. This is the last week to register.

May meetings are scheduled for 9-11 a.m. May 10 and 24. Breakfast and childcare are provided.

Help spruce up Pleasant Union

The Pleasant Union Cemetery spring clean-up will be 9 a.m. May 5 with the rain date of May 12. All interested persons should bring their own tools.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. May 27 at the Cemetery Chapel. Alice Miller of Old Fort will be the speaker. She was a nurse in the Navy Nurse Corp during World War II.

Helen Derser and Don Stover will provide the music.

'Accessory Dressory' lunch planned

The Fremont Area Women's Connection is to host "Accessory Dressory" luncheon 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 8 at Anjulina's Catering, 2270 Hayes Ave., Fremont. The cost is $12, and a complimentary nursery is available by reservation.

The featured guest is Barb Moran of Personal D'Signs who will discuss how accessories help re-define the figure. The speaker is Meryl Bishop of Stonecroft, a volunteer from South Africa.

For information, contact Donna at (419) 680-2251 or email Betty at cwlfremont Registration deadline is May 3.

Scipio-Republic banquet June 23

The 115th Scipio-Republic annual Alumni Banquet is to be held June 23 at Republic United Church of Christ, 312 S. Madison St., Republic. It was voted on last year to change the date to the first Saturday after Father's Day each year. Invitations have been sent out to those on the mailing list.

Registration and social hour is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with the meal to follow served by the Republic UCC Rebecca Circle. A business meeting, remembrances and door prizes are to start at 2 p.m. The cost is $12.50 a person.

Those who did not receive an invitation but would like to attend may contact Sherry Smith at (419) 217-7417 or Paul Snavely at (419) 307-2172.

Library expands offerings

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has a partnership with Freegal, a network of public library websites that offer access to songs from Sony Music's catalog of artists. The service is to allow the library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library can download a select number of Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each month at no direct cost via The library is to underwrite the purchase of the music.

For more information, email or call (419) 447-3751.

'Sandwich Generation' to be addressed

Tiffin Seneca Public Library is to host the program "The Sandwich Generation" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Frost Kalnow Room.

The program is for people who find themselves caught between supporting their children and/or caring for their aging parents, while also trying to secure a comfortable retirement for themselves. 212 Capital Group is to walk the group through issues such as a proper estate plan, long-term care plan, Medicare and Social Security.

The program is free. Registration is necessary at the circulation desk or by calling (419) 447-3751. For more information, visit or visit the library's Facebook page.

Ronald McDonald to visit library

Children who are 3, 4, 5 or 6 years old can attend a special preschool story time with Ronald McDonald at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

Presented by McDonald's, "Booking with Ronald McDonald" is to be 1 p.m. Thursday in Frost Kalnow Room. Ronald is to teach children about reading, and the event also is to feature magic tricks, science experiments and a talking dictionary.

The program is to last about 35 to 40 minutes. Parents' attendance is optional. For more information, call (419) 447-3751, email or visit the library's Facebook page or

'Tales' program to be offered

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have a Tales for Twos & Threes series beginning May 8. Stories, songs and finger plays are included in the event 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. Tuesdays, May 8, 15 and 22, and a session at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, May 9, 16 and 23, in Frost Kalnow Room. The events are free. For more information, stop by Junior Library or call (419) 447-3751.

'Babies & Books' to be at library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to have "Babies & Books" in May. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 8, in 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 experience for babies and adults.

Community Wide Read to end

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to close the annual Community Wide Read with a book discussion about "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford at 3 p.m. May 6 in Frost Kalnow Room. Refreshments are to be provided, and the event is free. Multiple copies of the book are available for seven-day circulation. There is a display near the check-out desk. For more information, call (419) 447-3751.

'Generation Y' to be discussed

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is to host a discussion about the millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The generation was born between 1980 to 2000. Drinks and snacks are to be provided.

Get baking

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is to host a cupcake social at the library at 2 p.m. Saturday. People can take one batch of their favorite cupcakes to share. There is to be a contest for the best decorated and best tasting cupcakes. Prizes are to be awarded at the end of the social. Table service and drinks are to be provided.

Find fancy attire

SYCAMORE - Mohawk Community Library is to host its annual tea party 2:30-4 p.m. May 12. "Fancy Nancy" is the theme for the tea party. Parfaits, pizza, pink lemonade, crafts and stories are all part of the activity, which is available to girls ages 5-12. Sign up is at the library desk. Participants can attend dressed in their fanciest attire.

Weather man to visit Clyde

CLYDE - Ryan Wichman, an evening meteorologist for Toledo media, is to visit Clyde Public Library, 222 W. Buckeye St., at 6 p.m. May 7. He is to discuss predicting severe weather and being safe in severe weather and is to answer questions. He also is to show some of his storm-chasing videos. The program is free.

Volunteer training to be offered

CLYDE - Project READ, an adult literacy program focused on providing one-on-one tutoring by volunteers, is to have training 4-6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Clyde Public Library. To register or for more information, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 442.

Yarn club to meet

BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library Yarn Club is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. People can take their current project to work on, and extra yarn and needles are to be available for beginners. The next meeting is scheduled for May 12.

Candidates to be discussed

BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 7 p.m. today for the purpose of discussing superintendent candidates. No action is to be taken.

SE changes meeting date

ATTICA - The regular meeting of Seneca East Board of Education has been moved from May 21 to 7 p.m. May 14 in the board office. There is to be discussion about the possible rehiring of Gail Rogier as a part-time reading recovery teacher and Cathy Say as a full-time reading recovery/reading intervention teacher.

BCA to showcase businesses

Bridges Community Academy's spring event is 5:30-8 p.m. May 17. The theme "Bridges and Business, Partnering to Follow the Road to Success," and local businesses that have agreed to partner with Bridges in 2012 are to be showcased.

People can see representatives from Taiho Corp., Webster Industries, Clouse Construction, National Machinery, Quick Tab II, Mercy Tiffin Hospital, Heidelberg University, Tiffin University, St. Francis Home and Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, as they provide resources and real-life problems and products to engage Bridges students.

Team projects accomplished this year are to be showcased through technology in the Elizabeth Schaefer Apartments gymnasium. There also is to be music, artwork, a silent auction, a band performance and a short skit, "On the Yellow Brick Road," throughout the evening.

Reino's lasagna, salad and bread sticks are to be provided for $2 a person 5:30-6:30 p.m. A variety of desserts is to be available for 25 cents each.

TCS accepting open enrollment applications

Tiffin City Schools is accepting inter-district open enrollment applications for the 2012-13 school year. Inter-district open enrollment is for families living outside of Tiffin City Schools but want their children to attend one of Tiffin's schools.

Applications are available at the administration office at 244 S. Monroe St., or parents can call (419) 447-2515 to request one be mailed. Applications are considered in the order they are received.

Each student previously approved for transfer from another school district to Tiffin City Schools must reapply every year. Continuation or new placement is not guaranteed from one year to the next. Placement depends on class size and receipt of the completed application.

Open enrollment forms available

KANSAS - Students in any school district in Ohio can attend Lakota Local School District tuition-free through open enrollment. Application forms may be obtained from the office. Completed applications are to be accepted Tuesday through May 31. For more information, call (419) 986-6650, ext. 4302.

Mohawk to have cornhole tournament

SYCAMORE - Mohawk High School's chapter of Invisible Children United is to host a charity cornhole tournament at Mohawk 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday to benefit ongoing humanitarian work in Northern Uganda.

There is to be a children's division for ages 12 and younger, a junior division for ages 13 to 18 and an advanced division for ages 19 and older. Junior division prizes are to be 25 percent, 15 percent and 10 percent of entry fees in each division, except the children's division, in which there is no entry fee. Children are to be presented certificates and candy.

Entry fees in the advanced division are $20 per team or $12 per person. Entry into the junior division is $8 per team and $5 per person.

A snack bar is to be available serving hot dogs, walking tacos, candy and beverages. In the event of rain, the tournament is to be indoors.

Entry forms can be picked up at the Mohawk school office. They also may be obtained by calling (419) 433-0287 or by emailing

STAND to have prayer event

The Students Taking A New Direction group at Columbian High School is planning an event for National Day of Prayer, the first Thursday in May. The event is 6:45-7:30 a.m. Thursday at the flag pole memorial near the football field. In case of rain, it will be under the stadium.

John Roush, a retired Air Force colonel who is on the board of Youth For Christ in the area, is going to give a 10-minute devotional. There is to be music, and several pastors are to pray for specific areas of need.

Students can register for ACT

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Registration is open for the June 9 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Friday. Students can register online at or pick up registration forms from their high school counseling offices.

NR heads to Walt Disney World

NEW RIEGEL New Riegel High School was represented at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World March 28 as part of the Disney Youth Education Series program. Each year, individuals and groups from around the world travel to Walt Disney World to take part in one of the several Disney Y.E.S. programs offered throughout the resort. Areas of study include career discovery, life management, physical science, natural science, history, and art and humanities.

Mohawk FFA has banquet

SYCAMORE - The Mohawk High School FFA chapter had its 54th annual banquet April 12.

The major fundraiser done by the chapter is fruit sales. The top three sales people recognized at the banquet were Darby Walton, first; Jarred Shellhouse, second; and Meghan Chaffee, third. The other fundraiser done by the chapter is the fall barbecue. The top three salesmen were Meghan Chaffee, first; Brett Spencer, second; and Lindsay and Emily Daniel, third. The overall fundraiser salesperson was Chaffee.

Chaffee, Sabrina McDermott, Jarred Shellhouse and Erika Coldiron received awards for their academic excellence. Lindsay Daniel, Deon Morter, Grant Price, Shellhouse and Walton are to receive state FFA degrees at the state convention in May. Robert Gilliland is to receive his American degree in October at the national convention. Lindsay Daniel was selected in the top four in the state of Ohio for excelling in her supervised agricultural experience in veterinary medicine and is to receive an award at the state convention.

Freshman Austin Morter, sophomore Ciara Long, Walton, a junior, and senior Donny Smith received the 110% Award. The Star Awards went to Chaffee, a freshman; sophomore Emily Daniel, Shellhouse, a junior, and senior Candace Lease. The honorary chapter degree went to Bo Trusty.

The 2012-13 officer team is Shellhouse, president; Deon Morter, vice president; Kayla Draper, secretary; Lindsay Daniel, treasurer; Emily Daniel, reporter; Walton, Sentinel Career and Technology Center; and Grant Price, student adviser.

Grants awarded

The mission of Youth Advisory Council of Tiffin Charitable Foundation is to become educated about community needs and how members can help meet them by observing local non-profit organizations and taking part in the grant-making process.

Members are Brianna Twigg, senior, Bettsville High School; Lauren Reineke, senior, Calvert High School; Grant Gase, senior, and Christopher Daniel, junior, Columbian High School; Brandon Wise, senior, and Marissa Reinhart, junior, Hopewell-Loudon High School; Erika Coldiron, senior, and Tyler Krupp, junior, Mohawk High School; Benjamin Clouse, senior, New Riegel High School; Olivia Burke, senior, Old Fort High School; and Brooke Siesel, senior, and Riley Wagner, junior, Seneca East High School. The administrator is Debbie Gerschutz.

Recipients of grants made from The White Fund of Tiffin Charitable Foundation are Franciscan Earth Literacy Center for transportation of school partnership program students, Seneca County Youth Center for rehabilitation and programming materials, Camp Fire USA Camp Glen for high ropes course materials, Out & About Preschool Seneca County Park District, for gardening supplies, ecumenical sharing kitchen at St. Paul's United Methodist Church for Christmas in June and beef for meals, and New Riegel Local Schools District for technology in the classroom. Grants totaled $9,000.

Lease honored

SYCAMORE - Candace Lease, the daughter of Ray and Sandie Lease and a Mohawk High School student, received the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

STNA classes being offered

FREMONT - Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College offers state-tested nurse aide classes. The next session is to begin at 4 p.m. May 14 and is to be followed by a daytime session starting June 11. To register or for more information, call (419) 559-2255 or (800) 826-2431 or email

Senior forum concluding

FINDLAY - The sixth and final session in University of Findlay's spring 2012 senior forum is to be Wednesday in Alumni Memorial Union. To obtain a registration form, call (419) 434-4672.

Artwork on display

FINDLAY Owens Community College students are to have the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents as the Findlay-area campus hosts its annual Spring Student Art Exhibition titled "Our Best Yet" in the library gallery, now through Friday.

Local students whose work is displayed are Courtney Weaver of Carey, Brittany Eubanks of Bettsville, and Joshua Johnson, Mckenna Elder, Chelsee Beck, Stephanie Coleman, Aron Faeth, Jacob Hummel and Carl Snowden of Fostoria.

Admission to the gallery is free. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (567) 429-3088 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 3088.

Owens collecting denim

FINDLAY Owens Community College's Environmental Club is collecting used denim jeans, jackets and purses at the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses through its third annual "Recycle Your Denim" collection drive now through May 6. Collection points are in the Findlay campus' atrium area.

For more information, call (567) 661-7583 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7583.

USS Columbus reunion set

Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus SSN-762 past and present are invited to a reunion Sept. 12-16 at Holiday Inn Portland Airport, Portland, Ore. To attend, contact contact Allen R. Hope, presidevent of the USS Columbus Veterans Association, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Waye, IN 46815-4505, by phone at (206) 486-2221 or

Those who would like to share memories and camaraderies with old friends or new ones may also contact Hope.

Carmie's 5 pound burger conquered

Carmie's Bar and Grill, 2458 S. SR 231, Tiffin, has a 5 pound Burger Champion.

Stephanie T. of New Mexico became the first challenger to finish the 5 pound burger and pound of steak fries in less than 30 minutes. As the first champion, she received $300, 15 percent off for life, a 5 pound Burger T-shirt and her picture will be placed on the Carmie's Wall of Fame.

Kirgis to retire

Harold Kirgis will retire May 2 after 50 years of service at RR Donnelly, Willard. He started his career in 1962, as a proofer and has been a bank person, caster operator, caster monitor, rollfed stripper operator and is retiring as a rolltender.

Harold and his wife, Mary, live in Attica. They have two sons, Mathew and Jason; five stepchildren, Ann, Tom, Randy, Diane and Brian; and nine stepgrandchildren.

Harold enjoys farming, gardening, mowing yards, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren.

Old Fort Bank receives SIEDC award

The Old Fort Banking Company was recently recognized at the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation annual dinner.

"The Partnership in Development Award" was presented to Michael C. Spragg, president and CEO of The Old Fort Banking Company by John V. Arnold, chairman of SIEDC Board.

The Partnership in Development Award is bestowed upon individuals or businesses committed to building a better economic future for the citizens of Seneca County and for continued support of SIEDC and their activities.

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