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Sunday announcements

August 19, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Registration open for Mothers of Preschoolers

Registration is going on now for Mothers of Preschoolers at the Y.

This year's theme is "Plunge, love as if your life depended on it."

The first meeting is 9-11 a.m. Sept. 13. Childcare and brunch is provided.

For information, call Crystal at (740) 361-0320.

Teen moms to meet at Y

Teen Mothers of Preschoolers at the Y is new this year. Teen MOPS is for moms younger than 20 years of age pregnant or with preschool aged


Meetings begin Sept. 8 and will be hosted 10-11:30 a.m. the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Childcare and brunch is provided.

The group is funded through the Tiffin Charitable Foundation - White Charitable Fund.

For information, call Crystal at (740) 361-0320.

Library to host 'Hunger Games'

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will host a back-to-school movie matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Frost Kalnow Room.

The event will feature the movie "Hunger Games," which is rated PG-13 and runs 142 minutes, and is open to both teens and adults. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, check us out on Facebook or visit

Read, see 'Where the Wild Things Are'

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will present the program "Where the Wild Things Are" as part of the "Read It-See It" series with The Ritz Theatre. The program is at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in the Junior Home Room.

The event will feature a reading of the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, as well as games, crafts and activities for kindergarten through 5th grade children. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas, just like the main character of the book. Refreshments will be provided.

The Ritz Theatre will feature the motion picture "Where the Wild Things Are" at 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Patrons who present their library card are to receive a free popcorn.

The "Read It-See It" series is a partnership between Tiffin Seneca Public Library and The Ritz Theatre.

Please call the library at (419) 447-3751 to register. For more information, find us on Facebook and Twitter or visit

Kimmet leads senior outreach

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has announced the appointment of Janet Kimmet as senior outreach coordinator, effective Aug. 13.

Kimmet, a T-SPL staff member since 1986, is head of extension services, and delivers books to the homebound. She is in charge of the "Talking Book" and "Mother Goose" services, and compiles and delivers book collections for nursing homes and residential facilities for senior citizens.

Kimmet will continue to work with local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but now will bring interactive programming to residents, as well as host senior citizen events at the library.

"The library has offered this outreach service for over 20 years, and I hope to continue these popular programs for seniors in the county. I'm looking forward to a new challenge," Kimmet said.

"We at T-SPL are pleased to announce that Janet Kimmet has been named the library's new senior citizen outreach coordinator," Library Director Tim Hagen said. "This position, funded in part by the Allen Eiry annual grant, will complement Janet's current and longtime duties as the library's head of extension services. Janet's assuming this new responsibility speaks highly of her willingness to try different challenges and provide continued, excellent services for the public. I, and I suspect others, eagerly await her new ideas and fresh perspectives, come fall, in this new role."

Group to talk 'Follow the River'

Tiffin Seneca Public Library's adult book discussion group, "Let's Talk About It" has announced the title for its next meeting.

"Follow the River" by James Alexander Thom will be discussed at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6 in the Junior Home Room.

Copies of the book have been moved and are available at the information desk.

Refreshments will be provided at the free event.

For more information, call the library at (419) 447-3751 or e-mail

Library to have book sale

The Friends of the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will host a book sale 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 1-4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Frost Kalnow Room. Sept. 9 is to be the library's first open Sunday of the fall season.

Adult and children's books, media items and art reproductions are to be sold during the event. Book donations for the sale will be accepted starting Sept. 4 during the library's open hours in the Frost Kalnow Room. All items must be in good condition.

The Friends of the Library supports T-SPL with funds raised through the book sale and other fundraisers throughout the year. Funds raised in the past have provided financial support for children and young adults' summer reading programs, special events for adults, and major purchases, such as


For more information, e-mail, find us on Facebook, or visit

Mohawk to host retro read

SYCAMORE - It's a blast from the past!

Sign up at Mohawk Community Library to register and receive a No. 2 pencil and an eraser, then check out a book from years gone by. Patrons are to receive a bookmark for each book checked out from the 1970s, 60s, 50s or older.

Retro Read begins Monday and ends Sept. 29, when a drawing is to be held at the close of business.

Kaubisch hosts book sale

FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to host a book sale beginning Friday and continuing through Aug. 28. Items available will include books, CDs, videos and magazines. Most paperbacks will be 25 cents and hardbacks will be priced as low as 50 cents. Monday and Tuesday, any remaining items will be priced at "a buck-a-bag."

For more information, contact the library at (419) 435-2813.

Open house scheduled

CLYDE - The Clyde Elementary School open house for grades 1-3 is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Orientation for new students is at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Kindergarten orientation is at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday.

Board to meet Tuesday

The Tiffin City Board of Education's Business Advisory Council is to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Administration Building in the conference room.

V-S seeks adult students

Vanguard-Sentinel is taking registrations for part-time adult education classes in Tiffin and Fremont.

To register, contact Sentinel Career Center at (419) 448-1212 ext. 3008 (Tiffin) or Adult Career & Technology Center at (419) 334-6901 ext. 2701 (Fremont).

Registration is requested more than two weeks in advance. Without sufficient enrollment, classes will be cancelled.

Anti-Bullying advocate to speak at Findlay

FINDLAY - Anti-bullying advocate Jodee Blanco is to present "Please Stop Laughing at Me" at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Blanco's presentation is sponsored by The University of Findlay's College of Education. There is no cost to attend.

Blanco's presentation shares the name of her best-selling book, "Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational Story." She also authored its sequel, "Please Stop Laughing at Us: One Survivor's Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying." Blanco will be available for book signing following her presentation.

"Please Stop Laughing at Me" has been recognized as an essential resource by the National Crime Prevention Council, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Association of Youth Courts, Special Olympics, the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Teaching magazine and other state and local organizations, such as law enforcement coalitions and school safety groups.

Frankart makes dean's list

LIMA - Jacob C. Frankart of Bloomville has made the dean's list for the June 2012 session in the College of Applied Technologies at The University of Northwestern Ohio. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the dean's list.

Hospice recognized for veterans aid

Community Hospice Care has been recognized as a "We Honor Veterans Partner, Level 1" by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Hospice-Veteran Partnerships are coalitions of community hospices, Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, end-of-life care and community organizations and others working together to ensure that excellent care at end-of-life is available for our nation's veterans and that support is available for their families. These partnerships can be community-based or statewide and may function independently or within an exisiting structure. The national HVP program is a joint effort of the VA Hospice and Palliative Care Program and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

VA and community providers can work together to:

Improve veterans' access to hospice and palliative care and transitions across care settings.

Ensure every veteran is able to receive hospice care at the time and place of need.

Strengthen the relationships between community hospices and VA facilities.

Initiate comprehensive end-of-life community engagement plans designed to reach veterans.

Collaboration is important because it promotes:

HVP members collaborate with each other to improve the end-of-life care for veterans.

HVP members share information with each other about services they provide and how veterans can access them and how to resolve issues related to referral and reimbursement.

HVP members educate each other and share resources to increase their veteran-specific knowledge and skills.

For more information, contact Alice Frazier-Snook, LSW at Community Hospice Care at (419) 447-4040.

Catholic group attends national convention

The Catholic Order of Foresters met for the 49th quadrennial convention Aug. 11-14 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Attending from New Riegel Court No. 52 were Bob Tiell of Alvada, Ken and Brenda Goshe of Fostoria, and Father Ron Brickner of Vermilion. Also attending was former New Riegel All Saints pastor Father Ron Shock of Assumption Court No. 54.

Constitutional changes, resolutions, and leaders for the next four years were adopted and approved.

Catholic Order of Foresters is a fraternal life insurance and annuity company open to all Catholics. They are the fifth largest Catholic Fraternal in the United States with more than 130,000 people with membership courts in 38 states and headquarters in Naperville, Ill.

New Riegel Court No. 52 was established in 1893 and will celebrate 120 years next April.

For more information, contact Ken Goshe at (419) 937-1285 or Bob Tiell at (419) 595-2756.

Small business seminars set for September

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, Small Business Basics, about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The seminars feature lessons on the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

The schedule is:

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at Ottawa County Improvement Corp., 8043 W. S.R. 163, Oak Harbor.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce, 19 W. Market St., Tiffin.

9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19, Erie County Chamber of Commerce, 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Building B, Room 101, Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

These events are free.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College, at (800) 826-2431 or (419) 559-2210, or by email at

Wolf awarded military honor

Army Specialist Kathleen "Katie" Wolf was awarded the United States Army "Combat Action Badge" for her participation in combat action this spring.

Wolf's helicopter was engaged by insurgents with small arms and rocket propelled grenades at close range March 17. This occurred while her aircraft was placed in harm's way and in close proximity to enemy forces on the ground.

Additionally, Wolf received the United States Army "Air Medal" for flying over 500 hours as a door gunner in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during the past 11 months of her deployment.

Wolf is a member if the 82nd Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade deployed in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. She is the daughter of Chuck and Peggy Wolf. Family and friends are planning a welcome home party for Katie when her deployment ends this fall.



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