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If anyone does not understand what living through the Vietnam War was like, they could get a sense of it by attending an Oregon banquet for families and veterans who were with local servicemen in Vietnam when they were killed.

“We Remember: Dinner with the Families” was conducted at Bayside Boardwalk on a Friday night, one day before the Oregon-Jerusalem Vietnam Memorial was dedicated at Clay High’s Memorial Stadium.

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The Northwood Community Veterans Foundation is recognizing Veterans Day with a service at the Northwood veterans monument at 6000 Wales Road, in front of the municipal building, on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.

The Foundation is offering to inscribe, for free, five paving bricks for five applicants interested in honoring a veteran. The bricks will be part of the monument. The Foundation will choose the five winning applicants at the service on Nov. 11.

Anyone can apply for the bricks.

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Whether incumbent Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn retains his position as the county’s “top cop” or he is unseated by his challenger, Lake Township Police Chief Mark Hummer, the next sheriff may well see plans for changes to the county jail facility come off the drawing board.

Voters will decide Nov. 4 which of the two men they want to head the county sheriff’s department, which is responsible for operating the facility built to house less than 150 inmates but often has a population of almost 170.

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Luckey will celebrate 125 years of ministering to the community on Sunday, Nov. 2.

The community is invited to come and help celebrate the church’s rich history, which began back in 1883 during the Black Swamp era. At the time, some members of Salem Lutheran Church on Bradner Road were having a difficult time traveling the dirt roads every Sunday to attend church. They felt there was a need to build a church in Luckey.

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A recently released 2007 state audit cleared the township of credit card fraud and “other illegal issues,” according to a press release issued by Trustee Joe Gray.

“Although earlier accusations by Trustee [Joe] Kiss and Fiscal Officer Julie Van Nest included credit card fraud and other illegal issues, there were no findings to support those concerns,” stated Gray in the press release.

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