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A workshop for farmers interested in establishing a Community Supported Agriculture program will be held Nov. 6 at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, State Route 590, in Gibsonburg.

Registration for the workshop, which is being sponsored by the Center for Innovative Food Technology, begins at 9 a.m. The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Speakers will be John and Diane Franklin, who operate the Rocky Gardens CSA in Davisburg, Michigan.

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George Jensen is encouraged by the number of volunteers who’ve assisted with the Society of St. Andrew’s most recent local gleaning projects.

“The last two gleanings we had between 40 and 50 people show up, compared to earlier in the summer when we had a strawberry gleaning and only six people showed. Our communication is getting better,” he said last week. “We have had a lot of cooperation from growers. Only one so far has turned me down.”

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Because of today’s poor housing market, local community organizations are now spending their resources helping individuals facing foreclosure instead of renovating homes.

As a result, Housing East Revitalization Corporation is consolidating its operations with Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Toledo, Inc.

Both NHS, with offices on Second Street in East Toledo, and Housing East, under the auspices of its long-time director, Paul “Pat” Hecklinger, were in the business of renovating homes in older neighborhoods. Both are having a difficult time finding buyers for their product in today’s market.

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The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Oct. 27-31. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803.

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The Press has learned that Jerusalem Township Trustee Rodney Graffis must repay the township $20,174.04 for health insurance reimbursements he illegally received for health insurance coverage, according to a 2007 state audit.

The report, released on Thursday by the Ohio State Auditor’s Office, stated Graffis was already getting health insurance coverage through his union.

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