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With worsening economic conditions, consumers should think twice about purchasing gift cards from retailers and cards issued by banks and credit unions, advise the editors of Consumer Reports Money Adviser.

Gift cards may seem like the perfect holiday present, unless you’re left holding cards from Sharper Image, Bombay Company, Levitz, company-owned Bennigan’s restaurants and other failed or financially ailing businesses.

One of the busier pieces of equipment at the Harris-Elmore Public Library in the coming year will probably be the computer scanner.

After receiving a grant of $1,900 from the Ottawa County Community Foundation and dipping into its own memorial fund donations, the library has begun putting materials in the Local History Room into digital format, which will make them available to the public on the library’s website.

The Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club is known locally for its charitable contributions.

The Rotary has sponsored a "Breakfast with Santa" at Clay High School for the past 7-8 years and has donated funds to the Challenger Learning Center for the past several years. The Rotary has also donated funds to Polio Plus for many years.

Last year the Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club, which was sponsored in 1987, distributed dictionaries to third grade students in the Oregon and Northwood school districts. Each of the approximately 300 dictionaries was inscribed with each student's name.

December 23 will be Julie Muffler's last day as the director of the Challenger Center of Lucas County.
Muffler, 57, has been the director since the Challenger Center opened in 2003.

Prior to this position she spent three years as manager of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, Calif.

Her next position will be as the deputy director with NASA's education specialist program at Penn State University in State College, Pa.

The Oregon school board will discuss its five year financial forecast at a meeting on Monday. The discussion will review revenues, and whether an operating levy is needed on next year’s ballot.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the media center at Clay High School.

The board will also discuss how to appropriate funds from a permanent improvement levy voters passed in November. The district will start collecting the revenue in January, according to Jeff Ziviski, vice president of the school board.

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