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Scholarship golf outing
        The 20th Annual East Toledo-Oregon Kiwanis Thomas E. Lorenz Scholarship Outing will be held Friday, July 26 at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course in Oregon.
        The four-person scramble will feature a noon shotgun start. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Mulligans are available.
        The entry fee is $85 per person or $340 for a foursome. Reservations required by July 19. Participation is limited to the first 144 paid golfers.
        For more details, call John Eisenart at 419-346-0231.
Thrive Childcare an Ohio Healthy Program
        The Thrive Childcare centers in Oregon and Perrysburg are now part of the Ohio Healthy Program, a voluntary program for early learning centers that focuses on Healthy Activity, Healthy Eating, Healthy Growing and Healthy Families.
        While all early education programs must meet the minimum meal and snack requirements set forth by the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Ohio Healthy Program takes this a step further. To be approved by the Ohio Healthy Program, Thrive Childcare demonstrated an improvement to their menus by eliminating highly processed foods, serving whole-grain foods daily and adding a greater variety of fruits and nonfried vegetables.
        Thrive Childcare also added healthy policies and parent engagement opportunities to round out the Ohio Healthy Program requirements.
        “Our mission is ‘to inspire children and their families to THRIVE in all areas – spiritually, cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically.’ The Ohio Healthy Program is a perfect fit for what we hope to accomplish,” said Beth Guerrette, executive administrator of Thrive Childcare.
        Locations include 3530 Seaman Rd. in Oregon and 1134 Professional Dr. in Perrysburg.
        For more info, call 419-691-6313 (Oregon) or 419-873-0870 (Perrysburg) or visit
Terra State students plan craft, vendor show
        Terra State Community College’s first-ever Vendor and Craft Show will be held Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Student Activities Center on the Fremont campus.
        The Student Government is organizing this event to be more involved in the community and to raise money for their Student Involvement Scholarship, which will be offered to one student in the fall 2019 semester.
        Currently, there are 26 vendors registered, including Desi's Pet Treats, Colorstreet, Amber's Jams and Jellies, Mary Kay, Nuskin, D5 Jewerly and Gifts, Pampered Chef, S3 Vending, Sara's Crafts and more.
        Admission is free and open to the community.
Ottawa Co. 4-H educator
        Ottawa County 4-H announced Liz Hirzel as the new 4-H Educator for the county.
        Hirzel spent her first week on the job at 4-H Camp at Kelleys Island.
        An Agricultural Economics graduate from the University of Kentucky, she began her career as a commodity merchandiser in southwest Indiana. Her passion for teaching farmers how to market their grain, combined with a love of 4-H, ultimately led her to pursue an educational role in the 4-H world.
        A Wood County native, Hirzel grew up in the 4-H program, and rounded out her experiences as the 4-H Program Student Assistant for two summers. Her favorite projects included sewing, showing cattle and sheep; she also looked forward to 4-H Camp and the county fair each year.
        Hirzel said she is excited to join the Ottawa County community and looks forward to meeting all of the 4-H families.
Sports physicals offered
        The Magruder Hospital Urgent Care offers sports physicals during regular business hours, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. seven days a week. No appointment is required and the cost is $30, which is due at the time of service. Students/parents are advised to bring the physical forms with them.
        The Urgent Care at Magruder is located around the back of the medical building next to the Emergency Room. For more information, call 419-732-4017.
Fund to benefit  Ottawa Co. Jr. Fair
        The Ottawa County Fair is raising funds through the Kathy Booher Junior Fair Improvement Fund.
        Booher the Ohio State University Extension Educator for the county for 26 years, died Oct. 26, 2018. Throughout her tenure, she influenced generations with a passion for advancing the youth programs and the Junior Fair. Under her direction, the 4-H program grew and expanded through 4-H clubs, school programs and through other teen organizations under the 4-H umbrella. For many 4-Hers, the culmination of their project was showing at the county fair. This is where Booher was happiest, seeing the youth perform and being rewarded for their hard work.
        The fund established in her honor will highlight a project each year that will improve some aspect of the Junior Fair and keep her passion alive.
        The goal for 2019 is to raise $15,000 for two fans and signage for the Junior Fair Barn.
        Donations may be made to the KB Fund, Ottawa County Agricultural Society, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor 42449. For details, contact Michael Libben at 419-607-4054.
Lake Erie Center farmers markets set
        University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon, will present Farmers Market Fridays July 26, Aug. 10 and Sept. 6 from 3-6 p.m.
        For more info or to join the market as a vendor, call 419-530-8360 or email
Youth employment program
        Summer youth employment programs through Lucas County and OhioMeansJobs Lucas County have a different look in 2019 as the State of Ohio continues to promote year-round opportunities through the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP).
        Past summer programs were limited to providing temporary, part-time jobs to help youth and young adults gain work experience leading to the development of a career pathway. By merging these programs into CCMEP and offering both paid and unpaid work experiences throughout the year, participants can benefit from other services such as GED assistance, short-term occupational training, financial literacy instruction, career coaching, tutoring, and leadership development.
        The CCMEP combines funding from two different sources – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It offers individually tailored employment and training activities designed to help youth take the first steps toward life-long careers by building on their strengths and developing skills.
        The program is available to individuals who are under 25 years old and meet eligibility requirements. Youth who are no longer enrolled in school are encouraged to apply.
        For more information about CCMEP or to enroll, call Harbor Behavioral Health’s Youth Enhancement Services Program at 567-203-4040 or visit OhioMeansJobs Lucas County at 1301 Monroe St. in Downtown Toledo.


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