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Safety Town signups
Oregon Safety Town, a safety awareness program designed for children entering kindergarten, will be held June 8-19 at 8 or 10:30 a.m. and June 21-July 1 at 9 a.m.

Classes will be held at Starr Elementary School in Oregon. The program is open to children from Oregon and surrounding communities.

Registration forms are available at the Oregon Branch Library, 3341 Dustin Rd. or at Oregon Schools’ kindergarten registrations.

Book Nook dedication
The community is invited to the dedication of a Book Nook at Jerusalem Elementary School in honor of the late Betty Carstensen the late Betty Carstensen, a long time Oregon school board member, April 30 at 2 p.m.

In observance of Arbor Day, each student will receive a seedling tree, courtesy of the Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District.


Metro-area students earn academic honors
A  number of metro-area students earned academic honors at their chosen colleges and universities. They include:

Davis College: Adam Young, of Northwood.

Owens Community College: Andrew Brandt, Anna Christen, Sally Collins, Melissa Duly, Sara Houghtaling, Craig Jeffries, Melissa Lammers, Kayleigh Lutman, Joseph Mackey, Scott McNary, Thomas McNary, Robert Pegler, Katie Quinn, Kenneth Rose, Anna Rossler, Patrick Schumaker, Tracy Settelmeyer, Michele Sorensen, and Alys Vollmar, of Curtice;

Nicholas Alonzo, Albin Bauer, Kimberly Bernal, Barbara Brinke, Amber Brossia, Anna Buchan, Megan Childers, Kristine Cordell, Ryan Cordell, Andrew Cuevas, Christie Cuthbertson, Linda Davidson, Randy DeLuca, Corey Dinardo, Paul Emerick, Michael Floyd, Patrick Foley, Maria Gaskins, Chelsea Gfell, Becky Grogg, Katelyn Harman, Jerry Harris, Tara Haskell, Renee Hires,  Phatsawat Juikrathok, Cathleen Kern, Kenneth Krabill, Heidi Ledford, Lori Leech, Anne Malin, Melissa Massie, Mathew Materni, Katrina McRae, Debra Mettie, Patricia Metzger, Amelia Miller, AnaAlicia Munoz, Katrina Nestor, Chad Phillips, Lauren Reichow, Tammy Roberts, Joseph Rodriguez, Ryan Scanlan, Tracy Schertz, Sarah Schroeder, Nicole St.Clair, Amber Stout, Kaitlin Toensing, Michelle Triggs, Gary Tscherne, Joshua Vail, Michael Waddell, Amanda Walker, Ashley Weber, Karen West, Evan Widmer and Veronica Wright, of Northwood;


Owens Community College has announced a new Academic Achievement Scholarship Program that will allow area graduating high school students achieving academic excellence at the highest level to pursue a free college education at Owens.

The 2010 high school graduating class will serve as the first class of graduates to qualify for the program. Eligible students must be ranked within the top 10 percent of their graduating classes or have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average at their career center school, among other criteria.

“Every student graduating from high school should have the opportunity to pursue a college education,” said Ann Savage, Owens Executive Director of College Development. “The Academic Achievement Scholarship Program was created with the goal that financial barriers should not deter students from their educational pursuits and career aspirations.”

The new Academic Achievement Scholarship Program will be offered to qualifying students graduating from public and private high schools as well as career centers within the college’s legal district, which encompasses Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties and parts of Ottawa and Sandusky counties.


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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