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On behalf of Bay Park Community Hospital, hospital President William M. Mueller presented 125 books to Coy Elementary School in Oregon. Bay Park Community Hospital employees also participate in the student-tutoring program, Oregon Reads. Over the past five years, Bay Park Community Hospital has donated 577 books to Coy Elementary. Pictured are Amy Molnar, Coy principal; Joyce Wilkinson, Oregon Reads volunteer from Bay Park; Mueller; Darlene Folk, Oregon Reads volunteer from Bay Park; Sherry Shaheen, librarian, Coy Elementary, along with students (bottom left to right) Ruthie Bonnice, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Jasmin Daly, Alicia Ramsey, Lexi Hornyak and Lucas Kohn.

Students honored with Phi Theta Kappa membership
The Alpha Omega Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society student inductees for the 2009 fall semester at Owens Community College included Alys Vollmar of Curtice; Mark Fosgate, of Elmore; Carol Doll, Chad Fairbanks and Stefan Bradstreet, of Stony Ridge;  and Nicholas Ragan, of Woodville.

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic excellence among two-year college students, provide opportunities for leadership training and an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals. In addition, the society promotes four standard hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Selection is based upon achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average and exemplifying academic excellence, as determined by faculty.

Academic honors
Several local students have earned academic honors at their chosen colleges and universities. They include:

Defiance College: Gene Snyder, of Elmore.


The Oak Harbor/Penta FFA Chapter recently conducted a “Toys for Tots”


campaign at the Oak Harbor High School.

Agriculture Business class members served together as the conducting committee overseeing the campaign. Members agreed to make the toy drive a competitive activity to spark a greater interest while also influencing a team approach to help those in need. Winners from the top three classes could choose from a pizza party, donut/bagel party, or cookie party as their reward.

The campaign ran Nov. 30 through Dec. 11. Toys were donated in each first period classroom then collected, counted, and the results tallied during second period. Twenty-five first-period classrooms as well as staff participated in the two-week event, donating an amazing 596 toys. All toys were donated to the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau to be distributed to those in need throughout the community.


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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