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Owens Foundation awards $111,000 in scholarships
Owens Community College Foundation has awarded more than $111,000 in scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year to students for their outstanding achievements.

Scholarship recipients included:
• Julie Rowe, of Oregon –Chuck Holsclaw Memorial Scholarship, $1,000.
• Megan Cantu, of Oregon – Owens Community College Bookstore Scholarship, $500.
• Gina Cipolla, of Oregon; Jennifer Nelson, of Oregon; Penny Patterson, of Pemberville – UPS Scholarship, $500.
• Shelby Broka, of Oregon – Matthew D. Winckowski Scholarship, $500.
• Kyle Simok, of Northwood – Jones-Hamilton Co. Scholarship, $900.
• Julianne Hansen, of Northwood – Perrysburg Rotary STRIVE Scholarship, $1,000.
• Renee Hires, of Northwood ¬¬– President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship, $950.
• Lauren Murtaugh, of Graytown – Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship, $500.
• David Sims, of Millbury – Fred C. Heck Scholarship from the American Society for Industrial Security International, Toledo Chapter, $500; Detective Keith Dressel Memorial Scholarship, $500.
• Penny Patterson, of Pemberville – Bill Buck Memorial Scholarship, $376.
• Zachary Welling, of Pemberville – John Deere Scholarship, $900.
• Charlene Black, of Pemberville, and Olivia Duty, of Woodville – Owens Community College Foundation Honors Scholarship, $500.
• Brandy Campbell, of Walbridge; Megan Cantu, of Oregon – Toledo Community Foundation - George and Luella Shoemaker Fund, $500.
• Post-Secondary Option Book Scholarships – Danielle Bockbrader, of Walbridge; Kaitlin Herrick, of Luckey; Tyler Hoodlebrink, of Pemberville; Samantha Muntz, of Genoa; Breann Pfouts, of Walbridge; Kyle Simok, of Northwood; $400.


Financial aid planning can be intimidating, and you may not know where to turn for answers. The financial aid officers at colleges and universities are there to help. The Associated Colleges of the Midwest suggests families ask the following questions:

• What kind of financial assistance does the college offer: need-based, merit-based or both?

• Can the college provide an early estimate of what our financial aid award might be?

• What forms are needed in order to apply?

• When are financial aid applications due?

• What student costs are taken into account by the financial aid office? Tuition, room, board, transportation? What about additional expenses such as books, fees, computers and personal expenses?

• What’s included in the comprehensive fee? For example, do students have to pay extra for computer time or to attend campus events (concerts, plays, films, lectures, athletic events, etc.)?

• When will we be notified about the amount of assistance we can expect?

• Does the institution have an appeal process to review special circumstances?


A new group, called Two Villages, was formed in January by eight members of the Woodmore community to help parents.

The name of the group is a twist on the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” and it represents all people in Woodville and Elmore, including civic groups, churches, school groups, businesses and individuals. It was started because these people “recognize the suffering of our family, friends, and neighbors as they – and we – grieve the loss of several young lives,” says Jayne Klett, chair of the group.

“We are committed to finding out what we don’t know about the lives and pop culture of our children so that we can create a community where they can grow in healthy and safe ways,” Klett said.


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