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Free small business basics seminars offered in March
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” designed to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The seminar will cover the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

The March schedule includes:
• March 3 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
• March 24 – 4:30-6:30 p.m., Terra Community College (Building B, Room 101), 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont.

To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College toll-free 800-826-2431 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


ACT prep offered
Owens Community College will offer an ACT prep course, “Building Confidence with ACT Prep,” Monday evenings March 1 through 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 107 at the college’s Arrowhead Park Learning Center, located on Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.

The class is coordinated through Owens Workforce and Community Services. During each of the four sessions, students will be tutored in all five sections of the ACT test – English, math, reading, science reasoning and writing.

In addition to being tutored in these areas through one-on-one teaching, students will learn traditional testing strategies such as how to take a timed test and how to reason answers to difficult question.

In addition to offering the ACT preparation class, Owens serves as an ACT host site. The next testing date after the ACT preparation class is in April. Prior registration through ACT is required.

Limited seating is available and early registration is recommended for the prep course. For more information or to register for the class, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.


“Together We Can”
Solomon Lutheran School in Woodville will kick off its annual fund drive with “Together We Can,” an evening of fun, food and music, March 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Solomon gym.

The evening will include music by the Swingsters, a grazing station and dancing (a dance instructor will be on site to teach dancers a few moves).

No tickets are necessary. Families are welcome. Babysitting will be provided.


Giant garage sale
Clay High School Academic Boosters are looking for donations for their Giant Garage Sale, which will be held March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school.

Donations of clothing, household items, bedspreads, and other items may be brought to the school March 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. Help with unloading donations will be available.

Donations are tax deductible.


Mom’s Night Out
Starr Elementary School’s First Mom’s Night Out will be held March 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school gym.

The event will include vendors, food, fellowship and prizes. In addition, a Zumba class will be offered for anyone interested for a donation of $5.


Woodward 50-year reunion
Woodward High School alumni from the class of 1960 will hold a 50-year reunion April 17 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle.

A social hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner will follow from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

A number of rooms have been blocked for April 16 and 17 at the Crown Plaza, 444 N. Summit St in downtown Toledo. Call 419-241-1411 and mention the Woodward reunion.

For more information, contact Becky (Jeffrey) Lefevre at 419-726-1008 or Sandi (Williams) Blandzinski at 419-229-8552 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Reservations are required by March 15.


Scholarships available
The Bowling Green Branch of the American Association of University Women is sponsoring its annual Book Scholarship, which is awarded to women enrolled in a higher education program, who demonstrate financial need, and who are permanent residents of Wood County. Two $600 scholarships are available.

Applicants must be female residents of Wood County and have achieved sophomore status in a degree program. Non-traditional (25 years of age or older) female applicants who have returned to school to finish or begin a degree or to retrain, are enrolled full-time, and use Wood County as their permanent address will be given preference. 

The application form is available at http://www.bgsu.edu/organizations/aauw/page64474.html. Applications must be received by March 19.


Owens Foundation
The Owens Community College Foundation is offering thousands of dollars in scholarship opportunities to current and future students as part of the 2010-11 Scholarship Program.

More than 50 scholarships are available for the 2010-11 academic year.

Scholarship applicants must complete and return an application to the Office of Financial Aid by Feb. 26. Scholarship award notification will begin in April and will continue until all awards have been made.

For scholarships based on financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for the 2010-11 academic year must be on file in Office of Financial Aid by Feb. 26. FAFSA and Foundation Scholarship Program forms are available in the financial aid office or can be downloaded at www.owens.edu.

For more information on the various scholarship opportunities, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7603.


Zonta Club of BG
The Zonta Club of Bowling Green, which is dedicated to improving the status of women, will provide a maximum $2,000 scholarship to a Wood County female resident age 25 years or older who is pursuing post-secondary schooling or training.

Applicants, in addition to fulfilling the age and residency requirement, must have earned a high school diploma or GED, be enrolled in a post-secondary program of study, and show financial need. If awarded, the scholarship will be sent directly to the post-secondary school upon evidence of enrollment. The award is restricted to tuition, books and/or school supplies.

The application submission deadline is March 19. Application materials are available at www.bgzonta.org. Application packets are also available at the Wood County District Public Library, at the admission offices at most area post-secondary education institutions or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Wemmer Scholarship
The Toledo Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) have announced the availability of scholarships from the Dean Katherine Easley Wemmer Trust Fund for the 2010-11 academic year.

Applicants must be a female student enrolled for the 2010-11 academic year, a full-time undergraduate student in the junior or senior year at The University of Toledo; a full-time or part-time graduate student in any field at UT; or a member of the Toledo Branch of  AAUW who is doing post-baccalaureate work at the college or university of her choice.

Applications and more details about qualifications are available at www.womenscenter.utoledo.edu or www.financialaid.utoledo.edu/general_scholarship.htm, or contact Claire Schaever at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The deadline to apply is March 12.


Golden Eagle Café hours
The Culinary Arts Program at Clay High School has announced the days of operation for the student-run Golden Eagle Café for upcoming months.

The café will be open every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of April with the exception of March 16 and 18 and April 1, 6, and 8. Café hours are 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

For questions or reservations, contact Chef Rob Parmelee or Secretary Molly Kissling at 419-693-0665 ex. 2162. We are also building an e-mail list to notify people of upcoming menu specials, if interested, e-mail Chef Rob at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Fremont company makes donation
The Freeman Company, of Fremont, which offers engineered tooling solutions, recently made donation to Terra Community College that will benefit students in a variety of technical programs.

The company donated carbide end mills that will be used in the college’s machine shop and in the CNC lab. Students, ranging from first-timers to tool and die apprentices to engineering students, will use this tooling to machine their various projects.

Giving money to people along road

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