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The Vail Meadows Equestrian Center, 6118 Cedar Point Rd., Oregon, will host a Barrel Racing and Poles Competition through the Maumee Bay Buckle Series May 15 starting at 12:30 p.m.

All riders are welcome. The horse show is free to the public and includes a silent auction and two 50/50 raffles. All proceeds raised from the benefit will go to help Vail Meadows barn manager Micki Kohler and her family. Micki sustained severe head injuries after being thrown from her horse April 28 at Vail Meadows. She remains hospitalized in intensive care at the Toledo Hospital.

“Micki is a good friend and a wonderful lady who now needs our help,” said show organizer Wally Bell, a co-owner of Vail Meadows. “She has trained horses for more than 25 years and worked extensively with disabled riders, 4-H members, plus Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.”

Bell adds that donations are also being accepted to the Micki Kohler Benefit Fund at First Federal Bank branches in Oregon, Perrysburg and Maumee.

For more information, contact Bell at 419-697-8960, ext. 226, 419-290-1409 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Proceeds from the May 15 Maumee Bay Buckle Series will benefit Vail Meadows barn manager Micki Kohler, who was seriously injured in a riding accident A

A Bowling Green State University student’s love for her mom and lack of cash earned her mom top honors in the Alan Miller Jewelers Mother of the Year Contest.

Carolyn Perkins, of Perrysburg, was the winner. Her daughter, Heather Russell’s entry read:

“My mom deserves to win the Alan Miller Jewelers Mother of the Year contest because the only three words she needs to know are ‘I love you.’ She's is a hardworking, 92.5-listening, jewelry-wearing, seafood-loving, limo fanatic woman, who gives but never gets.

Please, choose her as the winner since I cannot buy her this amazing gift on my own due to my poor BGSU student budget!”

Carolyn won the grand prize package of a limo ride to Alan Miller Jewelers for a $500 shopping spree, from there they were treated to lunch at the Real Seafood Company, and then returned home by limo. Carolyn brought her daughter, Heather and six other family members along for the day of shopping and lunch.


Sandusky County Prevention Partnership and Drug-Free Action Alliance are teaming up to spread the word; Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking. 

Parents play a major role in their child’s decision to drink or not drink alcohol underage. In a 2008, Drug-Free Action Alliance survey, parents and high school youths were asked how alcohol factors in to the teen party scene. Parents and teens agreed that getting a hold of alcohol is no problem. Beyond that, 23 percent of teens said they had attended a party where alcohol was served (within the past two months), while only 12 percent of parents claimed to be aware of this fact.

A national survey reveals that by age 17, nearly half of these teens have been to a party where both alcohol and parents are present (CASA, 2006).

The message to parents hosting underage drinking parties is this:

• It is illegal, and by breaking this law, you can face up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine. Others can sue you if you allow anyone under 21 to consume alcohol and they, in turn, hurt someone or damage property. Additionally, officers can confiscate any alcohol, money or property used in committing the offense.



Giving money to people along road

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