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The H.O.O.V.E.S. (Healing of Veterans through Equine-Assisted Services)

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therapeutic program is now being offered at Vail Meadows Equestrian Riding Center in Oregon.

The program was founded by Amanda Thompson, of Riverbend Equine Therapy in Grand Rapids, who is an equine specialist certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Foundation.

A lifelong equestrian, Thompson is a veteran who experienced post-traumatic stress disorder after her military service. She started the program with the goal of reaching out to fellow veterans and sharing her recovery experiences with them.

Therapist Jodi Franks, also a lifelong equestrian, will work with Thompson during the H.O.O.V.E.S. therapy sessions. The parent of two children in the military, she is interested in exploring the idea of using pets as co-therapists.

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The student mission statement for Allen Elementary for 2009-2010 - “Good,

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With sheer determination and a detailed
plan, Allen Elementary fourth-graders set
out raise $1,000 for the American Cancer
Society. By the sixth day of the eight-day
effort, the students had collected $6,700.
The final tally will be announced at a school
assembly Feb. 12. (Press photo by Ken
Grosjean)

better, best ¬- never let it rest, `til your good is better and your better is the best” – is meant to be inspiring.

It’s a challenge the students took to heart in a recent whirlwind fundraising effort that began when Allen Assistant Principal Cari Buehler challenged the students to raise $500 for the ACS.

Buehler, a cheerleading coach, serves as the emcee for the annual Cheer for a Cure Competition, a fundraising event held in memory of the late Stella Bertz, who coached cheerleading in the Genoa district for more than 10. She succumbed to cancer in 2003.

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Cancer Study area expanded to eastern Sandusky Co.
The Sandusky County Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio EPA have expanded the former Clyde Cancer Study area to include all of Eastern Sandusky County, encompassing parts of Fremont.

The collaborating study partners would like to include as much health information as possible from affected families. They are currently requesting information from persons or family members of persons who may be candidates to be included in the study.

If you or a close family member were diagnosed with cancer and meet the following criteria - diagnosed since 1996, diagnosed with any type of cancer at age 19 or younger, lived in eastern Sandusky County at the time of diagnoses¬ - contact the Sandusky County Health Department at 419-334-6377 to talk with the Director of Nursing, Dawn Mason, or the Director of Environmental Health, Mary Dennis.

Those who are not sure if they or their member might be a part of the study area, are encouraged to call as well.

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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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