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Oregon City Council last Monday unanimously approved the city’s 2012 budget.

Administrator Mike Beazley said the city has held lengthy hearings with the Finance Committee “and considerable input from council,” on the proposed budget.

Beazley said $10,000 was added to the capital improvement budget for banners on Navarre Avenue since council discussed the budget at the last meeting.

The 620 students and staff at Starr Elementary School in Oregon was very busy this year collecting food for the Oregon Health and Welfare Advisory Committee’s annual Christmas Basket Program.

In fact, the Starr Bulldogs, with their teammates, The Angry Birds, collected so much that the school was left with a real mountain of food.

For the Lake Township trustees, Santa this year is dressed in a dark blue uniform.

Union members of the township police department have agreed to waive a 2 percent wage increase scheduled to go into effect in 2012.

The waiver will be in effect the first half of the year.

Food recall data on health dept. website

The Ottawa County Health Department is reminding the public its website has up-to-date food recall lists: www.ottawahealth.org.

The listing, which was added to the health department website several years ago, is updated as staff receives information, said Ottawa County Health Commissioner, Nancy Osborn. Items are deleted from the list after 60 days.

Nursing home visitation is not limited to friends and family, nor is it limited to the holiday season. Visits help residents maintain connections with their communities and have a high quality of life.

The Ohio Department of Aging has declared Dec. 24-31, 2011 as the sixth annual “Visit a Nursing Home Week” in Ohio and encourages all Ohioans to use the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day to continue a tradition or develop a new habit of sharing their time and compassion with residents all year long.

race relations improved

Has President Obama, America's first African American president, improved race relations since he has been in office?
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