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It may have been a small thing, but to the members of Oregon City Council, Mayor Mike Seferian and Police Chief Mike Navarre, what young Elijah Meade, 11, did on Sept. 4 deserved recognition.

During its Sept. 10 meeting, council applauded the quick thinking of Elijah, a fifth-grade student at Starr Elementary School.

Townships and municipalities in Ottawa County are being asked to conduct inventories of their emergency equipment to determine if they’re sufficiently supplied to address their needs during natural disasters.

Fred Petersen, director of the county’s Emergency Management Agency, said the communities were asked to review their emergency systems such as sirens, generators, communications, and related equipment as part of the county’s mitigation plan for natural disasters, which must be updated every five years, according to regulations included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency Mitigation Act.

Most Ottawa County workers will be enjoying a four-day Christmas break thanks to the county commissioners.

Christmas falls on Tuesday this year. In recent weeks, the three-man board decided to also keep the Ottawa County Courthouse closed Monday, Dec. 24 – amounting to a four-day holiday.

Last summer, Ron Overmyer ventured as a volunteer to the Kasese District in Uganda where he assisted maize growers on subsistence farms.

This year, he was back in Africa to work with the Agricultural College of the Catholic University of Mozambique where he helped prepare a feasibility study for developing 750 acres into a commercial farm operation.

The head of the Millbury Fireman’s Association says a decrease in the association’s membership and a slow economy were behind their decision to not host the annual ox roast this year.

Jonathan Hart, president of the association, said the membership didn’t think it could deliver a “quality event” this year.

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