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What a very, very wet season we are having! Fortunately, most of our plants are weathering the moist conditions but our flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees are still being affected by the plant diseases, insect invasions, and garden varmint raiders that normally hit this time of year.

Every garden or flower bed at one time or another has plant diseases, bugs, poor soil, critter attacks, etc. and the battle is ongoing in dealing with them.

Luckily, we also all have common household and everyday materials that we can use to fight back. Convenient, money-saving, time-saving solutions lie at our fingertips and they are very effective against garden problems. So, now that your flowers and vegetables are planted and growing, make up your own remedies for fighting the weeds, bugs, diseases and anything else that threatens your blooms, shrubs, trees and vegetables.

The Ottawa County Fair is quite a unique event.

It’s one that works to honor the past while bringing in new acts and shows to help spur creativity relate to a new generation while honoring the fair’s roots — agriculture, livestock, good food and camaraderie.

This year, the fair, which begins on Monday, July 20, features a number of special events, notably the harness races, the hog-calling contest, a corn hole tournament, chainsaw-carving demonstrations, musical acts and an obstacle course, among other things.

It should be noted that the harness races have been extended to two days and the hog-calling contest will include celebrity judge Jon Peters, a.k.a. Big Nut, one of Ohio State’s most famous fans, who was brought to the event by the Ace of Clubs, a 4-H organization.

Children’s Theatre to present “The Sound of Music”
Oregon Community Theatre’s Children’s Theatre will present “The Sound Of Music” Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 23, 24, and 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday July 26 at 3 p.m. at Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.

The production, which features music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, is produced by David Henninger and directed by Beth Giller.

The musical tells the story of Maria, a postulant who proves too high-spirited for the religious life and is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in theatre.

Mercy officials and physician partners from Mercy Oregon Clinic, Toledo Clinic, and Toledo Cardiology Consultants (TCC) broke ground on July 13 on the new Mercy Medical Center – Oregon.

The $9.7 million construction project will be built adjacent to the existing Mercy Oregon Clinic office on Navarre Avenue on land provided by the clinic and recently purchased by Mercy.

It will consolidate, under one roof, services such as imaging, laboratory, rehabilitation services, as well as provide office and clinical space for Mercy, Toledo Clinic and TCC physicians. The two-story, 40,000 square foot building is expected to create at least 20 new jobs for the community.

The project is estimated to be completed in Spring 2016.

As many children as there are in your family, whether they’re your siblings or your own kids, there will be just as many approaches to money. Denying this truth can lead to tremendous frustration if not downright contempt for those whom you care about most. Learning to better understand the financial views of those in your family may allow a heightened sense of cohesion and better outcomes for all involved.

On a recent weekend, I was left in charge of my five daughters while my wife served in the Air National Guard. While traveling across town in our minivan, I decided to take a detour through a very depressed neighborhood. I wanted my young daughters to understand how differently some people live and to engage them in conversation about the topic of finances.

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