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Angel Tree project

        Christmas help for residents of the Woodmore School District is available through the Salvation Army Angel Tree project.

        Applications are available at local libraries and utility offices until Nov 15.

Voting equipment test

        The Ottawa County Board of Elections will conduct a public test of voting equipment Friday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. The test will be held at the Board of Elections Office, located at 8444 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor, in the Veterans Memorial Building.

        Call 419-898-3071 for more details.

Donation drop-off

       Ottawa County once again has two drop-off-locations for Samaritan’s Purses Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox campaign.

        They include Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 360 E. Ottawa St. (call Larry Coats at 419-280-6743), and St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 Church Rd., Marblehead (call Jean Rhodes at 440-739-0759).

        Individuals, organizations, and churches can drop off their filled shoeboxes during the week of Nov.12-19 at either location. Hours are varied, call the location’s contact for hours.

        Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational Christian organization that collects shoeboxes filled with toys, and school supplies and hygiene items to deliver to children in need around the world. For many of these children, this will be the first gift they have ever received. Each shoebox will also include literature introducing Jesus Christ to the child.

Mail theft topic

of Moline meeting

        Theft of mail and theft of items from pieces of mail will be discussed at the Moline Neighborhood Watch meeting to take place at Mainstreet Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

        Brett Fuqua, from the Walbridge Post Office, will be the featured speaker for the meeting, according to Ron Craig, Lake Township Police Department’s crime prevention officer and community policing officer.

        “We have received information there may have been several mail-related thefts in the Moline area,” said Officer Craig. “We are still processing this information and gathering reports. We are working with postal inspectors and an official with the Office of Inspector General on this information.”

        Lake Township police officers are increasing patrols in the Moline area as a result of the recent incidents.

        While details of specific reports and pending cases cannot be discussed, Lake Township Police Department is working to disseminate information regarding steps the public can take to limit the public’s exposure to such thefts.    “Some of the information and reports of which we are aware pertain to pieces of mail that could be clearly identified as greeting cards. Because greeting cards may also contain cash, checks, or gift cards, thieves are looking out for such mail items,” Officer Craig noted.

        During the Neighborhood Watch meeting, which is open to the public, officials will provide valuable tips on how to more securely send mail.

        “One of the most important ways to preventing theft of items from the mail is to never send cash or checks with greeting cards. If cash or gift cards are taken, a person is out the cash or the cost of the gift card, but if a check is stolen, the thief now has your banking information. This information includes your name, bank name, account number, and bank routing number,” the officer pointed out.

        When this bank information falls into the wrong hands, the thief can start draining a person’s bank account, which could potentially lead to the loss of several thousands of dollars.

        “This is just a sampling of the information that we will be presenting at the Neighborhood Watch meeting in Moline on Nov. 7,” Officer Craig said.

        Reporting such thefts is very important in trying to find those responsible for mail thefts. Such incidents should be reported both to a local law enforcement agency and to postal officials.

        “Without a report, we would have no direct knowledge of the incident. If we are not aware of the activity, we have nothing to investigate. The same goes for the postal officials. We both need to receive the information directly from the victim.”

        Questions regarding the Neighborhood Watch meeting, or information on any crime prevention topic, may be obtained by contacting Officer Craig at 419-481-6354.

Little Sisters Sellathon

        The Little Sisters of the Poor will hold a Sellathon Friday and Saturday Nov. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day at 930 S. Wynn Rd., Oregon.

        The sale, which will be the last craft and rummage sale benefiting the residents of the Sacred Heart Home, will feature seasonal decorations, clothing and furniture. Everything must go.

Veterans dine free

        On Sunday, Nov. 11, Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants of NW Ohio will celebrate Veterans Day by honoring active duty U.S. military personnel and retired veterans with a complimentary double-decker Big Boy sandwich and a side of crinkle cut fries. Dine in only, one offer per guest with military ID.

        “The women and men of the U.S. military, past and present are great American heroes. It is an honor to serve those who protect the freedoms we hold dearly,” said Mary Beth Hammond, director of marketing at Bennett Enterprises.

        Participating NW Ohio locations include Northwood, Perrysburg, Toledo, Bowling Green, Defiance, Fremont, Maumee, Napoleon, Port Clinton and Tiffin.

Elf tickets

        The Broadway musical ELF is coming to the Stranahan Theater in Toledo. Tickets are available now for performances December 11 – 16.  Tickets can be purchased at the Stranahan Theater Box Office, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH 43614, online at or by calling 419.381.8851.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 866.314.7687.

        ELF is the humorous tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.




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