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Bid opening set

        The Lake Township trustees have set Nov. 7 as the date for opening bids for a new refuse collection contract for unincorporated areas of the township.

        The township has had a contract with Republic Services since 2014. The original 3-year agreement has expired and the township and hauling company have agreed to one-year extensions the past two years.

        Mark Hummer, township administrator, during a recent meeting of the trustees said the township will likely see a change in the recycling service offered by bidders as demand for non-metal recyclable materials has dropped significantly.

Looking for yellow-jackets  

        Russell Lamp, a local entomologist and owner of Integrated Pest Control, is continuing his offer to remove nests of yellow-jackets for free if they haven’t been sprayed.

        Lamp said he expects to be removing the nests until mid-October as his work removing hornet nests winds down.

        “Hornets are on the wane,” he said. “But we’re still finding active yellow-jacket nests in ground and on sheds and barns. They’re the ones that bother people at their picnics.”

        Lamp is looking for the hornets and several species of the yellow-jackets to fill the demand for their venom used by pharmaceutical companies to manufacture a de-sensitizing vaccine.

        To contact Lamp, call 419-836-3710.

Rally breakfast set

        The Committee for Children, a group promoting passage of Issue 9, the Lucas County Children Services levy, is hosting a breakfast to rally support among the community’s male leaders for this important community issue.

        “100 Men for Lucas County Children” will take place Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Park Inn by Radisson, 101 North Summit St. in downtown Toledo.

        Issue 9 is a 1.85 mill property tax measure. As a renewal, it is not a new tax. The owner of a $100,000 home will continue to pay $56.66 a year for 10 years to ensure that Lucas County Children Services has stable and sustainable funding to protect children from abuse or neglect at a time when the number of children needing help has increased due, in large part, to the opiate epidemic.

        Tickets to the “100 Men” breakfast are available on Eventbrite, on the website, or by contacting Deborah Rayford at 567-318-3161.

        The event is sponsored by the Committee for Children, Suzette Cowell, Treasurer.

Retired teachers

to meet Sept. 27

        The fall luncheon of the Lucas County Retired Teachers will begin at noon on Sept. 27 at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland.

        Speaker Dr. Dawn Shinew, of Bowling Green State University, will discuss current innovations in education training. Donations are being collected for Mom’s House. Members are encouraged to refer to the Slate for the specific items they need.

        Entrée choices include cranberry and bourbon chicken; slow-roasted beef with mushroom gravy or mushroom ravioli with olive oil and herbs.

        The cost is $20.50. Reservations are due Wednesday, Sept. 19 and may be made by sending a check to LCRTA for $20.50 with entree choice to Jeannine Petcoff, 15139 Todd Rd., Petersburg, MI 49270. (Please note new reservations chair.)


border wall

Do you think a wall along our Mexican border is needed?
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