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Valentine deliveries

        Heartland of Oregon, Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, and Heartland of Perrysburg are offering a complimentary box of cookies with delivery for Valentine’s Day.

        Recipients must be 65 or older and reside in the Oregon ZIP code of 43616 or the Perrysburg ZIP code, 43551. Deliveries will be made the week of Feb. 12.

        If in Oregon, order by Feb. 9 by calling Kelsey Brandeberry at 419-262-6384 or email If in Perrysburg, order by Feb. 9 by calling Perrysburg Commons at 419-874-1931, For Oregon or Perrysburg, provide the recipient’s name, address and phone number, along with your Valentine’s greeting to be delivered with the cookies.

        Heartland of Oregon is located at 3953 Navarre Avenue.

Quilters to meet

        Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., Northwood.

        Lisa Spalding, owner of The Quilt Foundry in Maumee and a professional longarm quilter will be the guest speaker.

        Visitors are welcome. The $10 meeting fee will go toward the membership of $35 if attendees opt to join the guild.

        Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month (meetings are canceled if Oregon City or the Northwood school district is closed).

Merren family benefit

        A fundraiser to benefit the Merren family will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 from 4-10 p.m. at Bayside Boardwalk Banquet Hall, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon.

        Funds will go to help defray medical and other expenses for the family relating to Jeff Merren’s heart surgery and resulting complications.

        Merren underwent quadruple bypass and valve repair Oct. 23, 2017 at Mercy – St. Vincent Medical Center. A week later, he suffered a small stroke. He subsequently required emergency surgery at St. V’s. Unable to move for more than a month, he developed infection and bedsores and needed three additional surgeries.

        He has been at the University of Michigan Hospitals since Nov. 26. Earlier this month, he was moved to the hospital’s rehab program full-time for physical and occupational therapy.

        Jeff and his wife, Marianne, who works for Perrysburg schools, are the parents of five children, including one who is in college and two who still live at home.

        Tickets for the fundraiser are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Admission includes a taco bar (pop and water included). Beer and other adult beverages will be available for purchase. The event will also include a DJ and 50/50 and other raffles.

        Tickets are available at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, St. Thomas Campus, 729 White St., Toledo (call Carol Basinger at 419-698-1519 or Gladieux Home Center, 5120 Navarre Ave., Oregon (call Ron Gladieux at 419-693-0601).

        More info is available by contacting Becky Dunsmore, Coy Elementary School secretary at or Lynn Moran-Gajdostik at

        Donations may also be made to support the Merren family via the Jeff Merren Benefit Fund at GenoaBank branches.




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