Friday, 03 October 2008 16:09
Absentee ballots for the November General Election are now available at the Ottawa County Board of Elections, 8444 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor, in the Veterans Memorial Building.
Voters may vote an absentee ballot at the board office 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 3 and on Saturday Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. An application to have a ballot mailed may be printed from www.co.ottawa.oh.us or voters may call 419-898-3071 or 800-697-9807 to request an application or obtain more information.
Flu, pneumonia shots
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center, in conjunction with the Lucas County Health Department, will offer flu and pneumonia shots to all high-risk senior citizens Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is located at 1001 White St. Enter at the back ramped entrance. Doors will not open until 8 a.m.
Vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will not be accepted. The cost is $20 for the flu shot and $40 for the pneumonia vaccine. The health department will bill Medicare/Medicaid.
Courthouse open house
The newly restored murals at the Ottawa County Courthouse will be showcased at an open house on the third floor Oct. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Visitors may also tour the first floor of the courthouse hallway and commissioner’s assembly room and view the me-morial tablets listing Ottawa County residents who served in the Civil and Spanish-American wars.
The courthouse is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sheriffs plan workshop
Sheriffs from eight Northwest Ohio counties will meet Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. at the Wood County Sheriff’s Office in Bowling Green to explore ways to save taxpayer dollars by pooling resources.
The specific topic for discussion will be the transportation of inmates to and from Ohio prisons. Sheriffs will look at developing a procedure whereby agencies can fill empty seats in transport vehicles with inmates from other agencies.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn 419-345-9008.
Donor tree fundraiser
The Oak Harbor Public Library is offering patrons the opportunity to show their support for the library or to honor a friend or loved one by purchasing brass leaves for a donor tree that will be mounted at the library.
Leaves may be purchased for $100 each. The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor provided the seed money for the tree. The Friends of the Oak Harbor Public Library is conducting the fundraiser, with funds going to buy furnishings and display cases for the new local history room, which was part of a recent renovation to the library.
Sponsorship forms are available at the library, 147 W. Main St., Oak Harbor.
All area women are invited to a “Bountiful Harvest” luncheon and program that will be sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Oct. 9 at noon at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Heidi Phillips from the Wood County Extension Service will share ideas on what to do with all of the fall bounty from the garden. Deanna Dickinsen, of Curtice, will provide vocal entertainment and Delores Mitson, from North Canton, Ohio, will discuss, “How Change Brings New Hope and Excitement to living.”
The cost is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Caryl at 419-476-2604.
The Ottawa County Republican Central Committee meeting previously scheduled to meet at the Riverview Health Care Campus in Oak Harbor will now meet Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Mon Ami Restaurant in Port Clinton.
An optional dinner will be held at 6 p.m. before the meeting.
Aerobics program starting
Maumee Bay State Park, in conjunction with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will offer a fall/winter aerobics program.
The classes, open to adults 18 and older, will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Maumee Bay Resort lodge pool. Three eight-week sessions will be offered at a cost of $30 per session. The first session will run Oct. 6 to Nov. 26. Call 419-698-7145 for more information.
The James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center in Oregon will offer flu and pneumonia vaccines Oct. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. The center is located at the corner of Bayshore and Stadium roads.
Vaccines will be administered by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department to children 3 to 18 years of age, adults at increased risk for severe complications from flu, pregnant women and persons age 50 and older. The fee is $20 for the flu shot and $40 for the pneumonia vaccine. The Health Department will bill Medicare Part B, any Ohio Medicaid program and Paramount insurance.
Vaccines will be administered at the center by Mazim Health Systems Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no co-pay to Medicare Part B participants and $30/flu vaccine and $45/pneumonia vaccine.