Tree pruning clinic
The Oregon Tree Commission is sponsoring a free tree pruning clinic Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr. in Oregon.
The clinic is intended for homeowners and interested persons having limited experience with the trimming and shaping of young trees. Participants will receive hands-on training. For registration and information, call the City of Oregon at 419-698-7016.
Oregon and Jerusalem Township area Veterans will be honored in a Veterans Day observance Nov. 11, at 11:15 a.m. at Clay High School’s Memorial Stadium.
Jerry Eversman, who recently chaired the Oregon Vietnam War Memorial Project, announced the 30-minute event will feature the reading of a proclamation honoring Veterans by Oregon Mayor Marge Brown.
Ohio State Sen. Teresa Fedor, a veteran of the Ohio Air National Guard 180th Fighter Wing and a ranking member of the State Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, will deliver remarks, as will Jeff Ziviski, a member of the Oregon Board of Education and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
At the observance, Eversman will announce the formation of a committee to fund a Korean War Veterans Memorial at Memorial Stadium. “We know of one soldier from the former Oregon Township who lost his life while serving in Korea,” Eversman said. “His name was Robert L. Beale and he lived on Stadium Road.” Beale’s two sisters, Nina Miller, of Destin, Fla., and Judy Dudrow, of Genoa, will attend the observance.
Pastor Kurt Tomlinson, of Christ United Methodist Church, will offer a prayer for all veterans and for all those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.
All veterans are encouraged to attend the observance.
St. Thomas Aquinas Boosters will hold their 10th Annual Ohio State-Michigan Chili Cook Off Nov. 21 from 7 to 11 p.m., 1430 Idaho St., Toledo.
The adults-only event will benefit the St. Thomas sports program.
A $5 donation includes admission, food, games, a table-decorating contest and DJ Rockin’ Ron. If you think your chili’s the best, enter it in the contest. For more details, call 419-693-5755.
Senior citizens luncheon
Oregon City Schools will hold a Senior Citizens Luncheon Dec. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
Reservations are required and are open to residents of the Oregon City School District as well as alumni and retired employees. Space is limited to 325 participants. RSVP beginning Nov. 24 by calling 419-693-0661, ext, 3280 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Northwest Ohio public safety, business and school officials, as well as first responders interested in receiving hands-on learning related to a new proactive response to a violent attack on a large number of people are invited to participate in a free A.L.I.C.E. Training Program at Owens Community College Nov. 13.
The training program will be offered and facilitated through Owens’ Office of Safety and Security from 1-3 p.m. in College Hall Room 99.
A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is a rapid-response training program that is designed to educate organizations on how to proactively respond to a violent attack on a large number of people.
During the two-hour training session, Owens safety and security command staff will highlight various strategies and techniques that enhance the traditional response “lockdown” protocol for individuals in a hostile intruder scenario.
For more information, or to register for the free class, call 567-661-2100 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2100.
Owens Community College will honor American at Veterans Day activities Nov. 11.
Coordinated by the student government, the Veterans Day commemoration event will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a flag raising ceremony in front of Administration Hall. A moment of silence will follow the ceremony. Additionally, guest speaker Robert Stewart, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and president of the Lucas County Veterans Services Commission will discuss his wartime experience and how it compares to modern-day military service. As part of the ceremony, Stewart will have on display a flag that was flying aboard one of the battleships when the United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor.
The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The results for the sixth and final Model Block project of 2008 have been released by the City of Toledo Department of Neighborhoods, marking a strong conclusion to this year’s neighborhood improvement program.
Model Block #6 (which lasted for two weeks) centered on the Birmingham neighborhood in East Toledo, in the area bordered by Front, Consaul, Woodford and Craig streets.
Assisted by the Birmingham Development Group, various city departments, including police, health, public utilities and public service, removed 18,120 pounds of trash, replaced 48 traffic signs, issued 17 clean up orders, and filled 291 potholes. The concentrated neighborhood police sweep resulted in 34 traffic violations, eight felony arrests, 21 misdemeanor arrests and the serving of 18 warrants.
“I applaud and thank the various City of Toledo departments and hundreds of volunteers who made the 2008 Model Block Program such a success,” said Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner. “Next year, once the cold weather thaws, this important neighborhood improvement program will return to further promote lasting, permanent change in our communities.”
Genoa fundraiser under way
A fundraiser is currently under way to benefit Genoa High School’s Honors Club, which recognizes academic excellence and improvement, as well as student leadership.
The project, which began Nov. 3 and will run about three weeks, involves the sale of frozen pizza, gourmet coffee samplers, cookie dough in eight varieties, roasted mixed nuts, flexible driver tool sets, auto safety kits, fire extinguishers, extra-life light bulbs and durable trash bags.
All households within the Genoa community will be called to be asked for support between 4 and 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings. All products are guaranteed and will be delivered, with no delivery charge or tipping.
Boosters plan fundraiser
The Genoa Athletic Boosters will hold their 12th Annual Ohio State/Michigan Reverse Raffle Nov. 21 at the Millbury Fire Hall, 28410 Oak St.
Dinner, which includes a half chicken and side dishes, is available for $10 beginning at 6 p.m. Carryouts will be available.
The raffle will begin at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets are $25 (admits two people) in advance and $35 at the door. Beer, wine and pop will be available.
Tickets are available from any coach or booster officer. Call Shelly Scheanwald at 419-836-9519 for more information.
The Ohio Army National Guard (OHNG) and Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) are opening the doors of the new Marksmanship Center to the public Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All members of the community are encouraged to come out and see Camp Perry’s new marksmanship training facilities.
The state-of-the-art marksmanship training facility was built through a collaborative effort of the OHNG and the CMP, and completed this past summer. During the open house, the public will have an opportunity to tour the facility, receive some gun safety training and fire on the new 10-meter range and its instant feedback electronic targets.
The CMP will conduct a safety briefing geared towards use of the 10-meter facility, but participants will find that the safety brief is informative for anyone who comes in contact with firearms. The CMP will provide air rifles and pellets, as well as instructor assistance for those who are neophytes at rifle target shooting.
Visitors will be treated to hot dogs and refreshments and will have an opportunity to watch Beijing Olympics shooting videos and purchase CMP sales items, including rifles. The CMP Store will be open for those who would like to see the government surplus rifles and other merchandise available at the Store.
Camp Perry is located approximately five miles west of Port Clinton on SR 2. To learn more about the CMP Competition Center, visit http://www.odcmp.org/0708/default.asp?page=CPCC.