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Ottawa County seniors who attend the Ottawa County Fair on Senior Citizen’s Day July 21 will have the opportunity to try some of the food options found on the midway using food voucher provided in cooperation with American Legion Post 8732, the Oak Harbor Boy Scout troop #316 and the Lions Club of Oak Harbor.

Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis to Ottawa County seniors only at local senior centers and the main office of Senior Resources, located at 8200 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

For information about the lunch vouchers or the events at the Ottawa County Senior Day at the Fair, call Senior Resources at 419-898-6459 or contact any of the six senior centers in Ottawa County.

Exchange program
Seven area residents will leave for the Middle East July 16 as part of a grant program titled “Young Entrepreneurs and Family Businesses.”

The group is the outbound portion of the program funded by the U. S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Citizen Exchanges. The residents will visit young entrepreneurs of family businesses in Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Fifteen young entrepreneurs from these countries visited NW Ohio and SE Michigan earlier this year.

Those traveling to the Middle East include Kent Buehrer and Husam Muhsen, both of Maumee; Colleen LaChapelle, Mouine Elkhatib and Teresa Smith, all of Toledo; Carrie Arnold of Bowling Green; Teresa Smith and Matt Birbeck of Lansing, Mich.

The exchange program is organized by the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development (GLC) and the Center for Family Business (CFB) at the University of Toledo College of Business Administration in collaboration with and support from the Al-Zaytonaah Private University of Jordan, Lebanese University and Zayed University of UAE as well as other local partners in NW Ohio and the Middle East. GLC is a collaborative effort of Bowling Green State University, Lourdes College, The University of Toledo and WSOS Community Action Commission, which is the administrative agent of the grant. The GLC was established in 1999.


Eagle Scout honors
Jonathan Griffith, 14, from Troop #160 in Millbury, became an Eagle Scout June 2.

Griffith qualified to receive the highest rank in Boy Scouts by completing his Eagle Project at Main Street Church on SR 795.  The project included construction of a fence to create a safe play environment for preschool children to play outside the church. Griffith’s efforts included planning, researching, recruiting and many hours of paperwork.

An Eagle Ceremony was held at St. John Lutheran Church, Williston, July 11.

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