Jennifer Buxton was re-elected in October to serve a second two-year term on the WSOS Board of Directors.
Buxton was elected at a public meeting at the WSOS Child Development Center in Port Clinton. She joined the WSOS board in 2007 to serve a two-year term that expires in December.
Each year, a public meeting is conducted to elect a representative from the low-income population of Ottawa County to the agency’s board of directors. Currently, there are two such representatives – Buxton and Rebecca Martin, also of Port Clinton. Martin will be up for re-election November 2009.
The Board of Directors of WSOS Community Action Commission serves Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca counties. Each county has six representatives on the board. In addition to the two low-income representatives, there are two county commissioners’ representatives; and two representatives from community interests groups. These groups are determined by the board.
For more information on WSOS, call 1-800-775-9767.
The Genoa Area Kiwanis have announced the winners of the 2008 Halloween Costume Contest. They include, in order of first through third place:
Preschool age 1 & 2 - Huggable: Karly Wasserman, John Buffington, Gavin Goodman. Prettiest: Isabel Moore, Rachel Beard, Seidona Chesson. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Jordyn Ferrara, Courtney Chapinski, Lucas Derrer. Creative/Original: Marcus Szymczak, Ella Recker, Wyatt Steinmiller.
Preschool age 3 & 4 - Huggable: Julia & Isabel Derrer, Lily Schwalbe, Marcus Gladden. Prettiest: Tomee Turner, Mallory Nelson, Courtney Felbinger. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: London Recker, Gabirelle Dunn, Paige Lewis. Creative/Original: Kaleb Recker, Riley Chesson, Gina Goodman.
Kindergarten - Huggable: Emma Steinmiller, Emma Eck. Prettiest: Candace Claussen, Josie Schwalbe, Olivia McClure. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Isaac Hoffer, Kyle Lehsten, Jacob Lehsteen. Creative/Original: Michael Logsdon.
First grade - Ugliest: Sam Beach, Sammy Mazey. Prettiest: Abby Lawson, Kennedy Brossia. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Paige Smith, Darcie Goodman. Creative/Original: Taylor Turner, Samantha Edwards.
Second grade - Ugliest: Breanna Lawson, Tyler Traver. Prettiest: Morgan Tabbert, Samantha Louy. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Bailey Bryant, Alexandra Hoffer. Creative/Original: Gynette Faneuff, Sydney Goetz.
Third grade - Ugliest: Abigail Bigelow, Xavier Beach. Prettiest: Kylee Ramsey, Kelsey Borowicz. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Caleb Williams, Emily Stuller. Creative/Original: Brooke Bryant, Christopher Pfaff.
Fourth grade - Ugliest: Connor Chapenski, Marissa Pezzino. Prettiest: Jenna Goodman, Logan Schuessler. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Kelsey Auger, Olivia Shrewsbery. Creative/Original: Alexandria Derrer, Rider Osentoski.
Fifth & sixth grade - Ugliest: Anthony Lopez, Sam Ellithorpe. Prettiest: Ali Reed, Makenzie Mazey. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Jessica Sotak, Cailyn Horna. Creative/Original: Brandon Bates, Nick Traver.
Genoa Area High School Band - Ugliest: Jennie Jester, Jim Posey. Prettiest: Kristen Asher, Casey Miller. Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Erica Brown, Bonnie Wonnell. Creative/Original: Chance Champion, Erik Pueschner.