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NUMBER 45 THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
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Well, I certainly hope you all enjoyed last week’s 10-year predictions by the Great Swami! Amazing as this may sound, some of my predictions have actually come true! ——— We had 89 correct entries in our Find Wylie contest last week and 109 the week before. This week’s winner is Rich Golias, of Marblehead, and last week’s winner was Betty Quisno, of Port Clinton. Rich found Wylie in the Nick’s Roadhouse ad and Betty found him in the ad for FanMark Tire. Both win $20 gas cards from Friendship Food Stores. Last week was THE LAST WEEK for the “Win it on the Web” contest. Our last two winners are Neil Wilson, of Oak Harbor, and Marvin Hohman, of Tiffin. They too win $20 gift cards from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll hide Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop us a note at our office … or click on the Find Wylie icon online at www.thebeacon.net. ——— Gypsum Community Church on State Road, the oldest church in Ottawa County, will host a free soup and sandwich event from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. ——— The Oliver H. Perry Masonic Lodge, located at 118 Monroe St. in Port Clinton (the old American Legion Hall), will begin hosting Saturday morning breakfasts from 8 to 10 a.m. now through March 27. All they ask is a donation for their labors. Speaking of the local Masonic Lodge, they have also named their new officers: Thomas Westfall, Worshipful Master; James Depner, Senior Warden; Tom Brown, Junior Warden; Lee Bredbeck, Treasurer; Rod Zerkle, Secretary; Alfred Sowards Chaplain; Joseph Hoff, Senior Deacon; Ryan Orosz, Junior Deacon; Joshua Nelson, Senior Steward; Jeff Williams, Junior Steward; Robert Hetrick, Tyler; along with Trustees Alfred Sowards, Ernest Gresh, Jim Mason, Scott Hitchings and Hayward Evans. ——— Mark Friday, Feb. 5, down on your calendars for a couple of special fundraisers to assist the family of Simon Mercurio, the Port Clinton High School youth who was paralyzed in a tumbling accident. A Spaghetti Dinner is planned from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the PCHS Cafeteria. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and available at the high school and middle school offices, along with Immaculate Conception School office and at Our Guest Inn & Suites (next to Wendy’s). That same evening, Mango Mama’s brings back its First Friday Fundraiser for Simon featuring the Travelin’ Lounge Lizards. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Great Lakes Popcorn and Our Guest Inn and Suites. ——— The Port Clinton Parks and Recreation Department will be holding open gym/ open swim starting this Sunday, Jan. 10, at PCHS from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $3 per person or $7 per family. A certified lifeguard will be on duty. ——— The Humane Society of Ottawa County will hold the annual election of board officers and members at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Ida Rupp Library. All Humane Society of Ottawa County members, current and up-to-date in dues are welcome to attend and vote at this election.
This photo, submitted by Bernadette Puffenberger, shows her family at a Rose Bowl pep rally on the Santa Monica Beach last week. Her son Adam, his wife Synthia, future daughterin-law Lisa and son Ian do the famous O-H-I-O pose before the Buckeyes' bowl game win.
Free dinner begins Jan. 21
Local churches reaching out by angie adair
St. Thomas Episcopal and Peace Lutheran churches have joined together to share a ministry, the services of the Rev. Mike Wiechers and now, a free community meal. The first dinner is Jan. 21 and the gatherings will continue the third Thursday of each month. And, according to Wiechers, his wife Angie is responsible. “She’s the one really get-
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ting this whole thing started,” he said. According to Angie, when the two churches interviewed the couple they expressed interest in community outreach. “The church we came from had a community meal and I mentioned it,” she said. From that conversation came decisions to move forward, set a schedule and have the meal at St. Thomas. The churches will pay for the food, par-
ish members will sign up to volunteer to cook and serve the meals that are open to “anyone and everyone,” according to Angie. Donations will be accepted but are not required. The first dinner will feature spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad and dessert. “A real dinner,” said Angie.
PC native wins Emmy Awards
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Crafts, face painting and more were available at the family friendly event.
an. “The late Priscilla Rhiel was an obvious first choice for this award. Our goal is to make people aware of the tremendous artistic talent we have in our community.” A special exhibit of the work of Rhiel will be presented from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday the Hershberger Building on Madison
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Winter Artist Retrospective The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council has announced the recipient of its first annual Winter Artist Retrospective award. “We plan on honoring one of our many talented area artisans each year. Our criterion includes the importance of his or her impact on the arts in Ottawa County,” said Carol Morgan, council spokeswom-
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Port Clinton native Jason Kalinoski had some extra decorations to celebrate this holiday season. The 1990 PCHS grad, who resides in Tallahassee, Fla., won two Emmy Awards last month from the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Kalinoski moved to Florida after earning a degree at Bowling Green State University and founded his video production company Evolution Media in 2004. And the company has been evolving ever since. “We’re very fortunate to have such great clients, who bring us so many interesting and challenging projects,” said Kalinoski, president of Evolution Media. “It’s an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award like the Emmy.” Awards were for • “Explore Adoption,” a 30-minute special television program produced for the State of Florida and the Executive Office of the Governor to raise the public’s awareness of foster children in need of loving and permanent homes. “Explore Adoption” was produced with Ron Sachs Communications and CoreMessage, and nominated in the Public/Current/Community Affairs category. Honorees include: CB Lorch, Kalinoski, Ron Sachs, Charles Belvin, Michelle Ubben, Ivette Marques, Alia Faraj-Johnson, Cory Tilley and Rachel Gustafson; and • “An Unpleasant Problem,” produced with Governance Inc, and TAPP and won in the Community/ Public Service Announcement category. The 30-second piece used the power of metaphor to discuss pollution problems caused by pet
The Walleye Madness at Midnight celebration was a hit. The new location for the kids' events inside Port Clinton Fisheries was packed Thursday night as revelers gathered to ring in 2010.
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Paying tribute Port Clinton students paid tribute to Jon Pope at last week’s basketball game at St. Mary Central Catholic. The 17-yearold wrestler was killed Christmas Eve in an automobile accident near Port Clinton. A moment of silence was held during the varsity match up to remember Pope. photo by bill migala
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Records OBITUARIES Emilie Gulas
May 25, 1913 — Jan. 4, 2010 Emilie Gulas, 96, of Port Clinton, died Monday, Jan. 4, at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Village, Lakeside. She was born May 25, 1913, in Gypsum, the daughter of the now-deceased John and Susan (Hudec) Koren. She married Paul Gulas on May 28, 1932, and he preceded her in death in March 1985. Mrs. Gulas along with her husband were the owners of Gulas Quality Market in Port Clinton. She was a former member of the Slovak Lutheran Church in Port Clinton and currently a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton. She was very active in the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are her son Robert Gulas, of Port Clinton; daughter-in-law: Marlene Gulas, of Port Clinton; son-inlaw Bill (Anne) Keesor of Ann Arbor, Mich.; grandchildren Catherine Gulas, Stephen Gulas and Linda (Mark) Sprenger, all of Port Clinton, Laura Kinder, of Birming-
ham, Mich., Julie (Mark) Ribel of Traverse City, Mich., and Billy Keesor, of Houston; great-grandchildren Ben and Alex Sprenger, Jake and Kennedy Gulas and Cooper and Brodi Ribel. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Gulas; daughter, Ruthie Keesor; and sister, Margaret Brown. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton, where visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. James Lehman will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton.
Harbor, with a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Oak Harbor.
Jan. 12, 1919 — Jan. 3, 2010 Mary Pauline Weitzel, 91, of Oak Harbor, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, in her sunroom at her residence with her family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Oak Harbor, beginning with prayers recited at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak
Aug. 1, 1928 — Dec. 29, 2009 Eleanor Ruth Humphrey, 81, of Port Clinton, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky. Funeral services were Jan. 2 with burial at Catawba Island Cemetery.
May 8, 1023 — Dec. 30, 2009 Johnnie L. Kratz, 86, of Fremont, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, at his residence. Funeral services were Jan. 2 with interment in LaCarpe Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Johnnie may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church or to the Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church, Fremont, OH. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com
Leslie Mortus, daughter of Gary and Carrie Mortus, is engaged to Brad Mesenburg, son of Bill and Nancy Mesengurg. The bride, who lives in Port Clinton and graduated from Port Clinton High School, earned a bachelor of arts in health promotion and education from Baldwin Wallace College and is currently employed at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. The groom, who lives in Collins, Ohio, and graduated from St. Paul High School, earned a bachelor of science in economics from Bowling Green State University and is employed at Mesenburg Bros. Trucking in Collins. The pair will be married Feb. 6 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Norwalk. The reception will be held at Mesenburg’s Plaza Place in Huron.
• Matthew Scott Barnhard, 22, U.S. Navy, and Emily Danielle Deer, 29, both of Marblehead. • Stanislaw A. Wolf, 47, registered nurse, and Christine M. Holmes, 38, registered nurse, both
of Marblehead. • Justin W. Edwards, 20, U.S. Army, and Nicole M. Ford, 21, both of Port Clinton.
Sound Off The family of Janet Colston would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support in our time of need. Thanks to everyone who sent a card, brought over food, stopped by the funeral home or just said a prayer for Jan and our family. Jan was a special
person to all of us and with the many friends who stopped; we know she meant a lot to all of you also. All of your support really helped us get through this tough time. Thank you so much, The Family of Jan Colston
Around Ottawa County Race to Cub Scouting Racing to Cub Scouting is the theme for a special Cub Scout signup to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St., in Port Clinton. Each boy registering for Scouts at Racing to Cub Scouting will receive a Pinewood Derby racecar to build for his pack’s Pinewood Derby Race in February. While this event is being held in Port Clinton, boys registering for Cub Scouts are able to join a Cub Scout Pack in Elmore, Genoa, Oak Harbor, Marblehead, Port Clinton or Williston.
Scouting is a home- and neighborhood-centered program designed to support and encourage quality family involvement for boys in the first through fifth grades (ages 7 to 10). Each Cub Scout learns to respect his home, country and other people. The program also helps boys this age to: • Learn new physical skills through sports, crafts and games. • Learn how to get along with others through group activities. • Learn to make value-based decisions that assist them throughout their adult life. Parents or guardians should come along to help the LODGE NO. 341, F. & A.M. boys sign up for Scouting. For information about Racing to Cub Scouting or how to join Cub Scouts, call Dave Barth at 419734-1727.
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Terra team shares blessings with community Employees of Terra Community College col- donated to the food pantry while about 85
lected donations throughout December and miscellaneous articles were dropped off at the recently delivered boxes of items to the San- humane society. dusky County Food Pantry and the Sandusky The donations are an annual project for TerCounty Humane Society. ra’s employees. About 400 non-perishable food items were
OSS calendar winners announced Art students from Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties in grades seven through 12 had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Calendar Contest. Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme to be included in a 2010 calendar created by the district. Entries received were then judged by the Bowling Green State University Art Department. Twelve designs were selected to be displayed in the calendar. The calendars were then distributed to all of the schools and county offices in each of the three counties. Winning designs in Ottawa County at the high school level — submitted by Mrs. Knapp, art teacher at Port Clinton
High School — were Lisa Heineman in first place and Ashley Peroni in second. The winners each received a book bag made from recycled plastic water bottles and yogurt containers and filled with a variety of art supplies. In addition, the district framed the winner’s original artwork in a recycled content frame. The district would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank all students who participated in the contest. For information, call the district toll-free at 1-888-850-7224 or visit www.recycleoss.org.
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Community Calendar Jan.7 7 Jan.
Business After Hours
WHAT: Dana Stahl, CPA, will play host to the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly event. Chamber members welcome for 50/50 raffle, giveaways, refreshments, networking and bowling. WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Harbor Lanes, 311 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton INFO: RSVP to pcacc@cros. net or 419-734-5503
Jan.8 8 Jan.
Ohio Means Jobs
WHAT: Learn the advantages of using the state jobsearching Web site. Seminar is free and open to anyone in the community. Registration is required. WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Ottawa County Community Resource Centre, 8043 W. SR. 163, Oak Harbor INFO: Call Carol Guice at 419-307-1189 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the Job Stores, visit www.northcoastjobs.org; call the Job Store at 800-665-1677 or 419-898-3688, ext. 270; or call Denise Ventrone at 419898-6242 at the Ottawa County Improvement Corp.
Ottawa County Board of Elections meeting WHEN: 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Board of Elections conference room, 8444 W. Ohio 163
WHAT: The Friends of the Ida Rupp Public Library will show “Earth” (2007/ UK/G/90 minutes) — the feature-length version of the documentary TV series “Planet Earth.” A breathtaking journey into the majesty of the natural world, witnessing the struggles of a female polar bear to lead her young cubs to the Arctic ice and the tramp of elephants toward the life-saving floodwaters of the Okavango Delta. Narrated by James Earl Jones and Patrick Stewart. Admission is free and open to the public. WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library community rooms. Entry is through the door on West Third Street. INFO: 419-732-3212
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WHAT: Individuals who are 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good
health may be eligible to donate blood. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of ID. WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Catawba Island Hall, 3307 N.W. Catawba Road INFO: 800-GIVE-LIFE
Red Cross Common Childhood Illnesses
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St. COST: $15 INFO: 419-734-1100 or email@example.com
Kiddie Cheer Clinic
WHAT: Port Clinton High School cheerleaders’ clinic includes a T-shirt, cheer instruction, snack and free admission to the PCHS vs. Clyde game where participants will have an opportunity to show off what they learned. Registration flyers were sent home with elementary students and available online at www.pccsd. net under the “News” section. A signed registration form in required. WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: PCHS cafeteria COST: $15 INFO: Call Lauren Boss at 419-734-4448
Nature Tots: Bald Eagles
WHAT: Children ages 3 to 5 will learn about bald eagles, do an eagle craft, listen to a fun story and take a short walk if weather permits. Registration is required — space is limited for the free event. WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge INFO: Call Laura at 419898-0014
K. of C. Free Throw Championship
WHAT: All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 by Jan. 1 are invited to participate. Oak Harbor K. of C. Council No. 1944 sponsors the annual contest with winners moving on to district, regional and state competitions. The district championship if Feb. 7 at Sandusky St. Mary’s High School. WHEN: 1 p.m. with doors open at 12:30 p.m. for registration WHERE: St. Boniface Catholic School gym INFO: Call Tom Durbin, 419898-9112
Naturally Speaking: Incredible India
Refuge Association, will share their experiences birding, exploring the beautiful scenery and meeting the people of India. The presentation is part of the monthly Naturally Speaking seminar series, and is cosponsored by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Programs are free and open to the public. WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge INFO: 419-898-0014
Tales for Toddlers
WHAT: 30 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays for children ages 2 and 3 with a caregiver. No registration required. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Children’s area beach room, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212
PERS Luncheon and Meeting
WHAT: Ottawa County Public Employee Retirees Chapter 82 will hear from Ottawa County Comissioners Jim Sass, Steve Arndt and Mark Stahl. All PERI and PERS retirees are welcome to attend. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Riverview Nursing Home Senior Center RSVP: Call 419-898-5544 or 419-855-8131 by Thursday, Jan. 7
Teen Advisory Board
WHAT: Be part of making teen programs and services the best they can be. Open to teens 13 and up. Activities include writing reviews of young adult books, planning summer reading activities, spreading the word about teen services, providing ideas for Web links and content for the teen page and more. Meets the second Monday of each month. No registration is required. WHEN: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212
Board of Education meeting
WHAT: Port Clinton City Schools Board of Education will meet for organizational and regular meetings as well as budget hearings. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Children’s area beach room, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton.
Ongoing events Alzheimer’s Support Group
WHEN: 9 to 10 a.m. the second Monday of each month WHERE: Magruder Conference Center INFO: 419-734-3131, ext. 3363
WHAT: The group is for patients, caregivers and family members to connect and share information and resources. WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center INFO: 419-797-4540 INFO: 419-732-3212
Preschool Reading Roundup
WHAT: 30 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and letter awareness intended for children ages 4 and 5 with a caregiver. No registration required. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Children’s area beach room, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212
WHAT: Monthly meeting — including complimentary light lunch — for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. WHEN: 12:30 to 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month WHERE: Magruder Clinic on 1South of Magruder Hospital INFO: RSVP to 419-7343131, 3370
WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m. the second Thursday of each month WHERE: Magruder Conference Center INFO: 419-734-3131, ext. 3544 obstructed airways of conscious and unconscious victims, how to perform rescue breathing and how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class size is limited. WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St. COST: $15 INFO: 419-734-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: Capt. Steve Levorchick, of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, will speak about home safety and scams. The public is invited WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Community Center at The Vineyard on Catawba, 3820 E. Vineyard Village Dr. INFO: 419-797-3100
WSOS Senior Services Travel Show WHAT: Trips committee members will provide details of each of the 11 trips that are planned for 2010. The trips, sponsored by WSOS Senior Services, are open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Sign up by Jan. 8. WHEN: 3:30 to 5 p.m. WHERE: WSOS Senior Center, lower level of Fort Stephenson House, 600 W. State St., Fremont INFO: Call Barb Ward at 419-334-8181
Red Cross Adult CPR Course
WHAT: CPR classes teach participants how to clear
WHAT: 20-25 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes intended for children 6 months to 23 months with a caregiver. Play and social time will follow for those who participate. No registration required. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Children’s area beach room, Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton. INFO: 419-732-3212
Red Cross Infant/ Child CPR Course
WHAT: CPR classes teach participants how to clear obstructed airways of conscious and unconscious victims, how to perform rescue breathing and how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class size is limited. WHEN: 6 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Sutton Center Conference Room, 1854 E, Perry St., Port Clinton COST: $15 INFO: 419-734-1100 or e-mail email@example.com
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The Beacon I Thursday, January 7, 2010
Beacon Bits By Virginia Park
When I began writing this column tonight and wrote the date when this paper will be published — Jan. 7 — I mistakenly wrote Dec. 7 instead. Then I quickly changed it to the correct date. December went by in a blur, as fast as lightning (or so it seemed). And here we are at the new year already. May 2010 — the beginning of the second decade of the millennium — be a better year for everyone. Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? I read an article about a guy who made only the resolutions he knew he could keep. If I did that I’d have to say that I resolve that my house will remain cluttered, that I won’t get enough exercise or drink enough water and that I won’t go on a diet. How’s that for making a list of resolutions a person can keep? For those of you who are actually trying to make some improvements in your life, here’s some counsel: If you want to change a habit, you must keep doing the new activity for at least 21 days. Then there will be a chance of keeping it going. That’s the
conventional wisdom, I believe. So these first three weeks of 2010 must be filled with will power. Good luck! ——— I received some super great presents for Christmas. One was a little slow cooker (it holds 20 ounces) and is for snack foods, small amounts you’re just keeping hot, not cooking. It’s really neat. Other very welcome gifts were several religious study books, including a Bible dictionary. I always receive pretty soaps and lotions and note paper; this year was no exception. Candles, an unusual flowerpot, portable phones and some jewelry and other goodies came my way. I was happy with the offerings. I do, though, have a few regrets about this past Christmas. For example, I didn’t get my Christmas cards written. I sent a few … but neglected family and friends. I did get a holiday letter written and I may still send that. We’ll see. No promises there. I also neglected to have my annual Christmas lunches with a number of friends. Maybe there will be time to catch up with that during January. One good thing: I won’t be late getting my Christmas decorations down. That’s because I didn’t get them put up. Nothing inside the house. Nothing outside the house. It seemed very strange. But I took special pleasure in seeing other people’s decorations this year because I had none of my own. I did bake one batch of cookies and contributed all of them to a Christmas bake sale. But cookies came as gifts and I bought some others to be able to give pretty plates full of them away to friends. And my good neighbors sent cookies to me — so I was, by no means, deprived, even though there was so little time to bake. I kept my self-made promise to take the same dish to all Christmas pot•••• lucks. That’s a big time-saver and money-saver. And, I will start to buy 2010’s Christmas presents the first time I go shopping. It’s a Donna at 419-732-3571 help to have most of the shopping done when the holiday season rolls around again. And it, too, will come sooner than we expect. It’s always that way. But the holidays are a very welcome
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had a job teaching in a one-room school. In the morning she had to hitch up the horse and buggy to get to work. Once there she started the fire, pumped water for the day and even cleaned the privy before classes started. Annie’s grandfather, Fred, saw her driving past his home every day and the two met and fell in love. He took her away from the teaching job by marrying her. Together they raised eight children (mostly without running water!) and were married 60 years. Early in their marriage they had Aladdin kerosene lamps. Annie says, “They had a Delco powered Radio with a giant ‘horn’ so they could listen to the Renfro Valley Barn Dance on Saturday nights … their home was filled with beauty, love, laughter, aunts, uncles, cousins and delightful aromas.” Annie’s Christmas letter was wonderful — filled with accounts of what she’s doing each day on the island with her recollections of times gone by. We should all take time to write down things like that. It’s a rewarding pastime. ——— And, speaking of writing, here’s a big thanks to everyone who has mentioned “Tessa,” the Christmas story that appeared in this column over the last four weeks. “Tessa” was not the best story I’ve ever written, although I did like the final chapter. In it there was repartee’ between Tessa and Jake (the movie star). Most of the action of the story takes place in the Ohio Governor’s mansion in Columbus. The description of the exterior of the house was real. It was just as I saw it when arriving at an actual Christmas party there earlier this season. It was lovely — and one of my favorite events of the holidays. ——— Congratulations to Curt Laubner, newly elected President of the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Curt takes over the reins from Past President Ann Duez. ——— The Ottawa County Exponent recently featured a front-page story about the new Chop-Shop Deli. It’s owned and managed by Matt and Hope Adkins and located near the Buckeye Pit Stop at 513 W. Oak St., Oak Harbor. Specialty sandwiches, soups and pasta salads are featured along with desserts at the new establishment. ——— The Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District has moved to a different location. The new address is 1875 E. State St. in Fremont. ——— Here’s hoping you have a prosperous, fun-filled and joyous year 2010. Enjoy the days and weeks ahead.
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season of the year — even when we don’t have time to do all of the traditional things we enjoy. Here are a few things I managed to finish up on the New Year weekend. I sorted all my Christmas cards from this year (and from 2008) and dug out addresses. I also put away all of the Christmas wrap, bags and bows plus a few gifts I didn’t give to anyone. I cleaned up one bedroom and closet and finally got my summer clothes into a plastic container and ready for storage. It’s great to know that’s finished. I also had time to read some old newspapers to catch up with news from around the area. That gives the opportunity to reflect on what’s been going on. Some great news: the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary donated $65,000 to the hospital toward the purchase of digital mammography and ultrasound technologies. Auxiliary members raise money through fundraising events and also serve as volunteers in many departments at the hospital. ——— Congratulations to the “Put-In-Bay Gazette.” The island newspaper began its 30th year of publishing in December. Back in 1980 the Gazette got its start with a twopage flyer; it announced that there would be a monthly island newspaper. Kendra and Jeff Koehler are still the owners and they write, take photos and do just about everything needed to get this very welcome paper into the hands of loyal readers. The December issue had a big “30” on the front page and the numerals were made up of photographs taken over the years. Other good news — the library at Put-inBay School has been completely remodeled for the benefit of both students and islanders. This is only a small part of the school renovations that were recently completed. They also included technological improvements, a lowered stage in the gym, storage space added and more. And in writing about Put-In-Bay I’m reminded of my Christmas gift from Mary Ann Market. It was a package of gnocchi — small round pasta made with potato flower. They were good, especially served with the eggplant parmesan I fixed over Christmas weekend. Another island pleasure: a Christmas note from Annie Parker. She wrote about counting numerous Tundra swans in the bay in back of Perry’s Monument on Dec. 20, during the annual Audubon bird count. The swans weigh about 20-21 pounds and Annie says that gather there. Annie, who celebrated her 80th birthday this past year, says she walks at least a mile a day and is enjoying driving around in a golf cart even in the blustery winter weather. She also wrote a nice narrative about how, in the mid-1880’s, her grandmother Jenny
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Around Ottawa County Preliminary Lake Erie coastal erosion maps available COLUMBUS — Property owners along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast will receive letters from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources identifying whether their property is preliminarily located within a coastal erosion area. The letters will initiate a 120-day comment period for an updated set of coastal erosion maps originally released in 1998. Maps release by the ODNR Division of Geological Survey are available online at www.ohiodnr.com/CEAm and in print at affected counties, municipalities and townships in Ohio’s coastal counties. Ohioans may learn more about the preliminary 2010 Coastal Erosion Area maps at eight public hearings scheduled across the coast beginning January 25. Under Ohio’s Coastal Management law, ODNR is required to measure coastal recession rates along the state’s Lake Erie shore. Land areas predicted
Public Hearing WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 WHERE: Ottawa County Court House, Emergency Operations Center, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton to erode within a 30-year period, if additional approved erosion control measures are not completed, are included in designated coastal erosion areas. Ohio law defines a coastal erosion area as beginning at the water’s edge and extending landward a specific distance based upon the rate of recession along that stretch of bluff, bank or beach ridge. Following the procedures outlined in Ohio Revised Code 1506.06, the 2010 maps should be finalized in early 2011. However, until the 2010
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ARTIST from 1 Street in downtown Port Clinton. Admission is free of charge. Members of the local Artist Club will be on hand to share their memories of painting with this extremely talented lady. Rhiel, who was twice named Port Clinton’s Woman of the Year (1959 and 1979), came to the area with her husband, the late Dr. James Rhiel in 1947. A graduate of the Ohio State University with a bachelor of science in fine arts education, Priscilla worked as a commercial artist in a large vocational school in Kansas City and later taught for two years at Ohio State. After moving to Port Clinton, she shared her talents with students in the art departments of Gypsum and R.C. Waters in Oak Harbor. Although Priscilla Rhiel’s paintings have hung in prestigious galleries from New York City to El Paso, Texas, including a one-woman show at the Toledo Museum of Art, she is perhaps best known locally for her murals hung in numerous churches, the Ida Rupp Library and Playmakers Civic Theatre. During her lifetime, Rhiel designed and executed more than 50 sets for the community theater group, often teaching novice volunteers to assist her in the process. Many Artist Club members acquired new techniques while painting with this talented artist, always willing to share her talents with anyone willing to learn. Her quiet thoughtfulness was also treasured by all who knew her.
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• 12-30-09 Kevin A. Gottron et al to Eugene P. Weishuhn et al, 4470 Oak Harbor SE, $60,000. • 12-31-09 First Federal Bank of the Midwest to Jack and Jules Bene, 2965 Risingsun St., $28,000.
Clay Township • 12-28-09 Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Jon A. Shank, 1747 N. Thyre Drive, $86,000. • 12-28-09 George W. and Christopher M. Gaertner to Katie E. and Albert R. Beach, 23934 W. Meadow, $110,000. • 12-31-09 Federal Home Mortgage Corp. to Joel M. Mann, 2168 N. Centerfield Dr., $45,000.
Catawba Township • 12-30-09 Midland Title Agency to Sunshine Land III, new split Lot 4 Section 3, $611,100. • 12-30-09 Midland Title Agency to Midland Title Agency, Lot 4 Section 3, $144,000. • 12-30-09 William Ebling to Russell C. Edwards Jr. and Cynthia L. Edwards, 2216 N. Carriage Lane, $156,250. • 12-30-09 Cliff A. Gallatin to Huntington National Bank, 4355 B Marin Woods, $340,000. • 12-29-09 Daniel D. and Brenda F. Anderson to John J. and Mary A. Macbride, 4913 E. Wood Duck Court, $70,000. • 12-29-09 Deutsche Bank National Trust Compny to William F. and Sarah N. Moore, 958 Lost Lake Road, $399,000.
Danbury Township • 12-28-09 Wells Fargo Financial Ohio I, Inc. to David K. Busack, 1030 S. Deer Run Trail, $53,910.
Erie Township • 12-30-09 Diedra Bloomer et al to James K. Berlin Jr. and Amanda S. Berlin, 6795 Camp Perry West Road, $196,524.
Portage Township • 12-29-09 National Bank of Oak Harbor & Old Fort Banking Company to Sai Nath Hospitality LLC, 2149 Gill Road, $140,000.
Port Clinton City • 12-29-09 Thomas A. and Holly N. Rhodes to Larry A. and Janet K. Schweller, 601 Grant St., $183,000. • 12-29-09 Larry J. Hossler to Scott A. and Barbara A. Distel, 218 Fulton St., $39,500. New Price
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Firelands String Quartet Exchange students visit PCMS making two stops in county International exchange students came to visit dents who have studied abroad discussed their
Thanks to a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, the Firelands String Quartet will present two concerts at senior residences in Ottawa County on Jan. 9. Both concerts are presented by the Musical Arts Series at Firelands with the goal of making live, professional musical entertainment accessible to seniors when the weather prevents many from going out. The Firelands String Quartet has performed across northern Ohio for more than four years and blends varied musical backgrounds with years of experience. Included in the quartet is Port Clinton resident and cellist Brian Shifflet. The first concert will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Edgewood Manor, 1330 Fulton St., Port Clinton. The second show will be at 2:45 p.m. at Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community, 9400 North Shore Blvd., Marblehead. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Those interested in attending the concert at Edgewood Manor should call 419-734-5506, as space is limited.
with Port Clinton Middle School students and share their experiences before Christmas break. The visit was part of various lessons planned for International Student Day on Dec. 21 at PCMS. Exchange students shared the benefits of studying abroad as well as some of the unique challenges. Students from other countries currently studying in the local area include Luca Guimardes from Brazil and current Port Clinton High School exchange students Thomas Sorenes and Eirik Bakland from Norway and JuYoung Woo from South Korea. In addition, PCHS stu-
experiences. Those students included Lorraine Boissonneault who studied in France; Alex Moore who studied in Italy; Beth Logsdon who studied in Switzerland; Mike Logsdon who studied in Sweden; and Ingrid Logsdon, from Germany, who studied in the United States. PCMS teachers arranged the visit. Students learned what is required to participate in international study experience. Students represented two organizations: Youth For Understanding and American Field Service.
Celebrating the holidays The Vintage Vixens Red Hatters of the Port Clinton area recently enjoyed their Christmas Party with hors d’oeuvres and champagne punch at the Lake in the Woods home of Elma Nelson and then had dinner at the Islander Grill on Sand Road. The 16 attending were (left to right, first row) Katie Chaffee, Elma Nelson and Carol Lake; (second row) Leah Tusen, Karen Crall, Gail Daniels, Penny Milliser and Bonnie Segaard; and (last row) Helen Casale, Judy Mulligan, Carol Woodard, Irene Vangeloff, Judi Stoss, Joyce Murphy Queen Mother, Marilyn Demaline and Donna Swiergosz. The next meeting will be lunch at the Maumee Bay State Park Lodge.
PCHS exchange students who visited PCMS include JuYoung Woo (left) from South Korea; Thomas Sorenes and Eirik Bakland, from Norway; and Luca Guimardes from Brazil.
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by Keegan Hunsinger Get them at Krogers. Put it on the oven. I think it’s a little hot. Then you cook it for 15 hours. Then you can eat it. You have to put it on the dinner table first. I just eat it plain. I have Koolaid with mine. Dad and me make them. They’re pretty good.
by Anthony Smith You need ½ sugar, a couple flour, two water, and 8 m&m’s. Put the flour on the cookies. Put them on a big pan. You bake them in the oven. It’s forty. They are done in 8 hours. Let them cool down. Then put the m&m’s in them. Eat them with milk. I can eat four. My dad and my mom make them. They taste good.
by Olivia Eickert You get taco shells and then you have to bake them for twenty. You get taco meat and you cook it for eight. Then you can put what you want on them. I like avocados, tomatoes, and the meat that you cooked. And orange cheese (the big kind)! You can also put salad (just the green stuff) on them. You eat them. I can eat one. Sometimes I have the chips and sometimes the shells. Mommy makes them very good!
by Robby Perez First you buy the dough. Then you take them out of the dough. Then you bake ‘em for maybe 15 minutes; I don’t know. I forgot. Then you take ‘em out of the oven and you eat ‘em. They taste like snickerdoodles. They are just plain cookies without m&m’s. That’s my brother, John’s favorite kind of cookies. Snickerdoodles! I can eat like two or four. I usually just eat three at dinner time. Then I eat real food. Me and my mom make ‘em.
by Paige Reineck You put butter in a skinny pan. Get ten potatoes and put ‘em in the pan. Put ‘em on the stove for ten seconds. The stove is, like, five. You put more butter on them. That’s all. Then eat ‘em. I can eat thirty if you make more. My mommy makes them, and they are good.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Ella Roberts First you get some dough from the store or in the cupboard. Then you roll it out. Then you put chocolate chips on it. Use ten. Then you put it in the oven for, I think, eight minutes. I think the oven is as hot as right in the middle. Then you take them out of the oven and eat them. I can eat two. Mommy makes them, and I like them a lot. They are good with sprinkles on them.
by Emily Theibert You get noodles at WalMart. You probably need twelve. Then butter, one pack. Then tomato sauce, one jar. Put it all on top of the oven except for the butter and sauce until the timer beeps. Put it on a plate or a bowl. Put the sauce and the butter on the noodles. Then you eat it. Mom and Dad make it, and it tastes good. I can eat a plateful.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
by Emma Shrader You go to any kind of store and buy some bread. You need two. You need to go home and get some peanut butter and jelly. Take a cutting knife and you open the peanut butter and jelly. You spread the peanut butter first and then the jelly on top. You take the other piece of bread and put on top of the peanut and jelly and eat it. My dad, my mom, my grandma and grandpa all make it for me. I like it with apple juice or water.
by Ryan Zam You clean the ice out of an ice cube tray. You go to the store and buy some juice. Then you pour the juice into the ice cube trays. Then you put aluminum foil over it. Then you stick the toothpicks in that foil. Then you put them in the freezer for 29 minutes. And that’s all! Me and my mom make ‘em. I can eat all of them, they’re soooo good and juicy! Because they’re made out of juice!
by Dalton Boyd Put pepperoni on cheese. Make the cheese first. Then you pour the dough in and the sauce. Put it in the oven and wait for 25 minutes. It’s too hot! Then turn it down. That’s it. My daddy makes it sometimes and my mommy makes it sometimes. And sometimes me! I can eat three pieces.
Mac ‘N’ Cheese
by Marcella Brenner Get a pan and put water in it so it’s half. Put it on the stove. Let it boil for a little bit. Then put all of the cheese in it. Then a little bit of macaroni. Then you get a bowl that has like holes in it, and let all the water run out of There’s a
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by Michael Garber You bake the hot dogs in the oven for seven seconds. The oven is pretty hot. Then you take it out of the oven when they’re done in the oven and put them in the bread. It’s hot dog bread. Then you put sauce on it. You can use any kind of sauce. I like spicy sauce. Then you put salt on it. Then you bake it for a little bit more. And then you put butter on it. That’s all! Mommy makes them. They are good. I can eat four. I like them with crackers.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Ben Cadigan Get some cookie mix…well, chocolate chip cookie mix. Put it in a bowl. Put some flour on it, just a little bit. Put a little bit of water in it. And mix. And you put some chocolate chips in it. They come with it. Take the dough out and put it on a square thing. And roll the dough into balls. Then you put it in the oven for twenty seconds. The oven is really hot. Then you take it out and wait for it to get warm, so it’s not squishy. That’s it! My mom makes them for my brother and me. We can eat all of them because they are yummy!
by Annabelle Barna You put 3 eggs on the bowl. You put them in the oven for four minutes. It’s five hot. Then you take them out. Then you put syrup on them. Then you eat them. Then that’s all. I make them myself, and they taste good. I can eat ten. I made this up all by myself!
Macaroni and Cheese
by Joseph Kolar First you get a bag of shell macaroni and cheese. Then you pour a half cup of water on it. Then you get the little bags of cheesy stuff and it’s a kind of dip cheese, but you don’t actually dip anything with it. Then you put it on the oven and set it for thirty-nine seconds. Then you get those yellow bowls that have little holes in the bottom. You pour it a little and make it go back up. Pour it on a plate for the kids and then you eat it. I don’t eat it at my house. It’s at Nonna’s house. She makes it. It tastes just like macaroni and cheese. It’s good! I can eat two plates!
by Emmett Gillman Buy dough at the store. I think it’s Krogers. You put the dough in the oven for twelve minutes. You put the chocolate chips on it. The oven is twelve degrees. You eat ‘em.
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by Gabriel Scott You make it with two cheese. Then one milk. And four
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water. You have to pour the cheese in there. You pour the milk in there. You mix in the water. That’s all! I don’t really know why they call it Mac ‘n’ Cheese. My mom makes it. It tastes good.
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by Abby Derivan My mom makes it. She makes it very flat, and she leaves a tiny space. She puts sugar in there and puts more to close it. We make it cold and then we make it hot. It’s not hot, just warm. It’s good with blueberries and strawberries. You make it in a bowl. My mom uses a banana squisher, and she closes up the holes and makes it flat. The she cuts squares. I think I can eat ten. I did last night! They taste sugary and good!
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Each year in December, the Kindergarten class of Immaculate Conception School dictates recipes for their favorite foods to their teacher to be printed in a cookbook as well as published in “The Beacon.” This process started about 26 years ago with Mrs. Lindsey Kaufman. It was inherited by Mrs. Pat Seibert 22 years ago. We are not always aware of how what we do has an effect on our children. We do a lot of things quickly and don’t notice if little eyes and ears are paying attention. This project is a culmination of things taken in by 5- and 6-year-olds. Cooking can sometimes be a learning experience for the observer as well as the cook. It can be amazing to see what a child sees as important and what they take for granted. This may be the first published work for many of them. I am sure it will not be their last! With a little bit of encouragement their tender hearts will express more of themselves as time goes on. Rachael Ray, eat your heart out!
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Sports PC faces two-headed Danbury takes down SJCC challenge this weekend
By John Schaffner Winners of seven straight to start the season, the Port Clinton Redskins face a very tough challenge this weekend as they host a pair of key Sandusky Bay Conference games. The Monday night game against Perkins has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6. So, when the Redskins play Huron on Friday night, it will be their first game action in nearly two weeks. However, this weekend could prove to be pivotal in PC’s quest for another SBC title. Friday night, they host Huron. From a basketball standpoint, the Tigers represent a very close rivalry between the two schools. In the days when Dino Caporini coached the Tigers and Tom Bodager the Redskins, there have been some epic battles. “Huron is led by seniors Zach Grieves, Derek Dowell and Steve Bowers,” said Redskin Coach Troy Diels. “They have a nice balance of inside and outside play. We have had many good battles with Huron through the years and I expect Friday to be more of the same.” An even bigger challenge looms Saturday night as the Redskins host the rematch with the Clyde Fliers, winners of four straight since losing to PC back on Dec. 11. In that game, the Fliers jumped
Ryan Hicks goes for a basket in last weeks game against St. Mary Central Catholic. photo by bill migala on the Redskins early and Diels’ team managed a come-from-behind second half rally to pull out the win. No doubt, the Fliers will have revenge on their minds Saturday night. “Their size and strength have hurt their opponents this season,” said Diels. “We will need to win the battle of the boards in order to have success on Saturday night.”
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By J. Patrick eaken The Danbury boys’ basketball team handed Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic its first loss on Dec. 29, 63-52. The Lakers pounded St. Joe in the first half, rushing to a 14-6 first quarter lead and expanding that to 32-18 at halftime. St. Joseph came back with a 24 point third quarter to take a 42-41 lead heading into the final stanza, but the Lakers held back their non-league visitors from the Midland Athletic League by outscoring St. Joe 23-10 over the final eight minutes. In that fourth quarter, point guard Vincent Manuella connected on 9-of-9 free throws, Rodney Johnson made four free throws, and Lucas Kennedy, Tyler Boring, and Hunter Stephens also combined for five throws to put back St. Joe’s comeback attempt. For the game, Danbury had 48 free throw attempts, making 28. St. Joe made 11-of21. Johnson led Danbury with 21 points, Stephens had 14 points, Manuella 12 points, Boring scored nine points, Kennedy had four points, and Steven Feyedelem scored three points. Feyedelem’s points came from
behind the 3-point arc. Manuella also had seven assists, two rebounds, and one steal, Johnson had two assists, six rebounds, and one steal, and Boring had one assist, 10 rebounds, one steal, and two blocked shots. St. Joseph, which fell to 6-1, had 18 points from Brant Reardon, who also had the team’s only 3-point goal. Danbury (5-2 overall, 2-0 TAAC) got back into Toledo Area Athletic Conference action Jan. 5 with a home game against Cardinal Stritch (0-6, 0-2). Thursday, Jan. 7, the Lakers travel to Maumee Valley Country Day School for another TAAC match-up. The Hawks (34, 0-2) were picked to finish third in the league behind Toledo Christian School and Ottawa Hills and that’s just what their two league losses are to. MVCDS has defeated Miami Valley Country Day 67-38, Monclova Christian Academy 53-42, and Bettsville 63-43, while losing to TCS 52-42 in a hard fought physical match-up, Ottawa Hills 40-32, and in non-league action to North Baltimore 5753 and Fayette 41-36.
Rockets defeat Tigers By J. Patrick eaken Oak Harbor boys got on the winning track in the Sandusky Bay Conference with a 48-43 victory over the Huron Tigers Dec. 29. It was Huron’s only league loss so far as the Tigers fell to 5-3 overall, 4-1 in the SBC. Oak Harbor is currently to 2-6 overall, 1-4 in the SBC. Jake Scott scored 12 points for the Rockets and Steve Young had five and grabbed six rebounds. For Huron, Zach Grieves scored 11 points, including three treys. The Rockets opened a 12-6 first quarter lead, but the Tigers came back to close the gap to 24-22 at halftime. Oak Harbor outscored Huron 24-21 over the final two quarters to hold off any attempts at a Tiger comeback. The one thing holding off any chance of Oak Harbor putting the game away was its free throw shooting — the Rockets were under 50 percent, making 11 of 23. Huron made 8 of 14. Besides Scott and Young, six other Rockets got into the scoring column. D.J. Everett had nine points, Kevin Young scored eight, Brandon Wasserman shot for six points,
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Ottawa Outdoors Ranking for conservation applications starts soon Program applications for the 2010 funding cycle for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program, the Wetlands Reserve Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program are due in to the Natural Resources Conservation Service by mid-February to be considered in the first round of ranking for funding. While the application period for these conservation programs is continuous, funding selections are made once or twice a year, depending on the number of applications and availability of funds. Several opportunities exist for addressing priority natural resource issues using EQIP, including an air quality category, a forestry category for both general forest resource concerns and invasive species control, and an organic category. Limited resource producers, beginning farmers and socially disadvantaged farmers will be eligible for up to 90 percent cost share and an advance of 30 percent of the cost of implementing a practice. More than $6 million is available for landowners interested in creating, enhancing or restoring wetlands through WRP this year. Pasture, forest and crop land that has been drained and cultivated are eligible for this program. Easement options include 30-year or perpetual easements. The actual easement payment will be the lower of a Market Survey Analysis, Geographical Area Rate Cap or landowner offer. More than 20 conservation practices are available to agricultural producers interested in improving wildlife habitat using WHIP. Landowners must be involved in agricultural production to be eligible for WHIP. Special consideration will be given to applications that will provide habitat for declining or endangered species. Landowners interested in any one of these programs should contact the local NRCS office, at 240 W. Lake St., Unit B, Oak Harbor, or 419-898-6431, or visit www. oh.nrcs.usda.gov for eligibility information.
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The Erie-Ottawa-Sandusky Chapter of Pheasants Forever invites wildlife enthusiasts, sportsmen, kids and couples to its 19th annual fundraising banquet Saturday, March 13, at the Camp Perry Clubhouse. Events will include live and silent auctions, raffles and door prizes, along with a catered dinner. Beer and soft drinks will be provided, with a cash bar for mixed drinks. The annual fundraiser helps raise money to develop habitat for upland birds and wildlife throughout the three-county area. The local chapter has been recognized nationally for spending more than $0.5 million on upland habitat improvements in Erie, Ottawa and Sandusky counties since its inception in 1991. “What is really great about Pheasants Forever is that all the money we raise at the banquet stays in our chapter area,” said Joe Uhinck, habitat chairman. Tickets will be available late January. For information on how to become involved or become a sponsor, call Uhinck at the Ottawa County Agricultural Office in Oak Harbor at 419-898-1595.
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