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‘Glee’ auditionsset Wednesday
Lima TV station WOHLwill hold a casting call fora chance to fill three openroles being added to theFox TV show “Glee.”Auditions will be heldfrom 3-8 p.m. Wednesdayat the University of Northwestern Ohio,Event Center, 1450 N.Cable Road, Lima.“Glee” is a musically-themed show about a highschool glee club supposedlyset in Lima. The show’s cre-ator, Ryan Murphy, grewup in Indiana and some-times would visit Lima.One local person willwin the opportunity to audi-tion before a “Glee” cast-ing producer. Auditions areopen to professional andamateur people betweenthe ages of 16-26.The public is welcometo attend the event.To audition, sub-mit an entry online atwww.wlio.com.
Baseball (5 p.m.):Jefferson at Miller City,St. John’s at Lima TempleChristian, Fort Jenningsat Pandora-Gilboa (PCL),Ottoville at ColumbusGrove (PCL), Ayersvilleat Lincolnview, Kalidaat Holgate, Defianceat Elida (WBL).Softball (5 p.m.):Columbus Grove atOttoville, Pandora-Gilboaat Kalida (PCL), Elidaat Defiance (WBL).Track and Field: Jeffersonand Fort Jennings atSpencerville, 4:30 p.m.; Adaat Columbus Grove, 4:30p.m.; Coldwater and JacksonCenter at Elida, 4:30 p.m.;Ottoville and Lincolnviewat Crestview, 5 p.m.Tennis: Elida at Defiance(WBL), 4:30 p.m.SunnyWednesdaymorning;chance of afternoonshow-ers, storms. High inlow 70s. See page 2.
Baseball (5 p.m.): LCC atSt. John’s, Ottoville at MillerCity (PCL), Fort Jenningsat Crestview, Continental atColumbus Grove (PCL).Softball (5 p.m.):Miller City at Jefferson,Shawnee at Ottoville.
St. Peter LutheranChurch will host the life-saving services of Life LineScreening, the nation’s larg-est provider of community-based preventive screen-ings, in order to help localresidents identify their riskof stroke, vascular diseaseand osteo-porosisbefore thecatastrophiceffects of these condi-tions can occur.The event is open to localresidents and will be heldon April 15 at the church inDelphos.Many people are noteven aware that these offer-ings are available and thescreenings are simple, pain-less and affordable.The conditions for whichLife Line Screening screensare considered “silent kill-ers” because they often strikewithout warning. Symptomsare rarely present and if theyare, they are generally sub-tle, almost unnoticeable. Infact, 4 out of 5 people whohave had a stroke showed noapparent warning signs priorto their attack.A simple screening mayprevent death or disability.Provided screenings willinclude:
• Carotid Artery screen
-ing – painless, non-invasiveDoppler ultrasound is used tovisualize the carotid arteries,the arteries that bring bloodto the brain. The majority of strokes are caused by plaquebuild up in these arteries.
• Abdominal Aortic
Aneurysm screening –Ultrasound is used to visu-alize the abdominal aorta,the largest artery in thebody, to measure the diam-eter of the aorta. This mea-surement can indicate if there is a weakening in theaortic wall which can causea ballooning effect knownas an aneurysm. Aneurysmscan burst, which generallyis fatal.
• Peripheral Arterial
Diseasescreening – PAD isalso known as “hardening of the arteries.” Sufferers havea 4-6-fold increased riskof cardiovascular disease.Risk is evaluated througha measurement called the“Ankle-Brachial Index,”which is obtained by read-ing the systolic pressure inthe ankleand arm.
Osteoporosis screening –Ultrasound is used to esti-mate the bone density of the heel. This can indicateif there is a reduction inbone density, which mayindicate the presence of osteoporosis. The heel isused because it is similarin composition to the hip,where disabling fracturesoften occur.
• Atrial Fibrillation
is an irregular heart beat(arrhythmia) that affectsthe atria - the upper cham-bers of the heart - and isthe most common form of sustained arrhythmia. 2.5million Americans havebeen diagnosed with atrialfibrillation and for thoseover age 40, there is a 1 in4 chance of developing thecondition.
• Finger Stick Blood Tests
- to identify risk factorsfor heart disease and diabe-tes - Complete Lipid Panel(Total Cholesterol, LDL,HDL and Triglycerides);Diabetes and HighSensitivity C-reactive pro-tein and liver enzymes.
• *New* Know
your Numbers DiseasePrevention Scorecard: Apatented formula that cal-culates the risk for up to 6major chronic diseases byusing a finger stick bloodtest, bio-metrics informa-tion (height, weight, BMIand blood pressure) andcompleting a question-naire.To secure an appoint-ment time or for locations/dates in the area, call:1-888-653-6441.
St. Peter Lutheran Churchto host a life line screening
Families care for children in need
BY STACY TAFFThe Delphos Heraldstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — WhenTim and Tamie Reindelwere approached five yearsago by a family friend withthe opportunity to host anindigent child, the timingwasn’t right even thoughthey desperately wanted tobe involved. Fast-forward tolast November and the timehad finally come.Through Children’sMedical Missions (CMM)West, a non-profit Christianorganization based in Ohiothat was created to help chil-dren in need, the Reindelsand their friends Terry andDoris Lindeman helped tobring two infants over fromWest Africa so they couldreceive the medical care theywere in dire need of.The infants the two fami-lies are hosting, Leandre fromCote D’Ivoire and Samiratoufrom Burkina Faso, bothneeded cleft palate surgery.Leandre, who goes home ina couple weeks, had his sur-gery months ago. Samiratouhad her initial operation onMarch 18.“These kids simply wouldnot have survived in theirown country,” said TamieReindel. “These kinds of birth defects can cause mal-nutrition and the childrencould have been shunned ormaybe even killed becauseit’s considered a curse insome societies.”“When Samiratou firstarrived, she was just overtwo months and was practi-cally starving because of hercleft palate,” Doris Lindemanadded.Through donations, planetickets are bought for thechildren to be brought to theUnited States, where theirhost families provide themwith everything they need.“We’re responsible fortaking them to all their medi-cal appointments, makingsure they have clothes, food,diapers and all other basicneeds,” Reindel said. “Youcome to love them as yourown and if you want to knowhow long it takes to formthat bond with them, it takesabout 2 minutes. You haveto keep it in the back of your mind that they aren’tyours because they become apart of your family. With myhusband, my two sons anddaughter, Leandre doesn’tlack for attention.”The Lindemans, whosechildren no longer live athome, didn’t have to waitnearly as long for theirinvolvement with CMMWest.“I watched Leandre forTamie several times and justfell in love with him. Thenwhen we heard they needed ahost family for Samiratou, wevolunteered. Since our kidsmoved out, it’s just my hus-band and I,” said Lindeman.“We put in for her on Mondayand then Sunday she was here,which was Feb. 14. It wasthe best Valentine’s Day giftwe’ve ever received.”CMM runs entirely ondonations and 100 percentof donations go toward planetickets.“They used to be able tobring over about 60 kids ayear but with the economyit’s dropped to around 30or so in the last few years,”
Herald unveilsnew Web site
The Delphos Heraldwill unveil its new Web siteThursday.Visit www.delphosherald.com to see what’s new.The Web site will be freefor an initial period and thenwill be subscriber-based.The Web site will includeall the local content fromthe newspaper and someadditional free features aswell as more pictures andvideo.
Stacy Taff photo
Doris Lindeman, left, with 4-month-old Samiratou, and Tamie Reindel with 7-month-old Leandre.
“You come to lovethem as your ownand if you want toknow how long ittakes to form thatbond with them, it takes about 2minutes. Youhave to keep itin the back of your mind thatthey aren’t yoursbecause theybecome a part of your family.”
— Tamie Reindel,host mother
Nancy Spencer photo
Officer Kevin Klaus, left, is the 2009 “Officer of the Year” at the Delphos PoliceDepartment. Chief Kyle Fittro presents him with a plaque noting his accomplishment.
Klaus 2009 ‘Officer of the Year’
DELPHOS — PoliceChief Kyle Fittro has namedthe third annual “Officer of the Year” for the DelphosPolice Department.“The third year of thisnewly-created award broughta number of challengesregarding the selection of the proper recipient. Aftermuch thought, I have select-ed Officer Kevin J. Klausas the 2009 Delphos PoliceDepartment ‘Officer of theYear’,” Chief Fittro said.Klaus has been withthe department for nineyears. During 2009, his job performance was ratedexcellent in a variety of arenas.“Klaus had an impec-cable attendance record dur-ing 2009, which has contin-ued to present day. He hasbeen very accommodatingin regards to scheduling andworking abnormal hours toassist the department whenscheduling issues arise,”Fittro said. “Every summer,the City of Delphos hostsa D.A.R.E. camp, which isthe most well-attended campin the area. Officer Klausassists as a group leader forthe duration of this camp andhas done so for many years.He has formed bonds withmany children that exist tothe present day. Camp coor-dinators attribute some of theprogram’s success directly toOfficer Klaus and his ami-cable personality.”Klaus works in conjunc-tion with the National ChildSafety Council to bring pre-sentations and materials to alllocal schools regarding safetyin general. These topics helpto educate area children in amyriad of safety issues suchas Internet and bicycle safetyand how to deal with strang-ers.Officer Klaus is also incharge of all paperwork andcalibration testing in regardsto the BAC machine. Thistask can be time consumingand requires vigilance so asnot to fall out of compli-ance with state regulations.In addition to the DelphosPolice Department, multiplearea agencies rely on thispiece of equipment to be ingood working order as theyutilize it on a regular basis.“Klaus has been veryaggressive in regards to nar-cotics enforcement and hasmade a number of impor-tant traffic stops/arrests thathelp to curb the drug problemwithin the city. These arrestshave helped to directly attackthe recent trend towards her-oin use/trafficking,” Fittrosaid.In addition to all of this,Klaus is very regarding hisoverall patrol functions.During 2009, he made 66arrests, responded to 60 vehi-cle crashes, wrote 161 reportsand responded to 946 generalcalls for service.“It is for these reasons thatOfficer Kevin J. Klaus is the2009 City of Delphos PoliceDepartment Officer of theYear,” Fittro added.
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