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THIS WEEKIN YOURCOMMUNITYCOMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
March 7 - 13, 2012
I’ve never minded that I’ma year older and that was myfeeling on Monday when I well... officially became a yearolder.I have a friend who didn’teven want to talk about the year she turned 40. She foundit depressing. I didn’t evenwant to ask her how wellturning 50 went. I guess shesurvived.Of course I like to say I’m 29and molding, I mean holding,but don’t mind telling my agemost of the time.Would I want to be 29 again?Probably not. I wouldn’t haveenjoyed the many experiencesI have had between then andnow. At 29, I didn’t have fourgrandchildren and one on theway. At that time I was themother of a four year old anda two year old. Although it’sa great experience having preschoolers, it’s not alwayseasy. I’m not sure I could do itagain.If I was 29 I wouldn’t have yet met the many friends Ihave made between then andnow.I even did the calculations.I hadn’t even worked for anewspaper yet. This is anexperience I would not giveup.I wouldn’t mind giving uplate night hours covering anelection or going out in freez-ing weather to take picturesof a fire, but the people and places I have met have beenfantastic. As a way to laugh aboutaging I’m offering some one-liners to enjoy.Highlights of being over-the-hill:• Your joints are betterweather forecasters than themeteorologist.• No on expects you to run,anywhere.• You no longer think of thespeed limit as a challenge.• Your body makes the samenoise as the coffee maker.Or as someone once toldme, “the nice thing aboutbeing senile is “you can hide your own Easter eggs.”So the next time you havea birthday, don’t worry aboutthe number of candles youhave to blow out. Insteadworry about the global warm-ing you’re causing with allthose candles burning.Thanks to everyone for allthe cards and social mediagreetings. I loved it.
Don Smith,
Continental,Raises fundsannually forDiabetes YouthServices
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How many yearshave you doneswimming lapsto raise moneyfor DiabetesYouth Servicesand their camp?
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I started in2004 and haveswam every yearuntil now. I haveraised $76,798total so far forDiabetes YouthServices.
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Why doyou do it?
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I want to raiseawareness andbecause the parents,grandparents andthe kids who havethe services of thisorganization saythey would be lostwithout it.
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MILLER CITY — This is a busytime for Miller City junior andseniors as they prepare for theEngineering Day Competition atRhodes State College this week. Juniors will compete in the Elec-tronic Challenge and seniors willcompete in the Drag Race Com- petition. The event is open to the public on Wednesday, March 7,in the gymnasium in Cook Hall.Due to the heavy courserequirements of the collegeaccredited courses the studentstake at Miller City, their instruc-tor, Dave Shaffer, said theyonly spend about three weeks preparing for this engineeringchallenge.This is Miller City’s sixth year at the engineering daycompetition.The students in the engineeringclasses are part of Miller City’sProject Lead The Way (PLTW)involvement. PLTW is the lead-ing provider of rigorous andinnovative Science, Technology,Engineering, and Mathematics(STEM) education curricular programs used in middle andhigh schools across the U.S.Shaffer is an instructor atRhodes State College andMiller City High School. Hehas been teaching at MillerCity for 6 years. He teachesDigital Electronics and Circuit Analysis to the juniors and Auto Cad1, AutoCAD 3D, andRobotics and Mechatronics tothe seniors. Students in theseclasses receive college credit forthe courses taught by Rhodesinstructors at Miller City HighSchool. Miller City High School’sPLTW program was initially oneof ten schools in the country—and the first in Ohio—namedas an exemplary, model schoolwithin the PLTW National net-work of schools.The program allows studentsto get a taste of college experi-ence while in high school.Other PTLW instructors atMiller City include Paul Lentz,who teaches Introduction toEngineering Design and mathand Bryan Benroth who teachesPrinciples of Engineering andupper level math and sciencecourses.Miller City School guidancecounselor Steve Peck said thisis the ninth year the school hasbeen providing PTLW courses.Shaffer said students from sixschools including Miller City andRhodes State College will be com- peting in Engineering Day compe-tition at Rhodes State College.High school students enteredin the mini drag racing, use carsthey constructed in their highschool labs. At Miller City thestudents designed the cars oncomputer and then were able tohave their models made using a3D plastic printer at the school.Shaffer said he was able toreceive a grant for the school to purchase the special printer.Students also can enter theElectronic Challenge during thecompetition.“The Engineering day compe-tition is one of the best eventsof our schools year and showsour students hard work andeffort to be show cased in the public arena,” Shaffer said.Skills developed over the courseof the school year includingtrigonometry, Cad, and engi-neering problem solving are allemployed in the preparing forthe competition.”
These Miller City High School seniors including Joshua Kuhlman, Jacob Schnipke, Dustin Cass, Ryley Niese, Brent Niese, Chandler Shafer,Jared Kern, Brent Hermiller, Derek Kaufman, Cody Gable and John Schroeder, show the cars they are preparing for this week’s competitionat Rhodes State College.Derek Kaufman and Brent Her-miller study the cars they areentering in this week’s competi-tion at Rhodes State College.
NANCY KLINE photos • PutnamVoice
Miller City student Ryley Niese compares the design of his car onthe computer, to the actual model that has been made.Dave Shaffer, a instructor at RhodesState College and Miller CIty HighSchool, shows a plastic model madein the 3D printer at the school.
Miller City studentscompeting inengineering challenge
 
By NANCY KLINE
nkline@putnamvoice.com419-231-2444
 Joei Hoorman, Ottawa, has had arunning joke with her brother T.J.She said she was never present thethree times he bowled a perfect300. Joei said it was only fair that hewas not present when she bowleda 300. Joei became the first woman tobowl a 300 in a Putnam Countybowling alley on Feb. 21.“I don’t think it has sunk in yet,”admitted Joei. “It’s kind of over-whelming.” She was bowling atOttawa Highland Lanes.Bowling is second nature to herfamily. Her grandmother Mary JaneMullett, originally managed thebowling alley, the Main Way, for-merly located at the corner of SR 65and US 224.When that was flooded out in January 1959, her brothers openedHighland Lanes in Ottawa. This wasopened only 9 months later in Sep-tember. Mullett managed this bowl-ing alley until she died.“I think I’ve been bowling myentire life,” Joei said. She beganby using a 6 pound ball known asBlack Beauty. “Then I grew into a10 pound ball. It was called the StarBall and was my grandma’s.” Joei said she got her first pairof bowling shoes when she wasin high school. She has bowlingwith three leagues and also taking part in pro-bowling tournamentsin Toledo.“I’ve had eight active balls,” Joeisaid. “When I’m done, I usuallyretire them.”On the day she bowled her per-fect score, Joei admits she was notexpecting this to happen.“I’ve had one time when I wasbowling in Lima and came close,”she said. “That time everyonewatched as I bowled. It was verynerve-wracking.” Joei said this time no one reallystopped talking to make her thecenter of attention.“I’d been bowling a 265 for fourweeks,” she said. “My first thoughtwas I was going to bowl a 280 anddisappoint my mom, Dani.” Theformer high score for a woman atOttawa Highland Lanes was a 288bowled by Patti McInally. After she bowled the 300 Joeicalled her dad James.“He didn’t believe me at first,” shesaid. Her boyfriend, Derek Sey-ert, who was with her father, wasexcited and exclaimed “I told youshe would do it.” Joei said she most enjoys bowl-ing because of the social time. “Andit’s not just getting to see my teammembers,” said Joei. “I also enjoyseeing members of other teams,”She spoke of some older teammembers such as Vince’s TV teamladies.“Some of my friends I get to seeremind me of my grandmother,” Joei said. She has already startedteaching her three year old son howto bowl.“At first he learned by pushing theball down the alley,” Joei said. “Nowhe’s learning to use his fingers inthe holes.” Joei said she appreciates all thesupport she has been given by herfamily, team members, other bowl-ers and Randy Schroeder, whoowns Ottawa Highland Lanes.Trying to figure out how she wasable to bowl the perfect score, Joeisaid it had to do with the date. ‘Itwas on 2-21-2012 you know,” shesaid. “I think it’s some type of com-bination of birthdays of relatives.” Joei said she doesn’t know if anyPutnam County woman ever scoreda perfect 300 while bowling outsideof Putnam County, but admittedto being surprised to be the firstwoman to do it in the county.
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ABOUT THE VOICE
The Putnam Voice is a free weekly newspaper coveringPutnam County. It is delivered on Wednesday as part of TheLima News and also can be picked up at various distribu-tion racks.The newspaper is proud to publish reader-supplied con-tent it receives from the putnamvoice.com Web site. Thesestories and photographs are provided by Putnam Countyresidents, members of service clubs, business leaders,government agencies and school officials.Readers are asked to write about their vacations, achieve-ments, or other interesting things they want to share withthe community. We strive to be your Voice in Putnam CountyAdditional content can be found at putnamvoice.com.The newspaper is a product of The Lima News. It isheaded up by Putnam County resident Nancy Kline, whoserves as editor.
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Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Dispositions/Feb. 27
Morgan J. Bailey, Waynesfield, andTimothy J. Bailey, Jr., Ottawa, weregranted a dissolution of marriage.They were married Oct. 1, 2010 inOttawa, and have no minor children.
Dispositions/March 1Kevin R. Taggi,
45, 539 Ralph St.,Kalida, was sentenced to 30 monthsin prison for driving under the influ-ence, five convictions within 20 years.He was fined $1,350 and given creditfor eight days served. His driver’slicense was suspended for life.
Nickolas Garcia,
27, 308 N. UnionSt., Fostoria, was sentenced to 15days in jail for violating the terms of supervision. The violations includefailing to pay court costs and fees inthe amount of $598.57 owed to thechild support enforcement.
Robert W. Pollock,
37, 214 S.Market St., Van Wert, pleaded guiltyto two counts trafficking in drugs(heroin). He faces up to 30 monthsin prison and $7,500 in fines and 12months to 10 years license suspen-sion. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted.
John J. Mares,
22, 734 E. SecondSt., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to burglaryand gross sexual imposition. Hefaces up to 54 months in prison and$15,000 in fines. Bond was contin-ued while a pre-sentence investiga-tion is conducted.
Daniel J. Garcia,
37, 133 WabashAve., Defiance, pleaded guilty to traf-ficking in drugs and permitting drugabuse. He faces up to 48 monthsin prison, $12,500 in fines and sixmonths to five year license suspen-sion. Bond was continued while apre-sentence investigation is con-ducted.
Rachel E. Jay,
Columbus Grove,and John J. Jay, Columbus Grove,were granted a dissolution of mar-riage. They were married in Colum-bus Grove, and have two children.
Dispositions/March 2Shawn Rex,
37, 3450 S. Wapako-neta Road, Lima, was sentenced to20 days jail for felony non supportwith credit for one day served. Hemust obtain and maintain employ-ment, pay child support, and payrestitution of $12,393.17.
Danny D. Woods, III,
25, 424 E.Sycamore St., Columbus Grove, wassentenced to 10 days jail for theftof checks and given credit for fivedays served. He must pay restitu-tion in the amount of $2,149.04 toSteele’s Wrecking Yard and perform100 hours’ community service. Hewas originally charged with forgeryand theft.
New Cases
Tamara K. Quintero, Leipsic, andValente Quintero, Ottawa; dissolutionwith children.Chance K. Maag, Fort Jennings,and Mark A. Maag, Fort Jennings;dissolution with children.Huntington National Bank, Colum-bus, v. Gabriel S. Tijerina, Leipsic;foreclosure.Katherine Clung, Cloverdale, v.Anita Toussi, Findlay; medical negli-gence.Tabbetha A. Scott, Continental,v. Knueve and Sons, Inc., Kalida;medical.Andrew J. Heitmeyer, Ottawa, andKim M. Heitmeyer, Ottawa; dissolu-tion with children.
Putnam County Municipal Court
Dispositions/Feb. 23James R. Sulfridge,
32, 303 S Sec-ond St., Continental, charged withtrafficking in drugs, a felony, pleadedguilty to an amended charge of attempt trafficking, a misdemeanor.Sentence: 180 days jail, $100 fine,with 150 days jail suspended, andrestitution of $690 to the MAN unit.
Richard S. Schneider,
25, 26196Road R, Fort Jennings, pleaded guiltyto theft. Sentence: 180 days jail,$180 fine, with 180 days jail sus-pended and restitution of $790 toVerhoff Machine and Welding. Healso pleaded guilty to receiving sto-len property. Sentence: 180 days jail, $100 fine, with 150 days jailsuspended, and complete assess-ment at Pathways Counseling Cen-ter or equivalent, with restitution of $206.60 to Progressive Stamping,Inc. A charge of theft was dismissed.
Nicholas R. Hill,
31, 711 N. Bel-more St., Trailer 15, Leipsic, pleadedguilty to an amended charge of persistent disorderly conduct. Sen-tence: 30 days jail, $100 fine, with29 days jail suspended, and com-plete assessment at Pathways Coun-seling Center, or equivalent. A chargeof disorderly conduct was dismissed.
Toby J. Kaye,
37, 201 South St.,Continental, pleaded guilty to DUI.Sentence: $180 days jail, $375 fine,one-year license suspension, with177 days jail suspended, and creditfor three days jail upon completion of DIP program.
Judgments/Feb. 23
Credit Adjustments, Inc., Defiance,default judgments v. Joshua L. Col-lins, Cloverdale, $873, plus interestand costs.
Dispositions/Feb. 27Mark E. Morning,
29, 644 E.Main St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty toan amended charge of driving undersuspension. Sentence: 180 days jail, $100 fine, with 170 days jailsuspended.
Christopher R. Revuelta,
32, 536S. Oak St., Ottawa, pleaded guiltyto non support of dependents. Sen-tence: 180 days jail, $100 fine, with180 days jail suspended.
Dispositions/Feb. 28Richard W. Miler,
53, 502 E. Har-mon St., Oakwood, charged withtrafficking in drugs, a felony, pleadedguilty to an amended charge of attempt trafficking, a misdemeanor.Sentence: 180 days jail, $100fine, with 180 days jail suspended.Charges of trafficking in drugs andpermitting drug abuse were dis-missed.
Joseph A. Klett,
35, 26 E. LibertySt., Leipsic, charged with traffickingin drugs, a felony, pleaded guilty toan amended charge of attemptedtrafficking, a misdemeanor. Sen-tence: 180 days jail, $100 fine, with150 days jail suspended.
Margarita L. Cereceres,
45, 201S. Third St., Apt. 303, Continental,charged with trafficking in drugs, afelony, pleaded guilty to an amendedcharge of attempt trafficking, a mis-demeanor. Sentence: 180 days jail,$100 fine, with 135 days jail sus-pended. Another charge of traffickingwas dismissed.
Christopher W. Bell,
24, 1783Elmore Road, Pemberville, pleadedno contest to falsification and wasfound guilty. Sentence: 90 days jail,$250 fine, with 90 days jail, and 16hours community service.
Judgments/Feb. 28
Credit Adjustments, Inc., Defiance,default judgment v. Aaron M. Lamb,Columbus Grove, $1,034, plus inter-est and costs.
Judgments/Feb. 29
Bruce Laubenthal, Ottawa, smallclaims v. Tom Rieman, Ottawa,$580.29, plus interest and costs.Mike Lammers, Ottawa, smallclaims v. Mike Williams, Gilboa,$285.63, plus interest and costs.Matthew A. Cunningham, Ottawa,small claims v. Daniel Inkrott, FortJennings, $1,483.83, plus interestand costs.
To the Editor,
Thank you to all who partic-ipated in the life saving mis-sion of donating blood at theOttawa VFW Hall on February28. It would be impossible tocollect the much needed unitsto support area hospitalswithout your help.We would like to thank theOttawa VFW for hosting theblood drive and the Diapersto Diamonds Mothers Clubfor supplying cookies. Wewould also like to thank thosewho helped to advertise thedrive and the donor callers aswell as those who helped atthe drive that day.We would like to recognizeRuth Foppe for reaching the12 gallon mark, Cindy Utrupfor 8 gallons, Ken Duling for5 gallons, Dean Schroeder for2 gallons, and Julie Ellerbrockfor being a first time donor.Patients need blood forcancer care, surgeries and thetreatment of serious diseaseand trauma. As the need forblood increases so does ourneed for donors. Blood driveswill also be held at the Conti-nental, Miller City, Leipsic andFort Jennings High Schools inMarch.Thank you,
Marilyn Burkhartand Judy Ruen
Ottawa Community BloodDrive Co-chairs
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COURT NEWS
LEIPSIC — Kathryn (Kate) Ragerwas honored last Friday at The Mead-ows of Leipsic with 100 cupcakes as part of an early 100th birthday partycelebration.Born on March 4, 1912, Ragerenjoyed sharing the cupcakes pre-sented to her by the staff at TheMeadows of Leipsic. They had baked100 cupcakes in her honor.Rager was the second of nine chil-dren. She grew up on a farm. Sheremembers raising cows, horses,sheep, turkeys and chickens. Katesaid they helped feed all the animals,milk, the cows and collect eggs fromthe chickens.She went to a country school housefor three years then transferred to anew school. Kate remembers riding abus to school.She graduated from Arcadia HighSchool.She worked odd jobs after highschool. Kate said she cleanedhouses and “did whatever I had todo to live.”Kate married Melvin (Ted) Rager.She worked at other odd jobs duringWWII. She went to work at Westing-house after WWII where she workedfor 28 years. Although they neverhad children of their own, Kate andTed enjoyed caring for and watchingtheir nieces and nephews grow up.Ted passed away in 1973.Kate traveled and joined severalsenior citizen groups. Kate traveledall over the United States with thesegroups.She moved to The Meadows of Leipsic in June 2006. She lived ina patio home until January 2008.Due to medical problems she movedinto assisted living at the Meadow of Leipsic. This past summer she madeanother move to the Health Centerdue to further medical problems.Kate has many stories to tell. Sheenjoys talking to others. When askedabout living on the campus she said“It’s a place to live. They feed metoo much and they take good careof me.”
Rager honored with 100 cupcakes on her 100th birthday 
Kathy Rager,a resident atThe Meadowsof Leipsic,looks at the100 cupcakesbaked in honorof her 100thbirthday.Rager turned100 on Sun-day, March 4.
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NEIGHBORSLETTER
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Joei Hoorman shows the perfect score she received Feb. 21 while bowling at Ottawa Highland Lanes.
SAY WHAT ?!?!
 
Gilboa church plans Irish dinner
Gilboa United Method-ist Church will host anIrish supper on Saturday,March 17, from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m. The meal willinclude corned beef, cab-bage, red skin potatoes,carrots, salad, dinner roll,beverage, and dessert.Sausage and hot dogs willalso be offered.The cost is a free willdonation. The church islocated at 102 FranklinStreet, GIlboa.Bring your family andfriends and join othersfor the “best melt in yourmouth” corned beef andcabbage you ever had.Proceeds will benefitthe church’s missions project.
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COLUMBUS GROVE — February isNational Children’s Dental Health Month.Columbus Grove Family Dentistry is com-mitted to an early start of good dentalhealth habits, so annually they conduct theNational Children’s Dental Health MonthEducational Program and Bike Drawing.This is the 8th Anniversary of the programand drawing.During the month of February, one of the office’s dental hygienists conduct edu-cational school visits to the St. Anthony’sCatholic School and Columbus GroveElementary School 4th Grade classes. Stu-dents are required to complete a relatedassignment which reiterates the themes of:How do I keep my mouth and teethhealthy? - and - Why is it important to doso?Yesterday, Friday March 3rd, Dr. EarlRecker visited the schools, reiterated theimportance of good dental health, anddrew the winners of the bikes. One set of bikes were given away at each school – a24” girl’s and 24”boy’s bike. Any student who completedthe assignment was eligible for the drawing.The winners were: St. Anthony’s CatholicSchool Girls Bike’s - Abby Schafer & Boy’sBike - Rob Langhals and at Columbus GroveElementary School Girl’s Bike - MadisynDitto & Boy’s Bike - Zac Ridenour.
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Winners of theColumbus GroveFamily Denistrydrawing at Antho-ny’s CatholicSchool includedAbby Schafer andRob Langhals.They are shownwith BrendaRecker, officemanager, and Dr.Earl Recker.
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Pandora churchhosting barbecue
PANDORA — Therewill be a Chicken BBQ onSunday, March 18 from11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at thePandora United MethodistChurch, 108 E.WashingtonSt. (Rt 12) in Pandora.Tickets are $7.50 per per-son (dine-in or carry-out).For ticket information,call 419.384.3782. Sometickets will be available atthe door
Fair sponsorshipdrive under way 
The Sponsorship Drivefor the Putnam CountyFair is underway; Dead-line for ads in the FAIRBOOK is March 15, 2012.We will still accept spon-sorship after this date.This year’s fair has newevents and a new atti-tude. Come and be partof it. Great opportunityfor local advertisement.Show the people of Put-nam County you care and your Business will be rec-ognized. Everyone winswith a Sponsorship at thePutnam County Fair. CallDave Hand at 419-969-0169 or Peg Kruse at 419-523-4628.
Mystery LoversBook Club meeting 
The Putnam CountyDistrict Library in Ottawawill have a Book Talk onWed. March 28 at 1:00 p.m. The title is “A” is foralibi by Sue Grafton andregistration is required inso enough books can beordered. The Mystery Lov-ers Book Club will meeton Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. every other month.Some of the authors wewill be reading are: AnnePerry, Debbie Macomber,Susan Albert, Mary JaneClark, Paul Gaus, JoanHess, and Sue Grafton.For any questions call thelibrary at 419-523-3747and ask for Jan.The Columbus Grove Junior High Students werewell represented this pastweekend at the OMEA Dis-trict III Junior High Bandand Choir Festival. This year’s event took placeat the Wapakoneta HighSchool Performing ArtsCenter. Students werenominated by their Bandand Choral Directors forthis honor.The students attendedrehearsals Friday eveningand Saturday morningand afternoon, and then performed in concert onSaturday afternoon at3:00 pm. From CG, par-ticipating in the Jr HighBand were Aaron Bremeron Baritone Saxophone,Kyle Welty on FrenchHorn, and Marissa Owenon Flute. CG choir par-ticipants were Soprano Lynea Diller, andBaritones Simon Daley and Noah Ogles-bee. Also representing Columbus Grovewas St Anthony’s student Bryce Rickeron the Alto Saxophone. This year’s guestconductors were Mrs. Susan Barrettdirecting the Jr High Honors Band andMr. Dick Eachus directing the Jr HighHonors Choir.
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Columbus Grove Junior High Students participated in the2012 OMEA District III Junior High Band and Choir. From leftare Aaron Bremer, Lynea Diller, Bryce Ricker, and Kyle Welty.
OTTAWA — Trinity Pre-school is a Step Up To Qual-ity 2 Star rated programmeeting the quality bench-marks established by theDepartment of Job and Fam-ily Services, Bureau of ChildCare and Development. StepUp To Quality is a Three-StarQuality rating system createdto recognize and promoteearly childcare and educa-tion programs that meetquality benchmarks over andabove minimum health andsafety licensing standards.Trinity Preschool is an ecu-menical Christian-based pro-gram at Trinity United Meth-odist Church, 137 N. PrattStreet, Ottawa, OH. A child must be three yearsold by June 1, 2012, andcompletely potty trained toattend the 2012/2013 classesstarting Wednesday, Septem-ber 5. Medical checkups andupdated shots are requiredno earlier than June 1, butbefore the start of school.Monday – Wednesday –Friday AM from 9:00 – 11:30Monday – Wednesday –Friday PM from 12:15 – 2:45Wednesday & Friday PMfrom 12:15 – 2:45Trinity Preschool is nowaccepting names for regis-tration for the 2012/2013classes. Please call to put your child’s name on thewait list for open registra-tion, which will take place inmid-April. There will be a $35non-refundable registrationfee due upon completion of the registration in April. Call419-523-3518 for more infor-mation or to put your child’sname on the registration list.OTTAWA — On March 14,2012 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Putnam CountyEducational Service Centerwill be hosting Jim Bisenius.The anti-bullying parentworkshop will cover exactlyhow to teach your child torespond to verbal bullying, physical bullying, social bul-lying, and group manipula-tion. Parents will walk awaywith concrete tools that theycan immediately implementand help their child masterin order to eliminate bullyingfrom his or her life. Partici- pants will learn specificallyhow “popular” bullies isolate,control and manipulate their peers. Then they will learnexactly what steps their sonor daughter must take to stopthem. In addition, parents willbe able to use all of thesetechniques in their own lifeto deal with controlling orintimidating adults. It will beheld in the assembly room atthe Putnam County Educa-tional Service Center locatedacross from the PutnamCounty YMCA at 124 PutnamParkway, Ottawa, Ohio. Jim Bisenius has seven-teen years of experience asa child and adolescent thera- pist specializing in teachingextremely targeted youthhow to handle bullying situ-ations. He has developedresponse techniques thathave been recognized nation-ally as extremely effective atstopping the dance betweenkids who bully and the onesthey target. Jim has taught hismethods to over 450 schoolsnationally.For more information, you may go to Mr. Bisenius’swebsite, bullyproofingyouth.com or locally contact MikeKlear at the Putnam CountyEducational Service Center,(419) 523-5951. This pro-gram is sponsored by ProjectSAFE, a federally funded SafeSchools/Healthy Students ini-tiative written and managedby the Putnam County Edu-cational Service Center.
Trinity PreschoolregistrationBully-proofing programdesigned for parentsCG musicians compete at OMEA District III Junior High festival
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