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Feb. 22 caregivers support network program in Ottawa

A caregiver support network event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 22, according to Jami Dellifield, of the Hardin County OSU extension office. A two-page flyer attached at the bottom of this story provides complete details.

The local event is held at the Putnam County Extension Office, 1206 E. 2nd Street, Ottawa. Check in is at 12:30 p.m. and the program begins at 1 p.m.

The cost is $10 for individuals. Several resources are available for participants.

 For more details go to: www.agrability.osu.edu/caregiver-support-network       

Bluffton Pediatrics participates in disabilities event

Conference and resource fair March 28

Bluffton Pediatrics will participate in the 6th annual Regional Disabilities Conference and Resource Fair in March.

The event is held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28, at Union Chapel Missionary Church, 4869 Ada Road, Lima.

This is a regional resource and information event by the Allen County Educational Service Center, the Allen County Parent Mentor Program, the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the West Central Ohio Abilities Collaborative and Autism Life Center.

The event is for families, caregivers, teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists and individuals with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Star-gazing at the ONU Observatory this spring

The Ohio Northern University Observatory will be open to the public for a number of events this spring, according to Dr. Jason Pinkley, professor of physics and astronomy at ONU. These follow:

Friday, Feb. 14, 7--9- p.m. - "Venus, Goddess of Love": Cuddle up with your significant other under starry skies to see Venus, the most prominent planet in the evening sky.

Friday, Feb. 28, 8-10- p.m. - "Leap Days and Time": Celebrate Leap Day under a starlit sky and learn about how our calendar is linked to the starry sky.

VFW corn hole tourney on Saturday

Ada VFW Post 9381 will host a corn hole tournament beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. Registration starts at 1 p.m.

The entry fee is $25 per team. The first team to score 21 points is the winner. Trophies are awarded to the top three teams.

The event also includes a 50/50 drawing plus additional raffles during the day. Food will also be available.

The post is located at 2147 State Route 235, Ada.

Persons with questions may contact Gene Sexton at 567-204-9161.



Blood pressure checks Friday at Beatitudes

Beatitudes community center is partnering with ONU’s HealthWise Pharmacy to offer blood pressure checks to patrons tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 7, between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

These checks are part of a partnership offering free health screenings to residents in the community, according to Deb Curlis of Beatitudes, and Dr. Clay Miller of HealthWise.

The screenings will be every Friday at Beatitudes through May, between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The partnership will also provide free vitamins to participants.

Safe Haven Chili cook-off fundraiser Feb. 22

Safe Haven is hosting a Chili cook-off on Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hardin County Sheriff Office Community Room, 1025 S Main St, Kenton.

Tickets are $5, which gives you one bowl of chili, plus chance to taste all entries and vote on your favorite.

Safe Haven is looking for chefs to bring their chili to participate in the contest. Cost to enter your chili is $10. 

To register, call Bev Bahr (419-675-2463) or Deb Destreich (419-679-4147). Deadline to register is this Friday, Feb. 8. See poster for details.