Magruder to host virtual luncheon on Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Published 4:46 a.m. ET April 9, 2021


Magruder to host virtual luncheon on Dementia and Alzheimer’s

PORT CLINTON  – On April 19 at noon, Magruder Hospital will host a virtual educational program. The Alzheimer’s Association will present a program on understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia.

They are diseases of the brain that cause problems with memory, thinking and behavior.  Participants will learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, research, treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-272-3900 and a link to the program will be emailed to participants.

The Alzheimer’s Association covers 24 counties in the NWO region, serving families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s and all other dementias. The seek help with care and support, call 419-537-1999. There also is a 24/7 helpline that can be called anytime at 800-272-3900.

Also visit to explore additional education programs online. 

Gibsonburg to be honored as Purple Heart Village

GIBSONBURG – The village will be officially designated as a Purple Heart Village by The Military Order of the Purple Heart during a special ceremony May 20 in Williams Park.

The purpose and meaning of a city or community being designated as a Purple Heart City or Village is to honor and remember military personnel wounded or killed in combat. The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration and it is the nation’s oldest military medal. It was first created by Gen. George Washington in 1782 and was then known as the Badge of Military Merit.

Gibsonburg will be the first community in Sandusky County to be honored as such and will be a part of the National Purple Heart Trail.

Gibsonburg is home to the Veteran’s Memorial, Veteran’s Museum, Plane Memorial, Tank Memorial and Public Safety Service Memorial.

For more information all 419-637-2634.

Billboard winners named by solid waste district

FREMONT – Fifth grade students in Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties had the opportunity to participate in the OSS Solid Waste District’s Billboard Contest.

The contest is run annually and the billboards will be displayed throughout April in Celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Students were encouraged to create a design with a recycling or litter prevention theme. Voting was done by the OSS staff.

The top three winners from each county will have their designs displayed on billboards within their respective counties. This year, 665 entries from students across the district were submitted.

Winning designs from Sandusky County were: Mya Wilfong, Green Springs Elementary School; Braxton Kern, Hilfiker Elementary School; Jeremiah Hill, Hilfiker Elementary School.

Winning designs from Ottawa County were: Alana Avers, Danbury Middle School; Alison Mahler, Genoa Elementary School; Cailin Randolph, Oak harbor Middle School.

Each winner and their school will receive a replica mini billboard featuring their artwork, as well as a “no waste lunch” kit. The District would like to congratulate all of the winners, and thank all students who participated in the contest.

For general recycling information, district recycling collections or sponsored events log onto the OSS Solid Waste District’s website at Follow the district on Facebook by searching Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Green Recycling Scene and hitting the like button on our page.  Follow us on Twitter by searching: OSS Solid Waste @Aim2BGreen.

Craft show planned at Rockin Horse Ranch

SANDUKSY – The Spring Fling Craft Show will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24 at Rockin Horse Ranch, 8315 Milan Road. Admission is free. There will be over 100 vendors and crafters. A donation from the event will be going to A Special Wish Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization that grants wishes of children under age 21 who have been diagnosed with life-threatening disorders.

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