Community briefs 11-29

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A GIRL, Amelia Jane Weigand, was born Nov. 15 at Wooster Community Hospital to Sarah Phillips and Senser Weigand of Fresno. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are John and Molly Phillips of Spring Mountain and Tom and Linda Weigand of Nashville. Great-grandparents are Ruth Phillips, James and Martha Crawford and Beulah Larsen.

RYLIE JOY was born Nov. 7 to Mike and Angie Hostetler of Fredericksburg. She weighed 7 pounds, 13.7 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. She is the couple's first child.

Grandparents are Ken and Pam Rohr of Apple Creek and Dan and Linda Hostetler of Fredericksburg. Great-grandparents are Nellie Rohr of Massillon and Susie Goodwin of Iva, S.C., formerly of Apple Creek.

Pomerene Hospital Auxiliary third annual Tree Festival raises almost $7,000

The Pomerene Hospital Auxiliary played host to its third annual Christmas Tree Festival Nov. 15-18 at Hotel Millersburg.

This year, the Auxiliary brought in nearly $7,000, coming from tree, wreath, and centerpiece sales, as well as raffle prizes.

The festival featured more than 60 decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and centerpieces, all of which were available for purchase.

The hospital also had several raffle prizes given away for $1 per ticket and spectators were able to enjoy refreshments and cookies as they browsed items.

The winners of the 2012 Tree Festival awards included: Pomerene Hospital Dietary Department (recipe tree), Most Creative; Pomerene Emergency Physicians (snowman tree), Mayor's Choice; Every Woman's House (display with reindeer, sleigh and Christmas items), Spirit of Christmas award; Holmes Family Medicine (patriotic tree), Best Theme; and Callie Selders (Frosty the Snowman tree), People's Choice.

Lang to be honored nationally

Holmes County Chapter American Red Cross volunteer Larry Lang will be honored for his service at the American Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Since 1993, he has been a board member, board chairman, volunteer office assistant, disaster chairman, fundraiser chairman and instructor of first aid, preventing disease transmission, adult/child infant CPR, community CPR, instructor trainer, van driver for the apheresis (Piatt program) and many other chapter related services.

The BioMedical Volunteer Service award will be presented during a dinner meeting. Nomination for the award was given by David Plate, CEO of the Northern Ohio Blood Region and endorsed by Mary Alice Frank, Regional CEO of the Northweast Ohio Region.

Salvation Army to hold Red Kettle collection through Dec. 24

Salvation Army Red Kettles will be in place through Dec. 24. All money collected will stay in Holmes County.

To mail in donations, send to Salvation Army-Holmes County, C/O REA & Associates 212 N. Washington St. Millerburg, OH 44654.

Any group willing to help by "ringing the bell" can volunteer by calling Randy Hummel at 330-674-6031 or 330-763-4600.

Glenmont Food Pantry is open

The Glenmont Food Pantry, located in the Community Building (school), will be open the second Tuesday of each month from 5-8 p.m., through Dec. 11. For more information, call 330-377-4567 Ext. 23.

Holmes Red Cross collection for relief

The Holmes County Chapter of the American Red Cross is working to help raise funds for the areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 70, Millersburg 44654. For more information call 1-800-red-cross or visit www.redcross.org.

Donations needed for Wolf Creek Cemetery

Wolf Creek Pleasant Valley Cemetery is now accepting donations to pay for mowing of the cemetery grounds. Any amount appreciated. Call Robert L. Croskey, 330-276-3322. Donations may be sent to Croskey at 12049 U.S. 62, Killbuck 44637 or Lilian Duncan, P.O. Box 284 Killbuck 44637.

Plat books available

Plat books are a reference guide to property ownership in a county. Land owners are listed alphabetically and include the township and section where the owner may be located in the directory.

This directory also includes an Advertisers Classified Business Directory for your ease in locating a business in the county.

The current edition of the Holmes County Plat Directory is available at Ohio State University Extension office located at 75 E. Clinton St., Suite 109, Millersburg. Phone 330-674-3015.

Holmes in need of foster families

The Holmes County Department of Job and Family Services is recruiting additional foster homes in the county for abused, neglected or dependent children ages 0-18. Prospective foster parents should be mature, stable, caring adults willing to join the team of professionals providing services to children in the community. Training is required and will be provided at no cost. Contact Nicole Long at 330-674-1111 for more information.

Walk in the wilderness at TWC

Join a naturalist on the first Wednesday, 10-11 a.m., every month for a walk on Wilderness Center trails. The event is free and open to the public. Call 877-359-5235 or visit www.wildernesscenter.org.

Holmes to offer immunizations

The Holmes County Health District will offer flu immunizations at the Community Clinic, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg every Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Flu immunizations will be $10 for children, while adults must pay $25 for the vaccine. County residents with Medicaid or Medicare (including the PrimeTime and Humane Health Plans) must bring their card with them to this clinic; the Health District will submit billing for them. No other insurance companies will be billed. Cash or personal check will be accepted for payment; credit and debit cards will not be accepted. Senior Citizens are asked to check their Medicare Plan before coming to see where they are to get their flu shots.

Doses of FluMist, an inhalable form of flu immunization appropriate for healthy persons will only be available for children between the ages of 2-18 due to limited supply on our part. All children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or an adult with written consent from the child's parent indicating that their child is permitted to receive flu immunization.

Individuals with questions can contact the Holmes County Health District at 330-674-5035.

Community Card applications available

University of Akron Wayne College's library has offered to provide community cards to Holmes County residents. These items may be delivered to the Holmes County Higher Education Center for easy pick-up.

To apply for the card and see card holder benefits, visit https://wayne.uakron.edu/library/community-members.dot or come into the Central Library in Millersburg for a paper form. All applications must be returned to the Holmes County Library for processing.

For more information, contact Susan Corl at 330-674-5972, Ext. 227 or email scorl@holmeslib.org.

Project to display old pictures of Holmes County

"Our Town, Memories of Holmes County Project," is an innitative to collect old pictures of an event or people in Holmes County.

Residents are encouraged to share or donate their photos to the "Our Town" project. The images or scanned representations will be gathered in a book and shared at the Holmes County Library, as well as on its website.

Contact Susan Corl at 330-674-5972 with questions or for more information.

Plat books available

Plat books are a reference guide to property ownership in a county. Landowners are listed alphabetically and include the township and section where the owner may be located in the directory.

They are useful for a variety of purposes. This directory published by the Great Mid-Western Publishing Company Inc., also includes an Advertisers Classified Business Directory for your ease in locating a business in the county. These businesses helped support the production of this valuable resource.

The current edition of the Holmes County Plat Directory is available at Ohio State University Extension office located at 75 E. Clinton St., Suite 109, Millersburg.

Vision screening vouchers available

Sight for Students vision assistance is available for children in need of an eye exam and-or glasses. Prevent Blindness Ohio provides vouchers to cover the cost of an eye exam and glasses based on income guidelines, and is available to Holmes County school-aged children. Contact Jen Menuez at the Holmes County Health Department at 330-674-5035 for more information or to obtain an application.

Number to call for first aid, CPR training

To take a basic first aid, adult or infant and child CPR or AED or professional rescuer CPR class through the Holmes County Chapter of the American Red Cross call the regional contact number at 800-REDCROSS (800-733-2767) or go to www.redcross.org to register.

Holmes can provide birth certificates

The Holmes County Health District is able to issue certified birth certificates to anyone born in Ohio.

Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost is $25.

The district can be reached at 85 N. Grant St. or 330-674-5035. Cost of a certified birth certificate is $25 .

Big Brothers, Sisters are needed

Volunteers, especially male, are needed for the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in Wayne and Holmes counties. For more information contact Lisa or Miranda at 1-888-364-5965 or e-mail bbbslisa@tusco.net or bbbssnow@tusco.net.

Kno-Ho-Co can help

Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action, H.E.A.P. and the Food Pantry is located at 224 N. Clay Street, Millersburg.

The agency can help with rent, rent deposit or utilities once a year, per household. Also, the Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 330-674-6479.

Food Pantry customers need ID

Holmes County Food Pantry customers will need to verify income for 2007 by providing proof from 13 weeks of income, a copy of recent Social Security check, child support payments and-or any TANF payments. Also needed are an identification card and Social Security cards for other family members.

The food pantry is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon. For information, call 330-674-6479.

Help Me Grow

Are you pregnant? Do you want to learn about your newborn? Do you have questions about your child's development, temper tantrums or potty training? Do you want to learn how you can help your child be the best that he-she can be?

For more information, call Help Me Grow at 330-674-0177 or toll-free 877 674-5035.

Volunteers needed

- Volunteers are needed at the Holmes County Home. Call 330-279-2801 and ask for Rosemarie.

- The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties, 2285 Benden Drive, Wooster, is seeking volunteers to befriend those recovering from mental illness. Training and ongoing support are provided. Matches are free to make their own plans as well as join in group activities.

For more information, contact compeer coordinator Sharon Hoffman at 330-264-9029.

- The Child Assault Prevention program, provided by the Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes counties, is looking for reliable adult volunteers. If you are interested in helping children learn ways to stay safe, strong and free, and have at least two hours a month to offer, call Joy Stitzlein, community education specialist, at 1-877-264-9029. Each will be interviewed, receive training and must undergo a background check.

-- Reliable adult volunteers are needed for the Child Assault Prevention program. The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties provides the CAP program in elementary schools during the school year. Anyone who is interested in teaching children safety skills and has at least two hours a month to offer, call Heather Cole, LSW community education specialist, at 330-264-9029.

-- The Compeer program of The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties is seeking volunteers. Volunteers are matched with people who are experiencing isolation and loneliness as a result of mental illness. Volunteers and the friend meet for four hours a month. Group events are scheduled throughout the year, too. Training and support are provided.

For more information, call coordinator Amy Anderson at 330-264-9029.

Agency provides service to senior citizens

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services receives funding by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, to provide free legal help to senior citizens ages 60 and older.

The agency provides assistance with government benefits problems, including Social Security and Medicaid eligibility, housing problems such as landlord-tenant and foreclosures, consumer matters like problems with car or mobile home dealers or scams to get your money, tax problems with the IRS, family matters that include your being taken advantage of by other family members, and with simple probate matters like wills.

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services assists residents in Muskingum, Holmes, Coshocton, Belmont and Harrison counties. Area senior centers have information, or can call 1-800-LAW-OHIO.

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