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Senator Works To Help Grand Lake St. Marys

June 17, 2011

ST. MARYS — A local state senator says he hopes three provisions he fought to include in the biennial budget aimed at helping Grand Lake St. Marys make it to the governor’s desk.

State Sen. Keith Faber proposed shifting $4 million of Waterways Safety funds initially earmarked for a marina at Caesar Creek, in Waynesville, to Grand Lake St. Marys for algae mitigation. Faber told The Evening Leader funding from the marina would then come from a capital improvement fund.

Student Succeeds In Program

June 17, 2011

WAPAKONETA — A local partnership between an educational center and a Wapakoneta business has lead to the ultimate accomplishment for a program designed for children with autism.

The Auglaize County Educational Service Center (ESC) provides a program, Project Independence, which is a transitional program designed for children with autism to give them the skills they need to live on their own after high school.

Center Needs Help

June 17, 2011

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Community Youth Center was forced to temporarily close Wednesday because of the loss of its two government-funded positions.

The center previously had two workers from Experience Works, a government-based company, but because of budget cut-backs, when one the workers moved, the position was not filled and the second position was dropped.

“Right now we’re in a bind,” Director Donna Graham said. “We have no one to work here.”

Assistants Honored

June 17, 2011

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Living Center recognized its nursing assistants Thursday in conjunction with the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants’ 34th Annual Nursing Assistants Day.

The celebration is in recognition of the nursing assistants who have dedicated their time to the lives and well-being of others. Nursing assistants are “key players” in the lives of residents, providing as much as 80 to 90 percent of the direct care to residents in long-term care facilities, according to the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants website.

Sale Has Treasures For All

June 17, 2011

ST. MARYS — Numerous residents flocked to Holy Rosary School to check out the annual Holy Rosary Garage Sale, which started on Thursday and runs through Saturday.

“We’ve had a very good first day — for the first half of this first day,” Holy Rosary Garage Sale Co-Chair Peg Larkin said.

She noted there were people waiting to get in to the building before she even arrived Thursday morning to open the sale.

 

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