New Realtor opens office in Norwalk
Local Realtor Rita Nida has opened Rita's Home Town Realty in Norwalk, 202 1/2 S. Old State Road.
Nida has many years of experience in real estate and she recently resigned from Mike Myers Realty. She is treasurer of the Firelands Association of Realtors and she received her broker's license last year.
She earned her associate's degree from BGSU Firelands in 2004.
RR Donnelley lauds longtime employees
WILLARD - Maynard Stephens celebrated Tuesday 30 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard. He was hired in 1976 as a Material Handler in OTE. He then worked as a casemaker helper, onlay operator and wrapper operator. He currently is an equipment operator II.
Maynard lives in Willard with his wife, Barbara. They have two children, Levi and Justin. He enjoys hunting and fishing.
Meanwhile, Carl H. Hacker will retire May 1 after more than 39 years of service at RR Donnelley in Willard. He started his career in 1967 as a trucker in the bindery. He has worked as a pull-on man, repairman, production line binderyman, integrated case binding line tech II and is retiring as a gathering machine operator.
He lives in Greenwich with his wife, Lana, also an RR Donnelley retiree. Their children are Steve, Christina, Todd, Terry (deceased) and Chad. They have two grandsons and two granddaughters.
Clothing Bank in need of help
The Clothing Bank wants to remind people not to drop off large items during off hours. The nonprofit organization is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. While the organization is closed on Wednesday, there is a drop off box available. If it is full, wait until the next business day.
The clothing bank is located at 51 E. Benedict Ave. For more information, call (419) 668-6977.
Rotary Club plans '08 trip to India
Rotary Club members of District 6600 are seeking four professionals to visit India in January 2008 as part of the Group Study program of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Through the program, teams of young professionals from two different countries exchange visits. For four to six weeks, team members experience the way of life, customs and vocational practices of another country, while sharing information about their homeland.
The purpose of the Group Study Exchange program is to promote international understanding and good will through personal connection. While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians' homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They also give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country.
The Rotary Foundation pays for round-trip airfare, and Rotary Club members in the host country provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district. Team members pay for personal and incidental expenses.
Young adults between the ages of 25 and 40 who are interested in applying should be employed full-time in a business or profession. Applicants must live or be employed in District 6600, which includes Ada, Amherst, Antwerp, Archbold, Ashland, Avon, Bellevue, Bluffton, Bowling Green, Bryan, Bucyrus, Cardington, Celina, Defiance, Delphos, Edgerton, Elyria, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Galion, Greenwich, Hicksville, Holland, Springfield Township, Huron, Kenton, Liberty Center, Lima, Lorain, Loudonville, Mansfield, Marion, Maumee, McComb, Milan, Montpelier, Napoleon, New Bremen, New London, North Baltimore, Norwalk, Oak Harbor, Oberlin, Oregon, Northwood, Ottawa-Glandorf, Perrysburg, Port Clinton, Reynolds Corners, Rossford, Sandusky, Shelby, St. Marys, Stryker, Swanton, Sylvania, Tiffin, Toledo, Van Wert, Vermilion, Wapakoneta, Waterville, Wauseon, and Willard.
For an application or additional information, call Stephen Day, group leader, at (419) 344-3300. Applications are due by May 1, and a team will be selected by May 15.
Duck derby slated for May 6 in N.L.
NEW LONDON - The second annual New London Community Club duck derby is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 6 immediately following the firemen's chicken barbeque.
A duck is $2 for each race and can be purchased at Curves, Crickets and National City and Sutton banks. Proceeds are earmarked for downtown beautification.
Amherst museum touts local history
AMHERST - The Amherst Historical Society Quigley Museum and Sandstone Museum Center will be open for visitors every Sunday starting on May 6 to Sept. 30 except for Mothers' Day, May 13, Fathers' Day, June 17, Jamboree Sunday, July 15 and Sept. 2.
Organized village tours are scheduled at 2 and 3 p.m. only. Tour fee is $3 for adults and free for children under 12 years old. Tours will convene at the Grange Hall/Schoolhouse. The Quigley Museum is open 2 to 4 p.m. and is included in the tour.
For information call (440) 988-7255.
W. Reserve PTO seeks donations
COLLINS - The Western Reserve PTO is looking for businesses interested in donating items to the family fun night silent raffle May 19. Call Becky Yassanye at (419) 663-0818 for details.
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