WILLARD Willard Memorial Library is accepting applications to fill a seat on the library's board of trustees that has become vacant with the resignation, due to relocation, of Trustee Melanie Schloemer, Willard. The new trustee will be appointed to a term extending through Dec. 31, 2009.
Criteria for trustees include commitment to the mission of the Willard Memorial Library, readiness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort to duties, recognition and community affairs, management or professional experience, and commitment to intellectual freedom. An elector, registered voter, from the Willard City School District must fill this position.
Interested candidates should submit a completed questionnaire to Kathy Oney, Board President, Willard Memorial Library, 6 W. Emerald St., Willard, Ohio 44890. The questionnaire and a list of trustee expectations are available at the circulation desk of the Willard Memorial Library.
For more information call Cinda Bretz Wallace, library director, at (419) 933-8564 after 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Free walking clinic
Nordic Walking is a fast growing fitness activity. It began as an off-season conditioning program for cross-country skiers. Nordic Walking is like ordinary walking except you use two specially designed poles. These poles turn ordinary walking into a full body exercise. With Nordic Walking you burn more calories in less time and increase your heart rate by five to 17 beats per minute compared to ordinary walking.
Roger J. Welsh, P.T. will offer a free Nordic Walking demonstration at his office on Executive Drive in Norwalk at 7 p.m. Aug. 22. Welsh is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic School of Physical Therapy and is a Certified Nordic Walking Instructor.
According to Welsh, Nordic Walking is a great way for current fitness walkers to get more exercise in less time and is also a safe, effective program for beginners who want to start a fitness program. It is safe, easy to learn, and can be done almost anywhere.
Anyone who wants to learn more about Nordic Walking should call Welsh Physical Therapy at (419) 668-0146 to register for this free demonstration.
Milan garden club
MILAN The Milan garden club will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 in the home of Braley Heckelman on Hoover Road in Milan. President Judy Ames will conduct the business meeting and will introduce the speaker for the day, John Blakeman, who will instruct the members on how to create a Prairie Garden. He will display some of the many plants.
Hostesses for the day are Annie Zieker and Mary Ann Thomas. Members are reminded of the Garden Club of Ohio, Inc. Fall District Meeting which is scheduled for Sept. 14 at Plumbrook Country Club in Sandusky with Martha Shamples, Mansfield District Director in charge.
Members responsible for this month's arrangements in the Milan Library are: Judy Ames, Gertrude Buggele, Ann Carmichael, and Alice Conant.
WILLARD On Aug. 20, Willard High School will be having a special freshman/new student orientation for students and parents at 7 p.m. in the PAC (Performing Arts Center). During this program, staff will share with you and your parents, policies, programs and procedures. They will be handing out schedules, locker numbers, and homeroom assignments so you will be ready for the opening of school at 7:25 a.m. Aug. 28. Student council members will be available for tours after the meeting at 8 p.m.)
Class schedules for all students (grades nine to 12) may be picked up in the guidance office beginning Aug. 21 through the 22 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The main office will be open also so that parents can take advantage of the opportunity to pay school fees or speak with school administrators.