Nursing center earns award
NEW LONDON - The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Firelands in New London was recently named the Central Center of the Year by Care One/HealthBridge, Management, the company that owns 68 of the facilities that are divided into five regions.
New London's center is in the central region and Susanne Rusnak has been the director for almost five years. She received the award at a dinner Aug. 20 and says it came as a total surprise that left her feeling "very humbled and very honored."
Rusnak credits the members of the staff at the center for their hard work, dedication and devotion to the people they serve, and she says she is proud to be associated with all of them.
She said one example of the type of people they are is that recently as a group they donated $500 in school supplies to the elementary school for students who cannot afford to buy them.
Job event set for September
In honor of Workforce Services month, Huron County Job and Family Services announces a celebration for both the job seeker and employer. This two-day event will be located at 185 Shady Lane Drive, Entrance D, Norwalk.
The events will include:
Sept. 19: Job Fair and Expo from 9 a.m. to noon. Games and prizes are part of the event. Many local employers will be there to hire individuals for numerous positions as well as local schools to learn about training opportunities. Need a makeover before going to that interview? Come to the Expo for free haircut coupons from Beauty Bazaar while supplies last. WLKR (95.3) FM will also be on location for great music and fun.
Employers: It's still not too late to get a free table to represent your company, contact Candice Sayre (419) 668-8126 to reserve your table today. We also invite all employers who register to stay after the job fair from 1 to 3 p.m. to attend a conference about new Federal and State Labor Laws presented by the Department of Labor.
Sept. 20: Job Seekers: Attend this free workshop focusing on changes in the marketplace and resumes. Sign up in advance at the Job Store, 185 Shady Lane Drive, Entrance D, Norwalk.
New London woman awarded
NEW LONDON - New London's Harriet Wise won first prize for the most popular quilt at the Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival Aug. 11 at Bonnie Brae Farms.
She has made more than 20 quilts and uses the winning quilt of appliqud roses in her guest room. She also won the most popular quilt contest last year.
Local musical sign-ups under way
Curtain Call Productions is accepting sign-ups for the musical "The Nuttiest Christmas Story."
Classes will be held at the Curtain Call Productions studio, 75 Ontario St., Norwalk. Classes meet once a week and the final performance will be held for the public in December. Classes run September through December and cost is $40 per month for each of the four months.
Classes are open to boys and girls in grades one to eight.
Available class times are: Tuesday 4 to 4:50 p.m.; 5 to 5:50 p.m.; or 6 to 6:50 p.m. or Wednesday 4 to 4:50 p.m.; 5 to 5:50 p.m.; 6 to 6:50 p.m.; 7 to 7:50 p.m.
To register call Jill James at (419) 541-1713.
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