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Air Force Airman Steven A. Seidel has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
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Army Reserve Pvt. Paul C. Orndoff has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.
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BELLEVUE Bellevue City Schools Superintendent Steven Schumm plans to pursue charges against the person responsible for Thursday's bomb threat that closed school. "We have an in-depth investigation regarding this incident (but still no suspect)," he said.
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Editor's Note: Scott Hiszem is currently serving in Kuwait with the United States Army. He will soon be shipping out to Iraq. Below you will find the most recent entries from his blog, "Wheels Up.' To catch up on previous entries, to leave a question or comment, or to check out new entries as the blog is updated, visit www.norwalkreflector.com/blogs.
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Huron County employee Lynn Chapin has organized a project to involve Norwalk residents in Make a Difference Day. In cooperation with Sports Gift, Inc., Chapin and others will be collecting sports equipment for distribution to underprivileged children.
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Leaf pickup will begin Nov. 5 for Norwalk residents. City officials have divided the city into quarters and believe it will take about a week to complete pickup for each section.
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St. Paul Episcopal Church will hold a Harvest Festival on Saturday to close out its first season of open air markets. Donuts, apple cider, potato soup and fresh bread will be available. Several activities are scheduled for children.
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Chances are, you've often thought you'd like to visit California. It's one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, and it's my home state. So if you're ready to make the thought reality, here's an insider's guide to at least get you started going in the right direction. After all, the state is 770 miles long; it's easy to get lost. Head south if you're looking for weather in the Golden State. (It's named after the gold rush.) Florida is the Sunshine State, but, in fact, San Diego has the best weather in the United States. Temperatures along the coast range from the 60s in the winter (maybe the high 50s on really cold days) to the mid 90s during the dog days of summer. Even in August, however, there's no humidity and there's always a sea breeze.
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OCT. 25, 1953 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 54 years ago:
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It's great when an event meets your expectations. It's even better when it exceeds them.
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CLYDE - Winesburg Christmas Weekend in downtown Clyde is undergoing a few changes in 2007. "The committee moved this year's parade and weekend of events by two weeks," event co-chairperson Becky Brooks said.
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Norwalk's own "Willy Wonka" stands ready to offer some holiday decorating tips from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Norwalk Theatre. Ann Blackwood, owner of Casually Elegant in Norwalk, will suggest centerpiece ideas, demonstrate decorating with candles, napkin folding, crystallizing fresh flowers for dessert decorations and more.
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I was folding laundry early this morning when I started musing for those of you who don't have our English II vocabulary workbook, musing means daydreaming. I love doing mundane chores like laundry, because it allows my mind to wander, even to go blank for a while, and then my thoughts come freely. So ... I was folding the laundry, and it contained two of my son's uniforms: his soccer uniform and his McDonald's uniform. And in my musing, I started thinking about what makes us the same, and what makes us different. "Same" and "different" are important concepts. One of my favorite Sesame Street segments was when the show would display four things on the screen, and Ernie would sing, "One of these things is not like the others; one of these things doesn't belong..." Starting when we are little, we learn to put things into categories, and we look at the world through a lens that distinguishes what is alike and what is different.
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Ledford awarded WILLARD - Tami Ledford, of Willard, an independent consultant with BeautiControl, an international manufacturer and party-plan direct sales company, was recently awarded a trip to Costa Rica as part of the company's annual awards program. She earned the trip for her outstanding sales and recruiting initiatives.
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The six recent cases of a deadly infection among U.S. youngsters should not immediately alarm people, a local physician said Wednesday. Dr. William Cornell, medical director of Fisher-Titus Medical Center's laboratory, was referring to an invasive and potentially fatal form of Staphylococcus Aureus, often called "staph."
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The Norwalk Police Department is offering these safety tips for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treating experience from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adults should accompany young children.
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A Castalia man was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday for stabbing his bar-hopping companion during an Uptown Norwalk altercation. Before the incident, Patrick "Pablo" S. Ringle, 20, "took a shine" to a "pretty girl" with a boyfriend and Ringle didn't believe the man was treating her well, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Ringle admitted in court earlier to being the designated driver when the group was drinking June 10.
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NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Jessica T. Risner, 28, 611 Wessor Ave., Apt. 22, Willard; theft; conviction date: Oct. 15; $200 fine; $55 costs; jail, 180 days, 170 days suspended; defendant shall have two years probation; defendant shall have two years no convictions; defendant shall pay restitution as directed by probation officer; defendant shall remain off the victim's premises for two years; defendant shall play fine and costs within 60 days.
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PLYMOUTH - A 16-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with bringing a knife to school. The girl is accused of verbally threatening two students and a teacher Tuesday said she planned to bring a knife to school, Plymouth police said. Chief Charles Doan said authorities received a report of the girl bringing the knife to school at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.
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NORWALK FIRE Assisted North Central EMS with a heart attack patient at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday at 30 W. League St. Returned to station at 3:15.
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The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to ring bells. If interested, there is a training session and sign-up slated for 11 a.m. Nov. 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Call (419) 668-4090 for details.