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Great Oaks seeks nominations of distinguished alumni for awards

Nominations for the 2009 Great Oaks Distinguished Alumni award are now being accepted. Chances are that everyone has contact with a Great Oaks graduate regularly; it may be a local business owner, banker, mechanic, attorney, co-worker, son or daughter, or mother or father.

PugFair will be a funfilled day benefiting Ohio Pug Rescue

PugFair 2009 will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at Stonelick State Park. PugFair is a charity event to raise money for Ohio Pug Rescue and will include children’s games and prizes, a pug agility demonstration, a raffle and silent auction, pet costume contest, Parade of Pugs, plenty of food and musical entertainment all day.

Is your child school-ready?

School buses are back and taking the kids to school. Parents check on those important last minute details: school supplies, school schedule, teacher’s name, pick and drop off times and – off they go. Many of us watch our hurried friends and neighbors and know this day will come for us.

Volunteering is a family affair

While most kids spent their summer lounging by the pool and soaking up the rays, Ellen Brown volunteered her time at Stepping Stones Center’s summer Day Camp for children with disabilities in Indian Hill. For Brown, who is a senior at Purdue University studying biology education, volunteering at Stepping Stones is a family affair.

Discount drug card is available to residents

Clermont County is introducing a free discount drug card program that is available to everyone in the county, regardless of age, income, health, or employment status. The program, sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo), offers an average savings of 22 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

League for Animal Welfare offers transportation to UCAN

Dottie McIntosh gets her cat, Katie, from UCAN driver Erik Zielke. Katie was one of 21 pets transported from the League for Animal Welfare on Taylor Road to UCAN, a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Cincinnati. This free transport service is offered the second Tuesday of each month. The league also has a voucher program that provides financial assistance for spay/neuters. For more information, call the league at (513) 735-2299.

Students build fences and friendships

Digging post holes in hard clay, sawing wood and spreading tons of gravel doesn’t sound like a summer vacation. But 19 college fraternity brothers from across the country paid for the privilege of working their way across the country this summer on a mission to help people with disabilities, one summer camp at a time.

Sue Radabaugh is Gatch winner

Sue Radabaugh received the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award presented by the League of Women Voters of Clermont County. The award was presented on Aug. 25 at Receptions in Eastgate. The award recognizes women who live or work in Clermont County whose personal passion, commitment, service and volunteerism have changed the community.


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