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Delphos Herald (Newspaper) - December 13, 2012, Delphos, OhioDelphos Fra Parli pro teams Advance p7delphos bengals eagles preview p7 Herald telling the tri county a Story since 1869 50l daily com thursday december 13, 2012 Delphos Ohio upfront finance cute. Meeting set Delphos City Council finance committee chair Joe Martz has called a meeting for 6 30 . Monday in the Council Chambers at the municipal building. Discussion will be on the 2013 appropriations. Ottoville Church to Host so Ottoville immaculate Conception Church will Host the Lima symphony orchestra for a baroque by can Delight concert at 7 30 . Jan. 17. Call the so at 419-222-5701 or visit for tickets. Kindergarten registration set kindergarten registration for prospective Ottoville elementary students for the 2013-14 school year is scheduled for Jan. 2-11. To be eligible for kindergarten a child must be 5 years of age before oct. 1, 2013. Call the school at 453-3357 Between 9 . And 3 . Or Send a note to Register a child. Information needed consists of child a name child a social Security number child a birth Date parents names address and phone number. Sports today a schedule girls basketball 6 . Crestview at Jefferson Nowc St. Johns at fort recovery Mac Miller City at Ottoville pc Ada at Spencerville Nowc Bluffton at Lincoln View Nowc Wapakoneta at Elida Wal Columbus Grove at acc Nowc Shawnee at Van Wert Wal. Fridays schedule boys basketball 6 . Jefferson at Crestview Nowc Ottoville at fort Jennings Spencerville at Ada Nowc Lincoln View at Bluffton Nowc acc at Columbus Grove Nowc Van Wert at Shawnee Wal fort recovery at St. Johns mac6 30 . Elida at Wapakoneta wal6 30 . Index obituaries 2 state local 3 politics 4 Community 5 sports 6-7 farm 7 classifieds 8 to 9 world news 10 a amp we Kalida elementary celebrates 12-12-12 its not very often a number gets its own Day but on wednesday 12-12-12, Kalida elementary took the time to recognize the number 12. Twelve students or teachers were drawn to ring the school Bell at 12 minutes after 12. In addition 12 students were winners on Wildcat Bucks to spend on concessions at a High school basketball game. Above kindergarten students proudly display their 12 hats As the ceremony took place on this recent once in a lifetime Day. Photo submitted tri county sees Rise in flu cases Board taps Rist for Library director by Stacy Taff Delphos a the Delphos Public Library will lose three staff members to retirement at the end of the year including 26-year director Nancy Mericle. After several executive session meetings the Board voted unanimously to allow Brumback Library assistant director Kelly Rist to fill Mericle a shoes and made if official at wednesdays regular meeting. A Kelly stood out during the interview process because we were looking for an individual with Public Library experience management experience and Strong people skills. I think we found exactly what we were looking for in Kelly a Board president Leila Osting said. A technology is changing libraries and books and Kelly is enthusiastic about moving the Library Forward in that area. She has ideas about bringing More people into the Library for different programs and activities and is excited to get Rist has held the Post of assistant director at the Brumback Library in Van Wert since 1998. Osting says Rist understands the diverse needs of the patrons. A Kelly realizes that there Are patrons who will always enjoy Reading an actual Book and like the feel of an actual Book in their hands a she said. A these Are patrons who do not own computers or a readers and we can to forget these people As we move the Library also retiring from the Delphos Public Library Are assistant librarian Margaret Suever and technology coordinator Jane Sadler. Following an executive session the Board settled upon a 25-cent raise for All Library personnel for the new year except for the new Page position which will receive a 15-cent raise per year. It was also announced that the Library received $14,000 from the Dienstberger foundation to be earmarked for microfilm equipment and $1,000 for children s programs. By Stephanie Groves Delphos so far this year the tri county area has seen an escalation in reported patients hospitalized flu cases. Allen has documented 78, Putnam checks in with 11 and Van Wert has recorded three. The Ohio department of health seasonal influenza activity summary indicates widespread flu virus activity in Ohio. For the week of nov. 25 dec. 1, there were 90 reported influenza associated hospitalizations 40 in the Central 11 in the East Central 10 in the Northeast 10 in the Northwest 10 in the Southeast five in the Southwest and four in the West Central Region. The flu vaccines offered by the health departments protect against the three most common influenza viruses the a h1n1 virus an a h3n2 virus and an influenza b virus. Allen county health department director of nursing Becky Dershem reports flu shots Are still available. A last year at this same time we had 66 reported cases and this year we Are at 78,�?� Dershem expressed her concern. A people should not put it off. 1 urge All residents to get vaccinated As soon As the 20-year trend indicates there will be an elevated number of flu cases this year. Each month since september there has been a higher frequency of reported cases of patients hospitalized with the virus. The Allen county health department provides flu shots through weekly clinics from 8-9 . And 3-4 on mondays wednesdays and fridays. Appointments can be made by phone at 419-228-4457. All clinics Are contingent upon vaccine Supply availability. The Cost is $25 and May be covered by medicare medicaid Anthem and med Mutual insurances. The Putnam county health department is offering flu vaccinations from 9-11 30 . And 1-4 . On tuesdays until 6 . On the second and fourth tuesday and from 9 30-11 45 . On the fourth wednesday. Appointments can be made by phone at 419-523-5608. Medicaid medicare and Anthem insurance Are accepted for some vaccines. Flu shots Are $ 10 for children and $20 for adults. Van Wert county a infectious disease nurse Linda Bissonette reports the health department has flu shots available including some free doses of vaccine which residents must qualify for. There is also a Mist for kids Ages 2-18 and can be used if there Are no underlying health conditions. The two reported cases of flu this year is consistent with last years count of three. A if residents can to get to us they can receive vaccinations at most pharmacies a Bissonette detailed the vaccines effectiveness. A it takes 1-2 weeks before the vaccine protects the Van Wert county health department offers a in vehicle vaccinations by appointment which can be made by calling 419-238-0808. The walk in clinic will be open from 8 . To noon on wednesday and dec. 26. Flu shots for children Are $12 and for adults Are $25. Medicare and medicaid insurances Are accepted. See flu Page 2 local school choirs offer the sounds of the season Delphos City schools choral departments presented the annual Christmas Winter concert wednesday evening. The show choir sixth Grade seventh and eighth Grade and concert choirs performed. Above the concert choir sings under the direction of Tammy Wirth. Songs included the Snow Carol tis december the Little drummer boy and have a very merry Christmas. Delphos Herald staff photos St. Johns music department presented a Christmas blessings a wednesday evening with the seventh Grade choir and High school chorale both directed by Susie Slawinski. Choir officer Megan Joseph Center front and Kaitlyn slate Sang solos during the choirs performance of Doramus the. The High school chorale gave the audience a laugh with Christmas in about three minutes. A hmm a w t Holiday soup gift baskets amp boxes warm someone s heart the with their favorite a the convenience of delicious soups. From Freezer to simmer and serve. All in festive Holiday baskets and boxes a baked potato chowder with Bacon a vegetable beef Chicken Noodle Tomato Basil with Ravioli i Chili beef Stew j a French onion a new England Clam chowder a Cream of potato a Cream of Broccoli a italian wedding soup your weekend weather Outlook Friday sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Mostly Clear through Midnight then becoming partly Cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Saturday Cloudy. Chance of rain All Day. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the lower 40s. Sunday mostly Cloudy with a 30 percent Chance of showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the mid 30s. E. Faith St. $20 Fetzer jewelry gift card with Pur tim of much Fri extended forecast partly Cloudy monday. Highs in the lower 40s. Mostly Cloudy monday night with a 20 percent Chance of Snow. Lows in the lower 30s

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