CAC Newsletter - September 2012
CAC Newsletter - September 2012
Senior Citizens Renewal Levy N t ot No VOTE YES a Ta ax ! T a ase Incr x November 6th ease e r Phone: 740-947-5555 c ! In Toll Free: 1-866-820-1185 TDD: 740-289-2608 WHAT WILL THIS COST ME? LESS THAN A DIME A DAY! How much will a one mill levy cost you? The cost varies among homeowners based on the value of their homes. Example: For real estate tax purposes, the county auditor assesses a $100,000 home at 35% or $35,000. A one mill levy costs that homeowner $35 per year: ($35,000 X .001 = $35) $35 divided by 365 days = $.095 Vong is now easier than ever! ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ Vote at the Polls on November 6th, 2012 Vote at the Board of Elections before Elec2on Day Vote by Absent Voter’s Ballot Call the Board of Elec2ons at (740) 947-4512 for informa2on and important deadlines or stop by in person at 230 Waverly Plaza, Suite 1100, Waverly. DID YOU KNOW? Your taxes will not increase as this is a Renewal Levy. Most of Ohio’s 88 Counties have a Senior Citizens Levy. Meals on Wheels and personal care services help senior citizens stay in their own homes longer. In 2011, 60,835 meals and 25,764 personal care hours were provided through the Pike County Senior Citizens Center. Thanks to the Senior Citizens Levy, senior services continued despite drastic cuts in federal and state funding in 2010. The need for home delivered meals and personal care is rapidly increasing and expected to double during the next 10 years. Vote YES November 6th!!! Paid for by: Pike County Senior Citizens PAC, 941 Market Street, Piketon, Ohio 45661, Rebecca Adkins, Treasurer September 12th - Intro to Computers 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - $60 September 9th - Excel 2010 Level 1 8:30 am to 4:00 pm - $60 Small Business Classes August 28th to September 27th Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Pike County CTC. Class fee is $90. For more information on classes contact the Business Development Program at the Main Agency. Classes are held at OSU Endeavor Center (unless noted) 1864 Shyville Rd, Piketon, Ohio 45661 *Prices subject to change CAC Employees get a 33% Discount for all Public Trainings. New Employees Tessa Bell Dianna Elliott Lindsay Moore Keitha Riley Jamie Risner Jessica Veach CAC EVENTS September 3rd Holiday - Agency Closed September 11th Senior Staff September 20th Governing Board September 25th-27th Management Meetings Senior Levy Meetings will be held every Friday at 9:00 am at the Main Agency Large Conference Room. Paula Blair Lori Salisbury Molly Throckmorton Gary Watts Kathy Burnside Dr. Daniel Schlie Angela Harmon Dr. Awilda Dominguez Tammy Howard Dan Rowland Mary Hall Donald Watts September 2nd September 3rd September 3rd September 3rd September 5th September 5th September 8th September 8th September 9th September 9th September 10th September 14th Dr. Sumita Aggarwal Naomi Smith Tabby Hawkins Rhonda Taylor Hanna Walls Angela Breech Jill Newman Adam Pritchett Naomi Blackburn Linda Williams Mickele Reisinger The Food Pantry is in need of grocery bags! If you have any extra laying around your house please bring them in to the Social Services Department September 15th September 20th September 21st September 26th September 26th September 27th September 27th September 28th September 30th September 30th September 30th Top Secret Banana Love Muffins Raise the Roof Write a secret message to your child, like “Have a great day. I love you!” on a banana peel using a toothpick. By lunchtime, the marks will turn brown and your message will appear. Hull strawberries and cut them in half lengthwise to look like hearts. Nestle “hearts” halves in muffin batter and bake for a sweet breakfast treat. Cut the crusts off a regular sandwich, then cut two corners off to make a triangle roof shape on top. Use the crusts to outline the roof and to make a front door. Butterfly bag Cheese guy Make a butterfly snack bag by filling a snack-size bag half full with crackers, granola mix, carrots, or grapes. Scrunch the bag in the middle and clip on a clothespin. Turn a stick of string cheese into a cute little friend by cutting strings of “hair” about a quarter of the way down. On the opposite side, cut cheese in half about halfway down to make legs. Cut arms, and, optionally, add on a face using an edible marker or sesame seeds. Apple Bites Flower Power Tasty Rainbow Smear a bit of peanut butter or honey on each of two red apple slices. Sandwich marshmallow “teeth” between the slices and you have funny treat. Using flower-shaped cookie cutters of different sizes, cut layers o f bread (large), meat (medium), and cheese (small) and layer to make an edible flower. Pizza Face English muffin smiley-face pizzas are the perfect snack to tide hungry kids over until supper. Layer jarred spaghetti sauce and pepperoni on half an English muffin. Use sliced olives for the eyes and mouth, and cut a hunk of cheese for the nose. Zap in the microwave or under the toaster oven until warmed. Create a rainbow of fruit by lining up strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, and red grapes in a rectangular snack box or on a wooden skewer. Write a note of encouragement Writing notes to your child will help with communication and give them encouragement to have a great day. The notes don’t always have to be “love” notes you can put a joke in there or a surprise. From Amy Smith, DTR CLC - WIC Ohio has a strong German heritage and it shows with the Oktoberfest festivals that are held throughout the state of Ohio. Here is a list of some the Oktoberfest that are celebrated in Ohio. Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest - August 31st - September 3rd Cuyahoga Falls - September 7th - 9th Vandalia - September 7th - 9th Geauga Lake - September 7th - 9th Dayton - September 21st - 23rd Lorain - September 22nd Wilmington - September 28th - 29th Boardman - September 30th Beaver - October 4th - 7th Minister - October 5th - 7th Dresden - October 6th West Alexandria - October 13th - 14th Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Columbus Oktoberfest Cincinnati has one of the largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany. Modeled after the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, the 36th Annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati will take place September 22nd and 23rd in downtown Cincinnati. Friday the 21st on Fountain Square there will be a sneak peak of the festival with games and food for everyone to enjoy. If you like to do the chicken dance, make sure you check out the World’s Largest Chicken Dance at 1:30 on Saturday. Columbus will be putting on the 46th Annual Oktoberfest at the Ohio Expo Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds September 28th - 30th. At the Columbus Oktoberfest there is something for everyone from authentic food, bands, kids play area, and craft vendors. Admission is free but there is charge for parking. Across the river from Cincinnati in Newport, they have the Hofbraushaus, which is an authentic German restaurant that is modeled from the original in Munich, Germany. It is actually the first authentic Hofbraushaus in America. Looking for a good German style restaurant? Try Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus in Columbus, OH. Schmidt’s is known for their Bahama Mama’s and their Cream Puffs. Schmidt’s started as a meat packing plant in 1886 and in the 1920’s moved into the restaurant/concession business. As one the favorite concession stands at the state fair it is also the second oldest at the fair. In 1967 Schmidt’s Restaurant officially opened around the corner of the meat packing plant. Newsletter Notice If there is anything you would like for us to put in the newsletter please send it to the front office by the 25th of each month. Please send all information to Lori at the main agency at [email protected]. Indoor Yard Sale at the Senior Center September 8th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Snack Bar and Café will be open!! When: Saturday, September 15th, 2012 Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: Pike County Senior Center 402 Clough Street Waverly, Ohio 45690 Chicken Noodle Dinner: $5.00 (includes Chicken Noodles, Mashed Potratoes, Green Beans & Roll) FUNDRAISER!!!! Buy Tickets now for your chance to win tickets to see the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Miami Dolphins October 7th at Paul Brown Stadium!!! Chicken & Noodles & Roll $3.50 Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5 50/50! Bake Sale! Raffle Auction! Silent Auction! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!! Tickets are available at the Front Office at the Main Agency. Pick-up your yard signs! Purchase Senior Levy T-Shirts Encourage your Family to Attend! • Help Spread the Word!! • • • Drawing to be held Friday, September 14, 2012 Tickets are donated by Jack Cooper. VOTE YES November 6th, 2012 Paid for by: Pike County Senior Citizens PAC, 941 Market Street, Piketon, Ohio 45661, Rebecca Adkins, Treasurer. 2012—2013 WINTER CRISIS PROGRAM The Community Action Committee of Pike County will operate the Emergency HEAP (Winter Crisis Program) beginning November 1, 2012 and continuing through March 31, 2013. Appointment scheduling for this program will begin at 8:00 am on Monday, October 18, 2012 by calling one of the The gross income of eligible housefollowing locations: • • Non Seniors - Call Community Action Committee of Pike County at 740-289-2371 (TDD 740-289-2608). Senior Citizens, age 60 and older Call the Pike County Senior Center at 740-947-5555. Appointments, which are scheduled 14 days in advance of the actual appointment, are scheduled Only By Phone at both locations. holds must be at or below 200% of the 2012 Federal Poverty Guidelines listed below: Size of Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yearly Income up to $22,340 up to $30,260 up to $38,180 up to $46,100 up to $54,020 up to $61,940 up to $69,860 up to $77,780 For each additional person add $7,920 A very limited amount of daily first-come first-serve walk-in appointments will be available at both locations November 1, 2012 thru March 31, 2013. This program is designed to help families/households who are facing an emergency situation maintain and/or restore electric/gas service or provide a bulk fuel (propane, wood, coal, fuel oil, kerosene). An emergency situation is defined as: • Having a disconnect notice on your electric or natural gas • Having less than a 10-day supply (or 25% or less) of bulk fuel such as propane, fuel oil, firewood or kerosene. This assistance is available only once per heating season (November through March) and is made available through the Ohio Department of Development. To qualify you must be income eligible and be in an emergency situation, as described above. Applicants must present: • Documentation of last three months income for all household members; • • • • • Verification of Social Security numbers for all household members; Proof of citizenship and photo ID for the primary applicant; Proof of disability (if applicable); Copies of current electric and main heating bill; Document of Responsibility from the landlord or a copy of your lease if the heating or electric account is in the landlord’s name and the applicant is responsible for the bill. The bill must be in applicant’s name or the landlord’s name in order to assist. THE PHONES ARE VERY BUSY AND APPOINTMENTS SHEETS FILL UP QUICKLY DURING THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF THE PROGRAM. YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED AS WE TRY TO SERVE AS MANY FAMILIES AS POSSIBLE DURING THE 2012-2013 WINTER CRISIS PROGRAM.
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