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Sanctity of Human Life Dinner approaching

The Hi Point Women’s Center hosts the annual Sanctity of Human Life Dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Bellefontaine First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown Ave.

The featured speaker will be Melissa Ohden, who survived a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977 and was then born at 7 months. She holds a master’s degree in social work, and she and her husband, Ryan, have a daughter, Olivia.

Mrs. Ohden has founded The Abortion Survivors Network and For Olivia’s Sake, an organization that seeks to raise awareness of the intergenerational impact of abortion on men, women, children, families and communities. Her life and ministry are featured in the award-winning pro-life documentary, A Voice For Life.

Make reservations for dinner tickets to 592-7734 or online at www.hipointwomenscenter.com. There is no cost to attend, but the tickets are used to ensure there is enough food and seating for the event.

Health insurance enrollment assistance event nears

The Logan County Libraries is partnering with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to offer a free Logan County Affordable Care Act Clinic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Knowlton Library.

An informational presentation at 5 p.m. is available for those who would like to learn about The Affordable Care Act and The Marketplace.

In addition, the event will provide uninsured or underinsured Ohioans with individual assistance to compare health insurance options side-by-side, learn if they qualify for tax credits or subsidies to lower the cost of insurance, and enroll in a plan.

Open enrollment began Oct. 1 and will continue through March 31.

Enrollment assistance at the event is provided by trained health care “navigators.” The Ohio Association of Foodbanks received a federal grant to provide outreach and assistance to consumers.

To make an appointment to work with a navigator, call (800) 648-1176.

Low-cost spay and neuter clinic offered Jan. 23

A low-cost spay and neuter clinic will be offered by appointment Jan. 23 at a mobile unit parked at Home Away From Home, 8140 State Route 117, Huntsville.

Costs for dog spay or neutering depend on the size of the animal, and range from $55 to $120. Dog vaccinations such as rabies, DHPP and bordetella will be available, along with microchipping and flea, heartworm and parasite prevention.

Costs for cat spay is $60 and cat neuter is $50. Cat vaccinations are also available, including feline leukemia and rabies.

Make appointments at Home Away From Home or Kings Country Corner. Cash only will be accepted. For more information, call Marcia Cloninger, 593-5246.

Girl Scouts offer local workshop

The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio host workshop sessions from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 14 and 21, at the First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St.

During the workshop, girls in grades 2-5 are invited to make recycled paper, learn how animals use energy and design and create paper beads. There is a $15 Girl Scout membership fee to attend and financial assistance is available upon request.

For more information, contact the Lima Girl Scout Center at (419) 225-4085 or (800) 962-7753.

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