‘Then and Now’ seminar slated

Staff report

Curious adults age 55 and over are invited to attend “Then and Now,” a one-day seminar highlighting changes in four areas over the past five decades, Friday, Oct. 21, in the East Wing at Northwest State Community College in Archbold.

Topics to be discussed are farming, medicine, politics, and education. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and cookies, and NSCC President Dr. Tom Stuckey will greet participants at 9 a.m. in Room A225. An elevator just inside the east college entrance will make the classroom easily accessible.

The informal day will begin with a look at the changes in farming by Eric Richer, argriculture agent for Fulton County through the OSU Extension. Richer has seen most family farm operations triple in size while becoming more technologically advanced, resource conscious, and socially aware.

Next will be Bette Hughes, a registered nurse and NSCC nursing staff member. She has worked in coronary intensive care, bariatric surgery, and physical rehab, with a passion for home health and hospice. Hughes collects old nursing and medical textbooks.

In the afternoon session, Jim Hoops, an NSCC vice president and former Henry County auditor and state representative, will discuss changes in the political system. He will be followed by Archbold Area Schools Superintendent Aaron Rex and changes in education including mandates involving student testing and school funding.

A $12 participation fee, which includes a soup-and-sandwich lunch, is payable at the door if pre-registered by Monday, Oct. 17.

For reservations, contact Cecily Rohrs at crohrs@northwest.edu or call 419-267-5511 and ask the receptionist to be placed on the list.

Staff report