Around Town

Township to hold year-end meeting The Lawrence Township Trustees will hold their 2017 year-end meeting, followed by the 2018 organizational meeting, at 5 p.m. today at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department. Coffee Break to begin at library The guest speaker at the New Matamoras Library’s Jan. 8 Coffee Break will be Jim Moore. He will talk about his collection of Stoneware jugs, many of which bear markings from towns up and down the Ohio River. Used historically for a variety of things – from pickling to food storage – these jugs and crocks can bring big bucks at auctions. The program will begin at 10 a.m. in the library’s community room. Coffee Break is a library-sponsored program held at the New Matamoras Library featuring guest speakers from around the community. Attendance is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information or if you’re interested in speaking at a Coffee Break program, call 740-865-3386. Fearing Township to meet Saturday The Fearing Township Trustees organizational meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the township garage office. Church to host vendor, craft show The first vendor/craft show will be held at the Marietta Church Of God from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20. The church is located at 501 Colegate Drive, Marietta. This event is to help raise money to purchase new Bibles for outreach ministries. Vendors are to set up at 7 a.m. on the day of the event. Spaces are $15 for one space and $10 for any additional space. ¯ For information: 740-373-4741. Frontier school board to meet The organizational meeting for the Frontier Local Schools Board of Education is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Frontier High School library. Fort Frye school board to meet Jan. 4 There will be an organizational meeting of the Fort Frye Local School District Board of Education at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Beverly-Center Elementary, 510 Fifth St., Beverly. From local reports