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Details for Marine’s funeral procession

Following a 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday morning at Marietta High School, a procession for fallen Marietta Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Taylor will wind its way through Marietta. The processional will come down Davis Avenue, turn left onto Muskingum Drive and continue on Third Street. It will take a left on Scammel Street and go to Mound Cemetery. Residents who usually park on Fifth Street from Putnam to Wooster Street or on Scammel from Fifth to Third Street are asked to find alternative parking Saturday morning and afternoon. Those who wish to pay their respects are welcome to line to processional route.

Belpre school board to discuss land sale

The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the sale of property at 2014 Washington Blvd., and other business brought before the board.

Congressman to talk mineral rights

Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, will hold a town hall event “Mineral Rights: Unraveling Federal Taxation” from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Washington State Community College’s Graham Auditorium. The forum will address concerns and questions regarding tax filing requirements from mineral extraction income.

Marietta Band

Boosters’ jazz

The Marietta Band Boosters will present the sixth annual Sweet Jazz Concert April 12 in the Marietta High School Auditorium. The cost is $5 per person. There will be music by the middle school and high school jazz bands and all the delicious desserts you can eat.

For information: Chris Lisk, 376-9330.

Relay For Life yard sale in Belpre

The Belpre Cancer Blasters Relay For Life team will hold a “This N That Inside Yard Sale” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 6 at the Belpre Lions Club on Murray Street in Belpre.

For information: Jane Vannoy, 667-6584 or Patty Wamsley, 678-2665.

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Fish fry Friday at Salem Twp. VFD

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the station, located on Ohio 821 in Lower Salem. The cost is a donation.

Personal wellness challenge coming

Ohio State University Extension will hold a six-week personal wellness challenge from April 8 to May 20.

The “Live Healthy, Live Well” challenge is for anyone interested in improving their overall health. It will include weekly educational messages, a tracking log, drawings for prizes, a pre- and post-challenge survey and the option of following the “Live Healthy, Live Well” Facebook page for more tips.

To sign-up, contact Kristen Corry at Ohio State University Extension Noble County by April 4. The cost is $4 to participate by mail, and there is no cost to take the challenge online by email. Send an email to corry.10@osu.edu to register or call 732-5681.

Permanent recycling trailer in Barlow

Beginning Monday, Barlow Township will have a permanent recycling trailer at the Township Hall, 567 Warrior Drive. The following items can be recycled:

Plastic bottles and jugs.

Glass bottles and jars.

Cartons and aseptics.

Paper and cardboard.

Aluminum and steel cans.

No separation is required.

Spring Fling craft show at Oak Grove

The Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 at the Oak Grove Recreation Center on BF Goodrich Road. There is no cost for admission. There will be a soup lunch.

Crohn’s and colitis support group meets

The April meeting of the Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the private dining room at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

For information: Nancy Tjapkes, 373-4899.

Harmar Hill Crime Watch meets

The Harmar Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lookout Park. Jeff Lauer will present the program on the Washington County Emergency Management Agency. All area residents are invited to attend.

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Salem-Liberty

spring carnival

The Salem-Liberty Elementary School PTO will hold a spring carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. April 6. Dinner will be served by the fifth grade class and there will be an auction of items made by each homeroom.

Basket, pottery bingo at Cutler

Bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and pottery will be held Saturday at the Cutler Community Center to benefit the Western Washington County Senior Citizens. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon. Lunch will be served and there will be an early-bird drawing, country store, 50/50 and 20 games for $20.

For information and early-bird registration: 989-2230 or (304) 375-4649.

Easter bake Sale

at Beverly-Center

An Easter bake sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Beverly-Center Elementary School. There will be cookies, cupcakes, breads, cake pops and lots of other candies and baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life Team Jillybug.

Strengthening

Families program

Family & Children First is sponsoring a spring session of the Strengthening Families 10-14 Program. The program, for parents and youth ages 10 to 14, is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to build family strengths; strengthen parenting skills; and prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems. The seven-week session is free, with dinner and child care provided, along with transportation assistance. The spring session will be held Tuesdays, from April 2 through May 14, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Ely Chapman Center in Marietta.

For more information and to register: 376-7081.

Bus trip May 24-25 to see ‘Noah’

The Marietta First Church of the Nazarene is planning a trip to Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa. May 24-25. The group will be taking the bus trip to see “Noah” at the theater and a few seats are still available.

For information: 373-5406.

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MMH volunteers plan Easter bake sale day

The Marietta Memorial Hospital Volunteers will hold its annual Easter Bake Sale Day Friday in the lobby outside the hospital cafeteria and private dining room. The bake sale will feature freshly baked pies and cookies, homemade noodles and candy. Proceeds from the event benefit various projects throughout the hospital.

For information: 374-1779.

Movie on birders will be shown at refuge

A free viewing of “Birders: The Central Park Effect” documentary will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The movie will be shown at Refuge Headquarters, 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. The Friends of the Ohio River Islands NWR will be sponsoring the event.

For information: (304) 375-2923, ext.115.

Earth Day classes for youth at library

The Marietta branch of the Washington County Public Library will offer Earth Day Youth Arts & Crafts for those ages 7 to 12 on April 13. The class will start at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required and limited to 20. To register, stop by the Youth Services department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219. The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library is located at 615 Fifth St.

Agency on Aging council meets Friday

The Regional Advisory Council for the Area Agency on Aging will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in the Buckeye Hills-HVRDD Area Agency on Aging office in Marietta.

Sardis VFD’s annual fish fry ends Friday

The Sardis Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry every Friday now through March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall. There will be fresh coleman fish sandwiches and fish sandwiches dinners that include coleslaw and french fries. Homemade pie, cookies, brownies and other desserts can also be purchased. Takeout, dine-in and limited delivery is available.

To place a delivery: (740) 483-1048.

Newport church plans Easter event Saturday

Newport Baptist Church, on Green Street in Newport, will be hosting an Easter EGGstravaganza at 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be a traditional egg hunt, along with game booths and prizes. There will be tasty treatsand an object lesson celebrating that the “Tomb is Empty, Jesus is Risen.”

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Beverly Board of Public Affairs meets

The Village of Beverly Board of Public Affairs will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave., to consider a change order on the waterline replacement project.

GOP’s Lincoln

dinner on April 4

The Washington County Republican Party’s Lincoln Dinner will be held April 4 at the Marietta Shrine Club. The featured speaker will be political pundit and Marietta College alumnus Rich Galen. Tickets are $35 each and include the 5:30 p.m. reception and 6:30 dinner and program. For information or to purchase tickets before the April 1 deadline, call 236-3280 or 236-0052.

Movie about birds

at wildlife refuge

A free viewing of “Birders: The Central Park Effect” documentary will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The movie will be shown at Refuge Headquarters, 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. The Friends of the Ohio River Islands NWR will be sponsoring the event.

For information: 304-375-2923, Ext.115.

Egg hunt Saturday in Beavertown

An Easter egg hunt will be held at Parr Hill Community Church on Ohio 7 in Beavertown at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Belpre Relay For Life yard sale April 5

The Belpre Cancer Blasters Relay For Life team will hold a “This N That Inside Yard Sale” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 6 at the Belpre Lions Club on Murray Street in Belpre.

For information: Jane Vannoy, 667-6584 or Patty Wamsley, 678-2665.

Stronger families topic of program

Family & Children First is sponsoring a spring session of the Strengthening Families 10-14 Program. The program, for parents and youth ages 10 to 14, is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to build family strengths; strengthen parenting skills; and prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems. The seven-week session is free, with dinner and child care provided, along with transportation assistance. The spring session will be held Tuesdays, April 2 through May 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Ely Chapman Center in Marietta. For more information and to register, call 376-7081. Registration is limited.

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Free testing for

HIV, Hepatitis C

The Marietta City Health Department will offer free HIV and Hepatitis C testing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those being tested must call 373-0611 for an appointment time. All testing is anonymous and confidential.

Egg hunt with a

wet twist Saturday

A Wet and Wild Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday at the Marietta Family YMCA. Participants will hunt easter eggs in the pool. Pre-school age is at 1 p.m., K-first grade is at 1:30, second and third grade at 2, and fourth grade and up is at 2:30 p.m. The hunt is free for Y members and $3 for non-members.

Texas Hold ‘Em fundraiser at Barlow

The Warren Golf Team Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Fundraiser will be held Saturday at the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5 p.m. and cards will be dealt at 6. There is a $50 buy-in and a re-buy will be available. Food and drinks will be provided. The payout will be determined by the number of players. NCAA March Madness basketball games will be available to watch in the main lobby.

History series

continues at Cutler

“The Third Thursday History Series” at the Cutler Community Center will feature “Eastern Athens County, A Brief History” at 7 p.m. today. Ron Luce, executive director of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum will provide a PowerPoint presentation and lecture on eastern Athens County, the impact of mining and some of the towns that are and once were. Luce will also have copies of his book, “Athens County, Ohio” on sale and will autograph copies. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the canteen.

For information: 989-2706.

Free community lunch Tuesday

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta will offer a free lunch for the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The church is located on the corner of Wooster and Fourth streets with the entrance off Wooster Street.

Euchre Monday at Churchtown K of C

Euchre will be played at 7 p.m. Monday at the K of C Hall in Churchtown. The cost is $5 per person and refreshments will be served.

For information: Tom Minton, 984-8818.

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Basket bingo

March 30 at Cutler

The Western Washington County Seniors will host Longaberger Basket Bingo on March 30 at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and bingo starts at noon. All baskets are filled and wrapped. There will be numerous items available in the raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the canteen. To purchase or reserve tickets (20 games for $20) in advance call Margaret at 989-2230.

Water line work on Seventh Thursday

The City of Marietta Water/Distribution Department will be installing a new service line on the water main at 339 Seventh St. near the entrance of the Frontier Shopping Center. Water service is expected to be maintained but Seventh Street between Ephraim Cutler and Tupper streets will be closed starting about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Work is expected to take four to six hours.

For information: 374-6864.

Frontier board meets Thursday

The Frontier Local Board of Education March’s meeting is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the cafetorium at Frontier High School. Discussion items will include the district’s structure for the 2013-14 school year.

Easter bake sale

at Beverly-Center

An Easter bake sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. March 30 at Beverly-Center Elementary School. There will be cookies, cupcakes, breads, cake pops and lots of other candies and baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life Team jilly bug.

Spaghetti to help Relay For Life team

The Washington County Relay for Life team The Cancer Kickers will hold a spaghetti dinner on March 30 at the American Legion in Marietta. Serving is from 5 to 7 p.m., with Big D’s DJ/KJ from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets in advance are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 5. At the door, the adult price is $9 and children under 5 are $5. There will also be a country store, live drawing and a 50/50 drawing.

For information: 336-9542 or email rflcancerkickerst@yahoo.com.

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City to replace water line on Seventh St.

The City of Marietta Water/Distribution Department will be installing a new service line on the water main at 339 Seventh St. near the entrance of the Frontier Shopping Center. Water service is expected to be maintained but Seventh Street between Ephraim Cutler and Tupper streets will be closed starting about 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Work is expected to take four to six hours.

For information: 374-6864.

Frontier board to meet Thursday

The Frontier Local Board of Education March’s meeting is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday in the cafetorium at Frontier High School. Discussion will include structure for the 2013-14 school year.

Easter bake sale

at Beverly-Center

An Easter bake sale will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. March 30 at Beverly-Center Elementary School. There will be cookies, cupcakes, breads, cake pops and lots of other candies and baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life Team Jillybug.

Cancer Kickers plan spaghetti dinner

The Washington County Relay for Life team The Cancer Kickers will hold a spaghetti dinner on March 30 at the American Legion in Marietta. Serving is from 5 to 7 p.m., with Big D’s DJ/KJ from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets in advance are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 5. At the door, the adult price is $9 and children under 5 are $5. There will also be a country store, live drawing and a 50/50 drawing.

For information: 336-9542 or email rflcancerkickerst@yahoo.com.

Living Last Supper March 28 in Belpre

The drama “Living Last Supper” will be presented at 7 p.m. March 28 at Rockland United Methodist Church, 2300 Washington Blvd., Belpre. The event is free and open to the public.

For information: 423-7785 or rocklandumc@suddenlinkmail.com.

Neighborhood Watch meets today

The Decatur Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Decatur Community Building, 6505 State Route 555. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks will be the guest speaker. Residents of Westley, Fairfield, Dunham, Belpre and Decatur townships are welcome to attend and become members.

For information: 989-2706.

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New time and place of FF BOE meeting

The location and time of the March regular meeting of the Fort Frye Local School District Board of Education has been changed to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Frye High School, 420 Fifth St., Beverly.

Next luncheon for seniors is Thursday

The next Marietta Township senior luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center, 260 Sandhill Road, Reno. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Plates and silverware will be furnished. The lunch is open to all senior citizens in the area.

For information: 373-7550.

Fish fry at Belpre church benefits VBS

A fish fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Rockland United Methodist Church, 2300 Washington Blvd., Belpre. The event is open to the public and all proceeds go to support Vacation Bible School.

For information: 423-7785.

Warren golfers host Texas Hold ‘Em

The Warren golf team Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Fundraiser will be held Saturday at the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and cards will be dealt at 6. There is a $50 buy-in and a re-buy will be available. Food and drinks will be provided. The payout will be determined by the number of players. NCAA March Madness basketball games will be available to watch in the main lobby.

FF student council plans variety show

The Fort Frye High School student council will host its annual variety show at 7 p.m. Friday in the Fort Frye High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students.

Parenting workshop planned at Marietta

Marietta City Schools is partnering with the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio to hold a free parenting workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Marietta High School auditorium. Topics will include how to get your parental power back, set age-appropriate limits and help your child deal with divorce in the healthiest way possible. Presenter Norman Shub has worked around the world and is known as a master teacher. Those in attendance will be placed in a drawing to win assorted door prizes. Child care and refreshments will be provided.

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Fish and game club gun shoot Sunday

The Washington County Fish and Game Club will hold a gun shoot at 1 p.m. Sunday at the clubhouse in Whipple. All shotguns are welcome. The price to shoot is $2 a shot and ammo will be provided. Those with .22 rifles should bring their own shell.

For information: Gerald Myers, 336-7266 or Jay Hart, 629-8277.

Switzerland of Ohio district report Mon.

The Switzerland of Ohio Local school district will hold its “State of the District Address” at 5 p.m. Monday at the Swiss Hills Career Center. There will be presentations by Superintendent Larry Elliott and Treasurer Lance Erlwein.

Pantry looking

for Easter candy

The Gospel Mission Food Pantry is looking for donations of Easter candy and grass for Easter baskets for their March 23 Easter event. The pantry is planning on handing out 135 Easter baskets to area youth that come to visit with the Easter Bunny during the event, which will run from 1 to 3 p.m. The pantry is hoping to have the donations in by today so they can be assembled. Anyone willing to make a donation can bring items to the pantry at 309 Lancaster St., between 4:30 and 8 p.m.

Illustrators appear

at Waterford

An evening with Illustrators Christopher and Jeanette Canyon will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cooper Annex (Commons) of Waterford Elementary School. The event is sponsored by the Waterford Elementary PTO. Those attending can order books to be autographed.

Ballroom dance

club sponsors event

The River Cities Ballroom Dance Club will host its spring dance from 8 to 11 p.m. March 23 at the Marietta Country Club. There will be music by the Scott Kitchen Project with appetizers and desserts provided, plus a cash bar. The dress is formal. Men should wear tuxedos or suits and women should wear cocktail or long dresses. The cost is $60 per couple with a reservation, which can be made by emailing suemontera@sudddenlink.net or susan_huck@frontier.com.

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A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for The Right Path for Washington County will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Spagna’s, 301 Gilman Ave., Marietta. The cost for the all-you-can-eat meal is $10.

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Smart Home

ceremony Friday

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Smart Home being built for local wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at 3365 Bells Run Road, Newport. It’s suggested that those who attend wear boots.

Ukrainian egg

decorating lessons

Ukrainian egg decorating with Anna Vukovic will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. March 23 at the Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St. Marietta. The cost is $40 and each participant will enjoy snacks and a drink as they decorate eggs in this centuries-old Ukranian tradition. Supplies are included and participants will take home a finished egg and a kit to do more. For a reservation, call 376-0797.

Fort Frye variety show March 22

Fort Frye High School Student Council will host its annual variety show at 7 p.m. March 22 in the Fort Frye High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students.

Parenting workshop Wednesday at MHS

Marietta City Schools is partnering with the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio to hold a free parenting workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Marietta High School auditorium. Topics will include how to get your parental power back, set age-appropriate limits and help your child deal with divorce in the healthiest way possible. Presenter Norman Shub has worked around the world and is known as a master teacher. Those in attendance will be placed in a drawing to win assorted door prizes. Child care and refreshments will be provided.

Health fair Saturday in Noble County

The fifth annual Health Fair will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Noble County Community Center. Marietta Memorial Hospital will provide blood screenings, with costs ranging from $12 to $35. Those interested in screenings should fast for 12 hours and call 568-5232 before the event. Also offered at the fair will be blood sugar screenings, blood pressure readings, BMI screenings, pulse oximetry readings, identity theft information, reflexology screenings, nutrition education, lung function screening, chair massages, a brown bag event (bring medications for pharmacist evaluation). A continental breakfast will be provided.

For information: 732-4129 or 732-7202.

AROUND TOWN

Local chapter of genealogical society

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Washington County Library basement meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta. The speaker will be Jill MacRae and her talk will be “The Chapman Family of Washington and Noble counties.” Visitors are welcome.

Neighborhood Watch for Decatur

The Decatur Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Community Building, 6505 State Route 555. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks will be the guest speaker. Residents of Westley, Fairfield, Dunham, Belpre and Decatur townships are welcome to attend and become members.

For information: 989-2706.

Historical society

at Barlow library

The Western Washington County Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barlow Library. The program will feature members and guests sharing artifacts and photos they have gathered as a “show and tell.” The first quarter newsletter will be distributed in which Decatur Township is the focus. Visitors are welcome.

Smorgasbord dinner at Chesterhill

The Chesterhill Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its monthly Smorgasbord Dinner Sunday. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the fire station on Ohio 555. The menu will consist of ham loaf and baked chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, other side dishes, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Carry-out meals for the local area will be available by calling 554-6801 the day of the dinner.

Salem Twp. fish fry at fire station

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the station on Ohio 821 in Lower Salem. The menu will also include french fries, green beans, applesauce, bread and butter, hot dogs, desserts and beverages. The cost is a donation.

Lunch, music event at Cutler center

Jim Blair and Friends will host lunch and music from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cutler Community Center. The cost for the meal and drinks is $7.

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Area watershed

reservoir program

Friends of Lower Muskingum River is sponsoring a program Water Supply for Beneficial Use: MWCD and it’s Reservoirs: Since the creation of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District 80 years ago the storage of runoff water for beneficial use has always been part of the system’s purpose. Today there are demands for water throughout eastern Ohio that was never imagined before but through planning and wise use, the benefits for both our environmental and human needs can be met. The speaker is Sean Logan, Chief of Conservation for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. Logan will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday March 21 in Rm. 150 Selby Hall, Marietta College. The public is invited to attend.

Extension program on calories, drinks

Cindy Styer, local Family Nutrition Program assistant with Ohio State University Extension will be at the county’s area libraries to explain how many calories are in favorite drinks. Since drinking milk can help people lose weight, too, at this class participants will get “10 Steps to Losing the First 10 Pounds” and a special nutrition month gift.

Upcoming class dates: Marietta on March 18, New Matamoras on March 21, and Beverly on March 27. All classes are at 1:30 in the afternoon. For more information: 376-7431.

Classes are funded by the USDA Food Stamp Program.

Special schedule this week at MHS

During the week of March 11 to 15, Marietta High School will have an alternate schedule to accommodate the Ohio Graduation Testing. All sophomores, selected upperclassmen and any student who must ride a bus will report to school at the normal time daily. The rest of the student body, who have their own transportation, are not required to report to class until 10:55 a.m. Lunch will be served from 10:15 to 10:55 a.m. with an abbreviated seven period schedule to follow lunch each day. For questions: 374-6540, ext. 10.

Birding documentary showing March 26

Come enjoy a free viewing of “Birders: The Central Park Effect” documentary at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. The movie will be held at Refuge Headquarters located on 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. The Friends of the Ohio River Islands NWR will be sponsoring the event. For more information, call (304) 375-2923 Ext.117.

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Finance committee will meet Wednesday

The Washington State Community College board of trustees finance committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the main building.

Legal advice clinic planned March 20

The Washington County Bar Association, with the assistance of Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, will offer a free legal advice clinic on the third Wednesday of every month. The next clinic will be March 20, for Washington County residents unable to afford legal representation (less than 187 percent of the poverty guideline). The clinic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., in Marietta. Walk-ins are welcome.

For information: 374-2629.

4-H officer, advisor training Wednesday

All Washington County 4-H club officers and advisors are invited to 4-H officer and advisor training Wednesday. All sessions will begin at 7 p.m. at the Washington County Career Center.

Informative classes will be offered for the club officer positions of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, news reporter, health officer, safety officer, recreation officer, historian/scrapbook, devotions/song leader, and community service officer.

4-H advisors and parents can choose to attend one of the two sessions being offered.

The program will end with an installation ceremony for all club officers.

For information: Washington County Office of The Ohio State University Extension, 376-7431.

Annual chicken and ham dinner at VFD

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual chicken and ham dinner Saturday. Serving starts at 4 p.m. at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. There will be a serving choice of chicken or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and a choice of pie or cake.

Breakfast Saturday with Easter Bunny

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Belpre Heights United Methodist Church, 720 Clement Ave. Belpre. Donations will be accepted.

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Cheerleading

contest at Fort Frye

The Buckeye All Stars is hosting a Spring Bash Cheerleading Competition Saturday at Fort Frye High School. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the competition begins at 11 a.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. There will be local talent, food, Easter basket raffles, a 50/50 drawing and various other vendors.

For information: 984-8060.

Relay For Life team sells chocolate eggs

The Adams Family and Friends Relay for Life team is taking orders for peanut butter filled chocolate eggs for Easter. The cost is $5 for a 1-pound egg. Delivery will be the week of Easter.

For information: Laura Tornes, 516-4965.

Wolf Creek board meets Wednesday

The Wolf Creek Board of Education has moved its monthly meeting to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be held in the Waterford High School library

Photographic

Society to meet

The next meeting of the Marietta Photographic Society will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gilman United Methodist Church in Marietta. The competition subject is, “Single perspective (where two points come together.)” Photographers of any skill level are encouraged to attend.

For information: Visit Marietta Photographic Society on Facebook or www.mariettaphotoclub.

com.

Riverbank erosion program Thursday

The March Marietta Natural History program will be presented by Matthew Magruder, visitor services manager for Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. He will describe the methods used to stabilize the shorelines along the river in order to reduce erosion. “Riverbank Stabilization” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 150 of Marietta College’s Selby Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Breakfast with the bunny March 16

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. March 16 at the Belpre Heights United Methodist Church, 720 Clement Ave. Belpre Donations will be accepted.

Chicken, ham dinner at Fearing Twp. VFD

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual chicken and ham dinner March 16. Serving starts at 4 p.m. at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. There will be a serving choice of chicken or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a choice of pie or cake.

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Bethel community fish fry Friday

The Bethel Community Center on Ohio 260 at Marr will hold a fish fry on Friday. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m.

Chicken, ham dinner at Fearing Twp. VFD

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual chicken and ham dinner March 16. Serving starts at 4 p.m. at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. There will be a serving choice of chicken or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a choice of pie or cake.

Warren’s Policy

Committee to meet

The Policy Committee of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the administration building, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent.

Watertown trustees to talk dust control

The Watertown Township trustees will hold an informational and input meeting about dust control at their regular monthly meeting Monday. The meeting will be held at the Watertown Township Firehouse at 7:30 p.m.

Pancake, sausage meal at Cutler center

There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cutler Chapel United Methodist Church on Washington County 3. There will also be sausage gravy and biscuits, eggs and toast. The meal is all you can eat. The cost is a donation.

Square dance, potluck at Lowell

A square dance and potluck will be held Saturday in the Our Lady Of Mercy social hall in Lowell. The potluck will be at 6:30 p.m., and the dance will be from 8 to 11 p.m.. Steve and Beverly Pottmeyer will be the callers. The event is being sponsored by the Washington County Farm Bureau.

Panel discussion

on Gettysburg

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will present an open panel discussion on the Battle of Gettysburg at 7 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post, Eighth and Wooster streets, Marietta. They will be focusing on the 73rd OVI, 1st Ohio Battery H, 1st WV Battery C and other Ohio units involved in the battle. Dan Hinton and Scott Britton will lead the discussion. The discussion is open to the public.

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Chicken, ham dinner at Fearing VFD

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual chicken and ham dinner March 16. Serving starts at 4 p.m. at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. There will be a serving choice of chicken or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a choice of pie or cake.

Warren schools committee to meet

The Policy Committee of the Warren Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the administration building, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent.

Watertown trustees discuss dust control

The Watertown Township trustees will hold an informational and input meeting about dust control at their regular monthly meeting Monday. The meeting will be held at the Watertown Township Firehouse at 7:30 p.m.

Pancake, sausage breakfast in Cutler

There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cutler Chapel United Methodist Church on Washington County 3. There will also be sausage gravy and biscuits, eggs and toast. The meal is all you can eat. The cost is a donation.

Emergency planning committee to meet

The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m. today at Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta. The meeting is open to the public.

Square dance, potluck at Lowell

A square dance and potluck will be held Saturday in the Our Lady Of Mercy social hall in Lowell. The potluck will be at 6:30 p.m., and the dance will be from 8 to 11 p.m.. Steve and Beverly Pottmeyer will be the callers. The event is being sponsored by the Washington County Farm Bureau.

Panel discussion

on Gettysburg

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will present an open panel discussion on the Battle of Gettysburg at 7 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post, Eighth and Wooster streets, Marietta. They will be focusing on the 73rd OVI, 1st Ohio Battery H, 1st WV Battery C and other Ohio units involved in the battle. Dan Hinton and Scott Britton will lead the discussion. The discussion is open to the public.

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Lunch Sunday at Carroll Senior Center

The Carroll Senior Center will hold a soup/sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the center on Broadway Avenue in New Matamoras. There will be homemade chili, vegetables, potatoes, cream of broccoli soup, sausage sandwiches, cake and pie. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Carry-out meals are available.

GOP Women’s Club luncheon Monday

The Washington County Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly luncheon/meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Marietta. The speaker will be Matt Henderson, communications director for the Ohio GOP. He will be speaking about issues concerning Agenda 21, and impacts of implementation on local levels. All interested women and men are welcome to attend.

For information: Karen Morris, 374-5812.

Cancer Blasters to serve concessions

The Belpre Cancer Blasters will be serving concessions at the Old Town Emporium in Belpre beginning at 5:30 p.m. today. All proceeds will go toward Washington County Relay For Life.

For information: Jane Vannoy, 740-667-6584.

Sanitary sewer repairs on Va. St.

Marietta’s waste water department will be making repairs to the sanitary sewer in the 500 block of Virginia Street today. There will be no parking on either side of the street to allow for the closure of the eastbound lane. East and westbound traffic will be maintained. Repairs are expected to be completed by Wednesday but partial closure may extend into Thursday.

For information: 373-3858.

WSCC reps to visit library branches

Throughout March, representatives from Washington State Community College will visit the branches of the Washington County Public Library to provide information about the college. Visits will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Beverly library; Thursday at the Barlow library; March 12 at the New Matamoras library, March 18 at the Belpre library; and March 21 at the Marietta library.

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Fish fry every Friday through March 29

The Sardis Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry every Friday now through March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall.

There will be fresh coleman fish sandwiches and fish sandwich dinners that include coleslaw and french fries. Homemade pie, cookies, brownies and other desserts can also be purchased. Takeout, dine-in and limited delivery is available.

To place a delivery: (740) 483-1048.

Donkey basketball game Tuesday

A donkey basketball game sponsored by the Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Wood County Christian School will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wood County Christian School, 113 W. 9th St., Williamstown. Admission is $8 at the door or $6 if purchased in advance. Children under 6 will be admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the Wood County Christian School office or by calling 350-9534 or emailing fearing08@yahoo.com.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

School band will be sponsoring a bingo

The Williamstown High School band is sponsoring bingo featuring Pampered Chef and Longaberger baskets to be held in the high school cafeteria Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6. The price is 20 games for $20. There will be concessions, raffles and a 50/50.

For information and early bird registration: (304) 210-4166.

Soup luncheon will be at Beverly lodge

An all-you-can-eat soup luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beverly Masonic Lodge. There will be four kinds of soup, along with sandwich and dessert. Donations will be accepted. Carry-out and delivery available by calling 984-2826.

An American Girl program March 19

An American Girl “Meet Marie-Grace & Meet Cecile” program will be held at 3:30 p.m. March 19 at the Barlow Library on Ohio 339. The free program is for school-age children and sign-up is requested. There will be book discussion, craft and food. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library.

For more information: 678-0103.

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MOV’n Dragons pasta dinner, auction

The MOV’n Dragons pasta dinner and silent auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday in the Betsey Mills Club gym, 300 Fourth St., Marietta. Tickets cost $7 each and $4 for children under 5 and are available from team members and at the door. Dinners include pasta, meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage and are available for dine-in or carry-out. The dinner is sponsored by the MOV’n Dragons dragon boat team.

Williamstown band sponsors bingo

The Williamstown High School band is sponsoring bingo featuring Pampered Chef and Longaberger baskets to be held in the high school cafeteria March 9. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6. The price is 20 games for $20. There will be concessions, raffles and a 50/50.

For information and early bird registration: (304) 210-4166.

Salem Twp. VFD serves fish fry

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the station on Ohio 821. The cost is a donation.

Library committees plan meetings

The Washington County Public Library Budget, Finance and Audit committee meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the main library meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta.

The library Facilities & Technology committee meeting will be at noon Tuesday at Tiber Way Grille, 10 Tiber Way, Marietta.

The library Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held at 4 p.m. March 20, 2013, in the main library meeting room.

Relay For Life fundraiser lunch

The Stewart Family Relay For Life team will hold a fundraiser soup luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beverly United Methodist Church. There will be all types of soups, sandwiches and desserts available. Donations will be accepted.

Garden club plans for county fair

The Washington County Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. March 8. The meeting will be held in the Red Cross building at 401 Fourth Street, Marietta. Plans for the Washington County Fair Flower Show (Aug. 31) will be discussed. Everyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish for the lunch.

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