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Warren board

to discuss boiler

The Warren Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. today at the administration office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent for the purpose of discussing and possible voting on bids for the Warren Elementary/Warren High School boiler replacement project and for meeting in executive session to discuss the superintendent position.

Salem Twp. VFD ice cream social Sat.

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual ice cream social starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at Salem-Liberty Elementary School. The menu will include baked steak or chicken dinner with mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, applesauce, bread/butter, pies and cakes, beverages and hot dogs. There will be games from 5 to 7 p.m., the queen/little fire chief coronation at 7:30 p.m., country store at 8 p.m. and karaoke with “Big D” & Deidra.

Archeology dig results discussion

Archeologist Wes Clarke will present his recent discoveries from his archeology dig in The Castle’s side yard at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta. The cost is $5.

Benefit event June 9 on Buell Island

A benefit for Kyle Worstell will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9 at Shelter A on Buell Island in Lowell. There will be food available, a basket raffle and a cornhole tournament.The cost is by donation and will go toward Worstell’s medical bills following back surgery. For those who can’t attend, donations can be made to the Kyle T. Worstell fund at Peoples Bank. Those who would like to donate items or baskets or sell tickets can call 984-2412 or 629-1854.

Antique power show in Howes Grove Park

The Pioneer Antique Power Association will hold its 14th annual show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Howes Grove Park in Belpre. The show will feature John Deere tractors and engines. Admission is free. Homemade ice cream and food will be available.

Alumni reunion at Skyvue School

The Franklin Rural, Stafford Village and Skyvue High School annual alumni reunion will be held Saturday at Skyvue Elementary on Hartshorn Ridge in Monroe County.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30. Those attending should being a covered dish and table service. Rolls and beverages will be provided.

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Sewer repairs on East Spring Street

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making repairs to the sanitary sewer in the area of 401 East Spring Street, on Tuesday.

The 400 block of East Spring street will be closed to parking and traffic will be limited between Holly Street and Terrace Avenue to allow for equipment access. Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday, however, partial closure may extend through the weekend. Please drive with caution.

If you have any questions, Please contact the Wastewater Treatment plant at 373-3858.

Symphony concert June 7 at Lafayette

The River Cities Symphony Orchestra will present New York City Nights Pops Concert on June 7 at the Lafayette Hotel, 101 Front Street, Marietta. Doors open at 6 p.m. with concert at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door. Reservations may be made in advance for premium table seating, either by e-mail at rcsomusic@msn.com or by telephone at (304) 485-7068 or (704)373-2221. A cash bar will be available, and light refreshments will be served at intermission. For special accommodations required for persons with disabilities, or for additional information call (304) 485-7068.

Secret Santa dinner fundraiser June 7

There will be a pasta dinner fundraiser for the Washington-Morgan Community Action Secret Santa Program on Friday, June 7 in the fellowship hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 232 Third St. in Marietta.

Tickets are $8 or $4 for children under the age of five. Tickets will be sold at the door and at Washington-Morgan Community Action located at 218 Putnam Street. There will also be a country store. Tickets for the country store will be $5 for 15 tickets.

The Secret Santa Program is a supplemental gift program that matches children of underprivileged families of Washington County with generous donors in the community willing to provide Christmas gifts .

For more information call Catherine Rees at 740-373-3745 ext 315

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Free lunch at

Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta is offering 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.

Barlow-Vincent alumni meeting

The 2013 Barlow-Vincent Alumni Association is holding its annual banquet June 8 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Ohio 339 in Barlow. The Warren High School graduating classes of 1961-54 and those who attended Vincent High School are invited to attend.

For information: Alys Nichols Wagner, 749-3305 or Carolyn Miller Barnes, (740) 374-5413.

Library offers free computer classes

The Marietta branch of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., will be offering the free computer classes in May:

First Look at Windows 8, 10 a.m. Tuesday. The class will include a preview of Microsoft’s newest operating system and shows how it is radically different from all previous versions of Windows.

Page Layout Using Microsoft Word, 1 p.m. Thursday. Learn how to create fliers and signs using Microsoft Word 2010. Some word processing experience is helpful.

Computer classes are two hours long. Space is limited so registration in recommended. To register, call the library at 373-1057, Ext. 208, or stop by the library’s Information Desk.

OAPSE Local 001 holds bass tourney

The Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local 001 will hold its fifth annual bass tournament from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Belpre Boat Ramp. Proceeds will benefit the OAPSE Christmas Cheer project. The entry fee is $50 per boat plus one non-perishable food item per boater. The entry form and fee must be turned in by 6:30 a.m. the day of the tournament.

For information: Darrell Prim, 373-5342 or Randy Hague, 896-2739.

Special meeting for Switzerland of Ohio

The Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield to discuss 2013-2014 district athletics, among other items.

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Waren Twp. Fishing Derby on June 1

The 12th annual Warren Township Fishing Derby will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 1 at Inman Liberty Park, located behind the Warren Township building on Coffman Road. Anglers of all ages are invited to participate. They must bring their own equipment. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone 16 and older must have a current Ohio fishing license. Prizes will be awarded for largest fish in each age category. Two catfish per person may be kept. Food will be served by the township fire department auxiliary.

For information: 374-9970.

Electric co-op plans outages next week

To accommodate an Ohio Department of Transportation road repair project on Ohio 574 near Seneca Lake, Washington Electric Cooperative will have a planned outage in the area of Ohio 574, County Road 65 and Briar Hill Estates beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and lasting until 11:30 a.m. each day.

For information: 877-594-9324.

Democratic women meeting Thursday

The Washington County Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting Thursday at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the meeting starting at noon. Current issues and legislation will be discussed. Final plans for the June picnic will also be shared. All Democratic women in Washington County are invited to attend.

Library roof repair bids to be discussed

The Washington County Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting to discuss bids for the main library roof repair at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the main library meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta.

The library Facilities & Technology committee meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room.

The library Personnel committee meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the meeting room.

The Washington County Public Library Board of Trustees regular meeting will be at 4 p.m. June 19 in the Barlow branch library meeting room, 45 White Oak Professional Center, Vincent.

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The Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is discussion of 2013-2014 district athletics, approval of memorandums of understanding with OAPSE and SOEA and approval of a five-year forecast. The board may also consider any other business deemed necessary.

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Frontier student choir to perform

The Frontier High and Middle School Choir will present their spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school cafetorium. Admission for the concert is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Karaoke for a Cure May 31 in Beverly

Karaoke For a Cure by Extreme Karaoke will be held at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Beverly Eagles. Sloppy Joes and hot dogs will be served by donation. Raffles will be available. All money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.

For information: 336-0327 or 336-1143.

Free senior health, wellness fair

The Marietta Family YMCA will hold a free senior health, wellness and recreation fair from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 30.

For information: 373-2250 or www.mariettaymca.org.

No Rumpke trash collection Monday

Rumpke waste removal and recycling collection service will not take place Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday. Service will be delayed one day for the rest of the week.

Right Path fish fry fundraiser May 31

The Right Path for Washington County’s fourth annual all-you-can eat $10 fish fry fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 31 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta. There will be celebrity cooks and servers, music, a 50/50 drawing and silent auction. For advance tickets or to donate an item for silent auction, call 374-6990.

Liberty Twp. taking dust control orders

Liberty Township Trustees will be putting down dust control in early June. If any resident is interested, checks can be given to any trustee or mailed to the fiscal officer’s residence: Emily Griffin, 5505 Dalzell Road whipple, Ohio 45788 by May 30. The cost is $3.26 per gallon @ 40 gallons ($130.40 per batch), covering 100 feet and reaching 9 feet wide. Residents are responsible for paying for the dust control and the township will cover the cost of the pea gravel.

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Piano music concert Tuesday night

Marietta native Mark Kelso will return to town to give a concert of piano music and songs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, at Fourth and Wooster streets. Admission is by donation. CDs will be available for sale after the concert.

For information: 373-1879.

Bigfoot group plans holiday campout

The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will host a campout and meeting during Memorial Day weekend at the group campground off Parker Road at Salt Fork State Park. Those attending can set up at 9 a.m. Friday and tear down at 1 p.m. Monday. The cost is $5 per person, per night. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the campground. If camping with the group, you are responsible for your own food, firewood and sleeping arrangements.

For information: Doug Waller, 740-624-511 or southeasternohiobigfoot@yahoo.com

Aquatic center open noon to 7 Saturday

The Marietta Family Aquatic Center will open Saturday. Hours are noon to 7 p.m.

For information: 373-2445 or 373-1616.

Bike helmet fitting, giveaway May 29

Cash Pal and the Marietta City Health Department will hold a children’s bike helmet fitting and giveaway from 1 to 3 p.m. May 29 at Cash Pal, 203 Pike St., Marietta.

Frontier FFA Catfish Tournament June 1

The 10th annual Frontier FFA Catfish Tournament will be held June 1 at Bob’s Place in New Matamoras. Registration starts at 7 p.m. and weigh-ins begin the next morning, at 7 a.m. June 2. Estella Masters, owner of Backwater Baits, will be the recipient of the funds earned from the tournament. She is battling COPD and the income earned will help her with her medical bills. The entry fee is $10 and there are two divisions: Flathead and Channel Cat. The first prize for both divisions is $150 and second place is a fishing combo in both divisions.

For information: Agricultural Science Department at Frontier High School, 865-3441 Ext. 2163.

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Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society rummage sale

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) will be holding its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot and basement of the Crown of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church. All of the profits go to the LWMS “2013 World and Home Missions” offerings. The church is located at the corner of Third and Wooster streets in Marietta. Call 373-3927 for directions or to donate items for the sale.

Beverly Eagles’

fish fry Friday

The Beverly Eagles will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $8. For carry out call 984-4733.

Oak Grove Explorers host 5K run/walk

The Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club will host the 5K Run/Walk for Hervida at 9 a.m. June 1, starting at the Oak Grove Recreation Center. Registration is $15. Registration forms for the event are available at www.rivercityrunners.com/images/aps/2013%20Aps/Hervida%205K%202013.pdf. All proceeds from the event benefit the Hervida 4-H Camp Endowment Fund.

For information: Andrea Adkins, 350-4669 or abradkins@yahoo.com.

Library trustees to meet Wednesday

The Washington County Public Library board of trustees regular meeting will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the main library meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta.

Class on the Internet at Beverly library

The Beverly branch of the Washington County Public Library, 300 McIntosh St., will be offering “Searching the Internet,” a free computer class, at 10 a.m. May 29. Participants will learn how to find specific information on the Internet. The class lasts two hours. Space is limited so reservations are recommended. To register, call the library at 984-4060 or stop by the library’s Circulation Desk.

Salem-Liberty

alumni banquet

The Salem-Liberty Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday at the school. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be at 6 p.m. The cost is $12.50 per person. Send checks in advance, made out to SLHS Alumni, and mailed to Patty Ullman, 26300 Goulds Run, Lower Salem, Ohio, 45745.

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Unitarian church yard sale Saturday

The Unitarian Universalist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Third and Putnam streets in Marietta.

Barlow-Vincent alumni banquet

The 2013 Barlow-Vincent Alumni Association will hold its annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. June 8 at the Lighthouse Baptist Church on Ohio 339 in Vincent. The classes of Vincent High School 1943, 1953 and Warren High School 1963 will be honored. Anyone graduating from Warren High School from 1961-64, or who attended Vincent High School are invited to attend. The cost of dinner and dues for members is $19 and is $13 for guests. Reservations with a check made payable to the Vincent Alumni Association is due by May 28. They can be mailed to Nina Mae Knost, 18401 State Route 550, Marietta, OH 45750.

For information: Alys Wagner, 749-3305 or Carolyn Barnes, 374-5413.

Area beekeepers association meets

The Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will meet at 7 p.m. May 28 at the Washington County Career Center on Ohio 676 in Marietta. Topics for discussion will include checkerboarding for swarm prevention and feeding of newly established colonies, by Jon Cleary, Noble County apiary inspector.

For information: www.angelfire.com/nb/movba

Neighborhood Watch meeting

The Decatur Neighborhood Watch organization will meet at the Decatur Community Building, 6505 State Route 555 at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Washington County Sheriff’s Office Major Brian Schuck will be the guest speaker. All area residents are invited to attend.

For information: 989-2706.

Meeting for Civil War Roundtable

The next regular meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta. Mike Williams will deliver a presentation entitled, “The Role of Photo Illustrations in the American Civil War or The Case of the Moved Body.”

The event is free and open to the public. Small donations will be accepted to defray the cost of the speaker.

For information: Bill Reynolds, 373-3750.

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Frontier’s choir

presents ‘Teen’

The Frontier High and Middle School Choir’s seventh and eighth grade members will present the musical, “Teen!” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school cafetorium. Admission for the musical is $2 for adults and $1 for children. “Teen!” portrays a slice of a teenager’s life from Friday to Monday. It encompasses many of the experiences associated with becoming a teenager: first love, dances, teenage birthday parties, teenage rebellion and the change of attitude towards greater independence.

Switzerland schools board meets Mond.

The Switzerland of Ohio Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session, with no public participation.

Belpre school board meets Monday

The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center.

Hydrant flushing

in Harmar Monday

The Marietta Fire Department will start hydrant flushing the lower Harmar area starting Monday. The process will continue into June. Customers are advised to watch for discolored water and once flushing is complete to flush their cold water lines. If problems persist, they can call the Water Treatment Plant at 374-6864.

DAV bake sale at Tractor Supply

Disabled American Veterans Unit #52 will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Marietta.

Kid’s Day at Marietta Church of Christ

Kid’s Day at the Marietta Church of Christ, 228 S. Seventh St. in Marietta will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be Bible lesson, crafts, games, music and food. Kindergarten through high school students are welcome.

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Fish fry fundraiser for Right Path

The Right Path for Washington County’s fourth annual all-you-can eat $10 fish fry fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 31 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta. There will be celebrity cooks and servers, music, a 50/50 drawing and silent auction. For advance tickets or to donate an item for silent auction, call 374-6990.

Dust control orders in Liberty Twp.

Liberty Township Trustees will be putting down dust control in early June. If any resident is interested, checks can be given to any trustee or mailed to the fiscal officer’s residence: Emily Griffin, 5505 Dalzell Rd. Whipple, Ohio 45788 by May 30. The cost is $3.26 per gallon @ 40 gallons ($130.40 per batch), covering 100 feet and reaching 9 feet wide. Residents are responsible for paying for the dust control and the township will cover the cost of the pea gravel.

Waterford alumni banquet May 25

The 109th annual Waterford alumni banquet will be May 25 in the Waterford High School gymnasium. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Citizens Bank of Beverly, Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank, Jukebox Pizza, First Impressions Salon and Turners 1 Stop Shop. The deadline to purchase tickets is Saturday. Seating for the banquet starts at 5:45 p.m. with the banquet starting at 6:30 p.m.

State rep to meet

at Lookout Park

Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, will hold a community roundtable meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta.

Artsbridge picnic fundraiser Friday

The Artsbridge 2013 Garden Party Picnic Fundraiser will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Marietta College President’s House, 301 Fifth St. Tickets start at $50 a person and include a picnic basket, select wines, entertainment by River Cities Symphony Orchestra quartet and docent guided tours of the home. To attend call Artsbridge at (304) 428-3988 or event organizer David Dernberger at (917) 355-6190.

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Waterford Alumni banquet tickets on sale

The 109th Annual Waterford Alumni Banquet will be May 25th at the Waterford High School gymnasium. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Citizens Bank of Beverly, Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank, Jukebox Pizza, First Impressions Salon and Turners 1 Stop Shop. The deadline to purchase tickets is Saturday.

Seating for the banquet starts at 5:45 p.m. with the banquet starting at 6:30 p.m.

Antique power group plans tractor ride

The Pioneer Antique Power Association will hold its annual tractor ride Saturday. It will start at the Pit Stop parking lot off Interstate 77 Exit 6 on Ohio 821. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the ride begins at 10. The event will raise money for the Cops and Kids program of Washington County. All tractors and drivers are welcome to participate.

For information: 585-2087.

Betsey women’s golf scramble June 12

The Betsey Mills Club will hold a women’s golf scramble June 12 at the Lakeside Golf Course. Registration is at 8 a.m. and tee off is at 9. The cost is $60 per person, with registration of teams of four. Go to www.betseymills.org or stop in to The Betsey Mills Club for a registration form.

Trillium Piano Trio concert at Castle

The Spring Salon Series Trillium Piano Trio Concert “Ragtime” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Castle. For reservations call 373-4180. Individual tickets for one concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Conversations about the composers and their music as well as refreshments are included. Limited handicapped parking is available via the alley (High School Lane) behind The Castle, between Fourth and Fifth streets.

Steak, chicken meal at Dungannon

A baked steak or baked chicken dinner and country store will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dungannon United Methodist Church on Ohio 339. The event will benefit the Jackson Township Friends and Family Relay for Life.

Dog Days in May Saturday in Belpre

Dog Days in May will be held at the Belpre Heights United Methodist Church at 720 Clement Ave. from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Veterinarian Dr. Bea Schooley will be giving rabies shots for $11 and microchips for $39 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley will be collecting cat, kitty, dog and puppy dry food, as well as treats, stainless food and water bowls, leashes, Surf powdered laundry detergent, unscented bleach, office supplies including pens, clip boards, copy paper and legal pads and tools including wrenches, vice grips, socket sets, hammers and screw drivers. Dog Warden Kelly Schubert will be there to answer questions about animals and the law.

There will be a demonstration by Luke Johnson with his police dog. Those attending should brings their pets on leashes or in cages.

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Rep. Phillips plans community meeting

Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, will hold a community roundtable meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta.

Artsbridge garden party a fund raiser

The Artsbridge 2013 Garden Party Picnic Fundraiser will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Marietta College President’s House, 301 Fifth St. Tickets start at $50 a person and include a picnic basket, select wines, entertainment by River Cities Symphony Orchestra quartet and docent guided tours of the home. To attend call Artsbridge at (304) 428-3988 or event organizer David Dernberger at (917) 355-6190.

Pioneer Palooza in Muskingum Park

Pioneer Palooza, a local geocaching treasure hunt, will begin June 7 with a party in Muskingum Park. In anticipation of the geocaching adventure, the Campus Martius Museum will host a workshop to introduce individuals and families to the high-tech treasure hunt. Beginners will learn about the history of geocaching, the tools of the trade and have an opportunity to search for caches. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be a $6 charge per person and reservations are required. Register by contacting the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 373-5178.

Senior recognition assembly at MHS

Marietta High School will hold its annual Senior Recognition Assembly at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the high school auditorium. The Class of 2013 will march in caps and gowns for this ceremony. Various scholarships, awards and special honors will be presented to the students. Parents and community members are invited to attend.

Community yard sale in Belpre Sat.

A community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Howe’s Grove Park in Belpre. The sale benefits the Belpre Chamber of Commerce scholarship program.

For information: 423-8934.

Fish and game club’s fishing derby

The Washington County Fish and Game Club will hold its annual fishing derby from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 2100 Duck Creek Road, Whipple. The event is free and open to the public. All children ages 1 to 17 are welcome.

Prizes will be awarded.

There will be raffles, a country store, 50/50 drawings and concessions.

For information: Jay, 629-8227 or Jean Ann, 336-7266.

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Hands-on program about owls Tuesday

Mike Williams will lead a hands-on program about owls at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center building at 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ohio River Islands NWR and is for all ages.

For information: 304-375-2923, Ext. 117.

Spring nature walks at conservation area

The public is invited to enjoy spring nature walks at Luke Chute Conservation Area, sponsored by Friends of Lower Muskingum River in observance of its 10th anniversary as a land trust and watershed organization. Walks will start at 9 a.m. on both Wednesday and Sunday from the trail head on Ohio 266, which is five miles going north from Ohio 60 and five miles from Stockport coming south. The walks will be led by David Blount, the land steward for Luke Chute, and Doug Albaugh both of whom are FLMR board members.

Square dance with 4 Hits and a Miss

The Williamstown Eagles will hold a square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday with 4 Hits and a Miss. There is a $4 cover charge. There will be food available, cake walks and a 50/50 drawing.

For information: 984-2998.

Frontier Local BOE will meet Thursday

The Frontier Local Board of Education May board meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Frontier High School.

Portion of pizza sales will benefit MHS band

The Marietta High School Wall of Sound will hold a fundraiser with Smitty’s Pizza on Thursday. Smitty’s will donate a portion of its sales of pizza and subs to the band. Orders may be placed at the Marietta or Reno locations.

For information: 376-9330.

Beverly FD?will test fire hydrants in area

The Village of Beverly Fire Department will test fire hydrants in Beverly and Waterford today and on May 20. If water becomes discolored, residents should let it run until it becomes clear.

DAV?Unit 52 plans bake sale Saturday

Disabled American Veterans Unit 52 will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply in Marietta.

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Wall of Sound fundraiser Thursday

The Marietta High School Wall of Sound will hold a fundraiser with Smitty’s Pizza on Thursday. Smitty’s will donate a portion of its sales of pizza and subs to the band. Orders may be placed at the Marietta or Reno locations.

For information: 376-9330.

Fire hydrant testing planned in Beverly

The Village of Beverly Fire Department will test fire hydrants in Beverly and Waterford on Monday and on May 20. If water becomes discolored, residents should let it run until it becomes clear.

DAV Unit 52 to hold bake sale May 18

Disabled American Veterans Unit #52 will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Tractor Supply in Marietta.

Flea market May 18 at Cutler Center

An indoor/outdoor flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. Vendors are welcome to set up for $10 a table. The Cutler Community Ladies Aid is organizing the event. The Federal Creek Indian Organization of Ohio will be offering food for purchase from the canteen.

For information or reservations: 989-5174 or 989-2230.

Beekeepers remind public about swarms

The Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers would like to remind the public this is honeybee swarm season. The organization asks that you not kill them by spraying but call them so members can come get them at no charge.

For information: 304-482-6401 or 304-375-4919.

Liberty Twp. cleanup days May 18, 19

Liberty Township will hold its annual township cleanup May 18 and May 19. A dumpster will be located at the Liberty Township Hall. Items not permitted include any radioactive or asbestos materials, tires, batteries, paint, items containing freon, flammable, explosive, biomedical infectious or hazardous waste.

For information Emily Griffin, 716-0698 or 213-2091.

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Quilt, craft show

at New Matamoras

The New Matamoras Library will host its annual Quilt and Craft Show beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. Attendees are encouraged to bring their quilts, crafts, paintings and other creations to share. The show will be held at Grace Community Church across the street from the library.

For information: 865-3386.

Trash discussion

in Fearing Twp.

Fearing Township residents may meet to discuss trash disposal for the township following the regular township meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the community building.

Golf scramble

by Sardis VFD

The Sardis Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual golf scramble Saturday at the Fairway Riverside Golf Course. There is an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost for a team of four is $200. The fee includes cart rental, green fees and food and beverage.

For information: Kevin Winkler, 740-310-0610 or kevin_winkler@sbcglobal.net

Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be a Beginners Bird Walk for all ages and a bird scavenger hunt for those 4 to 14 with crafts and activities after the walk. The program will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown and will be weather permitting. Binoculars and bird ID books will be available to borrow.

For information: 304-375-2923, Ext. 117.

Ballroom Dance DJ at Legion Post 64

Ballroom Dance DJ will have a dance at the American Legion on Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday. Attire should be dressy casual. The cost is $20 per couple or $10 per person, in cash at the door. Reservations are not required. There will be a cash bar.

For information: Linda Myers, (304) 428-7821.

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Watertown Twp. trustees to meet

The Watertown Township Trustees will hold a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the firehouse to discuss a levy to cover contracted Emergency Medical Services for Watertown Township. All township residents are encouraged to attend.

Mother’s Day dinner at Bartlett firehouse

The ladies auxiliary for the Wesley Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Mother’s Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the firehouse in Bartlett. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The menu will include chicken and noodles, turkey roll and baked steak.

Stanleyville School reunion Saturday

The 19th annual Stanleyville Elementary School reunion will be held Saturday at the Stanleyville Community Center on Washington County 42 with a potluck dinner at noon. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, table service and a craft item for a raffle drawing. All former students, families and friends are invited.

Thursday program all about bugs

The May program of the Marietta Natural History Society will be presented by Derek Hennen on “Bugs About Us.” He will be sharing some of the hundreds of his photographs of Washington County insects. The program will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 150 of Selby Hall at Marietta College. The public is invited.

Clean water project concert Saturday

The Marietta High School National Honor Society will hold a benefit concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday as a finale event for its three-month initiative to raise money for a clean water well in a developing country. The concert will take place in the Colegate parking lot of the high school and will feature music by two student bands along with food and games. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Over the Moon Pizzeria on Front Street in Marietta or by contacting Amelia Gulick at 740-538-9293. All proceeds go toward the Clean Water Campaign.

Career center finance meeting

The Washington County Career Center Finance Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Administration Conference Room.

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Fort Frye board to meet Thursday

There will be a special meeting of the Fort Frye Local school district Board of Education at 6 p.m. Thursday at Beverly-Center Elementary School, to discuss personnel. The meeting will include an executive session.

Mother’s Day dinner at Fearing Twp. VFD

The annual Mother’s Day dinner will be held Sunday at the Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. The meals will be baked steak or chicken dinner and include mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, a choice of pie or cake and tea or coffee. Serving starts at 11 a.m.

MOV’n Dragons

orientation Saturday

Area residents interested in learning about the MOV’n Dragons team are invited to a new member orientation from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marietta College Boathouse. Both competitive and recreational teams are available in order to accommodate paddlers of all ages and fitness levels. The team is made up of cancer survivors and supporters. The orientation will cover the basics of paddling, safety information, conditioning and general team policies. Those attending will have an opportunity to paddle on the Muskingum River and visit with current members.

For information: www.movndragon.org or email movndragon@gmail.com.

Free meal Thursday at Tunnel church

Tunnel United Methodist Church will host a free community dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This month’s menu will include various chicken, beef and ham casseroles, with pie for dessert. The meal is free, but donations are accepted, and all are welcome for the meal and community fellowship. Tunnel Church is located on Ohio 550, four miles west of Marietta. For delivery within six miles of the church, call 374-5634.

For information: 423-5519.

Sternwheel Festival 5K run, walk May 25

The Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will host its fourth annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival 5K Run and Walk May 25, in East Muskingum Park in Marietta. The race will start at 8 a.m. The preregistration fee is $12 and must be postmarked by May 17. After May 17, the fee will be $15. Registration forms for the 5K are available on the festival’s website, www.ohioriversternwheelfestival.org

For information: Evy Bryant, 525-3713.

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Frontier High awards night set for May 19

The Ninth Annual Frontier High School Senior Awards Night will be at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 19.

Senior scholarships and awards will be presented. Light refreshments will be served. A baccalaureate service will follow at 3 p.m. in the high school cafetorium (light refreshments in between).

O’Neill Center to host ‘Dinner with a Doc’

The O’Neill Center hosts “Dinner with a Doc” today at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Dawn Sammons of Oakview Dermatology will be the guest speaker and will discuss the various forms of skin cancer. This free dinner, sponsored by Marietta Care & Rehabilitation Center, will be held with a limited number of seats available.

  • For more information: (740) 373-3914.

Barlow library offers free computer classes

The Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library, at 45 White Oak Professional Center, will be offering the following free computer classes in May, 2013:

Shopping on eBay, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 – Learn the basics of buying merchandise on eBay.

Selling on eBay, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 – Get rid of your old stuff by selling it on eBay. Come to this class to learn how to get started.

Computer classes are free of charge and last two hours. Space is limited so registration in recommended.

To register for a class: Call the library at (740) 678-0103 or stop by the library’s Circulation Desk.

Beverly library offers free computer class

The Beverly branch of the Washington County Public Library, at 300 McIntosh Street, will be offering “Searching the Internet,” a free computer class, from 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29.

Learn how to find specific information on the Internet. Learn about the techniques and tools that will make you an information maven. The class lasts two hours. Space is limited so reservations are recommended.

To register: Call the library at (740) 984-4060 or stop by the library’s Circulation Desk.

Fearing residents can buy dust control

Fearing Township residents may purchase dust control – United Sealing-Primer 20 for $182 per 12′ by 100′ strips. Township must meet minimum gallon amount before project can proceed.

Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. May 13. Send to: Fiscal Officer, 550 Grub Road, Marietta, Ohio, 45750.

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Flea market May 18 at Cutler Center

An indoor/outdoor flea market will be held on Saturday May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cutler Community Center 4550 Two Mile Run Road.

Vendors are welcome to setup at $10/table.” The Cutler Community Ladies Aid” is organizing the event. The Federal Creek Indian Organization of Ohio will be offering food for purchase from the canteen. Please call 989-5174 or 989-2230 for reservations or additional information.

Lower Muskingum history group meets

Lower Muskingum Historical Society meeting, is at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, and on first Tuesday of each month at Oliver Tucker Museum, Park and Main streets, Beverly.

For information: (740) 236-8757.

Putnam Preschool Carnival Saturday

Putnam Church Preschool Community Carnival, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, at the school, Chamberlain Drive and Masonic Park Road, Devola. It’s open to the public; $10 first child, $5 each additional child; inflatable games, face painting, petting zoo, tractor train rides, raffle, homemade pies and chicken noodles, other carnival foods.

Warren finance

committee meets

The Finance Committee of the Warren Local School Board of Education is scheduled to meet on at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Administration Building 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent.

Dinner with a Doc about skin cancer

The O’Neill Center in Marietta hosts Dinner with a Doc Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Dawn Sammons of Oakview Dermatology will be our guest speaker and will discuss the various forms of skin cancer. This free dinner, sponsored by Marietta Care & Rehabilitation Center.

A limited number of seats will be available. Please make reservations early.

Stanleyville School reunion on May 11

Stanleyville Elementary School reunion, Saturday, May 11, at Stanleyville Community Center on Washington County 42; potluck dinner at noon; bring a covered dish, table service and a craft item for a raffle drawing; all former students, families and friends are invited to the 19th annual reunion; food and door prizes.

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Horseman’s Council meets tonight

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council Inc. will hold its next monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta.

Guest speaker will be from the Direct Action Company (DAC). Pizza and drinks will be provided as a snack after the meeting.

For more info call Arden at (740) 350-2339.

Disabilities board

to meet May 7

The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold its next regular board meeting at 5:15 p.m. May 7 at Ewing School, 1701 Colegate Drive, Marietta.

Oak Grove 4-H club plans 5K run/walk

The Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club will host the 5K Run/Walk for Hervida at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1, starting at the Oak Grove Recreation Center.

Pre-registration is $12 and must be postmarked by May 20. After May 20, registration is $15.

Registration forms for the event are available at www.rivercityrunners.com/images/aps/2013%20Aps/Hervida%205K%202013.pdf.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Hervida 4-H Camp Endowment Fund.

For more information or questions: Andrea Adkins at (740) 350-4669 or abradkins@yahoo.com.

Quaker State reunion Saturday

The Eighth annual Reunion of Quaker State employees and retirees will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the St. Marys Marina Building in St. Marys, W.Va. Covered dish luncheon will be at noon with ham, beverages and table service provided. All former employees, family and friends are invited attend this annual event.

Kindergarten

immunizations

The Washington County Health Department, at 342 Muskingum Drive, will be offering kindergarten immunizations from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays. Bring the child’s immunization record.

The fee is $10 per shot for childhood vaccinations or the Ohio Medical Card is accepted as well as Anthem insurance. No one will be turned away for childhood immunizations for inability to pay.

Washington County Health Department at (740) 374-2782, ext. 1021.

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Center Valley Church yard sale

Center Valley Baptist Church, 75 McMahan Road, New Matamoras, Ohio 45767, is having a church yard sale on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Included in the yard sale will be clothing and miscellaneous household items.

Center Valley Baptist Church is located off of Ohio 7, right next to Frontier High School.

Barlow Twp. cleanup days next week

Barlow Township cleanup days will be Monday and Tuesday, May 6 and 7.

Bring unwanted trash to Barlow Township Hall 567 Warrior Drive. Dumpsters will be provided for: Unwanted Trash; Furniture; Doors and windows; Bicycles and toys; scrap lumber; and carpet.

Batteries, tires, fuel tanks, florescent lights, paint, and hazardous chemicals cannot be accepted.

For more information: Call the township hall at 678-8409.

Wolf Creek school board to meet May 9

The Wolf Creek Local school board meeting will be Thursday, May 9, at the Waterford High School Library at 7:30 p.m.

St. John accepting registrations

St. John Central Grade School continues to accept registrations for the 2013-2014 school year for our Early Learning through eighth grade programs. There are arrangements in place for tuition and we offer some assistance through our script program. Children of all faiths welcome.

The school is located six miles west of Marietta on Ohio 676. Busing is available to students residing in Fort Frye, Marietta, Warren and Waterford school districts.

For more information or to make an appointment to visit the school call (740) 896-2697.

Garden club plant, bake sale in Reno

Reno Garden Club annual plant and bake sale. Saturday 4 from 8 a.m. to noon. Location will be the Reno Volunteer Fire Department on Cornerville Road off Sandhill Road in Reno.

Baked goods, annuals, perennials and some vegetable plants will be available.

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