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Immunization clinic hours extended

The Marietta City Health Department will extend its hours for the immunization clinic until 6:30 p.m. Monday to accommodate working parents. The extended hours are offered the first Monday of every month. All other Mondays immunizations are offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with no appointment necessary. There is a fee of $10 per shot, or the medical card will be accepted. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. The health department will be closed on July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no immunization clinic on July 5 at the Belpre City Health Department.

For information: 373-0611, Ext. 186.

MHS?Class of 1983 holds 30th reunion

The Marietta High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30th reunion July 19 and 20. Classmates will gather July 19 at the Boat House and July 20 in the private social room at the Marietta Brewing Company. Both events start at 7 p.m. and are casual dress. A $5 charge per person is requested to cover the cost of the room and light refreshments on July 20. Food and beverages may be purchased.

Palmer Twp. trustees budget hearing

The Palmer Township trustees will hold their 2014 budget hearing meeting during the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Community Building located at 7153 State Route 676.

Repeat Boutique at Norwood church

Norwood’s Repeat Boutique will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 5 and 6 at the Norwood United Methodist Church, 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta. There will be clothing, and household and miscellaneous items.

For information: 374-5606 or norwoodumc@yahoo.com

Little Hocking VFD July 4 celebration

The Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department will host a Fourth of July celebration at Little Hocking Elementary School Thursday. The celebration starts with a parade at 4 p.m. The chicken dinner and ice cream social will begin after completion of the parade. The celebration will also include music for all ages and games for children.

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Piano trio to perform at the Castle

The Trillium Piano Trio will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Castle in Marietta, presenting compositions of Robert Schumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Limited handicapped parking is available via the alley (High School Lane) behind the Castle, between Fourth and Fifth streets. All other parking is on Fourth or Wooster streets.

Frontier board meets tonight

The Frontier Local Schools June Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at the Frontier High library.

Liberty Twp. budget hearing July 8

The annual budget hearing meeting for Liberty Township will be held at 7 p.m. July 8 at the township hall to discuss the fiscal year 2014. The public is invited to attend. Also, the budget can be reviewed Monday through Friday after 7 p.m. at the fiscal officer’s residence.

For information: Emily Griffin, 516-0698.

Youth Days events at Moss Run church

Youth Days events will be held Friday and Saturday at Moss Run Community Church. From 5 p.m. until midnight Friday middle and high school students are invited for games, a movie, music, food and a campfire. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday preschool and elementary school students are invited for games, crafts, music, food, prizes and Bible stories.

Stone Soup to meet Sunday at Marietta

Stone Soup, a local LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual) group will hold an open meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, Third and Putnam streets, Marietta. The group’s goal is to embrace diversity by facilitating social gatherings and educational workshops to promote mutual respect and awareness.

For information: 315-5393 or 538-2010.

Rabies vaccination clinic July 13

A rabies vaccinations clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 13 at the Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. The cost is $7 per animal. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. All animals must be at least 12 weeks old.

For information: 374-2782, Ext. 1016.

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Fort Frye boosters golf scramble

The Fort Frye Athletic Boosters will hold its 11th annual golf scramble July 20 at Lakeside Golf Course in Beverly. It will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Dinner will be provided by the Fort Frye Athletic Boosters. Proceeds will help provide Fort Frye athletes with uniforms, equipment and supplies. Hole sponsorships may be purchased for $50 each. The deadline is July 5. The cost to participate in the scramble is $220 per four-person team. The deadline is July 15.

For information: John Bostic, 984-8835 or jpbostic@roadrunner.com

Educational Service Center board meets

The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center Governing Board will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lori’s Restaurant in Caldwell.

Warren’s Class of 2003 10-year reunion

The Warren High School Class of 2003 will be having its 10-year class reunion on Saturday at the Comfort Inn in Marietta. It will begin at 6 p.m. and there will be no cover charge, but donations are requested to help cover costs. Food and beverages may be purchased and there will be a DJ.

Antique tractor, engine show

The Beverly Lions Club will sponsor the 16th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 on the grounds behind Fort Frye High School in Beverly. Tractor clubs and individuals are welcome. There will be a flag raising at noon, an Air Evac Helicopter landing at 12:30 p.m., a tractor parade at 1 p.m. and a tractor rodeo at 2 p.m.

The Beverly Lions Club will have food available all day and during the fireworks. The club is raffling off three $100 gas cards and one $100 Cabela’s card plus other prizes.

For information: Walt Schaad, 749-3173.

Spice program at Barlow library

The Barlow Library will host a “Spice” program by Joyce Hammett at 7 p.m. July 16. The program will include samples of spices, a history of the ancient spice trade and an explanation of spices and their health benefits. Sign-up is requested by calling 678-0103.

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Youth Days events at Moss Run church

Youth Days events will be held Friday and Saturday at Moss Run Community Church. From 5 p.m. until midnight Friday middle and high school students are invited for games, a movie, music, food and a campfire. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday preschool and elementary school students are invited for games, crafts, music, food, prizes and Bible stories.

Behavioral Health Board to meet

The Washington County Behavorial Health Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the board office, 344 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. Prior to the regular meeting, the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at the same location.

Democratic women meeting Thursday

The Washington County Democratic Women’s Action Committee annual picnic will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 6886 State Route 821, Whipple at the home of Donna Malcolm. All Democratic women, their spouses and guests are invited. There will be a brief meeting and a cookout begins at 6. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert.

For information: Donna Malcolm, 585-2042 or Willa O’Neill, 516-4913.

Special meeting

of Lowell council

The Village of Lowell will hold a special council meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the village building, 308 Walnut St.

Special Fort Frye board meeting

The Fort Frye Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m., Wednesday at Beverly-Center Elementary School to vote on final fiscal year 2013 and beginning fiscal year 2014 appropriations/estimated revenues.

Life Line Screening at Post 64 Wed.

American Legion Post #64 will host Life Line Screening Wednesday at 812 Beverly Place, Marietta. Those attending can be screened for the risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287.

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Rabies vaccinations clinic set for July 13

A rabies vaccinations clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 13 at the Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. The cost is $7 per animal. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. All animals must be at least 12 weeks old.

For information: 374-2782, ext. 1016.

Stone Soup will hold open meeting Sunday

Stone Soup, a local LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual) group will hold an open meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at First Unitarian Universalist Church, Third and Putnam streets, Marietta.

The group’s goal is to embrace diversity by facilitating social gatherings and educational workshops to promote mutual respect and awareness. There will be free pizza and information about upcoming events.

For information: 315-5393 or 538-2010.

Wildflower walk at Williamstown refuge

A wildflower walk will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown.

Master Naturalist Emily Grafton will be leading the walk and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

Participants will take a leisurely walk through refuge trails while learning about native wildflowers, including the important uses of wildflowers that are medicinal, for pollination and environmental preservation.

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

Meal a fundraiser for Tri-County food pantry

The Tri-County Food Pantry Fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Salem-Liberty Elementary School.

The meal will include Cowboy Dan’s chicken, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls and homemade desserts. The cost of the meal will be $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children.

Those attending can bring a lawn chair and enjoy music provided by Picken’ on Country. There will also be a country store with drawings to begin at 7:30. A raffle will also be held with tickets being sold for $1 each or six for $5 for a chance to win a homemade quilt, $100 Kroger card, $50 Lowes card and two $25 Walmart cards.

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Marietta Women’s

Roundtable meeting

The next Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Roundtable will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at DaVinci’s, 215 Highland Ave., Williamstown. The topic for the meeting is “Dust Mites, Allergens and Dirt Oh My!” with featured speaker Steve Ragan of Sleep Green Ohio Valley. The cost of each meeting is $10 for members and $15 for the general public, and includes lunch. Reservations are required. Those who RSVP and do not attend will still be charged due to the cost and amount of food ordered. RSVP by calling 373-5176 or by emailing info@mariettachamber.com.

Beekeepers group to meet Tuesday

The Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington County Career Center. Topics for discussion include swarm retrieval and other questions about beekeeping. Visitors are welcome at all meetings.

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

MHS?Class of 1952 meets Wednesday

The Marietta High School Class of 1952 will have its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dutch Pantry in Williamstown. All classmates and friends are welcome.

‘River Critters’ wildlife program

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will be holding the “River Critters” wildlife program for children at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the visitor center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. Children ages 4-15 will explore the different species of mussels, fish and turtles that live in the Ohio River. The program is free and approximately 1 to 2 hours long. This is a family activity and parents or guardians are required to be present. The program takes place outdoors and closed toe shoes are recommended.

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

Tri-County financial report available

The annual financial report of the Tri-County Rural Water and Sewer District for the year 2012 has been completed and is available at the office of the district, 20 Anderson Lane, Waterford, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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FFA, alumni speed pull at fairgrounds

The Marietta FFA and Alumni seventh annual speed pull will be held Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Farm stock tractors start at 10 a.m. and hot stock tractors, trucks and semis start at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. Concessions will be available. Sign-up starts an hour before the scheduled start times.

For information: Kyle Hartline, 236-0263.

Karaoke Night at Cutler Center Sat.

A Karaoke Night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cutler Community Center. Participants should bring their own CDs. Food can be purchased at the canteen.

For information: Jim Blair, 374-8496.

Annual Relay League Field Day

The Marietta Amateur Radio Club will participate in the annual American Radio Relay League Field Day Friday through Sunday. The event is an exercise to test the ability of radio operators to communicate under less than ideal conditions. Across the country, thousands of groups will establish emergency-powered temporary stations and communicate over 24 hours. The local site will be Jackson Park in Marietta. The public is invited to visit between 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday.

For information: Ralph Matheny, 374-8637.

‘Monumental’

movie to be shown

The movie “Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Evangelical Church, 312 4th St., Lowell. There is no charge.

Caldwell Elementary closing for summer

Caldwell Elementary School will close for the summer on Friday. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Those who have not received a child’s report card should call or stop by the office. After Friday, the report cards will be taken to the administrative office until Aug. 1. Lost and unclaimed articles of clothing or lunch boxes will be donated to charity after Friday.

Life Line screening Wed. at Post 64

American Legion Post 64 will host Life Line Screening Wednesday at 812 Beverly Place, Marietta. Those attending can be screened for the risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287.

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Port authority

committee to meet

The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority executive committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Port Authority Office, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta. The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors will be held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on the campus of Washington State Community College, in Room 105 of the Center for Business and Technology. A special public meeting to discuss purchase of the GSA US Army Reserve Center in Reno will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center in Reno.

For information contact Janet K. Nelson: 568-1958.

Commissioners to discuss jobs effort

The boards of county commissioners from Monroe, Morgan, Noble and Washington counties have scheduled a Workforce Investment Area #15 Council of Governments Meeting to be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Morgan County Department of Job and Family Services, 155 E. Main St. McConnelsville.

Volunteers to

survey on River Trail

Volunteers are needed to assist with the second survey of use on Marietta’s River Trail. Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club member Judy Lewis is organizing the two-week survey to determine how many bicyclists and pedestrians are using the 2.5-mile River Trail. Information collected will assist Marietta officials attempting to obtain state and federal grants for building River Trail Phase V from Jefferson Street (near Kmart) to the Walmart parking lot. Volunteers are spending 30 minutes at a time recording trail use. To volunteer, call Judy Lewis at 374-4193.

Family & Children First meeting reset

The Washington County Family & Children First Council meeting scheduled for today has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 26 at the Family & Children First office, 202 Davis Ave.

Free legal clinic 6-8 today in Marietta

The Washington County Bar Association and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services will offer a free legal clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is for Washington County residents unable to afford legal representation (less than 187 percent of the poverty guideline).

For information: 374-2629.

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Youth choir concert Saturday night

Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno will hold a youth choir concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. The choir consists of 22 members in seventh through 12th grade, who will be singing contemporary Christian songs as well as classic church music. An offering to benefit the Gospel Mission Food Pantry will be accepted.

Career center board meeting on June 25

The Washington County Career Center Board of Education has changed the date of its June monthly meeting to 6 p.m. June 25 in the Board Meeting Room in the annex building.

Food pantry benefit at Salem-Liberty

The Tri-County Food Pantry Fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. June 29 at Salem-Liberty Elementary School.

The meal will include Cowboy Dan’s chicken, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls and homemade desserts. The cost of the meal will be $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. Those attending can bring a lawn chair and enjoy music provided by Picken’ on Country. There will also be a country store with drawings to begin at 7:30. A raffle will also be held with tickets being sold for $1 each or six for $5 for a chance to win a homemade quilt, $100 Kroger card, $50 Lowes card and two $25 Walmart cards.

Marietta garden tour 3-6 p.m. Sunday

The Marietta Garden Tour, presented by The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Marietta, will be held on Sunday. Gardens will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. with a churchyard plant sale and refreshments from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 232 Third St. Gardeners featured are Charlotte Hatfield, 426 Fifth St., Brad, Stephanie and Lyndsay Biehl, 325 Forshey Road, Kroger Wetlands, Acme Street behind Kroger and Sylvia Miles, 109 E. Fifth St. in Williamstown. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at Twisted Sisters, Greenleaf Landscapes, Williamstown Pharmacy and Thomson’s Landscaping or are $10 on the day of the tour at the church or at any of the gardens during the tour.

For information: Debra Miller, 678-2769 or Caroline Putnam, 373-4510.

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Elections board will close for conference

The Washington County Board of Elections will be closed June 26 and 27 so the staff may attend the Secretary of State’s Summer Conference.

For information: 374-6828.

Trustees to discuss fire, EMS levy today

The Muskingum Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today to discuss the upcoming fire and EMS levy for East Muskingum Township. The meeting will be held at the Muskingum Township Town Hall.

Wildflower walk will be at wildlife refuge

A wildflower walk will be held at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. Master Naturalist Emily Grafton will be leading the walk and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will take a leisurely walk through refuge trails while learning about native wildflowers, including the important uses of wildflowers that are medicinal, for pollination and environmental preservation.

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

MHS class will have monthly luncheon

The Marietta High School Class of 1952 will have its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. June 26 at the Dutch Pantry in Williamstown. All classmates and friends are welcome.

Summer reading programs at library

American Girl summer reading programs will be offered by the Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library Mondays at 2:30 p.m. for those 7 and older. There will be discussions, games, music, crafts and food. The themes are as follows: Today – Addy; June 24 – Saige; July 1 – Molly; July 8 – Caroline; July 15 – Kit; July 22 – Summer Blowout Party. Each program is held in either the library meeting room or the Campus Martius Museum. To register, stop by the Youth Services Department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219.

Vienna Skysharks will present program

The Barlow library will host a program by the Vienna Skysharks that will include radio control flying and an exhibit of model airplanes and helicopters. The event is free and for all ages. It will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

For information: 678-0103.

From local reportsElections board will close for conference

The Washington County Board of Elections will be closed June 26 and 27 so the staff may attend the Secretary of State’s Summer Conference.

For information: 374-6828.

Trustees to discuss fire, EMS levy today

The Muskingum Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today to discuss the upcoming fire and EMS levy for East Muskingum Township. The meeting will be held at the Muskingum Township Town Hall.

Wildflower walk will be at wildlife refuge

A wildflower walk will be held at 7 p.m. June 25 at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. Master Naturalist Emily Grafton will be leading the walk and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will take a leisurely walk through refuge trails while learning about native wildflowers, including the important uses of wildflowers that are medicinal, for pollination and environmental preservation.

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

MHS class will have monthly luncheon

The Marietta High School Class of 1952 will have its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. June 26 at the Dutch Pantry in Williamstown. All classmates and friends are welcome.

Summer reading programs at library

American Girl summer reading programs will be offered by the Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library Mondays at 2:30 p.m. for those 7 and older. There will be discussions, games, music, crafts and food. The themes are as follows: Today – Addy; June 24 – Saige; July 1 – Molly; July 8 – Caroline; July 15 – Kit; July 22 – Summer Blowout Party. Each program is held in either the library meeting room or the Campus Martius Museum. To register, stop by the Youth Services Department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219.

Vienna Skysharks will present program

The Barlow library will host a program by the Vienna Skysharks that will include radio control flying and an exhibit of model airplanes and helicopters. The event is free and for all ages. It will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

For information: 678-0103.

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Fall Enrollment Day Saturday at WSCC

Fall Enrollment Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Washington State Community College. Admissions staff, academic advisors and financial aid staff will be on campus to assist students with the application process for the fall semester. Attendees can meet with an admissions representative to discuss how they can pursue their career goals at WSCC. They can also apply for admission and begin filing the 2013-2014 FAFSA paperwork with assistance from staff. Interested students should call 374-8716 to schedule an appointment.

Muskingum Twp. trustees meet Mon.

The Muskingum Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the Muskingum Township Town Hall to discuss the upcoming fire and EMS levy for East Muskingum Township.

County engineer, trustees to meet

The required annual meeting of the Washington County engineer and the township trustees about maintenance and repairs of roads and bridges will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church hall of Our Lady of Mercy Church, 5001 Lowell Hill Road, Lowell. A representative of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be the main speaker. Recent oil and gas developments in the county and required permits will also be discussed.

For information: 376-7430.

Outdoor education days ahead

The Washington Soil and Water Conservation District is holding two outdoor education days. The first is from 9 to 10 a.m. June 29 at Belpre Civitan Park. The second outdoor education day will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 28 at the Barlow Fair. For information or to receive a copy of the rules contact Dean Sinclair at 373-4857.

Flag Day parade

in Reno Sunday

The Reno Lions Club will hold its Flag Day parade on Sunday. Lineup is at 2 p.m. on Summit Road on the top of Sandhill Road. The parade will start at 3 p.m. All participants are welcome. The Lions will hold a program for veterans and picnic after the parade. Community members are asked to bring dessert and lawn chairs.

For information: Jan, 373-1278.

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Kids Fishing Derby at Buckeye Park

The eighth annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Buckeye Park. Contests will include prizes for the biggest, smallest and tagged fish. All participants must be 16 or younger and should bring their own fishing pole, bait and comfortable chair.

Sign in is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the park. Derby fishing takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Lunch is provided by the Marietta Civitan Club beginning at 11 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the City of Marietta Division of Wildlife and Peoples Bank.

For information: 376-7133.

10-year reunion for Warren Class of ’03

The Warren High School Class of 2003 will be having its 10-year class reunion on June 29 at the Comfort Inn in Marietta. It will begin at 6 p.m. and there will be no cover charge, but donations are requested to help cover costs. Food and beverages may be purchased and there will be a DJ.

WSCC trustees

to meet Monday

The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the Community Room in the main building on campus.

Beverly Eagles’ steak fry Saturday

The Beverly Eagles will hold a steak fry at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $11. For carryout, call 984-4733.

Father’s Day

breakfast Sat.

A Father’s Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Highland Ridge Community Church, 2200 Highland Ridge Road, Lowell. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice and milk. A Father’s Day service will be held at 9 a.m. June 16.

DAV mobile service program Tuesday

The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Mobile Service program will be at DAV Chapter #52, 835 DAV Road, Whipple, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The program brings free services to help veterans with their benefits, including counseling and claim filing assistance. DAV membership is not required. Those attending should bring their claim number, Social Security number and any other pertinent documentation.

For information: 585-2905.

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Dinner with gospel, country music

The Decatur Community Association will sponsor a dinner with live gospel and country music from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, Cutler. The menu will be country fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, biscuits, homemade desserts and coffee, tea or lemonade. The cost for adults is $7 and the cost for children ages 6 to 12 is $4. The proceeds will benefit the Cutler Community Center.

For information: 989-2706.

Parking lot resealing at Wildlife refuge

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Williamstown will be resealing all parking lots and paved trail today and Thursday. There will be at least one parking lot available for visitors to park in each day. The Visitor Center and nature trails will remain open during regular hours.

Beverly Eagles

to serve spaghetti

The Beverly Eagles will hold a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7 and includes dessert. For carryout, call 984-4733.

Frontier FFA taking strawberry orders

Frontier FFA is taking orders for Chandler Strawberry plants to be planted in the late summer and be harvested next spring. Plugs will be 27 cents/per plant and must be ordered by July 1. Orders may be placed by calling 865-3441, Ext. 2163.

Tri-County board

to meet Monday

The Tri-County Rural Water and Sewer District will hold its next regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at its office at 20 Anderson Lane, Waterford.

Father’s Day car show Sunday

The Marietta Noon Lions Club will hold the 21st annual Father’s Day Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Muskingum Park. The entry fee is $10. There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and the Lions Club food trailer.

For information: Randy Wilson, 525-4039 or clearrandy@gmail.com

Belpre library offers ‘Dig Into Reading’

The Belpre Library will hold Camp Buckeye with a “Dig Into Reading” theme from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays starting this week. There will be crafts, games and guest speakers to discuss what’s under the surface of the earth. Those ages 2 to 10 are welcome along with a guardian.

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River Sweep

volunteers sought

The Friends of the Lower Muskingum is seeking volunteers to help with the Ohio River Sweep from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The main cleanup site accessible by foot is Devol Run Preserve, located on Ash Road on the west side of the Muskingum River, just below Devols Dam. Those who have a canoe or kayak can be picked up by the Marietta Adventure Company at several pickup locations and taken to cleanup sites better accessed from the water. For a reservation, call the Marietta Adventure Company at (740) 538-0801. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. To confirm your participation in River Sweep 2013, call FLMR at 374-4170.

MOVP to open

comedy Friday

The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present “Leaving Iowa,” a comedy by Tim Clue and Spike Manton at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and on June 21, 22, 28 and 29 and at 3 p.m. June 23 at the theater, 229 Putnam St., Marietta.

Local stop for DAV service program

The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Mobile Service program will be at DAV Chapter #52, 835 DAV Road, Whipple, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18. The program brings free services to help veterans with their benefits, including counseling and claim filing assistance. DAV membership is not required. Those attending should bring their claim number, Social Security number and any other pertinent documentation.

For information: 585-2905.

Steak, chicken

Saturday at Post 750

American Legion Post 750 will hold a steak or chicken breast fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The cost for the steak dinner is $10. The cost for the chicken dinner is $7 and the cost for a no-meat meal is $5. All meals come with a baked potato, salad and bread. Sixth-graders will be selling dessert.

Zoo visit Thursday at Barlow library

The Friends of the Barlow Library is sponsoring two programs presented by the Good Zoo at Oglebay on Thursday. “Meal or No Meal,” at 2 p.m. will examine animal teeth, body structure and habitats. “Animal Training” allows students to participate in activities zoo keepers use to learn to train animals. Events are free but registration is recommended by calling 678-0103.

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Road partly closed to replace bridge

Washington County Road Nine will be closed between Ohio 21 (Leith Run Road) and Oscar Amos Road beginning today for the replacement of the Baker Bridge in Grandview Township. The project is expected to be completed by Aug. 20.

For information: 376-7430.

Zoning commission meeting will be today

The Muskingum Township Zoning Commission quarterly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Muskingum Township building.

Orders being taken for new food program

Second Congregational Church, 1855 Greene St., Marietta, will be taking orders for a new food program, Smart Choice Foods, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. The last day to order food online is by 6 p.m. June 18. Food will be distributed at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 29. EBT food stamps can’t be accepted currently but all other forms of payment will be. There are no income guidelines. This program is replacing the former Angel Food Ministries.

For information: 373-0254, 373-3516 or www.smartchoicefood.com

Engineer, trustees’ required meeting set

The required annual meeting of the Washington County engineer and the township trustees about maintenance and repairs of roads and bridges will be held at 7 p.m. June 20 at the church hall of Our Lady of Mercy Church, 5001 Lowell Hill Road, Lowell. A representative of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be the main speaker. Recent oil and gas developments in the county and required permits will also be discussed.

For information: 376-7430.

Father’s Day meal set for Saturday

A Father’s Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Highland Ridge Community Church, 2200 Highland Ridge Road, Lowell. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice and milk. A Father’s Day service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Vienna Skysharks program at library

The Barlow Library will host a program by the Vienna Skysharks that will include radio control flying and an exhibit of model airplanes and helicopters. The event is free and for all ages. It will be held at 6 p.m. June 18.

For information: 678-0103.

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Immunization clinics Mondays in June

The Marietta City Health Department will hold immunization clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, on June 17 and on June 24. Appointments are not necessary.

Beekeeping program at Barlow Library

The Barlow Library will host a “Beekeeping Practices” program by Sam Hammett at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public.

For information: 678-0103.

Reno Lions to hold Flag Day parade

The Reno Lions Club will hold its Flag Day parade on June 23.

Lineup is at 2 p.m. on Summit Road on the top of Sandhill Road. The parade will start at 3 p.m. All participants are welcome. The Lions will hold a program for veterans and a picnic after the parade. Community members are asked to bring dessert and lawn chairs.

For information: Jan, 373-1278.

Frontier High alumni reunion June 14-15

The third annual Frontier High School alumni 1969-1985 reunion will begin at 6 p.m. June 14 and continue June 15 at the Comfort Inn on Pike Street in Marietta. On June 14, there will be a photo booth, snacks, soda and a cash bar. The cost is $10. On June 15, there will be dinner at 6 p.m., a dance and a cash bar. The cost for both evenings is $35.

For information: Jeff Beaver, 374-4026.

Fearing Twp. VFD ice cream social

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual ice cream social starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at its fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. Baked steak or chicken dinners will be served. There will be ice cream, a country store, bingo, music by Big D Karaoke and more.

Decatur trustees meet Monday

The Decatur Township Board of Trustees will hold its June meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the township building on Welch Road.

Beverly Eagles beef and noodle dinner

The Beverly Eagles will hold a beef and noodle dinner at 5:30 p.m. today. The cost is $7, which includes dessert. For carry out, call 984-4733.

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Good Zoo to present programs at Barlow

The Friends of the Barlow Library is sponsoring two programs presented by the Good Zoo at Oglebay on June 13. “Meal or No Meal,” at 2 p.m., will examine animal teeth, body structure and habitats to decide what foods each animal may eat. The program is geared toward third to fifth graders.

“Animal Training” allows students to participate in activities zoo keepers use to learn to train animals. The program is geared toward sixth to eighth graders. The events are free but registration is recommended by calling 678-0103.

More sunflowers will honor fallen Marine

The second planting of the 10,001 sunflowers honoring the late Lance Corporal Joshua Taylor will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers should gather 5.5 miles west of Marietta on Ohio 550 just beyond Goodfellows Park. Besides honoring Taylor, the sunflowers are serving as a fundraiser for the Harvest of Hope.

For information: Roger Kalter, rogerkalter1@yahoo.com or 373-1784.

Pasta dinner will benefit Secret Santa

There will be a pasta dinner fundraiser for the Washington-Morgan Community Action Secret Santa Program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third St., Marietta. The meal includes a choice of meat sauce or vegetarian sauce on pasta, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. To-go containers will also be provided for takeout meals. Tickets are $8 or $4 for children under the age of 5. Tickets will be sold at the door and at Washington-Morgan Community Action, 218 Putnam St. 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 donors in the community willing to provide Christmas gifts.

For information: Catherine Rees, 373-3745, Ext. 315.

New trustees needed for Reno Water

Reno Water is now taking applications for two new trustees. The deadline for picking up applications is Wednesday. Applications may be picked up the Water Office on Mount Tom Road. Election day will be June 18 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Reno Water office.

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The Decatur Township Board of Trustees will hold its June meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the township building on Welch Road.

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Red Cross blood drive at Cutler

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, in the multi-purpose room. Anyone at least 17 years old who meets weight and height requirements and is in generally good health may be eligible to give blood.

To register: 989-2306.

Skysharks program at Barlow library

The Barlow Library will host a program by the Vienna Skysharks that will include radio control flying and an exhibit of model airplanes and helicopters. The event is free and for all ages. It will be held at 6 p.m. June 18.

For information: 678-0103.

Waste management board to meet

The Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the banquet room at Lori’s Family Restaurant, 17202 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell.

Noon Lions Car Show June 16

The Marietta Noon Lions Club will hold the 21st annual Father’s Day Car Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 in Muskingum Park. The entry fee is $10. There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and the Lions Club food trailer.

For information: Randy Wilson, 525-4039 or clearrandy@gmail.com

Belpre library

plans reading camp

The Belpre library will hold Camp Buckeye with a “Dig Into Reading” theme from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays starting June 13. There will be crafts, games and guest speakers to discuss what’s under the surface of the earth. Those ages 2 to 10 are welcome along with a guardian.

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Armchair Travels heads to the beach

The next Armchair Travels with the theme of “Secret Beaches” will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St. Marietta with local author Lynne Bodry Shuman.

Relay For Life

wrap-up meeting

The Washington County Relay For Life will have a wrap-up meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Strecker Cancer Center conference room. All teams are welcome to attend and can help select a theme for next year’s relay.

For information: Chad Gardner, chad.gardner@cancer.org.

Shrimp, beer dinner Friday at Post 64

American Legion Post 64, Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta, will hold a shrimp and beer dinner and dance Friday. Dinner will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10. There will be a round and square dance from 7 to 10:30 p.m. with 4 Hits and A Miss. The cost is $4 per person. There will also be a 50/50. The event is open to the public.

Marietta Twp. trustees meet Wed.

The next Marietta Township Board of Trustee meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center, 260 Sandhill Road, Reno.

Pops concert Friday at the Lafayette

The River Cities Symphony Orchestra will present the New York City Nights Pops Concert Friday at the Lafayette Hotel, 101 Front St., Marietta. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the 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 email at rcsomusic@msn.com or by phone at (304) 485-7068 or 373-2221.

Beekeeping program at Barlow library

The Barlow Library will host a “Beekeeping Practices” program by Sam Hammett at 7 p.m. June 11. The event is free and open to the public.

For information: 678-0103.

Kyle Worstell benefit Sunday at Lowell

A benefit for Kyle Worstell will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Shelter A on Buell Island in Lowell. The cost is by donation and will go toward Worstell’s medical bills following back surgery.

The pool will also be open, at normal admission prices. 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.

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Roast beef dinner at Pike Street VFW

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108 at 319 Pike St., Marietta, will hold a roast beef dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7 per person.

Road will be closed to replace bridge

Washington County Road 14 (Archers Fork Road) will be closed beginning Tuesday for the replacement of the Archers Fork Bridge, located just east of Ohio 26 in Lawrence Township. The project is expected to be complete by Aug. 26.

For information: 376-7430.

Free, anonymous HIV testing available

Free, anonymous HIV testing will be done from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. Call ahead for an appointment at 374-2782, Ext. 1021.

Fearing VFD will host annual social

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual ice cream social starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at its fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. Baked steak or chicken dinners will be served. There will be ice cream, a country store, bingo, music by Big D Karaoke and more.

Pancake breakfast at Applebee’s Saturday

There will be a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Applebee’s in Marietta. All proceeds will benefit the Marietta Morning Rotary’s literacy program. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased from any Morning Rotarian or at the door. The Rotary Club is also collecting any new or used children’s books for the Boys and Girls Club and books can be dropped off at the breakfast.

For information: 373-3023.

Local church plans basement, bake sale

A basement and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. The church will hold a free meal and clothing giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15.

Monthly auctions will benefit local heroes

Peddler’s Junction in Belpre will be holding monthly Veterans Appreciation Auctions on the first Tuesday of each month. All profits from every auction will be donated to local charities benefiting local heroes who have served. For information: 401-1113.