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Rabies shot clinic set for Little Hocking

A rabies shot clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Little Hocking Township Park on Ohio 124. The cost is $7 per animal. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. All pets must be at least 12 weeks old.

– For information: Washington County Health Department, 374-2782, Ext. 1016.

Free HIV testing at county health dept.

Free, anonymous HIV testing will be done from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. Call ahead for an appointment at 374-2782, Ext. 1021.

Oak Grove VFD to hold ice cream social

The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual ice cream social beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be chicken dinners, hot dogs, ice cream, pies and cakes. There will also be inflatables, games, a train ride for children, a country store, 50/50 drawings and prize raffles with drawings to begin at 7 p.m. Union Valley Bluegrass will perform from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Those interested in helping can call 525-4640.

Shrine Club to host golf outing Aug. 17

The Marietta Shrine Club will be hosting a golf outing Aug. 17 at the Marietta Country Club with registration beginning at 7:30 am. The scramble will have a different scenario and skill prizes at every hole. The first place prize pays $400. There will also be a putting contest. The entry fee of $75 includes golf, a cart, breakfast and lunch. Advertising packages are available.

– For information: Ben Brunton, 525-8669 or Derrick Wetz, 525-7338.

Annual EVE?auction planned for Aug. 23

The 31st annual benefit auction for EVE, Inc. will be Aug. 23 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. A silent auction will be followed by a live auction. There will be refreshments and a cash bar. Admission is $20 per person or $175 for a table of 10. Reservations are suggested by calling 374-5820.

Barlow library to host music program

The Barlow Library will host a “Traditional Appalachia Music” program with Steve Williams at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Williams will perform Appalachian folk music including mouth harp, harmonica, gourd banjo, mandolin and other traditional instruments. The event is free and open to the public. Sign-up is requested by calling 678-0103.

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Dinner with a Doc at the O’Neill Center

The O’Neill Center will hold Dinner with a Doc at 5:30 p.m. Monday with Dr. William Cline. He will discuss symptoms to look for, risk factors and other important colon health facts. This free dinner, sponsored by Medi home health and hospice and Marietta Care & Rehabilitation Center, will be held with a limited number of seats available and reservations are required.

– For information: 373-3914.

Switz. school board plans meeting

The Switzerland of Ohio Local school district will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is to interview candidates for the Beallsville campus principal and interim superintendent positions. There will be no public participation.

Marietta BOE plans special meeting

The Marietta City Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the board of education office, 111 Academy Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a memorandum of understanding with the Marietta Education Association and any other business the board deems necessary to transact.

Castle to hold field school for adults

An Archaeology Field School for adults will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5-8 at The Castle. The cost is $50 for the week. The school will include introductory discussions and hands-on activities regarding the goals and methods of modern archaeology. An initial excavation experience will occur on The Castle grounds, followed by a special excavation project at another location in the city. Pre-registration is required by calling 373-4180.

Yard sale planned for Williamstown

The Williamstown American Legion Auxiliary Post 159 will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10. Tables can be rented for $10 for one and $5 for a second table. Those who sell items keep their profits. Setup is after 7 pm. Aug. 9 or at 7 a.m. Aug. 10. There will be food sales on site.

– For information: 304-375-7552 or 304-375-5997.

American Legion to hold shrimp dinner

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

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Beef and noodles will be served Friday

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

Special school board meeting Wednesday

There will be a special meeting of the Fort Frye Local school district Board of Education at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Beverly-Center Elementary, 510 5th St. Beverly to vote on personnel items relating to the Curriculum Director/LDC position. There may also be an executive session.

Rabies shot clinic for cats and dogs

A rabies shot clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Little Hocking Township Park on Ohio 124. The cost is $7 per animal. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. All pets must be at least 12 weeks old.

– For information: Washington County Health Department, 374-2782, Ext. 1016.

Beverly committee meetings in August

The village of Beverly committee meetings for August will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. The regular council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 14. The board of public affairs meeting will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 28. All meetings will be at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

Lane closures on Front St. begin today

Both southbound lanes in the 100 and 200 block of Front Street are scheduled for closure to all traffic beginning Monday for the installation of stamped brick concrete crosswalks. Work is expected to last five days. Two-way traffic in the northbound lanes will be maintained. Once the work in the southbound lanes is complete, the northbound lanes will be closed beginning Aug. 5 for an additional five days.

– For information: City Engineering Department, 373-5495.

Bingo will be Aug. 9 at library in Barlow

Longaberger, Tupperware and Middleton Doll bingo will be held Aug. 9 in the lower level of the Barlow library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with bingo at 6:30. There will be a country store, concessions and a 50/50. All proceeds will benefit the Barlow Area Memorial Arch. For advance registration call Susie at 678-8278.

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Marietta Day

celebration

The 57th annual Marietta Day Celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday. There will be a skating party at the Marietta roller rink from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday with free pizza and a dinner at Masonic Park Sunday. The park opens at 11 a.m. with food served at 1 p.m. There will be chicken, ham, hot dogs and table service provided. Water will also be provided. Those attending should bring a covered dish or dessert to share. There will be games, giveaways, a silent auction, karaoke and raffles.

Free, anonymous HIV testing Thursday

Free, anonymous HIV testing will be done from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. Call ahead for an appointment at 374-2782, Ext. 1021.

Dinner at Little Muskingum VFD

A roasted chicken or ham dinner will be held at noon Aug. 4 at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department on Ohio 26.

Program on ticks, impact on animals

A free program about ticks and the effects on pets and livestock will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Reicher Building in McConnelsville. Retired OSU Extension Entomologist Glenn Needham will give a presentation and answer questions.

For information: Anne Deliman, 740-651-5144.

Reno VFD ice cream social Saturday

The Reno Volunteer Fire Department ice cream social will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday behind Pioneer Chevrolet on Ohio 7. There will be food, games, a country store and entertainment. Those attending should bring their own lawn chair. Monetary donations may be sent to P.O. Box 346 Reno, Ohio 45773.

Oak Grove VFD social on Aug. 3

The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual ice cream social beginning at 4 p.m. Aug. 3. There will be chicken dinners, hot dogs, ice cream, pies and cakes. There will also be inflatables, games, a train ride for children, a country store, 50/50 drawings and prize raffles with drawings to begin at 7 p.m. Union Valley Bluegrass will perform from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Those interested in helping can call 525-4640.

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Ancient earthworks exhibit at library

The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., is displaying “The Ancient Ohio Landscape,” an exhibition of photographs featuring ancient earthworks throughout Ohio that is on temporary loan from the Ohio Native Heritage Archives Collection, John L. & Christine Warner Library at the Ohio State University – Newark. The exhibition is located on the first floor of the library and will be on display through Aug. 24 during regular library hours.

Wolf Creek school board to meet

The Wolf Creek Local Board of Education meeting for July meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Waterford High School library.

Trillium Piano Trio concert Friday

The Trillium Piano Trio concert “Swing Is The Thing” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Castle in Marietta. For reservations call 373-4180. Individual tickets for one concert are $15 for adults or $10 for students. Conversations about the composers and their music as well as refreshments are included.

River Trail work

parties sought

Friends of River Trail groups are being asked to organize work parties for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Some issues along the trail include weeds growing close to or over the trail, overhanging branches, poison ivy and objects such as dead limbs that could be hazards to trail users. Groups are encouraged to work on their portion of the River Trail and to get to know members of groups working on either side of them.

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

Family support group meets

The NAMI Family-to-Family Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St. Marietta. This support group is for family and loved ones of those suffering from mental illness.

For information: Dell, 373-8000.

Waterford Student Council car wash

The Waterford High School Student Council will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Waterford Elementary School. The cost is a donation to the student council fund.

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Switzerland schools to consult with state

The Switzerland of Ohio Local school district will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is to consult with the Ohio Department of Education regarding financial issues, expenditure reduction plans and discussion of Phase IV cuts in the event of the November levy failure. There will be a work session and executive session only with no public participation.

Reno VFD needs pies and cakes

The Reno Volunteer Fire Department is in need of pies and cakes for its ice cream social on Saturday. Donations may be dropped off that morning at the social site behind Pioneer Chevrolet on Ohio 7. Due to health department regulations no cream pies and desserts can be accepted. Monetary donations may be sent to P.O. Box 346 Reno, OH 45773.

For information: Chris Lisk, 376-9330 or Susie Patterson, 374-8059.

State rep to speak to Democratic women

Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday meeting of the Washington County Democratic Women’s Action Committee. Phillips will be discussing the new state budget and how various aspects of it will affect local residents. The group will meet at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. The meeting will begin promptly at noon.

Pancake breakfast

at K of C Hall

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 312 Franklin St. There will be pancakes, French toast and sausage. Country store items will be available. The breakfast will support the ARC summer camp for youth with developmental disabilities. Cost is a donation.

For information: 373-3744.

Shrine Club to

host golf outing

The Marietta Shrine Club will be hosting a golf outing on Aug. 17 at the Marietta Country Club with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. The scramble will have a different scenario and skill prizes at every hole. The first place prize pays $400. There will also be a putting contest. The entry fee of $75 includes golf, cart, breakfast and lunch. Advertising packages are available.

For information: Ben Brunton, 525-8669 or Derrick Wetz, 525-7338.

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Reno VFD ice cream social Saturday

The Reno Volunteer Fire Department ice cream social will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday behind Pioneer Chevrolet on Ohio 7. There will be food, games, a country store and entertainment. Those attending should bring their own lawn chair. Monetary donations may be sent to P.O. Box 346 Reno, Ohio 45773.

Aging Council hosts Medicaid program

The Regional Aging Advisory Council will host an “Understanding Medicaid Estate Recovery” program at 10 a.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 312 Franklin St., Marietta. The AAA8 Regional Advisory Council (RAC) presentation will provide information for use in longterm care and estate planning. The guest speaker is Robert J. Byrne, assistant Ohio attorney general. This meeting is open to the public. RSVP by Wednesday at 800-331-2644.

Portion of Ohio 339 closing for project

Beginning today, a portion of Ohio 339 will be closed for up to four weeks to allow crews to replace a bridge beam on U.S. 50. The Ohio Department of Transportation’s official detour is U.S. 50 to Ohio 550 to Ohio 7.

Trillium Piano Trio Concert Friday

The Trillium Piano Trio Concert “Swing Is The Thing” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Castle in Marietta. For reservations call 373-4180. Individual tickets for one concert are $15 for adults or $10 for students. Conversations about the composers and their music as well as refreshments are included.

Volunteers sought for River Trail work

Friends of River Trail groups are being asked to organize work parties for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Some issues along the trail include weeds growing close to or over the trail, overhanging branches, poison ivy and objects such as dead limbs that could be hazards to trail users.

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

County garden club to meet Friday

The Washington County Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Pinehurst Christian Church on Ohio 550. The topic for discussion will be the Washington County Fair Flower Show. A potluck lunch will follow the meeting.

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Devola Community Day will be Saturday

The third annual Devola Community Day will be held Saturday at the park by the Devola Pool, 820 River Road. The day will start at 8 a.m. with a yard sale. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be carnival games, live music from High Schools That Rock, food, a soccer clinic and a country store. Child identification cards will be available from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Proceeds will go toward future improvements to the playground.

For information: Jennifer Schenkel, 525-9514 or Diane Gottfried, 885-0280.

Beverly Eagles will hold 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. The ladies auxiliary will hold a Chinese Auction and Susan G. Komen 3-Day participant walker Staci Spung will be selling cash raffle tickets and Avon basket tickets during the fish fry. A drawing for auction, cash and basket will be held after the fish fry.

For information: 336-0327 or 336-1143.

Student council will hold a car wash

Waterford High School student council will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 at Waterford Elementary. The cost is a donation to the student council fund.

Comic Con comic book, collectible show set for Sunday

The River City Comic Con Comic Book & Collectible Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. Admission is $2 for adults, and free for children 8 and younger. Those attending can meet local comic creators, and there will be hourly door prizes and a costume contest.

For information:www.rivercitycomiccon.com

Pancake breakfast at K of C Hall Sunday

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 312 Franklin St., Marietta. There will be pancakes, French toast and sausage. Country store items will be available. The breakfast will support the ARC summer camp for youth with developmental disabilities. The cost is a donation.

For information: 373-3744.

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Belpre road will be closed on Tuesday

Drag Strip Road (Belpre Township Road 97) will be closed between Mill Branch Road and Ridgewood Boulevard on Tuesday to repair a large washout by the bridge just south of Mill Branch Road. The closure is expected to be one day.

– For information: Washington County Engineer’s Office, 376-7430.

Meeting with head of Smart Choice Food

The Celebration Center of Belpre is hosting a meet and greet/informational meeting with the president and director of Smart Choice Food at 11 a.m. today. Any churches or organizations interested in becoming involved can join the meeting.

– For information: 423-9673.

Naturalist will lead program at refuge

The Evening Lights and Voices Program will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Refuge Visitor Center, located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. Naturalist Lynn Barnhart will be leading the evening and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Come learn to identify insects by their sounds and take a walk to explore the different insect species living on the Refuge. All ages are welcome to attend.

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

Annual car show at recreation center

The Oak Grove Recreation Center will hold its third annual car show Sunday at the center, 535 BF Goodrich Road. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and awards are at 3 p.m. There will be refreshments, a 50/50 and door prizes. There will be dash plaques given to the first 50 registered

Lecture on Victorian fashion is Saturday

A living history program on Victorian fashion will be presented from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at The Castle in Marietta. The cost is $5, with reservations required by calling 373-4180. Amber Brooks will present a lecture on Victorian fashion and what it meant for women to reproduce it. Focusing on the 1880s, she will be covering the factors of fashion progression (1830s-1900), popular fashions and undergarments throughout that time period, and a seamstress’ life bent on producing excessive frippery.

Relay For Life team offers all-you-can-eat spaghetti today

The American Legion Post 64 Relay for Life team will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. The cost is $8. There will be spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert.

Tug pull is Saturday at county fairgrounds

The Marietta FFA & Alumni Tug Pull will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Concessions will be available.

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Saturday program on Victorian fashion

A living history program on Victorian fashion will be presented from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at The Castle in Marietta. The cost is $5, with reservations required by calling 373-4180. Amber Brooks will present a lecture on Victorian fashion and what it meant for women to reproduce it. Focusing on the 1880s, she will be covering the factors of fashion progression (1830s-1900), popular fashions and undergarments throughout that time period, and a seamstress’ life bent on producing excessive frippery.

Closure of Ohio 339 will be today, Friday

Ohio 339 will be closed today and Friday at the section below the U.S. 50 overpass to allow crews to begin work on the U.S. 50 bridge beam that was hit a few weeks ago. The detour is U.S. 50 to Ohio 550 to Ohio 7 back to Ohio 339.

Warren High Class of ’78 plans reunion

The Warren High School Class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion Aug. 10. A dinner will be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5080 School House Road, Little Hocking. Social time begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. The dress is casual. Dinner reservations are $20 per person and must be received by Saturday. Make checks payable to “Warren Class of 78” and mail to Bev Urschel Dollison, 112 Marshall Road, Marietta, OH 45750.

– For information: Lou Fryman, 304-428-2947.

Library will host author of Pulitzer

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the Battle at Buffington Island, the Campus Martius Museum and the Washington County Public Library will host Lester Horwitz, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book “The Longest Raid of the Civil War.” The program will take place at the Campus Martius Museum at 2 p.m. Saturday. It is free and open to the public.

Catfish tourney at local boat ramp

A catfish tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at the Williamstown boat ramp. Registration is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, with check-in at 10 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $40 for a two-man team or $25 for one person. The first-place prize is 25 percent of the entry fees. There will also be a children’s tournaments for children 8 and younger at a cost of $5 per entry.

– For information: Laurie Neader, 538-2862.

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Legion Relay team plans spaghetti meal

The American Legion Post 64 Relay for Life team will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $8. There will be spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert.

Christmas in July in Barlow area Fri., Sat.

The Barlow Area Christmas in the Village will hold a Christmas in July event Friday and Saturday. Bargains will be offered at The Village Crafts & Decor in Little Hocking, Dunham Square on Ohio 339, Hickory Grove Market, the Silver Moon Diner, White Oak Pharmacy and Seamans General Store. At the Barlow Library, there be 20 vendors and a tag sale from 9 to 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

For information: www.BarlowChristmas.com

Flushing of water systems planned

The fire/water departments will be flushing the water distribution system on Marietta’s west side next week, starting Tuesday. Affected areas are: Harmar Hill, Ohio 676 to the Washington County Career Center, Gilman Street to Oak Grove, Oak Grove. Areas adjacent to the above noted areas are also included.

For problems with discolored water, flush your cold water spigot for 15 minutes or until the water clears up. Persistent problems should be reported to the water plant at 374-6864.

Marietta FFA, alumni tug pull is Saturday

The Marietta FFA and Alumni Tug Pull will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Concessions are available.

‘Be a Biologist for a Day’ program for kids

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold a “Be a Biologist for a Day” program for children ages 6 to 15 at 1 p.m. July 24. The program will include a wildlife hike, a science experiment, live turtles and more. A water bottle, bug spray and closed toed shoes are recommended. The free program will be held at the Visitor Center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown and is approximately two hours long. This is a family activity and a parent or guardian is required to be present. In the event of bad weather, call or check the refuge’s Facebook page to find out if the program is canceled.

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

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Barlow’s Christmas in the Village

The Barlow Area Christmas in the Village will hold a Christmas in July event July 19 and 20. Bargains will be offered at The Village Crafts & Decor in Little Hocking, Dunham Square on Ohio 339, Hickory Grove Market, the Silver Moon Diner, White Oak Pharmacy and Seamans General Store. At the Barlow Library, there be 20 vendors and a tag sale from 9 to 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20.

For information: www.BarlowChristmas.com

Barlow Twp. trustees to meet Monday

The Barlow Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at the Township Hall at 567 Warrior Drive, Vincent at 8 a.m. Monday. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss/decide on improvements to Cherry Street.

Fire hydrant

flushing in Marietta

The Fire/Water departments will be flushing the water distribution system on Marietta’s west side next week, starting Tuesday. Affected areas are: Harmar Hill, Ohio 676 to the Washington County Career Center, Gilman Street to Oak Grove, Oak Grove. Areas adjacent to the above noted areas are also included.

For problems with discolored water, flush your cold water spigot for 15 minutes or until the water clears up. Persistent problems should be reported to the water plant at 374-6864.

Marietta FFA and Alumni Tug Pull

The Marietta FFA and Alumni Tug Pull will be held at 5 p.m. July 20 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Concessions are available.

‘Biologist for a Day’ at wildlife refuge

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold a “Be a Biologist for a Day” program for children ages 6 to 15 at 1 p.m. July 24. The program will include a wildlife hike, a science experiment, live turtles and more. A water bottle, bug spray and closed toed shoes are recommended. The free program will be held at the Visitor Center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown and is approximately two hours long. This is a family activity and a parent or guardian is required to be present. In the event of bad weather, call or check the refuge’s Facebook page to find out if the program is canceled.

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

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Backpack, school supplies available

Washington-Morgan Community Action will be taking applications for backpacks and school supplies for children attending kindergarten to eighth grade. Applicants may apply during the week of July 15 at the agency office located at 218 Putnam St., Marietta, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Families must be at or under 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify.

Applicants must bring proof of household income for 30 days, proof of county residency, name of school attending in the fall, grade the child will attend, proof of child’s age (birth certificate, medical card with birth date or shot records) and Social Security number of all members of the household.

Program on spices at Barlow library

The Barlow Library will host a “Spice” program by Joyce Hammett at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 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.

I-77 lane closures for bridge inspection

Lane closures are expected between noon and 7 p.m. Monday on I-77 northbound across the Williamstown-Marietta Ohio River Interstate Bridge due to a routine inspection. Delays are expected to be minimal.

Museum program

on Civil War battle

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the Battle at Buffington Island, the Campus Martius Museum and the Washington County Public Library will host Lester Horwitz, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book “The Longest Raid of the Civil War.” The program will take place at the Campus Martius Museum at 2 p.m. July 20. It is free and open to the public.

Belpre High alumni ice cream social

The Belpre High School Alumni Association will hold its annual ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Howes Grove Park and the Belpre Senior Center. There will be cakes and pies, hand-scooped ice cream, beverages, hot dogs and chips along with live music and a tractor and antique car display. Money from the social will be used for scholarships for Belpre students.

For information: 423-6326.

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Relay for Life spaghetti dinner

The American Legion Post 64 Relay for Life team will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 19. The cost is $8. There will be spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert.

Appalachia Music

at Barlow library

The Barlow Library will host a “Traditional Appalachia Music” program with Steve Williams at 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Williams will perform Appalachian folk music including mouth harp, harmonica, gourd banjo, mandolin and other traditional instruments. The event is free and open to the public. Sign-up is requested by calling 678-0103.

I-77 bridge

inspection Monday

Lane closures are expected between noon and 7 p.m. Monday on I-77 northbound across the Williamstown-Marietta Ohio River Interstate Bridge due to a routine inspection. Delays are expected to be minimal.

Switzerland of

Ohio board meeting

The regular board meeting of the Switzerland of Ohio Local school district will be changed from July 18 to 6 p.m. July 25 at the central office, 304 Mill St., Woodsfield.

Stone Soup plans City Park picnic

Stone Soup, a local LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual) group, will hold a picnic at Parkersburg City Park from noon to 8 p.m. July 28. The theme is “Once Upon a Time.” This is a family event for those who are supportive of the LGBTQIA community. There will be a talent contest for children, a bouncy house, a silent auction, lots of door prizes and raffles, a corn hole tournament, food vendors, open mike and a show with Disney songs performed that starts at 6 p.m.

For information: Dawn, 740-538-2010.

Ballroom DJ to be at Post 64 Saturday

Ballroom DJ Sandi Elam will be at the American Legion, Wooster and Eighth streets from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25 per couple, cash only, at the door. There will be a cash bar. Those attending may bring snacks, but no drinks. Remaining dances of the year will be Aug. 10 and Sept. 14.

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

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Applications taken for backpacks, school supplies

Washington-Morgan Community Action will be taking applications for backpacks and school supplies for children attending kindergarten to eighth grade. Applicants may apply during the week of July 15 at the agency office located at 218 Putnam St., Marietta, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Families must be at or under 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify.

Applicants must bring: proof of household income for 30 days, proof of county residency, name of school attending in the fall, grade the child will attend, proof of child’s age (birth certificate, medical card with birth date or shot records) and Social Security number of all members of the household.

Beverly Eagles plan steak fry Saturday

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

Bloodmobile stop

on Mill Creek Road

The Bloodmobile will be set up at the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene from 5 to 8 p.m. July 17. The church is located at 100 Mill Creek Road.

For information: 373-5406.

Catfish tournament in Williamstown

A catfish tournament will be held July 19 and 20 at the Williamstown boat ramp. Registration is from 4 to 6 p.m. July 19, with check-in at 10 a.m. July 20. The cost is $40 for a two-man team or $25 for one person. The first-place prize is 25 percent of the entry fees. There will also be a children’s tournaments for children 8 and younger at a cost of $5 per entry.

For information: Laurie Neader, 538-2862.

L-A Fire and Rescue social July 20

The L-A Fire and Rescue Association will hold an ice cream social beginning at 4 p.m. July 20. There will be hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, Coney dogs, sloppy joes, cole slaw, drinks, desserts and McKitrick’s homemade ice cream. There will also be a raffle, country store, bingo, games for children and a hay ride.

Anyone who would like to make a cake or pie donation, or a donation to the Country Store, can call Kay Worstell at 984-2412. Pies or cakes should be dropped off by noon July 20.

For information or pie and cake pickup: Josh Harris, 350-3302.

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Noble Co. Historical Society plans tea

The Noble County Historical Society will hold a luncheon/tea at the Ball-Caldwell Hospitality House, 16 East St., Caldwell, on Saturday. Tea will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. along with a variety of treats and sweets. A seat at the tea party can be reserved by sending a check for $15 to the Noble County Historical Society, P.O. Box 128, Caldwell, Ohio 43724. Reservations must be received by Wednesday. Please note “Tea Party” on the memo line of your check.

For information: 732-5288.

Ballroom DJ at

Post 64 Saturday

Ballroom DJ Sandi Elam will be at American Legion Post 64, Eighth and Wooster streets from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25 per couple, cash only, at the door. There will be a cash bar. Those attending may bring snacks, but no drinks. Remaining dances of the year will be Aug. 10 and Sept. 14.

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

Historical book’s author at museum

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the Battle at Buffington Island, the Campus Martius Museum and the Washington County Public Library will host Lester Horwitz, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book “The Longest Raid of the Civil War.” The program will take place at the Campus Martius Museum at 2 p.m. July 20. It is free and open to the public.

VFW Post 5108

serving pancakes

VFW Post #5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta, will offer all-you-can pancakes from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $5 per person.

Rabies vaccination clinic Saturday

A rabies vaccinations clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday 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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Bingo twice a week at St. Mary School

Bingo is being held every Thursday and Saturday at St. Mary School, Third and Marion streets, Marietta. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 7.

Ice cream social at park, senior center

The Belpre High School Alumni Association will hold its annual ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Howes Grove Park and the Belpre Senior Center. There will be cakes and pies, hand-scooped ice cream, beverages, hot dogs and chips along with live music and a tractor and antique car display. Money from the social will be used for scholarships for Belpre students.

For information: 423-6326.

Switzerland BOE will hold special meeting

The Switzerland of Ohio Local Board of Education will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield to consider personnel issues and any other business deemed necessary.

Ice cream social in Williamstown park

The Williamstown Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 69th annual ice cream social beginning at 6 p.m. July 19 in the city park. Proceeds will go toward new firefighting equipment and fleet upgrades. There will be hot dogs, soda, coffee, popcorn, cakes, pies and ice cream. There will be a limited number of half gallon containers for purchase. Donations of pies and cakes are being accepted and can be brought to the city building on July 19 or can be picked up by calling 304-375-7761. Cream pies, including pumpkin, can not be accepted.

Community offered free meal Thursday

A free community meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tunnel United Methodist Church, Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. The menu will include ham, potato salad, baked beans, fresh fruit and dessert. Donations are accepted. For delivery within 5 miles of the church, call 374-5634.

For information: 423-5354.

‘LOVE for LINDA’ benefit is planned

The “LOVE for LINDA” benefit for Linda Marks of Veto will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. July 20 in the Warren High School cafeteria. Marks is on the heart transplant list at The Ohio State University Medical Center. The benefit is to help the family with trips back and forth and motel rooms, or whatever is needed for Linda to receive her heart transplant. There will a spaghetti dinner, music and lots of raffles.

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L-A Fire and Rescue plan social July 20

The L-A Fire and Rescue Association will hold an ice cream social beginning at 4 p.m. July 20. There will be hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, Coney dogs, sloppy joes, cole slaw, drinks, desserts and McKitrick’s homemade ice cream. There will also be a raffle, country store, bingo, games for children and a hay ride.

Anyone who would like to make a cake or pie donation, or a donation to the Country Store, can call Kay Worstell at 984-2412. Pies or cakes should be dropped off by noon July 20. I

– For information or pie and cake pickup: Josh Harris, 350-3302.

Refuge will hold tree adventure for kids

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold a “Tree-mendous Adventure” for children ages 6 to 15 at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The program will include a hike though the forest in addition to activities about forestry, tree aging and leaf identification. A water bottle, bug spray and closed toe shoes are strongly recommended. The free program will be held at the visitor center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown and is approximately two hours long. This is a family activity and a parent or guardian is required to be present. In the event of bad weather the program will be canceled.

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

Rabies shot clinic for dogs and cats

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.

All women invited to 4-H camp July 12-14

Washington-Morgan Counties Women’s Camp invites all women 18 and older regardless of residence to the 2013 Women’s Camp at the Hervida 4-H Camp in Waterford. The camp will held from 4 p.m. July 12 to 1 p.m. July 14.

– For information: 740-538-2955 or mamalaugh@yahoo.com.

Church offers free lunch to community

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, Wooster and Fourth streets, will hold a free lunch for the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23.

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Williamstown Ice Cream Social

The Williamstown Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 69th annual ice cream social beginning at 6 p.m. July 19 in the city park. Proceeds will go toward new firefighting equipment and fleet upgrades. There will be hot dogs, soda, coffee, popcorn, cakes, pies and ice cream. There will be a limited number of half gallon containers for purchase. Donations of pies and cakes are being accepted and can be brought to the city building on July 19 or can be picked up if you call 304-375-7761. Cream pies, including pumpkin, can not be accepted.

Switzerland of Ohio meeting July 11

The Switzerland of Ohio Local Board of Education will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. July 11 at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield to consider personnel issues and any other business deemed necessary.

Independence Twp. trustees to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Independence Township trustees will be at 6 p.m. Friday in the townhouse on Upper Archers Fork Road.

For information: 473-2766.

Free meal July 11

at Tunnel church

A free community meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 11 at Tunnel United Methodist Church, Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. The menu will include ham, potato salad, baked beans, fresh fruit and dessert. Donations are accepted. For delivery within five miles of the church, call 374-5634.

For information: 423-5354.

Fundraiser at Pizza Place helps Wall

The Marietta Wall of Sound Marching Band and The Original Pizza Place on Second Street in Marietta will hold a fundraiser from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Fifteen percent of all receipts collected will go to the band to benefit the music programs at the middle school and high school.

MHS?Class of ’83’s

30-year 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.

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“Tree-mendous Adventure” for kids

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold a “Tree-mendous Adventure” for children ages 6 to 15 at 1 p.m. July 10. The program will include a hike though the forest in addition to activities about forestry, tree aging and leaf identification. A water bottle, bug spray and closed toe shoes are strongly recommended. The free program will be held at the visitor center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown and is approximately two hours long. This is a family activity and a parent or guardian is required to be present. In the event of bad weather the program will be canceled.

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

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.

Spice program July 16 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.

Patriotic readings Thursday at Post 64

American Legion Post 64, Eighth and Wooster streets, Marietta, will hold a reading of the full text of the Declaration of Independence and the entire United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and later amendments, in the newly remodeled downstairs lounge at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The presentation will be made by Bruce Edward Haas, John Spear and Randy Kintz. Each guest will be given a booklet copy and readable full text of the documents to read along and take notes, and take home for review and reference. Light refreshments will be served.

For information: Bruce, 629-1277.

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Annual Grange horse pull Thursday

The annual Little Muskingum Grange horse pull will be held Thursday at the Bill and Twila Bowersock farm on Washington County Road 9. The pony pull will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the horse pull. There will be chicken noodles, sandwiches, homemade pies and other food. There will also be a country store. Admission is $3 per person or free for children 12 and younger.

For information: Tony Myers, 516-7373 or Bill Kidd, 585-2547.

Meeting on Spring Hills development

The Village of Beverly Council and Board of Public Affairs will have a combined special meeting at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss the Spring Hills development. Committee meetings for July will be held at 7 p.m. today. The regular council meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 10. The Board of Public Affairs meeting will be at 5 p.m. July 17. All meetings will be at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

Mexican dinner at VFW Post 5108

VFW 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta will hold a Mexican dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Food options include taco salads, loaded nachos and nachos with cheese. Meals are individually priced.

For information: 374-9038.

No Rumpke waste

collections Thursday

Rumpke waste removal and recycling will not take place on Thursday. Customers with collection on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will not be affected by the holiday. Thursday’s collection will move to Friday and Friday’s collection will move to Saturday.

Butler Street closed for water tap work

Butler Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. today and continuing into Wednesday to allow the installation of two new water taps for Marietta College. No water outages are expected.

For information: Water Treatment Plant, 374-6864.

Financial statements for career center

The Washington County Career Center recently completed its fiscal year ending June 30. The unaudited (cash basis) financial statements are available for public inspection between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the treasurer’s office.

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