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Easter-related items sought by pantry

The Gospel Mission Food Pantry is seeking donations of Easter baskets, candy, small toys, and Easter grass to prepare baskets to be given to area children during an upcoming event with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will be hopping into the food pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. April 12. Donations can be made at the pantry at 309 Lancaster St. through April 4 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 8 p.m., on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Basket, pottery bingo at Cutler

Longaberger Basket and Pottery Bingo will be held at noon Saturday at the Cutler Community Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be a special raffle of three larger items including a 19″ flat screen TV, a 50/50, a country store, concessions and an Early Bird drawing.

For reservations and information: 989-2230 or 304-375-4649.

Bigfoot Society event Saturday

The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will host an event Saturday with multiple speakers involved in Bigfoot, UFOs and paranormal research. The event is free to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. It will be located at the Crossroads Branch Library in Cambridge. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the first speaker begins at 10. There will be vendors selling Bigfoot, UFO and paranormal related material.

For information: Doug Waller, (740) 624-5122.

Reno Water plans special meeting

Reno Water will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. April 8 at the water office at 170 Mount Tom Road for the purpose of discussing employee health insurance and new meters.

Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk April 19

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 389 will hold the 12th annual Beverly-Waterford Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk April 19 at Fort Frye High School. Runners start at 8:30 a.m. and walkers start at 8:35. Registration and fees before April 12 are $15 and guarantees a T-shirt. Registration and fees after April 12 are $20 with a limited supply of T-shirts on race day. Packet pickup and race day registration is available from 7 to 8 a.m. on race day. To register and pay online go to theracedeal.com.

For information: Katie Tucker, 336-8575.

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Longrifle collectors’ annual exhibit

The Association of Ohio Longrifle Collectors will hold its 39th annual exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. The event is primarily an exhibit of historic long rifles but also includes a trading table where members can offer antique arms and accessories for sale or trade. Admission is $5 for adults.

For information: Bob Poch, 740-676-9844 or Bob Bedilion, 304-295-5162.

Spaghetti fundraiser at Spagna’s

The Right Path for Washington County will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. April 13 at Spagna’s Restaurant, 301 Gilman Ave. in Marietta. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage for $10. Tickets are available at the door, from any board member or by calling 374-6990.

Proceeds benefit The Right Path’s work to promote healthy youth development and to provide events, activities and community opportunities offering community engagement and encouraging healthy decision-making, particularly regarding drugs, alcohol and smoking.

Free community meal in Beverly

The Beverly United Methodist Church will sponsor a free community lunch on the last Saturday of each month. This Saturday’s meal will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu is lasagna, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The church is at 700 Park St. and is handicapped accessible. The public is invited. No reservations.

For information: 984-2100.

Discussion at MC

to cover GMO issues

A panel will discuss and share their knowledge of genetically modified organisms at 6 p.m. April 2 in Thomas Hall 124 at Marietta College. The panel will include Eric Fitch, chair of biology and environmental sciences (Marietta College), and Andrea Sites, associate professor of biology (Washington State Community College).

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Pizza fundraiser for Relay For Life team

The Washington County Relay For Life team, Washington Elementary Woven Hearts, will have a “Raise the Dough” fundraiser from 4:30 to 9 p.m. April 1 at the Original Pizza Place in Marietta.

For information: Sally Latture, 629-2547.

Zonta holding spring Unique Boutique

Zonta Club of Marietta will hold its Spring Unique Boutique Clothing Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. April 4 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at the Frontier Shopping Center beside Tractor Supply. Gently used clothing may be dropped off at the sale site from 6 to 8 p.m. from Monday through April 3.

For information: 376-9330 or www.zontaclubofmarietta.webs.com

Warren Elementary carnival April 5

Warren Elementary School’s carnival will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. April 5 at the school on Ohio 550. There will be concessions, games, a cake/dessert walk, raffle, bingo, country store and filled baskets for a silent auction.

For information: office@magnetvalley.com or 350-4655.

Wall of Sound fundraiser May 2

The Marietta Band Boosters will hold its third annual Wall of Sound fundraising dinner on May 2 at the Marietta Shrine Club. Tickets are $25 each, which includes a baked steak or chicken dinner by Harris Catering, a chance to win $500 in cash and entertainment by Marietta Jazz 1. A country store, silent auction and 50/50 drawing will also be held.

For information or tickets: Chris Lisk, 376-9330.

‘Baby Avery’ benefit at Cutler Center

A “Baby Avery” Winters benefit will be held April 5 at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Dinner is potluck, donation only. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert. There will be live music from area musicians, a cake/pie auction and a country store raffle/auction. Gun raffle tickets are currently on sale.

Avery has been in Children’s Hospital in Columbus and Cincinnati since Dec. 14. She has multiple lung issues of unknown origin. Funds raised will go toward medical, travel and lodging expenses.

For information: Margaret, 989-2230 or Jramey6584@yahoo.com

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Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk April 19

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 389 will hold the 12th annual Beverly-Waterford Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk April 19 at Fort Frye High School. Runners start at 8:30 a.m. and walkers start at 8:35. Registration and fees before April 12 is $15 and guarantees a T-shirt. Registration and fees after April 12 is $20 with a limited supply of T-shirts on race day. Packet pickup and race day registration is available from 7 to 8 a.m. on race day. To register and pay online go to theracedeal.com.

For information: Katie Tucker, 336-8575.

Craft show April 5

in Oak Grove

A vendor/craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at the Oak Grove Recreation Center, 535 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta. Those interested in being a vendor should call 374-9503. The cost is $15 per table or $25 for two tables. The deadline is Friday.

Gardeners invited

to free workshop

Gardeners are being invited for a second free workshop to build handicapped accessible garden tables and cold frames. The Marietta Community Garden class will be from 1 to 4 p.m. March 30, at Jubilee Gardens ( formerly Kardex) at 900 Greene St.

Volunteers will be gathering more building materials for the garden table and cold frame building. Donations of clean and non-chemically treated wood are being accepted for the building day.

To donate or for information: Roger Kalter, 373-1784 or rogerkalter1@ yahoo.com

Fish fry Friday

at Bethel Center

Bethel Community Center will have fish fries on Friday and on April 11. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. Carry-out will be available. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under.

Free community lunch at Beverly

The Beverly United Methodist Church will sponsor a free community lunch on the last Saturday of each month. This Saturday’s meal will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is at 700 Park St. and is handicapped accessible.

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Lions Club will hold an inside yard sale

The Reno Lions Club will hold an inside yard sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center. Space rents for $15, which helps the Lions buy eyeglasses and fund other community projects.

For information: Jan, 373-1278.

Longaberger basket, pottery bingo Sat.

Longaberger basket and pottery bingo will be held at noon Saturday at the Cutler Community Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be a special raffle of three larger items including a 19″ flat screen TV, a 50/50, a country store, concessions and an Early Bird drawing.

For reservations and information: 989-2230 or (304) 375-4649.

Speaker planned for Democratic Women’s Committee meeting

Jennah Craig, women’s caucus director of the Ohio Democratic Party, will be the speaker at the Thursday meeting of the Washington County Democratic Women’s Committee. Craig will address the issues of recent changes in voter protection and the effects budget changes have had on local communities. The meeting will be held at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Lunch can be ordered at 11:30 a.m., with the meeting beginning at noon. Democratic women of Washington County and the surrounding area, as well as other interested people are encouraged to attend.

Pancake/sausage breakfast at St. John

St. John’s CWC is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake/sausage breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at St. John Central Grade School in Churchtown. Prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children and $20 per family. Grismer’s religious items will be for sale during the breakfast.

School’s carnival scheduled for April 5

Warren Elementary School’s carnival will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. April 5 at the school on Ohio 550. There will be concessions, games, a cake/dessert walk, a raffle, bingo, a country store and filled baskets for a silent auction.

For information: office@magnetvalley.com or 350-4655.

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Lasagna fundraiser at Marietta Christian

Marietta Christian School will hold a lasagna meal fundraiser Sunday, following morning service until 1 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children or $20 per family. Desserts will also be for sale. There will be a short program featuring the children of the school. The meal is open to the public.

For information: 525-2149.

Pancakes benefit Newport reunions

The alumni class reunion for classes 1969-1989 are holding their third annual pancake breakfast at Newport Elementary School from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children 5 and younger.

The $5 cost will include a choice of two sausage patties, eggs, pancakes and a beverage or sausage gravy and biscuits, eggs, pancakes and a beverage. There will also be options to purchase extra sausages and desserts.

For information: Jeff Beaver, 374-4026 or Cindy Evans Amos, 865-3473, Ext. 1104.

Belpre’s Founders Day dinner April 8

The Belpre Historical Society will celebrate the 225th anniversary of the 1789 founding of the Belpre settlement with a Founders Dinner at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Belpre Church of Christ fellowship hall, 2932 Washington Blvd. Following dinner, Patty Cooper portrays Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Reservations are necessary by April 5. The cost is $20 per person. Call 423-5359 or 423-7382 to make reservations. Proceeds benefit the Farmers’ Castle Museum Education Center.

Program on local amphibians Tuesday

Lynn Barnhart will present a program about the life and biology of local amphibians at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. Live frogs and salamanders will be available to be seen up close. All ages are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ohio River Islands NWR.

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

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Basket, pottery bingo at Cutler

Longaberger Basket and Pottery Bingo will be held at noon March 29 at the Cutler Community Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be a special raffle of three larger items including a 19″ flat screen TV, a 50/50, a country store, concessions and an Early Bird drawing.

For reservations and information: 989-2230 or 304-375-4649.

Ohio Democratic Party official to visit

Jennah Craig, women’s caucus director of the Ohio Democratic Party, will be the speaker at the March 27 meeting of the Washington County Democratic Women’s Committee. Craig will address the issues of recent changes in voter protection and the effects budget changes have had on local communities. The meeting will be held at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Lunch can be ordered at 11:30 a.m., with the meeting beginning at noon. Democratic women of Washington County and the surrounding area, as well as other interested people are encouraged to attend.

Spring Unique

Boutique April 4-5

Zonta Club of Marietta will holds its Spring Unique Boutique Clothing Sale from 4 to 8 p.m. April 4 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at the Frontier Shopping Center beside Tractor Supply. Gently used clothing may be dropped off at the sale site from 6 to 8 p.m. from March 31 through April 3.

For information: 376-9330 or www.zontaclubofmarietta.webs.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. The agenda includes election of officers and a presentation on the small hive beetle by Clay Guthrie of Dadant Bee Supply in Clarkson, Ky. Visitors are welcome.

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

Relay For Life team dinner at Post 64

The American Legion Family Team will hold a Relay for Life Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 64, Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta. It will be an open face turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw and dessert. The price is $8 per person or two for $15.

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Sewer repairs in 500 block of Seventh St.

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making a sanitary sewer repair in the area of 513 Seventh St. on Thursday.

There will be no parking in front of 513 Seventh St. Workers will attempt to maintain traffic in both directions of Seventh Street however traffic may be restricted at times to allow for equipment and material access. Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday, however repairs may extend through the weekend.

For information: Wastewater Treatment plant, 373-3858.

Fish fry at Salem VFD fire station

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a fish fry at the station from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The cost is a donation. The menu will include French fries, green beans, applesauce, bread and butter, hot dogs, desserts and beverages.

Port Authority

directors to meet

The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority Board of Directors will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on the campus of Washington State Community College in Room 105 of the Business and Technology Center.

For information: Janet Nelson, 568-1958.

Pancake, sausage meal at Churchtown

St. John’s CWC is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake/sausage breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. March 30 at St. John Central Grade School in Churchtown. Prices are $6 for adults, $3 for children and $20 per family. Grismer’s religious items will be for sale during the breakfast.

Warren Elementary carnival April 5

Warren Elementary School’s carnival will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. April 5 at the school on Ohio 550. There will be concessions, games, a cake/dessert walk, a raffle, bingo, a country store and filled baskets for a silent auction.

For information: Office@magnetvalley.com or 350-4655.

Phillips roundtable Monday in Marietta

Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, will have a community roundtable at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta.

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Pancake breakfast helps class reunion

The alumni class reunion for classes 1969-1989 are holding their third annual pancake breakfast at Newport Elementary School from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children 5 and younger.

The $5 cost will include a choice of two sausage patties, eggs, pancakes and a beverage or sausage gravy and biscuits, eggs, pancakes and a beverage. There will also be options to purchase extra sausages and desserts.

For information: Jeff Beaver, 374-4026 or Cindy Evans Amos, 865-3473, Ext. 1104.

Relay For Life team dinner at Post 64

The American Legion Family Team will hold a Relay for Life Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 64, Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta.

It will be an open-face turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw and dessert. The price is $8 per person or two for $15.

Basket bingo

at Cutler Center

A Longaberger basket bingo will be at noon March 29 at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be raffle drawings (raffle item donations are appreciated), pizza, hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips, drinks, and finger food desserts. All proceeds benefit The Western Washington County Seniors.

For information or advance tickets: Margaret, 989-2230.

Fish fry Fridays

at Sardis fire hall

The Sardis Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry every Friday through April 18. The meals will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall. The menu will include fresh coleman fish sandwiches, coleslaw or baked beans and French fries. Homemade pie, brownies and other desserts can also be purchased. Take-out , dine-in and limited delivery is available. To place a delivery order call 483-1048.

MHS Class of 1952 at Dutch Pantry

Marietta High School Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at the Dutch Pantry in Williamstown at 11 a.m. March 26. Classmates and friends are welcome.

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Free legal clinic offered Wednesday

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

Traffic down to one lane on Muskingum

The Marietta Street Department will be repairing a retaining wall in the 100/200 blocks of Muskingum Drive on Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly part of Thursday. There will be a message board stating “One Lane Traffic Ahead” to allow equipment and material access to the retaining wall.

For information: Street Department, 376-6455.

$2 bag sale of winter clothing under way

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry at 18 High St. in Vincent will be having a $2 bag sale of winter clothing from now until March 27. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Summer clothing will be ready on April 17.

For information: 678-2189 or 678-1065.

MC alumnus will give presentation on World War I

Honorary Marietta College alumnus Philip G. Mazzara will return to the college to present, “Great War Reflected by Soldier Poets” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Thomas Hall 113. Historians have said that World War I was one of the most convulsive periods in human history. Mazzara will present that theory, but through a slightly different look at this time in history.

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Advancement are sponsoring the event. It is free and open to the public.

Relay For Life team plans Smitty’s Pizza fundraiser Weds.

The Washington Elementary Woven Hearts Relay For Life team will have a Smitty’s Pizza fundraiser on Wednesday, at both the Reno and Marietta locations. Smitty’s Pizza will donate 50 cents to the team for every pizza and sub sold.

For information: Sally Latture: 629-2547.

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Sewer repairs on Washington St.

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making a sanitary sewer repair in the area of 700 Washington St. on Monday. There will be no parking in front of 700 to 706 Washington St. and traffic may be restricted at times to allow for equipment and material access. Repairs are expected to be completed by Tuesday, however repairs may extend through Wednesday. Please drive with caution.

For information: Wastewater Treatment plant, 373-3858.

Basket bingo

at Oak Grove Center

A Longaberger basket bingo will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Grove Recreation Center, 535 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta. Doors open at 1 p.m. There will be a $20 pre-sale (20 games), or $25 at the door, and early bird ticket drawings. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Concession items will be available starting at 1 p.m., and will include hot dogs, sloppy joes, nachos, baked goods and drinks. All proceeds will be used for continued renovations at the recreation center. For advanced tickets call 374-7204.

$2 bag sale at food pantry in Vincent

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry at 18 High St. in Vincent will be having a $2 bag sale of winter clothing from now until March 27. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Summer clothing will be ready on April 17.

For information: 678-2189 or 678-1065.

Fish fries March 28, April 11 at Bethel

The Bethel Community Center will have fish fries today, March 28 and April 11. Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. Carry-out will be available. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under.

Food safety

classes this month

Cindy Styer, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program assistant with The Ohio State University Extension, will present “Food Safety 601” to show proper ways to store, chill, thaw and travel with food. These free food safety classes will be at the county libraries on Monday in Marietta and March 26 in Beverly. All classes start at 1:30 p.m. with no pre-registration required and are funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Participants will sample a spring soup and see how to store it. The public is invited.

For information: 376-7431.

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Rep. Philips plans Marietta roundtable

Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, will have a community roundtable at 12:30 p.m. March 24 at Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta.

American chestnut tree to be discussed

The March program of the Marietta Natural History Society will be presented by Brian McCarthy, professor of Forest Ecology at Ohio University. He will speak about seed production and nutrition of the American Chestnut tree and the effects of the loss of the species on wildlife and forest communities. The program will be at 7 p.m. today in Room 150 of Selby Hall at Marietta College. The public is invited.

Sweet Corn Festival seeks volunteers

The Marietta Sweet Corn Festival Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on the committee. The Sweet Corn Festival offers college scholarship to graduating high school seniors seeking to extend their education in the agriculture related fields. The festival is a family event and all children’s activities are offered free of charge. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Jessie Bigley at 373-2191.

Craft vendors are also being sought for the July 18-19 festival and should contact Bigley or visit mariettasweetcornfestival.com.

Past households on coffee break agenda

The guest speaker at the New Matamoras Library’s next Coffee Break program will be Joyce Wiggins from the Monroe County Historical Society. She will present “Households of Yesteryear,” a program about keeping house during the early part of the 20th century. The program will begin at 10 a.m. Monday in the library’s community room.

Waterford PTO bingo event rescheduled

The Waterford PTO 31 Bag and Longaberger Basket Bingo has been rescheduled for Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. in the Waterford High School Gym. Doors open at noon. Concessions will be available. The cost is $20 for 20 games.

Strip steak, chicken fry at Lowell Legion

The Lowell American Legion will have a strip steak or chicken breast fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Legion hall. The cost for a steak dinner cooked to order is $10. A chicken dinner is $7 and a no-meat meal is $5. All meals come with baked potato, bread, salad and coffee or water. Sixth-graders will be selling desserts.

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Relay For Life team sponsors bingo

Williamstown Relay For Life Bingo featuring Longaberger Baskets and Vera Bradley Purses will be held Sunday at the Williamstown American Legion, 100 Central Ave. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and regular games begin at 2:30. There will be early bird games between 1 and 2. There will be door prizes, a 50/50, country store, special $5 game and special drawing for tickets sold before Saturday.

For information: (304) 834-0941 or (304) 834-0686.

Genealogical Society to meet at library

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Washington County Public Library downstairs meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta. The speaker will be Dr. David Lowe and his topic will be “One Room Schools.” Visitors are welcome.

Valley’s Jobs Fair Thursday at WSCC

The Mid-Ohio Valley Jobs Fair will be held Thursday at Washington State Community College. More than 20 businesses will be represented. Attendees should have a current resume and dress for an interview. Fields represented will include health care, banking, construction, transportation, retail and manufacturing. Washington-Morgan Community Action and Mid-Ohio Valley Veteran Outreach will be available to help qualified workers in Ohio find available employment opportunities. The fair is open at 4 p.m. to Washington State students and to the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

For information: 374-8716.

Sewer repairs in 700 block of Orchard St.

The Marietta Water and Sewer Department will be making a sanitary sewer repair in the area of 712 Orchard St. on Thursday. Orchard Street will be closed to parking and traffic between Walker and Bank streets to allow for equipment and material access. Repairs are expected to be completed on Friday, however partial closure may extend through the weekend.

Board of elections meets Monday

The Washington County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Monday to pay bills and review and certify the May 6 Primary Election ballot.

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Attorney general to host forum on drugs

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will host a Drug Abuse Community Forum in the Center for Business and Technology, Rooms 103/105, at Washington State Community College at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The forum is free and open to the public.

For information: Washington County Behavioral Health Board, 374-6990.

Fort Frye schools policy meeting

There will be a Fort Frye Local Schools Policy Committee meeting at 4 p.m. March 20 in the superintendent’s office Located at Beverly-Center Elementary School, 510 5th St., Beverly.

Garden club to meet Friday at Pinehurst

The Washington County Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at Pinehurst Christian Church on Ohio 550 just outside Marietta. Plans for the Washington County Fair Flower Show on Aug. 30 will be discussed. Everyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish for the lunch after the meeting.

Free pork chops meal Thursday

A free community meal of pork chops will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tunnel United Methodist Church on Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. For delivery within a five-mile radius, leave a message at 374-5634.

County 4-H conducts frozen food sale

Washington County 4-H conducts two Wilson Frozen Food Sales per year, one in the spring and one in the fall, as a way for 4-H members to earn scholarships to 4-H Camp.

Orders are now being taken for the spring sale and are due April 1 with the pickup from 4 to 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office. To place an order, call the Ohio State University Extension Office at 376-7431. The order form also is posted at washington.osu.edu/topics/4-h-youth-development/4-H Forms and Market Livestock under forms.

Sardis VFD fish fry Fridays until April 18

The Sardis Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry every Friday through April 18. The meals will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall. The menu will include fresh coleman fish sandwiches, coleslaw or baked beans and French fries.

Take-out, dine-in and limited delivery is available. To place a delivery order call 483-1048.

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Fort Frye BOE meeting changed

The time of the March regular meeting of the Fort Frye Local Schools Board of Education on March 20 has been changed to 5 p.m. in the Beverly-Center Elementary cafeteria.

WSCC’s board of trustees will meet

The Washington State Community College board of trustees will hold its March Board Meeting at 4 p.m. March 17 in the Community Room on campus.

Dinner will have variety of soups, etc.

A Variety of Soups Dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno. There will be soup, hot dogs, sauce and dessert available for a free will offering.

Beverly council will meet Wednesday

The regular Village of Beverly council meeting for March will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Beverly Board of Public Affairs meeting will be held at 5 p.m. March 19 followed by the annual meeting with Tri-County Rural Water and Sewer District and Waterford Water and Sewer Association.

All meetings are at the village office.

Lowell Legion plans steak, chicken fry

The Lowell American Legion will have a strip steak or chicken breast fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Legion hall. The cost for a steak dinner cooked to order is $10. A chicken dinner is $7 and a no-meat meal is $5. All meals come with baked potato, bread, salad and coffee or water. Sixth-graders will be selling desserts.

MHS will give OG test to sophomores

Marietta High School will administer the Ohio Graduation test to sophomores this week. A free breakfast will be offered to students form 7:15 a.m. to 7:35 a.m. each day in the cafeteria. Testing will be from 7:45 until lunch, served from 10:15 a.m. to 10:55. After lunch all students will follow have an eight-period day with abbreviated class times. All students who are not taking part in testing but must use school transportation should arrive at the regular start time of 7:40 a.m. Those students will have a study hall until testing is over. All students not participating in testing who can provide their own transportation should not report to school until 10:55 a.m.

For information: 374-6540.

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Waterford PTO

reschedules event

The Waterford PTO 31 Bag and Longaberger Basket Bingo has been rescheduled for March 16, starting at 2 p.m. in the Waterford High School Gym. Doors open at noon. Concessions will be available. The cost is $20 for 20 games.

Soup luncheon

at Beverly lodge

The Beverly Masonic Lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be four kinds of all-you-can-eat soup, sandwiches and dessert. Donations are accepted. Carryout and delivery is available by calling 984-2826.

See Marietta as a holiday destination

Those interested in learning about turning Marietta into a holiday destination location are invited to hear a talk being presented by the Dickens Village Co-Chair Jonette Haberfield, and Debbie Robinson, from the Cambridge-Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau. The meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Marietta Main Street office, 132 Putnam St.

4-H Endowment

dinner, auction

The 2014 Washington County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction will be held March 22 at the Washington County Junior Fair Building. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the country store and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the live auction starting at 8 p.m. Dinner includes a choice of grilled New York strip steak or grilled chicken breast with salad, green beans, baked potato, roll, dessert and beverages. Tickets in advance are $20 for adults and $10 for youth 19 and under. Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $15 for youth 19 and under. To purchase tickets call the OSU Extension Office at 376-7431.

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Extension office open house

The Washington County Extension Office will hold a 4-H Open House from 6 to 7 p.m. March 13 at the Washington County Career Center. Members of the community are welcome to explore what 4-H has to offer the youth of the county. Families will learn about 4-H Camp, community clubs, fun projects, and Cloverbuds. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals ages 5 and in kindergarten to 19.

Relay for Life fundraiser March 19

The Washington Elementary Woven Hearts Relay For Life team will have a Smitty’s Pizza fundraiser on March 19, at both the Reno and Marietta locations. Smitty’s Pizza will donate 50 cents to the team for every pizza and sub sold.

For information: Sally Latture: 629-2547.

Salem Twp. VFD

fish fry on Friday

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

Forestry clinic

Monday at WCCC

The Washington SWCD/OSU Extension forestry clinic will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Washington County Career Center. It will cover topics such as marketing timber, reasons to cut trees, timber harvest planning, contract development and where to get help.

For information: Washington SWCD, 373-4857.

Lincoln Dinner

at Shrine Club

The Washington County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Dinner will be held March 15 at the Marietta Shine Club. The featured speaker for the event will be former Secretary of State and author Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell. Tickets are $35 per person and include an hors d’oeuvres reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 3-course dinner at 6:30. Call 236-0052 or 236-3280 for tickets. There will be pre-event ticket sales only.

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Extension office open house

The Washington County Extension Office will hold a 4-H Open House from 6 to 7 p.m. March 13 at the Washington County Career Center. Members of the community are welcome to explore what 4-H has to offer the youth of the county. Families will learn about 4-H Camp, community clubs, fun projects, and Cloverbuds. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals ages 5 and in kindergarten to 19.

Relay for Life fundraiser March 19

The Washington Elementary Woven Hearts Relay For Life team will have a Smitty’s Pizza fundraiser on March 19, at both the Reno and Marietta locations. Smitty’s Pizza will donate 50 cents to the team for every pizza and sub sold.

– For information: Sally Latture: 629-2547.

Salem Twp. VFD fish fry on Friday

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

Forestry clinic Monday at WCCC

The Washington SWCD/OSU Extension forestry clinic will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Washington County Career Center. It will cover topics such as marketing timber, reasons to cut trees, timber harvest planning, contract development and where to get help.

– For information: Washington SWCD, 373-4857.

Lincoln Dinner at Shrine Club

The Washington County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Dinner will be held March 15 at the Marietta Shine Club. The featured speaker for the event will be former Secretary of State and author Hon. J. Kenneth Blackwell. Tickets are $35 per person and include an hors d’oeuvres reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 3-course dinner at 6:30. Call 236-0052 or 236-3280 for tickets. There will be pre-event ticket sales only.

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Rumpke service delayed a day

Rumpke trash service will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Rumpke canceled service Monday due to weather.

Garden club to meet at Pinehurst church

The Washington County Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. March 14 at Pinehurst Christian Church on Ohio 550 just outside Marietta. Plans for the Washington County Fair Flower Show on Aug. 30 will be discussed. Everyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish for the lunch after the meeting.

Free pork chops meal at Tunnel

A free community meal of pork chops will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 13 at Tunnel United Methodist Church on Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. For delivery within a five-mile radius, leave a message at 374-5634.

Salem Twp. VFD plans fish fry Friday

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

MHS Class of ’68 to meet at Levee House

The Marietta High School Class of 1968 will meet for dinner at The Levee House in Marietta at 6 p.m. Monday. Classmates, friends and family are welcome. For reservations call Karen at 525-1121.

Electric co-op

plans two outages

Washington Electric Cooperative has scheduled two brief outages Wednesday affecting approximately 55 members in eastern Washington County.

The first outage will occur at 9 a.m. and last approximately 30 minutes while crews repair damaged wire. This will affect about 25 members along Township Roads 460, 609 and 518 as well as County Road 11 and Whipple Run Road.

The second outage will occur at noon and last approximately one hour, affecting about 30 members along Shay Ridge and Township Roads 35 and 921 while crews replace a damaged crossarm.

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Frozen food orders for spring sale taken

Washington County 4-H conducts two Wilson Frozen Food Sales per year, one in the spring and one in the fall, as a way for 4-H members to earn scholarships to 4-H Camp.

Orders are now being taken for the spring sale and are due April 1 with the pickup from 4 to 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office. To place an order, call the Ohio State University Extension Office at 376-7431. The order form also is posted at washington.osu.edu/topics/4-h-youth-development/4-H Forms and Market Livestock under forms.

Bingo for school band Saturday

Bingo for the Williamstown High School band will be held Saturday in the high school cafeteria. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 5. There will be Longaberger Baskets and Pampered Chef items, a 50/50, country store, early bird prize and more.

For information: 304-210-4166 or 304-375-4649.

Drama department will present spring production

The Warren High School Drama Department will present its spring production “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” written by Neil Simon, at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. March Sunday in the Warren High School Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Angie Erb-Gentile at 678-2393, Ext. 1405 or any Warren High School Drama Department member.

Chicken and ham dinner planned

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken and ham dinner on March 15. Serving starts at 4 p.m. at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. There will be a serving choice of chicken or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, choice of pie or cake.

MOV’n Dragons plans pasta dinner

The MOV’n Dragons will hold a pasta dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Betsey Mills Club in Marietta. There will be a live auction at 6:30 and a silent auction. Tickets are $8 or $4 for children under 5.

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Frozen food orders for spring sale taken

Washington County 4-H conducts two Wilson Frozen Food Sales per year, one in the spring and one in the fall, as a way for 4-H members to earn scholarships to 4-H Camp.

Orders are now being taken for the spring sale and are due April 1 with the pickup from 4 to 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office. To place an order, call the Ohio State University Extension Office at 376-7431. The order form also is posted at washington.osu.edu/topics/4-h-youth-development/4-H Forms and Market Livestock under forms.

Bingo for school band Saturday

Bingo for the Williamstown High School band will be held Saturday in the high school cafeteria. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 5. There will be Longaberger Baskets and Pampered Chef items, a 50/50, country store, early bird prize and more.

For information: 304-210-4166 or 304-375-4649.

Drama department will present spring production

The Warren High School Drama Department will present its spring production “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” written by Neil Simon, at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. March Sunday in the Warren High School Auditorium. Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Angie Erb-Gentile at 678-2393, Ext. 1405 or any Warren High School Drama Department member.

Chicken and ham dinner planned

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken and ham dinner on March 15. Serving starts at 4 p.m. at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. There will be a serving choice of chicken or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, choice of pie or cake.

MOV’n Dragons plans pasta dinner

The MOV’n Dragons will hold a pasta dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Betsey Mills Club in Marietta. There will be a live auction at 6:30 and a silent auction. Tickets are $8 or $4 for children under 5.

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