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Free sloppy joe and hot dog meal July 10

A free community meal of sloppy joes and hot dogs will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 10 at Tunnel United Methodist Church on Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. For delivery within five miles, leave a message at 374-5634.

Benefit dinner at Marietta Shrine Club

A benefit for Ginger Moore McConnell will be held at 4 p.m. July 11 at the Marietta Shrine Club. Dinner will include chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes, green beans and a roll for $10. There will also be a live auction, country store, 50/50 and a performance by Pickin’ on Country. McConnell is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

– For information: Linda Moore, 585-2335 or gingermooremcconnellbenefit@gmail.com

Beverly Council will meet Wednesday

The Village of Beverly Council will hold a special meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday to consider a street paving project and to determine the wages for a sewer line extension project inspector.

The village committee meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The regular council meeting for July will be held at 7 p.m. July 9.

The Board of Public Affairs meeting will be held at 5 p.m. July 16.

All meetings will be held in the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

Benefit concert at Frontier football field

A benefit concert for Toby Bigelow featuring Anthony Mossburg will be held at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Frontier High School football field. The cost is $10 per person. There will be concessions. Seating is limited so bringing a chair or blanket is advised. Toby is an 8-year-old Newport resident battling ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia).

Farm Safety Day at Barlow Fairgrounds

A Farm Safety Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 at the Barlow Fairgrounds by the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District. The event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is required. The day will include a mock farm accident rescue, several breakout informational sessions and safety demonstrations for farmers/landowners, emergency personnel and youth. Lunch will be provided.

– For information or to register: 373-4857.

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Benefit for woman with breast cancer

A benefit for Ginger Moore McConnell will be held at 4 p.m. July 11 at the Marietta Shrine Club. Dinner will include chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes, green beans and a roll for $10. There will also be a live auction, country store, 50/50 and a performance by Pickin’ on Country. McConnell is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

For information: Linda Moore, 585-2335 or gingermooremcconnellbenefit@gmail.com

Beverly will discuss street paving project, inspector wages

The Village of Beverly Council will hold a special meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday to consider a street paving project and to determine the wages for a sewer line extension project inspector.

The village committee meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The regular council meeting for July will be held at 7 p.m. July 9.

The Board of Public Affairs meeting will be held at 5 p.m. July 16.

All meetings will be held in the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

BOE will consider year-end finances

There will be a special meeting of the Switzerland of Ohio Local Schools Board of Education at 8 a.m. Monday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is to consider year-end financials.

Grange will hold Pony Pull July 4

Little Muskingum Grange will hold its annual Pony Pull July 4 at the Bill and Twila Bowersock Farm, 5331 County Road 9, Marietta.

There will be pony classes for light, medium and heavy weights along with measure weight teams beginning at 9 a.m. There will be food sold, a country store and 50/50 drawings. Bring a lawn chair. All day entertainment $3 per person.

For information: Bill Kidd, 525-4354 or 585-2547.

Tunnel UM Church will host a potluck

Tunnel United Methodist Church will host a potluck meal at 6 p.m. Sunday, with ham provided. At 7 p.m., Jaime Fox will be presenting “Highlights of a Teaching Experience in Thailand.” The community is invited to come. An offering will be taken to support her for this coming year, as this is a volunteer teaching position. Tunnel UMC is located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road.

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Culvert replacement in Muskingum Twp.

Muskingum Township will be replacing a culvert on Howard Street in Oak Grove Friday, with weather permitting. The road will be closed at 9 a.m. Water service could be affected for residents on Howard, Grayling, Twila Court and parts of Waterford Road and Oak Grove Lane. A 24-hour boil is advised.

– For information: 896-3369.

Benefit will help with medical expenses

A benefit will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. The proceeds will help Jessica Carter Crabtree with ongoing medical expenses. There will be a bake sale, raffle and country store. Food available for purchase will include soup beans and cornbread, sloppy joes, hot dogs, cakes, pies and cookies. The event is sponsored by Freedom Missionary Baptist Mission.

– For information: 885-8940 or 989-2127.

Cheer, dance teams will hold tourney

The Buckeye All-Stars Cheer and Dance teams will hold a boys baseball tournament for ages 7-8 and 9-10 July 10 through July 13 at Buell Island in Lowell. The entry fee is $100 per team. For questions and to register call Karri at 516-1578.

Benefit concert for boy with leukemia

A benefit concert for Toby Bigelow featuring Anthony Mossburg will be held at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Frontier High School football field. The cost is $10 per person. There will be concessions. Seating is limited so bringing a chair or blanket is advised. Toby is an 8-year-old Newport resident battling ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia).

Fishing program at Belpre Civitan Park

The Washington SWCD and the Ohio Division of Wildlife are teaming up to hold a Passport to Fishing Event from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Belpre Civitan Park. The Passport to Fishing program is open to anyone 16 and younger interested in learning more about fishing. This program provides skills, techniques and information that allow any beginning angler to start fishing in their own community. The program consists of four stations focusing on hands-on participation and a strong conservation message. There will also be prizes for all participants. The event is free but space is limited so preregistration is required by calling 373-4857.

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Farm Safety Day at Barlow Fairgrounds

A Farm Safety Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 at the Barlow Fairgrounds by the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District. The event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is required. The day will include a mock farm accident rescue, several breakout informational sessions and safety demonstrations for farmers/landowners, emergency personnel and youth. Lunch will be provided.

For information or to register: 373-4857.

Frontier BOE regular meeting Monday

The regular June Frontier Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Frontier High School library.

Church offers free lunch to community

The Beverly United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a free community lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, watermelon, dessert and beverages. The church is at 700 Park St. in Beverly and is handicapped accessible. No reservations are required.

For information: 984-2100.

Antique tractor and engine show July 4

The Beverly Lions Club will hold its antique tractor and engine show starting at 9 a.m. July 4 behind Fort Frye High School. There will be food, homemade ice cream, a gas card raffle and a 50/50 drawing. A flag raising will take place at noon followed by a tractor parade at 1 p.m. There will also be a pancake breakfast at the Beverly Fire Department from 8 a.m. to noon. Fireworks will be at dark sponsored by the American Legion Post #389, Beverly Lions Club and others.

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Dragonfly program at refuge center

A program on the “Dragonflies of the Ohio River Valley” will be presented by Mike Williams at 7 p.m. today at the Refuge Visitor Center at 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown. There are both indoor and outdoor portions of this program. All ages are welcome.

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

Public steak fry will be at Beverly Legion

Beverly Post 389 of The American Legion, 114 Main St., is sponsoring a public steak fry from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

VBS at Evergreen Bible Church in July

Evergreen Bible Church, 113 Ellsworth Ave., Marietta will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 7-10 for 5-year-olds through sixth-graders. The theme is “Follywood,” with bible stories, games, crafts and snacks. The week will conclude with “Family Night” on July 10.

– For information: 374-8109.

Free community meal at River of Life

A free community dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the River of Life Assembly of God, 200 Franklin St., Marietta.

Ice cream social Sat. at Warren Twp. VFD

The Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department ice cream social will be held beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at Station #1, 17305 State Route 550, Marietta. A dinner of baked steak or chicken will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. There will also be a country store, live auction, hay rides, smoke house, inflatables, raffle tickets and a prince and princess contest.

Nominations for new Times’ series sought

The Marietta Times is seeking nominations for a new series, Gems of the Valley. Those nominated should be people who have done great things for their communities but have flown under the radar. Nominations can be sent to News Editor Kate York at kyork@mariettatimes.com or to the Marietta Times office at 700 Channel Lane, Marietta, OH 45750.

Baked chicken meal Friday at Gilman UM

Gilman United Methodist Church will have a baked chicken dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The menu includes baked chicken, red skin potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, dessert and beverage. A free will offering will be taken.

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Special fair board meeting Tuesday

A special meeting of the Washington County Fair Board will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the Fourth of July celebration and circus planning.

MHS Class of 1950 plans monthly lunch

The Marietta High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday at Shoney’s in Marietta. All classmates and friends are welcome.

First Presbyterian offers free lunch

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

Morning Rotary plans boat cruise and charity auction

The Marietta Morning Rotary Club will have its annual Valley Gem Boat Cruise and Charity Auction from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 7. This year’s featured charity is the Marietta Family YMCA. During the moonlight cruise there will be appetizers, a cash bar, a silent and a live auction. Morning Rotarians along with YMCA representatives are now collecting auction items and selling presale tickets for $25 each. Only 25 tickets will be sold at the door and they will be $30.

– For information: 350-1220 or 236-0298.

Potluck meal Sunday at Tunnel UM Church

Tunnel United Methodist Church will host a potluck meal at 6 p.m. Sunday, with ham provided. At 7 p.m., Jaime Fox will present “Highlights of a Teaching Experience in Thailand.” The public is invited. An offering will be taken to support her for this coming year, as this is a volunteer teaching position. Tunnel UMC is at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road.

MHS Class of 1954 will meet to finalize plans for 60th reunion

Members of the Marietta High School Class of 1954 will meet at the Harmar Tavern at 6 p.m. Wednesday to finalize plans for their 60th Reunion on July 18, 19 and 20. All class members are welcome.

Free lunch Saturday at Beverly UM Church

Beverly United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a free community lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, watermelon, dessert and beverages. The church is at 700 Park St. in Beverly and is handicapped accessible. No reservations are required.

– For information: 984-2100.