Neighborhood News

80th birthday celebration

From local reportsDonna Jean (Haas) Williamson is celebrating her 80th birthday. She was born on Aug. 3, 1934, in Stowe, Ohio, to Leona Marie and Norman Glenn Haas. She is the second of five children. She has four brothers, Charles Haas of Caldwell, Gary Haas of Doylestown, Pa., Jim Haas of ...

Catfish fundraiser held for Thad Duvall

A Catfish Fundraiser for Thad Duvall was held on July 19 and 20. First place was the team of Doug Rowland and Alton Rinard. They caught six fish with the total weight of 60 pounds and their largest fish weighing 29 pounds. Second place was John Colvin with six fish with the total weight of 50 ...

Teen makes World Championship shooting team

Lowell teen Michael Steinel recently earned a position on the International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship team by placing well in the Junior Olympics and the Rifle/Pistol National Championships held in Fort Benning, Ga. At the Olympic Training Center, 17-year-old Steinel shot at ...

Births

LemastersTaylor Kuhn and Nathan Lemasters announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Elizabeth Lemasters. She as born at 10 a.m., July 11, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. The baby has one sibling, Katie Marie Lemasters.Grandparents ...

100th birthday celebrated

Isabel Christopher celebrated her 100th birthday on June 16 with a reception held in her honor given by her friends at Muskingum Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. Her son, Norman (Patty) Christopher, granddaughter, Susan Gephardt and several great-grandchildren were there to celebrate with ...

Reunion

The 68th annual reunion for descendants of the Nicholas and Philomena Bauerbach family was held July 13 at Our Lady of Mercy social hall. There were 84 in attendance at the dinner reunion.The Paul and Mildred Bauerbach family served on this year's committee. The 2015 reunion will be held on the ...

Club news

Democratic Women's ClubThe Washington County Democratic Women's Club held their annual barbecue picnic on June 26 at the home of Jim and Donna Malcolm on Ohio 821 in Whipple. About 50 people attended the event. An auction was held, with proceeds going to help the club support Democratic ...

Belpre Senior Center calendar

July 21 to 25Belpre Senior Center is located at 1614 Washington Blvd. Call 740-423-6022 for more information or e-mail manager, Susie Casto, at scasto@oneillcenter.com. Activities are free unless otherwise noted. Adults 55 years of age or older are welcome to participate in all activities. ...

Area garden clubs gather for lunch, meeting

The Muskingum Garden Club, along with invited members of the Belpre and Barlow garden clubs, met on July 8 at the Reno Community Center's cafeteria and then took a tour of ponds and gardens. The Muskingum Garden Club provided lunch for all of the guests. President Barbara Garverick and Judy ...

4-H news

Country KidsThe Country Kids 4-H club held their June meeting at the Highland Ridge Community Church. Wesley Satterfield led the American Pledge and Leanna Longfellow led the 4-H pledge.Demonstrations were given by Wesley Satterfield, Skylar Secrest, and Lakyn Secrest.The club will be having a ...

New, one-year programs available at Washington State

Washington State Community College announces the approval from the U.S. Department of Education for one-year certificate programs (multi-craft for industry, petroleum industry, welding, pharmacy technician, and Peace Officer Basic Academy) with financial aid.Washington State Community College ...

Marietta teens earn Eagle Scout recognition

Skyler David Secrest, 16, of Marietta, and Joshua V. Caldwell, 16, also of Marietta completed the requirements and earned the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Rank on Nov. 5, 2013. They were honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony and Reception on March 7 at ...

Thousands served by Gospel Mission Food Pantry

The Gospel Mission Food Pantry provided food to 10,664 people during the first half of 2014. Gosh, I just had to capitalize this wonderful fact based comment. Other key numbers are:- Total people served: 10,664.- Families served: 4,107.- Bibles distributed: 418.- Single parents served: 893.- ...

WSCC hosts Special Registration Week July 21 to 25

Washington State Community College (WSCC) is making preparations for a Special Registration Week which runs from July 21 to 25. Amanda Herb, MBA, vice president of enrollment and student success at WSCC, stresses the importance of registering before August; "Many people aren't aware of the time ...

WSCC Health Sciences Division continues to grow

Washington State Community College's Health Sciences Division has shown outstanding achievements since graduation in May. Program exam pass rates average in the 90th percentile; Medical Laboratory Technology (2013 graduates), Practical Nursing (2013 graduates), and Respiratory Therapy ...

Pageant for ladies 60 and older

Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort will host the Senior America Tri-State Pageant for Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia women who have reached "The Age of Elegance," 60 years and over, on Aug. 26. Three state queens will be crowned, each of whom will have the opportunity to represent ...

Campus news

Bob Jones UniversityGREENVILLE, S.C. - Stephanie Nutt, of Little Hocking, joined members of the upcoming freshman class as Bob Jones University hosted its first session of summer orientation June 20-21.Incoming students and their parents became familiar with the campus and attended ...

Marietta Noon Roatary names officers for 2014-15

Noon Rotary Club of Marietta announces 2014-2015 club officers: Tom Perry (Marietta College), President; Heather Allender (Marietta Community Foundation), President-Elect; Davis Powers (Skuttle Manufacturing), President Nominee. Officers were inducted on July 1 and will serve for one year.The ...

Sweet corn scholarships awarded Saturday

The Marietta Sweet Corn Festival is in its seventh year of a successful, fun, family event. The festival began in 2008 and started awarding scholarships in 2009. They are awarded based on the students continuing their education in agricultural-based areas of study.Mariah Stollar and Jessica ...

Ohio Valley Opry on stage Saturday

From local reportsThe Ohio Valley Opry will be on stage at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville on Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m.Featured guests will be Donny Boggs, Matt Hansell, The Clarks, The Rays, The Siglers, Matt Coleman, and country comic- Uncle Doofus.Tickets are $8 at the door, ...