POMEROY — During last week’s meeting the Meigs County Commissioners signed a proclamation in recognition of Character Counts Week.
Abby Harris and Ashley Gilkey presented the proclamation to the commissioners, stating that Character Counts Week was being observed the week of Oct. 21-17 in the Meigs Local School District.
Activities for the week were coordinated by the Meigs Local after school programs, funded by the 21st Century Grant. Student activities included character color days, random act of kindness day, poster and essay contests, and a canned food drive.
The Character Counts program is administered by the non-profit organization Josephson Institute to teach character education. The six pillars of character referred to in the program are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
The proclamation approved by the commissioners proclaimed Oct. 21-27 as Character Counts Week in Meigs County and encouraged the community to set a good example for the youth by exemplifying the six pillars of character throughout the week and in their everyday lives.
In other business, $5,711,74 was appropriated as requested by the auditor.
An estimate from Boggs Pest Control was approved for treatment of termites at the Chester Academy.
Bills were approved in the amount of $200,408.28, with $6,474.04 coming from county general.
Attending the meeting were commissioners Tom Anderson and Mike Bartrum, clerk Gloria Kloes, Larry Tucker, Randy Smith, Randy Hart, Wyatt Ball, Abby Harris and Ashley Gilkey.