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Chamber members hear about 2014 Meigs County Fair

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POMEROY — A glimpse of what the 151st Meigs County Fair will offer was given by Kenny Buckley, Meigs County Fair board president, to members of the Meigs County Chamber of Commerce at its Tuesday meeting.The Meigs County fair is slated for Aug. 9-16.Buckley, a longtime member of the fair board, talked about the history of the fairgrounds, the unusual grandstand built in the late 1800s on the curve of the racetrack (it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places), the responsibility of the fair board to maintain the 150 acres, and the role of handling events each year related to the week-long junior and senior fair programs, and other events and activities that take place there.


Meigs County Clerk of Courts office closed Friday afternoon

POMEROY — Meigs County Clerk of Courts will be open today from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The office will be closed for the afternoon for the annual Christmas in July Party

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Relationship with God integral for successful marriage

On July 9, my wife and I celebrated 26 years of marriage. How awesome is that?I realize it is rare to find couples that last this long in a marital relationship. On the positive side, it makes us feel like an accomplished and successful couple.God has blessed us, not only with four amazing children who are all serving the Lord, but also with a peaceful and united marriage relationship. God has blessed us with the ability to live a successful marriage relationship.

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A Hunger for More

Faith is a tricky thing. And much of what is tricky about it isn’t merely in whether or not we have it, but also in whether or not we understand what it is about it that is actually pleasing to God.If by “faith” we simply mean religious activity or affiliation with a religious body (e.g., “I go to such-and-such church”) then we’ve totally missed what God means by faith. Is it really important to get this right? Is it truly necessary for us to und...

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Capehart Golf League completes week 4 at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — The young golfers of the Frank Capehart Tri Count Golf league have been Blessed with excellent weather once again. The 4th stop on this years tour was played Monday, July 7, at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, West Virginia. Sunshine and blue skies prevailed and there was a refreshing breeze that kept the golfers cool. The golf course was in fine condition and played fast and firm.

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The Hoop Project slated to begin Friday

GALLIPOLIS — The second annual Hoop Project will return to Gallipolis on Friday following a court dedication ceremony on Friday evening.The dedication ceremony that will begin at 6:30 p.m., according to the group’s Twitter account, will be held on First Avenue at the Gallipolis City Park.All this week, volunteers have been busy working to construct the full courts that line First Avenue at the park, and, on Wednesday afternoon some of the finishing touches we...

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Rio Grande hires retention specialist

RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College has announced the hire of Dean Crawford as recruitment and retention specialist.The newly formed position is designed to increase student engagement and persistence throughout their entire Rio Grande experience. The position reports to the dean of enrollment management and will provide a retention focus to all planning, coordination and implementation of recruitment and enrollment initiatives.

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Sawyer Ellis declared the overall winner of Cutest Kids Competition

GALLIPOLIS — The winners of the Cutest Kid competition have been announced, with a total of seven winners in all with six categories. The overall winner, who won $10, is Sawyer Ellis, 3, with the most overall votes. The winners of the six categories each won $50, and were listed by first name: Ariya is the winner of the Newborn Category, Rocky is the winner of the Toddler Category, Brycen is the winner of the Ages 2-3 Category, Torri is the winner of the Ages 4-5 Category, Trey is the w...

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A hit with listeners

POMEROY — Community Fourth of July celebrations had nothing on the Rhythm on the River concert Friday night featuring the Todd Wolfe Band in Pomeroy’s Riverside Amphitheater. There were crowds of people everywhere.Blues and jazz enthusiasts seated on the stage, perched on the parking lot wall, and relaxing in the amphitheater or thereabouts on lawn chairs, enjoyed the concert in the comfortable cool of the evening. A number of boats pulled in toward the performance area...

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Tina Gillilan

POMEROY — Tina Gillilan, 50, of Pomeroy, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at her residence.She was born Jan. 25, 1964, in Zanesville, Ohio, the daughter of Jane Ratcliff, of Pomeroy, and the late Frank Brooks. She was a homemaker and an ordained minister.In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Tom Gillilan; three sons, Jesse Allen Basham, Joshua Mitchell Basham and Jeremy Jacob Basham, all of Pomeroy; four grandchildren; a sister, Joann and Eric...

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Community rallies around O’Brien Mini Park project

POMEROY — Although it is only a few weeks old, Imagine Pomeroy’s renovations of O’Brien Mini Park are already near completion thanks to the help of Pomeroy’s past and present citizens.

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Inaugural bike ride planned

NEW HAVEN — A new event is coming to the Bend Area that will not only provide entertainment for its participants, but also help children in need at Christmas.The inaugural Claflin C.A.R.E. Bike Ride will be hosted by the Bend Area C.A.R.E. organization July 19 at the New Haven Baseball Fields/Bachtel United Methodist Church.Unlike a bicycle race, the riding format will be multiple laps around an 8.5-mile loop, according to Jodie Roush, organizer of the ride. The en...

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Moon sworn in as new Pomeroy Village Council member

POMEROY — At Monday night’s special Pomeroy Village Council meeting, the council voted to elect Phillip Moon to the vacant Pomeroy Village Council seat.According to Pomeroy Mayor Jackie Welker, the council voted for Moon because of his almost 30 years of service with the Ohio Department of Transportation and his knowledge of roads, which are the main concerns of Pomeroy citizens.“Those are constant complaints, and now we have somebody on the council tha...

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Middleport enjoys Fourth of July celebration

MIDDLEPORT — Not a rain cloud danced across the sky, and a calm breeze blew through, making Friday’s festivities in Middleport an event with large crowds.From 4-8 p.m. Kip Grueser, a local DJ, provided music, including country music played at Dave Diles Park as people shopped, played and paid tribute to those who fought for their country. Children’s games and a signing competition took place as proud parents watched and onlookers cheered.

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Hull Pottery national show set for weekend

POMEROY — Area collectors will be traveling to Crooksville this weekend for the national show of Hull Pottery.The Hull Pottery Association will open at Crooksville High School with a social gathering of members from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Roseville Community Center.The show will be Friday and Saturday (July 11-12) at Crooksville High School. Show hours are Friday 11 a.m. for HPA members only and opens at noon for general public. The show closes at 4 p.m. Friday, ...

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Five injured in holiday crash

HARTFORD — Five people were injured during the holiday weekend after a one-vehicle crash occurred on W.Va. 62 near Hartford Hill, commonly known as “the rocks.”According to Mason County Sheriff Greg Powers, Vallery Jordan, 56, address unreported, was driving north toward New Haven about 11:10 p.m. July 4. Also in the car were passengers Julie Porter, 39; Shannon Harland, 41; Jimmie Gibbs, 37; and a juvenile.Powers said that Jordan fell asleep behind the...

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judge lauds Gallipolis in Bloom committee for hospitality

Dear Editor,Many thanks to the Gallipolis in Bloom Committee for the warm hospitality, informative guides and beautifully organized tour through your town during our recent visit for America in Bloom.The committee and its many volunteers brought your lovely community to life for us and clearly demonstrated the pride you all have for Gallipolis. We especially thank Lori Kelly and Beverly Dunkle for their extraordinary efforts on our behalf.We look forward to se...

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Dear Editor,The Board of Gallia County Commissioners want to provide information regarding dog tags to our county residents.All proceeds from the sale of dog and kennel tags in Gallia County are deposited into the Gallia County Animal Shelter Fund. These funds allow our county dog warden and assistant county dog warden operate the Gallia County Animal Shelter.All dogs, even if the dog is a full-time house dog, are required by the Ohio Revised Code to have a ne...

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