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373 4-H projects judged in a day

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POMEROY — Hundreds of miscellaneous projects completed by 4-H club members in recent months were reviewed and scored Wednesday by a panel of experienced judges.The cafeteria of Meigs High School was filled with young people, some fidgeting in their chairs as they waited impatiently for their turn with a judge who would make the decision about the qualify of their work.The projects were diverse, ranging from one called “The Magic of Electricity” and “Getting on the Road to Financial Success” to “Alcohol and Drug Abuse” and “Trapping Muskrats.”


Living for, with Christ in your life changes your looks

I am not sure when it was started, nor do I remember the circumstances for starting it, but my Uncle Harvey and I, years ago, started referring to one another as Number One and Number Two.Uncle Harvey was Number One and I was Number Two. It was just a little humorous ditty between the two of us that provided the basis for laughter within our families over the years.Recently on Sunday night about 10 p.m., I received a call from Aunt Thelma. When I saw the name of the call...

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Robbery suspect in custody

MIDDLEPORT — Jaime L. Chapman, a suspect in the Wednesday robbery of the Middleport Speedway store, is in custody,She is currently housed in the Middleport jail pending arraignment on aggravated robbery and theft charges, Middleport Chief of Police Bruce Swift reported.Swift reported that at approximately 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, a female entered the store and gave the clerk a handwritten note that stated someone was holding the suspect’s daughter at gunpoint and...

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Commissioners review new levy request from health dept.

POMEROY — The Meigs County Board of Health is requesting that the Meigs County Board of Commissioners place on the November ballot a new five-year one-mill tax levy for current expenses of the Meigs County General Health District.A resolution to that effect was presented to the commissioners at its Thursday meeting. No action was taken pending evaluation by the Meigs County auditor. If commissioners pass the proposed tax levy resolution, then the new one-mill levy would run c...

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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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Chamber members hear about 2014 Meigs County Fair

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 ...

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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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