Gallia, Meigs Briefs

Editor’s Note: The Meigs and Gallia Briefs will only list event information that is open to the public and will be printed on a space-available basis.

Gallia Rural Water announces flushing

GALLIA COUNTY — The week of Feb. 27, GRWA will be flushing hydrants in the following roads: Buckeye Hills, Cherry Ridge, Creekview, Nebo, Sardis, Centerpoint, Moriah, State Route 279 and all surrounding areas. Low pressure may be experienced.

Lincoln Day Dinner

ROCKSPRINGS — The Meigs County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at Meigs High School. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor will be the speaker for the dinner, other state and local officials are expected to be in attendance. Tickets are available from Kay Hill or by calling Bill Spaun at 740-992-3992.

Fish Fry

POMEROY — Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy will host a fish fry on Fridays March 10, 17, 24, and 31 from noon-7 p.m. Carryout is available. The fish fry is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Jessing Council #1664 with the proceeds benefiting local charities.

Basket/Bag Games

POMEROY — The Meigs County Council on Aging will kick off its 2017 March for Meals with basket and bag games on Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. The games will be held at the Senior Center, located at 112 E. Memorial Drive in Pomeroy.

SYRACUSE — The annual Stop Hunger games hosted by Home National Bank will be held Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Syracuse Community Center. Proceeds from the event benefit the Meigs County Council on Aging. Advance tickets are available at the bank’s two locations until noon on the day of the games.

MIDDLEPORT — Middleport Community Association’s spring games will be held on Tuesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at Middleport Village Hall. Advance tickets are available beginning March 1 at Yellow Umbrella, Shear Illusions, Locker 219 and Hartwell House.

Gallipolis Rotary Scholarship opens

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallipolis Rotary Club is accepting applications from local high school seniors for the 2017 Gallipolis Rotary Memorial Scholarship.

Applications are available in the high school guidance office. Applications should be mailed via U.S. Mail to the address listed on the application by the deadline of Friday, April 7. Questions may be directed to Debbie Saunders, Committee Chair, at 740-446-7323, ext. 235.

Craft and Vendor Fair

MIDDLEPORT — Meigs Elementary PTO will host its annual Craft and Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. There will also be a Chinese auction and food served. All proceeds benefit Meigs Elementary School. For more information contact PTO secretary Shara Fields at 740-444-9013 or

Immunization Clinic

POMEROY — The Meigs County Health Department will conduct an Immunization Clinic from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays at 112 E. Memorial Drive in Pomeroy. Please bring child(ren)’s shot records. Children must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. A $15 donation is appreciated for immunization administration; however, no one will be denied services because of an inability to pay an administration fee for state-funded childhood vaccines. Please bring medical cards and/or commercial insurance cards, if applicable. Zostavax (shingles); pneumonia ; influenza vaccines are also available. Call for eligibility determination and availability or visit our website at to see a list of accepted commercial insurances and Medicaid for adults.

Real estate and mobile home tax bills mailed

GALLIPOLIS — All mobile home tax bills and real estate tax bills have mailed. Mobile home taxes are due by March 1. Real estate taxes are due by March 24. To avoid penalty, pay by due date. Payments may be sent by mail and postmarked by the due date to the Gallia County Treasurer’s Office. Also, payments may be paid in person at the Gallia County Treasurer’s Office in the Gallia Courthouse from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Real estate and mobile home taxes may be paid at all locations of People’s Bank, Ohio Valley Bank, Wes Banco and Farmers Bank. If your address has changed indicated the new address on the back of your tax statement. If you have not received your mobile home bills ore real estate bills, please call Steve McGhee, Gallia County Treasurer, 740-446-4612, ext. 251.

AASOB offers free Alzheimer’s consultations

GALLIPOLIS — Alzheimer’s Association Southern Ohio Branch Program Manager Melissa Dever, LSW, will be available for family care consultation appointments during the third Wednesday of every month at Holzer Health System in Gallipolis. The care consultations are provided free of charge.

Kindergarten Registration

REEDSVILLE — Children being enrolled for kindergarten in the Eastern Local School District must turn five years old on or before Aug. 1, 2017. Kindergarten screening and registration will be held on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. All children to be enrolled should be screened and registered at this time. Please call to schedule an appointment at 985-3304 (starting February 14). On the day of screening and registration, the child must be present and accompanied by his or her parent/legal guardian. The parent/legal guardian will need to produce verification of residency, identification, the child’s legal registered birth certificate (not the hospital birth record), up to date immunization record and, if applicable, custody documents. Acceptable documents for verification of residency are: (In the name of the parent/legal guardian) Utility receipt, property tax document, real estate contract, rental lease or driver’s license with current address.

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