Junior Women's Club meeting Oct. 20

Junior Women's Club of Barnesville will be holding their October meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Barnesville. Club members will be holding a Pajama Party in support of Domestic Violence Month. All members are encouraged to bring PJ's for either a woman or a child, all sizes needed. The PJ's will be donated to Tri-County Help Center's Shelter House. The public is welcome to attend an evening of fun and learn about the exciting ways you can volunteer to serve your community. For more information, contact Sherry at 425-2343, Peggy at 425-1233 or visit the club's Web site at: www.gfwc-barnesvilleohio.org.

Kiwanis Halloween Parade Oct. 30

The Barnesville Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Barnesville, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

Participants in costume should check-in at the parking lot behind the Barnesville Antique Mall located on the corner of Church and Chestnut streets between 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. to get a numbered tag, required for consideration by the judges. Awards will be given in various costume categories.

The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be served that day form 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Assumption Catholic Church basement in Barnesville.

Party at the Pointe

A Halloween party for children will be held at Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Oct. 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a costume parade through the facility, games prizes and refreshments including hot dogs, punch and popcorn.

Mended Little Hearts Support Group meets Oct. 26

Mended Little Hearts Support Group informational and organizational meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Medical Center nurses' residence auditorium. For more information, call Mary at (304) 280-5221 or Lisa at (304) 218-4561.

BHS class of '47 luncheon Nov. 3

The Barnesville High School class of 1947 will hold their monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at noon at Annie K's Restaurant. Class members are invited to join the luncheon on the first Wednesday of each month.

Barnesville FFA selling fruit

Barnesville FFA members will be holding their annual fruit fundraising event beginning October 15 and ending November 17. This year's sale will include citrus fruit, mixed fruit baskets, beef jerky, apples and apple cider. See an FFA member or call the ag department at 425-3617 ext. 5183. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support chapter functions, convention and contest trips, student recognition and chapter banquets.

Barnesville Band Boosters meeting Oct. 30

The Barnesville Band Boosters will meet Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Youth Center. Anyone wishing to help with the band is encouraged to attend.

Village leaf pickup begins

The Street Department will once again pick up leaves that are bagged and left curbside by residents of the Village of Barnesville. Bags must contain leaves only and will be picked up as time allows. No specific schedule will be followed.

Bagged leaves may be dropped off by residents at East End of the Depot parking lot.

Election supper at Somerton UMC Nov. 2

The Somerton United Methodist Church will hold an election supper on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 4-7 p.m. The menu will include chicken fricassee, scalloped potatoes, noodles, roll, perfection salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children. Take out orders are available by calling 757-2184. The public is invited.

Hospital Auxiliary book sale Nov. 5

The Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary will be sponsoring a book sale on Friday, Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Classroom.

TOPS OH1464 open house in November

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) OH1464 will have an open house during the month of November at the Barnesville United Methodist Church. For more information call Martha Wells at (740) 425-2818.

Square dance Oct. 23

A Square Dance will be held at Jerusalem School House on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Donation $4. Concessions will be available. Sponsored by the 11th grade class. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Scare at the Fair

Scare at the Fair will be held Oct. 22, 23, 29, and 30 at the New Belmont County Fairgrounds, Roscoe Rd., St. Clairsville. The first tour leaves at 7 p.m. and the last tour out at 10 p.m. Admission is $ 5. This event is sponsored by the Belmont County Ag. Society.

Guernsey County Historical Society cemetery slide show Oct. 27

In keeping with the tradition of October, the Guernsey County Historical Society will sponsor a Cemetery Slide Show at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 (date was originally Oct. 19 and has been changed) at the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union Hall, U.S. 40 east, Cambridge.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no admission fee, however donations will be accepted.

FEA Annual Haunted House Oct. 26

FEA Annual Haunted House will be Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Barnesville High School for grades K - 5 from 7 - 8 p.m. and grades 6 - high school from 8 - 9 p.m. The cost is $3 and treat bags will be provided.

Support group meeting Nov. 23

The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Tuesday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry. For more information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at (330) 533-3300 or 1-800-272-3900.

Moorefield Township VFD craft show Nov. 6

The Moorefield Township Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring their annual Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the firehouse - 33030 West Main Street, Piedmont. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch stand by the fire department. Vendors interested in reserving a table should contact Cindy Bear (740) 968-4114. Tables are $10.

Sewellsville annual Thanksgiving Love Fest

Sewellsville's Annual Thanksgiving Love Fest will be Saturday, Nov. 6, 4- 7 p.m. at Sewellsville United Methodist Church basement. Turkey and all the trimmings. Everyone is welcome. Love offering only.

Benefit turkey shoot Oct. 24

There will be a Turkey Shoot on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Bethesda Sportsman's Club. There will also be raffles and a concession stand available. Proceeds benefit the Brad Detling Memorial 5K Run/Walk. For more information, call 238-1238.

Indiana Wesleyan concert Nov. 7

The Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale will present a sacred concert at: East Richland Friends Church, 67885 Friends Church Road, St. Clairsville, OH on Sunday, Nov. 7, during all three worship service at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The Chorale has appeared on the internationally televised Hour of Power from The Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, Calif., and is an annual participant in Bill Gaither's Praise Gathering for Believers. Chorale members are selected by competitive audition from over 3,000 students on the Marion, Indiana campus.

Chorale concerts consist of traditional choral literature as well as hymns and spirituals. In addition to weekend travel and an extended spring tour, the Chorale presents larger choral works on campus and in the Marion community.

Dr. Todd Guy is the conductor of University Chorale. He has a bachelor of music degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master of music degree from Northwestern University. Guy received his doctorate at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university that was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education. The University is sponsored by The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wesleyan offers over 70 majors. There are 3,274 students on IWU's main campus in Marion, while more than 10,561 students are enrolled in Adult and Professional Studies programs throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Graduate students total 4,949.

Friends Church is located three miles west of St. Clairsville, Oh on National Road 40 between Interstate 70 exits 213 and 215.

Eastern Ohio Charity Association collecting items for children

Eastern Ohio Charity Association is once again asking for the generosity and the support of the community. Toys of new or gently used status are being collected to help give some local needy kids a very Merry Christmas this year. Some of the local drop off locations will include Barnesville Elementary School, Union Local Elementary School and Freebird Motoworx. You may also drop other items such as coats, hats, gloves, and can goods at Freebird Motoworx, located at 213 Leatherwood/Pike St. Barnesville. Collection will start November 2 , 2010 and continue through December 2, 2010. Eastern Ohio Charity will also have an entry in the Barnesville Christmas Parade where we will be collecting toys along the route.

If you have any questions you may call David Clift ( E.O.C.A President ) at 740-619-0069.

Barnesville Feeder Calf Banquet Oct. 21

The Barnesville Area Feeder Calf Banquet and meeting will be held Oct. 21, 7 p.m. at St. John's Hall, Miltonsburg. An all-you-can-eat dinner will be served. Reservations are due by Oct. 12. For more information, call Betty Ward, (740) 926-1819.

BHS Class of 1980 reunion Oct. 23

The graduating class of 1980 will be holding their 30-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Annie K's Restaurant starting at 6 p.m. If we could not find you please call Keith Decker at (740) 255-0899, Michelle Burkhart-Pepper (740) 517-1302 or Joan Marriott at (614) 378-5709.

Support group meeting Oct. 26

The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry. For more information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at (330) 533-3300 or 1-800-272-3900.

WIC walk-in clinics

The Belmont County WIC program will sponsor walk-in clinics on Tuesdays in St. Clairsville and on Wednesdays in Bellaire. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New clients need proof of address, proof of income and identification such as a drivers license or a social security card. Crib cards will be accepted for newborns. Clients who need recertified will need proof of income and their WIC folders. Also, a written authorization from a parent/guardian to have a child receive WIC services is needed if a parent/guardian is not with a child at the time of recertification. Belmont County WIC is having open enrollment the months of September and October. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that encourages breastfeeding and provides education to its clients. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, infants and children up to the age of five qualify. Working families are encouraged to apply.

Also, WIC is pleased to announce that coupon pick-up is now available in the Barnesville office every month by appointment only. For more information call 695-0222 or 676-2232.

Bethesda VFW 9712 Ladies Aux.

The Bethesda VFW 9712 Ladies Aux.'s monthly meeting will be held the second Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. at the home post. All members are welcome.