Bike Show and Sunset Poker Run

A Bike Show and Sunset Poker Run will be held June 2, at the Barnesville VFW Pavilion. The event is sponsored by Eastern Ohio Charity Association.

The Bike Show registration is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The show and public judging will take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and awards will be given at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $15 for the bike show only.

The Poker Run will start at 3 p.m. and will end at 9 p.m. at Eds (The Pub) in Barnesville. The prize for best hand is $200. Entry fee is $15 per rider and $5 per passenger. You may enter both the Bike Show and Poker Run for $25. For more information call (740) 619-0069 or (740) 238-0718.

Class of 1954 luncheon May 24

The Barnesville High School Class of 1954 will have their monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 24 at Annie Ks Restaurant at 12 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 71 yard sale

Barnesville Boy Scout Troop 71 will be holding their annual yard sale at the First United Methodist Church on W. Church St. on June 7 and 8. Anyone wishing to donate to the sale may bring their items on Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. or on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to the church basement in the back of the church. Or if you want someone to pick up your items, call Mick Humphrey, 757-2276; Leah Reynard, 425-3145 or Thelma Kettlewell, 757-2393. If you know of someone willing to take all that is left over from our sale, free, for hauling it away, please notify one of the above people. Thank you for supporting Scout Troop 71.

Revival June 1-3 in Bethesda

A Revival will be held on June 1,2, and 3 at Hillcrest Bible Church at 401 S. Main St. Bethesda, Ohio.

June 1 and 2 at 6 p.m. with Pastor Dave Masters.

June 3 at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Dalton Hinds.

All services will have special music. Public is invited to three spirit filled services. Bethesda Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ May 28

The Bethesda Fire Department Memorial Day Chicken BBQ will be held on May 28, starting at 11 a.m. Dinners include: half chicken, green beans, baked potato, and roll. Dinners are $8 and a half chicken is $5. Pre-order by calling (740) 484-4573.

Poetry contest

A $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in a contest sponsored by Rainbow Poets.

Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by the contest director Dr. Michael Thomas. We love encouraging poetry, the Cinderella of the Arts, he says. We trust this contest will result in many happy surprises!

The contest is free to enter and open to everyone. Fifty prizes totaling more than $5,000 will be awarded.

Send one poem only by June 18 deadline to: Free Poetry Contest, PO Box 761, Medford, Oregon 97501. Or enter at

Those sending entries should include their name and address on the same page as the poem. A winners list will be sent to all entrants.

Kirkwood Township Trustee Board meets

The Kirkwood Township Trustee Board will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 24, at 6 p.m. in the Kirkwood Masonic Lodge 446. The board has been working with various companies regarding the use of township roads with their equipment. The trustees are also anticipating a paving project on township 807 through Hendrysburg. Our June meeting will be held on Monday, June 25.

Bluegrass Gospel Fest

A Bluegrass Gospel Fest will be held on June 8 and 9 at Deerassic Park Education Center, 14250 Cadiz Rd. (Rte. 22) - Exit 47 off I-77, six miles east on Rte 22, Cambridge. Start times are Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Free admission and parking. Bring a lawn chair and a friend. For more information call (740) 432-3787 or check our web site

Barnesville Farmers Market

The Barnesville Farmers Market will be starting its season on Saturday, May 26, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Barnesville Depot Pavilion.

Anyone interested in joining us, please feel free to call Jane at 484-1519 or Teresa at 679-3313.

The following people will be with us at the time:

Jane - assorted baked goods, cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls, and more. Some made with Splenda, also.

Teresa - homemade purses, crocheted t-towels, scrubbies, homemade jewelry, and more.

Barb - fleece blankets, crocheted t-towels, crocheted afghans, and other craft items.

Marilyn and Marie - baked goods, friend pies, jewelry.

Melody - some garden, some crafts.

Harvey The Honey Man will be with us after July 4.

Mary - beautifully decorated wreaths and some craft items.

Cindy - ceramics, wood items, grapevine, decorated wreaths and more.

Jodi - home grown tomato plants, pepper plants, and herbs, teas, pressed flower frames.

Tina - RADA cutlery.

Fred - The knife and scissors sharpener.

Come join us!

Blessing of the Bikes June 3

The Annual Blessing of the Bikes will be held Sunday, June 3, 201 at The Kennonsburg United Methodist Church, 57599 Kennonsburg Rd. Quaker City, Ohio.

Participants will meet at 11:30 p.m. The ride will be at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per registrant. Pastor Mark Slay will be officiating. A free T-shirt will be given to the first 50 registrants. A meal will be served after the ride.

John Blackburn is returning as our Ride Captain.

Support group meeting June 26

The Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Tuesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry. For more information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimers Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900.

Fishing Tournament May 26

The Barnesville Fire Department will be hosting its 5th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Barnesville Park Lake. Registration is from8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The tournament is for children 15 years and under, with three age brackets. Awards will be given to the participant with the most total inches in each age bracket. There will also be an award for the biggest catch of the day.

Goaliners meeting May 29

Barnesville Shamrock Goaliners will have their meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Barnesville Shamrock Stadium Fieldhouse

Bethesda Alumni Banquet June 2

The Bethesda Alumni Banquet will be held on June 2 in Epworth Park, Bethesda, Ohio. Our social hour will start at 5 p.m. and the Banquet will start at 6 p.m.

Dr. John Wood is our main speaker for the evening and Mr. Gary Green will present a slide show.

If you graduated from Bethesda, or the years 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 from Union Local and did not receive an announcement, contact Chuck or Irene Simeral at 1-740-679-3500.

Wiffleball and Cornhole Tournament Benefit June 2

There will be a Wiffleball and Cornhole Tournament to benefit Bob Anderson, starting at 8 a.m. on June 2 at Rexs Fields. Wiffleball teams must be registered by May 28. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 drawings and more. To register your team or for more information contact Jim or Becky Anderson at 740-425-3016.

Basket raffle to benefit Diane Wehr family

There will be a summer time basket for raffle at Karens Quilt Shop to benefit the family of the late Diane Wehr.

Raffle tickets are available at Karens Quilt Shop.

For more information, call Judy Wehr at 425-2072 or Rodona Dunfee at 425-1587.

Barnesville Alumni Banquet July 14

The Barnesville Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, July 14 at the Barnesville High School Cafeteria. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Several classes will be attending as part of their Five Year Class Reunion week-end.

Barnesville area class members have held meetings to plan the events for their class mates. Class Members have or will be receiving letters, e-mails or phone calls with all the information. Reservations are due by July 5. Any other person who was a student at Barnesville High School is welcome to attend the Banquet. Send your check payable to the Barnesville Alumni to Evelyn Sampson, 62238 Hillcrest Rd., Barnesville, Ohio.

Faith In Action Triathlon and Duathlon

Faith in Action Caregivers will hold the Eleventh Annual Triathlon and Duathlon on Saturday, July 14 on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University. The triathlon begins with a 400 yard swim in the indoor pool at the McDonough Center at 7:30 a.m. The second leg is a 25 K bike course. The race concludes with a 5 K run. The duathlon will begin at approximately 7:45 a.m. with a group start. In this event athletes participate in a 3 K run, a 35 K bike and another 5 K run. The 2010 race attracted 130 participants. The Rev. John Brandenburg, Faith in Action Caregivers Board president, said, We hope to attract more participants this year for this fun family event. By participating in the race everyone has a chance to make a difference in the lives of our elderly and disabled neighbors.

Participants can enter either race as individuals in age, weight and gender categories. There will also be competition categories for individual male and female clergy. Teams are eligible to participate with each team member competing one leg of the race. Team categories include family, clergy, faith community, several different combined age groups, business, civic/social club or high school.

New to the race schedule this year is a Pre-Race Pasta Dinner on Friday, July 13 at Wheeling Jesuit University. The dinner is open to athletes, families, volunteers and community friends. Dinner tickets are available to $6 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under by contacting the Faith in Action Caregivers office.

For the first time in the history of the race, participants from out-of-town will be able to stay in Ignatuis Hall on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University. Reservations must be made prior to July 11. The cost of overnight lodging is $50 for a single room and $25 per person for a double room. All rooms have a private bath. Room reservations can be made with the race registration.

Applications for the race are available from the Faith in Action Caregivers office at 1359 National Road in Wheeling. Participants can also register online at or download the application form from the organizations web site at The first early bird deadline will be May 25. Registration fees increase $10 after that date and increase again after June 25.

Faith in Action Caregivers supports the independent living of older adults and people with disabilities in Ohio, Marshall and Belmont Counties through the shared ministry of faith communities. All services are provided without charge regardless of income level. Funds raised from the race will provide coordination of services to those in need of assistance such as escorted transportation, shopping, errands, chores, friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, and respite for family caregivers.

Call the organization at (304) 243-5420 to have an application mailed, to get information about becoming a race sponsor, to volunteer to help on the day of race, or for information on the services provided.

Somerton Alumni Banquet

The Annual Somerton Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Somerton Firehouse. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Our auction item this year is the popcorn popper that was used at all the basketball games played at Somerton.

There will be a $250 scholarship given to one senior that is present at the banquet. This senior must live in an area that would have gone to Somerton School, if it were still open.

Any questions, please contact Dolores Miller at (740) 757-2643.

WIC walk-in clinics offered

The Belmont County WIC Program will sponsor walk-in clinics on the first Tuesday of each month in St. Clairsville and every Wednesday in Bellaire. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New clients need to bring proof of address, proof of income, proof of pregnancy and identification for themselves and newborns. Client who need recertified will need proof if income and their WIC folders. The WIC folders are needed for coupon pick-up also. Belmont County WIC is having open enrollment the months of May and June. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that encourages breast feeding and provides nutrition education to its clients. Women who are pregnant, breast feeding and provides nutrition education to its clients. Women who are pregnant, breast feeding, infants, and children up to age of five years old 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. The St. Clairsville WIC office has been relocated to the Belmont County Health Department. For information call 695-0222 or 676-2232.

Congressman Johnsons staff holding open door sessions at Barnesville Library

Congressman Bill Johnsons staff holds open door sessions every month at Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library on the second Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.. This is a change from the 2011 schedule. The open door sessions allow constituents to learn more about how Congressman Johnson can be an advocate for them to federal agencies.