Pee Wee Football sign ups July 9

Pee Wee Football sign ups are July 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Youth Center. Students in grades 3-6 in the Barnesville School District are eligible. Registration is $30. For more information call John Carpenter at 310-6705.

Class of 1962 reunion planning meeting July 2

The Barnesville High School Class of 1962 will hold their final planning meeting for their 50th Reunion on Monday, July 2, 7 p.m. at Annie Ks Restaurant. This important meeting will be held to be certain all preparations are in place for the coming events. Everyone is urged to attend. As a reminder, all classmates wishing to attend the Barbecue on Friday, July 13 and or the Alumni Banquet on Saturday, July 14 must call Polly at (740) 425-1461 as the reservations are due by June 30.

Rock the Dock VBS

Rock the Dock at Vacation Bible School, Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30 at Old Morristown School and Sunday, July 1 at Union Local Elementary School, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Lunch is included. Ages four and up are welcome.

BEV School Board special meeting

The Barnesville Exempted Village School Distirct Board of Education will have a special board meeting on Friday, June 29 at 8 a.m. to discuss appropriations for FY2013 at the Central Office.

Pride Flags for sale

The Barnesville Shamrock football team will be selling Shamrock Pride flags. The flags are on display in Hallmark Houses window. The cost of the flag will be $25. All proceeds will be donated to the Goaliners for the football stadium renovations. Please show your support to the football team and goaliners by purchasing a flag to hang from your house or business. Lets show our out of town guests what Shamrock Pride is all about!

Seneca Sportsmens Club Chicken Barbecue July 7

Members of the Seneca Sportsmens Club will host their eighth annual chicken barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the organizations clubhouse on Seneca Lake. The clubhouse is located on State Route 147 in Noble County, near Lakeland Road.

This popular holiday barbecue dinner on the afternoon of the Seneca Lake fireworks includes a half chicken, two side dishes, roll, dessert and beverage for $9, or $8 with an advance ticket. Call 740-425-3671, 740-391-0191 or 740-425-5765 for advance tickets. A childrens menu will also be available. Dinners are available for eat in or carry out.

Seneca Lake boaters are welcome to dock at the club to pick up dinners. Boat docks are just east of Mud Run Bay.

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Seneca Sportsmens Club. For more information about the barbecue, including directions, or for information about joining the organization, call 740-425-5765 or 740-425-3671.

Faith in Action Triathlon and Duathlon

Faith in Action Caregivers will hold the Eleventh Annual Triathlon and Duathlon on Saturday, July 14 at Wheeling Jesuit University. Registrations for the event will be accepted through July 11, however, the cost of registration fees will be increased by $10 in every competition category after June 25. The triathlon begins with a 400 yard swim in the 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 on paved streets in the neighborhood of the university. 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 25 K bike and another 5 K run.

The Rev. John Brandenburg, Faith in Action Caregivers Board president, said, We hope that returning to Wheeling Jesuit University will bring 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. He noted that the race is also part of the Health Plans Grand Prix Series.

Race participants have the opportunity to stay on campus the night before the race. A pre-race pasta dinner for athletes and volunteers will be held on July 13. For information on campus lodging or the dinner, call (304) 243-5420.

Participants can enter either race as individuals in age, weight and gender categories. There will also be competition for individual male and female clergy. Teams are eligible to participate with each team member completing one leg of the race. Team categories include family, clergy, faith community, several different combined age groups, businesses, civic/service club or high school. Registration received before May 25 will be $70 for individuals, $110 for two person teams and $125 for three person teams. Participants competing as individuals who are members of USA Triathlon have a registration fee of $55 before May 25. Special prices are available for students under age 25. After May 25, all registration fees increase by $10. Medals are awarded to everyone who finishes the race. All participants get a micro-fiber shirt and a gift bag.

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 provided are 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.

Applications for the race are available from the Faith in Action Caregivers office at 1359 National Road in Wheeling or on the organizations web site at www.faithinactionwheeling.org. Participants can also register online at www.active.com. Call the organization at (304) 243-5420 to have an application mailed, get information about becoming a race sponsor, to volunteer to help on the day of the race, or for information on services provided.

Bethesda Auto Show July 15

The Bethesda Auto Show 2012, sponsored by Bethesda-Belmont-Morristown rotary club in conjunction with Chautauqua Homecoming Days and Bethesda Festival, will be held on Sunday, July 15, at Bethesda Village/Epworth Park on the corner of Lake and Virginia Streets in Bethesda, Ohio.

Car Registration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and show time is noon to 4 p.m. There is a $7 registration fee and dash plaques will be given to the first 50.

Categories are:

1920-1949 (top three)

1950-2010 (top three from each decade)

Motorcycles (top three)

Trucks (top three)

Best GM

Best Ford

Best Mopar

There will be a 50/50 drawing, music, food and refreshments on site. For information call (740) 484-4521. Joel Braido

Pee Wee Football sign ups July 9

Pee Wee Football sign ups are July 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Youth Center. Students in grades 3-6 in the Barnesville School District are eligible. Registration is $30. For more information call John Carpenter at 310-6705.

Bethesda Park Board meeting July 12

The July Bethesda Park Board meeting will be Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. in the village building.

Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group meets July 24

The Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Tuesday, July 24, 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.

BAMA Vacation Bible School continues

Vacation Bible School sponsored by BAMA will be held at Barnesville Park Youth Center for ages pre-kindergarten through sixth grade (just completed). This year it will be held on five Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 before the weekly free swim time. It will begin at 9:30 each Wednesday and will be over after their eats at 12:30. Kids will learn to depend on the promises of Jesus - promises each of us can cling to. They will discover the true treasure described in Philippians 4:19, My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. These are the lessons they will learn each week. True Peace - Jesus calms our storms and gives peace: True Riches - Jesus knows what we need and will provide whats best; True Power - Jesus shows how to depend on the power of Gods Word when we are tempted to sin; True Love - Jesus, the Good Shepherd, loved us so much He died and rose again so that we could become members of Gods family; True Hope - Even though we cant see Jesus He is with us and has a good plan for us.

See you in VBS at Barnesville Park Youth Center! Come and bring a friend!

Vet Center Representative in Barnesville

Attention area military veterans: R. Jeremy Harrison, MSW, LICSW, Social Worker at the Wheeling Vet Center and Iraq War veteran, will be in Barnesville every Thursday from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at the Veteran Service Commission Office, located at 113 W. Main St. Services include individual, and group counseling for PTSD, substance abuse, depression, and various other readjustment issues endured by combat veterans. Jeremy also provides marital/family therapy, bereavement therapy, hospital referrals and enrollment, benefit questions, among other services. Jeremy can be reached at his Wheeling office at (304) 232-0587, Monday through Friday or at the VSO on Thursdays at (740) 619-0326. Walk-ins welcome. Individuals with appointments will be given preference.

Class of 1962 Announces Reunion Plans

Thursday, July 12 - 6:30 p.m. Reunion week-end Kick-off at the Fairyland

Friday, July 13 - 6:30 p.m. Bar-b-cue at VFW Pavilion - 8 p.m. Music by DJ Charlie Morrison with an open invitation for all BHS Alumni to attend.

Saturday, July 14 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Open house at Bill and Kay Neelys home in Tacoma; 5:30 p.m. - Alumni Banquet at High School with reception to follow at Annie Ks Restaurant

Sunday, July 15 - 9:30 a.m. - Farewell breakfast at Annie Ks Restaurant.

Everyone is encouraged to view the class window at Turks for a walk down memory lane.

The next planning meeting will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at Annie Ks Restaurant. Everyone is urged to attend.

Reservations for either the barbecue or the Alumni Banquet need to be sent to Polly Sawvel, 658 Louise Lane, Barnesville, Ohio 43713 as soon as possible. Also, your class information sheet for the memory book needs to be submitted to Polly by June 15. If you have any questions regarding the reunion plans, please call Rick Shepherd at (740) 425-1777.

Continue the Music July 7

Continue the Music will be held on July 7 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.), at Midway Community Center, seven miles north of Fly, Ohio on State Route 800 (10 miles south of Woodsfield, Ohio). Bands scheduled for July 7 are: Country Friends, Tom and Carol Watson, and Wills Creek. Admission is free and food and drinks will be available at the concession stand. 50/50 drawing and door prize drawings. For information or bands interested in scheduling for Future Events call Jacie Binegar at (740) 213-3285.

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.

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 July and August. 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.