Girls Youth Softball Summer League sign ups this week
Sign ups for the upcoming girls youth softball summer league will be held on Saturday March 22nd from noon – 2 p.m. and Tuesday March 25th from 6-8 p.m. at the Youth Center. Forms will be available March 10th in the Barnesville Elementary School and Middle School offices for any girl grade K-8. If you have any questions, please contact League President Charity Foreman at (740)213-6519 or on Facebook at

Union Local BOE meeting March 20
The Union Local Board of Education will hold their Regular Board Meeting on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the UL High School Library.

Junior Women’s Club meets March 19th
The Barnesville Jr. Women’s Club will meet Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30.  The meeting will be held at the Haven, 163 E. Main Street, Barnesville.  The guest speaker for the evening is Bill  Cullingsford, a musician who will discuss and demonstrate the art and science of musical instruments.  The art committee will have refreshments.  Any woman interested in learning more about the club, may come for the meeting or call Lou Ann at 740-425-2571.

Mothers Club hosting 2014 Grand March

The Barnesville Mothers Club will be hosting the 2014 Grand March on Saturday, April 12, promptly at 4:15 p.m, in the Barnesville High School Auditorium.
Students attending prom will be organized in the band room and their names will be announced as they come across the stage. The stage will be decorated and this will provide the community with an opportunity for everyone to see all of the gorgeous students dressed up !
Doors to the auditorium will open at 3:45 p.m.  No early entry or saving seats, please.  Students will be called in the order they arrive.

Belmont Grange meets
Belmont Grange # 889 will meet Friday evening March 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Barnesville Senior Center.  Members are asked to bring healthful snacks for refreshments.  Georgia and Henry Gallagher will be in charge of the program.

Square dance March 29 in Miltonsburg
A square dance will be held on March 29, 8 - 11 p.m., sponsored by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the parish hall in Miltonsburg, Ohio.  Music will be provided by Deep Down Country.  The public is invited.

Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association meets March 25th
The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will meet Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m., at the Washington County Career Center, SR676, Marietta, OH.  Agenda includes election of officers and a presentation, on small hive beetle, by Clay Guthrie of Dadant Bee Supply, Clarkson, KY.  Visitors are welcome at all our meetings.  Visit our web hive at  

Gospel series March 30th - April 2nd in St. Clairsville
A special series with the St. Clairsville Church of Christ, 190 Woodrow Ave. , St. Clairsville, OH 43950 will be held March 30th - April 2nd, featuring Brad Poe of Proctorsville, Ohio. The topic will be “How Alive Are You?’ — The Joy of Jesus in John’s Gospel.  For more information, call (740) 695-3268.

Oglebay Park Jumble Sale
Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park will hold a  “Jumble Sale” ( indoor yard sale) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 21, 22 and 23. The sale will be Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and  Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bargain hunters will find many interesting “treasures” among our collection of household items, books, glassware, jewelry, craft items, vases and baskets; plus many other great buys !  Proceeds from this event benefit the Garden Center, a non-profit educational organization. Don’t miss this sale. For more information phone 304-242-0665.

Weyer Chapter Order of Eastern Star meets March 20
Weyer Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star will meet on their new night, Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m., at the Weyer Masonic Hall in Centerville.  A pasta dinner will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m.  There will be a pre-inspection visit by the Deputy Grand Matron Carol Warsinsky and a Mock Initiation.  Officers may wear green.  Honored members include: Grand Representative Candy Thompson to Rhode Island, also District 15 Association President, grand Page and Aide Crystal and George Monroe.  Collections will be taken for the Sunshine Fund for cancer.  Worthy Matron Linda Williams and  Worthy Patron Wallace Malolepzy will be presiding.  All sisters and brothers are welcome to attend.  The Weyer Chapter annual Steak Fry will be Saturday, May 3 at the Smith Township Community Center in Centerville.

‘Welcome Home and Thank You’ for Vietnam veterans March 29th
The St. Clairsville American Legion Post #159 is holdings its second annual “WELCOME HOME AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE” for Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans on March 29, 2014 in front of Belmont County Court House at 11 a.m.
The public is encouraged to attend and give these men and women the WELCOME HOME and THANKS they deserve.
For more information,  contact  the St. C. American Legion Post # 159 740-695-9010, Joe Barker 740-391-2128 or Bob Farmer 740-782-1928.

Barnesville Girls Youth Softball Summer League sign ups March 22 and 25
Sign ups for the upcoming girls youth softball summer league will be held on Saturday March 22nd from noon – 2 p.m. and Tuesday March 25th from 6-8 p.m. at the Youth Center. Forms will be available March 10th in the Barnesville Elementary School and Middle School offices for any girl grade K-8. If you have any questions, please contact League President Charity Foreman at (740)213-6519 or on Facebook at

Gospel Meeting March 23-26 at East Main Street Church of Christ
A Gospel Meeting will be held at the East Main Church of Christ in Barnesville, March 23-26, 2014. The theme is, “REJOICE in the LORD always and again I say, REJOICE!” The speaker is Phil Grear  from Springfield, Ohio.
The schedule will be: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - Rejoice in the Lord! (Philippians 4:4); 10:30 a.m. — Rejoice in the Lord’s GRACE and 6 p.m. —Rejoice in the Lord’s FAMILY; Monday, 7 p.m. — Rejoice in the Lord’s HOPE; Tuesday,7 p.m. — Rejoice in the Lord’s LOVE and Wednesday, 7 p.m., Rejoice in the Lord’s HOME.              

Depression & Bipolar Support Group meets
The Ohio Valley Depression & Bipolar Support Group meets March 19th and also  regularly on the first, second, and fifth Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Wheeling Jesuit University in Whalen Hall. This is a peer led group with a facilitator. Speaking in group is up to you. For more information, contact: Tom at 304-234-9406 or Vickie at 304-336-4186 or e-mail
Eagles Aux. 4252 Coleman’s Fish Fry
The Eagles Auxiliary 4252, 137 E. Main St., will be having a Coleman’s Fish Fry every Friday through Lent beginning at 11 a.m. Cost will be $5 for a fish sandwich and $8 for a fish dinner, including fries and cole slaw. Profits will be used to support varies Eagles’ charities. The public is welcome and carry-out is available. To place an order, call 425-1217.

 Tack swap and flea market April 26th
A tack swap for all animals, along with a home and farm flea market will be held at the Belmont County Fairgrounds on April 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  On the same day, starting at noon, we will have a chicken dinner followed by a square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring the local group Deep Down Country.  Tickets for the chicken dinner are $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling 740-296-0067.  Admission to the square dance is $4 at the dance.   Individuals and vendors are welcome to participate in the flea market ,and currently plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces are still available.   For additional information or to reserve a space regarding space rental, you may call 740-296-0067.
A local tack dealer has already committed to attend the event, along with a greenhouse that will offer hanging baskets and flower flats for sale to the public.  Proceeds from the event will be used to make improvements at the Horse Arena at the Belmont County Fairgrounds.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2792 serving Lenten dinners
The VFW Ladies Aux. Post 2792 will be serving fish or shrimp dinners with fries and slaw for $7 per dinner every Friday from 5-7 p.m., starting March 7 and ending April 11. An alternate meat dish will be available each week. Everyone is welcome. Carry out is available by calling 425-9141.

Bunco Party March 30th
The St. Joseph Catholic Women’s Club is hosting a Bunco Party on Sunday, March 30 at  St. Anthony’s Hall, Bridgeport, Ohio. The doors open at 1 p.m. and  lunch will be  served from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Games begin at 2 p.m.
Admission is $6.
Reservations must be made by March 27, 2014 by calling 635-2836 or 635-2335.

Painting with a Purpose fund raiser March 28 and 29
You can help make a difference by supporting the Epworth Center! Join us on Friday, March 28 or Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m. for our Painting with a Purpose fund raiser! We will have two sessions with two different paintings. Join us for a fun evening of painting and good food (appetizers/desserts.  No painting experience necessary. Advanced reservations are required. Cost is $40 per person and includes art instruction and all supplies. Participants will get to take their painting home.
Call (740) 484-4705 to reserve your spot.
The Epworth Center is a beacon of light and hope to our neighbors in need through the SOWER Work Mission building repair program, Project Manna food pantry, poverty advocacy/education, partnership with local group homes NS much more! Visit for more information.

Wayne Townnship Trustees meet first Thursday of each month
The Wayne Township Trustees of Belmont County will hold their monthly meetings the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Township Garage in New Castle, Ohio.
By order of the Wayne Township Trustees, Belmont County.

Dancing For A Cause meets each Thursday
Want to have fun, exercise and help local charities and organizations? The Dancing For A Cause group continues to hold classes each Thursday from 6-7 p.m. in the Grange Hall building on Shamrock Drive. Women and men of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to join them. They learn a new dance each week, but also review learned dances.
All money collected is donated to local organizations. The group’s latest donation went to the Tri County Women’s Help Center. Past donations have been made to the Barnesville Elementary School for school sup- plies, a meals on a wheels program, the    summer lunch program, the Junior Women’s Club food drive for St. Vincent DePaul, relief efforts for victims of Superstorm Sandy, The Haven, Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library and 3Cs Cancer Support Group and the Somerton United Methodist Church rebuilding fund. For more information, call Rodona Dunfee at 425-1587.

WIC walk-in clinic in Bellaire
The Belmont County WIC Program will sponsor walk-in clinics every Thursday in Bellaire only.  The hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Bellaire WIC office is located in the Case Bank building on the 4th floor, Room 402.  
New clients need to bring proof of address proof of income, proof of pregnancy and identification for themselves and newborns.  Clients who need recertified will need proof of income and their WIC Folders.  The WIC folders are needed for coupon pick-up also.  WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that encourages breast-feeding and provides nutrition education to its clients.  Women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, infants, and children up to the age of 5 years old qualify.  Working families are encouraged to apply.  For more information call 740-676-2232.