Church hosting Poke’ night   Come join us for a Poké night of fun! Bring your cards, your video games, and your smart phones for a great time to get to meet your fellow trainers on March 3, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church 124 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given out. For more information, contact Pastor Sam at 740-425-3144.     Chamber Business Showcase March 18 The Chamber Business Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Barnesville Elementary School gymnasium. Any help setting up/?tearing down would be greatly appreciated. Donations for door prizes are also being sought.       Benefit rigatoni dinner March 18 There will be a benefit rigatoni dinner for Rick Truax on March 18 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Albert S. George Youth Center in Barnesville Memorial Park. Tickets are S$8 each and are available at the Barnesville Water Department.     Deadline March 15 to remove items from graves Residents are asked to remove grave decorations from all village operated cemeteries. These include Crestview, Northern, and Southern cemeteries. The Village of Barnesville requests that all decorations are removed by March 15th as part of the annual spring cleanup. Decorations not removed by this date will be disposed of by the cemetery staff.       BHS Class of 1967 reunion committee to meet The Barnesville High School Class of 1967 reunion committee will meet March 13 at Annie K's at 6 p.m. All class members are welcome.       Bunco Party March 26 in Bridgeport The St. Joseph CWC will be holding a Bunco party on Sunday, March 26 at St. Anthony’s Hall in Bridgeport.   The doors open at 1 p.m. and lunch will be served from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Games will begin at 2 p.m. To make reservations call 740-635-2836 or 740-635-2102.       Spring craft bazaar at Astoria Place A spring craft bazaar will be held at Astoria Place of Barnesville on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, baked goods and beverages. Those interested in having a table at the bazaar should call Lisa Delman a Astoria Place at (740) 425-3648.       Chamber banquet set for April 27, nominations sought for awards The annual Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce Community Banquet is set for Thursday, April 27th in the Elk’s ballroom. Guest speaker will be Murray Energy Corporation CEO Robert E. Murray. Nominations for annual awards such as Employee of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Citizen of the Year should be sent to the chamber office by e-mailing or by calling (740) 425-4300. Donations of door prizes and auction items are also sought.   Trip to benefit hospital auxiliary The Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a tour of Biblical proportions to the Ark Encounter & Creation Museum on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15.   The trip will include motorcoach transportation, one night hotel accommodations, admission to the Ark Encounter & Creation Museum, one diner/ lunch/ breakfast, driver tip, escort, tax and gratuities.   For pricing and more information call Rodona Dunfee at 740-425-1587 or 740-238-1415 or call Ruth Murphy at 740-238-8742.       Farm Toy and Tractor Show March 12 The 6th Annual Union Local FFA & FFA Alumni Farm Toy and Tractor Show will be held March 12, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at UL High School in Morristown (I-70 exit 208. 66779 Belmont-Morristown Rd. (Ohio 149 between I-70 and U.S. 40). Admission is $3. Those age 12 and under will be admitted for free. A pedal tractor pull will begin at 1 p.m. Maximum weight is 75 pounds.   For information contact: Union local High School, 740-782-1181; Corey Betts, 740-484-4112 or Bob Saffell 740-686-2261.       Promoting Pollinators workshop March 15 Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a “Promoting Pollinators” workshop at the Barnesville Library Annex, March 15, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. This workshop is free and will focus on supporting pollinator species by providing adequate habitat. Topics discussed will include gardening for pollinators, native plants for bees, and beginner beekeeping. Presenters will include members of The Ohio State University and the Tri-State Beekeepers Association.   If you enjoy watching butterflies and hummingbirds, or if you are interested in starting your own bee hive, or even if you just enjoy beautiful flowers, then this workshop is for you. Please RSVP by March 13. If you have any questions or want to RSVP, please call the Belmont SWCD office.   Injured vs. Orphaned Wildlife Meeting On March 23, 2017, you are invited to this informative meeting on determining whether the wildlife species you come across is injured, orphaned, or should be left alone. This meeting will be held at the Barnesville Library Annex at 611 N Chestnut St. Barnesville from 5:30- 6:30 pm. Topics will include wildlife habits, what to do in your situation, and how to become a wildlife rehabilitator and what it entails. Our special guest is Nicole Hafer, Muskingum County Wildlife Rehabilitator and Muskingum SWCD Wildlife Specialist/?Educator. RSVP by March 22, 2017. For more information, contact Belmont SWCD at 740-526-0027 or email