Salute to Service set for Sept. 9

Jim and Sue Patron are extending a warm and heartfelt invitation to all military, law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics, as they have set aside Saturday, September 9, 2017 as the day all these men and women will be shown the appreciation they so deserve. They are reaching out to all who are active duty, retired, veterans, wounded warriors, and families of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. They encourage not only these uniformed men and women, but their families, friends, and communities to share in this special day.

The program will be held at Union Local Middle School Auditorium and will begin at 11 a.m. They ask that as a military service member, first responder, family member, or friend of one of these men and women, to please share a photo short story, or other memorabilia about you or your loved one's service. These will be displayed the day of the program for all to share.

To protect and serve sounds crazy to most, but to those who put their lives in harm's way every day, it is in their blood. It is what they believe in. It is their calling. It is not just what they do for a living, it defines who they are.

A couple hours on a Saturday morning to some, may seem unreasonable to give. These men and women have and continue to give hours, days, years, their lives in serving those they love and for the love of country, and communities.

Let's make this day a day to show the appreciation for all they do and have done. Times are becoming more and more troubling. Not only for us as adults, but for our children and grandchildren. We live in communities and a country that is the best by far. Let's join our military and first responders in making each day better than the day before. Let's come together as "One Nation Under God" and be thankful for all we have received and continue to receive.

Blood Drive Aug. 10

A Central Blood Bank blood drive will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10 in the Elks Lodge #1699 first floor ballroom, 117 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, from noon to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Those donating are reminded to eat well, stay hydrated and bring their ID. To make an appointment visit or call Rachel at (412) 209-7241.

Hunter Education Course

The Bethesda Sportsmen's Club will host a hunter education course on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This course is required for first-time hunting license applicants and to obtain out of state licenses.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by calling 1-800-945-3543 or on the web at or

This class is free of charge and lunch will be provided by the club.

Dover Steam Show Aug. 18-20

The 54th Annual Tuscarawas Pioneer Power Association "Dover Steam Show" will be held August 18-20, 2017 in Dover, Ohio at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave. This year's show will feature the Ford Family.

There will be steam traction engines, antique gas and diesel farm and garden tractors and more, antique cars and trucks. There will also be many working exhibits including sawmill, shingle mill, threshing, and bailing.

The event will also feature food, arts and crafts, flea market, and entertainment. Friday night will feature a garden tractor pull at 6 p.m. Saturday night there will be an antique tractor pull at 5 p.m. A peddle tractor pull will be open to all ages at 1 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a Sunday morning church service.

Admission $5 for ages 13 and over with free admission for those age 12 and under. Membership is available that provides admission for all weekend. For more info, call 330-844-5415; e-mail; or visit

Adult swim laps at the pool

Barnesville Park Pool will be offering adult lap swims every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Adults may also walk laps. Swims will be from 6-8 in the evening. These are for adults only. No children will be permitted. For the cost and other information, please call the pool at 425-1172.

BAMA free swim every Wednesday

The Summer Swim Program, sponsored by the Barnesville Area Ministerial Association, will be held every Wednesday through August from 11 a.m.- noon at Barnesville Memorial Park. The program is for all ages and includes a devotional and snack, as well as the free swim.

St. Michael's ham and chicken dinner

St. Michaels Church in Carlisle, celebrating 175 years of ministry, is having a ham and chicken dinner on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Carryout is available. A square dance, featuring the Little Creek Band, will be held from 8-11 p.m.

Miles for the Mission 5K race

Miles for the Mission 5 K Race will be held September 2 at 8:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 94 Shady Lane, Barnesville.

Registration forms are available online at Entry fee is $20 if postmarked by August 19 or $25 after August 19 and on race day. All pre-registered entries will receive a t-shirt. Trophies will be awarded.

Garden Center Style Show and Luncehon

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center will be having their annual Style Show and Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 18. Doors open at 11 a.m. Fashions will be provided by The Dress Barn. This year's event will be held at The Pine Room at Oglebay. There will be opportunities to take a chance on several fantastic prizes. The cost of the event is $15 and includes a nice lunch and lots of fun. Call the Wheeling Civic Garden Center today to reserve your seat. Proceeds from the event will benefit this non-profit educational organization.

For more information, call (304) 242-0665.