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May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Extra Mile nominations for teacher's award are now being accepted

In its 13th year, nominations are being sought for the 2017 George G. Skinner and Lela Skinner Bailey Teaching Development Award (The Extra Mile) Award.

Students draw Band Bonanza winner
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Students draw Band Bonanza winner

Pictured above is Ben Inherst and Charlie Stewart who are percussionists in the Barnesville High School Marching and Concert Band. They are both graduating from Barnesville High School this year. We wish them the best of luck and the Barnesville Band will miss them them next year!

By Cathryn Stanley
Barnesville students learn how a bill becomes a law
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Barnesville students learn how a bill becomes a law

On April 7-8, 2017 students from the Gifted and Talented class at Barnesville Middle School participated in an Ohio Legislature simulation at Salt Fork State Park Lodge. The students developed their leadership, communication and problem solving skills.

BES students raise $10,875 through Jump Rope for Heart
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

BES students raise $10,875 through Jump Rope for Heart

Pictured are Barnesville Elementary School students who had $50 or more in pledges for the school's annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Students raised a total of $10,875. The top fundraiser was kindergarten student Zander Ankrom who raised $1,080.

By Cathryn Stanley
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BMS students participate in OMUN
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

BMS students participate in OMUN

March 12-14, 2017 students from seventh and eighth grades in the Gifted and Talented class at Barnesville Middle School participated in Jr. Ohio Model United Nations (OMUN) in Columbus at the Hyatt Regency.

Zander Ankrom top BES fundraiser for Jump Rope for Heart
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Zander Ankrom top BES fundraiser for Jump Rope for Heart

Pictured is kindergarten student Zander Ankrom, the top fundraiser for Barnesville Elementary School's annual Jump Rope for Heart. Zander raised $1,080 of the total $10,875 raised by BES students for the American Heart Association.

By Cathryn Stanley
Union Local High School graduation will take place on May 26
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Union Local High School graduation will take place on May 26

Union Local High School Commencement is set for Friday, May 26, at 6 p.m.., in the high school gymnasium. Union Local Principal, Bob Mascolino, will present the class of 2017 during the ceremony and board President Ed Stenger will accept the class.

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

BUCKET LIST: What to add to your summer

~Go to the beach~ ~Watch fireworks~ ~Meet some new people~ ~Eat snow cones~ ~Make homemade lemonade~ ~Go to some new places~ ~Go camping~ ~Watch a sunrise~ ~Plant some flowers~ ~Feed the ducks~ ~Watch a sunset~ ~Have a p

By Leah Bonner Shamrock Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Sarah's Book Review

And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie What would you do if you were stranded on a island with people being mysteriously murdered? In And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, ten strangers are invited to spend some time on an island known as Soldier Island.

By Sarah Mcmillen Shamrock Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Odd Rules in Sports

For our last article, we have decided to pick which rules seem the most odd to us. We have covered many sports this school year. To be exact, we have done seven. The sports included volleyball, basketball, bowling, swimming, baseball, track and field, and softball.

By Sydney Leach And Annie Carpenter
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May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Mental Awareness Corner: Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder, is a condition where a person's personality is separated into more than one personality states. This disease is rare, but it is usually found in victims of severe abuse.

By Madison Sellers Shamrock Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Buckeye State Destinations

A great destination in Ohio to visit during the summer is the Marblehead Peninsula off the coast of Lake Erie. This coastal area has many tourist attractions, as well as history behind it. Perhaps, the most famous attraction here is the Marblehead lighthouse that overshadows Lake Erie.

By Jacob Leach Shamrock Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Conner and Crum Survey Corner

"What are you most looking forward to this summer?" Freshmen Trey Ciroli: "No school." Luke Powell: "Basketball all day." Madison Detling: "The beach." Regan Hanlon: "Spending time with friends." Jacey Stephens: "Swimming.

Collected By Mallory Conner And Pazeley Crum
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Pop Quiz!

Questions 1. Who was the winner of this year's Miss America contest? 2. How long has the hit 80s movie Dirty Dancing been around? 3. How many songs are on Harry Styles's new album? 4. How old was Powers Boothe when he died this month? Answers 1.

By Lauren Pyle Shamrock Staff Writer
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

A Joke for Summer

Q: What did the pig say on a hot summer day? A: I'm bacon!

By Lindsey Burkhart
BC Board of Trustees welcome new member
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

BC Board of Trustees welcome new member

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont College is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to serve on the College Board of Trustees. Mr. Howard Landkrohn has been appointed to represent Harrison County. Mr. Landkrohn was installed at the April 27, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting.

Belmont College honors graduating Class of 2017
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Belmont College honors graduating Class of 2017

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont College officials conferred degrees upon a multitude of graduates as part of the college's 2017 Spring Graduation Ceremony in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Hundreds of parents, extended family, faculty, and staff were present to congratulate the Class of 2017.

Hair Design students earn cosmetology licenses
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Hair Design students earn cosmetology licenses

Students in the Hair Design program at the Belmont Career Center have been awarded their state licenses. On May 8, five seniors took and passed the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology exam. Pictured, seated from left, are Michell Carr-Charlton, Martins Ferry; and Gina Moore, Harrison Central.

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May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Kindergarten Readiness Camp registration deadline May 19

Barnesville Elementary School and its Title I Department is sponsoring a Kindergarten Readiness Camp for all children enrolling into kindergarten next school year.

Mothers Club sponsors grand march, after prom
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Mothers Club sponsors grand march, after prom

The Barnesville Mothers Club sponsored a Grand March at Barnesville High School prior to the junior /senior prom on Saturday, April 29. The theme of the prom held at Undo's in St. Clairsville was "A Night to Remember" and the After Prom was Mardi Gras.