Cemetery clean up planned
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 15 as part of the annual spring clean up. Decorations not removed by this date will be disposed of by the cemetery staff.
Spaghetti dinner planned
There will be a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at the Barnesville Senior Center. For information, call Jill Stephen, 740-238-1848.
Church to offer spring cleaning
The First Baptist Church of Barnesville Mission Team will be collecting household items, clothing, shoes, and purses (no televisions) on March 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 94 Shady Lane. All donations will be given to the Salvation Army in Bellaire to benefit the homeless shelter. Stained and torn clothing, as well as, books will also be accepted as those items can be recycled.
Book sale planned
The Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary will be sponsoring a book sale on Friday, March 15 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the classroom.
Water report available
The 2019 edition of the Consumer Confidence Report for the Village of Barnesville Public Water System has been published. This brochure is printed to supply information and data on the village’s water system and quality of water served to the consumers. Copies of the report are available at http://www.barnesvilleohio.com/ccreport.pdf or by checking the box on the March or April water bills and returning to the water department office requesting that a paper copy be mailed to your billing address. The report is available at the Barnesville Water Department office at 126 E. Church St., Barnesville, or by calling 740-425-3672.
OPERS retirees to meet
The Belmont County Chapter 79 of the Public Employee Retirees, Inc., bi-monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Belmont County Senior Service Center, 67650 Oakview Drive, St. Clairsville. BCSSC is on SR 40 across from Ohio University-Eastern. All OPERS retirees are invited to attend our meeting and to become a member of PERI, Inc. and the Belmont County PERI Chapter. Call 740-449-2280 with questions.
Garden club to meet
On March 18, the Flushing Garden Club will resume having its monthly meetings after their winter break. The clubs first meeting of 2019 will be held at the Flushing Christian Church on Main Street in Flushing. (Note: Change of venue.) Hostesses for the evening will be Cheryl Thompson and Sara O’dorizzi. President Michelle Meyer will call the meeting to order at approximately 7 p.m. Barb Cencula will read the Devotion. Roll call will be to name your first flower sighting in your garden for this year. Linda Blankenship will present the program/exhibit titled "Pressed Flower Art."
Athletic Board meeting set
The Union Local Athletic Board will meet Thursday, March 14 at 5 p.m. in the Union Local Middle School Library.
Church to have missions fundraiser
On Sunday, April 14 from Noon to 6 p.m., the First Baptist Church in Barnesville will have a soup, salad, and sandwich fundraiser. The menu will include grilled cheese, hot dogs, hot chicken sandwich, chili, chicken noodle soup, dessert, and drink. Eat-in and delivery will be available. Call 740-425-2231 for in-town delivery. All proceeds will benefit local and out of town missions.
‘Citizen of the Year’ nominations sought
The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting "Citizen of the Year" nominations. The winner will be announced at the Chamber of Commerce Spring Banquet on Thursday, April 25. Write a letter explaining why you feel your nominee should be selected as "Citizen of the Year." Send to: Barnesville Chamber of Commerce, 130 W. Main St., Barnesville, OH 43713; or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be postmarked by April 1.
‘Celebrate Women 2019’ set
Ohio University Eastern will host "Celebrate Women 2019," featuring a keynote address by Jessica Lynch, U.S. Army veteran and POW who served in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, on March 21. Sponsored by EQT, the event is free and open to the public. However, seating is limited. In addition, Ms. Lynch will be on hand afterwards for a book signing. RSVP today to reserve your spot and also be first-in-line for the book signing. Numbers will be assigned on a first come-first-serve basis.
Chamber of Commerce meetings
The following is a list of 2019 Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce meetings: March 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the Walton Home, 1254 E. Main St.; April 10 at noon, Woodsfield Savings (host) at the Youth Center, 130 W. Church St.; May 8 at 7:30 a.m. at Barnesville Hospital, 639 W. Main St.; June 12 at noon, Sleep Inn & Suites, 41371 Reco Drive, Belmont; July 10 at noon, Hartley Marshall/Barrel House/Rescare, 137 E. Main St.; Aug. 14 at noon, Ohio Hills Health Services (host) at New Life Center, 219 W. Church St.; Sept. 11 at noon, Sulek & Dutton - Pike 40 (host), at Youth Center, 130 W. Church St.; Oct. 9 at noon, Harvey Goodman (host) at New Life Center, 219 W. Church St.; Nov. 13 at noon at Astoria Place, 400 Carrie Ave.; and Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Emerald Pointe, 100 Michelli St.
Coal meetings set
The Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings take place at the Harrison County Visitors Center 143 S. Main St., Cadiz.
Mining equipment show set
The 16th annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show will take place Sept. 7-8 on Ohio 519 between US 22 and New Athens. Visit www.Facebook.com/ocmes for information.
Blue Star Banner available
The Blue Star Banner is available to any Barnesville area family of a serviceman or servicewoman serving in any branch of the military, including the National Guard (active or reserve). A banner will be dedicated to the family and then placed in their window for the service member. For information or to have a ceremony, call 740-238-2137.
Coin club meets
The Barnesville Coin Club meets the third Sunday of every month, except December. The meetings are opo the public and are located at 229 E. Main St., Barnesville.