Belmont County Rubberneck Tour set

The 2019 Belmont County Rubberneck Tour is set for Sunday, Oct. 13 from Noon to 6 p.m.

It started at a group meeting when someone said that a "do-it-yourself" scenic drive would be a great way to promote agriculture in the area.

A gentleman at the meeting said, "Folks like to drive and rubberneck at the scenery."

First starting as a tour of the local farms and homesteads, the Rubberneck Tour changes each year, also including historical landmarks and scenic byways with stops along the way. The tour will take place from 12-6 p.m. on SR 149 through Flushing with stops along the way on this free tour with food and many activities throughout.

For information, call 740-695-4359 or

4-H sponsors Somerton Community Halloween Party

The Somerton Ridgerunners 4-H Club will again sponsor the Somerton Community Halloween Party. The event will be take  place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Somerton Firehouse. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with judging starting at 6 p.m.

The Halloween party is open to all Somerton, Boston and Temperanceville area residents. Admission to the party is $1 or canned food item for the holiday food basket and Christmas Angel program. 

Categories are: Best Animal Costume, Best Witch, Best Couple, Funniest, Prettiest, Scariest, and Most Original.

Ribbons will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners of each category and trophies will be presented to the overall winner and runner-up.

There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes, along with refreshments and treat bags for all youth.

Ages for each category are 0-3, 4-8, 9-14, and 15 to adult.

Anyone wishing to donate door prizes, food, etc., contact advisors Marilyn Lucas at 740-757-2409 or Twila Fisher at 740-757-2261.