Lift Our Voice event set 

The fifth annual Lift Our Voice event will take place June 27 from Noon to 8 pm. at Bethesda Village Park.  Many musical guests will be performing as they lift their voices to the Lord.There is no charge for this event and you will be glad that you came. They will have Gospel presentations, praise and worship music by several Gospel artists, speakers of all denominations, and they will be sharing faith stories and our love for the Lord. There will be free food and refreshments. For information or if you would love to come and sing or speak, call 740-761-0060.

Alumni banquet canceled

The Barnesville High School Alumni Banquet committee has regretfully decided to cancel the Barnesville Alumni Banquet this year due to the Coronavirus. The number one priority is safety and the majority of the attendees are senior citizens who would or could be classified as high risk individuals. They look forward to seeing you next year.

Sponsorships sought

The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for the annual chicken barbecue fundraiser on Saturday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s carry-out only. The meal includes half a chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and drink. To be a sponsor, contact the Chamber office at 740-425-4300.

Reunion canceled

The 1975 Barnesville High School class reunion scheduled for July 11 has been canceled. The reunion will not be held in 2020. There is discussion of rescheduling in 2021. A decision will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you Mike Crawford, Sam Hunkler, Cathy Gadd, Jim Grear.

Festival canceled

The 2020 Epworth Park Chautauqua Homecoming Days and Bethesda Festival, Bethesda, scheduled for July 11 and 12 has been canceled due to COVID-19. They look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s festival on July 10 and 11, 2021.

Concerned residents’ meetings suspended

The Concerned Barnesville Area Residents (CBAR) will suspend their monthly meetings until further notice.

Run postponed

Barnesville Rotary Lake 5K has been postponed until Aug. 29.

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.

2020 Chamber meeting dates and locations announced

The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2020 meeting dates and locations: July 8 at noon, Woodsfield Savings at the Youth Center, 130 Fair St.; Aug. 12 at noon, Ohio Hills Health Services in the New Life Center, 210 W. Church St.; Sept. 9 at noon, Sulek and Dutton in the Youth Center, 130 Fair St.; Oct. 14 at noon in the Steele Insurance in the Youth Center, 130 Fair St.; Nov. 11 on noon, Astoria Place, 400 Carrie Ave.; and Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m., Emerald Pointe, 100 Michelli St. For information, call 740-425-4300, email, or visit

2020 Chamber events announced

The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2020 calendar of events: July 4, Chicken Barbecue; Aug. 6, Super Sidewalk Sale; Sept. 24-27, Barnesville Pumpkin Festival; Dec. 3, Lighting of the Village Christmas Tree; and Dec. 5, Christmas Market and Lighted Christmas Parade. For information, call 740-425-4300, email, or visit