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River Museum to hold annual car and bike show

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POINT PLEASANT—The sixth annual Point Pleasant River Museum Car and Bike Show will entertain locals and visitors alike this weekend.On Saturday, the car and bike show will begin at noon, across from Tu-Endie-Wei State Park on 28 Main St. in Point Pleasant. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and there is a $10 entry fee.Ruth Fout, the museum’s administrative assistant, has been involved in coordinating the event every year and said this yearly benefit for the museum works to bring the community together.


Prestera recovery home topic of discussion

POINT PLEASANT — A recovery home planned for Mason County and managed by Prestera was a topic of conversation at this week’s meeting of Point Pleasant City Council.According to multiple sources, Prestera has identified a home on Main Street as a possible location. This home is said to be located near the Presbyterian Church.

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Council updated on tourism

POINT PLEASANT — This week, when the American Queen docked for a visit, 330 people (four tour buses) departed the boat for a tour around Point Pleasant and Mason County.This, according to Denny Bellamy, director of the Mason County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Bellamy spoke to Point Pleasant City Council this week about tourism in the city and the new Mason County Visitor’s Guide, which was recently printed.

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A grand slam!

POINT PLEASANT — The Boys of Summer have a backstop they can be proud of thanks to a Gordon C. and Mildred R. Jackson Foundation grant.This spring, the Point Pleasant High School Baseball Boosters, had a new backstop built at its field among the PPJ/SHS Athletic Complex, thanks to $5,000 from the Jackson Foundation.Coach Andrew Blain said the baseball boosters were able to take the $5,000 and turn it into a large backstop complete with an attractive brick foundatio...

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Capehart Golf League completes week 4 at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — The young golfers of the Frank Capehart Tri Count Golf league have been Blessed with excellent weather once again. The 4th stop on this years tour was played Monday, July 7, at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, West Virginia. Sunshine and blue skies prevailed and there was a refreshing breeze that kept the golfers cool. The golf course was in fine condition and played fast and firm.

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Rio Grande hires retention specialist

RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College has announced the hire of Dean Crawford as recruitment and retention specialist.The newly formed position is designed to increase student engagement and persistence throughout their entire Rio Grande experience. The position reports to the dean of enrollment management and will provide a retention focus to all planning, coordination and implementation of recruitment and enrollment initiatives.

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Sawyer Ellis declared the overall winner of Cutest Kids Competition

GALLIPOLIS — The winners of the Cutest Kid competition have been announced, with a total of seven winners in all with six categories. The overall winner, who won $10, is Sawyer Ellis, 3, with the most overall votes. The winners of the six categories each won $50, and were listed by first name: Ariya is the winner of the Newborn Category, Rocky is the winner of the Toddler Category, Brycen is the winner of the Ages 2-3 Category, Torri is the winner of the Ages 4-5 Category, Trey is the w...

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Farmer’s Market faithfully offers fresh, local alternative to eating

POINT PLEASANT—The Mason County Farmer’s Market continues to offer fresh, locally grown produce in spite of uncertainty in consumer demand for locally produced food.Clark Harper, coordinator of the Mason County Farmer’s Market, said vendors usually sell about 90 percent of what they bring to the market each day, but it can be tricky for vendors to know what will sell one week compared to another week because the consumer demand is unpredictable.“Y...

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Board of education holds organizational meeting

POINT PLEASANT—The Mason County Board of Education recently held an organizational meeting with one new member and two previously elected members beginning new terms.The board welcomed a new member, Jared Billings, and elected a new president and vice president. Board member and former president Thomas Nunnery was not present.Board member Greg Fowler was unanimously voted president of the board. “Thank you,” Fowler said. “I plan to do a good job a...

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Dilapidated properties discussed at Mason

MASON — Dilapidated properties were a topic of discussion when the Mason Town Council recently met.Council members agreed to speak to the owner of the property at 1080 Second St. The council would like to have her approval to proceed with plans to have the two-story structure torn down.Also discussed was a property at the corner of Brown and First streets. After the home was vacated, there were reports of suspected drug activity, and council would like to have this...

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For the record

Mason County Sheriff’s DepartmentGALLIPOLIS FERRY — Deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department were recently dispatched to a residence on Church Street in Gallipolis Ferry in reference to a dispute. While on scene, deputies received information there allegedly were marijuana plants on the property with deputies locating 19 marijuana plants. Sheldon D. Mercer, age and address unreported, was arrested for manufacturing a controlled substanc...

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Queen … for a day

The American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, docked at Riverfront Park on Monday for the first time this summer. Members of the tourism community in Mason County were waiting to greet the boat and its passengers — the latter of which departed to various attractions across the county. Along Main Street, signs were placed in front of businesses and attractions to alert and entice tourists to explore which helps boost the local economy. The boat was scheduled to stop last week, bu...

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Fugitive found in Ashton area

GALLIPOLIS FERRY — A Mason County man law enforcement have been searching for since June 24 has been found.Jonathan Jeffers, 29, was apprehended at a trailer on Shad Lane in Ashton on Monday, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Department.Back on June 24, deputies were reportedly called to a home on Jolly Rd. in the Ashton area where Jeffers was accused of allegedly having a gun and making threats. When deputies arrived on scene, he allegedly fired a shot...

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Five injured in holiday crash

HARTFORD — Five people were injured during the holiday weekend after a one-vehicle crash occurred on W.Va. 62 near Hartford Hill, commonly known as “the rocks.”According to Mason County Sheriff Greg Powers, Vallery Jordan, 56, address unreported, was driving north toward New Haven about 11:10 p.m. July 4. Also in the car were passengers Julie Porter, 39; Shannon Harland, 41; Jimmie Gibbs, 37; and a juvenile.Powers said that Jordan fell asleep behind the...

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Inaugural bike ride planned

NEW HAVEN — A new event is coming to the Bend Area that will not only provide entertainment for its participants, but also help children in need at Christmas.The inaugural Claflin C.A.R.E. Bike Ride will be hosted by the Bend Area C.A.R.E. organization July 19 at the New Haven Baseball Fields/Bachtel United Methodist Church.Unlike a bicycle race, the riding format will be multiple laps around an 8.5-mile loop, according to Jodie Roush, organizer of the ride. The en...

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Dear Editor,The Board of Gallia County Commissioners want to provide information regarding dog tags to our county residents.All proceeds from the sale of dog and kennel tags in Gallia County are deposited into the Gallia County Animal Shelter Fund. These funds allow our county dog warden and assistant county dog warden operate the Gallia County Animal Shelter.All dogs, even if the dog is a full-time house dog, are required by the Ohio Revised Code to have a ne...

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New playground for Krodel moving forward

POINT PLEASANT — Plans to build a new playground at Krodel Park are moving forward with the design now completed and fund raising efforts underway.A group of volunteers have been working hard for months now to bring the playground to life with the support of the city’s recreation committee and Point Pleasant City Council. The volunteers have also done this at no cost to the city and as such, are looking to the community for help to finance this dream into a reality....

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Labor of Love

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Pastor Charles Birchfield believes in showing his faith through his work.Captain’s Creamery, a riverboat pilot house that’s been renovated into a mini restaurant at the corner of Main and Second streets in downtown Point Pleasant, serves as the site where Birchfield, of Lifeline Apostolic Church, and a handful of volunteers work to raise money for their outreach program known as Kitchen of Blessing.The kitchen partakes in a food ...

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