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Magnolias Are a Solution for Clay Soil

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Steve BoehmeIf you’re looking for a showy flowering tree that’s not too large but grows fast, consider the Magnolia! There are some gorgeous Magnolia hybrids that work well in clay soil, making Magnolias a better choice for most landscapes than dogwoods, which prefer well-drained soils.Magnolias are known for their immense purple-pink and white tulip-shaped blooms. A few varieties have ivory or pale yellow blooms. Right now they are at their best, providing a real show in the early spring before their leaves form.

 

Bingo for Baskets

Bingo for Baskets, will be held at the New Boston Community Center, 3980 Rhodes Ave. on April 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature food, raffles and many other items. Prizes for the event will consist of Longaberger Baskets and other collectable items. All proceeds support the fight against cancer.

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Scioto Board of DD Meeting Notes for March 2014

The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Thursday, March 20 at the STAR, Inc. building. In addition to routine business of approving expenditures, program reports and minutes, the Board took the following actions:- Approved a finalized version of a contract between STAR, Inc. and the County Board that is in effect through the end of 2014- Adopted a master contract with Choice Housing, Inc., a not-for-profit working to provide safe, decent and affordable ...

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Individuals in Scioto County Save Money with the Medicare Prescription Discount Plan – Are You Eligible?

Assisting eligible individuals with Medicare prescription benefits is a service the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) provides through the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grant from the Ohio Department of Aging. This project provides outreach to and enrollment assistance for individuals who may be eligible for the Low-Income Subsidy and/or Medicare Savings Program.

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Burchetts, 63rd anniversary

Submitted photoJack and Dovie Burchett of Wheelersburg celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Monday, March 24, 2014. The couple was married on March 24, 1957, in South Webster, Ohio, by Rev. Crabtree. The couple have 11 children, Tom, Gary, Sue, Easter, Janet, Jackie, Steve, Deanna, Dave, Candy, Jessie; 19 grand children and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Rep. Johnson Announces Bill Permitting Use of Hunting Firearm Noise Suppressors Clears Ohio House

COLUMBUS—State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 234, which will allow hunters to use noise suppressors on their firearms.Under the bill, a person who has a valid hunting license is permitted to attach a suppressor onto their firearm while hunting game birds or wild, four-legged animals, including white-tailed deer, raccoons, rabbits and squirrels. Hunters may only possess a suppressor if it is ...

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SCCTC masonry students show off skills

The masonry program was given the chance to show off their skills by competing against other high school students at the Ohio-Kentucky Masonry Contest. The contest was held at the Ohio-Kentucky Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers new training center in Batavia, Ohio. This year seven SCCTC masonry students participated in the contest.In the senior division, Bennie Jenkins took third place, while Josh Baumgardner placed fourth. Austin Rideout took first place and Cameron Cline second...

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New assistant prosecutor takes oath

Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn announced that on April 7, Attorney Jay Willis joined the office of the prosecuting attorney for Scioto county. Mr. Willis took his oath of office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney on April 7. Mr. Willis has been assigned as the lead juvenile prosecutor in all delinquency, unruly and truancy cases in Scioto County. Willis will also be serving as trial counsel on some adult felony indictments.Jay Willis has practiced law since 1995 following his...

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Piketon Plant Retirees to Meet April 17 at Gatti’s Pizza

Retirees of the Piketon Plant, both hourly and salary, are invited to meet for their monthly luncheon on Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at Gatti’s Pizza, located at 1658 11th Street in Portsmouth. Spouses are also encouraged to attend.This group meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call (740) 897-2863 or (740) 897-2457.

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Dillow, 91st birthday

Submitted photoThelma Dillow celebrated her 91st birthday, April 10, at 419 Waller St. The party was at noon. Friends and relatives were invited to attend. The family thanks Hospice for their care.

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Plant a Tree on Arbor Day and Make a Difference at Ohio State Parks

Ohioans wanting to celebrate Arbor Day this year are encouraged to donate and help plant a tree at Ohio State Parks. In return for their efforts, participants will receive two free nights of camping for each tree they donate and help plant.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is encouraging park visitors to donate mature native tree saplings and help park staff and volunteers plant them in an effort to replace trees that were affected by the emerald ash borer infestation...

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Finess F. and M. Juanita Lawson Boggs celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on March 28th. The couple met and grew up in Lick-Run-Lyra Ohio and were married in Greenup, Kentucky by Rev. W.H. Muncy on March 28, 1945. They have two children, a son Rick and his wife Barbara Boggs of Portsmouth and a daughter Ronita Boggs, deceased. They have four grandchildren Rickey Boggs of Lucasville, Kipra and her husband William Faulkner of Vanceburg, Kentucky, Kelli Kuhn and her fiance Jerry Allen of P...

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Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings set in Sciotoville

Breast and cervical cancer screenings and education will be provided by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Program on May 20 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The clinic will be held on the Community Health Program’s Mobile Health Van parked at the Sciotoville Church of Nazarene, 5409 Winchester Ave., Sciotoville.Free Pap tests, pelvic and breast examinations, breast health education and appointments for mamograms will be provided to uninsured an...

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Helphing Americans With Disabilities

By Tonie GarciaSocial Security District Manager in Portsmouth, OHThe World Health Organization held the first World Health Assembly in 1948, and, beginning in 1950, every year on April 7 the world comes together to observe World Health Day. Each year, World Health Day focuses on a particular subject of interest to global health.At Social Security, we focus on people’s health every day. Specifically, we provide benefits for people with disabilities. To he...

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11th Annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen Fishing Day Scheduled

The U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), will hold its 11th annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen Fishing Event on Lake Vesuvius on Thursday, April 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. With help from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, thousands of rainbow trout will be released on event day to help increase anglers’ success.

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Broadway hit musical ‘West Side Story’ comes to the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

Shawnee State University and the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association present the classic Broadway musical hit “West Side Story” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.This tale of two rival gangs in New York, the Jets and the Sharks, changed musical theater forever, demanding that performers were strong in dancing, acting and singing.Compared to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the play, Maria and Tony fall in l...

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West High School Chess Tournament

Portsmouth West High School recently held a Chess Tournament. After students signed up, brackets were drawn and play commenced. Participants played in the Library during the Lunch Activity Period. After several weeks of play junior class champion Zakk Burton defeated Nick Frasure, the sophomore class champion, in the finals. Prizes were awarded to these top two competitors. Runners-up were TJ Hoggard, 9th grade champ and Richard Blevins, 12th grade champion. The four class champions –TJ...

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Local churches participate in Feinstein Challenge

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThis is 17th year Alan Feinstein of the Feinstein Foundation will be dividing $1 million to food pantries and hunger fighting agencies across the United States.Participating agencies take part in what it called the ‘Feinstein Challenge.’

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