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Submitted PhotoVolunteers from Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) at a recent basketball game benefiting the Scioto County Special Olympics.

 

Board of Health to meet

Portsmouth City Board of Health will meet in regular session on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room of the Health Department located at 605 Washington Street in Portsmouth.

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Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center

April 7Teresa Berry and Matthew R. Mercer of Wheelersburg, sonKeshia Parson and Travis Needham of Quincy (Ky.), sonSherry and Phillip VanDyke of Piketon, sonApril 8Aaron and Alicia Hedges of Portsmouth, daughterAshley Applegate and Stephanie Fryman of Tollesboro (Ky.), sonCrystal Ratcliff and John Jordan of West Portsmouth, daughterKaci Griffith and Kyle Royster of Portsmout, daughterApril 9...

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32nd Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest Announced

Are you age 55 or older with a talent for art, photography or poetry/essay writing? If so, the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) encourages you to participate in its 32nd Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that is approaching soon.This year’s event will be held May 27-30 (Tuesday through Friday) and June 2-6 (Monday through Friday) at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande,...

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Pruning Knock-Out Roses

Steve BoehmeThe perfect time to cut back shrub roses, including the popular “Knock-Out” series, is when they are just starting to sprout new growth. The early spring “haircut” we’re about to describe, plus a good feeding, are just about all the care they need to perform their best all year. Put on a pair of stout leather gloves for this job. Start by raking the dead leaves from around the plant so you can see all the branches.

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder Class

The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) Positive Behavior Support Department will present Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a free class, open to the public.The session provides its participants with valuable information about ASD, and the supports and services often associated with it. There will be new information included in the diagnosis of the disorder, as well as, current autism research and resources.Attendees do not need to recei...

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Volunteers Needed for Film Project

Ability Network Productions (ANP), a local volunteer group that has performed the original plays Heart Strings and Sign Posts in the past several years, is now creating a short film, Dream Scenes. ANP brings together people with and without developmental disAbilities to create performing arts with a message.For this film there are several scenes where many people may participate as actors and extras. Also needed are people who can create and move scenery, costumes, props, etc. and ...

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Jones, 25th anniversary

Submitted photoMichael Lee Jones and Wendy Jo Jones are celebrating their 25th anniversary on April 15th. Mike and Wendy were married in 1989 at Christ’s Community Church in Portsmouth. They have two sons. Brandon Michael Jones is 17 years old and a senior at Portsmouth High School. Austin Michael (AJ) Jones is 15 and a freshman at Portsmouth High School. Mike is currently the Magistrate at Scioto County Domestic Relations Court, and Wendy is the secretary at IBEW Local 575. ...

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