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Soul Harvest Church revs up for annual Biker Sunday

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MASON — Members of Soul Harvest Church are pulling together and gearing up for the church’s annual — and, what some may call unusual — community outreach on July 20.It’s called Biker Sunday.One of the outreach’s coordinators and church member, Rochelle Lamm, said this is the third year Soul Harvest will hold a Biker Sunday event and that it’s proven to be a great way for the church to reach out to the biker community.

 

Soul Harvest Church revs up for annual Biker Sunday

MASON — Members of Soul Harvest Church are pulling together and gearing up for the church’s annual — and, what some may call unusual — community outreach on July 20.It’s called Biker Sunday.One of the outreach’s coordinators and church member, Rochelle Lamm, said this is the third year Soul Harvest will hold a Biker Sunday event and that it’s proven to be a great way for the church to reach out to the biker community.

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Living for, with Christ in your life changes your looks

I am not sure when it was started, nor do I remember the circumstances for starting it, but my Uncle Harvey and I, years ago, started referring to one another as Number One and Number Two.Uncle Harvey was Number One and I was Number Two. It was just a little humorous ditty between the two of us that provided the basis for laughter within our families over the years.Recently on Sunday night about 10 p.m., I received a call from Aunt Thelma. When I saw the name of the call...

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Police continue search for missing man

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County who was reported missing last week, after his family said they had not been able to locate him for several days, has made contact with at least one member of his family, but the man is still considered missing by the Gallipolis Police Department.An official with the police department reported this week that Nicholas Hunt, 24, of Gallipolis, has reportedly contacted his family via text message, but will be considered missing by the police departmen...

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Man arrested following injury crash

KERR — Following a serious single-vehicle crash in Springfield Township on Wednesday evening, a local man is in custody with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.Paul Thacker, 60, of Thurman, the driver of a silver Chevrolet Trail Blazer that reportedly lost control and crashed along Kerr Road at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, is now facing charges of failure to control and drug possession following the incident. Thacker is also reportedly facing a felony indictment for...

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Relationship with God integral for successful marriage

On July 9, my wife and I celebrated 26 years of marriage. How awesome is that?I realize it is rare to find couples that last this long in a marital relationship. On the positive side, it makes us feel like an accomplished and successful couple.God has blessed us, not only with four amazing children who are all serving the Lord, but also with a peaceful and united marriage relationship. God has blessed us with the ability to live a successful marriage relationship.

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A Hunger for More

Faith is a tricky thing. And much of what is tricky about it isn’t merely in whether or not we have it, but also in whether or not we understand what it is about it that is actually pleasing to God.If by “faith” we simply mean religious activity or affiliation with a religious body (e.g., “I go to such-and-such church”) then we’ve totally missed what God means by faith. Is it really important to get this right? Is it truly necessary for us to und...

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River Museum to hold annual car and bike show

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...

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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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