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Special speaker to ‘Celebrate Recovery’

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POINT PLEASANT — This Sunday the state representative from the worldwide program, Celebrate Recovery (CR), will speak at the Point Pleasant First Church of Nazarene about his personal story of past addictions and current recovery.Lou Ortenzio, CR’s state rep for western and southern West Virginia, is a ministry leader at Clarksburg Baptist Church’s CR chapter and aids other churches in the state with establishing chapters of their own. He will speak at Point Pleasant First Church of Nazarene on 2500 Mt. Vernon Ave. at 6:30p.m. on Sunday about CR and his personal struggles and journey with the program.

 

See Red?

MASON COUNTY— In an effort to prevent and reduce retailer violations of state code and the Synar Amendment, retailers have recently received material to help them identify underage youths that may attempt to purchase tobacco products.Synar is a federally-funded program that the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention oversees across the United States under the Synar Amendment. The amendment requires states to have laws in place prohibiting the sale and distribution of to...

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A guide to the Mason County Fair

POINT PLEASANT — The tri-county’s fair season is just around the corner, including West Virginia’s largest county fair - the Mason County Fair - happening Aug. 4-9.The Mason County Fair has announced heavy hitting entertainment like John Michael Montgomery, Eric Paslay and Steve Holy, as well as Draw The Line (Aerosmith tribute band) and the Ball Brothers (contemporary Christian group). The fair has also released this year’s schedule of events, including fav...

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Rio Grande athletic chairs on sale

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande is giving its alumni and the general public a chance to own a piece of the school’s athletic history.The school is currently selling the padded, folding chairs used by the volleyball and the men’s and women’s basketball programs since 1993. Cost is $200 per chair and around 20 chairs are available.Proceeds from the sale of the used chairs will go toward the purchase of new chairs.The chair...

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A night out

Mayor’s Night Out, the free concert series offered on Friday nights at Riverfront Park, continues this week with Gary Tolley. Tolley, who performs everything from oldies, to country, to gospel to beach much, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 for the free concert. Pictured are scenes from last week’s Mayor’s Night Out with singer songwriter Paul Doeffinger performing for faithful fans who showed up despite the rain. Opening for Doeffinger’s show was singer and m...

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A Hunger for More

In confusing times and difficult circumstances, God has a way of getting our attention.Whatever you may think about yourself and the world around you, the Lord has His eye on you and desires to break through the racket of everyday static to reach into your heart and pull you into the center of His will.It’s is obvious that we are living in troubling times. But the times are NOT troubling simply because of terrorists (although I’ll not deny that terrorism is t...

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Search the Scriptures

Jesus, confronted by an unbelieving prefect who sought to justify himself, was famously asked, “What is truth.” (John 18:38)Pilate meant it as a rhetorical question and did not allow Jesus an opportunity to answer it, but instead proceeded to have Jesus crucified despite finding no fault in him.Despite Pilate’s nonchalant attitude towards his own question, an attitude shared by millions of people who want to strive to believe there is no truth to be fou...

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Ohio University receives high marks in international rankings

ATHENS — Ohio University has received top marks in two ranking systems designed to provide students and parents with information about the overall quality and cost of higher education.Ranked 464 among the world’s 22,000 degree-granting institutions by the Center for World University Rankings, Ohio University is in the top 2.2 percent of the world’s higher education institutions for its quality of education.The university also ranked 14th out of 44 colle...

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Taking U.S. 35 funding to feds

POINT PLEASANT — Funding the completion of U.S. 35 was included in the discussion at the most recent meeting of the Mason County Commission.County Administrator John Gerlach presented Commissioners Miles Epling and Tracy Doolittle with letters from Congressman Nick J. Rahall. In one letter, Rahall tells commissioners he contacted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to convey his support for a 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discre...

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Community draws together, clears trail for nature preserve

MASON COUNTY — A committed band of volunteers has been hard at work for more than a year to restore a community-owned piece of land that will one day be Letart Nature Park.The 272 acres of land adjoining the Letart Commuity Center, located on Sandhill Road about 12 miles outside of Point Pleasant, is steadily developing into what the Letart Nature Park Development Organization has named Letart Nature Park — a place the organization hopes will draw community members and ...

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New Haven discusses dilapidated properties

NEW HAVEN — Beautification and repair dominated discussion at the most recent meeting of the New Haven Town Council.Mayor Charles Yonker discussed 10 dilapidated properties where he would like to have structures torn down. The mayor told council members he is working with two foundations in an attempt to get funding to have the houses razed. The council agreed that more discussion on the matter would be forthcoming.A lease agreement, drawn up by Yonker, was approve...

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New doctors Hassuna, Chandra join Holzer

GALLIPOLIS — Dr. Deena Hassuna, a rheumatologist, and Dr. Rameesh Chandra, interventional cardiologist, have joined Holzer Health System as new physicians.Dr. Hassuna completed her internal medicine residency at Wright State University-Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, and her rheumatology fellowship at SUNY Downstate Health System in Brooklyn, N.Y.Hassuna provides care for rheumatic diseases, including: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, scleroderma, i...

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Bend Area ensemble spends week in Brazil

NEW HAVEN — A dozen Bend Area students are spending this week in Brazil, showing music educators how American children play tunes “tiger style.”The Tiger Music Orff Ensemble, under the direction of Rachel Reynolds and Kim Bond, will be among approximately 35 musical groups to perform at the International Society of Music Educators biannual conference.

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State police: Child died ‘long agonizing death’

MASON COUNTY — West Virginia State Police say a 20-month old child died a “long agonizing death” as a result of alleged neglect at the hands of his parents.Jimmy R. Edwards, 25, address unreported, and Carla M. Adkins, 31, of Ashton, have been arrested and charged with child neglect resulting in death. Edwards is reportedly from the Milton area of Mason County but was arrested Tuesday in Cabell County on the charge. Since the offense allegedly occurred in Mason Co...

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Obama: The alleged leader of the free world

President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board.In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation’s forensic investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the moral authority of his office to call for the professional handling of the wreckage.

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Case resolved against woman accused of sexual misconduct

GALLIPOLIS — The case against a Gallipolis woman accused of sexual misconduct with a juvenile has been resolved, according to information filed this week with the Gallia County Clerk of Courts Office.An entry filed on Monday and signed by Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans states that the court has been advised that the case against Autumn L. Alban-Beaver has been resolved and a plea agreement will be presented to the court within the next seven to 10 days.

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

Faster, easier website unveiled todayThe Point Pleasant Register is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.mydailyregister.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.

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URG women’s basketball named NAIA Scholar Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande women’s basketball team has been named a 2013-14 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Team.Head coach David Smalley’s RedStorm sported a cumulative 3.35 grade point average and was among the 1,290 squads to be honored by the NAIA.For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institut...

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