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Rio Grande hires retention specialist

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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.


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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