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Portsmouth Women’s Tennis League

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On July 30 following the final match of the season, the Portsmouth Women’s Tennis League (PWTL) enjoyed a carry-in lunch as the home of Ann Oberling. Awards were presented to the following players; Judy Bayes-First Place, Division One, Jennifer Reffitt-Second Place, Division One.Kalyn Purdy, First Place Division Two and Karen Patrick, Second Place Division Two.New officers were designated for the 2015 season. Co-Presidents-Jennifer Johnson and Christie Wilcox. Secretary Lena Rowe, Treasurer Pat Moore, Publicity Nancy Jarrells and Team Organization Karen Patrick.


Paramount Arts Center receives nearly $70,000 to Grow Its Arts Education Programs

The Paramount Arts Center’s noted arts education programs have received a major boost this past month, with grants and gifts totaling $69,198. These new funds will allow the PAC to expandits programs for area students and teachers, enabling it to serve more schools and reach more children who have limited access to the arts.

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RRSCLC August Trail Ride

RRSCLC August trail ride will be at Bear Lake Horse Trails in Ohio (located Shawnee Forest) on Saturday, August 23th (rain date is following Saturday, Aug. 30th). Be in the saddle ready to hit the trails by 10AM. Ride should last 4 to 5 hours. For questions (or directions) call Jim Riffe at 606-757-4276 or Rick Myers at 606-541-7757. Pack your own lunch, snacks and drinks. This is a drug and alcohol free event. You do not need to be a member to ride with the club. The RRSCLC is a non-profit o...

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Time Warner Cable Deploys Amber Alert To Cable Technicians

Time Warner Cable (TWC) announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been deployed with technology that allows them to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert, and training to be vigilant and contact law enforcement if they see the abducted child. This new effort is part of an agreement with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), a partner of TWC. Through the TWC Eyes and Ears AMBER Alert initiative, the company be...

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Local Horse Show’s at New Ironton Arena

Ironton, OH, August 1212 2014 - We are pleased to let you know that the Lawrence County Horseman’sAssociation (LCHA) still has a few more horse shows planned for 2014 in the new Ironton Horse Area. Entry fees have been lowered to $5 per class for the open shows. To see full class list visit our Facebook group under LCHA.Show Schedule is as follows: August 23rd Open & Speed Show w/ $MONEY$ Added, starts at 2pm. September 6th Speed Show only w/ $MONEY$ Added, starts ...

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Johnson’s Improving Trauma Care Act Signed into Law

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after President Obama signed his bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3548, the Improving Trauma Care Act, into law.

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DeCamp receives training

Nathaniel L. Decamp is an Army ROTC cadet involved in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion Training — their first training deployment as a cadet. After a week-long training session at Fort Knox, Ky., the selected cadets are deployed to partner nations where they are immersed in the local cultures and languages. The selected cadets will spend three weeks involved in assisting with current Army missions that range from helping build community projects to teaching English to local childre...

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Bailey graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joshua R. Bailey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force....

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As Back-to-School Lists Grow Longer, Parents Look for Ways to Manage Costs

The first day of school is just around the corner. For parents, this means a sprint to the finish line for savings on everything from pens and paper to computers and rental trucks.The National Retail Federation says the average family of kids in K-12 will spend about $669 per child while parents of college students will spend about $916, up about three percent from 2013. The list of what’s needed for school gets longer every year too. The National School Supply Lists Director...

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Glockner Enterprises Monday Night Elks Golf League

Results Monday August 4, 20141) Johnson’s Shirt Shop 153.02) Deemer’s Market 148.53) Dakota’s Roadhouse 143.04) Cottle Financial Services 139.55) Desco 139.06) Crystal Klean Car Wash 133.57) Luther Transfer 127.5Trophies Unlimited 127.59) Cross Management 127.010) Quality Car/Truck Leasing 122.5Low RoundsA) Dave Augustine (33)B) Dean ...

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State cancels jail meeting

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOfficials with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections were making efforts to organize a meeting between officials in Lawrence and Scioto County Officials to talk about issue they have revolving around Lawrence County opening a jail in Scioto County.The Lawrence County Commissioners have made it known they are anticipating entering into an agreement with the state of Ohio. The agreement would allow the commiss...

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Do You HATE Your Landscaping?

Steve BoehmeAre you a homeowner who is dissatisfied with your landscaping? Perhaps you’ve been living with the shrubs your builder installed “way back when”, or landscaping done by the previous owner. Perhaps you’ve nibbled your way to your present situation in many small steps, afraid to do anything really bold. Most likely you have a plant collection instead of a landscape.

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Red Cross honors community heroes

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn Thursday the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross (ORVC) held its 16th annual Heroes Breakfast at the SOMC Friends Center. Over the course of the event several community members from Lawrence, Jackson, Pike and Scioto Counties were honored for their service to the greater good.

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PHS Class of 1964 reunion

The Portsmouth High School, Class of 1964 will celebrate their 50th Class Reunion Sept. 26-27 at the Portsmouth Holiday Inn Express on Second Street. There will be a pool side party hosted by classmate, Lonnie Robinson and his wife Madeline, on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Classmate David Morgan is organizing a golf outing at the Elks Country Club on Saturday Sept. 27 for those interested. Classmate, Ralph Applegate, will lead a tour of the Portsmouth High School complex at 2:20 p.m. on Saturda...

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When, Where, How and Why to Water

Steve BoehmeNewly planted shrubs, perennials and trees struggle to get established when temperatures are in the 90’s and drying winds keep us busy with supplemental watering. Proper watering is an important part of gardening. Lasting damage can occur when leaves and stems wilt. Regular watering helps keep plants and trees growing. Flower and fruit the following spring will be much better with regular watering, and so will fall color.

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Clay Alumni Honors Past Officers—Dave Richard and Fred Reeder Posthumously

The Clay Alumni honored the memory of David Ray Richard and Fred F. Reeder at their recent alumni banquet by presenting plaques to Nola Richard, wife of David and to Scheryl Reeder, wife of Fred.President of the Clay Alumni, Charles T. Leonard, gave high praise to David Richard, who served as Treasurer of the Clay Alumni for twelve years. David Richard died October of 2013. Leonard said Richard was one of the most dedicated and loyal people he ever had the privilege of working with...

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Attorney General Announces Pilot Program for Heroin Addiction Recovery

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp, Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, members of the Lucas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. John Laux of the University of Toledo, and other community officials to announce the development of a new pilot program aimed at helping those suffering from heroin addiction get the assistance they need to move towards recovery.During a news conference this afternoon, Attorney General DeWine announced that he is awar...

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Lauren Reiser takes a bite of the Big Apple!

A group of aspiring actors and models from Images Model & Talent Agency from Lexington, KY recently returned from New York City where they attended the International Modeling & Talent Association Convention (IMTA) at the New York Hilton Hotel. There were over 1500 contestants from around the world who competed for trophies, awards, and contracts.Lauren Reiser, Age 19, daughter of Tammy Seaman and Paul “Andy” Reiser of Portsmouth, Ohio received the following awards:...

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