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Day of Prayer proclaimed in Jackson County

Photo By Brad S. Sherman

Jackson County Commissioners, in front from left, Jerry Hall, Ed Armstrong, and Paul Haller proclaimed May 2 as National Day of Prayer Day in Jackson County. In back are Day of Prayer Committee members Andra Lance, Glenna Reed, Sandy Borden, Wellston Mayor Connie Pelletier, Jackson Mayor Randy Heath, Coalton Mayor Kim Milliken, Shadra Jenkins, and Janie Karl.

May 2 will be observed as National Day of Prayer in Jackson County, proclaimed the Jackson County Commissioners during their Tuesday, April 16 regular meeting.

The county's prayer service, "Pray For America," will be held at 7 p.m., May 2 on the steps of the Memorial Building in Jackson.

"We urge all Jackson County Citizens to meet at the steps of the Memorial Building ... for the prayer service," the proclamation read, in part.

Wellston Mayor Connie Pelletier told The Telegram a service will also be held earlier in the afternoon, at 5:30 p.m., in front of the Wellston City Building. It is being held at an earlier time so everyone can attend the service in Jackson.

Mayors, community leaders, and members of the local National Day of Prayer committee were present for the reading of the proclamation.

"I am so thankful I live in a county where our commissioners will proclaim a National Day of Prayer," commented Shadra Jenkins, Day of Prayer committee member. "I love Jackson County."

Commissioner Paul Haller mentioned current events in our nation, which included the bombings at the Boston Marathon in which at least three people were killed and hundreds of others injured.

"This is timely, very timely," added fellow committee member Sandy Borden.
In other news from the Tuesday, April 16 meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners:

• A new Indigent Defense agreement between the county and Ohio Public Defender's Office was passed. Assuming the proposed state budget is passed and signed into law, it will cost the county $145,780 - three percent less than last year.

• The commissioners also approved a new salt rock agreement for the Engineer's office.

• Clay Banner Road resident Coma Selsor met with the commissioners concerning dangerous traffic conditions near her home. She says trucks carrying logs pop over the hill at high rates of speed near where she and her family cross the road with farm equipment.

The Commissioners said they will speak with Engineer Melissa Miller to see if anything can be done.

The Jackson County Commissioners hold regular meetings at 8:30 a.m. each Tuesday, unless moved due to holiday observances, at their office on Portsmouth Street in Jackson.


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