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home : community news : community news April 29, 2017

4/24/2017 2:16:00 PM

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Blood Drive at CUMC Family Life Center May 2

Christ United Methodist Church will host a Blood Drive Tuesday, May 2 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. If you would like to donate, please register online at redcrossblood.org and click the ChristUMC/Jackson link. Your donation of blood is the gift of life in many situations. With questions, call Paula Forshey at 740-286-3020.

Jackson County National Day of Prayer May 4

The Jackson County National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 4. In the city of Jackson the prayer service will take place on the steps of the Memorial Building at 7 p.m. and inside the Memorial Building Auditorium in case of rainy weather. There will be a light supper served at 6 p.m. to the public. This year's theme is "For Your Great Name's Sake." This year's theme Scripture is taken from Daniel 9:19: "For Your great Name's sake, hear us...forgive us...heal us." Please bring your own lawn chair for seating, in case there are not enough chairs for everyone to be able to sit down for this prayer service. Various school choirs from Jackson County schools will be singing special songs for this community ecumenical service.

Wesley United Methodist Church Yard Sale April 27-28

Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 1384 Cove Road, Jackson, will be having a huge yard sale Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. There will be something for everyone; come and browse!

Rummage Sale at Community Action Central Office Gym May 4

A Rummage Sale, sponsored by Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc., will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Community Action's Central Office Gymnasium, 118 South New York Ave., Wellston. Some items for sale include clothing, housewares, office items and more; cash only, please. All proceeds from the sale will go toward helping low-income residents of Jackson and Vinton Counties in crisis.

Wellston Fire Department Flower Sale May 4, 5 and 6

The Wellston Fire Department Flower Sale will be held May 4, 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, at Fire Station #2 (110 West 2nd St., old Medflight Base). Bargains include: three-prong hanging baskets, $17; four-prong hanging baskets, $22; four-prong geranium hanging baskets, $25; hanging bags, $17; six-inch geranium porch planters, $25; flats, $15 or $2.50 a pack; and ferns, $25. All flowers are from Marvin's Gardens. Please come out and support the WFD.

CMA to Host Annual Run for the Son Fundraiser May 6

On Saturday, May 6, the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) will host its annual Run for the Son. The Redeemed Riders Chapter 624, one of many CMA chapters chartered in the United States, will be participating in this run. "This will be a ride in which sponsors will be sought to help raise money for the CMA to spread the light of Jesus to every nation," a spokesman noted. "Since Run for the Son began, CMA has raised over 60 million dollars to help present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people around the world. Every penny promptly goes to work. Each year, 20 percent goes for Bibles to closed and restricted countries; 20 percent goes for motorcycles to native pastors around the world; 20 percent goes to help the Jesus film spread the word of God; and 40 percent is used by CMA to help reach motorcyclists here at home in the United States and internationally." This year the goal is five million dollars. Anyone interested in participating in this event can meet at the Buckeye Community Services Building, 220 Morton St., Jackson, at 10 a.m. on May 6; kickstands up at 10:45 a.m. The group will go approximately 150 miles, round trip. For more information or to be a sponsor, call chapter president Jeff Simmons at 740-418-0992.

OHHS Concert Band to Present "Let Freedom Ring" May 9

The Oak Hill High School Concert Band will present "Let Freedom Ring - A Musical Salute to America," Tuesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at The University of Rio Grande Berry Fine and Performing Arts Center Alphus Christensen Theater. A free ticket is required to attend (available from Band Director Werntz or OHHS office during regular school hours). For more information, call the school office at 740-682-7055, ext. 1217.

Bundy Elementary Kindergarten Registration May 25 & 26

Bundy Elementary announces it will soon be time for Kindergarten Registration, set for May 25 and May 26 - by appointment only (call 740-384-6245). Paperwork needed includes: Child's birth certificate; parent/guardian ID (driver's license or SS card); proof of residency (utility bill, rental receipt, etc.); and custody information if applicable. Immunizations needed include: DTaP/DTP/DT/Td - at least four, the last one being on or after fourth birthday; Polio - at least three, the last one being on or after fourth birthday; MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) - two; Hepatitis B - series of three; and Varicella (Chickenpox) - two.

Blackfork Decatur-Washington School Reunion in Oak Hill May 27

The Blackfork Decatur-Washington School Reunion of 2017 will be held on Saturday, May 27, in the social room of the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church. Registration and fellowship will begin at 5 p.m. The dinner will be served at 6 p.m.; cost is $15 per person. "Please send your prepaid reservation by May 15," a spokesman reminded. "Make checks payable to the Blackfork Alumni Association and send them to Doris Harper at 2234 Spencer Road, Ray, Ohio 45672." The spokesman added, "It is impossible for us to send everyone a letter. If you ever attended Blackfork School and would like to attend the reunion, please know that you are welcome. Also, please tell your classmates, and feel free to bring yearbooks, pictures and other memorabilia." For additional information, call 740-286-4407.

Jackson City Tourism

Rummage, Plant & Bake Sale at Hope UMC May 6

Hope United Methodist Women will hold their Annual Rummage & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Household items, tomato plants, cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. will be available for purchase. The ladies will also be selling tacos in a bag and hot dogs for sale at lunchtime. Others are welcome to set up and sell their items around the church. The fee for others to set up is $10. The church is located at 219 East First St. in Wellston. Call 740-339-2872 for more information.

Relay "Dancing for a Cure" Zumba at YMCA May 6

A Zumba Benefit, in support of Relay for Life, will be held Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jackson Area YMCA - "Dancing for a Cure." Tickets cost $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and can be purchased at the YMCA or from Sandy Borden at Jenkins Care Community. With any questions, call Sandy Borden at 740-418-6308.

5th Annual Jackson Track 5K Night Run or Walk May 6

The 5th Annual Jackson Track 5K Night Run or Walk is set for Saturday, May 6 at the Jackson High School Track Complex (located on Vaughn Street next to Jackson Middle School). Check-in begins at 7 p.m.; race starts at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 for pre-school to high school ages and $20 for adults. Call Adam Jones at 740-286-7575 (work) or e-mail to ajones@jcs.k12.oh.us or Doug Wooten at dwooten@jcs.k12.oh.us for information on how to obtain a registration form. Return of entry form and payment of $20 by Friday, May 1 will insure T-shirt on race day. Late entries and race day entries will be accepted with T-shirts to be ready approximately one week after race. Completed entries should be mailed to: JHS, 500 Vaughn St., Jackson, OH 45640 - c/o Adam Jones or Doug Wooten. There will be prizes, medals, ribbons and plaques for the winners.

Sideliners' 4th Annual Jim Humphreys Poker Run May 20

The 4th Annual Jim Humphreys Poker Run, sponsored by the Jackson Sideliners Club, is set for Saturday, May 20, at The Corner Pub, located at 201 Broadway St., Jackson. (Rain date will be Sunday, May 21.) Registration for the Poker Run will begin at 10:30 a.m.; ride leaves at 12 p.m. Fee is $15 per bike; $5 per passenger; payout to top three hands. There will also be a silent auction, food and drinks, and music. For additional information, call Chris Bice at 740-804-3206.

Jackson Sideliners to Hold 9th Annual Golf Scramble June 3

The Jackson Sideliners will hold their 9th Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 3 at Franklin Valley Golf Course, Jackson, with a shot-gun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The format is a four-person team scramble; cost is $50 per person. This includes golf cart, lunch and skill prizes; first-, second- and third-place payout. Send entries to: Attn.: Golf Outing, P.O. Box 866, Jackson, OH 45640. With questions, call: Mike Evans, 740-710-2323; Joel Wood, 740-710-9651; Dave Humphreys, 740-710-1026; or Chris Bice, 740-804-3206.

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