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2014 Rotary Mile draws 46 area youth

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GALLIPOLIS — A total of 46 area youth participated in the 65th annual Rotary Mile this year — competitors that ranged in age from two years old to over 14.The annual Rotary Mile is organized each year under the direction of the Gallipolis Rotary Club and is traditionally held before the Independence Day Parade in Gallipolis. This year, the event began just prior to the parade on July 4. Participants ran the designated one-mile course beginning at the Shake Shoppe at the intersection of Olive Street and Second Avenue to the finish line at Gallipolis City Park.It was also noted by organizers with the Gallipolis Rotary Club that local coaches Keith McGuire and Jacob Nolan were instrumental in the success of this year’s mile.


Gallia resident becomes member in American Angus Association

GALLIPOLIS — Mikayla Pope, of Gallipolis, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization based in Saint Joseph, Mo.Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.The American Angus As...

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‘Good Agricultural Practices’ training set for Aug. 13

GALLIPOLIS — A program about preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will be 6-9 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Gallia County Extension Office, 111 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis.Food safety and good agricultural practices, or GAPS, for fruit and vegetable production will be the focus.

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Living for, with Christ in your life changes your looks

I am not sure when it was started, nor do I remember the circumstances for starting it, but my Uncle Harvey and I, years ago, started referring to one another as Number One and Number Two.Uncle Harvey was Number One and I was Number Two. It was just a little humorous ditty between the two of us that provided the basis for laughter within our families over the years.Recently on Sunday night about 10 p.m., I received a call from Aunt Thelma. When I saw the name of the call...

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Police continue search for missing man

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County who was reported missing last week, after his family said they had not been able to locate him for several days, has made contact with at least one member of his family, but the man is still considered missing by the Gallipolis Police Department.An official with the police department reported this week that Nicholas Hunt, 24, of Gallipolis, has reportedly contacted his family via text message, but will be considered missing by the police departmen...

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Man arrested following injury crash

KERR — Following a serious single-vehicle crash in Springfield Township on Wednesday evening, a local man is in custody with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.Paul Thacker, 60, of Thurman, the driver of a silver Chevrolet Trail Blazer that reportedly lost control and crashed along Kerr Road at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, is now facing charges of failure to control and drug possession following the incident. Thacker is also reportedly facing a felony indictment for...

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Relationship with God integral for successful marriage

On July 9, my wife and I celebrated 26 years of marriage. How awesome is that?I realize it is rare to find couples that last this long in a marital relationship. On the positive side, it makes us feel like an accomplished and successful couple.God has blessed us, not only with four amazing children who are all serving the Lord, but also with a peaceful and united marriage relationship. God has blessed us with the ability to live a successful marriage relationship.

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A Hunger for More

Faith is a tricky thing. And much of what is tricky about it isn’t merely in whether or not we have it, but also in whether or not we understand what it is about it that is actually pleasing to God.If by “faith” we simply mean religious activity or affiliation with a religious body (e.g., “I go to such-and-such church”) then we’ve totally missed what God means by faith. Is it really important to get this right? Is it truly necessary for us to und...

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