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Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center Governing Board meetings
RIO GRANDE — The Records Commission meeting of the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center Governing Board will be 4:45 p.m. June 29, followed by the regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m., at the University of Rio Grande, Wood Hall, Room 131. Call (740) 245-0593 for more details.
American Red Cross Urges Blood Donations
OHIO VALLEY — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to donate blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer, as blood donations often decline during the summer months. You can donate at the following locations: Middleport, Church of Christ Family Life Center, 437 Main St., Wednesday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Gallipolis, Ohio Valley Bank, 143 Third Avenue, Thursday, July 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and River of Life United Methodist Church, 35 Hillview Dr., Friday, July 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and New Haven, American Legion 140, 140 Mill Street, Tuesday, July 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types, but especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Genealogical society open house July 3
GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Genealogical Society, OGS Chapter, will will have an open house between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 3 at their new location at 459 Second Ave. Refreshments will be served. There will a drawing for a fleur de lis canister set.
Woodland Centers closed for Independence Day holiday
OHIO VALLEY — Woodland Centers Inc will close its clinic locations in Gallia, Jackson, Meigs and Vinton counties beginning July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday weekend. Normal operations will resume July 6. Emergency services can be accessed by calling 740-446-5500 in Gallia County, or 1-800-252-5554 from Jackson, Meigs and Vinton counties.
Holzer retirees plan lunch meeting
GALLIPOLIS — Holzer Clinic and Holzer Medical Center retirees will meet for lunch at noon July 7 at Golden Corral.