Cemetery?Lantern?Tour set Oct. 20

A CEMETERY Lantern Tour will be held at the Freeport Cemetery on Oct. 20.

Dr. Scott Pendleton will shine a new light on Harrison County History in celebration of the Village of Freeport’s Bicentennial celebration.

Greenmont Union cemetery, just outside of Freeport on Ohio Route 800, will be highlighted during this fun for the entire family event.

Bring along a lantern or a flashlight and prepared to learn about some Freeport history. You won’t want to be left in the dark!

The tour, which is co-sponsored by the Harrison County Historical Society and Puskarich Public Library, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

So mark your calendar today! This is something you won’t want to miss.

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IT IS time to stitch fall themed sweatshirt at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz and turn a plain sweatshirt into a stylish fall garment you’ll love to wear.

The library, located at 200 East Market St. in Cadiz, will offer a step-by-step instructed class to area residents who should bring along a pre-washed sweatshirt for the project. Eight designs will be available for folks to choose from and if you have a sewing machine, you are also asked to bring it along.

Class size is limited so call 740-942-2623 to register!

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THE HOPEDALE Sportsman’s Club Annual Gun Bash will Oct. 2 at the Hopedale Social Hall.

The event will commence at 1 p.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 6 p.m. with drawing to be held every 15 minutes. Prizes will include a large variety of guns, crossbows, and cash including the final prize of $1,000.

Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door and include admission, entry into the above drawings, food and refreshments. There will also be plenty of door prizes, games and fun! For more info, contact Kevin at 740-937-2575, Dean at 740-264-6666 or visit the website at www.hopedalesportsmansclub.net.

All winners of guns are to be cleared by “Instant Background Check” at the event or picked up at the dealer. You must have a current driver’s license including correct street address.

In addition, each winner must have their ticket to claim prize but need not be present to win. Any unsold tickets become property of the Hopedale Sportsman’s Club.

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LAST November, voters in Ohio overwhelmingly approved the Ohio Veterans Bonus.

Veterans who served during the Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf conflicts may be eligible to receive a bonus from the state of Ohio.

To be eligible for the bonus, veterans must have served in the U.S. armed forces on active duty anywhere in the world, for purposes other than training, between August 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991 or any time since October 7, 2001.

According to the local Veteran’s Commission, it’s easy to apply. Veterans can simply visit the Harrison County Veterans Service Office or go on line at www.veteransbonus.ohio.gov. They will need their Department of Defense form 214 or other proof of honorable, active duty service, plus documents such as an Ohio driver license or tax returns that prove they are an Ohio resident now and were an Ohio resident at the start of their active duty service.

Eligible veterans may receive $100 for each month spent on active duty service in the following locations or theaters during these dates: Persian Gulf between Aug. 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991; Afghanistan since October 7, 2001; or Iraq since March 19, 2003.

The maximum benefit for in-theater service is $1,000.

Eligible veterans serving on active duty (except active duty for training only) anywhere else during the above specified dates may receive $50 a month up to a total benefit of $500.

Veterans may receive a combined, maximum benefit of $1,500 for theater and non-theater service during the specified dates.

Eligible veterans who are medically discharged or medically retired from service due to combat-related disabilities sustained during Persian Gulf, Afghanistan or Iraq service are entitled to $1,000. These veterans may also receive $50 a month for their non-theater service up to a total of $500.

Families of deceased veterans may be eligible for $5,000 if the veteran lost his or her life as a result of injuries or illness sustained in Persian Gulf, Afghanistan or Iraq service. These families may also receive the bonus the veteran had earned per month, up to a maximum total benefit of $6,500.

Families of veterans whose death was not a result of injuries or illness sustained in Persian Gulf, Afghanistan or Iraq service may receive the bonus the veterans had earned per month, up to a total maximum benefit of $1,500.

Eligible veterans or families of eligible veterans who were classified by the Department of Defense as a prisoner of war or missing in action may receive a bonus payment of $5,000.

Call 740-942-8441 to apply for the bonus or to learn more about bonus eligibility requirements.

Sedgmer may be reached at ksedgmer@timesleader online.com