Thespian Troupe attends conference

HARRISON CENTRAL’S Thespian Troupe 1690 was one of four schools attending this year’s South East Area Thespian’s Conference, held in early December at Buckeye Trail High School.

The Troupe presented “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani, which was directed by Adrienne Cook and assisted by Holly Brindley.

Students and adults attended workshops throughout the day, including dance workshops taught by Ashley Baur who is also a Spanish teacher at Harrison Central.

The South East Area Conference is coordinated by Brindley, who is assisted by Susan Cherry of Crooksville High School. Cherry is a State Student Office and both are representative of the Ohio Educational Theatre Association’s State Board. Brindley’s other assignments included hospitality and awards for the state conference which will be held in March.

Thespian Troupe 1690 will also attend the state event.

Next year’s South East Area Conference is scheduled to be held at Harrison Central High School in Cadiz.

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THE ASBURY Greater Parish will host a concert featuring pianist David McClintock on Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the New Athens Methodist Church.

McClintock, a North Carolina-based pianist and minstrel, is a Carrollton native. He ministers through music and word and has made numerous national appearance on TBA Network. In addition, he has record five albums.

There is no admission fee to the concert, however, a love fund will be taken.

The public is encouraged to attend the event.

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A $250,000 seawall project is under way at Tappan Lake Park.

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) project is intended to improve water quality and deter further erosion.

Beaver Excavating Co., of Canton, is completing the work with an anticipated completion date set for May.

Work includes constructing a 1,000-linear-foot vertical bulkhead seawall with the park. Made from vinyl sheet piling, the wall will be fitted with a level concrete cap with boat cleats. It will also include about 400-linear-feet of rock channel protection in order to prevent erosion. The area will also be landscaped.

The project is funded, in part, through a $187,500 Clean Ohio grant, while MWCD is picking up the remainder of the cost.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO George Gatts and John Alleman who were named co-recipients of the Harrison Central Boosters Club “Boosters of the Year.”

In addition, kudos go out to the members of the Cadiz American Legion which was presented the 2010 “Business of the Year” award by the organization.

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PUSKARICH PUBLIC Library will partner in the statewide Every Citizen Online broadband training project according to a recent announcement by Connect Ohio, a non-profit public-private partnership whose mission is to see all Ohioans connected to the benefits of high-speed Internet service.

The program received $6.9 million in federal funding, as well as more than $3 million in assistance and contributions from participating entities across Ohio.

Classes were schedule to begin at the library in Cadiz just this past Friday.

To learn more about the program, contact the library at 740-942-2623.

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THE AMERICAN Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Jan. 17 from 1-7 p.m. at the Jewett United Methodist Church.

Anyone who donates blood will be registered to win free groceries for a year at Kroger’s according to organizers.

For more information, contact Brian Jurosko at 740-946-0137.

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THE HARRISON Central High School Cheerleaders are looking for some helpful friends.

The squad is sponsoring a “Friends Community Banner” and for a fee of $50 supporters can list a message on the banner.

Those with questions or wishing to join the group should contact Amy Tanner at 740-937-2854.

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AWANA, a on-denominational club for children in grades kindergarten through six and also a teen group, is held each Sunday from 5-6:45 p.m. at the First Church of Christ at 139 North Main St., Cadiz.

The club focuses on Bible teachings, game activities, positive friendship and awards for accomplishments. Adults chaperone the meetings.

For more information, call 942-2235. Cost is $15 for handbooks and scholarships are available. Snacks are provided at each gathering.

Sedgmer may be reached at ksedgmer@timesleader