Candles aiding cancer patient with bills

A FUND-RAISING candle sell is being held to provide financial assistance to Chanda Jones-Collier of Cadiz who has been diagnosed with cancer.

According to organizers, the proceeds from the sell of Home Interior candles will go to Chanda and her family to help cover a vacation for the young mother and her family.

Jar candles are $10 each while soy candles may be purchased for $15 each. Scents include JAR CANDLES: gardenia, hot cinnamon rolls, pomegranate, raspberry lemonade, sandy beach, tango mango, butterscotch coffee, crisp apple, juicy watermelon, vanilla cream, cucumber melon, crisp cotton breeze, lilac, baked apple pie, and dreamsicle; SOY CANDLES: sandy beach, crisp apple, raspberry lemonade, hot cinnamon rolls, baked apple pie, cucumber mellon, and tango mango.

To place your order send your list along with checks made payable to CBL to 641 Grant St., Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

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MEMBERS OF the Cadiz American Legion Post 34 Auxiliary is currently conducting a raffle for a fire pit.

In addition to the pit, which serves as the first prize, a drawing will also be held for a $25 gift certificate for spring flowers. Tickets are available at $2 each with only 300 tickets being sold. The drawings will be held on May 7 at 9 p.m. Winner need not be present.

Either prize would make a great Mother’s Day gift! See any auxiliary member or Facebook message American Legion Post 34 and Friends for tickets.

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LOOKING INTO next month, members of the Cadiz Volunteer Fire Department are currently selling tickets for their May 14 dinner/reverse drawing for a chance at a cruise or $2,500. The dinner will be served at 7 p.m. while the drawing will commence at 8 p.m..

Tickets are $60 per couple and includes two steak dinners with salad and bake potato.

Other events including special tip boards and 50/50 raffles will be held. For tickets or more information call John at 740-491-7098.

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AS SPRING and summer arrive at the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) reservoirs, visitors will notice that shoreline projects at many lake locations have been completed over the past few weeks.

Nearly two miles of shoreline has been protected and restored at four MWCD reservoirs this winter after the completion of more than 20 individual stabilization projects that cost more than $1.2 million, according to Boris E. Slogar, MWCD chief engineer.

The MWCD projects were completed included: Atwood Reservoir 11 projects at $399,157; Charles Mill Reservoir 4 projects at $201,300; Seneca Reservoir 7 projects at $365,957; and, Tappan Reservoir 4 projects at $255,795

Some of the projects were completed by MWCD staff members and others were completed by private contractors that were awarded contracts for the work through the public bidding process.

The MWCD also removed more than 1,000 tires, furniture and other debris from all of its reservoirs during the winter months.

The MWCD announced last year that nearly 500 individual sites are in need of varying amounts of shoreline improvements. A team of MWCD engineering staff members has been using innovative mapping and aerial photographic technology to review the 300 total miles of shoreline at the reservoirs. The work that has been identified would cover about 24 miles worth of shoreline at the 10 MWCD lakes.

The work is paid for through the MWCD’s funds collected from property owners in the Muskingum River Watershed who receive identified benefits from the Amendment to the Official Plan of the MWCD that calls for maintenance and rehabilitation in the system of flood-reduction and water conservation reservoirs and dams in the region. Two of the projects one each at Seneca and Tappan reservoirs received grant funding from the State of Ohio’s Clean Ohio Grant Fund program.

Planning already is under way for projects for the 2011-12 winter season, with the goal of another 20 to 30 projects to be completed. Projects likely will include work at Clendening, Piedmont and Pleasant Hill reservoirs, as well as work at other reservoirs to be done by MWCD crews.

The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in Ohio. Since their construction, the reservoirs and dams in the MWCD region have been credited for saving more than $8 billion worth of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government. The reservoirs are managed by the MWCD and the dams are managed for flood-risk management by the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

For more information about the MWCD, visit

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A CROP Walk Mission fund-raiser will be held Saturday, May 21 in conjunction with opening day at Sally Buffalo Park, Cadiz.

The Crop Walk is sponsored by World Churches International. It is a non-denominational fund raiser that provides funds for farmers in third world countries.

You can help just by walking! Call the Cadiz Presbyterian Church, 740-942-2366 for a sponsor form. For every lap walked around the lake, the more money you raise for farmers all around the world.

Organizers will have a pavilion at Sally Buffalo for participants to get water, snacks and turn in their sponsor money. Please join us for this event.

The event is open to the public.

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THE CLYDE Willis Memorial Pow Wow will be held June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Hopedale American Legion in Hopedale. The event is open to the public and will feature traditional native American Indian including food, arts, crafts, games, music and dancing. Admission is $6 for adults, children (6 and up) $3 and those under the age of 6 are admitted for free.

Sedgmer may be reached at ksedgmer@timesleader