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Voice of the People

May. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Let's clean up Lawrence County

It's time to spruce things up after the long winter! On Saturday, May 4, the Lawrence Scioto County Solid Waste Management District will sponsor its annual Lawrence Countywide Cleanup. If you would like to volunteer or register a group to participate, call the SWMD at 740-532-1231.

Trash dumpsters will be set for county residents to drop off household items on the following dates and locations:

May 4

Rome Twp. (Lawrence County Fairgrounds)

Union Twp./Village of Chesapeake (Twp. Lot, Co. Rd. 3 off St. Rt. 7)

Fayette Twp. (Twp. Lot -- Fire Station Co. Rd. 1)

Lawrence Twp. (former Andis School off St. Rt. 217)

Elizabeth Twp. (110 Twp. Rd. 294-Sunflower Rd. & Twp. Rd. 323)

May 6 and 7

Village of Proctorville (corner of Grant & Elizabeth Street)

May 11

Perry Twp. (Twp. Lot-Fire Station St. Rt. 243 & Co. Rd. 1)

Do not bring household hazardous waste, paint, chemicals or tires. Off-loading assistance will be available, and proof of Ohio residence will be required.

If you are in the Proctorville/Chesapeake area, the Tidy Up Lawrence County (TLC) volunteers will gather at the Chesapeake Community Center at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, for their second litter pickup of the season. Contact Billie Smith at (740-886-7816) for more information or just come on down!

Last year 57 groups, comprising 821 volunteers, collected 1,095 bags of litter from 84.5 miles of Lawrence County roadways. Participating townships furnished 68 roll off containers, and county residents dropped off enough household materials to fill six trailers and eight truckloads.

Please take this opportunity to participate in the FREE countywide event and display your civic pride. Together we can make a positive impact. Litter bags and gloves will be provided. All we are missing is YOU!

Paul Myers

Chesapeake, Ohio

Tri-State doesn't lack entertainment

How ironic that on the day The Herald-Dispatch entertainment section is published, a reader writes that Huntington and the surrounding area are devoid of good entertainment and that we need more interesting and enriching things to do and to attend.

Looking through the entertainment section, I find details of the Marshall Artists Series, 15 movies currently showing, a traveling magician, exhibitions at the Birke Art Gallery and Gallery 842, live music and a car show in Greenup, and The Appalachian Uprising festival in Scottown, Ohio.

In addition there is a symphony concert and a university chorus concert on campus, and at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is staged. There is a gospel songfest in Ironton and the Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, yet another event in the Tri-State area. If one goes as far east as Charleston, a similar number of events is occurring.

In addition to these events, many libraries, churches and small theatrical and musical organizations frequently present performances.

A few weeks ago sportswriter Chuck Landon moaned that there were TOO MANY things going on in Huntington on a Saturday night! Oh well, you can't please everyone and, no, government is not in the entertainment business.

Jean Dean




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