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October 17, 2017

10/12/2017 2:08:00 PM

Editorial Assistant

"Fright at the Fairgrounds - Haunted Barn" Saturdays in October

The Jackson County Livestock Committee will present "Fright at the Fairgrounds - Haunted Barn" every Saturday in October, from 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds (follow the signs). The event will feature multiple rooms of terror, mortifying mazes, a haunted corn field, creepy cemetery and spooky swamp. Tickets ($9 each) will be sold from 7 p.m. to midnight on the day of the haunt each weekend in October. Proceeds will be used for upgrades and improvements for the Junior Fair. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided, and the haunted tours begin at dark. More information is available at www.facebook.com/FairgroundsHauntedBarn.

Jackson SWCD Annual Meeting/Banquet Oct. 19

The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold its 73rd Annual Meeting and Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1384 Cove Road, Jackson, beginning at 6 p.m. with registration and voting for two members of the Board of Supervisors. Nominees are Jenna Bowman, Bill Clark and Don Fulton. The Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a menu of meat loaf, turkey and dressing, cheesy potatoes, choice of vegetable, salads, roll, desserts, drinks; and costs $15 per person ($6 for children ages 6-12). Following dinner, Will Newman, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist, will share his work; followed by SWCD awards; and late results of the election. Please RSVP the Jackson SWCD office by Oct. 17, if planning to attend the meeting and/or banquet. For more information, call (740) 286-5208, ext. 3 or E-mail to jacksonswcd@frontier.com.

Jackson Rotary/Senior Citizens Pancake Supper Oct. 26

The Jackson Rotary Club will hold its Annual Rotary/Senior Citizens Pancake Supper Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m., featuring an art auction at 6:30 p.m. - at 25 Mound St., Jackson. The cost is $5 for adults or $3 for children under age 12. The menu will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and a beverage.

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Halloween Fun at Oak Hill Library Oct. 23

The Fall Story Time session, "Trick or Treat Halloween Fun," will be held Monday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. in the children's section at the Oak Hill Public Library. The session will last approximately one hour and is open to all children ages 3-5. There will be stories, poetry, activities and crafts relating to the Halloween theme. Children as asked to wear their Halloween costumes.

Fall Leaf Motorcycle Ride at CLA Oct. 28

Christian Life Academy will hold its First Annual Fall Leaf Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, Oct. 28. Sign-up will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; kickstands up at 12 p.m.; at the Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church and Christian Life Academy, 10595 Chillicothe Pike, Jackson. Cost is $15 per single or $20 per double. There will also be a Chinese auction, door prizes and food.

VFW Post 8402 to host live music Oct. 21

The VFW Post 8402, at 283 East Main St., Jackson, will have live music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, featuring Gary Everett, with classic rock and country music. This event is open to the public and the VFW invites all for an evening of good music and fun.

Homecoming Services at Father's House Oct. 22

Homecoming Services will be held at Father's House, located at Berlin Crossroads, Wellston, on Sunday, Oct. 22 with preacher, Brother Ronnie Warren and special music by the Edison Spriggs Singers. Service begins at 10 a.m. and a covered-dish dinner will be held at noon. Pastor Rick Kincaid and the church invite all to attend the Homecoming services.

Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner/Auction Oct. 23

The Kiwanis Club of the Jackson Area will hold its Spaghetti Dinner & Auction on Monday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at a cost of $5 per person, at the Family Life Center of CUMC on Portsmouth Street. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis projects in Jackson County.

Red Hat Ladies to Meet at Jackson Senior Center Oct. 27

The Red Hat Razzle Dazzle Ladies will meet on Friday, Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jackson Senior Citizens Building on Mound Street in the art room.

Call for Veterans Art for Markay Exhibit; Starts Oct. 27

The Southern Hills Arts Council is inviting area veterans to submit their art for exhibition in the Markay Cultural Arts Center's Gallery from Oct. 27 to Nov. 12. All artwork must be no larger than 36 inches x 36 inches, including the frame, and can weight no more than 15 lbs. The art must be ready to hang upon arrival. The artwork should be original in design, concept, and execution. No art work with nudity will be accepted. Acceptable media include: Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolors; Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers; Collage; Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints; Mixed Media: use of more than two media such as pencil, ink, watercolor; Computer-generated art; Photography; and Sculpture: clay, wood, ceramics or metal. Artists have the opportunity to sell their work to the public during this show. There is no cost to participate. Art drop-off is set for Oct. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. To participate, contact the Southern Hills Arts Council, 261 E. Main St., Jackson, by calling 740-286-6355 or via email, jhughes@markayjackson.org.

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