Minford Community Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Monday. The parade route will begin at Desco on Ohio 139 and end at Bennett Cemetery, Ohio 139. A brief program will be held at the cemetery following the parade. For more information, contact Ellen Devins at (740) 820-3515.
Memorial service is Monday
Members of the Portsmouth Fire Department will have a Memorial Day service to honor their fallen firefighters at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Central Station, 1529 Gallia St.
Northwest dismisses early
The Northwest Local School District will have regular morning routing Tuesday, last day of classes for all students. All students will be dismissed beginning at 1 p.m. Make arrangements for your child to arrive home early.
If you have any questions, contact your child's building administrator or the administrative office at (740) 259-5558.
Garbage is on schedule
Garbage in Portsmouth will be picked on regular schedule Monday, Memorial Day.
'Our Unprotected Heritage' June 1 and 2
Sargents Historic Preservation Project and Southern Ohio Neighbors Group announce that Thomas F. King, renowned historic preservation expert and author, will speak at SONG-sponsored public events in Chillicothe on Monday, June 1 and in Piketon on Tuesday, June 2, presenting: “Our Unprotected Heritage: From the Stone Age to the Atomic Age.”
There will be other presentations at both events about the historic and prehistoric heritage of the Lower Scioto Valley. The public is invited to come, bring friends, and pass around the information to galvanize the environmental and preservation movements in the area. Organizations are invited to set up tables at the Piketon event, and to join as co-sponsors. Volunteers are also needed at and before the events.
Thomas F. King, PhD. is the foremost preservation consultant in the nation. He has authored seven textbooks on cultural resource management and is the author of many if not most of the nation's federal regulations on historic preservation. He formerly served on the staffs of the National Park Service and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. His latest book is “Our Unprotected Heritage: Whitewashing the Destruction of Our Cultural and Natural Environment.” Signed copies will be available for sale. Dr. King has also been the lead expert witness in federal lawsuits to extend preservation law, including Dugong v. Rumsfeld, a case that established a native people's right to claim an animal species as protected “cultural property.”
The first meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 1 at The Pump House Center for the Arts at Yoctangee Park in Chillicothe, featuring “Call for Tecumseh Exposition” with Geoffrey Sea on “Origin of the Four Directions: Earthworks of the Lower Scioto Valley” and Dr. King on the National Crisis in Cultural Resource Management.
The second even is from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 at The Comfort Inn Conference Center (S.R. 23 near the center of Piketon), with Dr. King on “Historic Preservation in the Lower Scioto Valley (including the D.O.E. Reservation).” The Historic Preservation showcases, reception, and book-signing of Dr. King's book will be from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the keynote talk, other speakers, and area preservation groups
Source: Sargents Historic Preservation Project and Southern Ohio Neighbors Group
REMINDER: Safety Day is May 30 in New Boston
Scioto County Safety Day will be Saturday, May 30, at the former Wal-Mart plaza, in New Boston.
The event will feature informational safety booths; firefighter, police, and EMS challenges, and Life Ambulance helicopter. Kids will be able to practice shooting the fire hose through a target. The state fire marshal will also be at Safety Day to award the Lifesaver Award to a young girl from southern Ohio who saved her family from a fire.
Registration is free and begins at 8 a.m., and activities begin at 9 a.m. Anyone from local emergency crews — police, fire, or EMS — interested in participating can contact the planning committee ahead of time by e-mailing email@example.com.