- The Scioto County Right to Life will conduct its next chapter meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6 p.m. at 5581 State Route 139 in Rubyville — just across the street from Craft’s Custom Kitchens. All supporters of life are welcome to attend.If you are interested in helping to educate the local public on life issues, or you want to receive periodic updates from Scioto County Right to Life on issues and upcoming events, join us on Facebook, or e-mail us at [email protected] SCRTL also has speakers available to address life issues for local church, school and civic groups. For more information about Scioto County Right to Life, visit online at www.sciotolife.org.
- The Animal Welfare League of Scioto County and Portsmouth Feed and Supply are sponsoring their 10th annual “Pet Photos With Santa”. Photos may include pets with or without their caretakers and of course, Santa! Pet Photos With Santa will be held at Portsmouth Feed and Supply, 240 Second Street, from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, December 3rd.
- The U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest Ironton Ranger District is seeking volunteers from the community to assist in a trail maintenance project in Lawrence County. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th & Sunday, December 11th from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Volunteers will be assigned tasks on the Districts off-highway vehicle trails, with projects focused on natural resource protection and trail safety. Volunteers will use various tools to make surface improvements, remove unwanted vegetation, install signs and trail markers. For donating your time, each participant will receive a 2017 Wayne National Forest Annual Trail Permit after 16 hours of contributed time. Trail Permits are valid April through December of 2017. To assist planners in coordinating equipment and supply needs, volunteers are asked to pre-register for the event by Friday, November 18, 2016, by contacting Gary Chancey at 740-753-0862, or via email at [email protected] This project is collaboratively funded through the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Wayne National Forest and volunteers. The grant program is distributed annually after applicants are approved by the Recreation Trails Program (RTP). Since 2002, approximately $1.9 million has been invested through this collaboration to provide safe off-highway vehicle trail opportunities on the Ironton Ranger District. For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne. Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs and on Facebook.