Summer Feeding Program at Western Branch Library

A Summer Feeding Program at the Western Branch Library is available for children under the age of 18 daily Monday through Friday from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. only. Please call the library ahead of time if you have a lot of children to feed so we can have the correct amount of food delivered. Call 740-493-1745. We hope to see you there! The library is located at 13256 State Route 124.

Vanguard Ministries Soup Kitchen

Vanguard Ministries, 706 East Main Street, Piketon, will hold a soup kitchen every fourth Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone welcome! Please share with anyone you know who may be interested in coming.

Hamman Church Ministers for August 2019

Aug. 18: Ronnie Hines AM; Michael Cross PM

Aug. 25: Ronnie Hines AM; Ben Skidmore PM Prayer and Praise

Wednesday evening Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Last Wednesday of each month — services at Piketon Nursing Center at 6 p.m.

Beaver Faith Church Revival

Beaver Faith Church, located beside the old Beaver School, will be having revival services Aug. 15, 16, and 17 at 7 p.m. Ryan Montgomery will be preaching, and John and Joyce Hopper will be singing. Everyone is welcome. We also invite everyone to Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. and Bible study on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Brian Hedden invites all.

Allen Chapel Church Homecoming

Allen Chapel Church, 1796 Wickline Road, Beaver, will be holding homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Lunch is at 12 noon. Please bring a covered dish. The service starts at 1:30 p.m. This will be a song fest with visiting and local talent. Bring a friend, your talents, a covered dish, and a hungry soul! Let us be filled with the love of God and for each other! For more information, call 740-970-4941 or 740-464-1730. 

Happy Hollow Church of Christ Homecoming

Happy Hollow Church of Christ will hold homecoming services on Aug. 16, 17, and 18. Friday and Saturday services are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. 

Givens Chapel Homecoming Revival

Givens Chapel, 8026 Germany Road, Waverly, will hold a homecoming revival Aug. 19 through Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Mark Gray will be preaching. On Aug. 19, Kevin Spencer will be singing. Pastor Jerry Mullins invites everyone to attend. 

Flu Shots

Rite Aid will be at the Pike County Senior Center on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. administering flu shots. Individuals are asked to bring insurance cards at the time of the vaccination. For more information, call Chelsea at 740-947-5555.

Community Action Transit

Need a ride? Community Action Transit System, Pike County’s public transportation provider, operates daily routes in Waverly, a daily shuttle between Piketon and Waverly and provides out of county trips! CATS operates within the county Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays in the village of Waverly 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All CATS vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Call 740-835-8474 and schedule your ride today.

Summer Crisis Program of Community Action Committee

The Community Action Committee of Pike County is announcing the 2019 Summer Crisis Program. The Summer Crisis Program is a cooling assistance program that may provide a one-time electric payment or cooling device benefit for those who meet the program eligibility requirements. The program begins on July 1, 2019 and runs through Aug. 30, 2019. Appointments can be made beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019. For more information about the Summer Crisis Program, please call the HEAP Hotline at 740-289-4525 or toll free at 888-328-9634.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meets weekly on Mondays from 7 — 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 211 Schmitt Dr, Waverly. The meeting is cancelled on holidays when the church is closed. This is an open meeting where we read one of the 12 steps weekly, then have an opening discussion about what was read. “Opening meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholic Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Nonalcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.” (The A.A. Group)

Water Bill Assistance

The Community Action Committee of Pike County (CAC) is still providing assistance with water bills. The Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) has designated funds to provide emergency assistance towards eligible water bills. The Grant period is Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019 or until funds are exhausted. This assistance is meant to help as many eligible customers as possible in a crisis situation. Households are eligible for one-time assistance through the program year not to exceed the maximum benefit amount of $200. Households must be at or below 125 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Example: Income for a household of four needs to be at or below $2,615 monthly. Must have 90 days proof of income. Please call Community Action Committee of Pike County Social Service Department at our direct line 740-289-2375 for further information.

Western Branch Library Weekly Story Time/Craft Time

The Western Branch Library, located at 13256 State Route 124, Piketon, holds a weekly story time/craft time on Mondays at 6 p.m. All children are welcome to attend. If you have questions, please call 740-493-1745.

Western Branch Library Book Club

You are invited to join us here at the Western Branch Library for our book club. For the month of August we will be reading the book entitled “The Wood” by Chelsea Bobulski. If you would like to attend, contact the Western Branch Library, 13256 State Route 124, Piketon, or by telephone at 740-493-1745 to obtain a copy of the upcoming book in advance. Book discussion will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Scioto Valley Local Schools Board of Education Meeting

The Scioto Valley Local Schools Board of Education will meet on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at Piketon High School, 1414 Piketon Road.

Waverly City Schools Board of Education Meeting

The Waverly City Schools Board of Education will meet on Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Waverly High School study hall, 1 Tiger Drive.

Bristol Village Enrichment Hour — Two Harps, Classical and Contemporary Music

Bristol Village Enrichment Hour on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. will feature harp duets by Kathleen Miguel and Leslie Stratton. Classical, popular, Celtic, and sacred music provide a program that everyone will enjoy! The public is invited. The program will air on BVTV. The donation basket will be out. Enrichment Hour is held at the Glenn Center in Bristol Village.

Parkinson’s Fitness Program

Join Judy Bright, Certified Parkinson’s Fitness Program Instructor, every Tuesday beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center as she hosts a Parkinson’s Fitness Program. The program is designed to promote and improve health of those with Parkinson’s Disease, and to manage the disease and not let the disease manage them. Call to reserve your spot at 740-947-5555.

Newton Township — Road Closure

Wynn Road will be closed Sept. 2 — 4 for paving.

Newton Township Meetings

Newton Township Board of Trustees will hold the 2019 meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the township building. The annual financial report is complete and available for review at the office of the Fiscal Officer.

Free Meal at First Baptist Church in Waverly

First Baptist Church of Waverly will provide a free meal in the Life Center at 303 E. Third Street at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month. Please join us in food and fellowship! Bring a friend with you.

SALT Meetings

The Pike County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together group meets on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Pike County Senior Center, 402 Clough Street, Waverly. This group is designed to help Pike County senior citizens and law enforcement work together to promote a safe community for senior citizens. All Pike County senior citizens, age 60 and over, are encouraged to attend these meetings. For more information, call 740-947-5555.

Parkinson’s Support Group

If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s Disease, please join Judy Bright on the second Friday of every month at 10:15 a.m. for Parkinson’s Support at the Pike County Senior Center, 402 Clough Street, Waverly. All information is completely confidential. For more information, please call Judy Bright at 740-947-4540.

Pike County Local Foods Group 2019 Meetings

Pike County Local Foods Group will hold 2019 meetings at 10 a.m. on the following dates: Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, and Nov. 26. Meetings are held at the Endeavor Center at 1874 Shyville Road, Piketon. For more info, contact Tammy Jones at 740-289-4837.

Pike Soil and Water Board of Supervisors Meetings

The Pike Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meet in regular session the last Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at the district office located at 11752 State Route 104, Waverly. Meetings are open to the public. It’s recommended that you call to verify meeting times. For further details, call Darlene Brewster, administrative assistant, at 740-947-5353, extension 3145.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an exercise program that can lower blood pressure, assist with pain management and increase balance. Depending on the individual’s fitness and comfort level, Tai Chi exercises can be performed from either a standing or a seated position. There is no charge for Tai Chi. Come experience the wellness benefits of Tai Chi. Classes are held every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Pike County Senior Center.

Piketon I.O.O.F. 323 Bingo

Piketon I.O.O.F. 323, 109 East Third Street, Piketon, holds Bingo every Friday, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 740-443-6325.

Walk With a Doc Pike County

Join us on the first Monday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bristol Village Glenn Center, 660 East Fifth Street, Waverly. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is free and all are welcome! Questions? Contact Tammy Jones at 740-289-4837 or . Walking dates for 2019 are Sept. 9 (second Monday), Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2.

Business Seminar: Digital Marketing

A business seminar featuring Rusty Allison will focus on digital marketing and learning more about online digital options. This event, being held by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Twin Lakes Resort, 273 Tackett Lane, Piketon. Free lunch will be catered by Beast and Bottle. RSVP required. Please contact the Pike Chamber of Commerce at 740-947-7715 or

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