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The Suburbanite
  • Carroll County Collage: Area aquifer topic of meeting

  • Carroll Concerned Citizens will host Julie Weatherington-Rice at its meeting Thursday when she will provide results from her research on public water protections of the aquifer in Carroll and surrounding counties.

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  • Carroll Concerned Citizens will host Julie Weatherington-Rice at its meeting Thursday when she will provide results from her research on public water protections of the aquifer in Carroll and surrounding counties.
    Weatherington-Rice has been working with the village of Carrollton for many years to document and protect its water well field from proposed coal mining and now shale gas development.
    “Most residents think that (Ohio Department of Natural Resources’) permit processes protect municipal and private water sources,” said Paul Feezel, chair of Carroll Concerned Citizens. “However, since ODNR lost an important water protection lawsuit in 1988, they have had little power to stop new permits, even when municipal water sources are at risk.”
    Weatherington-Rice’s presentation provides important information on hydrology, current public policy and steps elected officials and landowners can take to help protect their water, Feezel said. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 353 Moody Ave., Carrollton, and is open to the public.
    For information, contact Feezel at 330-627-7163 or at carrollconcernedcitizens.org.
    PLAN AHEAD
    Here are some fun things to do in Carroll County during June:
    • Thursday through Saturday — Augusta Strawberry Festival at the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; tractor pulls each evening, parade 7 p.m. Friday.
    • Friday — Lunch On the Square, sponsored by the Free Press Standard Relay for Life team, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with hot dogs, coneys, sloppy joes, snacks, chips, dessert and drinks, for a donation of your choosing.
    • Saturday — Dellroy Ruritan’s barbecue chicken dinner at Monroe Township Park, 4-7 p.m.; half chicken, $7, quarter chicken, $4.
    • June 13 through 16 — Malvern Homecoming in Malvern Park, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., parade  June 13, 6 p.m.
    • June 20 through 23 — Minerva Homecoming at Municipal Park, 11 a.m. to 11, parade June 13, 6 p.m..
    • June 20 through 23 — Fox Township Homecoming at the Fox Volunteer Fire Department, parade starts at 7 p.m. June 20.
    • June 20 through 23 — ALIVE Christian Music Festival, Atwood Lake Park, 9 a.m. to midnight.  
     CANCER BENEFIT
    Teri Fisher has been battling breast cancer off and on for several years. Friends have arranged for a benefit starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bluebird Amphitheater, 190 Alamo Road SE, Carrollton. The evening includes food, games and prizes, Chinese raffle, silent auction and a live auction — with auctioneer Bill Newell — of more than 40 gift baskets, starting at 7 p.m. Other events include a cornhole tournament, face-painting by Cheri and Cassie and music.
    SUPER’S GONE
    Conotton Valley is losing its superintendent. Ryan Caldwell, who said he has accepted the superintendent’s position at Rolling Hills School District in Guernsey County, gave the board of education his letter of resignation at its May 21 meeting. He has served as superintendent/junior and senior principal since May 17, 2010.
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    Campers have until Friday to register for the Carroll County Arts Center 2012 Summer Camps that start June 18 at Bluebird Park. The music camp will focus on Appalachian folk music and traditions. Campers will learn to play the dulcimer along with classes in clogging, storytelling and learning the harmonica. A rhythm section will be formed with natural items found in the park for the talent show on the last day of camp.
    Art camp students will make a papier-mâché  rainstick, learn to weave and create a graphic painting that could be a permanent piece at the park.
    For information, call the arts center at 330-627-3739.
    VFW POKER RUN
    The second annual VFW poker run roars out at noon Saturday from the VFW post at 2291 Chase Road NE, Carrollton. The cost is $15 per person or $20 per couple, which includes dinner at 6 p.m. The last bike out is set for 12:30 p.m. A deejay will start the music at 7 p.m. For info, call Bruce Brown at 330-312-8586, or the post at 330-627-7501.
    NEW CHRISTIAN BUSINESS
    Fran Shufelt of Carrollton has started the Christian website known as WhisperTones. By accessing the website, whispertones.com, people can buy a variety of greeting cards that have photos of Carroll County sites.
    “It’s a Christian website and whether you are seeking to improve your Christian walk, are just beginning it or are still searching, you’ll find an inspiration to lift your spirit,” Shufelt said.
     For info, call 330-627-0645.
    To submit an item, contact Jan H. Kennedy at jhkennedy42@yahoo.com by Thursday the week before publication