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Jackson County Anti Drug Coalition Youth Task Force WV Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline 1-866-WV-QUIT

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Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 12 noon - 6 p.m. Clinic Oversight Physician:

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Chase Likens, 11 a.m.


ountry singer Chase Likens hails from Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The Southern boy started singing at 5 years old at an elementary school talent show. Chase thinks of himself as an “old soul,” and he loves Prince’s risque’ moves. Back in Season 10, Chase also went through to Hollywood Week, where he got cut. A student at Marshall University who’s majoring in music education, Chase’s favorite American Idol is Taylor Hicks, whom he called an underdog. Though we haven’t heard much from Chase in Season 11, he’s obviously impressed the judges enough to make it to the Top 24. In the semifinals, the country guy earned high marks from the judges for his take on “Storm Warning.”

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July 2-7, 2012

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Main Street Ripley Firecracker 2-Mile Run

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It’s time once again to prepare for the annual Fourth of July Firecracker Race. The event is held each year as part of the Ripley Independence Day festivities in the downtown area, said Gary Lee Tolley, co-director of Main Street Ripley, the group that sponsors the race. The 11:30 a.m. race will begin just prior to the grand parade that travels through downtown Ripley. More than 100 runners participated in the two-mile race last year. Tolley said the first place finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions will receive $100. In addition, trophies will be presented to the top three racers in the following age divisions: 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and over 60. There also are awards for the top wheelchair and hand-pedaled bike racers. There is an entry fee for the race, and the first 150 participants to register will receive a T-shirt. Registrations will be accepted the day of the race beginning at 10 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church located on the corner of North and Court Streets. For more information, contact Gene Groves at (304) 372-8612 or the Main Street Ripley office at (304) 372-1637.

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Dennis Regling - The Balloon Guy 4:30 p.m.

Dennis Regling, will be making and creating fun out of latex balloons at this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Ripley, WV. He will be entertain children and adults with a blend of humor and interaction with the people and children, while rapidly making creations out of various balloons. Watching the balloons being blown up, twisted, tied and seeing the creation develop is almost as much fun as getting the balloons. With a near continuous commentary filled with puns, jokes and humor and trivia questions, everyone is entertained. Dennis creates cartoon characters, flowers, people and

more while strolling through the festival. He is often assisted by his lovely wife, Karen, who is also a gifted balloon artist. Additionally, Dennis will entertain the crowd with a 30 minute magic show. Audience participation, volunteers and surprising illusions make for a fun show for all ages. A resident of Freeport, Ohio, this will be Dennis’ fourth trip to the Ripley event. In the past 10 years Dennis has performed over 3000 programs at schools, fairs, festivals, camps, churches, private parties and company events in 22 states. He is a regular performer at the historic Victoria Vaudeville Theater in Wheeling, WVa. Denns is the author of twelve books for magicians as well as several balloon twisting DVDs. Dennis can be contacted at or 740-6584336

Jackson County Public Libraries

Celebrating 62 Years

Homecooked Food

The “New” Downtowner Restaurant 119 Court St., downtown Ripley Daily (across from courthouse) Specials! 304-372-6200

Mon-Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Serving Breakfast & Lunch Breakfast Anytime!

To Go Orders! Call In Advance We will have it ready!

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208 North Church Street Phone: 304-372-5343 Fax: 304-372-7935

Ravenswood Branch 323 Virginia Street Phone: 304-273-5343 Fax: 304-273-5395 Wireless Internet • Meeting Room w/Kitchen

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“Honoring Our Iraqi Veterans� Wednesday, July 4th at Noon

Please mark your appropriate entry: ___ Marching Unit Number of Members ___ Age Group ___ Type ___ ___ Float (Explain how large, towed, self-propelled, etc.) _____________________________________ _____________________________________ ___ Antique Car Model: ___ Year: ___ ___ Custom Car Model: ___ Year: ___ ___ Late Model Restored Model: ___ Year: ___ ___ Decorated Car Name: __________ Business: ____________ Club: ___________ Other: _______________ Horses: Pony ___ Pleasure ___ Western ___ English ___ Horse & Wagon ___ Miniature Horse ___ (All riders will be judged for Best Costume Rider) ___ Military Entry ____________________________________________ ___ ___ ___

Emergency Vehicle ____________________________ Novelty Entry ________________________________ Tractor ________________________________

Organization: ______________________________________ Name: _________________ Address: ___________________ Phone: _________________ Email: _____________________

Entry Deadline: Monday- July 2nd at 4 p.m.

Registration forms may be mailed to: Ripley 4th of July Parade Entry, P. O. Box 932, Ripley, WV 25271-0932, faxed to 304-372-6693, or register electronically at

All parade entries must be on separate entry form. To simplify judging, all parade entrants must preregister. Entries received after deadline or on July 4th must report to registration area. Entrants will be directed to end of parade line-up and will not be eligible for judging. Due to safety concerns, items may be given out by walkers only and children under 12 years of age riding on an entry must be accompanied by an adult. All entrants must report to the Registration Area at the Board of Education parking lot next to Ripley High School. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Parade begins at 12 noon on July 4th, 2012. It is suggested that parade entrants coming from west of Ripley travel to Registration Area via Klondyke Road due to Firecracker 2K Run being held downtown. No controversial issues may be represented or alluded to in any way on any parade entry or participant.

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Fairplain Flea Market has been a tradition for over 30 years

FAIRPLAIN – A popular Fourth of July tradition is back for 2012 with the Fairplain Antique Show and Flea Market. Originated in the mid-1970s by Howard Fisher and Oras Tolley, the giant flea market is located at the Jackson County Livestock Market. Its 30-plus year run began as a Saturday event which has continued to grow in size and popularity. The 2012 event will run July 4-7 from 9 a.m.-5

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Sunny Pets Groom & Board 2172 Charleston Road


HOURS: Sunday & Monday Closed Tues.-Fri, 8 am to 5 pm Saturday 10 to 2

p.m. daily with over 100 vendors from near and far selling everything from crafts, collectibles and antiques to traditional flea market items. There are treasures galore! Admission is free. Parking is $2. Concessions are available. Take I-77 Exit 132, go north on Route 21, turn right at Burger King and follow the signs.

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Texaco Country Showdown Presented by C98FM 2:00 p.m. Courthouse Lawn

Silver Spoon Catering ALL EVENTS

Food, Fun, Spirits “Big or small; We do it all” Reunions Robin Martin 304-532-3100 ties r a P y a d Birth

We Are Your 4th of July Food Headquarters!

Ravenswood Plaza Hours: 7 am-10pm Daily



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No One You Know - 6 p.m.


ountain Fever Recording artist, No One You Know, is pleased to announce the national release of our first project “Calm Before The Storm”. The band features its own original music and an array of musical heritage that shines in all of their shows. Proof of that fact is in their second place finish at SPBGMA’s International Band Competition in February. Each member of the band brings their own style and influences to the stage for a bluegrass show every audience will love. You may not recognize their names; Don Anderson, Ramie Bennett, Rachel Burge, Lance Gainer, or Bruce Jones now, but you will remember them after you hear their music.

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77 to Camden Ave • Left on Camden Ave • 3rd stoplight on the left (old Pat’s Upholstery building)

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Davisson Brothers Band - 8:30 p.m.

The Davisson Brothers Band has a unique style infusing a remarkable blend of country, southern rock, and bluegrass to create a distinctive sound captured in their first single, “Big City Hillbilly.” This sound, combined with the band’s talent and energy, has gained a loyal fan base all over the Eastern United States. Brothers Chris and Donnie Davisson and cousin Sammy Davisson, along with childhood friend Aaron Regester, are continuing musical pursuits started by the Davisson family long ago. Aaron’s reliable drums and Sammy’s solid bass groove provide the perfect foundation for Donnie’s impassioned, soulful vocals with Sammy’s flawless harmonies all driven by Chris’s mind-bending blend of bluegrass, country, and blues guitar creating a sound unlike anything you’ve ever heard. “Music has always been a part of our lives,” says Chris, “and now we’re living our dad’s and uncle’s dream—playing music around the country and hearing ourselves on the radio.”

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The Gambill Amusements Carnival will open on the City Municipal Parking Lot on Tuesday, July 3rd and run through Saturday July 7th 2012. Thanks to Gambill and the Ripley VFD for their hard work in providing fun for all ages for all of these years.

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Trophy’s 4th of July Celebration Trophy’s Fine Things’ welcomes you to join us for five great days of antique shopping. June 30th thru July 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day at our country location. Our show begins with Jackson County residents Frank & Ada Ruth Sayre’s collection of 90 years of antiques. This collection includes Stoneware, (all with writing), to include Jackson County Courthouse, Donoghue, Hamilton Jones, George L. Hill and more, many Cast Iron Items, Griswold, Blacksmith Items, Trains, Military Items, and Paper Memorabilia from Jackson, Roane, and Meigs counties. Visit us at to view our amazing collections. Trophy’s is located on Leon Baden Road. Travel Rt. 62 West to Rt. 87 and follow the signs to Leon Baden Road.

(304) 346-3907 or (304) 561-7731

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Ripley is a growing town with a connection to its past At the crossroads of Interstate 77 and Route 33, past and present, rests the City of Ripley. Ripley has earned a reputation as one of the busiest little towns in West Virginia because of its proximity to the interstate and its location between Charleston and Parkersburg. The town has developed a bustling commercial district, yet still maintains a unique, quaint downtown, thanks in large part to its active Main Street program. When Jackson County was formed in March of 1831, the issue of where to place the county seat came to the forefront. A settler by the name of Jacob Starcher not only donated land for the courthouse square, he also donated tracts of land surrounding it to be sold to raise money for the construction of the courthouse. The town was to be known as Jackson Court House. But in December of 1832, Starcher successfully petitioned the General Assembly of Virginia to name the little town. The name Ripley was in chosen in honor of Rev. Harry Ripley, a circuit-riding Methodist minister who drowned in Mill Creek in 1830. It would be several more years before the post office and the town would be the same. The post office shortened its name to Jackson in 1893, and finally, in 1897, the post office took the name Ripley. Since its founding,

Ripley has been the center of many events and activities. The last public hanging took place here in 1897 when John Morgan, who was accused and found guilty of the brutal murders of a local family, went to the gallows where the present-day Board of Education offices sit. It is also the site of the “Biggest Small Town Fourth of the July Celebration in America.” This community boasts some of the most patriotic people in the state and the traditions of the Independence Day celebrations can be traced back to the 1800s with photographs that document horse and buggy parades and Civil War Veterans marching through downtown streets. The current celebrations include free entertainment on the courthouse lawn, a parade, carnival, and fireworks. Also popular during the July 4 weekend is the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at Cedar Lakes. The nationally-acclaimed fair, known as the Granddaddy of all Fairs, was first held as a celebration of West Virginia’s Centennial brings in the best artisans and crafters from the Appalachian region to display and sell their wares. Traditional music, craft classes, food, and demonstrations are also popular draws. Also a symbol of the town’s heritage is the courthouse. The building features a bell tower and

grounds boast many shade trees, a gazebo, and a veterans memorial. But just within sight is the modern City Building, one of the state’s most beautiful city halls. The structure includes a city police headquarters, Council Chambers, and department offices. Located just behind the City Hall is the state-ofthe-art water treatment facility. A recent streetscape project saw the completion of bricked sidewalks added to downtown, vintage lighting, and underground utilities. With events like the annual Easter Egg hunt, concerts and

performances at the historic and recently restored Alpine Theatre, Ripley’s On Sale, and Family Fun Day, Main Street Ripley does its part to bring people to downtown Ripley on a regular basis. In addition, Ripley has a large public pool with slide and diving boards, two city parks, lighted basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, playground equipment and a beach volleyball pit. Be sure to stop in Ripley on your next trip through Jackson County. And visit us on the web at www.

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Katie Giannunzio, 16, is the new queen of the Ripley Fourth of July

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2012 Ripley 4th of July Celebration Wednesday July 4th

10 am

Opening Ceremonies

11 am

Chase Likens

12 pm

Grand Parade Trophies Sponsored by Carelink Health Plans

2 pm Texaco Country Showdown Presented by C98FM 4 pm

Parade Winners Announced

4:30 pm Magician & Strolling Balloon Artist Dennis Regling 6:00 pm No One You Know Band 8:30 pm Davisson Brothers Band with Guest Owen Schmitt 10 pm Fireworks Presented by Ripley Fire & Rescue /

Jackson County Courthouse Lawn Wednesday, JULY 4TH 2012

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LONG LIVE THE QUEEN(S) –Miss Ripley Fourth of July 2011 Whitney Johnson crowns her successor Miss Ripley Fourth of July 2012 Katie Giannunzio.

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JUNIOR MISS RIPLEY FOURTH OF JULY 2012 COURT – (from left) Miss Photogenic/Miss Congeniality Kalin Manley, First Runner-Up Grace Moore. Junior Miss Ripley Fourth of July 2012 Kelsey Hill and Second Runner-Up Jaden Giles.

LITTLE MISS RIPLEY FOURTH OF JULY 2012 COURT –(from left) First Runner-Up Zoe Miles, Little Miss Ripley Fourth of July 2012 Grayson Enoch (Miss Photogenic/Miss Congeniality) and Second Runner-Up Gracie Queen.

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MISS RIPLEY FOURTH OF JULY 2012 COURT – (from left)Miss Photogenic Erika Drake, Second Runner-Up Mary Fluharty, Miss Ripley Fourth of July Katie Giannunzio, First Runner-Up Kasey Akens and Miss Congeniality Meghan Martin.

MRS. DUO – Mrs. Ripley Fourth of July 2012/ Mrs. Photogenic Jana Domico (left) and Mrs. Congeniality Becky Hancock.

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Scenes from last year!

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2012 Ripley 4th Of July Parade Theme

After a long war and several tours of duty, our country’s Iraqi veterans are home or soon on their way. West Virginia’s oldest parade, the Ripley 4th of July Parade: will be honoring our returning veterans making the 2012 parade theme, “Honoring Our Iraqi Veterans”. The 4th Celebration Committee encourages all of the returning Iraqi veterans and their families to participate in the parade which will be held Wednesday, July 4th at noon. As always, the Parade Committee encourages all veterans to participate in the parade. The 4th of July Committee Co-Chair, Amy McGinley, states, “Per capita, West Virginia has the distinction of having the most veterans in the country. The Ripley 4th of July Celebration is very proud of our veterans and wants to show our community’s appreciation to them.” Information about the parade lineup can be found on the parade registration forms which can be picked up at Ripley City Hall, the Ripley Branch of the Jackson County Library and several businesses in Ripley. Electronic registration is also available online at

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Fairplain Tractor Sales

Rt. 62 South Exit 138 off I-77 Ripley, WV 25271 (304) 372-9875

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The tenth annual Calvary United Methodist Men’s Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast will be held this year on WEDNESDAY, JULY 4th from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the upstairs church fellowship hall. The “all you can eat” feed includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, juices, milk, and coffee. Calvary is located at 205 Court Street in Ripley. Prices are as follows: 13 years and older - $6.00; Senior Citizens and children ages 6-12 $5.00. Children ages 5 and under are free. As a thank you to our members of the Armed Forces, all veterans and current military service men and women will have breakfast “on the house” as a gesture of appreciation from the Calvary United Methodist men. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Morley Q. Parsons Scholarship Fund for Higher Education.

Happy 4th of July

Greg Bower

Candidate for Jackson County Sheriff

COME AND HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT AT THE DUNKING BOOTH ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN JULY 4TH - 3:00-4:00 P.M. Paid for by the Committee To Elect Greg Bower, Sheriff

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Scenes from last year

Have A Star-Studded Day First Federal Savings and Loan Association 712 Washington Street Ravenswood, WV 26164 (304) 273-4212 1-800-853-3580

Cooper’s Auction Service Robert Cooper


Bobby Cooper

Robert & Bobby Cooper Auctioneers

(304) 273-5203

720 Lockhart Fork Road Sandyville, WV 25275 Licensed in WV #992 Ohio #57-199669679

Bobby (304) 532-7749

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Ripley Viking’s High School Band!

Jackson County Mud Racing Association Mud Race August 18

Join us on the Fourth for a little slice of Heaven!

Whole Pizzas or By The Slice! Pepperoni Pizza Served All Day!

334 S. Church St. Ripley • 304-372-1600

TIME: Registration is at 9:00 a.m. and Racing starts at noon PLACE: 2-1/2 Miles up Grasslick Road Fairplain, WV ADMISSION: $5.00 per person

(one driver per participating truck & children 5 yrs. or younger get in free)


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Parchment Valley Conference Center

Where Lives are Changed

John 3:16

Open to Public

150 Private Pool Party $


Visit Us Online at r

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Street Closures

To prepare for Wednesday’s activities on the Courthouse Lawn, North Street West and Maple Street North will be closed from Tuesday, July 3rd at 5pm until 11:30 pm Wednesday, July 4th. Also, Saturday, June 30th the Municipal Parking Lot will be closed due to the Carnival moving in. It will reopen Sunday, July 8th.


Early Registration $15 Day of Race $25


Special Hours Op off July 2nd - 7th July en 4th with this ad 9am - 8pm


Medical care, water, restrooms and changing facilities are located at Calvary Methodist Church

Trophies Awarded to top 3 in each category: 14 and under 15-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+

Ripley, WV has the largest 4th of July Celebration, complete with a parade, carnival, stage entertainment and ďƒžreworks. The race will be run in front of 40,000 spectators!

Register online

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Free t-shirt to the ďƒžrst 100 and bottled water for everyone who registers.

(Overall Men & Women) First Place $100.00

Awards ceremony will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church following the race


14th Annual Firecracker 2-miler Proceeds to beneďƒžt: Main Street Ripley Projects



Race Day Info

The race is held immediately prior to the parade. If you wish to leave immediately following the race, park at the old Walmart plaza just off I-77 Ripley exit and walk 1/2 mile to the downtown area. The crowds are huge; so come EARLY!

Main Street Ripley July 4th Firecracker 2010 2 Miler Free t-shirt to the ďƒžrst 100 who register Contact Gene or Jim Groves (304) 372-8612 or (304) 372-8768 Email

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Located between Flew Market and Arts and Crafts Fair on Cedar Lakes Drive

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Have A Safe and Enjoyable Fourth of July!

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ADMISSION PRICES: Adults $6.00 Age 6-12 $2.00 Age < 6 FREE Senior Citizens (Age 60+) $5.00 Groups (25 or more) $5.00 Senior Groups (25 or more) $4.00

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Getting Ready For The Fourth!

JN photos by Jim Bush, Greg Matics Stanley Butcher, a 32-year member of Parkersburg Painters Local 1144, of Gypsum & Colors, Inc. of Marietta, OH, maneuvers his crane into position for a high-level spruce up of the Jackson County Courthouse dome last week. Power washing and re-painting has the dome sparkling for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration in the County Seat.

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