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Jesus portrait to be moved to Jackson High School
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JACKSON— It was announced in the Jackson Board of Education meeting Tuesday night that some changes are underway when it comes to the portrait of Jesus Christ that hung in the Jackson Middle School entryway since 1947. Threats from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio to have the portrait removed because it violates the constitutional amendment,
Since the portrait belongs to the Hi-Y Club, it was decided to remove the portrait from the middle school and move it to the high school where the club is currently housed. The portrait of Jesus is now located by the trophy case next to the Fine Arts Department. PHOTO BY JEREMIAH SHAVER
were met with outrage from the majority of the community. School board meetings See Jesus, Page A2
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Boy Scouts to hold Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Saturday BY JENNIFER HUGHES
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WELLSTON— Wellston Boy Scout Troop 57 is set to host their annual fundraising event Saturday. “We are again preparing for our 25th annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction,” said John Stabler the Troop 57 committee chairperson. “We will begin serving food at 4:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 5:30 p.m.,” Stabler said. The event will be held at the St. Peter and Paul Parish Hall in Wellston, located on Pennsylvania Avenue.
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25th annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Pictured with the “Being Prepared” puppets from left to right are: Amy Barr, RSVP Director Susan Rogers, Nevaeh Hightower, Niki Haag, Joyce Haag, and Red Cross Director Kim Wortman.
RSVP, Red Cross to perform at Spring Showcase Volunteers from RSVP of the Ohio Valley and the Jackson Red Cross Chapter will be presenting a puppet show called “Being Prepared,” during the Jackson County Spring Showcase at the YMCA on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. Mary Arnzen, director of the Red Cross of the Ohio River Valley Chapter in Portsmouth, conducted a training for volunteers from RSVP and the local Red Cross chapter in the various puppet presentations which are designed to teach children concepts of ﬁre prevention, tornado awareness, and winter storm preparedness.
The funding for the puppets was obtained by a grant from the Marting’s Foundation of Portsmouth, which formerly managed the Marting’s Department Store chain. Kim Wortman, director for the Jackson Red Cross Chapter, explained that the puppets will be used in the future to present programs for children at various locations around the county. Anyone interested in knowing more about the program, which is presented for free, can contact the Jackson Red Cross at 286-1643 or RSVP of the Ohio Valley at 2864918.
Commissioner suffers heart attack Hospital where they discovered a 95 percent TIMES-JOURNAL WRITER blockage in one of the arteries to his heart. JACKSON— Jackson County Mrs. Armstrong inCommissioner Edmund Armstrong is recovering in a Columbus Hospital after formed them a stent was implanted into the artery suffering a heart attack at his home and that Ed was expected Monday morning. According to a source at the commis- to make a complete sioners ofﬁce, Armstrong’s wife, Sharon, recovery. It was also reported that contacted the ofﬁce early Monday to it was a mild heart attack, inform them that her husband had the attack and had been transported to OSU so the heart did not susBY FELICIA TACKETT
Jackson County Commissioner Edmund Armstrong
tain a lot of damage, which increases his chances for a complete recovery. By Wednesday there were indications that Armstrong was doing so well, his doctors planned to release him from the hospital. Armstrong was still hospitalized at noon on Wednesday.
Hosted by the Wellston Boy Scout Troop 57 WHEN:
Sat., March 16, Food serving begins at 4:30 p.m. Auction at 5:30 p.m. WHERE:
St. Peter and Paul Parish Hall, Wellston
Stabler said that the Scouts have been visiting local and regional businesses to gather donations for the auction and they have begun selling the dinner tickets. “The young men and the Troop use the money raised to attend summer camp, repair or buy equipment for future activities and program few throughout the year. Troop 57’s program is year round and we strive to make it a quality one that will have the young men learn how to be a better citizen, a better person and a better steward of our planet,” Stabler explained. Stabler said the troop is celebrating its 64th year in Wellston. He said that the troop has 52 Eagle Scouts and looks forward to many more. “We have an even larger number of alumni from the troop that has
See Spaghetti, Page A2