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MWCD releases drawdown schedule NEW PHILADELPHIA – As part of the flood risk management operation of the reservoirs and dams in the Muskingum River Watershed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducts annual temporary drawdown of the normal pool elevation of the lake levels. The drawdown allows for additional flood storage capacity needed during the winter thaw and spring rains. Drawdown will begin in early November and the return to normal pool elevation will initiate in February. Normal pool elevations will be

obtained in time for the summer recreation season. The temporary 2018-2019 drawdown dates and lake levels are as follows: Suggested intermediate refill schedule by March 15, 2019: Atwood, 928.00 (reservoir normal pool), 920.00 (winter level), 8.0 (total drawdown in feet), Nov. 15 (begin 2018 drawdown) 42 (release duration in days), 926.00 (suggested refill level by March 15, 2019; Charles Mill: 997.00, 994.00, 3.0, Nov. 1, 30 days, 995.00; Clendening: 898.00, 893.00, 5.0 feet, Nov. 15, 35 days, 896.00;

Leesville: 963.00, 958.00, 5.0 feet, Nov. 1, 35 days, 961.00; Piedmont: 913.00, 908.00, 5.0 days, Nov. 1, 35 days, 911.00; Pleasant Hill: 1020.00, 1014.00, 6.0 feet, Nov. 15, 42 days, 1018.00; Seneca: 832.20, 825.20, 7.0 feet, Nov. 15, 45 days, 830.20; Tappan: 899.30, 894.30, 5.0 feet, Nov. 15, 35 days, 897.30. The drawdown provides flood storage capacity for the spring rains while also providing the opportunity to complete maintenance improvements in and around the reservoirs. As a continuation of this program, one

project within Atwood Lake Park is scheduled during this year's winter drawdown at an estimated cost of $1,529,000. This project is being funded by a Clean Ohio grant which will cover up to 75 percent of the total project costs, including design and other nonconstruction costs. The project is approximately 1,400 feet in length and is needed to protect the failing slope along the peninsula roadway between the Area D and Area F campgrounds. MWCD manages over 300 miles of shoreline throughout the 10 MWCD

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lakes located in central and eastern Ohio. Over 8.2 miles of MWCD shoreline has been stabilized at a cost of $8.8 million since 2009. Funding for shoreline projects is from several sources including the MWCD maintenance assessment, grants from Clean Ohio and revenue from oil and gas. The ten MWCD owned lakes include Atwood, Leesville, Tappan, Clendening, Piedmont, Seneca, Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, Wills Creek and Beach City.

New Athens struggles with utility payments, urges use of ‘drop box’ By JD LONG

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NEW ATHENS – Customers who are not receiving their watersewer bills, or if they’re having trouble sending them in on time, are encouraged to use the drop box at the municipal building. Village Administrator Tosha Giesey called the problem they’re having “major issues� with sewer and water bills not being paid. Giesey said they had a total of 23 unreceived payments concerning their billing for the month. She said five are customers who are habitual problems and the rest are the ones who “consistently pay.� She said several people told her they dropped their bills off at the post office instead of the drop box at the municipal building. Others she said haven’t cleared payment yet stating “they’re in limbo somewhere in the postal service.� “I did not apply late fees to any of the water bills this month

because of this issue,â€? Giesey said. She also placed the notification on Facebook while acknowledging that not everyone is on that website. “I don’t know how to communicate with everybody but I would say by world-of-mouth I highly suggest everybody use the drop box at the office.â€? Giesey said that next month she will be placing late fees on customer’s bills, as the reason to use the drop box in getting bills sent in on time. â€œâ€ŚWe can’t just go on forever not applying late fees because of the post office,â€? she explained. She continued by stating that bills not paid by Oct. 20 will have a late fee attached to their bill. She said there were no shutoffs this month but eventually it could come to that and again, encouraged the public to use their drop box at the office. Council member Nancy Martin

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NH Photo | ESTHER McCOY

Models, wearing the casual clothing from Cato's Fashions for the St. James A.M.E. Fashion Show are, seated, from Barbara Galey, LaTonya Smith and Becky Wilson. Back, December Travis, Cato manager; Jenna Jaskoka, store manager; Erica Kidd; Meghan Ramsey; Vicki Sefsick,; Nan Mattern; Beverly Terry; Kelly Reed; and Angela Hardwick.

Styles of Autumn on display at St. James AME style show By ESTHER MCCOY NH Contributor

CADIZ - The styles of autumn were on the make-believe runway when the St. James AME Church stewardesses put their heads together for a great Cato fashions event at the Cadiz Country Club. Ten models came up the stairs into the club social room with swagger, big smiles and Meagan Markel hand waves to be greeted with cheering, clapping and maybe a few whistles. Dixie Stevens, stewardess president, gave the welcome and was in on  the planning  it took to pull the successful event together. She credited   Bonnie Cowan  for being the coordinator and doing much of the planning for the show and luncheon. Others on the board  are Connie Reed Myrna Keyser, Marge

Sports Coal Bucket stays put The St. Clairsville Red Devils came to Cadiz last Friday and put on an offensive clinic, racking up 49 unanswered points to beat the homestanding Huskies and keep the Coal Bucket for another year. See Page 6

Johnson, Gwen Hardwick, Charlotte Jones, Demetra King, Ruth Dept, JoAnne Gross, Janette Burgins and Tabitha West.    Models looking great in the fall fashions of Cato's at the Steubenville Mall were Barbara Galey, Angie Hardwick, Eric Kidd, Nan Mattern, Meghan Ramsey, Kelly Reed, Vickie Sefsick, Latonya Smith, Beverly Terry and Becky Wilson.   Cowan thanked the Cato group for their fashions, the audience for their fellowship and the Country Club staff  for their great food. The Rev. William Lewis gave the invocation and an interlude of music was provided by Bob Davis, who plays for the church services as well. There were extra-long vests that fell to a point in front that could be tied in a rough knot or let hand down, some in plaid, some in rust and a sweater with the same draped front was in a variegated blue and white pattern. Jumpsuits in 

burgundy, black and white stripes with a burgundy top, bell sleeves and a tied waist will be in fashion this year from the remarks heard from some of the ladies taking in the fashion review. Tops in flowered print, lots of plaids and  a soft gray fabric men's- wear looking shirt was another item that could be worn with anything from jeans to dress slacks to pencil slim skirts. There were jeans in shorter  lengths and regular  to go with the boots and highheel sandals. As for the dresses, there was a lovely rust-color garment with pleats, a striped shift dress and several float dresses. Accessories were supplied by Cato's as well. This is the first event for the ladies of the church but from the success it received, you could be looking for fall fashions show In 2019 as well.

Harrison County 4H collecting food items for hurricane relief The Harrison County 4H and Amanda Zobenica are collecting non-perishable food items as well as household cleaning products and paper products to donate to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. There are multiple locations to shop and drop off goods including: Woods Food Center in Hopedale, Bakers IGA in Scio and The Country Market in Richmond. Please have all donations in by Oct. 16 as drop off (is tentatively) Oct .18.  Items needed: Canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, canned

beans and soup, cereal, whole grain pasta and rice, peanut butter, hygiene products, household items and paper products. For infants and kids: diapers, wipes, Pedialyte, infant cereal, fruit cups, granola bars, mac & cheese cups, crackers and juice boxes. For seniors: nutritional shakes and drinks, adult hygiene products. Pop top cans and microwavable cups preferred. No glass, please. Any questions or concerns please contact Amanda at 740827-1980.Â

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Algonquin Mill Festival has something for everyone

Pull for a Cure attracts large audience

It’s time once again for the Algonquin Mill Festival, which runs Oct. 12, 14 and 14 in Carroll County. See Page 8

The annual Pull for a Cure was held last Saturday and by all measures, was a huge success, with a car show and large crowds. See Page 3

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