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Commissioners meet at 7 in Barlow

The Washington County commissioners will conduct their regular weekly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library.

Democratic women’s group to meet

The Washington County Democratic Women’s Action Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 29 at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta.

Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. Members of Marietta City Council have been invited to attend the meeting to address current city issues and to answer questions that members may have. All Democratic women in Washington County are welcome to attend.

Archery class Aug. 31 at Crooked Creek

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Crooked Creek Archery will be presenting archery instruction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 for all ages. No registration is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The event will be held at Crooked Creek Archery at 16 Plum Run Road off Route 31 in Williamstown.

For information: (304) 375-2434.

5K in Beverly to honor serviceman

A memorial 5K will be held in honor of Sgt. Kyle Bankes of Beverly at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 starting at Fort Frye High School. Registration forms are available at Citizen’s Bank in Marietta, the Connection Day Spa in Lowell, Jukebox Pizza in Waterford and B&W Pharmacy in Beverly. The registration fee before Tuesday is $20 and the fee is $25 the day of the race.

For information: Alyssa Cheeseman, 629-8082 or Alana Cunningham, 336-4892.

Morning Rotary hosts cruise, auction

The Marietta Morning Rotary Club is hosting the 2013 Valley Gem Cruise & Charity Auction to benefit local youth reading programs.

The two hour cruise will take place Sept. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. on the Valley Gem sternwheeler. In addition to the silent and live auctions there will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any Morning Rotarian.

For information or to donate an auction item, call Roger Bartunek at 350-1220 or David Haas at 236-0298.

From local reports