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News in Brief — 10/4/12

Published 10:00am Thursday, October 4, 2012

Benefit set for Harvey boys

PEDRO — There will be a benefit for Michael and Matthew Harvey, Symmes Valley students who were hurt in a car accident in September. The benefit will be at the Lake Vesuvius Paddle Creek Horse Camp with trail riding starting at 10 a.m. and an auction at 3 p.m. There will be food and gift certificates auctioned off. For more information call Rob and Carrie Ramey at 740-532-3700.


Habitat looking for families.

PROCTORVILLE — Habitat for Humanity will host its first applicant seminar in Lawrence County today at 6 p.m. The seminar will be at Ohio University Southern-Proctorville Center. It is open only to county residents living in substandard housing. Habitat partners with a family to build a house with the family providing sweat equity on their house and those of other Habitat partners. For more information contact Habitat office in Huntington, W.Va., at 304-523-4822.


Proctorville site of rummage sale, demolition derby Saturday

PROCTORVILLE — The village of Proctorville is gearing up for two events this Saturday. The annual villagewide rummage sale will start at 8 a.m. and last through the afternoon.

“This has been going on since the middle of the 1970s,” Proctorville Mayor Rick Dunfee said. “It is a pretty well long-running thing. People will call and want to know when it is happening. It is the last finale for the summer.”

Then starting at 2 p.m. will be a demolition derby to be at the grounds of the Bingo Hall, sponsored by the Proctorville Volunteer Fire Department. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the event lasting until 6 p.m.

Tickets are $8 a person with children 5-years-old and under free. Proceeds will go toward the volunteer fire department. Assisting with the event will be volunteer fire departments from other parts of the county. There will be refreshments sold including hot dogs and barbecue.

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