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Tea Party believes leaders stretching Constitution

The newly formed and named Tri-State Tea Party will meet Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m., at the Ironton City Center. Any folks who are interested in belonging to a Tea Party or just want to check us out, are welcome to attend.

The Tea Party is a national grass roots movement made up of members of both major political parties and others, and all faiths and occupations, or none.

As Tea Party members, we believe that our government has gotten out of control and that if we make our voices heard, we can elect officials that will work to bring back a reasonable government.

We think that the elected officials are stretching the Constitution beyond its original intent.

We believe in states’ rights and that the federal government has over stepped its bounds in usurping the rights of the states.

If you agree with these statements and would like to help make a difference, please come to the Tri-State Tea Party, Tuesday evening at the Ironton City Center.

Charlotte Rowley



SV alumni banquet helps students go to college

I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the Symmes Valley Alumni Association’s scholarship committee for the last few years and it is once again time to start preparing for our annual banquet and scholarship presentations.

Scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of merit and financial need to graduating seniors who may not be able to continue their education without financial assistance.

The 2012 banquet will be held Saturday evening, May 26 at Symmes Valley High School with the hospitality time beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per ticket.

In addition to the graduates of Symmes Valley High School, the alumni association is comprised of graduates from Aid, Waterloo and Windsor High Schools. Our only source of fundraising is profit from our annual banquet; however, in today’s tough economic conditions and increasing food costs, our funds are very limited. I am writing to invite you to attend our banquet or to make any monetary donation which will be used solely to fund scholarships.

Your donation will be acknowledged at the banquet and may be made in memory or in honor of a friend, loved one or even a special teacher.

Reserved seating will be available if your graduating class would like to attend as a group.

It’s a good time of fellowship, great food and you leave knowing you helped to make a difference in the life of a Symmes Valley graduate. Volunteers to serve on our committee are always needed and greatly appreciated!

You may make banquet reservations by contacting me at 740-534-2522 or by mailing donations, made payable to the Symmes Valley Alumni Association, to Sharon Gossett Hager P.O. Box 77 Ironton, OH 45638.

Sharon Gossett Hager

SVHS Class of ‘68