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Madison Messenger

Trick or Treat times for 2012

(Posted Oct. 15, 2012) The 2012 Trick or Treat times around Madison County are as follows: • Fairfield Township — Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. • London — Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. • Mount Sterling — Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. • Plain City — Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. • Sedalia — Oct. 27, 6-8:30 p.m. • South Charleston —...

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Madison-Plains band advances to state finals

(Posted Oct. 11, 2012) Pictured (from left) are Madison-Plains marching band flag corps member Savannah Pollard, field commander Lindsey Kreager, and drum line member Emily Greenlee. The Madison-Plains High School marching band competed in Class B at Thomas Worthington High SchoolsPreview of Champions Oct. 6. Based on school size, Madison-Plains tr...

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A Friend’s House helps domestic violence victims

Every 12 seconds, a woman is beaten by her partner. Domestic violence is the No. 1 cause of emergency room visits by women. Fifty-two percent of female murder victims are killed by their partners. The national statistics for domestic violence are sobering. A Friends House, Madison Countys domestic violence shelter, wants victims to know they have a...

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Alder parents boost to music and sports programs

Parents of Jonathan Alder students do a lot to help the district. At the Oct. 8 school board meeting, representatives of the music and athletic boosters reported on fund-raisers and purchases. Holly Novak said the music boosters use some of their funds to send students to music camp and provide scholarships. In the 2009-10 school year, they spent $...

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City of London completes new basketball courts

The transformation of half of the long defunct and deteriorating tennis courts on Park Avenue in London is complete. The spot is now home to two new, side-by-side, full-size basketball courts. The project was paid for in part by a $5,000 United Way grant secured by the London Community Organization. The grant covered most of the cost for new hoops,...

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Exhibit celebrates artists of all abilities

“Friendly Forest Trio (acrylic and marker) By Randall Perkins of Grandview Heights Artist bio:Randall Perkins is full of contradictions. Simultaneously salty and sweet, he can often be heard telling everyone around him to ‘Behave! while acting the part of the class clown. Growing up in a family of 16 children in the hills of West Virgin...

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West Jeff preps students for success after high school

Educators at West Jefferson High School want students to know learning does not stop once they get their diplomas. High school guidance counselor Jeannette Haskins said staff returned from summer break with renewed energy and enthusiasm for promoting education and training past the secondary level. “As a general rule of thumb, more education...

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Alder athletic training complex idea gains momentum

Jonathan Alder school board member John Adams says his vision of creating an athletic training complex at the high school is gaining momentum. “Ive had a lot of comments on it, he said in an update at the Oct. 15 school board meeting.Were raising a lot of interest. He said that as he talks with people in the community, he finds that they want...

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Madison-Plains will hold “State of the Schools” meeting

Madison-Plains Local Schools invites the public to a State of the Schools meeting set for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the high school auditorium. Superintendent Boone Hall said the meeting will cover several topics, including the districts efforts to improve communication with residents via the web, creation of an impact group comprised of community members,...

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Chili cook-off to raise funds for So. Charleston pool and park

South Charleston Community Park is the place to be on Oct. 13. The private, non-profit corporations that run the park and the adjacent community pool have joined forces to host an afternoon fund-raiser. The family-friendly festivities run from noon to 6 p.m. The event includes a chili cook-off. Each entrant must make a large pot of his or her best...

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