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Lake White Level Management
Geotechnical Soil Borings

With rain in the forecast for the weekend, The Division of Parks and Watercraft will be leaning forward in lake level management by lowering the spillway gates and additional 4 to 5 inches.  Currently, the gates are 8 inches below summer pool elevation.

As those of you in the area are probably already aware, the contractor has mobilized a barge-based drilling rig to take geotechnical soil borings in order to obtain soil information along the shoreline portion of the dam.  These borings are expected to take 3-5 weeks.  Be aware that additional soil borings will be obtained by accessing the area from SR 104.  These borings will also be performed in November and December.

Eastern Local Schools hosts 
Eastern Business Awards Dinner

Eastern Local Schools hosted its annual Eastern Business Awards Dinner on Nov. 1 at Eastern High School.

Neil Leist, Eastern Local Schools Superintendent, presented Business Partnership Awards to several Pike County Businesses including two Pike County Chamber of Commerce members - the Atomic Credit Union and the Pike County YMCA.

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Caregiver Month Observed in November

National Family Caregiver Month is celebrated each year in November.
In what better month could we express our gratitude for the 90 million
family caregivers nationwide who provide countless hours of care to their
loved ones? The national theme for this year's special observation is,
"Supercharge Your Caregiving", with an emphasis on encouraging caregivers
to learn more about services and programs that are available to help
them in their caregiving role.

Meeting Reminder
Monday, November 26, 2018
4:00 pm
Pike County Senior Citizens Center
402 Clough Street
Waverly, Ohio 45690

Women's Cancer Screenings
Wednesday, December 12
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UPCYCLING,
Not Recycling Training
Wednesday, December 12
 
UPCOMING EVENTS Upcoming
Craft & Vendor Fair
Friday, November 30
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First Annual 
HURT TO HOPE
HOLIDAY BASH!!
Donations Greatly Appreciated
Contact Kim Conley TODAY to Get Involved 
(740) 947-8862 
S ports - Health - Well Being
 
Sports
Capital Operating Campaign

Partner with us to 
Change Lives and Strengthen our Community

The YMCA is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Impact is felt daily when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation's health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

The YMCA is a non-profit organization that is open to everyone and serves the entire community. So please; partner with us to deliver lasting, personal and social change for a stronger community and a brighter future.

Open Enrollment for Medicare
Ends  December 7th -  AAA7 Available for Assistance and Help

Are you a Medicare beneficiary? Are you aware that open enrollment for  some Medicare benefits ends December 7th? Open enrollment is the
time of the year when changes can be made in the plans and providers
you've chosen for your Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage
and/or Medicare Advantage option. If you wish to make changes,
you can only do so between October 15th and December 7th. Open enrollment is also a good time to run drug comparisons to make sure the Medicare Part D plan you are on is still your best option as Medicare Part D plans do change from year to year.


HURT to HOPE
Volunteers Needed

LOOKING FOR HELPING HANDS
Feeding the Community
Accepting Donations at the YMCA


 
The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) recently announced updated guidelines for the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup, including a program restructure that creates two grant categories: Assessment/Corrective Action and Cleanup and Remediation. The maximum Assessment/Corrective Action grant award is $250,000 and may include property assessment activities and cleanup or remediation activities. The maximum Cleanup and Remediation grant award is $500,000 and is restricted to cleanup or remediation activities.

Eligible applicants may apply for both Assessment/Corrective Action and Cleanup and Remediation grants for an eligible property.

To access the full updated guidelines, application and scoring matrix, please  click here .
 
For more information or questions about the program, please contact April Stevens at 614.466.4007 or via email at  April.Stevens@development.ohio.gov .




JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) has announced the launch of AdvancingCities, a $500 million, five-year initiative to advance lasting solutions that will lead to more people connected to jobs with a career pathway and living with financial security, more small business owners growing and hiring, and economically vibrant neighborhoods.  The firm will invest in cities where conditions exist to help those who have not benefited from economic growth. This includes demonstrated, strong collaboration across the public and private sectors on solutions that create opportunity for people at risk of being left out of economic growth. Proposals must incorporate at least two areas of focus within JPMorgan Chase's  Model for Impact Solutions will help break down silos between local programs, strengthen underlying systems and advance holistic solutions to create more widely-shared prosperity.

Cities interested in applying for the AdvancingCities Challenge should visit  www.jpmorganchase.com/advancingcities. The RFP went live and closes on November 30, 2018. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2019.

WORKPLACE
Health and Wellness Program 
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YMCA
Kroger - Amazon
Community Rewards Programs

Employment Opportunities Employment
 Community Action  Committee 
Employment Opportunities
Community Action Committee of Pike County 
posts current employment opportunities  online
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  McDonald's Employment Opportunities
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