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September 21, 2018
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Brewster's Hometown Pharmacy 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Brewster's Hometown Pharmacy Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony took place at the pharmacy on 104 Thornton Drive in Piketon on Aug. 23.

"Thank you for joining us today to help us welcome Hope Robbins Brewster of Brewster's Hometown Pharmacy, a new independently owned family business, to our community and thank them for investing in Pike County," announced Shirley Bandy, executive director of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, to the crowd gathered to celebrate the Grand Opening.

Pictured in the photograph are Hope Robbins Brewster (Brewster's Hometown Pharmacy owner), Joe Brewster (husband), Ed and Carol Robbins (Hope Brewster's parents), Shirley Bandy, Chamber board members JP Schmitt, Chris Irvin, Rick Swain, Judy Dixon, Julie Galloway, Billy Spencer (Piketon Mayor), Tony Montgomery (Pike County Commissioner), Jamie Barker (Representative from Senator Rob Portman's office) and "friends, family, business and community members."

Fall Fest 18
September 21 - 22
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Pike County Drug Abuse Prevention
& Reentry Coalition  Meeting

Monday, September 24
4:00 pm  

Pike County Senior Citizens Center
402 Clough Street
Waverly, Ohio 45690

Access to Capital 
September 28
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Everything You Need to Know About 
the Upcoming Election

As the 2018 General Election quickly approaches, it is important that Ohioans have all the information they need to be engaged and active voters.
To participate in the November 6 General Election, you must be a registered voter. If you are not yet registered, you can do so in a matter of minutes by visiting Online voter registration is both fast and easy, and you have until October 9 to get registered.
Absentee voting begins on October 10, which gives voters two convenient ways to cast a ballot.
For those who want to vote without ever leaving home, absentee voting by mail is available. This option gives voters nearly a month to request, receive, and cast their ballot. To make this process even easier, last month Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted mailed absentee ballot applications to every registered voter. Absentee ballot applications must be received by a voter's county board of elections by noon on Saturday, November 3. Completed absentee ballots can either be returned by mail - provided they are postmarked by Monday, November 5 - or in person at the county board of elections office by 7:30pm on Election Day.
If a voter prefers to cast their ballot in person, but wants to vote prior to Election Day, in-person absentee voting is available. This option gives voters nearly 200 hours to cast a ballot in person at their county board of elections early vote center.
As always, the polls will be open for 13 hours on Election Day - Tuesday, November 6 - from 6:30am to 7:30pm. To ensure the day goes smoothly, an army of roughly 35,000 poll workers is deployed at polling places throughout Ohio to assist voters.
For additional information, voters can access an online voter toolkit at to make sure they're prepared to participate in the general election. Those visiting the website will be able to check their registration, view a sample ballot, request an absentee ballot, access the early voting schedule, and find their Election Day polling place. 
So, spend some time today making sure you're ready to be an active participant in our democracy in the 2018 General Election.

For questions contact: 
Karine Aswad | Marketing & Outreach Manager
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted 
Office: 614.387.0854 
Upcoming Events Upcoming
Managing Your Money Workshop
Tuesday, September 25
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Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, September 29

October 4-7
Beaver, Ohio

55th Annual
October 12 - 13

Unique Creations by the residents of Bristol Village
 Handmade Jewelry  - Toys -  Paintings - Quilts - Stained Glass

Friday:  8am-3pm 
Saturday:  9am-Noon

Free Admission:   Information: Cherie Daniels (740) 947-2118

Monday, October 29
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Mark Your Calendars
The Festival of Trees
November 8
Bristol Village - Glenn Center

November 16 - 18
Waverly, Ohio

Events Include

Quilt Show - Beef and Noodle Dinner

Holiday 5K Run - Holdiay Craft Show

Queen tours - Various Shops Open

Pike Heritage Museum displays and Music

Wine Tasting and Art Show - Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull

Queen's Luncheon - Luminary Parade

Meet Santa and Friends - Lantern Tours

plus lots more...

Natural Resources & AgricultureAg
Way Farms
Farmers' Markets
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S ports - Health - Well Being
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Diabetes Empowerment Education
Pike County - Starting October 8th
Diabetes Self-Management
Gallia County - Starting October 3rd
Jackson County - Starting October 3rd

Chronic Pain Self-Management
Gallia County - Starting October 1st
Jackson County - Starting October 1st
Matter of Balance Falls Management
Adams County - Starting October 1st
Jackson County - Starting October 30th
Lawrence County - Starting October 11th
Ross County - Starting October 11th
Scioto County - Starting October 11th
Tools for Caregivers
Lawrence County - Starting October 5th
Jenni Dovyak-Lewis
Director of Community Outreach and Training
Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc.
F32-URG PO Box 500
Rio Grande, Ohio  45674
Office - 1.800.582.7277 Extension 224
Fax - 740.245.5844
E-Mail -
Website -
Helping You Age Better!

Feeding the Community
Accepting Donations at the YMCA
Health and Wellness Program 
offered by BWC

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Kroger - Amazon
Community Rewards Programs

Training Opportunities Employment Train
October - November
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Employment Opportunities Employment

Employment Opportunities