Wildlife controversy meeting set

Is your wildlife encounter good or bad? This workshop will discuss options of deterring backyard wildlife if they are a nuisance to you. Or do you enjoy wildlife and want to view them more? A wildlife controversy meeting is set for June 20 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Barnesville Library Annex, 611 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. The guest speaker, Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension Wildlife Program Specialist, will be speaking on dealing with nuisance wildlife but if you’re on the other spectrum, she will also be speaking on how to attract and enhance your backyard or forest. Our other guest speaker, John Morton, ODNR Division of Wildlife Private Lands Biologist, will be speaking on designing food plots for your needs. To register or for more information, contact Liza Butler, Belmont SWCD Wildlife/Forestry Specialist, at 740-526-0027 or butlerswcd@att.net.

Depression Bipolar Support Group to meet

Depression Bipolar Support Group meets on June 20. Also, meeting monthly, ongoing, on the first, third and fifth Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wheeling Jesuit University Chapel basement. Depression and Bipolar disorder can be an isolating illness. But, DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery. DBSA = Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. A free peer-led support group. For information or directions, contact Tom at 304-243-9406, Lisa at 304-559-8411 or Deborah at 304-224-1776.

Fishing Derby at Flushing

The 17th annual Flushing Area Ruritan Youth Fishing Derby will take place Saturday at Schuler Park Pond at 10 a.m. Registration gets underway at 9. The derby is open to Flushing area youth ages 3-11 while parents and families are welcome. Lunch will follow the derby. Additional information on the event may be obtained by calling 740-968-4785.

Vacation Bible School set

Vacation Bible School, sponsored by BAMA, will take place at Barnesville Park Youth Center on Wednesdays June 13, 20 and 27, July 11 and 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Bring a friend.

Belmont SWCD board meetings set

Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District announces the following board meeting dates for 2018: June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10. Meetings will be held at 101 Market St., St. Clairsville, at 6 p.m. The meetings are open to the public