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L&C Expedition local events
|Visit Lewis County and welcome Meriwether
Lewis and the Corps at the 1803 River Camp at Vanceburg. The local county committee
continues to firm the schedule of activities.
Saturday, September 20: 9-9:30 a.m.,
Guided River Walk, beginning at 1009 Front Street; 10 a.m., Masons Car Show at thee old
Shoe Factory on Route; 5-5:30 p.m., Guided River Walk, beginning at 1009 Front Street;
Late afternoon & into the evening: Great Ohio River Paddle
Sunday, September 21: 12 Noon, local re-enactors will start setting up camps; 12 noon,
Kids fishing contest on the riverfront, overseen by Lewis County Sheriff Bill Lewis; 2:00
p.m., Canoe races on the riverfront, overseen by Lewis Co. Judge Exec. Steve Applegate;
2:00 p.m., Lewis County High School Band & Chorus at Veterans Memorial Park; 2:00 p.m.
Flintlock Rifle Demonstration on the riverfront; 2:00 p.m. Doc Talk: A Wilderness Doctor
plus other period demonstrations; 6:00-9:00 p.m., Local mountain music, at the riverfront
|Monday, September 22: 8:30-9:30 a.m.,
Breakfast with the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber office on Court Street,
across from the Vanceburg Post Office; 9:00 a.m., WWII veterans reunion at the Vanceburg
Methodist Church; 10:00 a.m., Opening ceremonies begin with a welcome from Judge Executive
Steve Applegate and readings by the grade school essay winners.
welcome Meriwether Lewis and the Corps of Discovery; 1:00 p.m., Mayor William T. Cooper
plants the historical cottonwood seedling at the park; 1:00-7:30 p.m., Corps of Discovery
II Barge open; salt making, story telling, wilderness doctor, Museum at the Library, farm
animals, flintlock demonstration, early mortar demonstration plus other period
demonstrations, and camps open to the public; 6:00-10:00 p.m. Local music and camplife
demonstrations; 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge Polar Star 363 will talk about Meriwether Lewis,
public invited; 10:00 p.m., Taps.
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Sheriff warns of scam in area
|Lewis County Sheriff Bill Lewis is warning
area residents of a possible scam being operated in the area.
Lewis said residents
should be cautious if they are contacted or approached by someone trying to sell vinyl
flooring or carpeting. "Scam artists are always looking for ways to separate people
from their money," he said.
Deputy Dwayne Stone said that over the weekend, an elderly resident of Rayburn Fork
reported that two ladies stopped at her home under the auspices of selling vinyl flooring.
Stone said one lady kept the resident occupied while the other said she needed to go
outside to their vehicle through the back door of the residence.
He said that after the two women left, the resident noticed that her purse, a
checkbook, some cash and other items were missing from her home.
Stone said one of the women is described as being 55-60 years old with shoulder-length
black/grey hair, about 145 pounds and about five feet, four inches tall.
|The second woman is described as being in her
early 20s with black curly hair, about 130 pounds, and about five feet, two inches tall.
vehicle is described as being an older model, light blue car, possibly a two-door.
Stone said one of the ladies told the resident that they operated a carpet and rug
store in Morehead.
Stone said a similar scam was operated in the area previously, and added that residents
should be wary about door to door sales people they do not know.
Lewis also warns area residents not to provide any credit card or bank information to
anyone, especially by telephone if you did not initiate the call.
Lewis asks any area resident who is uncertain about any call or solicitation to contact
the Lewis County Sheriff's Office at 606-796-2912.
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Accidents under investigation
|Sheriff Bill Lewis is investigating separate accidents
last Wednesday, which he said liked resulted from wet roadways.
Lewis said the first
accident happened about 4:00 p.m. Wednesday on Ky. Rt. 8, just west of Quincy.
He said Benjamin A. Burton of Quincy was traveling west on the roadway when he
apparently lost control of the 2003 Honda, went off the left side of the road and struck a
culvert. The vehicle overturned and landed on its top. Burton was not injured.
The second accident happened about 5:00 p.m. on Ky. Rt. 8 about three miles west of
|Lewis said Jonathan Thornsberry, 17, of Vanceburg, was
traveling west in a 1996 Dodge Caravan when he apparently lost control, slid off the left
shoulder, traveled 51 feet, and struck a large poplar tree with the passenger side of the
Rescuers attempted to get Thornsberry transported by air ambulance but because
of weather conditions, the helicopter was not able to travel her.
Thornsberry was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, by
Portsmouth Ambulance, and later transferred to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington,
West Virginia, where he was reported in stable condition.
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Tiffany Stamper/Lewis County Herald
Vanceburg Sanitation worker Harry Carrington delivers a
recycling container to a Vanceburg residence last week. Workers are delivering the
containers to every household in the city in an effort to cut down on refuse hauled to the
Mason County Landfill.
Vanceburg Mayor William T. Cooper presented the Community Leadership Award to Helen
Rayburn at the August 21 annual meeting of the Buffalo Trace Area Development District
Board of Directors. Mrs. Rayburn will celebrate 50 years of service to the Lewis County
Public Library in September 2004.
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