Note: This poem was written by Helen Weaver Horn who died in a car accident last spring. It is submitted here by Our Home correspondent Ed Perkins.

As the harvest season begins to wind down, turnips are turning up at the Athens Farmers Market. Because this root vegetable thrives in cool weather, turnips are plentiful in both the spring and fall. However, fall turnips are typically more tender and sweeter than their spring counterparts.

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has signed a letter of commitment to join Ohio TechNet 2.0, a statewide consortium of colleges and universities working toward developing skills in high-tech manufacturing for employers in Ohio.

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded $50,000 to Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs associate professor Dr. Sarah Davis to continue her research into using brewery waste in organic agriculture.

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The American Red Cross will hold a volunteer interest meeting on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to noonat the Red Cross offices, 100 S. May Ave. in Athens. Information on a number of volunteer opportunities will be given. There is no obligation to become a volunteer for those who attend. Ref…

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Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship will celebrate Women in Entrepreneurship Week by hosting multiple female entrepreneurs from across Ohio for a panel and networking event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Walter Hall Rotunda.

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Ohio University Credit Union will host a free basic estate planning information session on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the credit union’s East State Street office from 6-7:30 p.m. Attorney Garry Hunter will discuss the basic legal documents needed for simple estate planning and the costs associated…

Nelsonville Wesleyan Church, located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Harper Way, will host a Fall Fellowship on Saturday, Oct. 19. There will be games, a DJ and hayrides from 2-3:30 p.m. and a community dinner served from 3:30-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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The Market on State Trick-or-Treat: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6-7 p.m.Fall Fest at Wells (Albany) Public Library:Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; kids can make pumpkin playdough and a gourd friend. All supplies and seasonal snacks will be provided.New Marshfield partyat Waterloo Community Senior…

U.S. Air Force Airman Austin P. Coleman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Jonathan Walsh, a 1995 Ohio University graduate, is having to move some things around to make room on his awards shelf. The nine-time Emmy winner recently received the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Sports Reporting from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA). Getting thi…

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Free technology help will be provided by students on Saturday, Oct. 19, 12:30-3 p.m. at ACEnet Building B (the green one), 94 Columbus Road, Athens. Get help with your cellphone, tablet or other device. Those needing assistance getting from vehicle to building should call 740-447-0500. Spons…

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Gladys Gallaway, a long-time Girl Scout Leader, was recently honored by members of her former Girl Scout Troop. Forty years after the girls graduated from Athens High School, the troop broke up, but many of Gallaway’s Girl Scouts still remain close, thanks to the deep bonds forged with her l…

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The Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of the Ohio University Foundation that fosters campus and community partnerships designed to improve the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio, is accepting letters of intent for the 2020-21 funding cycle.

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Federal Hocking student Aryah Newman recently redid a memory garden that was planted in memory of a Federal Hocking student in 2003. Flowers and mulch were provided by the Stewart Community Group.

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Free dance for students in grades 4-6, Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-8 p.m., Federal Valley Resource Center,Stewart.Piano recital featuring Andrew Russell, Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Federal Valley Resource Center,Stewart, free.Free yoga class, Monday, Oct. 21, 7-8 p.m., Federal Valley Resource Center,…

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Kelsey and Michael Wilson, of Pomeroy, announce the Sept. 23, 2019 birth of a daughter, Paislee Ember Wilson, at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, Athens. The baby has two siblings: Parker, 6, and Kloey, 2.

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The Athens County Agricultural Society will host its annual election of directors on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the secretary’s office, located on the fairgrounds. Six directors are elected to three-year terms beginning Dec. 1, 2019. Members of the society are eligible to obt…