M.A.D.E. Rally Packs Gym For 2021 Drug-Free Event

Presented By McDonald’s, I’m Lovin’ It!

Approximately 2,000 high school students from several area counties packed the Southeastern High School Larry Jordan Gymnasium Friday for the 2021 M.A.D.E. Drug-Free Rally. The event was originally planned for V.A. Memorial Stadium, but had to be moved indoors due to inclement weather.

(Photo: Litter Media/Mike Smith

Students came from schools in Ross, Pickaway, Highland, Jackson, Scioto and Gallia counties. Students supported one another with fellowship and hearing stories of how some of the students themselves have had to deal with losing family members due to substance abuse.

(Photo: Huntington students- Litter Media/Mike Smith)

Huntington Schools once again led all area schools with the highest participation in the MADE Program at over 80%.

(Photo: Southeastern MADE students- Litter Media/Mike Smith)
(Photo: Adena students- Litter Media/Mike Smith

American Idol finalist Philip Murphy concluded the three hour rally, performing music and briefly sharing some of his stories of being homeless and seeing the ravages of drugs and alcohol in other peoples lives.

(Photo: Philip Murphy at 2021 MADE Rally- Litter Media/Mike Smith)
(Photo: Paint Valley students at MADE Rally- Litter Media/Mike Smith)

For more information on how to get your school involved in the MADE program, go to their Facebook page. CLICK HERE:

Buff City Soap Coming To Chillicothe

Presented By Classic Brands

A new retailer is opening in Chillicothe, that hopes to bring a fresh smell to the community.

Buff City Soap will open November 4th at 1290 North Bridge Street in front of Sam’s Club in Chillicothe. The company has more than 75 stores Buff City Soaps in 15 states.

They make handmade bath and body bar soaps, whipped soaps, bath bombs, shower oils, body butters, shampoo bars. Everything is plant-based and free of harsh chemicals, preservatives and detergents. The products are made in-store daily at kitchen-like stations where patrons can watch the soap-making magic happen. 

To celebrate their Chillicothe Buff City Soap opening, the first 50 guests each day, Thursday 11/4 through Sunday 11/7, will win free soap for a year.  Stop by any time leading up to VIP Opening to receive a sneak peek of the store along with a free sample.

For more information, find them online at buffcitysoap.com. 

Pike Chamber of Commerce Seeks Nominees For Board

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

(Waverly) — The Nominating Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Board of Directors. Any representative from a Chamber member business in good standing is eligible for nomination. Directors serve three-year terms, the next term commencing in January 2022. Former directors are eligible to serve on the board one year after the conclusion of their previous term.

Directors help shape Chamber operations and promote business in the community to support the local climate and economy of our area. They take part in crucial economic discussions and serve as ambassadors for the Chamber of Commerce. Board members bring their unique skills to the table for the betterment and advancement of our county. 

Directors are expected to attend board meetings, typically held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Chamber office. They contribute by serving on various committees within the Chamber board. 

Nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee no later than Friday, November 5, 2021. Once a slate of nominees has been selected, a formal ballot will be mailed to the membership.

To nominate, use one of the four methods found below:

  1. Email > pikechamber@yahoo.com
  2. Phone > 740-947-7715
  3. Print Nomination Form – Send or Drop Off >
  4. Nominate Online Here >