Broadband access being offered

Do you have a computer? Do you have Internet access at home? If you answered no to one or both of these questions, you may be eligible to get a refurbished computer and gain Internet access in your home.

Washington-Morgan Community Action is taking applications for Broadband access in Washington County only.

Residents must not have internet access – other than dial-up – and be within the income guidelines of $4,651 monthly for a family of four.

Smart Networks is providing the access and a limited number of computers will be provided.

All that is needed is $20 for a security deposit for the equipment (a modem) and pay $14.99 beginning the third month of service. You must also attend a six-hour computer training program held at the Washington County Career Center.

Get on the information superhighway and stay connected!

Contact Washington-Morgan Community Action at (740) 373-3745, extension 321.



The Beverly Public Library is offering a free nutrition program for adults on April 24 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

How do you manage your food dollars? What determines what foods you select? Have you ever put together a one-dish meal for your family? Join Cindy Styer for her program “Food Shopping: Managing Your Food Dollars to Eat Well.”

Those attending the program will learn how to manage, determine and concoct budget-friendly meals.

Styer represents the Ohio State University Eastern nutrition programs at the Beverly Library and may be reached at (740) 376-7431.


Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.