Barbershop chorus looking

for a mermaid

Members of the Land of Legend Barbershop Chorus, who are currently preparing for their annual show April 2 at Newark's Midland Theatre, are in search of a mermaid.

According to Bruce Tolle of Johnstown, a member of the chorus, this year's show will have a beach and ocean theme, and one of the necessary props is a mermaid.

The person who had been cast will not be able to play the part, so Tolle said they're looking for a replacement.

He said that in order to fit into the costume, the girl or woman must be not more than 5 feet tall and cannot weigh more than 100 lbs.

There are no lines to learn, Tolle added. The mermaid will be seen, but not heard.

Anyone with an offer or suggestion is asked to call Tolle at 740-405-3841.

Relay For Life slates

March 3 meeting

Relay For Life of Johnstown will hold committee and team meetings in Johnstown Village Council Chambers on Thursday, March 3

The committee is scheduled for 6 p.m., with teams meeting at 7 p.m.

According to Jacquelyn Dismuke, one of the organizers, there are still openings on key committees. She indicated that the all volunteer committee "is desperately seeking individuals who can step into several key positions." They include work in entertainment and accounting, and an advocacy chair and event co-chair are still needed.

Anyone interested in becoming a committee member is asked to call Mary Wiswell at 740-967-3323 or e-mail for more information.

Relay For Life of Johnstown is scheduled for June 24 and 25.

College note

Nicholas Higgins, the son of Scott and Lisa Higgins of Johnstown, recently became a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Ohio State University.

Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.