2013-06-19 / Columns

Round The Town

—MAN PONDERS: Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the airport carousel never belongs to anyone?

—OLD WEATHER LORE: The cry of a rain-dove indicates warm weather.

—Thursday, June 20, is West Virginia Day the 150th birthday of the Mountain State. Expect county and state government offices to be closed.

—The Summer Solstice is Friday, June 21 — the official beginning of summer – the longest day and shortest night of the year.

—The month’s full moon, the Strawberry or Hot Moon, will shine on Sunday night, June 23.

—It’s Christmas tree shearing season. White pines should be sheared by July 4, suggests the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

—The West Virginia Prescription Drug Abuse Quitline is available to provide help and information about prescription drug misuse and addiction. Call toll-free 1-866- WV-QUITT (987-8488).

—The “Old Dogs” Duplicate Bridge Club winners for June 11 were: North & South: Larry and Sandy King. East & West: Kathy Arbogast and Jean Helsley.

—The Berkeley Springs Duplicate Bridge Club winners for June 14 were: North & South: Marie Hardy and Sandy King. East & West: Fred Lamm and Larry King.

—The “Keep Minds Sharp” Bridge Club winners for June 13 with five tables playing were: First: Rebekah Metzler and Jan Weinberg. Second: Jim Arbogast and Keith Ott. Third: Kathy Arbogast and Lula Belle Robertson. This club plays at the new Senior Center and donated their dues this week to MCIEC and the Senior Center.

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