2018-02-07 / News

Round The Town

—OLD MAN JOKED: We were so poor growing up that we couldn’t even afford to pay attention.

—This is a good time to survey for eastern and forest tent caterpillar egg masses, says the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

—February’s birthstone -- the amethyst -- at one time could, only be worn by royalty. The ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober.”

—Next Tuesday, February 13, is Shrove Tuesday – also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It is the final day of feasting before the Christian period of Lent begins.

—Members of Congressman Alex X. Mooney’s staff will be making stops to meet with constituents who are having problems with a federal agency. Constituents should take copies of documentation related to their issues. Monday, February 12, 1-2 p.m. at Hedgesville Public Library and Thursday, February 15, noon to 1 p.m. at Morgan County Courthouse, 77 Fairfax Street.

—Morgan County Beekeepers meeting, Wednesday, February 7, 6-8 p.m. at Angus & Ale. For more information call Debbie Metzbower, 304- 620-7434.

—Ms. Kerns’ spaghetti dinner Sunday, February 18 at Hancock American Legion, 12-3 p.m. Sponsored by Hancock Lioness Lions Club. pd2-7-1tmh

—The “Old Dogs” Duplicate Bridge Club winners for January 30 were: First: Mary Gardner and Rick Gramling. Second: Rebekah Metzler and Sam Reinold.

—The “Keep Minds Sharp” Bridge Club winners for February 1 were: First: Don Fearnow and Dave Miller. Second: Rebekah Metzler and Jay Russell. This club plays at the Senior Center and donated their dues this week to the Senior Center and Starting Points.

—The Berkeley Springs Duplicate Bridge Club winners for February 2 were: First: Frank Doub and Chuck Meister. Second (tie): Dan Putnam and Jan Weinberg. Jim Arbogast and Mary Gardner.

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