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Baseball league sign-ups set

HURRICANE — Hurricane Baseball League, "Where every kid plays every inning," is having sign-ups from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Hurricane Middle School field house/concession stand.

The age cut off is April 1 for the following teams:

• T-ball: ages 4-6

• B League: ages 7-9

• A League: ages 10-12

• Younger Girls Softball: ages 7-11

• Older Girls Softball: ages 12-17

Cost for T-ball is $55 per player. For the older teams, cost is $75 per player, with each sibling being $55. All players must have their own batting helmet.

For more information, contact Jay Wilkinson at 304-552-1604 or hblpres2005@aol.com. You can also find Hurricane Baseball League on Facebook or at www.leaguelineup.com/h-b-l.

Show choir wins top honor

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Hurricane Red Hot Show Choir traveled to the Menchville Clash of Choirs in Newport News, Virginia, on Feb. 17 and came home with its fourth-straight Grand Championship of the season.

Caption Awards included Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Band, Best Costumes, and Best Show Design. Cosby (Virginia) was First Runner Up and Thomas Dale (Virginia) was 2nd Runner Up. A total of 14 choirs participated in the competition. Red Hot has now won 10 straight competitions going back to February of last year.

Boy Scout Troop 36 now meets at St. Timothy’s

HURRICANE — Boy Scout Troop 36, based in Hurricane, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The troop stays active with camp outs, summer camp, games, food drives, community service projects and more. The troop meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Timothy’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 3434 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.

For more information, call Dallas Hinchcliffe at 304-617-6908, or Steve Caldwell at 304-562-9233.

WVSU to host fruit tree pruning workshop

INSTITUTE, W.Va. — The West Virginia State University Extension Service will host a workshop on fruit tree pruning and backyard orchard management at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Hometown Elementary School in Putnam County. The event is free to attend.

"This workshop will focus on the pruning of fruit trees and the traditional methods of how to properly care for and maintain them," WVSU Extension Agent Brad Cochran said in a news release.

Designed for all experience levels, the workshop will focus on all aspects of fruit tree care and upkeep. Instruction will be followed by a hands-on demonstration of proper pruning.

Registration is required by contacting Cochran at 304-204-4021 or bcochran2@wvstateu.edu. Hometown Elementary School is located at 107 School Lane, Hometown, West Virginia.

Taking orders for decorated Easter eggs

HURRICANE — The Forrest Burdette United Methodist Women are taking orders for decorated Easter eggs, available in vanilla, coconut, cherry nut, maple nut and the most favorite of all, peanut butter dipped in your choice of white, milk or dark chocolate.

Each egg is hand decorated. Cost is $3.50. The eggs will be available for pick-up from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane.

Also, on that day, books, crafts, baked goodies and hot dogs will be on sale for the Spring Festival.

To place an order, call the church, 304-562-5903 or email your order to office@forrestburdette.com with the subject Easter Eggs, by March 16.

For directions to the church office, call 304-562-5903 or go to www.forrestburdette.com.

AG rep to meet with Metro Valley residents

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a representative from his office will meet one-on-one with Metro Valley residents in February to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions.

Jessica Napier-Eagle, a consumer outreach and compliance specialist with the office, will meet with people from 2 until 4 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Eleanor Public Library, 401 Roosevelt Blvd., Eleanor.

"These public events are a great way for consumers to talk one-on-one with our consumer representatives," Morrisey said in a news release. "Residents can easily get questions answered, learn what is going on in their area and how to keep personal information safe and secure."

The events are open to the public; reservations are not required.

For more information, contact Jessica Napier-Eagle at 304-989-3506.

Crafts and Easter egg sale set for March 24

HURRICANE — The United Methodist Women of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane, are sponsoring the Spring Festival annual Crafts, Books and Easter Egg sale event from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.

Call Jan, 304-562-2053 or Karen 304-562-5903 for an application or email office@forrestburdette.com.

Democratic Executive Committee to meet

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Democratic Executive Committee will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the second-floor conference room at the Putnam County Courthouse, Winfield.

For more information, call 304-727-1509.

Area churches can sign up for Easter Parade

HURRICANE — Area churches are welcome to participate in an Easter Parade planned for 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, in Hurricane.

For more information or to sign up, call Wayne Sanders at 304-812-8132.

Arts in Action announces new show choir program

HURRICANE – Hurricane’s Arts in Action is expanding again to include a show choir program for young people from the second through the 12th grades.

Participating students will learn the artistic form of combining choral music with dance in a team performance and all from a Christian influence from professional artist educators. The Show Choir will be part of Arts in Action’s Crescendo music program.

Classes will be 6 p.m. on Fridays. The cost is $65 per month. A $35 registration fee will also be required.

Arts in Action is located at 2658 Main St. in Hurricane. Arts in Action is a 501 (3) non-profit organization that offers need based financial aid to qualifying families.

For further information, call Joni Cantrell at 304-419-1193 or Dr. Dianna Vinscavich at 304-550-6780 or email: info@artsinactionwv.org.

HURRICANE — Intimacy with God through the practice of yoga is what Trinity Yoga is all about.

Located at 3465 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane, Trinity Yoga offers mostly gentle and beginner’s yoga classes for all ages that improve flexibility, improve sleep, and quiet the mind. All classes are gentle and great for beginners. Cost is $10 per class.

Check out the class schedule on Facebook (Trinity Yoga of WV) or contact Debbie Jones, RYT, at 303-545-0203.

New addiction support group offered in Putnam County

SCOTT DEPOT — Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot is hosting a new addiction support group ministry called "Made New Ministries." The group meets on Friday nights at 7 p.m. in the youth building on the east side of the church.

"We have to be part of the solution to the epidemic in our area," the church’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt, said in a news release. "Addiction has led to brokenness and hopelessness which are both of great concern to God and us as His followers. Life is being stolen from people, and it isn’t ok for us to sit back and watch people fall into destruction."

The group is led by someone who knows first-hand what the use of drugs and alcohol can do to a person’s life. Leader Mike McCormick is now four-and-a-half years sober. He is living proof lives can be restored.

The church is located at 6979 Teays Valley Rd., just east of exit 40 off I-64, up on the hill. For more information call 304-757-9222.

Putnam Union PSD to meet on first Wednesdays

TEAYS VALLEY — The 2017 Putnam Union PSD water meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the W.Va. 34 Fire Department.

Loved One’s Support Group of Hurricane meets Tuesdays

HURRICANE – A new support group for family members affected by addiction will meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hurricane Church of Christ in Hurricane, located on the hill just past the Hurricane Middle School.

According to a news release from the group, "Addiction is a family issue and will affect 8 to 10 other people. As we deal with the drug and alcohol addiction crisis there is no "one size fits all" method. Every individual is unique; therefore, the more we can learn the better chance we have of truly helping our loved one enter treatment and recovery."

The group will offer education, encouragement and support.

"We not only encourage family members and loved ones to attend, but also the community, so that we all can better understand how to approach this crisis," the group stated in the release.

For more information, contact Ed Covert at 304-206-1285.

WINFIELD — On the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon, the Winfield Church of the Nazarene, 10822 Winfield Road, Winfield, hosts a food pantry and USDA commodities for those who qualify based on gross monthly income and household size.

Families that qualify may receive food once a month.

For more information, call the church at 304-586-2180.

In accordance with civil rights policy, the USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against by any USDA related activity should write to the USDA, Director: Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410.

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets monthly at Broadmore

HURRICANE — Broadmore Assisted Living is hosting Alzheimer’s Support Group meetings at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Broadmore Assisted Living is located at 4000 Outlook Drive, Hurricane. There’s a lot to learn and remember when faced with the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Led by the team at Broadmore Senior Living, monthly support group meetings are designed to educate, encourage and empower the family and friends of people living with memory loss due to dementia. You’ll learn techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors, how to better navigate the practical daily needs of dementia, and much more. No cost to attend.

For more information call 304-757-4778 or email info@broadmore-teaysvalley.com.

Support group offered at Kings River

St. ALBANS — Kings River Worship Center, 777 Mallory Lane N., St. Albans, West Virginia, is ministering to people with emotional needs through Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. every Thursday. Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. So, it is not just for addiction. It is for finding healing from anything that has you hung up in life. It could be a need to overcome negative thought patterns, find hope after abuse, recover from childhood pain, or any other issue where you need to see a breakthrough. For more information, visit kingsriver.org or call 304-727-4907.

Putnam food inspection reports available online

WINFIELD – The Putnam County Health Department is now posting food inspection reports online at the Putnam County Health Department website, http://pchd.wv.gov.

According to Nasandra Wright, director of environmental services, "Our goal is to educate the public and our permitted facilities. Posting our reports makes our system more transparent."

Rock & Gem Club invites new members

The Kanawha Rock & Gem Club invites new members and guests. Great for families, fun and educational. No major time commitment, monthly meeting on fourth Sunday. Like us on Facebook. For more information email polina215@frontier.com.

Community Cupboard continues service

HURRICANE — The Christian Community Cupboard continues its service to individuals and families living in Hurricane and surrounding Putnam County communities. The Cupboard distributes food and personal care items to those meeting U.S. Department of Agriculture criteria.

The Cupboard, located behind the Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church at 2843 Virginia Ave., Hurricane, is open from 10 a.m. until noon each Tuesday and Friday throughout the year. USDA food commodities are provided in accordance with federal law and USDA policy, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write Regional Civil Rights Director, USDA/ FNS, 300 Corporate Boulevard, Robbinsville, NJ 08691- 1598, or to the USDA, Director of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 202-720-5964.

Al-Anon meetings offered at St. John’s

SCOTT DEPOT — If you need someone to talk to or just to listen, you are invited to Al-Anon meetings at 8 p.m. Fridays at St. John’s Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. Meetings are in the lower part of the building. "Don’t hesitate to attend because you feel you’re a stranger; don’t wait. You will find understanding, support and warmhearted people. Help is in Al-Anon," the group said in a statement. Call 304-757-7698.

Putnam Adult Learning Center is enrolling

HURRICANE – The Putnam Adult Learning Center is open for enrollment. Looking to improve your skills to obtain the new high school equivalency diploma for West Virginia? We can help. Call today to start working toward your future, 304-586-2411.

Writers’ Group meets on third Thursdays

HURRICANE — A Writers’ Group is meeting from 5-6:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Putnam County Library, 4219 W.Va. 34, Hurricane. The group is led by a published writer. Writers of all levels – whether previously published or aspiring to become published- are invited to this free group. Bring samples of your work for voluntary reading and group critique.

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