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Parkersburg woman enjoys cooking Cajun food

PARKERSBURG — Louisiana native Bailey Tisdale enjoys cooking Cajun and southern food. With the approach of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, on Tuesday, Tisdale is busy preparing food for the traditional southern celebration. Tisdale, 31, is from Albany, La., and attended Southeastern Louisiana ...

Campus Martius offers programs

MARIETTA — Several history-focused programs will be featured in the next few weeks at Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. On Saturday, the Brigade of the American Revolution School of Instruction will be held at Campus Martius. The cost is regular museum admission. The Brigade of the ...

Competition helps power Ripley robotics team

RIPLEY — A robotics team in the Ripley community is making its presence known as it continues to the statewide competition for the third year in a row. Students who participate work to brainstorm ideas to build a robot, engineers put it together, someone codes the robot to make it work ...

Agencies team up to pump life into blood drive

PARKERSBURG — Two local societies are joining together in a national initiative to draw attention to the need for blood by cancer patients. The Give Blood to Give Time partnership between the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society will make people aware cancer patients use more ...

‘The Burn’ bringing program to Parkersburg church

PARKERSBURG — “The Burn,” a young adults ministry at 946 Market House of Prayer, invites seekers of all ages to attend a two-day Leap Year 2020 Christian celebration on Feb. 28 and Leap Day Feb. 29, beginning with food served at 6 p.m., according to a press release. This year’s ...

First Lutheran begins 40 days of Lent with Ash Wednesday service

PARKERSBURG — First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., begins the season of Lent with worship services at noon and 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday. Communion will be celebrated at both services and a nursery will be available. Weekly Wednesday Lenten services will begin March 4 and continue 12:30 ...

WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center offering scholarships

PARKERSBURG — WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center is offering scholarships for college students in a health care field through the Camden Clark Auxiliary and the Camden Clark Foundation. The Auxiliary of Camden Clark Medical Center is sponsoring up to four $2,500 Leo D. Carsner ...

Belpre Elementary School collects $2,700 for koala rescue

BELPRE — Belpre Elementary School students raised more than $2,700 to help with medical care for koalas harmed in the recent wildfires in Australia. Principal Lauren Keeling said earlier this month the school’s first-grade classrooms decided to have a school-wide Penny War, where loose ...

Waterford FFA feeds community

WATERFORD — Sporting a new flavor for the annual community thank you, Waterford High School’s FFA served more than 500 meals Wednesday. On the menu for the annual hog roast: plain, barbecue and a seasoned rub. “We did things a little differently this year, using pork shoulders instead ...

Rockport woman writes vampire romance

PARKERSBURG — A Rockport woman’s dream is to become a full-time author. But Crystal Schultz has a Plan B, too. Schultz, 29, has written “Crimson and Clover,” which she calls a vampire romance novel set in Parkersburg around 2010. It’s about the youthful-looking 75-year-old vampire ...

Blennerhassett Museum unveils exhibits

PARKERSBURG — Beginning Friday, the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will be introducing a new series of exhibits. Titled “Echoes of Old Times,” each month in February, March and April the museum will feature a new exhibit focused on a different aspect of local history. The ...

Glenville State College concert set for Friday

GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Brass and Woodwind Ensemble will hold its annual concert 7 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Groups scheduled to perform are the Trumpet Ensemble, Flute Trio, Saxophone Quartet, Brass Ensemble and Clarinet Choir. “The Brass and ...

Fundraiser to benefit Riverfront Roar

MARIETTA — For the second time, the Marietta Shrine Club will host the ROARin’ Cabin Fever Party from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The event was started last year as a way to raise money for the Marietta Riverfront Roar, which is in its 20th year. It will be held this year at the levee July ...

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Fish fry PARKERSBURG — A Lenten fish fry will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the Parkersburg Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Takeout orders may be made by calling 304-428-0331. Proceeds from the dinners are used to award academic scholarships. *** Model ...

Circle of Grace donates to Latrobe Street Mission

PARKERSBURG — The Circle of Grace of the International Order of King’s Daughters and Sons recently presented a donation of $600 to furnish a room in the Latrobe Street Mission’s sober living facility. Circle of Grace president Jayne Whitlow and treasurer Trish Pritchard presented the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley High School Art Show on display

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley High School Art Show will be on display in March starting on March 3 at Riverside Artists Gallery in Marietta. A show opening at 219 Second St. will be held for students from 5-9 p.m. March 6, coinciding with Marietta First Friday. A student award ceremony ...

WVU-P to present program about African-American service members

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present a program about African-American service members in honor of Black History Month at 12:15 p.m. Monday in the college theater. Sponsored by the student Veterans Corps, a short presentation on the contributions of ...

YMCA installs handrails for stretches

PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg said it recognizes the importance of stretching while exercising in any capacity. Thanks to a donation from S. H. Kang’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Parkersburg, two new handrails designed for stretching movements have been installed in the Y’s Aerobic ...

Vienna native living in China sees impact of virus outbreak

JINZHOU, China — Matt Freed, a 1999 graduate of Parkersburg High School, has seen the effects of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Freed, who moved to China about 10 years ago, has been teaching English at Jinzhou Medical University since 2012. “For the better part of a month we have ...

Celebrity Chef Cooking School set for Feb. 29

PARKERSBURG — Local chefs are bringing their culinary expertise to a fundraiser this month to support the West Virginia Symphony League-Parkersburg. The Celebrity Chef Cooking School fundraiser will be held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at St. Francis Xavier Church Parish Center at 609 Market St. The ...