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Wood County student takes second place in art contest

CHARLESTON — A Wood County student received a second-place in the annual Congressional Art Competition in West Virginia. Karissa Quillen, a senior at Parkersburg High School, submitted “Best Friend” in charcoal pencil. Her teacher is Miranda Wilson. Winners, including three first-place ...

Children’s Home Society of WV turns 125

PARKERSBURG — Children’s Home Society of WV, a non-profit child welfare organization, celebrated 125 years of service on May 4. The Mission of the Parkersburg based agency is to promote the well being of children. The current efforts are directed at helping children find lifetime families, ...

Walk Your Paws fundraiser set for June 5 at City Park

PARKERSBURG — The 28th annual Elinor K. Ross Walk Your Paws fundraiser for the Humane Society of Parkersburg will be 8 a.m.-noon June 5 at City Park in Parkersburg under the large shelter near the pond. The theme for the event, the biggest fundraising of the year the society, is Spurs and ...

U.S. 50 Yard Sale set for May 21-23

PARKERSBURG — The 22nd Great U.S. 50 Yard Sale will be held May 21-23, organizers said, “I am very excited about this year’s sale,” Tom Taylor, national coordinator, said. “We did not promote the sale much last year due to the pandemic.” People are excited this year, however, and ...

Fresh produce program, health events get highlight

ELIZABETH — To work towards a healthy community, several organizations are coming together to expand services around the region to promote positive lifestyles. Sarah Barton, senior projects manager for Coplin Health Systems, shared a few updates on this effort. The project Barton said she ...