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Ready and Willing Abels

Betty Abels of Ravenswood was selected as Outstanding Granger of the Year by West Virginia State Grange President James Foster at this year’s annual session. Abels has made more than 1,000 face masks, 300 clothing protectors for nurse home residents, 20 baby blanket for children’s hospitals ...

‘American Idol’ contestant to perform in McConnelsville

McCONNELSVILLE — A performer on “American Idol” will present her Christmas show at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Ohio Valley Opry at the Twin City Opera House. Country music singer Lauren Mascitti was a contestant in season 18 of “American Idol” in 2020. Her ninth album released in 2020, ...

Glenville State College schedules winter graduation ceremony

GLENVILLE — Glenville State College’s Winter Commencement Ceremony will be held 10 a.m. Dec. 11 in the Waco Center. Prospective graduates will walk across the stage to receive their degrees in a variety of programs including business, education, land resources, criminal justice, science, ...

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources accepting art for wildlife calendar

ELKINS — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is accepting entries of wildlife paintings from artists until Feb. 18 for its West Virginia Wildlife Calendar. “This calendar offers a wonderful opportunity for artists to feature their work,” Wildlife Resources Section Chief Paul ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Faith Calendar

REVIVALS * Tri-County Worship Center The Tri-County Worship Center in Rockport will hold their winter revival 2021 with Evangelist Doug Eccles from Dec. 5-8. The revival will be held at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome. For information, call ...

Chef’s Portion: Cookbook Contest winner donates prize to Old Man Rivers

PARKERSBURG — The grand prize winner of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and Marietta Times Cookbook Contest donated his $500 winnings to Old Man Rivers. When Alex Johns heard he won the grand prize and $500 in gift cards to Piggly Wiggly, he decided to donate it to Old Man Rivers. “It ...