Free Art Exhibit on Recycling, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley.
Pet items for fines, today, Raleigh County Public Libraries, bring in specific pet items to wipe off library fines. Call 255-0511, items will benefit the Raleigh County Animal Shelter, support of Responsible Pet Owners Month, donate the pet supply items listed below and have overdue fines reduced or removed from your library record. All the Raleigh County Libraries will be closed for Presidents Day, but open regular hours the rest of the week.
DuBois on Main, 116 Main St., Mount Hope, 1 to 3 p.m., exhibit “The Bowles Family,” teachers who kept records, displaying many education-oriented documents, etc. Refreshments and music to follow.
GoldWing Road Riders Association WV Chapter G meeting, 6 p.m., Ryan’s, Eisenhower Drive, Beckley. Call Joey at 304-320-0197.
Women United for Christ (WUFC) food distribution program, Lochgelly Baptist Church, for those who meet the guidelines, intended to help those who have excessive prescription costs each month which cut into their food budget. Applicants required to show proof of income and medical expenses. First-come, first-served basis. Call Margaret at 304-658-5411 or Jo at 304-575-7221 to see if you qualify.
King Hiram ABIFF F & AM Lodge No. 25 meetings, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 770 S. Fayette St., Beckley, 6 p.m. Call 304-731-3702.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4326 of Midway karaoke, 8 p.m. to midnight, 1000 Midway Road, Midway. They also have daily raffle.
Hinton Veterans Museum, Ballengee Street, Hinton, noon to 4 p.m.
Breakfast served, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Moose Lodge, 810 Monroe Ave., Ronceverte, dine in or carryout welcome, call 304-645-6255.
Bingo, Lester Fire Department; early bird, 6:30 p.m., regular bingo, 7 p.m. Call 934-6622.
Bingo, 6:30 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., Summers County Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Station 13, beside Kirks Restaurant, Hinton. Refreshments.
Freedom Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting, First Presbyterian Church, Duhring and Tazewell streets (annex), Bluefield, 6 p.m.; Drop Inn Center, 325 Prince St., Beckley, 6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-766-4442; Wellness Center, 221 Temple St., Hinton, 7 to 8 p.m., call 304-466-3916.
AA meetings, Beckley, SWV Fellowship Home, 201 Woodlawn, 8 p.m. (OD); Primary Purpose Group, Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 250 Central Ave., 8 p.m. (CD); Rainelle Medical Center, 645 Kanawha Ave., 7 p.m. (OD) (Dist. 17); Summersville Presbyterian Church, 407 S. Laurel St., 8 p.m. (OD); Rupert, candlelight meeting, 7 p.m., Big Clear Creek Baptist Church, Anjean Road, 0.4 mile off Rt. 60, for information on any meetings, call 304-252-9444 or 1-800-333-5051.
Mountain Area Narcotics Anonymous High on Life Group, Princeton Group open meeting, 2 p.m., Princeton Community Hospital, board room, discussion.
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Video: Students dance as Rosedale school awarded $25,000
Students at Rosedale Elementary danced in celebration Wednesday morning after learning the school won $25,000 as part of the 2013 U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities campaign.
Only 20 schools in the nation were chosen as U.S. Cellular’s 2013 champions, and Rosedale squeaked into the top 20 to fill the No. 19 spot.
SLIDESHOW — 27th annual YMCA of Southern West Virginia Spirit of Beckley
The 27th annual YMCA of Southern West Virginia Spirit of Beckley was celebrated Monday evening at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center as the grapevine of lives touched by Jerry and Sherry Rose gathered in the hundreds to honor two community leaders and their achievement more than 50 years in the making.
Attendance up at Raleigh County Schools
Countywide educational goals, school attendance and technology were among items Raleigh County Schools Superintendent Jim Brown and Raleigh board of education members tackled at their regular meeting Tuesday evening, but they weren’t above addressing sports rumors.
Beckley council sets process to select interim mayor
Members of Beckley’s Common Council took the time Tuesday to outline how the council will elect a new mayor to fill the rest of Mayor Emmett Pugh’s term at their regular Common Council meeting.
Still time to help make Mac’s party a hit
Mac’s Toy Fund is continuing preparations for its 83rd annual toy distribution event.
Temperatures drop as clouds clear
Temperatures in the region are expected to plunge as clouds connected with recent periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain dissipate.
United Way and agencies meet to discuss the future
Moving ahead and meeting human needs were agenda items Tuesday when officials with two United Way agencies met with leaders of local human service agencies to talk about what happens after the dissolution of the United Way of the Virginias.
Local foods initiatives could mean new businesses for state
Small family farms could mean economic development expansion for the state, and bringing farmers to the table to talk about the business of agriculture is one step in turning an old vocation into a new economic engine.
Calendar — Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Many W.Va. students don’t earn degrees in 6 years
Many in-state students at West Virginia’s public higher education institutions don’t earn a degree after six years, an annual graduation report shows.
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