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February 8, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Cycle of Love blood drive Wednesday

BETHANY - Because of diminished blood collection over the winter season, Bethany College's Pre-Health Professions Club will team with the American Red Cross River Valley Chapter to host a Cycle of Love blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the college's Benedum Commons.

Recent weather conditions, cold temperatures and widespread flu nationwide have forced the cancellation of many blood drives within the community and across the country, said Red Cross officials.

Area residents can celebrate Valentine's Day early by coming out to donate and help save the lives of others. All donors will be entered to win a Sheetz gift card.

For information or to pre-register to donate, visit or email Site Coordinator Tanner Coles at

'Here Comes the Boom' now showing

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the film "Here Comes the Boom," rated PG, at 1 p.m. Feb. 15.

The film stars Kevin James as high school biology teacher Scott Voss, who is desperate to save the music program at his cash-strapped school and decides to enter a wrestling competition to raise money.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Church to hold spaghetti dinner

COLLIERS - Olde St. John's Episcopal Church, at Eldersville and St. John's roads, will hold a Valentine-themed spaghetti dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 16.

The cost is $7.50 per person for the meal, and take-out will be available.

There also will be a variety of sweet treats for sale in addition to gift basket and 50-50 drawings.

Calendar marks state's birthday

CHARLESTON - The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has published "Land, People and Statehood," a free 13-month calendar highlighting the Mountain State's path to statehood.

"West Virginia will celebrate its 150th birthday on June 20, 2013, and we're proud to present this calendar of commemoration for the occasion," said Susan Pierce, deputy state historic preservation officer for the division.

Each month of the calendar focuses on a person or site, including James Hoge of Putnam County, a delegate at the Virginia State Convention who voted against secession; the Gibson-Todd House in Jefferson County, which sits on the site where abolitionist John Brown was hanged for treason in 1859; and West Virginia Independence Hall in Ohio County, which is considered the birthplace of West Virginia.

To request a copy, contact Conni McMorris at (304) 558-0240 or e-mail her at or write to: West Virginia Division of Culture and History, 2013 Calendar, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, WV, 25305.

The calendar was funded in part by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

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