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DINNER & AUCTION BENEFIT FOR ANNABEL JONES - At the Grantsville Senior Citizens Building on Sunday, April 27th with dinner being served starting at 11:00 a.m. and auction following. Annabel has been diagnosed with lung cancer. She is the wife of JR Jones, mother of Timothy Powell, Leonard Powell Jr., Kimberley Pettry, and Greg Kerby. Dinner will include Jim Sullivan's chicken. Everyone is welcome to come out and support this family. For more information or donations please contact Angela Powell (304)354-7794, Judy Powell (304)488-7679 or Donna LaGrone (304)266-2500.

GUYS & GALS BINGO BENEFIT - For Clark Moore. Saturday, May 3rd at the Wirt Co. Senior Citizens Building in Elizabeth WV. Games begin at 6 pm, doors open at 4:30 pm. $20 for 20 games, Concessions, Silent Auction, Custom Made Gun Raffle, Coach Purse Raffle, 50/50 drawing, Early Bird drawing, Clark has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and is unable to work. All donations will assist with travel, medical and living expenses. There is also a fund set up at Calhoun Banks in Elizabeth WV, donations can be made at any branch. Also taking donations for the Bingo and Silent Auctions. For more info call Bobbi Moore 304-488-1906 or Mark Dye 304-275-6634.

LONGABERGER BASKET & CASE KNIFE BINGO - Come out to the Arnoldsburg Community Building, Saturday May 3rd at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30) 20 games for $20 with opportunities to buy more cards maybe throughout the game. Concession stand, 50/50 drawing, early bird drawing for a basket, silent auction, 2nd chance baskets and special games. Early Bird tickets maybe purchased by contacting Amy Glover 304-364-5350 or Dan or Gail Sillaman 304-655-8503. Sponsored by the Braxton-Clay Foster Adoptive Parent Group.

PICK YOUR PRIZE BINGO - The Friends of the Market St. Chapel invites you to a Mother’s Day Celebration! Friday, May 9th. Doors open at 5:00 - Bingo begins at 6:00 at Heritage Park Community Building, Spencer. 20 games for $20. Choose your prize from a selection of beautiful gifts - Longaberger Baskets, Vera Bradley, Lilly Bloom, Nine West, “Thirty-One” purses and more. Door Prizes, Silent Auctions, Raffles. The first 30 to arrive will be entered in the Early Bird Drawing. Win a beautiful large Thirty-One beach tote filled with gifts arranged by Spencer Floral. For more information call Julie Boggs 304-927-3327, Susan Myers 304-927-5064, or Kim Parsons 304-927-0094. All proceeds benefit the continued restoration of the Market Street Chapel.

LONGABERGER BASKET & 31 Gift BINGO - Come out to the Grantsville Fire Hall on Saturday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 - 20 games for $20, concession stand, 50/50 drawing, early bird drawing for a basket, 2nd chance baskets, raffle and special games. Early Bird tickets can be purchased by contacting Donna LaGrone 304-266-2500, Melissa Burrows 304-377-5100 or Judy Powell 304-488-7679.

Allison Gumbarevic (above) daughter of Donna Hickman LaGrone of Mt. Zion has been accepted to attend a three-week Japanese language and culture instruction at Kinki University in Osaka, Japan. She will get six credits toward her degree for attending. Not only will she get the opportunity to study at a Japanese university, but she will take part in many cultural activities like the Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy, Flower Arrangement, Sumo wrestling and Karate. They will also make field trips to historic and cultural places, such as Kyoto, Nara, Nikko, Hiroshima, and Tokyo.

Jacob and Clay Tanner (above) sons of Dee Tanner and Kevin Tanner formally of Calhoun, based on academic, athletic and civic achievements have been selected along with 28 others as members of the 2014 Ohio All-Star Wrestling Team. They will be competing for the team on a 52 day cultural exchange during the summer of 2014. They are only the 9th and 10th wrestlers from the state to participate on the team in its 32 year history. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be divided among the kids to help with expenses for their events. All three kids are the grandchildren of Frances Tanner and the late Gale Tanner.

GOLF TOURNAMENT CANCER FUNDRAISER - The First Baptist Church of Glenville will hold their annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on Friday, May 16 at Glenville Golf Course. The first 18 teams to pay entry fee will play. 4 Person Scramble $200.00 per team. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Tee-Off will be at 9:00 a.m. Make checks payable to FBC Cancer Fund and mail to First Baptist Church of Glenville at 217 East Main St., Glenville, WV 26351. If interested please contact Arden Bishop at (304)462-0335 or Bill Stalnaker at (304)462-4374. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Entry fee not refundable. Prizes will be awarded. No alcohol beverages consumed for the duration of the tournament.

BASKET-KNIFE-THIRTY-ONE BINGO - The Pleasant Hill "relay for Life team is sponsoring a Longaberger Basket, Case Knife and Thirty-One Bag, Bingo, Saturday, May 17 at the Arnoldsburg Community Building. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m. At least 20 games for $20. 50/50 drawing, silent auction, and door prizes. Concessions will be available provided by the Spruce Hollow Church. Come have a good time and help find a cure for cancer. Call 304-481-8031, 304-354-7484, 304-354-6579, or 304-354-7705 for Early Bird tickets.

QUILT RAFFLE - Calhoun Christmas Connection is selling tickets on a JoAnn’s Design quilt, donated by JoAnn Shock (see above) All proceeds go to purchase toys for needy families, Christmas 2014. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. You may purchase tickets by calling Donna Richards 304-354-6776. Drawing will be after the Town Wide Yard Sale on May 10th.

MOUNTAINEER QUILT RAFFLE - The Pleasant Hill Crusaders "Relay for Life" team is selling tickets on a homemade West Virginia Mountaineers quilt (see above) designed and and quilted by Janet Rucker. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For tickets call team captain Carlene Frederick 304-354-7484 or Janet Rucker 304-481-8031. Drawing will be held at the County Relay event on June 28th. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

- Crawford’s Crusaders Relay for Life Team Calhoun County West Virginia. Is selling raffle tickets For a hand crafted 3-D Orchid wall hanging 12x24 Silk on canvas with beaded accents. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Drawing to be held June 28, 2014 Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society to provide patient services within the community. For ticket information contact team members Carmen Hathaway 304-482-4657; Sandra Crawford Hathaway 304-481-1117; or Sharon Crawford Combs 330-571-5308.

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