CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY SAFELY
Volume 1, Issue 4
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VFW JUNIOR GIRLS
The Rowlesburg VFW Post 3008 Jr. Girls recently held their February meeting, and during that time they did a few different activities. They started out by making ornaments for soldiers, using plastic cups, decorating them with glitter glue and melting them in an oven. The ornaments were added to a box of stuff to go overseas. The girls then signed Valentine's day cards, drew pictures, and wrote letters to be sent to overseas soldiers. They also added in extra cards to be sent to the veterans in the Louis A. Johnson VA Hospital. The sent more than 150 Valentine's Day cards overseas to soldiers in Afghanistan and more than 70 cards to the veterans in the VA Hospital.
After their Valentine's Day related activities were complete, they had a short lesson on bicycle, motorcycle, and ATV safety.
Then, as a treat, the girls were all able to paint their fingernails as a group, and the nail polish was red, white and blue.
Shown in the picture,front row are, Annie Masters and Lindsay Dean,
middle row, Kaleena Sanders, Shawna Sines, Shiona Perea,
third row, Shanda Masters and Alissia Perea,
back row, Monica Lansberry, Ayla Perea, Kitara Goff and Gabby Dean.
Submitted by Shawna Sines
MAYOR REQUESTS ROAD WORK
Mayor Margaret Schollar has requested that the Department of Highways place guard rails on the county route 80/1, Calvin Shaver road.
Also to fix the problem with county route 80/8, the Manheim Road, and route 72, Buffalo street at the Buck Henline residence.
The slippage on the Manheim Road can be seen from the sky! The slippage at the Buck Henline residence is at a rate of 2 inches a year.
Kudos for the Mayor in getting these repaired.
Rowlesburg News & Events
ROWLESBURG LIONS CLUB MEETS
The Rowlesburg Lions Club Met on Valentine's Day, February 14 for a Dinner meeting.
It was discussed and proposed that there be a Breakfast served in conjunction with the Rowlesburg V.F.W. on March 18.
The next Lions Club meeting will be March 13.
FAMILY HISTORY BOOKS HEREFinally after ten years in the process the “Rowlesburg Area Family Histories” has been published. They were delivered Friday, February 3 to the Rowlesburg Historical Society.
Lucille Grimm has been busy mailing the preordered copies to their owners.
Anyone wishing to obtain a copy, please call Lucille Grimm or any member of the Rowlesburg Historical Society.
We hope you will be as pleased with them as we are.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL A SUCCESS!
The Ice cream social held on Saturday the 18th of February was a total success! Even the weather cooperated.
Many customers came to enjoy the free homemade ice cream and stayed for the social games. Hurray for spring and the people putting this on just to help others through the winter.
ROWLESBURG 4H NEWS
The Etam Eagles 4-H Club meet at the Rowlesburg Community Building on February 5 at 4:30pm. A program was presented on CRIME WATCH by Betty Bell, Eric and Roxann Bautista.
Refreshments were provided by the Kim Felton Family before meeting was called to order.
After pledges, Megan Riley read minutes from the January meeting and roll call was taken.
Troy Barrett gave a treasurer's report.
Kyle Brewer read a devotion for February.
The club turned in entries for the up-coming Poster/Photo Contest.
New business included activities for the 4-H camp at Bruceton Mills.
A lock-in will be held on February 25 at the Rowlesburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Bg. from 7pm-7am.
The club will be painting the firemen's pavilion when weather permits.
An elimination dinner is being planned at the 4-H camp on April 28. Tickets are on a first come bases. Get yours early!
Summer camps for older members will be July 1-6 and younger camp from July 15-0. Weekend camp will be held on May 11-12. Business was concluded. Gabby Dean made a motion to adjourn meeting and was seconded by Ashley Bell. The next meeting will be on March 4 at the Rowlesburg Community Building at 4;30pm.
Submitted by Crystal Dean
"So live that you would not mind selling your pet parrot to the town gossip"
ONTRAC HOLDS RECEPTION “ROWLESBURG AREA FAMILY HISTORIES BOOK”
Sunday, February 19th the RRC Ontrac Committee held a reception for the Rowlesburg Area Historical Society to introduce the family histories book that they have been working on for so long.
Several people attended the meeting where refreshments were served.
Shirley Hartley of the RRC and Anna Nassif of the Ontrac Committee spoke about the book and congratulated the Historical Society on their accomplishment.
WOUNDED VET COMES HOME
Remember the wounded veteran that the V.F.W. Junior Girls adopted? Kyle Hockenberry was recovering in Texas after an IED caused him to lose both legs and an arm.
He returned to West Virginia February 20th, for a leave, he still needs to have more therapy but is doing well.
He has new artificial legs, and was showing that he still can hold a gun and shoot, so he can still go out and hunt deer!
Rowlesburg Organization News & Events
ROWLESBURG ART STUDIO HOSTS POTTERY CLASSES
The spring schedule for pottery classes at the new Art Studio in the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg has been announced. Susan Ramey Bisgyer of Ridgetop Pottery will teach an eight-week wheel-throwing class on Wednes¬days from March 7-April 25. There are three available class times: A morning class from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., an afternoon class from 2-5 p.m. and an evening class from 6-9 p.m. Cost for the wheel-throwing class is $232.
Several hand-building technique classes will also be taught: A woven ceram¬ic basket from 9 a.m. -noon March 24, a slab-built votive candle holder from 9 a.m. -noon May 19, and tiles with carved and/or pressed designs from 6-9 p.m. June 14. Cost for each of these classes is $30.
On April 21, the first of a two-part class will be from 9 a.m.-noon to make 'a pinchpot Ikebana flower vase with a follow-up class in May for flower arranging. Fee for the April-May class is $60.
Contact Susan Bisgyer at 304-329-1883 or ridgetoppottery.com for details and registration
"If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will."
ROWLESBURG SCHOOL NEWS
All students in grades 4-8 participated in the school’s science and social studies fair. The students listed below won first place at the school and scored high enough to compete in the Preston County fairs.
Science Fair Winners
Social Studies Fair Winners
Submitted by Autumn Sheets
VFW AUXILLARY MEMBERS HONORED
Margaret Schollar and Nila Lipscomb were sent “Certificates of Appreciation” from the National Office of the VFW Auxiliary for their many years of service, Nila has 47+ and Margaret has 50+.
REMEMEMBER THE FIRE DEPARTMENT UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
They still have a few tickets left for the Lifetime Hunting and fishing License or if you don’t fish or hunt you may win $800 in cash!
Hurry and purchase yours from a fireman. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawing to be held April 15th.
The first Mud Bog of the season will be held Sunday, April 15th.
Registration will begin at 1PM with the race at 3PM. If you woulod like to come and watch general admission is only $5.00/
Additional mud bogs have been scheduled for Jun 10 and September 2nd.
The Rowlesburg Volunteer Fire Department encourages you to come and join in the festivities. Food will be available.
Submitted by Autumn Sheets
ANSWER TO BRAIN TEASER
If you answered "horse" then you’re quite clever, very shrewd, For to look a gift horse in the mouth is very, very rude! Though I may (or not) be thirsty it’s a well known thing, I think, That you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink, And though you might be famished, I don’t think you mean a word In saying, "I’m so hungry I could eat a horse," it’s quite absurd!
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LETTERS & COMMENTS
GREETINGS TO ROWLESBURG CITIZENS
"By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day"
GYM IN SZILAGYI CENTER OPEN FOR EXERCISE
Beginning on Saturday at 10AM to 12noon and Monday evenings at 7PM, the gym will be open to the public. Barbara Darlington will be there on Monday’s and Bruce Simon on Saturday’s.
Other workout times may be arranged by calling Bruce Simon at 304-454-9299
UPPER CHEAT CRIME WATCH
The Upper Cheat Crime Watch will meet on Wednesday March 7th in the Rowlesburg Community Center at 7P.M.
Guest Speaker will be Debbie Taylor. She will discuss being an advocate for victims of crime.
You are welcome to attend.
ROWLESBURG FUN & HISTORY PAGE
BRAIN TEASERAn old man wanted to leave all of his money to one of his three sons, but he didn't know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bought straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so he obtained his father's fortune. What were the two things that the man bought?
KNOCK KNOCKKnock Knock
Adair once but I'm bald now!
"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."
INTERESTING BITS OF OUR HISTORY
MARCH 1, 1861 The Virginia General Assembly passed an act authorizing an election to determine the location of the McDowell County seat. Source: Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia
MARCH 4, 1861 Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the sixteenth president.
MARCH 6, 1862 President Lincoln offered economic aid for states that abolish slavery.
MARCH 27, 1862 The Virginia General Assembly passed an act providing for the trial of individuals charges with crimes in counties controlled or in danger of being controlled by the United States Government.
MARCH 30, 1862 After repairs to sections of track destroyed by Confederate troops, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was opened from Wheeling, Ohio county, to the Chesapeake Bay.
MARCH 26, 1863 Voters approved the new West Virginia constitution, including the Willey Amendment which provided for gradual abolition of slavery, by a vote of 27,749 to 572. Note that Confederate supporters did not vote.
MARCH 28, 1863 Union troops under Colonel W. R. Brown defeated Confederate troops under General Albert Gallatin Jenkins in a skirmish at Hurricane Bridge, Putnam County.
SCHOOL JOKESA history joke
Why did the knight run about shouting for a tin opener?
He had a bee in his suit of armor!
What is the time?A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.
Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.
Calling out to the patient, the man says, "Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?"
The patient calls back, "One moment!" and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter's level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.
With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.
Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, "It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is."
The man can't help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.
Before he leaves, he says to the patient, "That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?" The patient holds up his wrist and says, "I suppose I'd just look at my watch."