Community Notes

Jefferson Memorial Park roundup: The park tennis camp was held on June 11 through 13 with 152 participants. Winning the forehand and serving age group championships were: Grace Taylor, Gaby Smith, Chet Gore, Xzavion Myles, Delaney Thomas, Grace lochnor, Gabe Mejia, Reid Patterson, Sonora Smith, Madison Vickers, Cole Gore, Colton Horseman, Agnese McAllister, Olivia Smith, Alexander Fluharty, Aiden Turney, Melody Chopin, Amanda Muth, Marin Chew, Caroline Diehl, Gabriel Abbey, David Rogombe, Jonathan Schattel, Paolo Cruz, Allison Schwartz and Andrea Perla. Children ages 3 to 11 of all skill levels may still join the park program receiving lessons and participating in league play. Contact Glenn Edwards at 304-725-7929 for more information. For questions on the swimming pool —hours, fees, private swim lessons and pool parties — and to reserve a picnic pavilion, contact Marybeth Anderson at 304-725-8313.

Ranson Summer Sports Camps: The Ranson Civic Center will be hosting summer sports camps in June for all 2nd — 9th grade students. Co-ed basketball will be held June 25 to 28. Camps will run from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Registration forms and camp brochures are available at the Ranson Civic Center or at Ranson City Hall. For details, 304-283-4432 or 304-616-8998.

Low cost veterinarian service offered: Do you have a dog or cat that needs to be spayed or neutered? Spay Today is the area’s reduced-cost spay and neuter program. At the time of surgery, initial shots and tests can also be obtained at lower rates. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.

Local artists’ exhibit: The Shepherd University Scarborough Library is hosting an art exhibit as part of the 250th anniversary of Shepherdstown. The exhibit, titled Friday Painters, will be on display through August 30 in the Scarborough Library reading room. For questions, contact Mike Austin at 304-876-0598 or

Engagement announced: Mark R. Day, of Shepherdstown and Monica Turner Day, of Kearneysville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Morgan Elaine Day, to Paul William Sexton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Parker and Stacey Sexton. Day and Sexton are both 2010 graduates of Jefferson High School. A late September 2012 wedding is being planned.

Library announces summer hours: The Shepherdstown Library is pleased to announce that throughout the summer it will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every Friday will still be a fine-free day. The library will also be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions, call 304-876-2783 or email or

Jefferson County Council on Aging bus trips: The Jefferson County Council on Aging and Jefferson Capital Tours will be offering bus trips throughout the year. Trips offered include: WV Mining Tour — June 26-27; Philadelphia City Tour — July 12; Pennsylvania Opry: Remembering Elvis — August 15; Cape May, N.J. — Sept. 4 and 5; Inner Harbor Gospel Cruise — Oct. 13; Antietam Cowboy Christmas Show — Nov. 14; Christmas in Williamsburg, Va. — Dec. 5 and 6. For questions or to register, contact Chasidy Rosa-Morales at 304-725-4045 or stop by JCCOA, 103 West 5th Avenue, Ranson.

Shepherd to host senior racquetball tournament: Shepherd University will host the West Virginia Senior Sports Classic racquetball tournament on June 23 at the Wellness Center. The event is open to anyone 50 or older. The first four finishers qualify to participate in the 2013 National Senior games to be held in Cleveland. The state qualifying event is the only way to qualify for the national games. Participation is by age group in five year increments. Other events will be held in Charleston June 21 through 23 including golf, tennis, bowling, bike races, track and field, and swimming. Sign up for any event at the WVSSC website at and write “racquetball” on the entry form. For questions, go to or call 304-886-9075.

Volunteers sought: YoungLives, which provides resources and support for young mothers, is looking for volunteers to provide childcare from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first, third and fourth Thursday of each month. Volunteers can help on just one Thursday a month or all three. Volunteers must be 18 or older and pass a background check paid for and completed by YoungLives. They will be helping with children ages newborn to age 3. YoungLives is also looking for mentors and committee members. For details, contact Jill Bevins at or 304-919-1681.

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