Community Notes

ASPCA receives grant: Jefferson County Animal Control, a division of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, announced that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been awarded a scholarship grant totaling $1,850. The grant will be used to send Jessica Ebersole, a veteran animal control officer, to the National Animal Cruelty Investigator’s Training School in Bushnell, Fla.

Volunteers sought: The City of Ranson Convention & Visitors Bureau is currently accepting volunteer members. The CVB is charged with promoting tourism in Ranson and surrounding areas to visitors. Members come to the monthly meetings, give their input, and assist with different events that the CVB hosts throughout the year. For questions, contact Jessica Palencar at 304-724-3862 or email

Girl Scouts to meet: Girl Scout Troop 40835 will meet at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town on Monday evenings. For questions, call 304-725-5513 or go to

Council on Aging bus trips: The Jefferson County Council on Aging and Jefferson Capital Tours offers bus trips throughout the year. Upcoming trips include: Antietam Cowboy Christmas Show — Nov. 14 and 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 Ave., Ranson.

Low-cost veterinarian service offered: Spay Today is the area’s reduced-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. 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.


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