Community Notes

Blood donations: Area residents who donate blood through Nov. 30 also can take part in the Red Cross’s seventh-annual Holiday Mail for Heroes Program. The Red Cross collects and distributes cards that send words of encouragement, gratitude and cheer to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for information on blood drives or to make a donation appointment.


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


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


Bus trip: The Jefferson County Council on Aging and Jefferson Capital Tours is offering a bus trip to Christmas in Williamsburg, Va., on Dec. 5 and 6. For questions or to register, contact Chasidy Rosa-Morales at 304-725-4045 or stop by JCCOA, 103 W. Fifth Ave., Ranson.


Low-cost pet care: 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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