EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m.
BONNIE’S BUS: Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will offer digital mammograms and breast care education to women from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, St. George Medical Clinic in Parsons. For an appointment, call 304-478-3339. This is a service of WVU Medicine and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight today on State Route 92, west of Elkins near Crystal Spring, in Randolph County. The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement, reckless driving, speeding and seatbelt violations. The West Virginia State Police encourages the public to use the State Police *SP (*77) system to report any violations.
DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT MEETING: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance North Central West Virginia will host a support group meeting on Zoom from 6:30 – 7:10 p.m. today. Meeting ID: 775 5603 6747. Password: DBSANCWV. For more information, contact John Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRIDGE DEDICATION: Bridge Dedication Ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Saturday to rename the Lazy Run Bridge on U.S. Route 219 north in Kerens in memory of U.S. Army Cpl. Russell Allen Taylor who was killed Aug. 26, 1969, while serving with D Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, American DIV in Vietnam. The bridge is located near the Kerens Post Office. For more information, call 304-636-4365.
CHICKEN BURN AND FLEA MARKET: The Harman Presbyterian Church will host a flea market, bake sale and the famous Dan Bucher barbecued chicken burn from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday outside the church. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for September, date TBD. The chicken will include one half chicken with roll and will be available after 11 a.m. For table reservations, call Terry Weaver at 304-777-6886 or Patty Kacin at 304-866-4521. All proceeds will benefit the church.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: A benefit spaghetti dinner for accident victim Chris Howard will begin at noon Saturday at the Buckhannon Eagles. Dinner will consist of spaghetti, salad, dinner roll, dessert and drink. There also will be a raffle for a Henry Golden Boy 22.
MOATS REUNION: The annual reunion for the descendants of Maxwell and Bessie Collins Moats scheduled for September has been canceled and will hopefully will be rescheduled for September 2021. Check the Facebook site Moats/Collins and all the connected family names and newspaper next year.
INSIDE YARD SALE: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church’s Ladies Missionary Group will be hosting its annual inside yard sale from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 4-5 at the church is located beside the Randolph County 4-H Camp in Beverly. They will also be practicing social distancing and you must wear a mask to enter the building. A limited amount of people will be allowed at one time. Sorry no clothes or stuff animals. The kitchen will be open with hot dogs and individually wrapped baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the Ladies Group’s annual mission goals. Yard sale will be held rain or shine.
BRIDGE DEDICATION: Bridge Dedication Ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 to rename the Isner Creek Bridge on the Beverly Five-lane in Elkins in memory of U.S. Marine Corps LCpl. Fred Michael Kerns who was killed July 29, 1969, while serving with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 (HML-167), Marine Air Group 16 (MAG-16), 1st Marine Air Wing, Third Marine Amphibious Force in Vietnam. The bridge is located near Sheetz on the Beverly Five-lane. For more information, call 304-636-4365.
YARD SALE: Warriors in the Field will host a yard sale Sept. 5 at All American Auto Center on the Beverly Five-lane as a fundraiser for veterans. All items will be sold by donations only; nothing will be priced. Donations of items for the yard sale will be accepted, but no clothes please. For more information, call 304-636-7000 or 304-636-6367.
CHENOWETH REUNION: The 2020 Chenoweth family reunion scheduled for Sept. 5 has been postponed.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Whitmer Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner from noon – 6 p.m. Sept. 5. The meal will consist of spaghetti, sauce, green beans, coleslaw, bread and dessert. The meal is carry-out only. For more information and to place an order, call 304-227-4798. Proceeds will benefit the church.
SPONAUGLE REUNION: The Sponaugle family reunion scheduled for Sept. 6 at the Historic Circleville High has been canceled for 2020.
NESTOR/KEISTER REUNION: The Nestor and Keister family reunion scheduled for Sept. 6 at the home Don and Kay Nestor on Clover Run has been canceled for 2020.
HAYMOND REUNION: The annual Haymond family reunion scheduled for Sept. 6 has been canceled and will be rescheduled for 2021.
STARKS/ARBOGAST/VANDEVENDER REUNION: The Robert A. Starks/Arbogast/Vandevender family reunion will begin at noon Sept. 6 at the pavilion behind the residence of Wilma Jolley in Bartow. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call 304-456-4499 or 304-456-4137.
WARE REUNION: The Ware family reunion scheduled for Sept. 6 on Ware’s Ridge in Valley Head has been canceled.
REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE: A consumer representative from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s Office will conduct public events throughout the north central counties. The office representative will educate consumers on the latest scams in their area, provide tips on how to guard their personal information and answer questions about consumer protection settlements. Scheduled events are: from 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 23, Parsons Senior Center, 217 Senior Lane, Parsons; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 29, Upshur County Senior Center front porch, 28 N. Kanawha St., Buckhannon; and noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 30, Randolph County Commission Meeting Room, 4 Randolph Ave., Elkins. The sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Pam Krushansky at 304-741-5834.
FOOTBALL FRENZY TICKET SALES: Knights of Columbus Council 603 will hold its annual Football Frenzy ticket sales through Oct. 23. A total of 90 cash prizes will be paid out over 10 weeks between Nov. 1 and Jan. 3. If two tickets are purchased, the purchaser may go to the Football Frenzy website listed on the ticket stub to sign up to receive one free ticket. Tickets are available from Knights of Columbus members. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Roger Ware at 304-636-4365.