BLOOD: American Red Cross offers a bloodmobile from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Church in the Valley, Milton.

MILITARY: U.S. Air Force Airman Ethan A. Hayes graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 2019 Rock Hill High School graduate is son of Ira Hayes of Pedro, Ohio.

GIVEAWAY: A school supply giveaway for Fairland School District is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at New Hope United Methodist Church, Proctorville, Ohio. Attendees are asked to bring school supply list. Call Robin Ross, 304-544-3561.

MEMBERS: Four individuals recently became new members at Westmoreland Baptist Church. Welcomed into the congregation were David, Nicole, Bethany and Olivia Spurgeon.

REUNION: A reunion for former Allied Chemical employees is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at South Point Community Center. Call 740-550-0012.

60TH: Rick Meadows leaves the 50s behind to try No. 60 on Friday, Aug. 9. May the first year of a new era bring much happiness, love, good health and fond memories.

ARTS: The August edition of Arts Night Out welcomes artists from Charleston, St. Albans and Thomas from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Heritage Station. First Congregational United Church of Christ hosts a community drum circle. Dinner is also available on the patio.

ATTENDED: Brier Smith, of Huntington, recently attended the weeklong Space Camp at U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. His week was spent training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station, the moon or Mars.

FEST: Rain or shine, the seventh annual Rails and Ales Craft Beer Festival is from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Harris Riverfront Park. Live music, food, artisan market and more are featured. General admission opens at 5 p.m. Must be 21 to enter.

WATER: "Light Up the Lake, The Barboursville Water Lantern Festival" is conducted from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Barboursville Park. Vendors sell goods and food. Water lanterns are $15 at Barboursville CVB Visitors Center or or $20 at event and can be decorated any way the buyer wants.

LATE BIRTHDAYS: Keith Wellman, Jeremy Daniels, Shanon Fearing, Kim Virag, Jenny Wilson, Camie Zappitelli, Sofie Zappitelli, Carol Jones, Marie Nelson, Carl Pemberton, Blake Weekley, Logan Chambers, Kay Fricke, David Elmore, Martha Hood, Lukas Bryant, Aug. 1; Olivia Frye, Jake Sharp, Beth Embry, Barbara Graham, Vicki Hanshaw, Ed Miller, Ruth Ptomey, Jared Shull, Courtney Nunez, Laura Lake, Aug. 2; Jill Tarter, Susan Wickline, Steve Williams, Malone Miller, Gavin Robinson, Aug. 3; Sharon Golanka, Duane Stoner, Jeff Biederman, Luke Smith, Jennings Browning, Heidi Lewis, Ada Miller, Aug. 4; Nate Litteral, Amy Hall, Kelly Bragg, Justin Minsker, Aug. 5; Sally Williams, Aug. 6.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Denice Spaulding, Brice Christopher McComas is a tween at 12, Kodel Michael Felcan spins the last of the teens at 19, David Denning, Amanda Duncan, Carter Sergent, Amy Kelly, Laura Perry, Jane Frazier, Kathy Meredith, Shawn Chapman, Dorothy Johnson remains young at 85, Alvin Dingess, Jack Borders, Chuck Brown, Andrew Johnson, J.B. Marinacci, Vickie Orsini, Meagen Young.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Brandon and Michelle Morgan celebrate No. 15, Harold and Joann Walker, Howard and Ann McDaniel.

THURSDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Joann Chambers, Joyce Damron, Elroy Kuhner, Heather Bird, Kaidance Jarvis is "sweet 16," FedEx Motor Freight driver Dave Marshall turns the double 4 at 44, Rick Hemann, Cheryll Barr, Shad Henry, Jonathon Peterman, Skip Wheeler, Kristi Haney, Brian Kelly, Luke Sierson, Isaiah Pierson, Isaac Pierson, Ellie Buell, Hailey Campbell, Robbie Armstrong, Ed Grant, Beth Sauvageot, Don Smith, Don Barbour, Lillian Dick, Ashley Broce, Douglas George, Katie Hensel.

THURSDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Jesse and Angie Simmons, Chuck and Joan Robateau (1980), Linda and George McClain.

FRIDAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Cheryl Meadows, Aeronia Leann Chandler is one short of "sweet 16" at 15, Sarah Sowards is 44, Carla Lapelle, Carson Chapman, Todd Mosley Shertzer, Dianne Manning, Kim Black, Charlie Keown, Jeff Blake, Macy Archer, Peggy Pollard, John Clarkson, Haley Perry, Bob Chenoweth.

FRIDAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Chris and Kathy Head, Kip and Tami Smith (1997), Jack and Elizabeth Streets (2008), Larry and Carol Carrico, Stephen and Marsha Jones, Coy and Joan Mullins.

CHUCKLE: A husband, proving to his wife that women talk more than men, showed her a study that indicated that men use about 15,000 words a day, whereas women use 30,000 words a day. She thought about this, then told her husband that women use twice as many words as men because they have to repeat everything they say. Looking stunned, he said, "What?"

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