What a beautiful week, with cooler temperatures and some rain!

A trip to Chestnut Ridge Campground (near Cooper’s Rocks) for a few days, was a great experience! Great-grandchildren got to play in the children’s area at the lake, we walked the trails and sat around our campfire while the kids painted rocks.

We saw Monarch butterflies, beautiful orange chanterelle (edible) and Jack O’Lantern (not edible) mushrooms, but we missed seeing the bear by our camping trailer.

White Hall Kiwanis

The regular August meeting will be a week later than usual. It will be held on August 8 at Bob Evans at 6 p.m.

The members will discuss the Back to School Shoes Program, White Hall playground project and White Hall Fall Festival Celebration that will be held in October.

A special planning meeting will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at Bob Evans. Members, please plan to attend.

The Kiwanis Kruz In will be held this Saturday at Palatine Park. Anyone interested in learning more about Kiwanis or Kruz In may attend.

For questions or comments, please call Dana Powell, club president at 304-641-1601.

Rabies Clinic

A Rabies Clinic will be held at McCurdeysville Community Building this Saturday, August 3, from 9-noon. Rabies shots will be $7. Dewormer and other vaccines will be at reduced rates.

Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. James Henderson, DVM will administer the vaccinations. Proceeds will benefit the McCurdysville Community Building.

The address is 3414 Jakes Run Road, Rivesville, WV, 26588. For more information call 278-5469 or Evelyn at 278-5905 or efurbee@frontier.com

87th Atha Family Reunion

The Atha Family Clan will be gathering for a “Genealogy Meeting” and visiting on Saturday, August 3rd, at the Eat’n Park Restaurant in Bridgeport at 1 p.m.

Pictures will be shared; family history will be discussed, visiting and lunch will be available.

The reunion will continue Sunday, August 4th, at the Smithtown Community Center, on old Route 73 between Fairmont and Morgantown.

A covered dish lunch at noon (drinks, plates, cups, and eating utensils will be provided), with activities for younger children, visiting, and a reunion business meeting.

Directions are; I-79 N Exit 139, turn left toward Exxon Station, turn right on Rt. 73, and proceed 4.1 miles to Smithtown School Road. Follow Atha Reunion signs.

If traveling I-79 S; Exit 146, Goshen Road, turn right, then left on Smithtown School Road 3.7 miles. Follow Atha Reunion signs.


The Bookmobile is available in White Hall on Wednesday, at the Middletown Commons—9-10 a.m. (1st & 3rd week) and 10:30-11:30 a.m. (2nd & 4th week) near BB&T, and NASA IV & V, 12-1 p.m. (back parking lot 1st and 3rd week) Library 366-1211.


If you have news, birthdays or anniversaries, call Claudia at 304-534-3524, if you leave a message, leave your number, or e-mail me at claudiaholbert@yahoo.com. You may also leave your information with the town hall Monday through Friday from 8-4 p.m. The Town Hall phone number is 304-367-1687.