Community Announcements April 25, 2018

Drop off old meds Saturday at area Kroger stores

Kroger and Cardinal Health will host drug take-back events at the three Kroger stores in our area from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Local law enforcement officers will be on site to help residents securely dispose of their medications. Kroger pharmacy associates will provide educational resources on prescription drug misuse prevention to participants.

Kroger pharmacy associates also will provide the option to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drug medications at home with the use of DisposeRx.


WVU Student Health plans Puppy Pilates

WVU Student Health will host a Puppy Pilates class Thursday at 4 p.m. at the outdoor rec fields behind the Health and Education/CPASS building. The class is being taught by instructors from Mountain Top Pilates and dogs will be provided from local-area shelters. Students are also encouraged to bring their own pups.

Info: Chelsea Betts, WVU Student Health Communications Specialist, 302-249-6732

Sobriety checkpoint set for Friday in Pursglove

The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday on U.S. 19 in Pursglove, near the intersection with W.Va. 7.

Senior center to host fun nights starting Saturday

The North Preston Senior Center will debut its 2018 Fun Nights at 6 p.m. Saturday featuring Karen Bright and friends (Ole Lady and the Boys). There will be a 50/50 drawing and prizes given away. It is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

Info: 304-379-1165

Submit essays about mothers for contest

First Lady Cathy Justice and her Student Art Series will host a Wonderful West Virginia Mothers Essay Contest.

All students in 9th and 10th grades, who attend a West Virginia public school, are invited to submit an essay of five hundred words or less to tell how your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or any woman has helped and inspired you. The essays must be received by May 4.

Students may submit an essay via email to or mail their entries to The Governor’s Mansion, 1716 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305.

Info: Katie Speece, 304-558-3588 or

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