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Public welcome at Rotary presentation

The public is invited to attend a presentation by Stephanie Klemp of West Virginia Sober Living, who will speak at 7 a.m. Wednesday during the Morgantown North Rotary Club’s meeting at the Erickson Alumni Center. A light breakfast will be served and parking is free.

West Virginia Sober Living is a nonprofit organization offering long-term housing options for individuals with substance use disorders.

Morgantown North Rotary Club is one of over 32,000 Rotary clubs around the globe.  Its members are dedicated to serving others at home and abroad. For more information about Rotary,   call Cathie Falvey, 304-282-8594; or Becky Hunn, 304-282-7955.

 Newcomers plan December lunch

The Morgantown Newcomers Club will have its December Luncheon on at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at Apple Annie’s, 6120 Mid-Atlantic Drive, in the Pierpont Landing Center.

The speaker will be Dr. Laura Capage from the Monongalia County Child Advocacy Program. The cost for the lunch will be $17, which includes a beverage and dessert.

More info: or call Denise Minnear at 304-692-8483.

W.Va.-grown book deadline near

West Virginia food production companies   wanting to be listed in the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s new West Virginia Grown directory must apply to become a member of the program by Friday. The publication will feature West Virginia grown members’ stories and the products they produce. The directory is set to be published in March 2020.

To qualify, products must be made in West Virginia or have at least 50% of their value added within the state. They must also have WVDA-reviewed labels and meet other routine regulatory requirements. There’s no cost to join.

Info:  304-558-2210 or inganddevelopment/Pages/WV-Grown-Program.aspx.

AG warns of new phone scam

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers to avoid falling prey to a scam where the caller attempts to steal personal information while claiming to represent an attorney general’s office.

The impostor threatens that the attorney general’s office will suspend the consumer’s Social Security benefits and/or number due to fraudulent activity.

The impostor seeks to steal the consumer’s identity by asking for his or her Social Security number for confirmation purposes.

The impostors will sometimes even threaten legal action against consumers who do not comply.

Consumers should always verify any information by calling the legitimate Social Security Administration’s phone number and never make payments using wire transfer, gift cards or cash.

Additionally, consumers should be aware of spoofing tactics in which the phone number appears legitimate but is not.

Anyone receiving such a call should report the information to the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General. Its fraud hotline is 1-800-269-0271 or online at

Anyone who believes they have been the victim of fraud can contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808 or visit the office online at

Tips for Tots at Greene Turtle

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille will launch its 14th annual Tips for Tots initiative Wednesday.

On that day, employees at the family-friendly casual dining chain will pool 100% of their tips to purchase toys locally to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual toy drive. Since   2006, the program has raised more than $500,000 to help make the holidays brighter for less fortunate children.

To acknowledge the efforts of its restaurant staff, The Greene Turtle’s corporate offices will also contribute $500 to each team that raises at least $1,000 in tips that day. 

Tips for Tots was the idea of a bartender at The Greene Turtle in Salisbury, Md.

First opened in Ocean City, Md., in 1976, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille today includes 44 locations in markets across Maryland and extending into Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Live nativity at Tyrone UMC

There will be a live nativity program at Tyrone United Methodist Church, from 6-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Cookies and cocoa will be provided. Everyone is welcome.