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By Staff | Jan 19, 2011

Longbeards To Hold Banquet

The Middle Island Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host the 13th annual NWTF Hunting Heritage Superfund Banquet at the Momentive Park Training Facility at Bens Run on Feb. 5.

Doors are scheduled to be open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be held at 6 p.m.

A live auction, silent auction, raffles, games, and more will be held, all to raise funds for Wild Turkey Conservation.

A special discounted membership is available. A membership Early Bird Special is available until Jan. 29.

For information or for tickets call 304-758-4374.

Magnolia To Celebrate Night Of Champions

Magnolia High School and Magnolia Football Boosters are hosting a “Celebration of Champions” night, Saturday, March 12, at MHS.

The event will be open to the public with more details to come soon. If anyone has photos or memorabilia related to the 1964 Football State Championship team, please contact Coach Mark Batton or Athletic Director Brian Castilow at MHS. The Football Boosters would like to display all items related to the team at this celebration. For more information, call the school, 304-455-1990.

Indoor Bow Shoots Available

An indoor bow shoot will take place every Sunday at the Fur Fin and Feather Club on Huff Ridge beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be available. For further information call 304-455-2247

Randy Slider Memorial

Basketball Tournament On Tap

Indian Creek Southern Baptist Church is proud to announce that it will host the inaugural Randy Slider Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Jan. 29 at the Stealey Green Center in Middlebourne. The first game will begin at 9 a.m. with single elimination. Each team will consist of three players ages 16 and up. No pick-ups from other teams are allowed. Thirty-two, three player teams can enter with a $15 entry fee per team. The signup deadline is Jan. 24. Please mail $15 entry fee along with names of players to: 215 South Third Ave., Paden City, WV 26159. The winning team will receive three tickets to the WVU vs PITT game on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Beth Henderson at 304-337-4244 or by e-mail at eamb8@hotmail.com Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the ICSBC Youth.

OVAC Seeking Information

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference is seeking information on the men who played in the 1956 All-Star Football Game, most immediately whether they are living or deceased.

The OVAC also is trying to locate Woody Taylor (Magnolia ’56) and a program from the 1956, 1957, and 1958 all-star games. Readers who can help are asked to contact tom@ovac.org.

“Soar for the Cure” Basketball Benefit

The second “Soar for the Cure,” a New Martinsville School 7-8 Girls’ Benefit Basketball game, will be held at NMS on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. The NMS Girls’ 7th and 8th grade basketball teams will play the Short Line 7th and 8th grade girls’ teams. The basketball game will benefit the Lee Ann Foundation which lends financial aid to victims of breast cancer in the Tyler, Wetzel, Marshall, Ohio, and Belmont County areas.

The Lee Ann Foundation was established in memory of Lee Ann Schambach by her family following Schambach’s death to breast cancer in 2009. Lee Ann was a longtime first and second grade teacher at NMS. Last year at the basketball game, NMS raised nearly $1,700 for the foundation.

The basketball game will feature t-shirt sales, a bake sale, raffles, a hoop shoot, and sales of memorial bricks for the NMS Memorial Brick Garden in front of the K-1 Building.

Please wear pink and come out to support the Lee Ann Foundation. For more information, please contact Coach Brian Croasmun at NMS.

Mother and Son Bowling


    Mothers and Sons can share EXTREME Glow Bowling fun when the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an evening of bowling, pizza, and prizes for mothers and sons, ages four and up. 

The bowling will be on March 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Bruce Bowling Lanes.  The bowling lanes will provide music and bowling with their Extreme Glow black lights, fog, and spotlight effects.

    The fee will be $17 per couple and $5 for each additional son.  The fee includes two games of bowling with shoe rental, pizza, and refreshments. Space is limited, so register early.  The registration fee will increase to $27 per couple and $10 per additional son after March 18. 

    You don’t want to miss it. To register, call the parks office at 304-455-9130 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All registrations must be made and paid for by March 23. For questions and more information, call 304-455-9130.