Community News & Events: Aug. 23

Amber Shayeb

Ruritan scholarships

Rick Logan, president of the South Warren Ruritan Club, presented $1,500 scholarships to Amber Shayeb and Bridgette Murphy at the club’s annual family picnic and meeting on Aug. 14.

Shayeb, a June graduate of Skyline High School and incoming freshman at Shepherd University, was presented with the J. Berkeley Pomeroy Memorial Scholarship.

Murphy, a June graduate of Warren County High School and incoming freshman at Shenandoah University, received the Edgar R. Baldwin Memorial Scholarship.


Bridgette Murphy


The following volunteers are scheduled at the Strasburg Museum:

Sunday: morning, John Adamson; afternoon, Justin Baker.

Monday: morning, Joan Farrell and Ginny Conrad; afternoon, Terry Goad.

Tuesday: morning, Carolyn McKiernan and Hannalore Rehbein; afternoon, Henry Himelright.

Wednesday: morning and afternoon, Polly Wilson.

Thursday: morning, Bill Carper; afternoon, Gloria Stickley and Susan Bennett.

Friday: morning, Hope Brim; afternoon, Carol Fortune and Margo.

Saturday: morning, Pat Miller and Gladys Ritenour; afternoon, Tom Knowles.

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon Monday at the Strasburg United Methodist Church. Reservations can be made by calling 540-465-3418.


Here are some of the programs being held at Handley Library in Winchester:

  • Monday: 4:30 p.m., Teen Advisory Board meeting; 5:30 p.m., La Leche meeting.
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., family yoga in the garden; 4:30-7:30 p.m., Shenandoah Valley Chess Club.
  • Aug. 31: 2 p.m., Crafternoons for ages 6-11; 4 p.m., Lego Club.
  • Sept. 1: 10:30 a.m., family playtime; noon, the movie “Pinocchio” will be shown.

Information: 540-662-9041.



Here are some of the programs being held at Bowman Library in Stephens City:

  • Monday: Lego Club; 6 p.m., Anime and Pocky for ages 12-up.
  • Sept. 1: 10 a.m., chess; 11 a.m., family storytime for ages 3-up.

Information: 540-869-9000.



The Mt. Olive Community Fellowship dinner will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 108 Sand Ridge Road, Toms Brook. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.



Shenandoah University will sponsor a blood drive from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Brandt Student Center, 1460 University Drive, Winchester.

Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are encouraged by visiting www.donateblood.vablood.org.



The Type II Diabetes Management Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Chronic Disease Resource Center, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester. The guest speaker will be a local pharmacist. No meeting will be held Aug. 30. Information: Debbie at 540-536-5106.


Signal Knob FFA

The Signal Knob Middle School FFA chapter has been chosen as a finalist to compete for the 2018 National FFA Middle School Model of Excellence award by the national organization.

Middle-school chapters that received high three-star ratings during judging July 22-27 are eligible to compete. The Model of Excellence award is the highest honor awarded to a middle school FFA chapter. The competition will take place at the national convention Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis.



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