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Area Briefing

Work to affect Emerick Road

Culvert replacement work is scheduled next week on Emerick Road in Franklin Township, the county engineer’s office reported. The work is scheduled between Fink Road (TR-844) south to the intersection with Acker Road (TR-845) and Smith Road (TR-751). The road will be closed to traffic but open to local residents only Monday through Friday.

Swaney Memorial Library

Swaney Memorial Library, 210 S. Court St., New Cumberland, will host its grand opening of The Free Seed Library from 4 to 6 p.m. May 3. Refreshments will be served. Masks and social distancing are required.

The purpose of The Free Seed Library is to promote gardening and healthy eating among all those who wish to participate. People will take seeds home and plant them. At the end of the growing season, each person will return to the library the seeds from the plants they grew. Each participant will receive written instructions in growing and gathering seeds.

The Free Seed Library is sponsored by Swaney Memorial Library, WVU Hancock County Extension Service, and Hancock County Garden Club. Contact 304-564-3805 for information.

St. Anthony Club

St. Anthony Club, 561 Beaver Ave., Midland, is offering take-out dinners from 3 to 7 p.m. May 8. Dinners include enchiladas, Spanish rice and refried beans for $15; or Italian sub with side of pasta salad for $12. Dinners must be ordered by 1 p.m. May 7 at 724-643-1820. Pick up is at the side door.

Southern presents ‘Mad Libs Live!’

Southern Local High School’s interactive spring musical, “Mad Libs Live!” will be staged in the high school gym at 7 p.m. May 7-8. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $5 and the play is open to a limited public audience to meet COVID guidelines. The story follows four high school students attempting to win a singing competition, but they must rely on the audience to provide words for their unfinished songs. The cast includes seniors Mackenzey Infanti and Bradly Sloan and juniors Ronni Mayfield and Marissa Stewart while sophomore members will act as competition announcers and eighth-graders and freshmen are judges. Students will also help audience members with their word cards and assist with the set, sound and show. The production is directed by band director Emily Forbes Bowling.

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