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Lent services for churches in the Union District all take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, with the exception of the April 4th Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. Pastor Mark Teets is the worship leader for March 17th and Pastor Dustin Pickins for March 24th.

Bonnie’s bus will be at the Preston-Taylor Eglon Clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 19. Call 304-463-3331 to schedule an appointment. A doctor’s prescription is required.

The next free takeaway meal at the Maple Spring Family Life Center will be on March 17th between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM. Grocery boxes are available for those who need them. From April, the two meals per month will be restored: the first on April 7th is a late afternoon event from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

– Last week was Read Across America Week / Dr. Seuss week. Daily theme days were Cat in the Hat, Wacky Wednesday, Character Thursday, etc. Each class ran a specific activity to promote literacy and reading. Preston County Schools provide each elementary school with a book for the week.

Congratulations to the Aurora boys and girls basketball teams on their victories against Bruceton on Saturday.

– WVSSAC Rules – This basketball season is going to be a season like no other. Due to the COVID-19 rules of the WVSSAC, we have to severely limit the number of spectators for our home games due to the size of our fitness studio. As a result, each athlete has a limited number of tickets available for their parents, household members, and grandparents. The athletes were informed about ticket allocations and purchase procedures.

1. Basketball tickets are not available to the general public for the 2021 season. 2. People from different households must have three free seats and / or one empty row between them in the stands. 3. Masks MUST be worn by all spectators. 4. After the game is over, individuals will be asked to leave the game. 5. Games will be broadcast live on

We understand your frustration with these rules. However, they are set up by the WVSSAC for the safety of athletes, coaches and spectators. We ask for your support and patience as we move through this basketball season.

Earl Clayton Martin, 83, of Fairmont, died on March 3. He was born on January 2, 1938 to the late Ron and Leota Fike Martin of Cash Valley. His wife Freda, two sons, a stepson and a stepdaughter and his sister Catherine “Kay” Shuman survived. He was a member of the Aurora High School Class from 1956.

The March date for recycling at Aurora School is Saturday, March 13th, 9-11am.

Daylight saving time takes effect on Sunday March 14th.

Notice to readers: This column of news is submitted for editing and publication in the early afternoon on Mondays. Please contact me before this time to receive your news. Contact Linda Lewis at 304-735-6931 or PO Box 25 in Eglon for news and events in the Aurora / Eglon area.

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