Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

STATE Briefs

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Cabelas outdoor camp kicks off this weekend

"Beyond The Backyard" will host its 4th annual Outdoor Adventure Camp at Cabela's in South Charleston from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Registration is free and will begin at 9 a.m., or skip the lines by registering online until 5 p.m. today. There will be a live animal encounter, fishing pond, archery station, air rifle station, paddle boards, a turkey calling contest and prizes. The first 1,500 children at the event will receive a free pair of Beyond The Backyard sunglasses.

The purpose of Beyond The Backyard, a Bobby Warner Charitable Youth Foundation, and the Outdoor Adventure Camp is to educate kids about the great outdoors.

All of the services that Beyond The Backyard provides are free. To donate to the organization, contact Tara Bartlett at

For more information, visit

Glasgow pool to offer free lunch for children

The Town of Glasgow Swimming Pool concession stand will offer free meals to children through the federally funded Summer Food Service Program.

Lunch and afternoon snack offerings are open to all children ages 18 years and under who would like to participate. The free meals will be offered seven days a week now through Aug. 7, the last day of summer break.

Meals will be served at the following times: lunch 1-3 p.m. and snack 3-5 p.m.

A nutritious meal is important for children to learn, play and remain active during the summer months.

For more information about the Glasgow Pool Summer Food Program, call Peggy S. Fisher at Glasgow Town Hall at 304-595-1015, ext. 2.

Baseball team to welcome leashed pets

The West Virginia Power is going to the dogs for two games this season.

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association says it is partnering with the minor-league team for Pets in the Park games at Appalachian Power Park.

For $3, dogs on leashes will be allowed into games on June 7 and Aug. 10. Tickets for pet owners are $8.

Shelter officials say the proceeds from the two home games will benefit homeless pets in Kanawha County. Association staff and volunteers will be at both games with pets ready for adoption, along with shelter information.

The West Virginia Power is a Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Putnam prosecutor warns of phone scam

The Putnam Prosecuting Attorney's Office is warning of a new scam apparently threatening Putnam County residents with arrest if they don't return a call.

The scammer is apparently calling Putnam County residents and claiming to be from the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. This person is leaving threatening phone messages for residents, telling them they must immediately return the phone call or they will be arrested, Putnam Prosecutor Mark Sorsaia said Thursday in a news release.

"This is a phone scam that is designed to prey upon the innocent for the purpose of extorting money by using the threat of arrest and/ or prosecution, Sorsaia said. …

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