Rural Auction to hold annual meeting
Rural Action will hold its annual meeting from 10 a.m. to noon June 25 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. Located on Dairy Lane and across the street from The Ridges, this venue will allow Rural Action's staff to answer questions, do hands on demonstrations and interact with current and future members.
The meeting will consist of activities such as a butterfly hike through The Ridges, how to grow mushrooms, an introduction to our Country Fresh Stops, water sampling and bug collecting. Bring utility bills and calculate your carbon footprint then learn ways to reduce and offset carbon emissions.
The morning session is intended to educate current and new members, community members or anyone curious about all the ways Rural Action impacts the region. Friends and family are invited.
Starting at noon, Rural Action will begin its annual meeting. The program will include lunch, the introduction of the 2011 Sustainability Award winners, nomination of and voting for new board members and an update from the executive director.
The lunch is a covered dish. Rural Action will be providing the protein. Please RSVP Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (740) 767-4938.
Stonewall welcomes two summer interns
Stonewall Marketing Group, a marketing and advertising agency based in Marietta, welcomed Kerry Hensley of Parkersburg and Brock Gorrell of Cambridge, to its staff as summer interns.
Hensley, a sophomore at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., is working toward earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry and Chinese, as well as graphic design/art. She is a 2010 graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She is the daughter of Dr. Michael and Diane Hensley.
Gorrell, a senior at Marietta College, will graduate in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in marketing/advertising and public relations. He is also currently interning part-time with the Wilds in Cumberland this summer. Gorrell is a graduate of Shenandoah High School. He is the son of Bill and Mariann Gorrell.
Both students will work with Stonewall through early August. Hensley's work will be focused on graphic design projects, while Gorrell will work on the public relation and account services side of the business.
Area native begins tenure at WVU-P
A Parkersburg native has been named the new director of marketing and communications at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Effective June 1, Katie Wootton began her tenure at WVU Parkersburg following the retirement of Connie Dziagwa, executive director of Institutional Advancement, who had served for 32 years at the college.
She and her husband live in Ravenswood and have a daughter.
From local reports