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The Fairlea Volunteer Fire Department is conducting their first ever raffle to be held on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. The winning ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Each ticket costs $5, or you can get 10 tickets for $40.

First prize is a Henry Golden Boy 22 rifle; Second prize is a Mossburg 500 12-gauge shotgun; Third prize is a Ruger 9mm Compact (SR9C) pistol; Fourth prize – $250 cash; Fifth prize – $100 cash. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Fairlea Volunteer Fire Department at 304-645-7339, or contacting a member of the department, or through Facebook.

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Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are now available at the Committee on Aging centers in Alderson, Fairlea and Rupert. AEDs are electronic devices that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart, a life-saving tool in the event of a cardiac arrest. The AEDs were made possible by national grants through the Greenbrier Valley Medical Reserve Corps and Emergency Management.

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In two separate car accidents, three people were taken to the hospital: The first one occurred early Tuesday, Nov. 6, around 12:30 a.m. on Old Powell Road near Lewisburg. In a single car accident, one person was sent to Greenbrier Valley Medical Center after the vehicle rolled over. No word has been released on the condition of the victim. The other accident occurred on Thursday, Nov. 11, just after 1:30 a.m. on Big Draft Road near White Sulphur Springs. Of the two victims, one was transported via Health Net to an unknown area hospital and the other via ambulance to Greenbrier Medical Center.

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The Greenbrier resort has announced a new initiative to give back to its neighboring supporters and frequent visitors as a way of saying “thank you.” Visitors from West Virginia, Virginia and Louisiana will receive a 20 percent savings on qualifying purchases made through Jan. 1, 2016. The promotion is available for both registered overnight and non-registered day guests from the eligible states. Qualifying purchases include: activities, dining, non-alcoholic beverages, retail and spa purchases. Guests must mention the program and show a valid form of identification at the point of sale to participate. To receive the rebate, guests should bring receipts and proof of residency to the North Concierge Desk (located on the Low Lobby level), from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Jan. 2, 2016. Rebates are given in the form of gift cards that may be used towards any future purchases.

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A gas spill shut down part of Rt. 219 in Lewisburg around 3 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in front of Walmart. The spill reportedly came from the Shell gas station across the street. Traffic was rerouted through the Walmart parking lot. The Lewisburg Fire Department, Fairlea Ambulance, the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department and the Homeland Security director responded to the scene. Spill clean up was completed within the hour.

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U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins has announced his mobile hours for November, as follows: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Monroe Service Center, Main Street, Union, and Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2 – 3 p.m. at Lewisburg City Hall, 942 W. Washington Street, Lewisburg.

Members of Jenkins’ staff will be available at the mobile office locations to help Third District residents who are having problems with federal agencies and programs. Constituents are encouraged to bring along documents they have received from federal agencies related to their issues.

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