Submissions sought for show


The Grayson Gallery and Art Center is seeking works for the October exhibit and F!nal Fr!day art walk reception.

Artists are invited to drop off up to three pieces from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 and 21. Work must be original and all media and topics will be accepted. There are no entry fees; however, a 15% commission will go to the GGAC on sold works only.

Art must be ready to display; wired for hanging, tagged on the back side with artist name, title, medium and price.  

An opening reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29. Three $50 cash awards will be given.

Live music by The Vindicated and refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes for a contest.

Fire prevention week observed


The National Fire Protection Association has announced “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” as the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, beginning today and continuing through Saturday.

The theme recognizes the potentially heroic impact of everyday people who put these messages into action.

NFPA statistics show  the number of reported U.S. home fires in 2018 is half that reported in 1980. However, the death rate per 1,000 reported fires has remained fairly steady, reflecting the continued challenges of safely escaping today’s home fires.

A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home.

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BCC bridge

winners named


Bellefonte Country Club bridge winners for Oct. 2 are: first — Jane H. Wilhoit; second — Cecile Freeman; third — Judy Fields; and fourth — Jody Lowman.

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