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Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary hosts ‘Wild About Art’ fundraiser

first_img “But, I’m learning,” she said. “It’s so fascinating and amazing to see what John and Terry and the volunteers are doing to rehabilitate wild animals of all kinds.”Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization and fundraising is necessary to keep the sanctuary up and running.On Saturday, the BBWS will host its Third Annual Wild About Art fundraiser.John Morse said Wild About Art will feature artwork from local artists and will include oil paintings and charcoal drawings, prints and even knitted items. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author By The Penny Hoarder “And it will all be offered through a silent auction,” Morse said. “Those who attend the Wild About Animal Auction will have an opportunity to visit the sanctuary and see the animals that we are rehabilitating and, right now, we have 132 of them.”Morse said most of the animals at the BBWC are mammals.“We have river otters, beavers, gray foxes, red foxes, possums, raccoons, turtles, birds of all kinds,” Morse said. “We have or have had every kind of wild animal whose habitat is in this area. We are dedicated to taking care of these animals until they can be returned to the wild. Those animals that can’t be returned, we use for educational programs so that people of all ages can learn about the wildlife in our area.”Morse said the BBWS welcomes volunteers and greatly appreciates monetary donations.For more information about the BBWS visit the sanctuary’s website or facebook page. Donations may be made to BBWS, 1034 CR 445, Enterprise, AL 36330.The BBWS is located between Enterprise and Daleville off Highway 84 at Level Plains. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories You Might Like Local businesses honored Pike County’s largest employers and some of the newest businesses to join the Chamber of Commerce were recognized during Wednesday’s… read more Published 3:00 am Friday, May 13, 2016 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Conklin searched the Internet and found an animal rehabilitation facility near Enterprise.“I wanted to find someone who knew how to rehab a possum and that’s how I found the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary,” she said. “It’s the most amazing place and does so much good. John and Terry Morse are the directors and they care about wildlife and are dedicated to wildlife preservation.”Conklin is a volunteer with the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary. And, as relatively new volunteer, her main “chore” is cleaning out cages. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary hosts ‘Wild About Art’ fundraiser Print Article A year ago, Pike County resident Nancy Conklin saw a baby possum lying on a rural roadway. It was raining cats and dogs. She couldn’t leave the tiny animal there to die.So, she picked the little possum up, wrapped it in her coat sleeve and drove to a nearby store.“I bought a chicken tender and put it next to the possum to help keep in warm until I got home and could take better care of it,” Conklin said. “But, out of ignorance, I didn’t know how to care for a wild animal. I kept Posy alive but possums are prone to sickness and she didn’t get better the way I had hoped.”last_img read more

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Vermont Chamber of Commerce Elects New Board Members

first_imgLast month at its Annual Meeting members of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce elected seven businesspeople to the Board of Directors.The Vermont Chamber welcomes the following individuals to its Board of Directors:Tom Donahue; Rutland Region Chamber of CommerceKevin Dwyer; Hackett, Valine, and MacDonaldDaria Mason; Central Vermont Medical CenterBob Rogan; Burlington, VermontKathleen Schirling; Chittenden BankStephen Terry; Green Mountain PowerDavid Wolk; Castleton State CollegeDuane Marsh, Vermont Chamber President, stated, “We are very pleased that these individuals have agreed to bring their talents to the table. They will add to the Vermont Chamber’s diverse representation of the Vermont business community.”Each new member will serve for a one-year term, effective immediately.###last_img read more

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Union County Grad receives Johnny Bench award

first_imgLiberty, IN—In the past, the Johnny Bench Award has been presented to college baseball’s top NCAA Division I catcher, but this year it was extended to include top high school baseball and softball catchers from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.Nate Webb, a 2019 graduate of Union County High School, a four-year letter winner in baseball, received a congratulatory phone call from Bench himself, but as he was not home at the time, he has the voice mail message from Bench to keep forever.The 10 winners will be honored June 18 at the Johnny Bench Awards Luncheon at Great American Ball Park. An award presentation will also occur on the Great American Ball Park field during pre-game ceremonies before the Reds vs. Houston Astros game that evening.last_img read more