News Maker Christa Shifflett on the Larry M. Funk award

Applications for the very first Larry M. Funk memorial award are being accepted through June 3.

Nominations are open for those who provide outstanding service to children in the community.

The award will be presented at the Warren Coalition’s annual luncheon on July 28.

We spoke to Warren Coalition’s Executive Director Christa Shifflett in our latest news maker.

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Christa tells us about the service that Larry Funk provided to the children of the community.

She also tells us the requirements for the award and how to nominate someone.

Christa also tells us when and what the recipient receives.

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News Maker Christa Shifflett on the Larry M. Funk award
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News Maker Niki Foster on the return of Wine and Craft

The Virginia Wine and Craft Festival returns to Front Royal on May 21.

We spoke with Front Royal Chamber of Commerce President Niki Foster about it in our latest news maker.

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Niki tells us about the return of the event after 2 years.

She also tells us about the wines that will be on hand for the event as well as beer being available.

Niki also tells us that she could really use some volunteers to help out.

All the details along with ticket information and volunteer opportunity are available by clicking here.

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News Maker Niki Foster on the return of Wine and Craft
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News Maker Mark Sutphin on the Joro spider

Parachuting spiders have been reported in the southern states and some suspect that they may be coming to Virginia.

We spoke with Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Mark Sutphine about the Joro spider in our latest news maker.

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There is good news too as Mark relays to us that flying or ballooning spiders are not that uncommon.

Another thing Mark tells us is that the Joro spider poses very little threat to humans.

Mark also tells us that the Joro spider has been seen eating recent pest that have become a real problem in only the last few years.

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News Maker Mark Sutphin on the Joro spider
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News Maker Lisa Wilt on Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross has reported a crisis in blood supplies over the last few months.

We are pleased to report that thanks to your donations the crisis has been moved to a Vulnerable Supply of blood.

This means that blood donations are still needed but we are not at crisis level at this time.

We spoke with American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Lisa Wilt about the situation in our latest news maker.

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Lisa talks of the good news with the new status.

She also tells us the recruiting effort continues for both staff and donors.

Lisa talks of future donation opportunities and how easy it is to make that appointment.

She also tells us that if you have made an appointment but unable to actually follow through with the donation you should let Red Cross know so they can fill that vacancy.

To make that appointment use your zip code at redcrossblood.org.

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News Makers Sara Van Huekelum and Teresa Burnett of Savida

Savida Health will be opening an Addiction Clinic in Page County in March.

We spoke with Sara Van Huekelum and Teresa Burnett of Savida about the clinic in our latest news maker segment.

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The ladies tell us what the future clinic has to offer.

They also tells us about the support Savida Health can offer currently.

They also tell us of other clinics that might be closer to your home if you need support.

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News Makers Sara Van Huekelum and Teresa Burnett of Savida
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