Bellville news briefs: Blood drive, scholarship and All Souls speaker information

Blood drive Feb. 9 at St. Paul Lutheran Church

BELLVILLE — The next bi-monthly Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellville is set for Tuesday Feb. 19 from noon to 6 p.m. Anyone may schedule an appointment online at or by telephone to coordinator Nancy Martin at 419-571-6315. Those scheduling online may also do RapidPass on Feb. 19 and it will speed up the time needed for the donation process. Wintertime is when there is a critical need for blood donations and your blood is needed.

Scholarships available through foundation

BELLVILLE — The Clear Fork Valley Foundation offers 20 different scholarships to graduating Clear Fork High Schools seniors who plan to pursue further education. Applications are now available on the Foundation’s website at The deadline for all applications is March 17. Scholarships will be awarded at the CFVF awards dinner on Monday, May 13 at Der Dutchman. Scholarships have been endowed over the years by generous community members and each has particular criteria which are explained on the website.

Apply now for Helen Martin Memorial scholarship

BELLVILLE — Applications for the Helen Martin Memorial Scholarship are available on the Clear Fork school district website. The scholarships will award $1,000 to one girl and to one boy. The first criterion is for a student planning to teach math. Second is for a student planning to teach anything else. If no applicants plan to teach, the third criterion is for a student planning a career which uses math.

West-Torrence to speak at All Souls on Feb. 10

BELLVILLE — Deanna West-Torrence will be the speaker at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Bellville, 25 Church St. The title of her talk will be “A Personal Perspective on Social Justice.” West Torrence will share discuss local needs, opportunities, and challenges for social justice in our community

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