Hanging Rock Senior Golf Tour winners announced: Gary Harper of North Roanoke County was the Overall Winner of the Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour’s tournament played on August 1st at Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, VA. Playing in Division 1, Harper posted a net score of 63. Other Division 1 winners were: 2nd, Mike Wade – 68; 3rd, Hank Highfill – 68; 4th, Lynnis Vernon – 69; 5th, Tim Chocklett – 69.
John Mimms of Southwest Roanoke County was the Division 2 Winner with a 63. Other Division 2 winners were: 2nd, Jimmy Gibson – 68; 3rd, Robbie Harris – 69; 4th, Coy Rennick – 69; 5th, Barry Shelor – 69.
Playing in Division 3, David Humphries of North Roanoke County was the Division 3 Winner with a 66. Other Division 3 winners were: 2nd, Bob Poff – 67; 3rd, Rick Payne – 67; 4th, Randy Minnix – 69; 5th, Lee Snider – 70.
Tournament Low Gross winner went to Van Redick, Jr of Southwest Roanoke City with a 71. Submitted by Tommy Firebaugh
W.S. Connelly and Feeding Southwest Virginia team up for a home run of a Food Drive: W.S. Connelly & Co, Inc. and Feeding Southwest Virginia invite you to join us for a community outreach event at the Red Sox Stadium in Salem, VA, on Sunday, Aug. 7. The gates will open at 4:05 P.M. for entrance, and the game starts at 5:05 P.M. Feeding Southwest Virginia is the proud recipient of this food drive hosted by W.S. Connelly. The first 500 people can trade their non-perishable food items for a game ticket. All food donated will benefit the communities of Southwest Virginia and help us provide families with nutritious meals. We recommend a list of items: canned meats, vegetables, dry beans, rice, soup, canned meals, and peanut butter (excluding JIF). Submitted by W.S. Connelly and Feeding Southwest Virginia
RCAHD Weekly Health Update: COVID-19: Cumulative Case Count Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts: 69398 (up 706). People hospitalized with COVID-19, as of Monday 8/1/2022: 46. 37 new hospitalizations. COVID-19 related deaths, as of Tuesday 8/2/2022: 1025; 644 Alleghany Health District, 381 Roanoke City Health District. Monkeypox: The RCAHD teams are working with healthcare professionals and community-based organizations to identify and provide vaccine to individuals who are at greatest risk for this orthopox virus. Hepatitis A Outbreak: Since January 1, 2022, 79 cases of hepatitis A, including 58 hospitalizations, have been reported in the RCHADs. Substance use disorder, specifically injection drug use, continues to be the most commonly identified risk factor in this outbreak People are encouraged to consider getting vaccinated against hepatitis A. Submitted by Roanoke County and Alleghany Health Districts