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The Shott Lecture Series featuring former Florida governor Jeb Bush, scheduled for October 30 at Bluefield College, has been postponed due to the threat of severe weather across the region.
 
Originally slated for 11 a.m. in the BC Dome on October 30, the Bush lecture will take a back seat for now to an early fall/winter storm, created by a strong cold front moving from the North across the Great Lakes to the East and moisture from Hurricane Sandy making its way from the Atlantic Ocean onto the East Coast.
 
With already an inch of snow on the ground in Bluefield as of Monday morning, October 29 and with forecasts calling for an additional 4-8 inches of accumulation in lower elevations and up to a foot or more in higher elevations by Tuesday, October 30, the day of the event, organizers decided it best to reschedule the Bush visit.
 
In addition to the Governor's and attendees' safety, potential power outages were also a factor in deciding to delay the Bush lecture, because of the wet, heavy snow expected, coupled with projected winds up to 20 to 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 MPH.
 
The Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation is working with the Washington Speakers Bureau and Governor Bush's office to rearrange the event. Once a new date is confirmed, details will be communicated to invited guests, participating colleges, and the general public.
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