Communities

Youth Health receives grant

ELKINS — Youth Health Service Inc. recently received a grant award from the Snowshoe Foundation to help support its ongoing Closer to Home initiative in Pocahontas County. Funding from this award will help children access counseling, psychiatric and psychological services in their own ...

First Community Dinner announced

PHILIPPI — The first Community Dinner of 2017, hosted by Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres and Heart and Hand House Inc., has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, at The Market Place in Philippi. The menu will consist of winter salad with pomegranate seeds and blood orange vinaigrette, ...

Ugly Duckling

D&E to present ‘The Ugly Duckling’

ELKINS — The classic children’s tale “The Ugly Duckling” is set for the stage in puppet form at the Boiler House Theatre on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The adaptation by student Jacob Currence will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and ...

Seniors with snowmen

Seniors Get Crafty

Parsons seniors enjoy making snowmen from coffee creamer containers. From left are Lorraine Hinkle, Sandy Mason, Ida Workman, Virginia Popio, Nellie Workman, Mary Grado and Don Nestor.

Tucker County Senior News

PARSONS — Tucker County Senior news: Paper products bingo: Paper Products Bingo will take place at the Mt. Top Center Thursday and at the Parsons Center Friday. Birthday celebration: The Parsons Center will celebrate with those having January birthdays Thursday. Cake will be provided by ...

Upshur County Commission releases hours of operation

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission would like to provide notice to all Upshur County residents of the hours of operation for the addressing & mapping, building permit and floodplain offices, located at 38 W Main St., Room 303, Buckhannon. The office is only staffed by one ...

Commission accepting submissions

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission is accepting Upshur County landscape photography submissions to be displayed in the Administrative Annex at 91 W. Main St.  Eligible photographers must be residents of Upshur County and in grades six to twelve. Electronic submissions including the ...

Students at Hodgesville Elementary School display their new friends. Create a Critter and Sing Your Name, a local business, set up shop in the gymnasium and every student and teacher stuffed an animal pal. Participants had the choice of a husky, a puppy, a dragon, a unicorn or a leopard. The most popular animal was the school mascot, a husky. After making a wish and placing the heart inside the animal, adults sewed the animal closed. Students named their buddy and started a journal about his/her friend’s birthday. This parent involvement activity was a huge success and enjoyed by students and adults, officials said.

Create-A-Critter

Students at Hodgesville Elementary School display their new friends. Create a Critter and Sing Your Name, a local business, set up shop in the gymnasium and every student and teacher stuffed an animal pal. Participants had the choice of a husky, a puppy, a dragon, a unicorn or a leopard. The ...

Beekeeping speaker announced

ELKINS — The Highlands Apicultural Association will host a a guest speaker, Michael Staddon, of Honey Glen Apiaries at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Randolph County Agricultural Extension Office, 32 Randolph Ave. in Elkins. He will discuss treatment-free beekeeping, mite levels and hive management ...

Davis & Elkins College Dean’s List

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has released its Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester, which includes all full-time students with a 3.6 or higher semester GPA. Those who were honored are: Bailey Aab, Clendenin; Emily Adams, Hedgesville.; Nicholas Akins, Hendricks; Emily ...

Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its monthly meeting Jan. 9 at the Steer Restaurant in Elkins with 38 in attendance. Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses for the meeting were Debbie Cook, Carole Helmick, B.J. McKenzie and Texie Mallow.

Purple Majesties Red Hats host meeting

ELKINS — Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its monthly meeting Jan. 9 at the Steer Restaurant in Elkins with 38 in attendance.  Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses for the meeting were Debbie Cook, Carole Helmick, B.J. McKenzie and Texie ...

Brenda Moore named National Garden Clubs nominee

OAK HILL — With nearly 175,000 men, women and children, receive the rewards of belonging to a garden club within NGC’s international network are much greater than the pleasure of growing things. Membership also provides extensive opportunities to participate in garden-related activities for ...

Elkins High School Honor Roll

ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Ninth grade — Sierra N. Adamson, Faith W. Arbogast, Hannah L. Bailey, Julia M. ...

Wood

D&E announces inauguration plans

ELKINS — A week-long celebration of Davis & Elkins College will lead up to the inauguration of Chris Wood, the college’s 15th president. The events, all free and open to the public, will showcase D&E’s spiritual life, arts, athletics and academics. They are ...

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Campers from across the state will flock to Spruce Knob this summer to participate in a nature-based, expedition-style summer camp, where they will climb mountains, traverse caves and give back through a local stewardship project.

The Mountain Institute expands program

CIRCLEVILLE — Campers from across the state will flock to Spruce Knob this summer to participate in a nature-based, expedition-style summer camp, where they will climb mountains, traverse caves and give back through a local stewardship project. The Mountain Institute continues to ...

Banquet to feature Trout Unlimited’s president

CHARLESTON — The Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited has announced that Chris Wood, president and chief executive officer of Trout Unlimited, will be the guest speaker at the chapter’s annual fundraising banquet that will take place March 14 in Charleston. “We are very excited to ...

After-school program set to begin this week

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School is beginning an after-school program called Project ISAAC (Increasing Student Achievement, Advancing Communities) starting Tuesday. The program, set to last from January through April, will run from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday through Thursday on ...

D&E College to honor MLK

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College is hosting two public events marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Focusing on diversity and equality, both presentations will take place Monday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. Authors Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman will ...

West Virginia Wesleyan College Dean’s List

BUCKHANNON — Local area students were named to the President’s Academic Recognition List and Dean’s List at West Virginia Wesleyan College for the 2016 fall semester. The President’s List acknowledges academic excellence among Wesleyan’s students. The criteria for inclusion on the ...

Randolph County School Menu

ELKINS —     The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — No school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pop Tart, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; lunch — Rotini, ...