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D&E plans Earth Day events

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will celebrate Earth Day with several events presented by the student organization GreenWorks! and the outdoor recreation management program. Activities scheduled Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of Eshleman Science Center are free ...

Church celebrates Hamby’s ordination

ELKINS — First Baptist Church of Elkins celebrated the ordination of the Rev. L. Scott Hamby to the gospel ministry on March 25. Over the last year, the church Deacon Board and the Union Association Ordination Council of the West Virginia Baptist Convention unanimously recommended Hamby ...

New taskforce tackles food insecurity

PHILIPPI — Hunger affects all 55 counties and more than 275,000 residents in West Virginia, including seniors. Four organizations — Alderson Broaddus University, Sodexo, The Campus Kitchens Project and AARP Foundation — formed a taskforce to address food insecurity within West ...

Hodgesville School scholarship available

HODGESVILLE — All alumnus of Hodgesville Elementary School are encouraged to participate in a scholarship competition to win $500 to assist with expenses related to further education. To participate in the competition, applicants must meet the following criteria: • Attended ...

Local musician to take part in event

PHILIPPI — The familiar keyboard music of popular local musician Rick Kennedy will provide a background to this year’s annual banquet of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, which will be honoring McDonald’s executive John Ebert. The public is invited to meet Ebert at 6 p.m. May 3 ...

Club learns about heritage plants

ELKINS — Historic preservation and heritage plants were the topics of the April meeting of the Emma Scott Garden Club presented by Katy McClane. McClane is a member of ESGC, a West Virginia University Extension Master Garden volunteer, member of Elkins Tree Board and West Virginia Garden ...

Appalachian Ensemble begins Spring Tour

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble kicked of its Spring Tour on April 13 with show dates scheduled throughout the month in Marlinton, Elkins and Virginia. The Ensemble will present several new works and a selection of pieces they perfected throughout the year. ...

Student sharing story of life’s journey in public performance

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College senior Patrick Christ will present his talents as an actor, singer, dancer and musician to tell the story of his life’s journey in two public performances as part of the D&E Dance Festival. The concerts, scheduled for 5 and 6 p.m. Friday in Myles ...

Red Hats group hosts April meeting

ELKINS — Members of the Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted a meeting April 9 at Graceland on the Davis & Elkins College campus in Elkins, with 30 in attendance. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses were Sherri White, Judy Myers, Lois ...

DMC’s Women’s HealthCare welcomes FNP

ELKINS — Women’s HealthCare of Davis Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Margaret G. ‘Peggy’ Thorne-Church as its newest family nurse practitioner. Thorne-Church, who earned her master of science in nursing/family nurse practitioner from West Virginia Wesleyan ...

Group announces two scholarships

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Association of Retired School Employees is offering two $1,000 scholarships for seniors at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. One is for a student who plans a career in teaching by attending a traditional college or university. The other is for a student who plans ...

Area authors sought for library event

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library is seeking local and regional authors for its “Celebrate Local” book fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19. The event will feature local and regional authors, highlighting their work and connecting them with readers. The library will host authors of ...

Festival to feature dance workshops

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students have organized the fifth annual D&E Dance Festival set to take place across campus Friday through Sunday. The event will feature a concert performance by students and professionals and two days filled with 15 workshops in various forms of ...

EHS FFA competes in regional contests

FRANKLIN — The Central Regional FFA Scholastic Career Development Events were held in Franklin on March 28. Elkins High School placed in both contests they entered. Logan Rowan earned second place in Extemporaneous Speaking and Tessa Chenoweth won third place in Upper-class Creed ...

Horseshoe Fishing Derby is scheduled for May 19

PARSONS — The Monongahela National Forest and The Horseshoe Leadership Center invite local families to the 2018 Horseshoe Fishing Derby. This free event for all ages will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at Horseshoe Day Use Area near Lead Mine. Registration begins on-site at 8:30 ...

ECA plans open house event

ELKINS — Elkins Christian Academy will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. School leaders say they understand the importance of finding a school that is the right match for local families. As educators, they want to ensure that children will grow and thrive in their ...

Black Student Union forms at D&E

ELKINS — The outpouring of support following a Davis & Elkins College Speech and Debate presentation inspired seven young women to form a new student organization. The topic “Davis & Elkins College Should Create a Black Student Union” was met with a resounding ...

WVWC students receive NASA awards

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Department of Physics and Engineering was successful at the April meeting of the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, a program sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Outcomes were announced by physics professor ...

Lecture set on Buck’s legacy

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council’s 2018 Little Lecture Series will continue at 2 p.m. April 29 at the MacFarland-Hubbard House in Charleston with “Pearl S. Buck: Past, Present, and Future” presented by John Cuthbert. Cuthbert is director of the West Virginia and ...