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Woman’s Club donates to Operation Smile

ELKINS — At a recent Elkins Woman’s Club meeting, bags of hotel-sized lotions, shampoos, bar soaps and other hygiene items filled the table as women brought donations for Operation Smile to provide take-home bags for children after cleft palate surgery. Operation Smile is an ...

Local graduates from Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Christopher Barnes of Dryfork graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies. Founded in 1892, Ithaca College, home to some 6,500 students, offers more than 100 degree programs in its schools of business, communications, humanities and sciences, ...

Wardensville resident makes President’s List

TUSCALOOSA, AL — McKenna Mae Manker of Wardensville was named to The University of Alabama President’s List for spring 2019. A total of 11,406 students enrolled during the 2019 spring term at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s ...

Elkins man earns medical degree

LEWISBURG — Caleb Judy, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree on May 25. Judy earned a Bachelor of Science n biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate of Elkins ...

Barbour Dems ask Manchin to remain in Senate

The Barbour County Democratic Executive Committee passed a resolution at its monthly meeting June 19 calling on Sen. Joseph Manchin III, D-W.Va., to keep his seat in the United States Senate instead of entering West Virginia’s 2020 gubernatorial primary; thus honoring the commitment he made ...

Uncle Sam’s Birthday Party features a $10,000 prize

CANAAN VALLEY — Tickets are on sale now for the 30th annual Uncle Sam’s Birthday Party hosted by the Tucker Community Foundation featuring a $10,000 jackpot. This popular elimination style dinner will be held on Friday, July 5 at the Bear Paw Lodge of Canaan Valley Resort. Social hour ...

WVDA to begin market inspections

CHARLESTON — As of July 1, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) will begin the inspection of farmers markets and Farmer Markets Vendor Permits. The inspections are part of the new rules and regulations authorized under Senate Bill 375 which passed during the 2018 session. ...

Fireworks 5K Trail Walk Run Planned for July 6 at Stonewall Resort

On July 6, there will be a Fireworks 5K Trail Walk Run at Stonewall Resort. The event is organized by Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital employee Rachelle McIntyre-Nicholson. It will be a scenic event over a trail at Stonewall Resort. Dogs are allowed but there will be no t-shirts awarded. ...

Ways to help keep kids safe during summer break

CHARLESTON — Schools out! This means a change in family schedules and daily routines. Children may be at home more, where they find things that could be poisonous. To reduce the chance of poisonings, the West Virginia Poison Center recommends: Teach children not to touch, taste or smell ...

Humane Society planning annual Woofstock event

The Randolph County Humane Society is planning its fifth annual Woofstock event. On Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Elkins City Park, this year’s event will include a Mountain State Street Machines Cruise-In, a Pickin’ in the Park Jam Session, a DNR snake exhibit, a Point ...

Bourdon and Baerga honored by Pilgrim’s

MOOREFIELD — Kenneth Bourdon has been honored as the April 2019 Team Member of the Month for the Pilgrim’s Moorefield fresh plant. Bourdon works in the sawline department on day shift and has worked for the company since July 2017. “Kenneth always takes over other duties without any ...

UA announces spring 2019 graduation list

TUSCALOOSA, AL — The University of Alabama awarded some 5,716 degrees during its spring commencement May 3-5. Among the recipients are: Tanner Caleb Carr of Moorefield, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; and McKenna Mae Manker of Wardensville, Bachelor of Arts in communication and ...

Elkins City Hall News

The City will hit the ground running at 10 a.m. Monday next week with a jam-packed Finance Committee meeting agenda. Members will be considering the fiscal year 2020 Enterprise Fund budgets, City Hall upgrades and untended grounds of vacant properties, among other items. Later that same day, ...

Randolph County Marriages

The following marriages were recorded at the Randolph County Courthouse. Justin David George, 29, of Mabie, to Sabrina Jo George, 28, of Mabie on May5. Michael Paul Flanagan, 25, of Coalton, to Talladaga Charlotte Pennington, 20, of Coalton on May 18. Cody Shayne McSpadden, 23, of Elkins, ...

Randolph County Property Transfers

The following deeds were recorded in the Randolph County Clerk’s office: On June 4, Robert L. Sharp to Jonathan M. Coffman and Stacy M. Coffman, along the waters of Chenoweth Creek, Beverly District. On June 5, Dennis J. Ruth and Audrey J. Ruth to Kay E. Scott, property lying along the ...

Emma Scott Garden Club installs officers

ELKINS — The Emma Scott Garden Club met recently at Graceland Inn and Conference Center to install officers for 2019-2021. Officers are Pat Mayes, president; Barb Heasley, vice president: Christina Sanders, recording secretary; Nayoka Guthrie, corresponding secretary and Judy Guye, ...

Yokum becomes president of West Virginia Association of Counties

The West Virginia Association of Counties (WVACo) is proud to announce that Phyllis Yokum, has been named president for FY2019/2020. Yokum took office on June 3 in Tucker County, at the 2019 WVACo Spring Board Meeting. “County elected officials are the face of county government. We are ...