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D&E student teachers gain experience

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College seniors working toward careers in education are entering the final phase of their undergraduate experience as they take a lead in the classroom as student teachers. During the spring semester, each student will complete assignments in two ...

Film viewing set on gas industry

ELKINS — There will be a free showing of the documentary “GasWork” by director Josh Fox at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Hall of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church at 113 First St. in Elkins. The film examines dangerous working conditions in the oil and gas field. ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital receives donation

BUCKHANNON — A local businessman has made a generous donation to a local hospital. Mike Ross, a St. Joseph’s Foundation board member and the president of Ross & Wharton Gas Co., recently presented a donation of $10,000 to Skip Gjolberg, St. Joseph’s Hospital administrator, for ...

Teacher selected for grant from McDonald’s Corp.

ELKINS — The McDonald’s of Elkins, owned and operated by John Ebert, just received word that there is a MAC Grant winner from the local area. Tina Cooper, a teacher from Elkins Middle School, has been awarded $500 from McDonald’s. MAC Grants are given out each year to teachers in ...

Tucker agencies announce requirements for preschool

PARSONS — Tucker County Family Resource Network and Starting Points/Parents As Teachers have announced preregistration for preschool screenings. Tucker County parents are urged to preregister their children by Jan. 31. Those with children ages 3 and 4 are asked to call the Tucker County ...

D&E student wins crown

CHARLESTON — A Davis & Elkins College student recently competed with 78 other young ladies in the West Virginia Association of Fairs & Festivals Pageant, which took place Jan. 11-13 in Charleston. Winning the crown and being named the West Virginia Association of Fairs & ...

WVU Extension set to host dinner

WESTON — The WVU Extension Service will host a second educational dinner meeting Feb. 7. It will start at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Mill near Weston. Dominion Energy Transmission Inc. is sponsoring this program, so there is no cost with reservations that are made by Jan. 31 at the Upshur ...

Helvetia planning Fasnacht celebration

HELVETIA — The village of Helvetia will be celebrating Fasnacht this year on Feb. 10. Fasnacht is the Swiss equivalent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnivale in Rio. It is a time of celebration before the beginning of Lent. In Switzerland, the annual celebration takes place on ...

Center’s Blues Series to conclude this week

ELKINS — The final show of the Winter Blues Series is set this Friday at the Randolph County Community Arts Center. The event will feature Pittsburgh’s “Lady of the Blues,” Freddye Stover, as well as Dennis McClung, Randy Franklin and Seth Maynard. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m., and ...

Residents encouraged to focus on health during Heart Month

ELKINS — February is American Heart Month, a time when many efforts are focused on spreading awareness about the nation’s No. 1 killer, cardiovascular disease. The Community Blood and Health Screening sponsored by Davis Medical Center and The Rotary Club of Elkins is a good opportunity ...

Woody set to accept new patients

MARLINTON — Delinda Woody has been on staff with Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic since September 2017 as a family nurse practitioner. Woody provides health care for the entire family, no matter the age. Originally from North Carolina, she is embracing her new life in ...

Blue & Gray Committee to meet

PHILIPPI — Last year’s Blue & Gray Reunion commemorative weekend opened with musical selections by the Blue & Gray Community Choir led by local director Judson Bracey. The choir’s opening ceremony selections and the full concert are just two of the many events planned for this ...

CCC schedules several upcoming events

QUIET DELL — The West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, located in Harrison County, Harrison County Commission Quiet Dell Grade School Property announces the major event dates for 2018. WVSCCC Museum President Reggie Rogers of Chub Run said the museum board of ...

Project Life Change starting new session

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department is ready to help you get a start on the new year with the spring session of Project Life Change set to begin Jan. 22. Now in its fifth year, Project Life Change was recently awarded funding from the Snowshoe Foundation for ...

Rifle rally tickets now available

ELKINS — Tickets are now available for the Rifle Rally, sponsored by the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation and the Tygart Valley Lions Club. The event is scheduled for March 3, and will take place at the Randolph County Armory, on Route 33 west of Elkins. Those interested in purchasing ...

WVDA opens invasive pest email hotline

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture opened an email hotline for the early detection of invasive pests. West Virginia citizens can send a picture of a suspected pest, a brief description of visible damage to buildings or plants and their location (nearest town) to ...

Tucker County Senior News

‘Out West’ Trip There may be a couple of openings for the Centers’ “Out West” trip Aug. 21-31. If you would like to be added to the list or you want more details, please call 304-478-2423. The first payment is due Jan. 18. Lancaster, Pennsylvania trip Officials are planning a ...

Poetry Day planned Feb. 17 in Petersburg

PETERSBURG — The Grant County Arts Council Inc. will present Poetry Day from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Landes Arts Center, 18 Mt. View St. in Petersburg. Participants may just listen and enjoy or read poetry by themselves or others. This event is free and open to ...

Groundhog Day fundraiser set

ROCK CAVE — The Central Upshur Lions Club would like to invite everyone to bank the fire, dust off the snow, and come on out to the 28th Annual Groundhog Feed fundraising brunch on Feb. 3 at the Banks District VFD/Community Center at Rock Cave from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The menu includes ...

Local Artists’ Exhibit to be offered Feb. 4

PETERSBURG — Grant County Arts Council Inc. and Event Underwriters Patti Wolfe and Mary Cay and Icky Hyre present a Local Visual Artists’ Exhibit, with paintings, sculpture, basketry, photography, mixed media and more, curated by Marcie Beyersdorfer. The public is invited to a Meet ...