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Southern States raising money for animal shelters

ELKINS — Local farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is raising money to help animals in the fight against hunger this holiday season. The company is holding a Puppy Paw Donation Drive to raise funds for local animal shelters in need. Beginning Monday, customers can purchase a ...

St. Joseph’s recognized for efforts

MORGANTOWN — Seven WVU Medicine hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Hospital of Buckhannon, were recently recognized for their participation in the Donate Life West Virginia Hospital Challenge. This was a collaboration between the West Virginia Hospital Association and Donate Life West ...

Davis & Elkins’ Wagoner leading presentation

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy Dr. Bryan Wagoner will give a presentation on his newest book, “Prophetic Interruptions: Critical Theory, Emancipation, and Religion in Paul Tillich, Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, ...

EHS choir participates in Festival of Song

ELKINS — The Elkins High School choir has been busy over the past few weeks preparing its Christmas show. Members even performed a portion of the show Nov. 11 for a statewide television recording for the first lady’s Festival of Song at the Culture Center in Charleston, sponsored by ...

Free ‘Robin Hood’ performance scheduled Sunday at Green Bank

GREEN BANK — A family-friendly performance of “Robin Hood” is scheduled this Sunday at the Green Bank Observatory, as a national professional theater company visits the area. The Hampstead Stage Company is a touring company based in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, with a two-person ...

Randolph County Senior Center

The following are next week’s activities at the Randolph County Senior Center: Monday: Games, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; knot tied blanket class, 9 a.m.; Tai Chi class, 10 a.m.; Arthritis Foundation exercise class, 11 a.m.; lunch served at the Elkins Manor, Harman and Mill Creek sites, 11:30 a.m., ...

Purple Majesties host November meeting

PARSONS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its November meeting Monday at The Dugout Restaurant in Parsons with 27 in attendance. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. The meeting was hosted by Duchesses Bonnie Swyter, Connie Collins, ...

Bicentennial Celebration set in Weston

WESTON — The City of Weston will initiate the celebration of its bicentennial on Dec. 31 with a bonfire event from 6-8 p.m., on Asylum Drive, near the footbridge, featuring music and fireworks (sponsored by First Energy). A separate fire pit will be set up for the roasting of marshmallows ...

Elkins RV technician to compete

ELKINS — Jonathon “Mike” Senic of Roys RV Supercenter LLC in Elkins is among the eight finalists who will compete in the first Top Tech Challenge. The event, set to take place during the 2017 National RV Trade Show for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association in Louisville, Kentucky, ...

Wesleyan taps new club coordinator

BUCKHANNON — Molly Patterson has been named the new Emeritus Club coordinator at West Virginia Wesleyan College, effective Nov. 1. Patterson also will continue to serve her current role as coordinator of stewardship in addition to her new duties. Patterson began her tenure at Wesleyan ...

Guitarist to perform November Brown Bag Concert

ELKINS — Classical guitarist Eduardo J. Canelon will perform at noon Wednesday during the November Brown Bag Concert at The Arts Center in Elkins. Canelon was born in Los Teques, Venezuela. He moved to the United States when he was 10 years old and has lived in West Virginia since that ...

Library hosting writing events

ELKINS — November is National Novel Writing Month, or Writers Month. Two special free public activities are taking place at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, eight of the area’s wordsmiths will gather at the library with interested members of the community ...

Davis & Elkins to host workshop, reading

ELKINS — The 19th annual Davis & Elkins College Writers’ Series will feature poet, educator and alumnus Doug Van Gundy. The two-day event will include a Poetry Writing Workshop set from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and a Poetry Reading and Book Signing set to last from 7:30 to 8:30 ...