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More than 20 youth and adults attend the second annual Barbour County Livestock Association Camp. The camp was full of fun and educational activities.

‘Learn By Doing

PHILIPPI —Swine, cattle, sheep, goats and grasslands had top billing for youth recently at a livestock camp in Philippi. More than 20 youth and adults attended the second annual Livestock Camp recently, said Barbour County Livestock Association President Steve Price. The livestock camp ...

Capito announces broadband funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has announced $3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide broadband access in Barbour, Randolph and Upshur counties. The grant will be matched with $450,000 in local funds, bringing ...

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Davis & Elkins College Admission Counselor Phillip Engelkemier, at right, presents scholarships to Colin Young and Jay Stiltner.

D&E College awards scholarships

ELKINS — Two Webster County High School students, Colin Young and Jay Stiltner, received the Highlands Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College during the school’s annual awards ceremony. The distinctive Highlands Scholar Program provides a significant tuition discount to West ...

The Early Mays

Mountain Stage returns to Augusta Festival

ELKINS — The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and Mountain Stage with Larry Groce are again teaming up to present a stellar performance of folk, bluegrass, American rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian-inspired country. The annual Augusta Festival Concert is set for ...

Tucker seniors participate in event

PARSONS — At the Senior Olympics June 6-9 at Keyser, participants competed in their age groups in many events. Events included baking, crafts, spelling bee, lacrosse, football toss, baseball throw, archery, 20 yard dash, bocce ball roll, horse shoes, softball throw, wiffle ball toss, soccer ...

Elkins Middle School Honor Roll

Administrators at Elkins Middle School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the honor roll are: Sixth grade — Bradan M. Andrews, Benjamin J. Auvil, Benjamin J. Baines, Kaden A. Barlow, Evan ...

Foster

Foster completes Air Force training

U.S. Air Force Airman Cody A. Foster recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Literacy Volunteers seeks new students

BUCKHANNON — Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County is now seeking new students. Literacy Volunteers are a non-profit and growing organization in the local community. If you or someone you know would like to receive help with in the following areas: reading, math, computer, life skills and ...

Mill Creek election results announced

Results of the June 13 election for the town of Mill Creek are: Larry Serrett, mayor; Carolyn Meade, recorder; and Whitney Defibaugh, Julie Light, Greg Teter, Gary Coffman and Eddie Currence, council members.

Pierpont students earn academic honor

FAIRMONT — Pierpont Community & Technical College has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time ...

Buck

D&E to celebrate Pearl S. Buck

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will host “Imperial Woman Celebrating Pearl S. Buck” with events for all ages throughout the day July 8 at historic Graceland Inn and other locations on campus. The program includes informational sessions, activities for children and a formal dinner ...

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Working on planting flower beds are club members Naomi Matthey, Helen Heater and Sandra McCutcheon. Club president Patty McComas also participated in the planting.

Garden Club works to beautify Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — The Fred Brooks Garden Club celebrated National Garden Club Week June 5-9 by continuing its Civic Beautification Plan for Buckhannon. Activities included planting flowers and trees at the Fred Brooks Park and other areas in the city. A special project took place June 7 at ...

Purple Majesties host meeting

ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its monthly meeting on June 12 at Adaland in Philippi with 34 in attendance. Queen Mothers Debbie Cook and Carole Helmick presided over the meeting. Duchesses for the meeting were Gerri Rosencrance and Charlotte Thomas. June ...

Shaffer

Chamber hosts presentation

BELINGTON — The private dining room at Barb’s Restaurant in Belington was recently filled to capacity by members of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and employees of local businesses to hear Jessica Shaffer present an introduction to the use of social media in marketing. Shaffer is ...

Elkins Distributing Co.’s Steve Smith has been recognized in the National Beer Wholesalers Association Employee Spotlight Program. Smith has been with Elkins Distributing Co. for 23 years.

Elkins Distributing employee recognized

ELKINS — West Virginia beer distributor Elkins Distributing Co. Inc. recently announced that Steve Smith has been recognized in the National Beer Wholesalers Association Employee Spotlight Program. Now a team leader, Smith began working for the company 23 years ago as a truck ...

Beverly

Timeline Fashion Show is ‘Beverly Through the Ages’

BEVERLY — Ever wondered how your ancestors dressed? As fashions come and go, they are soon forgotten—relegated to family photo albums and history books. But thanks to the magic of living history, the fashions of the past will live again during a Timeline Fashion Show at 10:30 am. July 15 ...

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The James D. Phillips Fund for the St. George Academy will provide grants for the maintenance and benefit of the two-story clapboard building located in the heart of the St. George community. Jim and Alice Phillips’ efforts resulted in the St. George Academy’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Memorial Fund benefits landmark

PARSONS — A historic property in Tucker County will benefit from a new fund of the Tucker Community Foundation that was created to honor the memory and legacy of James “Jim” Dale Phillips Sr. Phillips was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Parsons and died Feb. 1, 2017, at the family residence ...

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Valley Livestock 4-H Club leader Jaime Swecker plants annuals in a library flower bed.

4-H Club plants flowers at library

MILL CREEK — Valley Livestock 4-H Club met June 3 at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek to perform the club’s beautification project. The club members planted a total of 24 annual flowers and five perennial flowers around the library grounds. They placed 12 solar lights around ...

Snack program announced at area sites

PHILIPPI — North Central WV Community Action Association, Inc. will sponsor a Summer Snack Program throughout several counties. The Summer Snack Program is a program that provides children with free nutritious snacks during the summer when school is not in session. The snacks that are ...