Communities

Jubilee Outreach Ministries to host annual conference

MILL CREEK — Jubilee Outreach Ministries will host its annual Women’s Conference on Sept. 29. The event’s guest speaker will be the Rev. Rebecca Polis from Fairmont. She is an anointed speaker and teacher of the word. She has been a radio and television host and serves with her husband, ...

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Valley Health Care begins renovations at a new facility to open along Route 33 in the former Wheeler’s Sports location.

Valley Health Care begins construction

MILL CREEK — Valley Health Care, a community based provider of medical services with locations in Mill Creek and Elkins, Randolph County, is beginning construction on renovations of a new 8,000 square foot health center facility in Elkins. The $1.3 million project is funded by Citizens ...

‘Bookworms’ team ready to Run For It

PHILIPPI — Every year the Philippi Public Library enters a team of runners and walkers in the Tucker Community Foundation’s Run For It in Davis during the Leaf Peepers Festival. The library is looking for runners, walkers, rollers, strollers, sponsors, and others for its team in this ...

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EXSEED participants Suzan Wilson, Joel Stecker, Don Jacko, Lewis Stanton and Cheryl Jacko.

HAS teachers travel for STEM training

ELKINS — Highland Adventist School faculty members recently participated in EXSEED, a 10-day training program focused on STEM skills and project based learning. The teachers traveled to Loma Linda, California where they participated in classes on a variety of science, technology, ...

Ag commissioner to speak at meeting

PHILIPPI — West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt will be the guest speaker at the Barbour County annual meeting Saturday. After serving in the West Virginia Senate representing the 2nd District, Leonhardt was elected at Agriculture Commissioner in 2016. Leonhardt is a ...

DOH to close road

The Division of Highways recently announced the temporary closure of Tucker County Route 5, Location Road, near the Preston County line, Monday through Sept. 30, for slide repair. The closure will occur at milepost 7.37, approximately 0.60 miles north of county Route 5/3, Little Mill Run. ...

St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary plans fundraiser

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary is holding a “12 Days of Autumn” Fund Raiser to benefit the Auxiliary Scholarship Program. Raffle tickets for the 12 baskets will be sold and a raffle ticket will be drawn each weekday for 12 weeks beginning on the first day of autumn, ...

D&E College plans ahead

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College has taken the first step in defining its future, building from the bottom up with a strategic planning effort that encompasses the entire campus operations. In an energizing workshop Sept. 15 led by the national higher education consulting firm Credo, ...

Old Brick Apprenticeship celebrates 27 seasons

ELKINS — Each fall, for the past 27 years, there is a convergence of positive energy on the corner of Davis and 4th streets in downtown Elkins. Recognized as one of the top arts education programs in the nation, The Old Brick Playhouse Apprenticeship is an afterschool theatre program for ...

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2017 EHS Homecoming princesses, from left, are Ellen Reed, Mackenzie Guy, Sydney Oldaker, Hali Newlon, Madison Dillon, Kaci Zopp, Morgan Rizzio, Ally Simon, Laria Rush, Caitlin Weese, Madison Bowers, Addison Berdine and Sofia Triplett.

EHS names 2017 homecoming representatives

ELKINS — The Elkins High School student body has voted on the 2017 homecoming representatives. Each underclassmen grade level has one female representative selected by their own class. The senior representatives are composed of 10 princesses who will vie for the queen’s homecoming crown. ...

Barbour Chamber to host breakfast for small businesses

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce has invited an expert to advise small business owners on how to protect their business. Larry Batten, an economic development specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration, will teach business owners how to identify and deal with ...

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Studying are, front row, Donovan Rohr, Samantha Moyer and son, Liam; and back row: Donovan Howes and Kyle Hedrick. Not pictured are Patricia Angel and daughter, Emily Matthew.

Library hosts Spanish lessons

MILL CREEK — A few weeks ago a Step by Step Beginning Spanish Class for Kids began at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek. Several mothers expressed an interest in taking the class also, and that is where the adventure began. Children with their mothers met once a week in the ...

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Barry’s contract extended

PHILIPPI — The Alderson Broaddus University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend the contract of interim President Dr. James “Tim” Barry through June 2020. “The board appreciates the stability and leadership that Dr. Barry has provided during this time of transition ...

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Starnes joins local veterinary team

ELKINS — Dr. Tonya White recently announced the addition of Dr. Leslie Starnes to the veterinary team at Appalachian Animal Hospital. Starnes is a West Virginia native, originally hailing from Montgomery. She pursued pre-veterinary education at Marshall University where she ran track and ...

Adaland’s free Heritage Day set Saturday

PHILIPPI — Adaland Mansion at Philippi once again celebrates its annual Heritage Day. This year’s look back on history is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and will take place at both the restored 1800s barn and the 1870 mansion on the hill. The public is invited to enjoy this special ...

Arts Center to host Brown Bag

ELKINS — Clarinetist Richard Rubock and Friends will play the September Brown Bag Concert at noon Wednesday in the Great Hall or The Arts Center. Rubock, who has performed with the United States Army Field Band, Maryland Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, and Washington Metropolitan ...

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N.J. Patella, grandson of Emma Scott Garden Club member Diana Patella, left, fills his jar with honey during a recent visit to S & T’s Bees, located on Davis Avenue. The Garden Club had its September meeting at the store and learned the importance of bees in the environment. Members were encouraged to include bee-friendly plants in their gardens to sustain the bee population.

Emma Scott Garden Club learns about bees

ELKINS — The Emma Scott Garden Club kicked off its new program year with a visit to S & T’s Bees to learn about the importance of bees in the garden. Stephanie Bender, co-owner of the downtown Elkins business, offered a tour of the store, located at 222 Davis Ave., and presented ...

Sixth annual School Day set during Leaf Peeper’s Festival

DAVIS — Tucker County Chamber of Commerce will once again sponsor a field trip so children can visit exhibits during the 29th annual Leaf Peeper’s Festival in Davis. This year, Tucker County students in grades kindergarten through eight will spend the day Friday watching live ...

WVWC to host Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive

BUCKHANNON — The sixth annual West Virginia Wesleyan College Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive will take place Wednesday through Monday. All donations will benefit the Upshur Cooperative Parish House food pantry where many local families receive needed food. Because of its nutrition ...