Barbour students heading back to school

Hello from Barbour County where it’s a busy time of year! School is back in session, and the Barbour County Fair is here! Fall is just around the corner.

There will be no school on Sept. 1, and also on Sept. 4. Please mark your calendars for an extra long weekend.

The Queen’s pageant is today, with opening ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. The week will be packed full of fun, from horse show, to a parade, rides, food, crafts, demolition derby, ATV races, music and much more. Come on out to the Barbour County Fair, and see just “How Sweet It Is.”

Did you see the eclipse? I did not, but I did enjoy seeing pictures. What an awesome thing that God has designed.

It was a terrible thing, a couple weeks ago, when the Carrolton covered bridge caught on fire. Even more terrible is the fact that it is believed to be arson. If you have any information on who is responsible for such acts, please call the authorities.

Philippi Public Library is having a quilt raffle. Tickets are $1 each, or six tickets for $5. The beautiful lap quilt or wall hanging was made by the Covered Bridge Piecemakers. All proceeds benefit the Philippi Public Library “Bookworms” Team in the TCF Run For It and the Covered Bridge Piecemakers. The winning ticket will be drawn on Aug. 31.

Belington Volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual Fall Bash on Sept. 9 at the Barbour County Fairgrounds. Contact your favorite Belington fireman for tickets!

Looking ahead, the Belington Fall Fest will be Sept. 21-23 at the Belington Fire Hall. Vendors and crafters are needed.

If you would like to set up a table, call (304) 669-6833 for more information.

Proceeds will benefit Barbour County Relay for Life.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, give me a call at 304-614-7782.

You can also send me an email to I love hearing from you!

Until next time: “Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and angels know of us.” — Thomas Paine.