Communities

Diabetes workshop series announced

BUCKHANNON — A free “Dining with Diabetes” workshop series will begin April 11 with classes to follow on April 18, 24 and May 1 at the West Virginia University Extension Office in Upshur County. The workshop will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and will include diabetes education, a ...

Myers walk-in clinic expands its hours

PHILIPPI — Staff at the Myers Clinic announced recently the facility’s walk-in clinic is now open longer and later. The clinic is now open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with 5 to 8 p.m. by appointment only; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. The ...

MedExpress will relocate to Walgreens

ELKINS — MedExpress Urgent Care will relocate its Elkins neighborhood medical center to a newly constructed site, conveniently connected to Walgreens, at 615 Randolph Avenue. The new center will open in late April and will offer patients walk-in treatment for urgent care, employer health ...

Students participate in project

BUCKHANNON — Project ISAAC is a federally funded after school program and is going strong, just finishing its eighth week. Students are working on homework and getting help with organizing and checking grades. Additionally, classes in math, reading, activities and enrichment are ...

New materials available at Randolph library

ELKINS — New materials available at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library include: • Juvenile fiction: “Billions of Bricks” by Kurt Cyrus (Easy Book), “I Don’t Want to Be a Frog” by Dev Petty (E), “Silly Doggy!” by Adam Stower, (E), “Max the Brave” by Ed Vere (E) and ...

Fred Brooks Garden Club hosts meeting

TENNERTON — The Fred Brooks Garden Club hosted its monthly meeting March 20 at Tennerton United Methodist Church. The club started the evening with a covered-dish dinner, followed by a brief business meeting. The hostesses who provided dessert and drinks for the evening were club ...

Humanities Council adds committee members

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council announces citizen members recently elected to its program committee. The Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. Eric ...

Poetry reading set for Tuesday at Wesleyan

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College will host a reading from the new anthology “Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia” — recently published by West Virginia University Press — at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Greek Alumni Room of the Virginia ...

Easter Bunny to visit downtown Elkins

ELKINS — The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance from 8-10 a.m. April 8 in downtown Elkins at the annual pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Elkins Main Street invites children and their families to enjoy pancakes and special Easter activities at the event, held at C.J. ...

Coalton Elementary announces honor roll

COALTON — Administrators at Coalton Elementary School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the third nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Fifth grade — Emma Burgin, Jada Charles, Truet Hamilton, Brooke Marstiller, ...

Food drive on tap to benefit animal shelter

ELKINS — The Animal Activism Club at Elkins Middle School will sponsor a canned food drive to benefit local shelter animals. Students, staff and community members are invited to donate canned cat and dog food from April 5-28. There will be a donation box at the main entrance of the school ...

Man pleads guilty to possessing child porn

ELKINS — William Kerr Jr., of Elkins, was convicted Friday for possessing child pornography, acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced. Kerr, 74, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Kerr admitted to having a computer disk and other ...

All-County Concert

PHILIPPI — Music enthusiasts from all across Barbour County gathered at Philip Barbour High School on Tuesday evening for the annual All-County Concert. Master of ceremonies for the evening was Douglas Schiefelbein, as he welcomed spectators to a musical filled highlight of the year. A ...

Philippi Public Library celebrates National Library Week

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week April 10-15. First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries each April. It is a time to highlight the ...

Anderson graduates from basic training

BUCKHANNON — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexa N. Anderson 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 ...

School menu on tap for Upshur County

BUCKHANNON — The following is next week’s menus for Upshur school’s breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Chicken nuggets, parmesan broccoli, baked beans, sliced peaches, whole wheat bread, milk, fresh ...

Spring clean-up scheduled in Elkins

ELKINS — Elkins’ 2017 spring clean-up schedule will be: April 17-18 1st ward, April 19-20 2nd ward, April 21-24 3rd ward, April 25-26 4th ward and April 27-28 5th ward. The city will accept one level pickup truck load from each household. Trucks will not revisit any location, so be sure ...

FFA members pass regional reviews

ELKINS — Elkins High School FFA has four members who have passed Regional Evaluations for FFA Awards this year. Brooke Floyd applied for her State Degree and Beef Proficiency, Sarah Akers in Agriculture Business, Alisha Arbogast for Swine and Jaclynn Carroll for Equine. Floyd was the ...

Annual Spring Sing announced for April 8

BUCKHANNON — The Greek Life Organizations at West Virginia Wesleyan College will host their annual Spring Sing event at 7 p.m. April 8. in Wesley Chapel. King and Queen of Spring Sing also will be crowned. The event is the grand finale to Greek Week, a week-and-a-half of competitive events ...

W.Va. CCC celebrates anniversary

QUIET DELL — The West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association designated March 26-April 1 as the observance of Civilian Conservation Corps Appreciation Week. On March 31, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the CCC Bill into law at the White House. This ...