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Upshur County Schools Menu

The following is this week’s menus for Upshur County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Today: Breakfast — Sausage gravy and biscuit, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; lunch — Pork barbecue on whole wheat bun, oven fries, coleslaw, fresh fruits/vegetables, meat ...

Fregonara speaks to 4-H club

MILL CREEK — Valley Livestock 4-H club members met March 7 at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek for the monthly meeting. Members held a business meeting and discussed the possibility of going to the zoo this summer. As a special treat Jim Fregonara, of the West Virginia Division ...

Midland offers 21st annual Jump Rope for Heart

ELKINS — Midland Elementary School celebrated its 21st Jump Rope for Heart on March 2 at the school gymnasium. The event was a big success this year with 38 students participating, along with several others raising $4,149.69. The boys and girls had a great time jumping rope to Mr. ...

Double Tap Gun Club cleans up highway

COALTON — On March 30, WV Double Tap Gun Club performed its first clean up for its adopted 2-mile portion of a West Virginia state road for the West Virginia Division of Highways. The club’s adopted portion of the West Virginia state road begins in Coalton at the Coalton-Pumpkintown ...

Elkins City Hall News

We are starting, in part, anew this week with the parting of two longtime council members, Gene Ochsendorf and Bob Woolwine; the induction of two new members, Judy Guye and Mike Hinchman; as well as the reorganization of council committee membership. To kick things off, the new Finance chair, ...

EMS announces honor roll

Administrators at Elkins Middle 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 third quarter Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Isaac Anger, Rhyleigh J. Arbogast, Taylor A. Arnold, Gianna G. ...

Wheeling Heritage wins Main Street Award

CHARLESTON — Wheeling Heritage was selected as the winner of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA). The National Main Street Center announced the award Monday, March 25, during its national conference in Seattle, Washington. This marks the first time Wheeling Heritage has won ...

Horseshoe looking for student leaders

PARSONS — College students looking to challenge themselves and grow in an environment with the power to positively impact young lives will want to check out Horseshoe Leadership Center. Officials are looking for college-age students who want to use their skills, energy and passion for ...

Easter Bunny set to visit annual Pancake Breakfast

ELKINS — Spring is in the air and the Easter Bunny is on the way to downtown Elkins. Elkins Main Street will bring fun for kids April 6 at the annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny and helpers will provide free treats at CJ Maggie’s from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for ...

Morrisey reminds schools of ‘Kids Kick Opioids’ deadline

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminded schools and parents of the upcoming deadline for this year’s “Kids Kick Opioids” public service announcement contest — Friday, April 5. The contest engages elementary and middle school students in designing a ...

D&E presenting mystery-comedy ‘Murdered to Death’

ELKINS — A whodunit with a comedic twist is set to open as the Davis & Elkins College Theatre Department performs its spring mainstage show, “Murdered to Death” by Peter Gordon. Evening shows, as well as a Sunday matinee, will all take place in Halliehurst on the College ...

Tygarts Valley High/Middle announces honor roll

Administrators at Tygarts Valley Middle/High 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: Sixth grade — Kendall Armstrong, Peyton Bolyard, Kayla Ferguson, Gracelyn Gooding, ...

2019 Make it Shine Statewide Cleanup underway

ELKINS — Volunteers across the state are rallying to improve their local parks, public spaces, waterways, hiking trails, sidewalks and streets by participating in the Department of Environmental Protection’s WV Make it Shine Statewide Cleanup, which takes place in April. AmeriCorps VISTA ...

D&E Division of Business students learn about government careers

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College students studying business, marketing and accounting recently learned of career opportunities in the state and federal government. West Virginia State Auditor John B. “JB” McCuskey, along with staff members, told the students that multiple openings ...

Ensemble brings Tuvan throat singing to Marlinton

The Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton welcomes Alash Ensemble to its stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan ...

Hanshaw set to address Barbour Chamber banquet

PHILIPPI — The Barbour County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Hon. Roger Hanshaw, 58th Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, will deliver the featured address at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet at Alderson Broaddus University on Tuesday, April 23. The banquet ...

Alderson Broaddus student aims to empower women through research

PHILIPPI — One Alderson Broaddus University junior satisfied her curiosity for research by interning through the WV-INBRE program, a federally funded opportunity available to students enrolled at WV-INBRE partner institutions interested in biomedical research with an emphasis on chronic ...