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From left are Ed Orndorff, Paramedic/Captain Heather Brown, Kenny Hamrick EMT/LT and Larry Seckman.

Moose Lodge donates toys

ELKINS — The recently instituted Elkins Moose Lodge 2712 presented “Tommy Moose” plush toys to the Randolph County EMS. The toys are used to help first responders deal with traumatic events involving children during a stressful situation, calming them, giving them a soothing object ...

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

CHARLESTON — The value of today’s libraries goes beyond books. Librarians are leaders in their communities — helping people of any age to find what they need to help improve their quality of life. This September, the West Virginia Library Commission is joining with libraries across the ...

Read Aloud group plans movie event

ELKINS — Read Aloud Randolph County will host its summer book/movie event, featuring “Matilda,” with an outdoor movie set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Huntington Bank’s drive-through area. Attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair and watch the fun family movie under the stars. In case ...

Tucker County seniors host picnic

PARSONS — The Tucker County Senior Citizens recently hosted its annual picnic at the Parsons Senior Center. The Senior Center cooking staff provided the hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, hobo beans, pasta salad and drinks. The participants brought an assortment of tasty covered dishes and ...

W.Va. Caring event to aid patient care

KINGWOOD — West Virginia Caring, formerly Hospice Care Corp., will host its 29th annual Dr. D.R. Davis Golf Classic Sept. 10 at Preston County Country Club to benefit patient care for those with advanced illnesses. Golfers are also wanted to play, have fun and make a difference in the lives ...

‘Rosie the Riveter’ movement begins

CHARLESTON — Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc., a West Virginia-based nonprofit organization, is coordinating a nationwide bell ringing on Labor Day to launch the American Rosie the Riveter Movement. Bells will ring at 1 p.m. EDT across America and in some Allied Nations to honor women who ...

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Davis & Elkins College student athlete team captains prepare to fire a cannon in front of Elkins City Hall to signify the start of the school year Monday.

Massive Service Project

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department officially kicked off the 2017-18 academic year on Monday evening by completing a major service project with the cleaning up and beautification of downtown Elkins. More than 300 Senators student athletes from 19 sports organized ...

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The Davis & Elkins College 2017 incoming class celebrates Orientation Weekend with the theme ‘Follow Your Heart.’ The College experienced a more than 10 percent increase in new student enrollment for the fall semester with members of the class representing 12 countries, 20 states and 37 West Virginia counties.

‘Follow Your Heart’

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College posted a more than 10 percent increase in its incoming class population this weekend as 288 new students joined the ranks of returning students enrolled for courses in the fall semester. The College also experienced a more than 10 percent increase in the ...

Wesleyan to host Great Giving Drive

BUCKHANNON — The West Virginia Wesleyan College Chapel Office will host the Great Gathering at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Wesley Chapel. This longstanding tradition rings in the new academic year with Chapel games, live music from the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble and Concert Chorale and a welcome from ...

Upshur County Schools Menu

The following is next week’s menus for Upshur School’s breakfasts and lunches: Daily lunch choices included: fresh fruit and vegetable bar, meat alternate and milk. B-UMS and B-UHS offer a salad bar daily. Monday: Breakfast — Banana bread slice, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, ...

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 ...

Beverly Planning Commission invites public to meeting

BEVERLY — In keeping with its vision for the future, the Beverly Planning Commission invites the public to its upcoming open meeting preceding the adoption of the town of Beverly Comprehensive Plan. Scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at the town hall, the meeting is to be regarded as a citizen’s ...

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Local youth gather for a photo during the Mountaineer Chapter of the IWLA’s ninth annual Youth Conservation Day. The event featured several learning stations and lunch.

IWLA hosts Youth Conservation Day

BEVERLY — On a beautiful Saturday morning at the Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA Clubhouse, the chapter hosted its ninth annual Youth Conservation Day. The event began around 9 a.m. and concluded around 2 p.m., with prizes for those who finished the event. A total of 22 kids attended this ...

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Davis Medical Center staff achieved the Gold Resuscitation Quality Achievement Award recognizing exemplary demonstration of compliance in the cardio-pulmonary arrest resuscitation quality measures.  The distinction was presented by a representative of the American Heart Association.

Davis Medical Center earns honor

ELKINS — For the fourth consecutive year, Davis Medical Center (DMC) has earned the highest distinction from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines program. The Gold Resuscitation Quality Achievement Award recognizes that DMC has ...

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The Presbytery of West Virginia will install the Rev. Laura Brekke as Benfield-Vick Chaplain at Davis & Elkins College. The ceremony, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Robbins Memorial Chapel on the College campus.

New chaplain to be installed at D&E

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College will celebrate with the Presbytery of West Virginia the installation of the College’s new Benfield-Vick Chaplain the Rev. Laura Brekke in a public service at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Robbins Memorial Chapel. The ceremony comes after the 1992 General Assembly ...

Student screenings planned

ELKINS — Speech, language, vision and screenings are administered each year to all students entering Randolph County Schools for the first time from other states or counties, to all students entering kindergarten who did not participate in the pre-enrollment screening process and to all ...

Beverly mayor to speak at celebration

MORGANTOWN — Joining Volunteer West Virginia, Service Year Alliance, AmeriCorps program staff and national service members, and local legislators, Beverly Mayor Cindy Karelis will speak at the upcoming celebration of the impact of national service programs in West Virginia. Gathering at the ...

Library announces maintenance work

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will be closed to the public for maintenance Thursday  through Saturday. During this time, library staff and volunteers will be busy cleaning carpets, making repairs, painting and other maintenance duties. Throughout the month of August, the library ...