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Food Bank distribution is today

BRUSHY FORK — The Mountaineer Food Bank, recipient of a grant that will provide for the distribution of over 65,000 pounds of food to Upshur County families, is partnering with the Upshur County Board of Education for another distribution at The Event Center on Brushy Fork from 11 a.m. to 1 ...

John Hart Chapter DAR hosts meeting

ELKINS — John Hart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and guests met Oct. 8 at the Kump House to celebrate the 112th anniversary of the chapter which was chartered Oct. 1, 1907. Heather Biola, a John Hart Chapter member and granddaughter of charter member Edna Scott Kump, ...

Fath of DHS speaks to Elkins Woman’s Club

ELKINS — Tracy Fath, vice president of Marketing and Development at Davis Health System, was the guest speaker at the October Elkins Woman’s Club Meeting. Fath brings more than 20 years experience in marketing, market research, advertising, communications and planning. Fath ...

Pitsenbarger appointed to fill 11th District vacancy

CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice has selected John “J.R.” Pitsenbarger to fill the vacancy in the Eleventh Senatorial District. He replaces Sen. Greg Boso, R-Nicholas, who resigned Sept. 26. Pitsenbarger is the owner and operator of Pitsenbarger Farms in Nicholas County and has been a ...

Center honors healthcare professionals

BUCKHANNON — The Center for Women’s Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital recently honored several healthcare professionals for the valuable role that they play in women’s healthcare. Honored were Physician Assistant Katherine Keely Burnside; Certified Nurse Midwives: Sarah Hicks, Amanda ...

Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program underway

ELKINS — Needy youngsters in Randolph and surrounding counties may have a cheerier Christmas this year through new toys contributed through the annual United States Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program underway. The annual collection, spearheaded locally by ...

Vintage Theatre Company to perform

ELKINS — For the fifth year in a row, the Vintage Theatre Company’s Rustic Mechanicals will perform a play by William Shakespeare at The Arts Center. This year, the troupe brings their tour of “Julius Caesar.” As one stop on their 2019, “The Abuse of Greatness Tour,” the Rustic ...

Elkins Kiwanis donates to Harman School

HARMAN — Elkins Kiwanis members Mark Armentrout and Rachel Varner presented second-grade Harman School student Hallie Teter and Principal Laura Hawkins a $3,000 check to help with repairs for the elementary playground that was damaged during the recent flood. The Elkins Kiwanis attended ...

Lung injury associated with vaping

The Randolph-Elkins Health Department wants to alert the public to the dangers of possible lung injury associated with E-Cigarettes and Vaping. As of Oct. 3, West Virginia has reported five lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products with no deaths so far in West ...

WV Caring offers volunteer training

PARSONS — West Virginia Caring will host a volunteer training education from 7 - 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Parsons Senior Center in Parsons. Learn about the opportunities to make a difference in our community. This free training session will explain the different areas where you can ...

Davis Medical Center offers No Excuses Mammogram Month

ELKINS — Davis Medical Center is urging women to make an appointment, not an excuse, when it comes to having a mammogram. To make scheduling an appointment easier, they’re reminding people of several features available to women this month and throughout the year. “Mammograms can help ...

Wesleyan graduate named 2019 Beacon Award Finalist

CHARLESTON — Generation West Virginia announces finalists for the prestigious 2019 Beacon Award. Wesleyan graduate Lucy Godwin ’11 was named along with five other young community leaders throughout the state. “The Beacon Award winners are doing the work that needs to be done for their ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along Randolph County Route 219/16, also known as Kumbrabow Road, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday, Oct. 23,, with the exception of the weekend, for paving. This closure will begin at milepost 0.00 and end at milepost ...

B-UMS, company team up for students

BUCKHANNON — Students learn the value of hard work and attention to detail while getting a taste of the career opportunities available to them, with a “behind the scenes” look at one of West Virginia’s oldest family-owned businesses, and one of the largest employers in Upshur ...

Wesleyan College announces upcoming fall open houses

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College will hold Fall Open Houses on the following Saturdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7. These unique and interactive events feature faculty and staff from every major department, admissions and financial aid presentations with a Q&A, lunch with ...

AB honors alumni at Homecoming 2019

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University welcomed hundreds of guests to campus over the Homecoming weekend on Oct. 9-13. The annual celebration hosted a variety of events that featured renowned alumni and honored friends of Alderson Broaddus. The crowning of Homecoming King and Queen ...

Upshur Parish House awarded tax credits

BUCKHANNON — Last month, the Upshur Parish House received notification that $9,250 in tax credits has been awarded for 2019-2020. These tax credits are part of West Virginia’s Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP). Any donor wishing to participate in NIP must make a minimum contribution ...

Levine will deliver Phipps Lecture at D&E

ELKINS — Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University and author of books for adults and children, will deliver the William E. Phipps Religion & Philosophy Interdisciplinary Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Madden Student Center, ...