Communities

Harman School names students to honor roll

Administrators at Harman School have announced the names of students who made the principal’s list (3.5 - greater) and honor roll (3.00 - 3.49) for the 1 semester grading period. Those earning the distinction for principal’s list are: Twelfth grade — Kyle Clements, Claytan Huffman, ...

BCHA receives grant from DHHS

Barbour Community Health Association recently announced it has acquired a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address substance abuse as a part of the $35 million awarded to agencies in West Virginia. This funding has come through the Substance Abuse and Mental ...

Nash named to President’s List

MORGANTOWN — Brooke Nash of Elkins has been named to the President’s List at West Virginia University for the fall 2018 semester. Nash is a freshman majoring in dental hygiene.

Groundhog Day feed planned

ROCK CAVE — The Central Upshur Lions Club would like to invite everyone to bank the fire, dust off the snow and come on out to the 29th annual groundhog feed fundraising brunch from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, at the Banks District Volunteer Fired Department/Community ...

Bordas & Bordas donates to Ronald McDonald House

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The law firm of Bordas & Bordas has donated a total of $33,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh in conjunction with the firm’s Pittsburgh Steelers partnership for the 2018-2019 season. A check presentation was held prior to the Steelers’ ...

CASRI celebrates partnerships and progress at conference in November

ELKINS — In November, the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI), with financial support from The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Central Appalachians program and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, held the ‘Partnerships for Connectivity’ conference at the Canaan ...

Former Elkins resident releases second cookbook

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Elkins High School and West Virginia Wesleyan graduate Bambi Frazier has released her second cookbook, titled “Better Bites II.” Her first cookbook, which was the first in her “Better Bites” series, was released in the winter of 2014. However, these cookbooks ...

Furloughed federal employees can apply for benefits

Federal employees affected by the government shutdown in West Virginia may apply for unemployment benefits throughout WorkForce West Virginia. Affected workers are encouraged to apply by visiting workforcewv.org. Applicants may also visit their local WorkForce Office for additional support ...

Blackwater Rehab celebrates success

THOMAS — The Blackwater Short-term Rehab Center, an extension of Cortland Acres, hosted a Going Home Party to celebrate the successful completion of rehabilitation of four residents. Following weeks of hard work to overcome physical obstacles, each resident completed individual treatment ...

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School announces honor roll

BUCKHANNON — Administrators at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the 3.5-3.9 Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Alyssa Abel, Hailey Aegan, Zackary Alderman, ...

Flu shots available

ELKINS — Chairman of the Board of Health Judy Guye urges Randolph citizens to get their flu shot. Peak influenza occurs from December through February, but there can be influenza activity up until May. The influenza virus is among the most likely to create significant epidemics in humans. ...

Purple Majesties host January luncheon

ELKINS — Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats hosted its January luncheon Jan. 14 at Graceland Restaurant. Queen Mother BJ McKenzie presided over the meeting. Duchesses for the event included Charlotte Thomas, Gerri Rosencrance and Patsy Roberts. After a short business meeting Queen BJ asked ...

New board members welcomed at ERCC

ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center brings in the New Year with three new board members and each brings extensive experience in the healthcare field. ERCC’s newly appointed members are: Sandra Elza, Terri Phipps and Chad Shoemaker. Elza has served as chief executive ...

Elkins Middle School names students to honor roll

ELKINS — Administrators at Elkins Middle School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Isaac A. Agee, Isaac Anger, Rhyleigh J. Arbogast, Tyler J. Arbogast, ...

SJMH diabetic education classes set

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital has scheduled (SJMH) a 6-week series of diabetes education classes, which will be held through Feb. 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. each day at the Arbors, 401 John Street, in Weston. Two Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital staff members — Population Health ...

Nominations Welcomed for Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame

PHILIPPI — The Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame Committee reminds citizens that the nomination window for the Hall’s third class of honorees is now open and will close on Feb. 15. The HOF Class of 2019 will include up to six selections who will join the current 18 members from the ...

Project Life Change rising to new heights

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department is poised to begin the winter session of Project Life Change on Monday, Jan. 28, and help participants rise to new heights in health. Completing its sixth year, the free program is made possible through a grant by the ...

Augusta Center square dance season to begin

ELKINS — The Mountain Dance Trail of Augusta Heritage Center is kicking off its seventh season of community square dances across West Virginia this January. The first local dance of the new year is set for Friday in the Creative Commons in Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins ...

Shimizu makes Dean’s List

TOPEKA, KS — Washburn University has announced its fall 2018 Dean’s List honorees. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 to 3.99. Dean’s List honorees include Holly Shimizu of ...

Philippi Main Street calls for artists for annual Art Stroll

PHILIPPI — Members of Philippi Main Street’s Art Stroll Committee hosted the first planning meeting for this year’s annual Art Stroll which will be April 26 from 5-8 p.m. in business sites throughout downtown Philippi. The committee is calling for artists and businesses who want to ...