Hooked on Fishing event is today

Brrr … chilly greetings from Barbour County! It’s not just Barbour County though. As I write this, I know the whole area has been cooler than normal. I don’t mind. It will be hot soon enough.

I hope all of the mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Even though it was chilly, we went to Teter Lake, and I enjoyed a nice walk halfway around the lake. It sure was relaxing. If you haven’t been there, I recommend that you go by sometime. The lake is stocked and the view is beautiful.

There will be a first-ever Hooked on Fishing event at the Belington Reservoir from 8 a.m. to noon today. This is for ages 4-14 and is sponsored by the Belington Police Department. Bring the kids out for fishing, games and food. I hope to see you there!

Also today, there will be a ramp dinner from 2-6 p.m. at the Union Community Building. The price is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The dinner will consist of beans, ham, fried potatoes with ramps, cornbread, apple sauce and desserts. Johnny Daugherty will be there at 6 p.m. for singing.

Spring is a time when lots of folks do some extra cleaning. If you have any items that you want to get rid of, mark your calendars for June 8. That’s that date that Belington has set for its annual citywide yard sale.

There will be a flyier with yard sales listed throughout the area. If you want your yard sale listed, pick up a form at Freedom Bank or City Hall. Yard sale spaces are also available at the Freedom Bank. Contact Terri Kittle at 304-823-1792 for more information.

While you are doing your spring cleaning, if you have any good used books that you don’t need, please consider donating them to the Belington Public Library. It will be having a book sale on June 8, so donations are being accepted at this time.

Coaching contracts for middle school sports were officially reinstated at the Board of Education meeting this week. This was a result of the tremendous effort put forth by those who cared enough to do something in the community instead of just sitting by and letting the sports programs be stopped. Thank you to all those who worked hard on this endeavor.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, feel free to give me a call at 304-823-2539.

Until next time: A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition!