Morels spotted, several activities slated

Hello from Barbour County! I sure have been enjoying spring so far. Ramps are up, morel mushrooms have been spotted, mud is drying up, birds are singing and the list could go on. The countdown has begun for the last day of school by students and teachers alike.

Belington EMS would like to thank everyone who came out for the 5K race last Saturday. There were around 55 walkers/runners for the event. They also had much appreciated support from the fire and police departments in helping with traffic control. A big thank you to Missy Kaiser for making sure the times were accurate as the runners came across the finish line. Thanks also to Shelley Starkey with helping to plan the race.

The weather was beautiful and the walk along the river was very nice. The river looked very calming and peaceful. May I encourage you to please not throw trash out along the roads. Someone, somewhere has to pick it up. It’s also very disrespectful. Please, let’s do our part to keep our county clean.

Lots of people came out last weekend for a cleanup day in Belington. Flowers were planted, a fence was installed and it looks like a lot was accomplished in the spring clean up for the town.

The City of Philippi has set the week of May 6 – May 10 as their “Cleanup Week” for those living within the city limits. The pickup schedule will follow the normal weekly garbage route. All residents are asked to have items placed at the curb with their regular garbage.

BC Bank is having a raffle to benefit Relay for Life. There are lots of prizes to be won. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the bank and the drawing will be May 22.

Animal Friends of Barbour County is having a Longaberger Basket Bingo on May 5 at the Junior Fire Hall with the doors opening at 1 p.m. For questions, or to make reservations, call Melissa at 457-3027.

The Geneology Club will have their monthly meeting at Belington Public Library on May 11 at 10 a.m. Guest speaker this month will be Kim Booth Fetter, who will be showing how to navigate around The library will open at 9 a..m., with the meeting starting at 10 a.m.

Painting in the library is finished and soon-to-be-installed carpet will make renovations complete. The library is looking very nice. Stop by and take a look at the new and improved facilities.

Belington Shop N Save will be having a karaoke contest on May 11 from 1-3 p.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Come out for a time of family, food, fun and entertainment.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in the Inter-Mountain, give me a call at 823-2539. I love hearing from you!

Until next time… One of life’s greatest jobs: Motherhood. Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is May 12.