Safety fair set in Barbour County

It’s back to school time in Barbour County! Ready or not, here they come!

First of all, let me remind everyone to be on the lookout for those big yellow buses.

They are carrying precious cargo, so take the extra time to stop for the flashing lights and stop signs. The first day of school for students in Barbour County will be Wednesday.

Today there will be a Safety Fair at the Barbour County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Many stations will be available to talk about various kinds of safety. There will also be games, door prizes and demonstrations. I hope to see you there!

Dog Tales will take place today from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Philippi Public Library. This is a reading program with Mountaineer Therapy Dogs.

If you are at the Belington Library today, stop in and participate in their Genealogy Club from 9 a.m. – noon. They have many resources available, including collected family histories, cemetery readings, grave records, books and much more.

Also today, there will be a community wide yard sale in the Mount Liberty area. Spaces will be available at the Community Building and they will also be having a hot dog sale. There will also be various yard sales at homes throughout the


Upcoming food handlers’ classes in Barbour County include: Tuesday at New Beginnings Church in Kasson and Tuesday at Barbour County Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the class begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening. If u have any questions, call 304-457-1670.

Again at the Philippi Library, there will be a West Virginia Correctional Officer Test from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday.

The cancer support group will have its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Friday at the Medallion Restaurant. All cancer survivors, their families and those currently fighting the battle are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Deanna at 304-457-2684.

Virginia Wolfe will be in Philippi at the Library from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday for a chance to “Meet Your Local Artist.” She will be demonstrating “Bunka Art.”

Belington Public Library has a Children’s Story Hour at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Kids are welcome to come out and hear a story while enjoying snacks.

Looking ahead, the annual Davis Run For It 5-K will be held on Sept. 27 in Davis. Belington Public Library is looking for runners and walkers to support the library by participating on their team this year. Librarian Tammy Smith says that donations are especially important this year, as the library’s state funding has been cut. Registration for this race is just $10. If you would like to help, stop by the library to register or to make a donation.

The Golden Rule building has been a local landmark in Belington for many years. It is in need of some repair, and there is a local group raising money to purchase the building and see to it that it can once again be a thriving part of town. The group meets every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the red building near the red light in Belington. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ideas and be a unified front in this endeavor. Come out and support this project and bring a friend. For more information, contact Terri Kittle at 304-823-1531.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, give me a call at 304-823-2539, or send me an email at I love hearing from you!

Until next time: August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations are important throughout life, not just in childhood.