Wintery cold weather has descended upon Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County! I trust that you all have had a good year so far.

One can’t help but wonder what the following days will bring to 2018.

I hope that it’s a good year for us all.

One hot topic around the area has been the bitterly cold weather.

That was interrupted by some springlike temperatures, but I’m afraid it was short-lived and winter is still here.

The Barbour County cancer support group will have their monthly meeting on Jan. 19 at 11: a.m. at the Medallion Restaurant in Philippi.

This is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family members.

For more information, call Deanna at (304) 457-2684.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on February 1 at the Market Place in Philippi. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m., with the class starting at 6 p.m. The cost for a state wide card is $20, and a Barbour County card is $10. Cards are valid for two years. For more information, call Sanitarian Bill Nestor at the Barbour County Health Dept. at (304) 457-1670.

In addition to the monthly classes, the Barbour County Health Department has started a weekly Food Service Worker test that will be given every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the health department. Prices and cards are the same, but if you can’t make it to the classes, this gives you another option.

Barbour County Schools will be having pre-school and kindergarten registration on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Philip Barbour High School Auxiliary Gym. Make up snow day will be Feb. 9.

Looking ahead, Barbour County Winter Fair will be held March 2 and 3 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Belington Volunteer Fire Department. If you would like to set up a craft/vendor table, the cost is only $10. For more information, call (304) 669-6833.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, give me a call at (304) 614-7782.

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Until next time: Don’t look back and ask why. Look forward and ask, why not?