Barbour County residents are preparing to step into spring

Hello from Barbour County!

Congratulations to Belington mayor Matt Ryan.

The race for mayor was a close one this year, so a recount was requested to be sure of the votes. As a result of the recount, a tie was announced, so numbers were drawn, and Mayor Ryan will continue to serve for another two years.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on March 27 at the Market Place in Philippi. Registration begins at 5:15 pm, 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 2 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 a weekly Food Service Worker test that will be given every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the health department.

The Mt. Liberty Community will be having a West Virginia-themed painting fundraiser on April 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the community building. The class will be $40 per person, refreshments will be sold and there will also be a basket raffle.

In honor of National Public Health Week, the Barbour County Health Department will be having open house on April 2, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Stop by for some refreshments, door prizes, and information on their many programs available.

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Women’s Aid In Crisis will be hosting a fun filled day at the Belington Civic Center on April 13 from noon until 2 p.m. Come out and enjoy ice cream, a bouncy house, and games. All Barbour County children are invited to join this free event, which is sponsored by WAIC, the Belington Parks and Recreation Committee, the Barbour County Family Resource Center, and Allegheny Highlands Parents as Teachers.

The Phillip Barbour High School boys basketball team will once again be “egging” yards this Easter as a fund raiser for the team. The cost is $25 and include 48 eggs filled with goodies, and one special egg. If you would like a yard egged, contact Marcus Johnson at (304) 625-1687, or Robin Humphreys at (304) 614-5481 by April 17.

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

You can also send me an email to sharris@theintermountain.com. I love hearing from you!

Until next time: “Be less worried about who you could offend, and more worried about who you could inspire.”