Vacation Bible Schools in session across Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County! June arrived, and with it came cooler weather. It doesn’t seem like June, but that’s OK. There’s nothing we can do about the weather, and I like it when it’s not so hot.

The hummingbirds are back! You may remember that I wrote recently that I haven’t been seeing hummingbirds this year. The past week, they’ve been back in full swing, so I don’t know if they got a late start this year, but it’s good to see them again.

Many in the county are saying “see you later” to Sparkman Yeager this week. He lived a full life to almost 102 years of age. Years ago, he ran the “5 and dime” store in town, and many will remember him fondly. Condolences go out to his family and many friends. I can’t imagine living that long, and it’s something that not many people are able to do. Just imagine all of the many things he has seen over the years and the progress made in his lifetime. When I hear of someone living to be over 100, I always wonder if he honored his parents. Ephesians 6:2&3 “Honor thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”

School is out for the summer, but Vacation Bible School is open for attendance all across the county.

Everyone is invited to VBS at the Belington Church of Christ June 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm., and June 17-20 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. They will close the week out on June 21 with a picnic at the Belington City Park at 6 p.m. The theme of the week is “The Armor of God” and all ages are invited to attend.

The Concord Community Church is also having VBS, June 18-21, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. every evening. The theme will be “In The Wild.” The church is located on the Talbott Road, 3 miles south of Belington.

Also, from June 19-21, there will be VBS at Shiloh Church of the Brethren, beginning at 6 p.m. The theme will be “Miracles of Jesus”. All children are welcome to attend.

The Barbour County cancer support group will have their monthly meeting on June 21 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.

Southern Baptist Church in Philippi will be having VBS, June 23-27 from 6 p.m. -8 p.m. The theme is “In The Wild”, and all children ages 4 years old to eighth grade are welcome.

The Mikey Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund will be having a 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament and Chicken Burn on June 29 at the Belington Fire Department. Registration starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call (304) 823-2991.

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

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16: “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.”