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ELKINS — Students at Highland Adventist School have completed installation of a butterfly garden on the school’s five-acre campus on the north edge of Elkins. The school received a $2,000 grant from the Loma Linda University EXSEED STEM education grant program for the project. ...

Wesleyan grad named senior vice president at PSCU

BUCKHANNON — Kevin Spear, a 1976 West Virginia Wesleyan College graduate and the current Finance Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, has been named senior vice president of service delivery at PSCU. This is Spear’s second round at PSCU, as he was previously in charge of Client ...

Santa Claus visits Chamber Christmas Party

Santa’s annual visit to the Family Christmas Party of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce was again welcomed with enthusiasm by the parents and children of Chamber members and their employees. This year’s gala was held at the Medallion Restaurant where professional magician Magic ...

DMC commits to new Tobacco-Free Campus policy

ELKINS — Davis Medical Center announced plans to implement a new tobacco-free policy. Leaders say the new policy reflects Davis Health System’s mission: “Bringing Better Health to Life.” “We are eliminating tobacco-use on our campus to provide a healthy and safe environment for ...

Railroad, Barbour County EMS recognized

The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, doing business as Mountain Rail Adventures, and the Barbour County Emergency Squad are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in December. Lars Byrne is the senior dispatcher for the D&GVRR. Rob Jones is the director of ...

McCollam tells D&E students ‘You get what you order’

ELKINS — In a message sprinkled with humor and wisdom, Missy McCollam encouraged Davis & Elkins College graduates to work hard, spread kindness and build resilience. The Old Brick Playhouse Executive Director served as the featured speaker for the 2019 Summer and Fall Graduates ...

Mrs. Claus to visit the Philippi library

PHILIPPI — On Saturday, Mrs. Claus will visit the Philippi Public Library for Christmas Story Time with Mrs. Claus from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “We know it is a very busy season at the North Pole,” said Library Director Judy Buckner Larry, “so we feel very special that Mrs. Claus ...

Farmland Protection Board accepting applications

Upshur County Farmland Protection Board is currently receiving applications for conservation easements. Applications must be received by Jan. 1, 2020 in order to be considered for the upcoming funding cycle. The purpose of the Farmland Protection Program is to preserve land for farm use, ...

Philippi Public Library to offer Christmas Open House

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will host a Christmas Open House on Dec. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. “We welcome the public to the library for some Christmas cookies, wassail, and Christmas cheer and we hope that they will stay for the stories and lovely music during ‘Here We Come ...

Alderson Broaddus to celebrate inaugural First-Generation Student Day

PHILIPPI — Alderson Broaddus University will host its inaugural First-Generation Student Day from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday at Hamer Campus Center. This celebration is part of a nationwide campaign to honor students who are the first in their families to attend college and celebrate the ...

Club finishes Christmas Swags

BUCKHANNON — The Fred Brooks Garden Club met Nov. 25 at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church for their annual Christmas Swag making activity. Club members make Christmas Swags each year to donate as decorations for the County Courthouse, County Annex building, the Post Office, the ...

Senior program director named

HURRICANE — The Center for Rural Health Development (The Center) is excited to announce that Elaine Darling, former Senior Program Manager of West Virginia Immunization Network, will now fill the role as Senior Program Director for the nonprofit organization. Darling has a wide range of ...

Parker to serve as regional recruiter for Wesleyan College

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College graduate D’andrew Parker, class of 2012, will serve the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas as the college’s first regional recruiter in over a decade. Parker will work directly with Dr. Robert Quarles, director of Multicultural Programs and ...

Community Christmas Banquet scheduled in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — Coordinators for the Free Annual Community Christmas Banquet are finalizing details for the event. Christmas dinner will be served from noon – 1:30 p.m. in Engle Hall at Chapel Hill UM Church on Kanawha Street in Buckhannon. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. The dinner will ...

Fred Brooks Garden Club hosts speakers

BUCKHANNON — The Fred Brooks Garden club has enjoyed an informative fall with the offerings of two guest speakers — JoAnna Webb at the September meeting and club member Libby Randall at the October meeting. JoAnna Webb spoke to the club at the Sept. 16 meeting about the care and ...

Pajama Story Time planned

PHILIPPI — The Philippi Public Library will host Pajama Story Time and Stuffed Animal Sleepover from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday. The children are invited to wear their PJ’s to the library for a story hour and craft. Then they will tuck in their stuffed animal friends for a sleepover. The ...

‘A Madcap Christmas Carol’ announced in Philippi

PHILIPPI — “A Madcap Christmas Carol,” adapted by Dylan Shelton and produced by Madcap Puppets, will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wanderlust at 17 N. Main S., Philippi. A nominal admission fee will be charged. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during ...