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ABU student receives scholarship

PHILIPPI — Five thousand dollars was awarded to Levi Summe from the Appalachian College Association (ACA) for his senior research project on Northern saw-whet owls. Summe is a natural resource management major with a minor in biology at Alderson Broaddus University, an ACA-affiliated ...

Understanding the appropriate use of antibiotics

ELKINS — Antibiotic Awareness is promoted during the month of November and Davis Medical Center is participating in Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and Activities to help improve antibiotic prescribing and use in their facilities and communities. The Stewardship Efforts help educate both ...

Local writer releases memoir

Writer/puppeteer Linda Zimmer announces the release of her memoir, “Playing With Memory: Lighting up Dementia Care with Music, Nature and a Very Special Poodle,” published by Year of the Book Press Author and journalist Sue Halpern says, “Linda Zimmer has done something rare here. ...

Weather hampers fall leaf collection

ELKINS — Once again fall leaf pick-up has presented the city of Elkins with challenges. The wet weather, late leaf fall, reduced work force and availability of only one leaf truck has slowed the progress of leaf collection. Officials continue to work as quickly as they can; however, if you ...

City gardens provide food for dinner baskets

BUCKHANNON — Many area families will enjoy some locally-grown sweet potatoes in their Christmas dinner baskets from the Parish House this year. Those beautiful green vines many marveled at in the city planters were sweet potato plants, and they produced over 800 pounds of potatoes this ...

Garden Market offers activities

PHILIPPI — Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 provides a great opportunity not only to support the local economy, but to get to know your neighbors, as well. Looking for a special and meaningful gift for family and friends this holiday season? The Barbour County Community Garden Market ...

Time for annual furnace and appliance inspections

CLARKSBURG — As the holiday season approaches and cold weather is forecasted, Dominion Energy West Virginia reminds customers that an annual inspection of furnaces and other natural gas appliances by a qualified, reputable contractor, can help ensure their home is safe, comfortable and energy ...

Turkey Trot supports local community

BELINGTON — Belington area residents broke in their running shoes recently at the seventh-annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Belington Wellness Center. All proceeds are divided between two organizations in Barbour County — the Heart & Hand House and the Belington Presbyterian ...

Good Samaritan offering outpatient therapy

BELINGTON — Good Samaritan Society — Barbour County recently announced it can now add outpatient therapy to its list of services offered to seniors. In October 2018, the location was awarded permission from the West Virginia Health Care Authority for the provision of outpatient therapy ...

Garden Club learns about Southern Italy

ELKINS — The Emma Scott Garden club met on Nov. 12 at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church and began with a program by Bonnie Branciaroli about the gardens of Southern Italy. Bonnie and her husband Mark spent two months in Italy earlier this year and presented a “travelogue” of ...

Program offered at senior center

ELKINS — Persons with diabetes are invited and encouraged to enroll in the upcoming LifeSkills program which will be held at the Randolph County Senior Center in Elkins. Classes are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, and 9 a.m. Dec. 18. The classes are two hours each. The Davis ...

Philippi Library host book club

PHILIPPI— The Philippi Public Library will host The Great American Read Book Club featuring “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott at 6 p.m. Nov. 25. The book was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. “We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publishing of the ...

Pilgrim’s Moorefield Fresh Plant employees honored

MOOREFIELD — Donna Ketterman has been honored as the August 2018 Team Member of the Month for the Pilgrim’s Moorefield fresh plant. Ketterman works in the evisceration department on day shift and has worked for the company since June 2016. “Donna has good attendance and very ...

Photographer selected for Cortland Acres honor

THOMAS — Vickie Clutter of Clarksburg was selected by Cortland Acres Foundation of Tucker County to have her photo “Morning on the Old Farm” hung on a 40-inch by 60-inch canvas and displayed at Cortland Acres, Blackwater unit. Cortland Acres in collaboration with the Tucker County ...

Chamber prepares for Christmas parade

ELKINS — The holiday season is quickly approaching and the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the Annual Christmas Parade and Santa Visits. The parade is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Elkins, and features the theme “A Holly Jolly ...

DMC and Broaddus Hospital receive national recognition

ELKINS — Nov. 15 was National Rural Health Day, and both Davis Medical Center and Broaddus Hospital have been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspective, ...

WVDEP announces 2019 Stream Partners Grants

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced the recipients of the 2019 Stream Partners Grants. The West Virginia Stream Partners Program is a cooperative effort between the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Natural Resources, Division of ...