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Teen summit applications available

Youth Leadership Association Entrepreneurship Summit is open to high school students of all ages. Student participants will spend a week at the Horseshoe Leadership Center developing their entrepreneurship, leadership, and communication skills. The summit prepares teens to fulfill their ...

Upshur County Schools Menu

The following is next week’s menus for Upshur County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, assorted cereals, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; lunch — Popcorn chicken, oven fries, broccoli with cheese, sliced peaches, whole wheat roll, fresh ...

March is Social Work Month

BELINGTON — Mountain Hospice is helping celebrate Social Work Month in March and the beginning of a new decade with the theme “Social Workers: Generations Strong” and activities design to honor the positive contributions of social workers over generations. The Social Work Month campaign ...

Purple Majesties Red Hats host luncheon

ELKINS — The Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats held their monthly luncheon March 9 at Mama Mia’s Restaurant in Elkins. The event was hosted by Duchesses Sherri White, Diane Wade and Lois Matlick. Thank you, ladies, for a lovely St. Patrick’s Day themed luncheon. After a short business ...

The Health Plan will waive costs for COVID-19 testing

WHEELING—The Health Plan announced today it will cover the cost of copays, co-insurance, and deductibles for COVID-19 testing for all Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business when recommended by a medical professional. “Our exclusive independent lab provider, LabCorp is making ...

Randolph County Schools Menu

The following is next week’s menus for Randolph County Schools’ breakfasts and lunches: Monday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs and toast, whole wheat cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice and milk; Lunch — Cook’s choice, fresh fruit, garden bar and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Fruit strudel, ...

Employees honored at Pilgrim’s plant

MOOREFIELD — Jenise Wolfe has been honored as the November 2019 Team Member of the Month for the Pilgrim’s Moorefield fresh plant. Wolfe works in the Dapec 2 department on day shift and has worked for the company since May 7, 2007. “Jenise gives 110% every day and shows initiative by ...

WVHCA evaluating visitation restrictions

CHARLESTON — With the emergence of data reflecting a disproportionate impact on our elderly, especially those with existing chronic illnesses, the West Virginia Health Care Association reports nursing homes and assisted living facilities are evaluating new recommendations that would limit ...

Miss Elkins Area competition crowns winners

ELKINS — The fourth annual Miss Elkins Area competition crowned five new winners at the official Miss America local preliminary competition March 7 at the Gandy Dancer Theater in Elkins. The winners are now eligible to advance to the Miss West Virginia and the Miss West Virginia’s ...

Leight awarded Appalachian College Association Faculty Fellowship

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Susan Leight, professor of nursing and director of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s School of Nursing and the MSN and DNP programs, has been awarded a $15,000 Faculty Fellowship from the Appalachian College Association. The Fellowship is in support of Leight’s ...

Church offering Shakespeare course

The Lay Academy of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church will offer a course on Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” plays led by Davis & Elkins College Professor Emeritus Robert McCutcheon for several weeks this spring. Over the years, McCutcheon has led classes at the church in major ...

Walk-in clinic expanding hours

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital’s PromptCare Walk-In Clinic has expanded its hours for patients effective this week. It will now be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The PromptCare Clinic is located in the main hospital’s Emergency Department. The clinic provides ...

WVHC seeking grant applications

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations for its upcoming April 1 minigrant deadline. Humanities Council minigrants support projects that request $1,500 or less, including small projects, single events, lectures, small museum ...

Film shot locally to screen in Elkins

The global film “Dancing Joy,” a movie that was partially filmed in Elkins and features three local dance groups, will host its West Virginia premiere at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Science Center, Room 400, at Davis & Elkins College. Everyone is invited to attend this free private ...

WVWC set to offer ‘Immunity on-a-Chip’ lecture

BUCKHANNON — Dr. Rebecca Pompano, assistant professor of chemistry and biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, will present “Immunity on-a-Chip” on Friday at 7 p.m. at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Sponsored by the West Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium ...

Social Justice Week planned at WVWC

BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College and the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development (CCE) is hosting the 14th annual Social Justice Week on campus, March 12-21. The week will begin Friday, March 13, with a showing of “Inside/Outside,” a film about women and ...

Friends of Blackwater praises passage of bill

The conservation group Friends of Blackwater recently praised the passage of Senate Bill 517, which creates a State Parks and Recreation Endowment Fund. The bill provides “the opportunity for citizens and residents of the state to invest in the future of its state parks, state forests, ...

Philippi Library celebrates Dr. Seuss

Philippi Public Library will host a special Saturday Story Time from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday featuring stories by writer Theodore Seuss Geisel, known to millions as Dr. Seuss. The Story Time will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday month with cupcakes, stories and a craft. Building with Magnets ...

Randolph-Elkins Health Department offers coronavirus info

ELKINS — There are currently no confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in West Virginia or surrounding states. (There has been a confirmed case in Maryland.) However, this is a rapidly evolving national situation and the Randolph-Elkins Health Department (REHD) is prepared to ...