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FUMC Women set to host annual Fall Bazaar

ELKINS — The annual First United Methodist Church Women’s Fall Bazaar is quickly approaching. The church is located in downtown Elkins at 315 Kerens Ave. The luncheon will be served on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The menu includes: potato and vegetable soup, hot ...

Local church launches new lay academy

ELKINS — Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church recently inaugurated a new adult education initiative, a lay academy free and open to the public. The program offers college-level classes in a variety of subjects every Sunday through Nov. 17. The first course, led by Davis & Elkins College ...

HAS students enjoy bike ride

ELKINS — Highland Adventist School students approve of the new addition to the Allegheny Highlands Bike Trail. Recently, the entire school set out to explore the trail. Part of the group biked to Kerens, while the other part biked or walked from the school’s location on the north side of ...

Coalton Elementary School announces honor roll

Administrators at Coalton Elementary School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Third grade — Ella Bates, Jakayla Bodine, Reed Burdette, DeShaun Chisolm, Lyllian Cooper, ...

WVWC students conduct projects

ELKINS — West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) Biochemistry Professor, Dr. Bruce Anthony, is leading teams of undergraduate students in research related to brain cell development and regeneration. Through support from the Maier Foundation, the WV INBRE program and the WV Division of ...

Dr. Larry Williams retires from practice

BUCKHANNON — As of Oct. 21, a longtime optometrist in Buckhannon, Dr. Larry Williams, has retired from practice. Williams opened his practice on Main Street Buckhannon on Dec. 7, 1978. He partnered with Dr. Ronald George and Dr. Jerry Black, MD, PhD, in 1983, and together they built the ...

Auditions open for D&E winter musical

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College Stage and Screen Department is seeking actors, musicians and dancers for the upcoming musical production “The Apple Tree” by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Auditions are set for 6:30 - 10 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 in Myles Center for the Arts ...

Rehearsals, collections announced for Christmas celebration’s events

PHILIPPI — A Covered Bridge Christmas has two timely announcements to share with the community. The first is a reminder that those who will be singing in the Community Christmas Choir for the Dec. 7 Community Christmas Concert begin their rehearsals soon. Rehearsals are set for Sunday ...

Senator Impact Luncheon set

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College Student Assembly Officers invite business leaders, organization directors and government officials to an information session about Senator Impact on Thursday at Graceland Inn on the Campus of Davis & Elkins College. The luncheon and presentation are ...

D&E College students plan trunk-or-treat activity

ELKINS — A fun and safe Halloween activity is in store for area youth as Davis & Elkins College Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts trunk-or-treat from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Martin Field House. Various decorated stations will be set up for youth to visit and receive ...

Belington Wellness Center to host annual 5K Turkey Trot

BELINGTON — Belington Wellness Center, a division of Barbour Community Health Association announced that they will be holding their 8th annual Turkey Trot on Saturday. Held at Belington Wellness Center, 70 N. Sturmer St., Belington, this 5K run/walk will take place on a mostly flat ...

Santa to arrive in Philippi Dec. 6

PHILIPPI — Santa will make his grand entrance into Philippi as part of the annual Philippi Christmas Parade Dec. 6 beginning at 7 p.m. Children of all ages will want to be on Main Street of Philippi to see how Santa will arrive in the area this year. A long-standing tradition, the ...

Students named to Tygart Valley Middle/High School honor roll

Administrators at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School have announced the names of students who made the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period. Those earning the distinction for the Honor Roll are: Sixth grade — Kelsie Adams, Briella Arbogast, William Avalos, Adam Ayers, Barrett ...

History Alive! program seeking proposals for new characters

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking applications from individuals interested in portraying historical figures for its popular History Alive! program. Portrayals of historically significant people no longer living, from any period of history, are eligible for ...

Downtown sound system installed

ELKINS — If you were downtown during the past week, you may have noticed the City of Elkins’ bucket truck and a team of technicians installing the replacement sound system. The City is assisting the Electronic Specialty Company of Dunbar, West Virginia with the removal of the old system ...

Local doctor achieves honorary degree

ELKINS — Dr. Johanna Fisher Biola, FAAFP, a family physician at Davis Medical Center in Elkins, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the national medical association representing nearly 134,600 family physicians, residents and medical students. The ...

Goins presents program to ESGC on feeding wild birds

ELKINS — Emma Scott Garden Club welcomed Kendall Goins, assistant manager of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Morgantown, to its October meeting for a presentation of safe and inviting methods of feeding wild birds. Various types of feeders were shown which are suitable for specific types ...

Belington native earns doctorate degree

Leslie Olinda Sandridge, daughter of Earl and Teri Sandridge of Belington, recently graduated from Marshal University with a doctorate in management practice in nurse anesthesia. Sandridge is a 2003 graduated of Philip Barbour High School, a 2011 graduate of Davis & Elkins College with ...