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Phil Gainer Community Center’s closing has allowed renovation time

ELKINS — Although the Phil Gainer Community Center has been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the downtime has allowed officials to proceed with renovations and upgrades to the facility. “If there was something good that came of this, it was that we were able to ...

Fireworks event planned for Labor Day canceled

ELKINS — The collaborative group that includes the Randolph County Commission, Elkins City Council, the Elkins and Beverly mayors, Elkins Main Street and the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber have decided to cancel the Fireworks that were being planned for Labor Day weekend. “While having ...

Updated info released regarding unsolicited foreign seeds

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) released the following update regarding unsolicited foreign seeds: “The WVDA is working in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) to properly track, as ...

Elkins native’s artwork on display

WARDENSVILLE — An Elkins native’s artwork is currently on display in an exhibit at Grasshopper Gallery. Kelly McQuain’s art will be featured in the exhibit at the gallery, located at the Lost River Trading Post in Wardensville, through Aug.14. McQuain grew up surrounded by the lush ...

Iapaluccis receive Barbour Chamber’s Directors Award

Dr. Ted Barry president of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, presented the 2019 Directors Award to Allison and Victor Iapalucci during a recent board meeting of the Barbour County Board of Education. Assisting with the presentation is Jeff Woofter, who is superintendent of schools and ...

Road Closures

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Harp Road 925 in Randolph County, also known as the Jacob Harper Cemetery Road, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, for a culvert replacement. This project will occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at milepost 0.02. Special accommodations ...

Swecker selected for scholarship

MILL CREEK — Tyrand Cooperative Ministries Inc. has selected Destiny Swecker as a recipient of a scholarship from the Edwin Bryon and Elva Mary Humphreys Memorial Scholarship Trust that is held at the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia. Edwin Humphreys’ desire in creating the ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Reunions

LEE: The family of Babe and Mary Lee will not host the family reunion this summer because of the Covid 19 virus. Instead, the family will host a virtual reunion via Zoom at 4 p.m. today. Participants will need a smart phone, a tablet or a computer, all with internet access. The link will be ...

Pullen named VIP at St. Joseph’s Hospital

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital recently honored Becky Pullen with the Valued Inspired Person Award (VIP) for the hospital. Pullen is the Unit Secretary for Emergency and Outpatient Services. Pullen’s co-workers say she exhibits the values of hospitality, interdependence and ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Manchin, Capito applaud funding

CHARLESTON — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the allocation of $6 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our small ...

Barbour Chamber taps Members of the Month

Town & Country Chrysler Dodge Ram and Barb’s Restaurant, both in Belington, are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in July. Barbara Weaver is the owner of Barb’s Restaurant and Roger Bolton is the owner of Town and Country Chrysler, which sells new and used ...

Blood screenings set in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur will hold blood screenings by appointment only on Saturdays beginning July 18th. The screenings will be held at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Basic blood profile tests will be offered at $35; with additional ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of Randolph County Route 39/2, also known as Mud Run, near Mill Creek at milepost 0.18, approximately 0.18 miles east of the intersection of CR 39/2 and CR 39, Back Road. The roadway will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7 ...

Ware to assume the position of Spiritual Life Coordinator

BUCKHANNON — The Resident Bishop of the West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, Sandra Steiner Ball, and West Virginia Wesleyan College President, Joel Thierstein, are pleased to announce that West Virginia Wesleyan graduate, Caitlin Ware, will serve as West Virginia Wesleyan ...

New plants decorate Vietnam Veterans Park

PHILIPPI — Adding more color to Philippi and welcoming people to the downtown area is the two-fold purpose of the newest plantings by the Philippi Beautification Volunteers. From a truckload of new soil for the planting area in the Vietnam Veterans Park across from the Barbour County ...

FBGC announces Red, White and Blue Yard of the Month

BUCKHANNON — Fred Brooks Garden Club is looking for Buckhannon’s best Red, White and Blue yard. In addition to the regular district winners in July, the garden club will recognize one Buckhannon yard for its use of red, white and blue. As usual, yards should be neat and trimmed, with ...

Road Closure

The Division of Highways has announced the temporary closure of traffic along County Route 219/12 in Tucker County, also known as Fork Mountain, on June 24-25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for paving. This closure will begin at milepost 0.00 and end at milepost 0.26. Special accommodations ...