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Memorial bench placed at Teter Lake in Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County! Summer might have gotten off to a cool, rainy start, but this past week sure has made up for it! Last weekend, the temperatures were in the 90’s. I sure was glad to see the rain come again and cool things back down a bit!

When you fish at Teter Lake, you might notice a new addition. Christine Moore donated a memorial bench in memory of her husband, Terry W. Moore. He passed away almost 10 years ago, but “Cheese Point” was his favorite spot to catch fish. The memorial bench was put in place by members of the Teter Creek Neighborhood Watch. So next time you are trying to catch “the big one,” sit a spell and remember the good old days when Terry probably would have joined you there.

Aqua Zumba happens every Saturday morning at the Philippi City Pool at 10 a.m.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on Aug. 1 at the Market Place in Philippi. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m., with the class starting at 6 p.m. The cost for a state wide card is $20, and a Barbour County card is $10. Cards are valid for two years. For more information, call Sanitarian Bill Nestor, at the Barbour County Health Dept. at (304) 457-1670.

In addition to the monthly classes, the Barbour County Health Department has a weekly Food Service Worker test that will be given every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the health department.

The Junior 7th Annual Ride 2 Dive ATV/UTV benefit will take place on Aug. 4. Registration is from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., with the last riders leaving at 10 a.m. Food will be served from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., with raffles announced at 5 p.m. This is always a good day of riding, fun, food, prizes and fellowship. Don’t forget the most important part, and that is the support of the Junior Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds go toward the upkeep, training, equipment and maintenance of their scuba dive team. The ride will consist of more than 50 miles through three counties.

Teter Creek Lake Neighborhood Watch will be having an ATV Poker Run on Aug. 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the ride beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-registration will be on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Belington Shop N Save, and on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Philippi Shop N Save. If you pre-register, the cost is $15 for a couple and $5 for individual. Registration on the day of the event will be $25 per couple and $15 for individual. For more information, contact Jeannie at 304- 823-2096.

School begins for students in Barbour County on Aug. 14. I would like to wish students and teachers a very good year.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, give me a call at (304) 614-7782. You can also send me an email to sharris@theintermountain.com. I love hearing from you!

Until next time: “Let today be the start of something new.”