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Autumn is in the air in Barbour County, and conditions are dry

Hello from Barbour County! Fall is in the air, and how do we do fall in this area? Forest Festival! Barbour County has several girls who are princesses this year, and I would like to wish all of the royal court a very happy time and congratulations. This will be an unforgettable time in your lives!

Weather conditions around the area has been very dry. We are really needing rain, and our Gov. Jim Justice has issued a burn ban for this dry period.

Today there will be a Chicken Roast in Industrial Park in Belington, near the Edge. Chicken should be done around 11 a.m., and the cost is only $8. All proceeds go to the Philip Barbour baseball team.

Anyone who would like to join the Create Philippi team in helping to decorate a light pole for Halloween can meet on Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Courthouse lawn.

American Legion Post 44 is inviting all veterans to come out for a free breakfast on Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Medallion Restaurant in Philippi.

The Barbour County cancer support group will have their monthly meeting on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Medallion Restaurant in Philippi. This is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family members. For more information, call Deanna at (304) 457-2684.

Mt. Liberty Community will be having the annual Fall Festival on Oct. 19. This is always a good time to see old friends and maybe make some new ones. Look for signs between Belington and Philippi near Poling’s Store.

There will be a bingo on Oct. 20 at the Belington Fire Department Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the games start at 2 p.m. There will be a large variety of prizes including: primitive items, Pioneer Woman, Christmas items, name brand purses, a TV, and more. This is to benefit the Strutters Baton and Dance Team. There will also be vendors set up for the day. For information, call (304) 614-6614.

Looking ahead, the annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run at the Belington Wellness Center is always the first Saturday in November. (How are we planning for November already?) Mark your calendar for No. 2 and trot on over to participate.

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

I just found out today that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. May I urge you that if your partner is violent toward you, that is not love. He or she may not hit you, but if they belittle, yell, make you feel worthless or like you have to watch everything you say or do so their temper doesn’t explode… that is not love. Please for the safety and sanity of you (and your children, if you have any) get out. Seek help and don’t go back. For help or information, call Women’s Aid in Crisis at 304-636-8433 or 304-457-5020.

Until next time: A house where you do not feel safe is not a home.