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New year beginning on the right foot in Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County! The days are flying by, and the first month of the year is almost finished already.

Diecast Dragsters will be having a Hotwheels Race on Jan. 26. Registration begins at 1 p.m., with the race starting at 2 p.m. Come on out and have some fun.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on Feb. 4 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 Department 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.

Animal Friends of Barbour County will be hosting a Sweetheart Bingo on Feb. 7 at the VFW in Belington. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come on out and support the animals. The grand prize will be a Stihl chain saw.

Mark your calendars. Barbour County Pre-school and Kindergarten Registration will take place at Philip Barbour High School Auxiliary Gym on Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please bring a state certified birth certificate, up to date immunization record, physical and dental screening record, as well as income verification. In case of a snow date, the alternate date will be Feb. 28, at the same time and place. If you have any questions, call Connie Mundy at (304) 457-3030.

The way time is flying by, it will soon be time for the Barbour County Winter Fair, which will take place March 6-7. Craft tables are available for $15 per space, and can be reserved by calling (304) 669-6833.

The Belington Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their first annual Spring Gun Bash on March 21 at the fire house. There will be 17 guns on the tickets to be given away, as well as additional floor guns. Food, refreshments and tips will be available. Tickets are $25 each, or three tickets for $50. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. To get tickets, see your favorite Belington fireman, or contact me and I will get you in touch with someone.

Looking ahead, the Mt. Liberty Ramp Dinner will be held on April 25. More information will follow.

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: Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.