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Springtime is finally on its way across Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County!

Spring is on its way! How do I know this for sure? Yes, the calendar says it’s so. Yes, the birds chirping of a morning is a good sign. Yes, some days we see a sneak peek of warmer weather. But, the sure sign that spring is getting closer is when Dairy King opens for the season in Philippi. Opening day will be March 2! Welcome, spring.

The Barbour Community Health Association and Wellness Center is sponsoring a six-week health program called P.A.N.I.C., which stands for Physical Activity and Nutrition In the Community.

These classes will be held at the Belington Middle School, and is free to the public, but donations of non perishable items will be accepted. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The classes will be held on Monday evenings, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6. Sign in is from 6 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., and classes will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.

For more information, call 304-823-1800, or email dholbert@barbourhealth.org.

The Barbour County Winter Fair will take place March 6-7 at the Belington Volunteer Fire Department.

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. 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.

Looking ahead, there will be a Gun Show at VFW Post 410 in Belington on May 1 from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., and on May 2 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Admission will be $5 per person per day. If you are interested in setting up a table, call 304-823-1568.

Our hearts go out to the family of Jamie Gray, who lost her life in a kayaking accident at Audra. A special thanks to all the responders who assisted in searching for her.

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: “Laughter is a smile that bursts.”

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