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Boos & Applause

Applause to the Barbour, Randolph and Tucker County Boards of Education for supplying The Inter-Mountain with the Fall Bus Schedules for the new school year, which will begin next week. Officials from these county school systems understand the importance of informing the public about the times when students will be picked up and dropped off, and who the bus driver will be for each route.

Applause to local and state officials for their efforts in getting President Donald Trump to sign a federal disaster declaration and ordering federal funding to help assist with the recovery efforts after the flooding that ravaged parts of the state, including Harman and other parts of Randolph County on June 29-30. Local officials said the declaration will bring in federal funds to help repair the damages caused by the flooding.

Applause to Davis & Elkins College which has once again been championed as a College of Distinction. D&E earns its recognition for the excellence exhibited in the classroom, incorporating high-impact practices throughout every student’s undergraduate education. The unique learning environment and student-centered approach to teaching allow students to not only earn college credit and valuable life experience, but also participate in character-building programs.

Applause to Mountain Hospice for hosting its annual Camp Good Grief, a free one-day camp for children who have experienced grief, at the Elkins First United Methodist Church July 30. Local children were able to enjoy a fun-filled day with activities, games, and crafts that related to the grieving process. From painting their feelings, to a puppet show, campers learned ways to express their feelings in a positive way.

Applause to organizers of Treasure on the Mountain Raffle event, presented last weekend by the Snowshoe Foundation at Snowshoe Mountain. The annual event, filled with prize drawings every five minutes for four hours, raises funds for a variety of good causes and organizations in Webster, Randolph and Pocahontas counties. Voras Haynes Jr. and others spend countless hours planning the event, and the contributions and efforts of local businesses and individuals play a major role in its success.