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VOLUME 107, NUMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015, ELIZABETH,WEST VIRGINIA Fourth, sixth and eighth grade at Wirt County EMS, Wirt County Wirt County Primary Center and Wirt Development Authority, Wirt CountyClaywood park PSD to meet May 12 county Middle School were back at Association of Retired SchoolClaywood Park Public Service District will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, the wetlands off Tucker's Creek Employees, WesBanco Bank,May 12, at 2 p.m. at the office on 594 Davisville Rd. The public is invited to Road, to attend the 16th annual spring Elizabeth Inc., Walmart, Johnny Rossattend. Officers will give update status on all projects, report on the previous event Friday, May 1. - Wells Lock Childcare, Victorianmonth's operations, discuss any old and new business and answer comments The Wetlands program was started Corner Silk Flower and Gift Shop,from the public, with a small number of exhibits and Trust Your Journey Therapeutic presenters and has grown into one Massage, prosecutor Ted Davitan, of Wirt County's best known and fun Sweet Briar Treasures and Gifts,Senior Center to host Saturday Sewcial learning activities of the school year. county clerk SueUen Calebaugh, SliceWirt County Senior Center will host another Saturday Sewcial Saturday, This year the program again of Life Photography, SimsMay 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants will continue working on the featured 21 learning stations. Greenhouse, SheriffD. KeithWilson,Underground Railroad Sampler by Eleanor Burns. They should take their The Wetlands program brings Jr., Roy S. Alltop, State Farm sewing machine, cutting tools, fabric and sewing notions. For anyone who together presenters and Insurance, Nic and Sons Trucking, needs a sewing machine, one can be provided. Participants can also take professionals from the Department of Molly's Diner, Mingo Bottom Golffinger foods. They will have a gift exchange and are asked to take a sewing Natural Resources, Department of Club, Matheny Whited Funeralitem or a handmade item related to sewing in abag. They will draw numbers Environmental Protection, U. S. Home, Mason's Towing and"and everyone who takes a gift gets a gift. Questions may be directed to Janet Department ofAgriculture, U.S. Fish Recovery, Magistrate Janey Wigal,Mace 304-588-2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Wildlife Service and the West Little KanawhaConservation District, Virginia Fish Hatchery. Little General, attorney Leslie Maze,Mud bog to benefit Camp Barbe track The 2015 edition of Wetlands Day "Realtor Larry Sullivan, Jarrett's BaitA mud bog benefit to raise funds for the track at Camp Barbe is set for featured learning stations onShop, J & S Auto, Sarah HennenSaturday, May 16. Signups willbe at 9 a.m, and the races will start at noon. archaeology, fur-bearing animals, Scholarship Fund, Hardman'sThe event will include a speed pit and a deep pit. Admission will be $10. nature center, soils, fishing, oil and Hardware, Mike Hicks and Joyce gas environmenthl issues, ground Jarrell-Hicks, Giovanni's of Elizabeth,Elizabeth 4-H Club sets Trade Day water, GPS, Snakes Alive, coyotes, Woman's Club ofElizabeth, Fought's wildflowers and forestry, acid rain, Store, Ellison's Dozer and BackhoeElizabeth Earnest Workers 4-H Club will host a trade day May 9 at 9 a.m. at "Mind Your Bees Ness," archery, Service, Elizabeth Hair Works, the Burning Springs Community Building. Refreshments will be sold inside outdoor cooking, nature Elizabeth Food Mart, Dollar General, by the 4-H club. Questions may be directed to Steve at 304.483.1601. photography, Insects, "ABug's Life," Dick's Market, David Roberts, watershed, tree stand safety, and Magistrate, D &AAuto, CrossroadsGirls' softball sign-up scheduled Swamp Tamers. General Store, Chris' Barbershop,Girls ages 8-14 who would would like to play softball can sign up for Wirt Dwight Goff, who organizes and Carol Frame, Circuit Clerk, CardinalCounty Girls Recreation Softball Thursday-Friday, May 7-8, from 5-7:30 p.m. runs the Wetlands Program every Pharmacy, Calhoun Banks, Elizabeth,at Sportsman's Park in Elizabeth. Cost is $35 for each girl. Questions may be year, said there were too many people Busch Funeral Home, Brookoverdirected to Melissia at 304.679.9566. to thank individually for making the Associates Inc., Boggs' Pennzoil, Bill Wetlands program a success. Bailey Insurance, Benny and Jo Sims, "I just will say thank you toDEP, Wirt County CommunityFundraiser to benefit Meals to Go Program everyone who makes this eventImprovement Council, West VirginiaThe Healthy Families/Healthy Children Coalition will have a fundraiser for possible, our sponsors and the Bowhunters, USDA, Finelines,the Meals to Go Program May 16 at Sportsman's Park. South of the River volunteers," he stated. WadDNR, Happy Bees, Jim Bruce,Band will play from 6-8 p.m. Admission will be $5 for persons 12 and older and This year's sponsors include Wirt Spring Creek Soaps and Lotions,$1 for ages 3-11. All of the money goes to the Meals to Go Program, which Hardware, Wirt County Trappers United Banks, Brent Metheny, Danprovides food for students in Wirt County Schools when" they are on holiday Association, Wirt County Solid Waste Metz and Morrison's Family Trailerbreaks. Questions may be directed to 304.275.3101. Authority, Wirt County Schools, Wirt Sales. County Health Services Association,Auction set at Creston Community Building Creston Community Building has scheduled an auction Friday, May 8, at5:30 p.m. Auctioneers will be John Weaver and Leonard Hardway. They willhave lots of good items. The kitchen will be open and there will be a 50-50drawing. Please direct questions to Alvin 304.275.3578 or Rose 304.275.3536. School retirees to meet May ll The Wirt County Association of Retired School Employees will meet May I l at 1 p.m. in the Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Library. All retires are invited to attend. Ramp dinner si t at Two Runs Community Center Two Runs Community Center will have a ramp dinner May 16 from 1-6:30 p.m. in conjunction with a farm auction. The menu will include ramps with soup beans, cornbread, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs. Hot dogs will also be availfible. The center is located on Rt. 14, 9 miles south of Elizabeth. Everyone is invited. Sportsman's Park shelter available for rent Shelters at Sportsman's Park are now available for rent. The new shelter with 10 concrete picnic tables beside the basketball court rents for $53. The pavilion, shelter by the pavilion, and shelter by the playground rent for $26.50 each. To reserve a shelter at Sportsman's Park, contact Kim at 304.275.4759 Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Elizabeth Town Council sets meeting date, time Elizabeth Town Council will be holding its monthly meetings the secondThursday of every month at 1 p.m. K of P Cemetery asks for removal of flowers Flowers and other decorations must be removed off the grounds ofof P Cemetery in Elizabeth for mowing season.the K Second annual Ride for a Cure sets date The second annual Ride for a Cure will be held Saturday, May 9. The eventis sponsored by the Relay Minions, Relay for Life of Wirt County. Registrationwill begin at 10:30 a.m. at Joyce and Ted's, Rt. 47, Walker. The last vehicle orbike will be out by noon. This is a dice run with prizes begin award for thehighest and lowest scores. There will also be a raffle and a 50-50 drawing.Entry is $15 per person or $20 per couple, and dinner is included in the price.All street-legal vehicles are welcome, and the event will be held rain or shine.Please direct questions to Nancy 304.482.5129 or Tracy 304.588.8530. Theproceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Wirt County.Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department sets hours The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department's Wirt County office is now open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and closed on Fridays. Clinic day will be Tuesday of each week with nurse Devena Moore. Sanitarian, Angie Linville is in the Wirt office Mondays and Wednesdays. Please call 304.275.3131 for more details. Civics classes participate in Million Pillowcases Civics classes at Wirt County High School are participating in the "A Million Pillowcases" service project. The goal is to make 150 pillowcases to donate to local nursing homes. The classes are in need of fabric donations. Anyone who has cotton or cotton/polyester fabric in 1 yard or larger pieces that he.would be willing to donate, please contact Ms. Gilqhrist at 304.275.4241 or take the donations to the high school. Kids Day in the Park 2015 Plans are being made for Kids Day in the Park 2015. It is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sportsman's Park. Any volunteers, donations or input would be greatly appreciated. Please direct questions to Tim Higgins at 304.488.1628, Brianne Higgins at 304.488.1538 or J. B. and Becky Kerby at 304.275.0731. Wellness Center offers dental cleanings Does your child need their teeth cleaned? If so, the Wirt County Schools Wellness Center will offer dental cleanings through May. The American Dental Association recommends that children have their teeth cleaned once every six months. These semi-annual cleanings help prevent dental disease, as well as check for early signs of dental problems. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Center at 304.275.3117.See Brieflypage 2At the watershed station, Jacob Starcher looks a microscopicin the water. Additional photos on page 2.organismssets May 12 agendaWirt County's Board of Education employment of an assistant baseballhas announced the agenda for its ¢?oach and a cheerleading coach atmeeting May 12 at 6 p.m. in the 'WCHS; substitute .English andcafeteria of Wh't County High School. language arts teacher for the Gear UpAfter the call to order by president after-school program at Wirt CountyCarl Brainard, the Pledge of Allegiance Middle School; fourth, fifth and sixthwill be led by Hi-Y students from grade teacher at WCMS for the 2015-WCHS. 16 school year; and substitute teacherRecognitions will include Rebecca Allison Archer, Brooke BumgarnerFalin, who received funding at the and Breanna Flinn.Donors Choose for a classroom AresignationfromAprilGoffastheproject, and SophiaStegleder. pre-school facilitator effectiveIn formation items will include the immediately will be presented.testing calendar, graduation activities Volunteers and chaperones forand an architect's agreement, approval are: Michael Wilburn, allFinance matters will includethree schools; Miranda Foutty,payment of invoices and budget Jessica Pauley, Stephanie Hickman,supplements and transfers. Melissa Richards, Russell Richards,Policies for adoption bill be the Traci Murray, Teddy Murray, Joytrips policy, student discipline and Fregoe, Kim Smith, Ryan Rolston,video camera polity and the wellness Kristen Goodnight, Jason Nichols,policy. Sandra Winnell and Amanda Dye,A transportation request will be Wirt county Primary Center; andpresented for the WCHS band to visit Andrew Kirk and Vicki Norman,Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, PA, WCHS.June 6. The next board meeting will be MayPersonnel matters will include the 26 at 6 p.m. in the WCHS cafeteria.Pair of 8th graders earnGolden Horseshoe awards Two Students from Wirt County Middle School were among 233 eighth graders from across West Virginia who received the Golden Horseshoe award for outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history and culture Friday. They were Bradley Hall and Sophia Steigleder. State superintendent Michael Martirano inducted the students from all 55 counties as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Society during a pinning ceremony at the Culture Center in Charleston. The award is considered one of the greatest honors bestowed upon students in West Virginia. "The Golden Horseshoe is coveted by many in the state, but received by very few," said Martirano. "It is an honor that these students can be proud of for years to come." The Golden Horseshoe test has been administered in West Virginia each year since 1931 and is the longest running program of its kind in the U. S. The top-scoring students in each county receive the prestigious award. Each county has at least two winners. The exam tests student knowledge on West Virginia citizenship, civics and government, economics, geography, history and current events. The Golden Horseshoe originated in the early 1700's in Virginia when then-Gov. Alexander Spotswood saw the need for exploration of the land west of the Allegheny Mountains, most of which is now West Virginia. Spotswood organized a party of about 50 men to explore the frontier. At the end of the exploration, hepresented each member of the party with a golden horseshoe. Translated from Latin, theinscription on each horseshoe read,"Thus it was decided to cross themountains." On the other side waswritten, "Order of the GoldenHorseshoe." Because of that, the recipientsbecame known as "The Knights ofthe Golden Horseshoe." Seth Cochrane works on his archery technique at the 16th annual WetlandsDay.MOV Health Dept. names Brainard to public affairs postMid-Ohio Valley Health She was instrumental in bringingDepartment has appointed Carrie theAmeriCorpsprogramtoMid-OhioBrainard of Elizabeth as its public Valley Health Department as ainformation specialist, community health worker model.Brainard assumes the newly job Brainard has been with regionaland will be the point of contact for health department for the past 10any media inquiries, years. She brings with her aShe will be responsible for background in journalism and wascoordinating all media, representing instrumental during the H1NI stateMOVHD at key state, regional and immunization program inlocal meetings and assuring that the coordinating the efforts at the healthpublic is informed of public health department.issues. In addition to the health andIn her role as Health and Wellness wellness programs MOVHD offersDirector at the health department, adult and children immunizations,Brainard grew the program toinclude clinical services, environmentaltobacco prevention, diabetes health, Women's Infant and Childrenprevention, chronic disease self- and has the regional epidemiologist.management and helped to increase Questions may be directed to herthe role of the oral health program to at 304.485.7374 ext. 179 or by emailinclude adult screenings and school email@example.com measures. Young entrepreneurs from Wirt County Primary Center participated in West Virginia Lemonade Day, Saturday,May 2. Students had spent the past several weeks working through an entrepreneur workbook provided by Googlefor Entrepreneurs. Students learn to set a goal, make a business plan and work through their plan to achieve theirdream. They set a goal to make $400 to go towards starting a playground fund. Students made the fresh squeezedlemonade and set up and ran their own stand. They ended up making $333.34 toward the $400 goal. Participating were Cheyenne Hayes, Zac Cain, Brayden Littleton, Lydia Eberbaugh, Meredith Cottrell and CheyannSeevers. Not pictured were Eavett Cochran and Chloe Murray.