113 Church Street | P.O. Box 459
Philippi, WV 26416
Phone: (304) 457-2222
Fax: (304) 457-2235
Philippi Chief Of Police J. W. Walters Honored On National Law Enforcement Calendar

  Philippi Police Chief J. W. Walters was one of over a dozen law enforcement officers nation-wide to be featured in the 2017 annual calendar of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. Walters was pictured as “Officer of the Month” for the month of October with the caption, “Chief of Police Jeffery Walters, Philippi, WV Police Department”.
  The calendar citation reads, “Within three minutes of receiving a 911 call about a hostage situation at a nearby high school, Chief of Police Jeffery Walters and two other officers arrived at the scene, where 29 students and a teacher were being held at gunpoint. After nearly four hours of expert negotiation with the 14-year-old gunman through a window in the classroom door, Chief Walters secured the release of all hostages, as well as the eventual peaceful surrender of the troubled teenager.”
  In the photo above, Chief Walters, holding his Officer of the Month Award in the form of a sculpted bronze adult Lion protecting its cubs, is flanked on the left by NLEOM Fund Chief Executive Officer Craig W. Floyd and by Harry Phillips, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Relations Development. Walters was presented the award at the Annual Awards Dinner of the organization on May 14th at the Hotel Monaco, and attended a candle-light service held on the National Mall. A Midnight Piper played for the closing ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Memorial located on E Street between 4th and 5th Streets, NW in Washington, D. C.
  The National Law Enforcement Memorial is the nation’s monument to federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people. It consists of two curved, 304-foot-long marble walls carved with the names of more than 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U. S. history as far back as 1791. The tree-lined memorial with its reflecting pool, was dedicated in 1991, and is visited by over a quarter million people each year. The Officer of the Month program was created in 1996 to recognize “living legends” of the profession, of which Chief Walters is now considered one.
County Wide Pre-Kindergarten And Kindergarten Registration Is February 3

  Barbour County Schools will be enrolling students for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten at Philip Barbour High School on Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym. Children do not need to be present. Follow the signs! If school is cancelled or delayed for any reason, registration will be rescheduled for February 17, 2017, at the same location and time.
  Please note the following guidelines for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten:
  Kindergarten Registration:
  Parents are reminded that children must attend a state-approved kindergarten prior to entering first grade.
  Children who will be five years old before September 1, 2017, are eligible for enrollment in kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Please provide the following information when registering your child: a copy of the official birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics (a courthouse or hospital birth certificate will not be accepted), up-to-date immunization records, latest Health Check (EPSDT), latest dental screening, and the child’s social security card. Verification of completed immunizations may be obtained through the Barbour County Health Department or your family physician prior to enrollment.
Note: If your child is currently enrolled in a pre-kindergarten program, you do not need to register for the 2017-2018 school year. This will occur automatically.
  Pre-Kindergarten Registration:
  Children who will be four years old before September 1, 2017, are eligible for enrollment in pre-kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Please provide the following information when registering your child: a copy of the official birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics (a courthouse or hospital birth certificate will not be accepted), up-to-date immunization records, latest Health Check (EPSDT), latest dental screening, household income verification, and the child’s social security card. Verification of completed immunizations may be obtained through the Barbour County Health Department or your family physician prior to enrollment. Additionally, parents will need to complete a universal pre-kindergarten application at time of registration.
  A note about Pre-Kindergarten:
  Barbour County Schools participates in a collaborative pre-kindergarten program in accordance with West Virginia Code and West Virginia Department of Education Policy 2525. The collaborative programs work together to provide the same curriculum, reporting, and professional development, and program improvement activities to foster a climate of universality for our pre-kindergarten students. Because our universal approach to pre-kindergarten education, all four year olds are able to benefit from the quality programs that prepare them for public school.
  Further information concerning the county kindergarten and pre-kindergarten programs may be obtained by contacting the Board of Education office at 304-457-3030 extension 125.
  Enrollment packets also found online at www.wvschools.com/barbourcountyschools.
PB Yearbook Announces Final Senior Picture Deadline

  All Class of 2017 members must submit their senior picture electronically by Feb. 2. These can be submitted to the yearbook advisor, Heather Halfin, at www.coachhalfin@yahoo.com. No pictures will be accepted after that date! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Halfin at PBHS at 304-457-1360 before the Feb. 2 deadline.

Statement From Gov. Justice On President Trump's Inauguration

  Governor Jim Justice issued the following statement congratulating President Trump on his inauguration:
  "Congratulations to President Trump on being sworn in to lead our nation. Cathy and I are praying for our new commander-in-chief and the Trump family as our nation begins its next chapter. If President Trump and his administration succeed, West Virginia will succeed.
  "Our new president cares deeply about the people of West Virginia. We now have a pathway to the White House, and President Trump and I will work together to bring opportunity and hope to West Virginia families.
  "Political party doesn't matter to me. All I want is greatness for West Virginia, and I'll work with anyone who is ready to help me turn this state around. West Virginia will partner with this new administration to put our coal miners back to work, fix our roads and bridges, and expand tourism."
Accident On Buckhannon Road

  A single-vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon, January 19, alerted Philippi Volunteer Fire Department and other emergency responders.
  According to investigating officers from the Barbour County Sheriff’s office, a 2006 Subaru driven by Paul James Ryan, of the Hall Road, was traveling south on Rt. 119 (Buckhannon Road) when he lost control of his vehicle, crossing the center line striking the embankment and ending up on its top.
  Ryan was injured with firefighters removing a door on the vehicle to get to the victim. He was transported to a local hospital by Barbour County Emergency Squad for treatment.
Barbour County Sheriff’s Department noted the incident was still under investigation.
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