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Philip Barbour Celebrates Homecoming; Bowers Crowned Queen
Staff Writer

  On Saturday, Philip Barbour High School capped off its homecoming festivities with a formal coronation ceremony held during the homecoming dance. Senior Class representative Jordan Bowers was crowned the 2015 Homecoming Queen. Senior Cori Carpenter received Maid of Honor recognition. Bowers was crowned by PBHS Principal Mark Lamb.
  “I’m just grateful mostly because I have so many people who support me,” said Bowers following the coronation. “I’m very appreciative of my classmates and everyone in the school.”
  On Wednesday, the Philip Barbour Student Council hosted the homecoming parade in downtown Belington. The parade packed the streets of Belington with Colts’ pride and spirit as the football team prepared to take on the Tucker County Mountain Lions and the Homecoming Court candidates represented their respective classes. The parade included performances from the Philip Barbour High School marching band, Philippi Middle School band, Belington Middle School band, and the Kasson Middle School band, which delighted attendees with fight songs.
  Members of several Philip Barbour High School organizations and athletic teams marched and rode on floats in the parade to show their Colts’ pride.
  For more information about the homecoming football game, see this week’s Sports Section for more details.
Philippi Police Department Reminds Citizens Of Ordinance

  The Philippi Police Department would like to give the citizens of Philippi and its visitors a courtesy reminder of the following ordinance:
Ordinance Number: 361.05 (d) No vehicle shall be stopped or parked on a road or street with the vehicle facing in a direction other than the direction of travel on that side of the road or street.
Barbour County Fair Association To Hold Annual Meeting October 1

  The Barbour County Fair Association will be holding its annual meeting on Thursday, October 1, 7 p.m., at the Barbour County Fairgrounds.
  All citizens of Barbour County are eligible and encouraged to participate as members. Members for this purpose will be defined as citizens of Barbour County who attend the annual meeting for the sole purpose of nominating and electing Board of Directors. Each citizen shall be entitled to vote on the nomination and election of Board of Directors submitted to a vote of the membership at the annual meeting.
  Prior to the meeting, the nomination committee will seek directors for nomination. This shall not prohibit nominations being made from the floor at the annual meeting. The Board of Directors shall consist of a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 48 directors. All directors will adhere to the bylaws as set forth by the Board of Directors. The terms of the directors shall begin at the close of any meeting following their election. All directors shall serve for a three-year term as elected, or for the fulfillment of the un-expired term elected to fill.
  There will be 16 members whose terms will expire and up for re-election: Betty Loyd, Bill Kelley, Dewayne Nestor, Heather Hymes, James Sandy, Joe Compton, John Loyd, JR Smith, Julie Reed, Ken Boone, Lauren Compton, Linda Wilfong, Paul Booth, Peggy Poling, Teresa Nestor, and Terry Wilfong.
  Barbour County Fair Association Committees must be chaired/co-chaired by a board member; however, anyone may be on a committee. Committees include but not limited to: Advertising/Fair program, Antique Tractor/Historical Exhibits, Awards Banquet, Budget, Building/Grounds, Car Show, Carnival, Commercial Exhibits, Competitive Exhibits, Draft Horse, Entertainment, Food Stand, Gates, Governance, Kids’ Day, Senior Day, Educational Day, Livestock, Motor Sports, Parade, Parking, Queen, Security, and Sponsorship.
  To be placed on a committee, contact Debbie Schoonover, secretary of the association at deb_schoon@hotmail.com or 304-613-0733.
Philip Barbour High School Band Ready To Serve As Honor Band For Mountain State Forest Festival

  With the 2015 football season well under way, the Philip Barbour High School Band has been busy, appearing at the Fairmont Band Spectacular, Morgantown Band Spectacular, University High Band Spectacular, and Music in the Mountains Competition in Kingwood. Add to this the Barbour County Fair, Homecoming, and Buckwheat Festival parades, and you have some very well-worn band shoes.
The band students have been diligently working on both their show, with its popular music and even more popular special effects, and precision parade marching, something at which the band excels.
  The highlight of this week and of the fall season occurs this weekend when "The Pride of Barbour County" returns from being named Grand Champion of the 2014 Mountain State Forest Festival to serve as Honor Band for this year's festival. This will be the band's second year serving as Honor Band, as "the Pride" bested the competition in 2013 as well. The students will take part in the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday afternoon, and will then switch gears to compete in the Spectacle of Bands Field Show Competition that evening. The Grand Champion is named based on the score tally of both events.
  Stated Director Victor Iapalucci, "It's a huge honor to serve as Honor Band for the Forest Festival, not just because of the caliber of bands who compete, but also because it's a victory close to home everyone in Barbour County can enjoy and come out to cheer for.  We always have the best cheering section in the stadium and the kids respond well to that support!"
  The Grand Feature Parade steps off at 1:30 p.m., while the field show competition begins at Weimber Field at 4:45 p.m.
Activities Abound For Fall Festival Saturday, October 17, In Philippi

  “Join us for a day of fun, fall activities in charming downtown Philippi,” says the Planning Committee of Philippi’s annual Fall in Love with Philippi Fall Festival.  Scheduled for Saturday, October 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. in locations throughout Philippi, the annual event has a line up sure to please all.
  Last year’s photo booth was a popular destination for many of ABU’s students and will once again be set on the Courthouse Square for fun and funny photo ops. Along with the photo booth, the Courthouse Square will be set with food vendors, crafters, artisans, and a bounce house.  
  On the Courthouse Gazebo, fall followers will delight in a Magic Show by Kevin Lyons at 9:30 a.m., enjoy Miss Sarah’s Story Time at 10:30 a.m. and then tap their toes to the music of Jay and Autumn McClung, Jamie and Danny Kittle, Full Cirkle, and Driven from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m.    
  Taking place at The Market Place will be a Photography Show from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., a recipe contest and tasting from 9:00 a.m. until the last taste at 11:30 a.m., and a painting class by The Starving Artist beginning at 10:00 a.m. Because of limited space, those wanting to participate in the painting class are to call 304-622-8606 to reserve a space.  
  For further information about the Fall Festival and for details about entering the various events, contact Philippi CVB president Annette Santilli at 304-621-3648 or asantilli@pancanvolunteer.org. Community members wanting to lend a helping hand with this event are asked to also contact Santilli. 
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Alderson Broaddus Hosts Successful Homecoming Celebration
Staff Writer

  As is tradition each fall, Alderson Broaddus welcomed its alumni and friends back to the university’s campus once again for its annual homecoming celebration—a weekend of fellowship, nostalgia, entertainment, athletics, and Battler Pride. This year’s theme celebrated the university community with a “Wizard of Oz” inspired theme of “There’s No Place Like Homecoming.”
  Events kicked off on Wednesday with the Dr. Robert V. Digman Distinguished Lecture Series, which featured Rev. Jim Stinespring, Dr. Ken Yount, and Mr. Lewis Hall.
  Festivities and events for the Battler Cup, which is awarded each year to the highest scoring student organization, kicked off early in the week with sidewalk chalking, penny wars, and a scavenger hunt. On Wednesday, the university welcomed musical group Adelee and Gentry to Burbick Hall for a Meet the Candidates forum, which introduced the King and Queen candidates for Homecoming Court from each participating organization.
  On Friday, Alderson Broaddus held the rededication ceremony for Funkhouser Auditorium, holding a ribbon cutting and a lecture by Lewis Hall on the auditorium’s history. The ceremony followed by a picnic lunch on outside the Pickett Library, which houses Funkhouser Auditorium.
  The excitement continued on Friday evening with a bonfire and pep rally at the former soccer field, followed by a concert from Alderson Broaddus alum Jared Mahone.
  The annual Homecoming Parade was held on Saturday morning. Several area businesses participated in the parade, showcasing their Battler pride and “Wizard of Oz” themed floats and displays. Several participants from out of the area performed in the parade as well.
  On Saturday, the Alderson Broaddus Battlers’ football team rolled past Central International University at the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium. During the football game, the Homecoming King and Queen representatives were crowned and the Battler Cup was awarded to the Power of Women student organization. The men’s and women’s soccer teams defeated Salem International in their homecoming match-ups. For more information on action from the athletic events, see this week’s edition of The Sports Page.
  The highly anticipated annual Homecoming Concert hosted by the Alderson Broaddus University School of Music was held in Wilcox Chapel. Distinguished music professor, Dr. Judson Bracey, was honored at the event for his decades of dedication to the university. Dr. Bracey will retire in the spring.
  Events concluded with a worship service on Sunday at the Philippi Baptist Church in downtown Philippi.
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