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Philippi, WV 26416
Phone: (304) 457-2222
Fax: (304) 457-2235
Board Of Education Holds Meeting; Hears Updates

by Marija Ilic
Staff Writer


Barbour County Board of Education gave an update on several items during its meeting on Monday, August 13. 
Barbara Wolfe, representative from WVU Extension Service talked to the Board members about the continuation of Family Nutrition program, which received excellent feedback during the last school year. 
Wolfe mentioned that last year, she was able to reach most of the Pre-K thru 5th grade students in the county elementary schools, and that this year, she is allotted more hours, which would mean that she would be hopefully be able to present the program to all the elementary students in the county. 
The program, sponsored by the Extension Service is six weeks long, is free for all the children, and consists of nutritional education, accompanied by some healthy snacks, as well as physical activities. 
In addition, Kasson school was able to implement a gardening program in their high tunnels, and this fall, the children will be able to enjoy the produce from their own garden. 
In addition to the update on Family Nutrition program, Superintendent Woofter also informed the Board about the progress of Chromebooks purchase. Each student will receive a Chromebook this year, which will significantly help in many areas, including technology cost savings. Furthermore, students will be able to use them as a part of recently implemented “snow packet” program, as well as help with homework and research. Originally, the tablets were supposed to be issued sometime in September, but Woofter noted that it is quite possible that they will be able to issue them before the end of August.
Next Board of Education meeting is slated for Monday, August 27, at the Board offices.

Tickets Available For PBHS Hall Of Fame Dinner


The public is cordially invited to attend the 2018 Philip Barbour High School Hall of Fame dinner celebration scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, August 23. Those interested may purchase tickets at the main office of Philip Barbour High School through Monday, August 20. Tickets may also be ordered through the mail by sending a check received by the school by August 20. 
Information on adult and children ticket prices is available at the high school office or by calling 457-1360. Requests and checks should be sent to: PBHS Hall of Fame Dinner Program, 99 Horseshoe Drive, Philippi, WV 26416. Tickets will be issued at the time of purchase at the school, sent by return mail, or made available for pickup upon arrival on the night of the program. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the induction ceremony.
The PBHS Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes, alphabetically: Mary Daugherty Poling, Jessica Maunz Salfia, Sarah McCauley Vismans, Roger Nestor, Captain Donald Schnably, Priscilla Serafin, Tina Wright Shriver and Joshua Yeager.
The induction program includes a catered banquet-style dinner that will feature stuffed chicken breast and baked ham as entrée selections. Guests are invited to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and visit with this year’s Hall of Fame members beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
The HOF committee is also pleased to announce that the guest speaker for the 2018 event will be long-time Philip Barbour teacher, coach and athletic director, Linda Sandusky, an inaugural member of the Hall in 2017. In addition to the induction program on August 23, honorees will be introduced to football fans at George Byrer Field on the following evening, August 24, at 6:15 p.m., prior to the Colts’ home opener against the Grafton Bearcats.

o Support Teaching, Learning
Alderson Broaddus Selected To Join National Initiative

To Support Teaching, Learning
Alderson Broaddus Selected To Join National Initiative



Alderson Broaddus University is one of a select group of 26 institutions across the nation chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), to join the national Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance. This new partnership will equip faculty across multiple disciplines with the instructional skills shown to promote student motivation, learning, and persistence. Faculty who satisfy the program requirements, are awarded a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction that is co-endorsed by ACUE.
ACUE’s courses in effective teaching practices are based on more than three decades of research that shows effective teaching improves learning for all students. Dr. Andrea Bucklew, AB University associate provost will lead the faculty cohort in 25 learning modules throughout this year and mentor them in using new skills in their classes. AB University’s implementation of the program will begin with a course launch on August 14. Participating faculty will complete the program in modules throughout the academic year and will collaborate in applying the learned concepts into classroom settings.
“Students spend more time with faculty members than with any other university employee,” explained Bucklew. “Inclusion in the consortium will allow AB to capitalize on those faculty-to-student interactions and to enhance and improve the work already being done by various offices across campus. The increased focus on career preparation throughout a student’s education will encourage skill development and post-baccalaureate planning.” 
Aligned with the latest research in cognition and adult learning, ACUE’s courses address over 200 evidence-based teaching practices, covering how to design an effective course; establish a productive learning environment; use active learning techniques; promote higher-order thinking; and utilize assessments to inform instruction and promote learning.
ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice provides continued support for educators to grow in the scholarship of teaching through member forums, expert webinars, weekly newsletters, the ‘Q’ blog, and “office hours” with leading scholars in college instruction.
“We’re extremely honored and excited to participate in this program. The consortium will directly support AB’s mission by improving student learning, degree completion, and career placement through a renewed focus on embedded career planning and preparation throughout the curriculum,” said Bucklew.

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Hillbilly Gypsies Perform In Philippi Main Street Event

by Marija Ilic
Staff Writer


Philippi Main Street organization brought excitement to downtown Philippi on Saturday night, as Hillbilly Gypsies came to perform during Brews and Crews event. 
Over 100 people came to see the band, that is known for their lively bluegrass performances, and was voted in 2014 and 2016 The Best West Virginia Band by WV Living magazine. 
Hillbilly Gypsies are known for their unique “old time approach” and singing around a single vintage ribbon microphone, bringing party barn atmosphere to any place they go. Two local performers, Valli Davis and Michael Zastawniak, opened the night, and vowed the audience with their talent.
The weather cooperated for the most of the night, as the event also saw over 20 vehicles join in during the Cruise-In Portion of the evening. Philippi Main Street director Tammy Stemple said that “it was so wonderful to see so many people come out for this event, and it is nice that the organization can provide such high class entertainment right here in Philippi.”
Philippi Main Street is a part of a national Main Street organization, which boasts over 2000 communities across the country. More information about upcoming events can be found on their Facebook page under Philippi Main Street.


WV State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Barbour County
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The sobriety checkpoint will be located on US Route 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply, within the city limits of Philippi.
The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the effort to detect and deter impaired drivers. Note that is not the intention of the West Virginia State Police to inconvenience the motoring public, but to make the highways safer for those traveling in West Virginia. All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
WV State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Barbour County
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The sobriety checkpoint will be located on US Route 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply, within the city limits of Philippi.
The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the effort to detect and deter impaired drivers. Note that is not the intention of the West Virginia State Police to inconvenience the motoring public, but to make the highways safer for those traveling in West Virginia. All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
WV State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Barbour County
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The sobriety checkpoint will be located on US Route 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply, within the city limits of Philippi.
The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the effort to detect and deter impaired drivers. Note that is not the intention of the West Virginia State Police to inconvenience the motoring public, but to make the highways safer for those traveling in West Virginia. All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County on Friday, August 10, from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. The sobriety checkpoint will be located on US Route 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply, within the city limits of Philippi.
The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the effort to detect and deter impaired drivers. Note that is not the intention of the West Virginia State Police to inconvenience the motoring public, but to make the highways safer for those traveling in West Virginia. All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County on Friday, August 10, from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. The sobriety checkpoint will be located on US Route 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply, within the city limits of Philippi.
The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the effort to detect and deter impaired drivers. Note that is not the intention of the West Virginia State Police to inconvenience the motoring public, but to make the highways safer for those traveling in West Virginia. All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
WV State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Barbour County
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The sobriety checkpoint will be located on US Route 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply, within the city limits of Philippi.
The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the effort to detect and deter impaired drivers. Note that is not the intention of the West Virginia State Police to inconvenience the motoring public, but to make the highways safer for those traveling in West Virginia. All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
WV State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Barbour County
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The sobriety checkpoint will be located on US Route 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply, within the city limits of Philippi.
The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the effort to detect and deter impaired drivers. Note that is not the intention of the West Virginia State Police to inconvenience the motoring public, but to make the highways safer for those traveling in West Virginia. All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
WV State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Barbour County
The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Barbour County on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The sobriety checkpoint will be located on US Route 250 in front of Builders Center and Supply, within the city limits of Philippi.
The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in the effort to detect and deter impaired drivers. Note that is not the intention of the West Virginia State Police to inconvenience the motoring public, but to make the highways safer for those traveling in West Virginia. All motorists who desire to avoid the checkpoint may do so by traveling an alternate route.
Barbour Co. Fair Queen Contestants Announced

2018 Miss Barbour County Fair Contestants Announced

 

Anna Marie Ruf, 17, daughter of Eric and Jana Ruf of Belington;

Darby Shaylyn Kincaid, 19, daughter of Kate and Kerry Kincaid of Philippi; Sierra Arlene Dickenson, 18, daughter of Samuel and Melissa Dickenson of Philippi; Haylie Nichole Everson, 17, daughter of Thomas and Brandy Everson of Belington; Tristen Marra Furby, 19, daughter of Gerald and Traci Furby of Belington.

Rita C. Wilson, 75,
Dies In Morgantown


Rita Carol Wilson, age 75, a resident of Philippi and long-time Valley Furnace correspondent for The Barbour Democrat, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.

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