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Around the world in dance

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The West Virginia Dance Company presented Earth’s Quilt: Common Threads at Pineville Elementary School on Tuesday morning.Dances representing each of the seven continents were presented in a one-hour performance.Elements of math, science and culture were incorporated into the dances.Sun flares were the theme in the Anarctica dance, and an antelope pursued by a cheetah was featured in the Africa segment.WVDC has been performing in Wyoming County for the past two weeks.The group will conclude the current tour in November, then rehearse for another tour in the spring.Photo: Members of the West Virginia Dance Company perform the Europe segment of Earth’s Quilt: Common Threads.

 

Football: Westside No. 8, East No. 15

Westside is No. 8 in the new SSAC football ratings released today, and Wyoming East has climbed to No. 15.The Renegades (6-2) dropped from No. 5 after last week’s loss to Nicholas County. They have a rating of 9.75.Bridgeport is No. 1 with an 11.63 rating, followed by unbeaten Frankfort.Wayne, Bluefield and Mingo Central complete the top five.Nicholas is at No. 6. Keyser, Westside, Ravenswood and Weir are the remainder of the top 10....

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Three injured in accident

Three people were injured in a two-car collision in Pineville on Monday afternoon.According to Pineville Police Chief Roger Snow, the accident was reported at 3:57 p.m.It took place near the Tudor’s in Pineville and traffic was held up for an hour. The collision “was not quite head-on,” said Snow.A female in Mustang and a male and female in a Ford Taurus were all transported to Raleigh General for treatment of injuries, Snow indicated....

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Short to be Marshall at Veterans Parade

Gerald L. Short is the grand marshall of this year’s Veterans Day Parade in Oceana.Short served in the Korean War from 1952-54 and won a Bronze Star for meritorious service.He is also a former superintendent of schools and spent eight years as a member of the Wyoming County Board of Education.This year’s parade will be held on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.Line up will take place behind the Oceana Library.The parade will begin at the libra...

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Lincoln Day dinner set for Oct. 24

The Wyoming County Lincoln Day Dinner wll be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Baileysville Community Center (former Baileysville High School).There will be a dinner with beans, fried potatoes and dessert. Those who attend will have an opportunity to meet local Republican candidates.Tickets are $20 per person and $25 per couple.For information, call Sue Cline at 304-222-7484 or Epp E. Cline at 304-682-6596.

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Grant for Senior Citizens Center

A grant of $10,000 for remodeling of new Senior Citizen center at Mullens was presented recently. Grant from Bureau of Senior Services. Pictured are: John Seaton, Margaret Grindstaff, Sharon Smith, Carl Greene, BJ Cook, Barbara Lester, Ray Bower. In Front: Delegate Linda Phillips and Jennifer Gibson.

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Ready to serve

Wyoming East split a tri-match with Westside and Montcalm in high school volleyball action at New Richmond last Thursday.The Lady Warriors (9-10) lost a 27-25, 25-23 decision to Westside and beat Montcalm 25-19, 25-8.Westside also defeated Montcalm, 25-7, 25-18.East will host an invitational this Saturday starting at 9 a.m.Photo: East senior Ashley Boyce prepares to serve during Thursday’s match.

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Autumn Fest set for Oct. 25

Pineville’s annual Autumn Fest will be held this Saturday.The event, which features a chili cook off, Halloween tailgate and haunted house, draws thousands to downtown Pineville each year.Main Streeet will be closed and set up will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday.All booths, including tailgate tables, must be set up and vehicles removed from Main Street by 4 p.m.A $10 registration fee is required for any business, organization or individual offeri...

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Money for the museum

Officials presented a $2,000 grant recently to the Wyoming County Historical Museum in Oceana. From left: Sen. Daniel Hall, Jim Cook, Del. Lynne Arvon, Epp E. Cline, Sen. Mike Green and Larry Mathis.

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Warriors beat Shady Spring, 36-20

Wyoming East continues to climb its way back into the playoff discussion.Nik Walker ran for four touchdowns and the Warriors dominated all but the early and late minutes of the game on the way to a 36-20 win over Shady Spring at New Richmond on Friday night.East won its fifth straight to improve to 5-3 and keep its chances alive for the post-season.“We’ve got to play these last two games the way we’ve been playing (the last five),” said...

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Green to co-chair new task force

Sen. Mike Green will co-chair a task force whose mission is to give Southern West Virginia an economic lift.Green, who represents the 9th District (which includes Wyoming County), is one of 13 members of SCORE (Southern Coalfields Organizing and Revitalizing the Economy). Most task force members represent coalfield counties.Sen. President Jeff Kessler announced the initiative on Thursday.“For eight to ten months, I’ve been pushing (Senate leadershi...

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Sen. Mike Green will co-chair a task force whose mission is to give Southern West Virginia an economic lift.Green, who represents the 9th District (which includes Wyoming County), is one of 13 members of SCORE (Southern Coalfields Organizing and Revitalizing the Economy). Most task force members represent coalfield counties.Sen. President Jeff Kessler announced the initiative on Thursday.“For eight to ten months, I’ve been pushing (Senate leadershi...

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Oceana: Trick or treat on Oct. 31

The Town of Oceana will be having trick or treat on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.The council had moved the day to Oct. 30, but voted last night to move it back to Friday.Westside’s final regular season football game has been moved to Oct. 30.

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Friday: WHS at Nicholas, East hosts Shady

Westside continues on its march toward the playoffs, and Wyoming East will try to climb up the SSAC ratings in this week’s high school football games.WHS (6-1) is No. 5 in the latest ratings and takes on No. 8 Nicholas County in Summersville.Both teams own wins over Wyoming East and James Monroe. The Renegades scored a 24-15 win over East on Sept. 5 and won a thriller with JM, 42-37, last week.Nicholas beat the Warriors, 38-19, and defeated James Monroe,...

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Schools: Breakfast numbers up

Wyoming County schools have seen a nearly 25 percent increase in alternative breakfasts served.“It has passed my expectations,” said Director of Food Services Rebecca Yost.Alternative breakfast is a state mandated program. All schools must offer the breakfast, sometimes referred to as “grab and go,” at a time other than the regular breakfast offering.The number of alternative breakfasts served in the first 28 days of school jumped from ...

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Pineville Library move starts Monday

The Pineville Library will be making its move next week.Library Director Caroline Gaddis says the library will be closed to the public beginning on Oct. 20.The library is moving to the Riverside Complex.“We’ll begin moving furniture to the new library,” Gaddis said. “We’re not sure how long it’s going to take us.”Employees from other county libraries may be used to help with the move, but the other libraries...

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Battle for the ball

Oceana Middle and Pineville Middle players battle for control of the basketball during Tuesday’s sixth grade hoops contest at Pineville. (Photo by John Conley)

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