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The Mountaineer was here

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WVU’s Mountaineer mascot visited the Maben Head Start earlier today.Michael Garcia, the Mountaineer, read the children a story (based on the song “Country Roads”), answered questions and led the group in “Let’s Go, Mountaineers” cheers.Many of the children and their parents wore gold and blue and items with the flying WV.A senior political science major from Fairmont, Garcia said his schedule has no Monday or Friday classes, clearing the way for him to take part in events in Morgantown and around the state.“I’ve probably been to 25-30 counties,” he commented.

 

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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East soccer wins third straight

Through the first month of the season, Wyoming East soccer had to settle for getting better.Now they’re getting wins.The Lady Warriors won three games in three nights last week, including a 2-0 victory over Sherman last Thursday at New Richmond.Aggie Fleming scored in the first half and Allie England added a goal in the second half for the winners.East controlled possession for most of the contest and had several scoring opportunities....

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Twin Falls run wraps series

A couple of Wyoming County natives who took their running talents to college took the honors at Sunday’s 5K run at Twin Falls.There was occasional light rain and wind during the afternoon, but the sun peaked through later in the day.Nathaniel Evans and Micheale Morgan won the 5K race and also took first in the National Coal Heritage Authority 5K Run/Walk Series.Evans, the former Westside runner who now competes for Bluefield St., won the men’s divi...

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MU student chosen as finalist for program

A Marshall University student has been chosen as a finalist to participate in the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) PROGENY research program at the association’s annual conference Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Fla.Ryan Kerns, 22, of Romney, W.Va., is a first-year graduate assistant in the Marshall University department of communication disorders. Kerns conducted his research on faculty attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional (IPE) education. He will ...

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”Mahatma Gandhi

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NCCC works at Milam Creek

An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team out of Vicksburg, MS Known as River 3 assisted Friends of Milam Creek in the remodel of a future community center.As corps members, each member will serve 10 months to strengthen communities and develop leadership abilities.“We couldn’t hardly get them to take a break,” said John Lafferty, chair of the Friends of Milam Creek.Those who took part in the Milam Creek project included:...

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