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Warriors get first win

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The playoffs have started early for Wyoming East football.After an 0-3 start, the Warriors know they may have to win all seven of the remaining games to reach the post-season for the third straight year.They took the first step on Friday, thumping Summers County, 35-0 at New Richmond. Nik Walker ran for 211 yards and the East defense kept SC out of the red zone on the way to victory.“The playoffs started tonight,” said the Warriors’ Steve Cook.A four-year starter who has spent most of his career on the line, Cook is getting to run the ball a bit this season. He had a three-yard carry for a TD in the second quarter against the Bobcats.“It feels great getting to run the ball,” he commented.

 

Signing heled for water project agreement

Rep. Nick Rahall and local officials were on hand Tuesday afternoon for the signing of a project agreement between Eastern Wyoming PSD and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a Bud-Alpoca water system upgrade.The Bud-Alpoca project received $520,000 through the Army Corp Section 340 Southern West Virginia Infrastrucure Program, which Rahall created.The presentation was made in the County Commission chambers in Pineville.Rahall pointed out that he met with res...

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Westside Cross Country Invitational set for Saturday

The Westside Cross Country Invitational will be held Saturday at WHS.Middle school, elementary school and high school boys and girls will take part in the event.Middle school girls run at 10 a.m. and middle school boys start at 10:30.Elemntary school fun run for both boys and girls begins at 11 a.m.High school girls start at 11:45, and high school boys begin at 12:30 p.m.Team trophies and individual medals will be presented.

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Police arrest man with machete

A Fanrock man who allegedly threatened two police officers with a machete has been arrested.According to Sgt. Teddy Rifffe, Mark Douglas Aliff, 53, called 911 on Wednesday at 4:05 p.m. and reported that two men were trying to beat him up.“When the officers arrived, there was no one there,” Riffe noted.Officers spoke to people in the area who said that no one else had been there.Lt. James White knocked on Aliff’s door, Riffe reporte...

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Judge denies motionCircuit Judge Warren McGraw denied a motion on behalf of Johnathon Jackson, whose bond was revoked after he was arrested in April.Chili Night set for April 25The Mullens Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chili Night on Sept. 25 at the city parking lot. Contact Charlene Cook at 304-294-6188 to reserve a table. There is no fee to reserve a table. Awards will be presented for best chili (business and non-profit), hottest chili, best...

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Miners’ Celebration to be held at Tamarack

Miners, community members and others connected with the state’s coal mining industry will gather at Tamarack in Beckley on Thursday, Oct. 2, for the 2014 Miners’ Celebration a gala reception and dinner to celebrate the past, present and future of West Virginia’s coal mining enterprise. Tickets for the event are now on sale.According to organizers, the purpose of the annual event is to recognize those who play a role in the success of the state’s mining enter...

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Seniors protest program cuts

Hundreds of senior citizens joined senior center directors, health care specialists, lawmakers and others from across the Mountain State to gather at the State Capitol last week to protest $3.5 million in line-item budget cuts that are taking away in-home care, nutrition programs and other valuable services to West Virginia senior citizens. ...

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Telemarketers ‘spoof’ phone numbers, AG warns

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning West Virginia consumers in the southern coalfields about phone calls they may be receiving from telemarketers who appear to be calling from the consumer’s home number.The Office has received a number of complaints and questions recently from consumers in Logan, Delbarton, Oak Hill, Beckley, and other southern West Virginia communities who report getting suspicious calls in which the calle...

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Paraphernalia bill going to Legislature

Del. Lynne Arvon plans to introduce a bill in the Legislature which would ban drug paraphernalia statewide. Speaking at last Thursday’s Oceana Town Council meeting, she said she introduced a similar bill last year. It passed in the House, but failed to get out of committee in the State Senate. “We’re trying to pass...

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Battle of unbeatens

A packed house watched the Renegades and Hillbillies battle it out last Friday at Man.

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Line of scrimmage

Westside and Man battle it out on the line of scrimmage at last Friday’s game at Man.

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Student government

Baileysville Elementary and Middle School 2014-2015 Student Government officers are: Sponsor-Tina Adams, President-Dexter Kennedy, Vice President- Travis Austin Cline, Treasurer-Bradie Vance, Sponsor-Lisa Collins Not pictured: Secretary-Savanah Adkins

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Southern visit

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College was among those represented at Baileysville Elementary and Middle School’s Community Day. David Lord (left) of Southern talks to a BES student at the event.

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Homeroom representatives

Baileysville Elementary and Middle School 2014-2015 homeroom representatives include, front row from left: Fifth Grade-Michael Blankenship, Shyan Jenkins; Sixth Grade-LaThea Hatfield, Emily Hatfield. Back Row: Seventh Grade-Parker Rolfe, Hannah Toler; Eighth Grade-Hunter Walters, Caleb Harper

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Getting ready

Wyoming East players practice their serves before last Tuesday’s match with Summers County. From left: Kara Sandy, Bri Pertee, Megan Davis.

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Baileysville student council

Baileysville Elementary and Middle School 2014-2015 Student Council includes:Row 1: David Burgess, Thomas Collins, Kaylee Powers, Logan Eaton, Dakota Burgess Row 2: Makayla Mitchell, Britney Cochran, Ethan Daniels, Gracie Rolfe Row 3: Hannah Massie, Lauren Thomas, Nikki Conn, Kaylea Price, Tyler Wells Row 4: Brooklyn Warrix, Kashawna Harris, Steven Kissinger, Kelly Marrs, Morgan Bailey Not pictured: Joshua Taylor

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Health reform group honors Rockefeller

Senator Jay Rockefeller, the founder and honorary co-chairman of the Alliance for Health Reform, was honored recently for his leadership and legacy in health policy, and his role in forming the Alliance for Health Reform. His 50-year career in public service was celebrated during a dinner in his honor. ...

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Sliding out

Westside’s Josh Morgan slides out of bounds as he tries to make a catch during last Friday’s game at Man.

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