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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.


Dino visitor

Dino-man visited Mullens Elementary School recently. Colton Repass is seen with Dino-man.

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Looking at local news in 1964

Back in 1964 among the classifieds was an ad that said Wanted: Muskrats $2.50, Mink $12.00, Ginseng $23.00 a pound. Hides and roots were not the only subjects of interest that year. Lots of interesting events were going on. For instance, Jack Shipman sold the Independent Herald to businessmen Robert Bailey, Jesse Morgan, Eugene Noble, Clarence Worrell, Chuck Richner and Whitey Baldwin. A few years later, the paper would be sold to...

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This week’s quote

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.Helen Keller

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Mascot visits Head Start

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.

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Alternative breakfast: Numbers are up at schools

Wyoming County schools have seen a nearly 25 percent increase in alternative ...

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Senator will co-chair 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 in Char...

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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, ...

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MU prepares to deal with infectious diseases

Infectious diseases have been in the news lately and although the risk of a case of the Ebola virus in the Marshall University campus community is remote, university leaders and health officials have been working to make sure the university is prepared to deal with that possibility, as well as the potential for outbreaks of influenza and Enterovirus D68.

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Cliffs helps out

Ryan Thorn (left) recently presented a check on behalf of Cliffs Natural Resources to the Wyoming County EDA in support of the Wyoming County Community Fund Scholarship Fundraiser. Christy Laxton, executive director of the EDA, accepted the contribution.

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Southern program accredited

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College announced its Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic program received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).The CAAHEP voted to award initial accreditation to the program after peer review conducted the group’s Committee on Accreditation and the CAAHEP Board of Directors recognized substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditatio...

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Physically challenged hunters may hunt on designated roads

Physically-challenged hunters possessing a Class Q/QQ hunting permit may hunt on designated roads throughout the Monongahela National Forest, portions of the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest in West Virginia and on selected wildlife management areas, according to Curtis I. Taylor, chief of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Resources Section.“The designation of these Class Q/QQ roads on national forest lands in West Virg...

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JVs in action

The Wyoming East JV football team battled Greenbrier West last Monday at New Richmond. Greenbrier West won the game.

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School spirit

Mullens Middle School students dressed for Camo Day as part of Spirit Week. The event was observed in conjunction with homecoming week at Wyoming East.

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Grant presentation

Grant monies for maintenance for the Center PSD for $5,000. Pictured are Delegate Linda Goode Phillips presenting grant to Board Members Teresa Blackmon and Turk Bailey, and Supervisor Chris Vint.

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Battle for the ball

Pineville Middle and Oceana Middle sixth grade basketball players battle for control of a rebound during last Tuesday’s game at Pineville.

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Senior Night

Wyoming East volleyball seniors Bri Pertee (left) and Ashley Boyce were honored last Thursday at New Richmond.

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Positive reinforcement

Road Branch Elementary & Middle School would like to announce their September Positive Behavior Program drawing winner. Garrett Blankenship, third grade student in Ms. Shonda Zastawniak’s class, won the $25 cash prize.

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