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Controled Burn Advisory

There will two (2) controlled burns today beginning at approximately 11 a.m. The first fire will be at Shock Run on Allegheny Mountain at Frost. Approximately 6 acres will be involved. The second fire will be by Cheat Summit Fort off US 250 near Bartow. This is an approximate 8 acre burn. There will be visible smoke from these fires.  

Fifty-Years-Ago

Thursday, April 9, 1964 From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp M.H.S. We are very happy to announce that our debate team, Carolyn Dean and Marsha Madison, came in first in the Debate Contest at White Sulphur High School on March 14. Marsha and Carolyn will now go to Morgantown. They will debate on the same proposition. Resolved that: Social Security Benefits should...

100-Years-Ago

Thursday,  April 9, 1914 The month of March was the coldest known in this part of the country for sixteen years at least, that being the duration of the observations taken at the weather station at Elkins. The normal average temperature is 39.1 and for the past month it was 24. The warmest March in that period was in 1903,...

PMH Lifeline

Free Pre-Diabetes Class   Have you ever been told by a healthcare professional that you have high blood sugar, borderline diabetes or pre-diabetes? If so, you might be at risk for type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Protection estimate that more than 79 million Americans have pre- diabetes and many do not even know it. Most people with pre-diabetes will...

WVU Extension News

4-H Recycling Contest Just a reminder to all 4-H clubs that Saturday, April 12,  from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the last day to take your newspaper to the County Landfill to compete in the county 4-H Recycling contest.  The Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring the contest among all Pocahontas County 4-H Clubs to see which club can collect...

Field Notes

A ‘Tail’ of Two Critters With apologies to Dickens, a couple of neighborhood creatures find themselves in print this week. The irony is that if you put both animals together, they still couldn’t make one good tail. First up is the bobcat in our neighborhood. With pointed ears and a stubby tail it appears to inhabit the small pine tract down the...

Library Lines

I’m very excited to announce that Marc Harshman, the poet laureate of West Virginia, will be visiting McClintic Library on Wednesday, April 23, to read some of his poetry and talk about his writing. Not only is Mr. Harshman a poet, but he writes picture books and poetry for children, and so he will also be visiting the elementary...

What’s Cookin’?

This is Miss Alice Waugh’s recipe that she gave to me. I made this often when we fed the Rotary, Lions or other organizations. Pound Cake 1 pound butter or margarine 1 pound powdered sugar 6  eggs 3 ¼ cups cake flour 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. orange extract 1 tsp. lemon extract In a mixer, cream together butter or margarine and powdered sugar. Add 3 eggs, one...