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Pocahontas County Beekeepers educational and organizational meeting

The WVU Extension Service has planned a second educational meeting to organize local beekeepers and those interested in beekeeping. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Marlinton Municipal Building in Marlinton. Clay County Extension Agent Mike Shamblin will deliver a short educational presentation on beekeeping, followed by information on registering hives with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.  Afterwards a short meeting will be held to discuss forming a beekeepers association group. For more information please call the WVU Extension Office at 304-799-4852.

Pocahontas Producers Spring Sale Schedule

Regular Sale – Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m.

Special Spring Calf Sale – Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Regular Sale/Cow Sale – Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m.

Sponsors Needed for Camp T-Shirts

Sponsors are needed for the Pocahontas County 4-H Camp T-shirts.  Sponsors are asked to contribute $50 and their names will be printed on the back of the camp T-shirts. Every 4-Her attending county camp will receive a shirt.  Businesses, organizations, or individuals interested in being a 2014 sponsor, should call the Extension Office at 304-799-4852 immediately.

 4-H Recycling Contest

Attention 4-H clubs!  The Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring a contest among all Pocahontas County 4-H Clubs to see which club can collect the most newspapers – by weight – between March 1 and April 12. Please note that this contest is for newspapers only. Contact your local 4-H club leader today for all the details on how your club can participate and compete for cash prizes.

Energy Express Deadlines

Energy Express service/employment opportunities are now available for the 2014 Marlinton Elementary Energy Express Site for one site supervisor, four mentors, and one community coordinator. To learn more about how to become involved or to request an employment application, call the WVU Pocahontas County Extension Office at 304-799-4852 or visit the Energy Express website at

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