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Administrator Kari Evans presents the Wagner-Trainum award to Rhonda Ours.

Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center in September celebrated their employees at the annual Recognition Banquet. Individuals were honored and presented with a special pin commemorating their years of service and certificates were given to those who had perfect or faithful attendance records.

Joyce E. Stewart was the recipient of the Human Rights Award for the state of West Virginia. The award was presented Sept. 24 at the West Virginia Church Women United state assembly held at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church near Clarksburg.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s expanded partnership with colleges in West Virginia brought students from Potomac State College to Petersburg High School on Friday to share drug abuse prevention information with eighth grade students.

The initiative, launched in March 2017, now involves Potomac State’s Department of Nursing, as well as six programs at five other universities.

Susanna Holstein
Susanna Holstein

Spirits will be high at the Grant County Library when storyteller Susanna Holstein comes Oct. 24, to spin tales of West Virginia’s best-known ghosts as well as some not as well known but equally eerie spirits.

“I find ghost stories all across West Virginia,” said Holstein, who presents stories across the state as “Granny Sue.”


The Wool Pool take-in is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, from 9a.m. - 2p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Petersburg.

Wool will be baled in the 400 pound plus standard wool pack and will be sold on a yield and grade basis. The payment will be delayed until after the wool is shipped and graded at the woolen mill.

Selling on a yield and grade basis and baling the wool is the way buyers want all domestic wool handled. The yield should be up around 60 percent according to Extension Specialists.

There will not be a market for black wool or lamb wool, so please do not send it or put it in the bags with clear wool.

Also, last year there was a lot of reject wool because it was dirty. If your wool is dirty, please do not send it either. It cannot be resold and it only makes your price per pound less because there is a disposal cost.

Do not bring your wool in feed sacks. All wool received in feed sacks will be paid as reject wool. If you mark your wool bags, please do not use paint as this goes through the bag into the wool also making it rejected.

If you have questions please call your local county Extension office or Tammy Wimer, Wool Pool secretary/treasurer, at 304-530-0273.

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The Grant County 4-H forestry judging team participated in the state 4-H forestry judging contest recently at the Westvaco/ WVU Forest near Morgantown.

Participating from Grant County in the junior section of the contest were Jacob Jones, Olivia Carle, Andrew Fleming and Cody Mitchell.

The 4-H forestry judging contest consists of tree identification, insect and disease identification, compass traverse, tree measurement and forest inventory. Contestants also take a

written exam on modern forestry concepts.

The Grant County team placed second out of five teams with a team score of 994 points. In individual scoring, Carle placed 11th, Fleming placed ninth, Mitchell placed fourth and Jones tied for first place.

The team was coached by Paul Jones and Phil Ankers. For more information on 4-H forestry judging, call Ankers at 304- 257-2459.



Are you looking for a way to help someone this Christmas? Do you want to keep your giving local? Do you wish you still had a child to shop for?

The sponsors of Tree of Life need your help. Take a local child’s wish list from one of the trees located at Judy’s Drug Store or Petersburg Shop ‘n Save.

Please know that you are the only one shopping for that child. Try and fill as many items as possible on their wish list. This is your opportunity to show God’s love in a big way.

If you don’t feel like shopping, the Tree of Life sponsors will use your donation to shop for any names left on the tree. You may drop off your donation at Judy’s Drug Store in the gift department. Please make checks to The Tree of Life.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Cook at 304-668-8883.


Warm the Children is a program whose mission is to provide new, warm, winter clothing for children in lower income families in Grant County.

The partnership for Grant County is the Wal-Mart in Moorefield.

Volunteer shoppers are needed to help meet families and spend the donated money. Volunteers are also needed to wrap gifts for recipients of the program.

If you do not have time to volunteer, monetary donations are accepted year-round with 100 percent of all proceeds going directly to the purchase of winter clothing.

If you would like to donate, see the ad on page 5A in this week’s Press.

Your donation of $40 sponsors a child from age 0-2 and $80 sponsors a child 3-18. Any amount is appreciated. Make checks payable to EWCCA and send to P.O. Box 418, Petersburg, WV 26847.

For questions, contact Aimee Cardot at Eastern West Virginia Community Action Agency, 304-257-1107.


Once again the Toys for Happiness drive is taking applications for children in Grant County (see application on Page 3A).

Toys for Happiness has been a community event for over 20 years and its whole purpose is to provide a merry Christmas for boys and girls whose families may not be able to provide gifts under the tree.

Toy donations (new) are being taken at the Grant County Press as well as monetary donations to purchase toys. Checks should be made payable to Toys for Happiness and can be dropped off at the Press office or mailed to P.O. Box 39, Petersburg, WV 26847.

More information on this event will be in upcoming editions of the Press.

Editor - Camille Howard;
News Editor - Erin Camp;
Advertising Manager - Tara Warner Pratt; 
Graphic Designer - Jesse Hedrick;
Print Shop Manager - Richard Knight; 
Bookkeeping - Peggy Hughes;
Circulation - Mary Simmons

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