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WVU Extension offered a Ramp Compound Butter and Biscuit Workshop last Saturday in partnership with the Southside Depot.

In this workshop, participants made biscuits from scratch included adding ramps. While the biscuit dough rested, participants made compound ramp butter.

Ramps can be found throughout West Virginia in the spring and can be used in a variety of ways cooking, learn more on the WVU Extension website extension.wvu.edu.


By Ravenna Redman

Director of Social Services

The employees of Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center have chosen Patricia Hedrick as our resident of the week.

Patricia has been a resident of our facility since Feb. 1. She was born June 29, 1940, in Petersburg, to Alvin Rohrbaugh and Kate O’Brien Rohrbaugh. They lived in the field, near the fairgrounds.

Her father, Alvin was a masonry worker and bricklayer, and her mother was a stay-at-home mom. She had five siblings: Clarence Rohrbaugh, Bill Rohrbaugh, Donald Rohrbaugh, Shirley Keplinger, and Delores Lockley. Pat, Bill and Donald are the only ones remaining. She said she was the middle child.

GMH rehab encourages seeking help for speech, swallowing disorders

Disorders Affect People of All Ages, From Newborns to Older Adults

May is national Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), and Petersburg based speech-language pathologist Laura Honaker from Grant Memorial Hospital is using this year’s observance to encourage residents to seek an evaluation for a communication or swallowing disorder if they have concerns about themselves, a child, or another loved one.

These disorders are common in children as well as in adults—yet many don’t know that they are treatable by speech-language pathologists.

By Betty Inskeep

The Alpha Kappa Chapter meeting was held at the Moorefield Middle School April 23, with Mineral County hosting. Tables were adorned with a honeybee theme with flowers or honeybee décor for centerpieces.

Each of the 26 members attending received a honeybee favor box filled with tea, honey, honey lozenges and a packet of wildfl ower seeds. Everyone also received a honeybee reveal to win card. If a honeybee was revealed, the sister won the table’s centerpiece. Betty Coffman served breakfast before the meeting.

Ruby Alvaro gave the blessing and Vickie Saville led inspirational thoughts with a true story about bees. It told us to remember our support and love from family, friends, and sisters. She praised President Vickie Skavenski, our “Queen Bee” for keeping our hive humming for the last two years.

Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers globally, with more than 120,000 members.

NASW works to enhance its members’ professional growth and development, create and maintain professional standards, and advance sound social policies.

Each year the NASW West Virginia Chapter recognizes outstanding service delivery awards.

The Karen J. Glazier Award for Social Work in Gerontology 2022 recipient is local Grant County resident Mrs. Ravenna Redman.

The following cases were heard in the Grant County Magistrates Court from March 5 to April 10:

Stephen W. Heavner, 59, was fined and assessed $271 after pleading no contest to charges of driving while license suspended or revoked.

Kyler Wilson, 20, was fined and assessed $181 after pleading no contest to charges of operation of vehicle without inspection or failure to produce a certification.

Ronald Lee Smith, 57, was fined and assessed $25 after pleading no contest to operating a vehicle without wearing a seat belt.

Members of the West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. Route 220, in the 400 block of Virginia Avenue, Petersburg, Wednesday, May 18 from 6 p.m. - midnight.

The secondary location will be along U.S. Route 220 beneath the U.S.Route 48 overpass in the vicinity of Weimer Chrysler Dodge.

The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to educate the motoring public about the effects of driving impaired either by alcohol, drugs or both.

During the checkpoint, drivers will be checked for any other traffic infractions as well. This project is funded through the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention.

This year’s West Virginia state Social Studies Fair was held April 29 in Charleston. Grant County came home with two first place wins.

Other Grant County students who placed at the state event were:

Shelby Runion and Elizabeth Huffman, second place in Division 1, Political Science Group with “The Struggle is Real”

Lucy Groves, third place, Division II, Psychology, with “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

Adalyn Rumer, third place, Division II, U.S. History, with “Mary Lou Retton Gymnastics.”

Chanelle Sutton, honorable mention, Division III, Anthropology, with “Why was Stonehenge Built?”

Seneca Rocks Discovery Center and the historic Sites Homestead, in cooperation with the Eastern National Forests Interpretive Association, are kicking off summer with a full schedule of programs for Memorial Day weekend.

Join staff for a variety of interesting and engaging programs beginning Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30. All programs are free, and everyone is welcome. Some programs require pre-registration. All programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Daily programs, Friday - Monday, May 27-30:

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Coffee with a Ranger, Seneca Rocks Discovery Center. Plan your day and discover the forest while enjoying free coffee at the Mon Forest Towns hospitality table.

Last week, Grant County schools recognized the 2022 local Golden Horseshoe finalists. Winners this year were Colton Owens and Ezekial Landis of Petersburg High School and Lilly Pennington of Union Educational Complex.

The Golden Horseshoe Test has been administered in West Virginia each year since 1931 and is the longest-running program of its kind in any state.

The top-scoring students in each county receive the prestigious award and are inducted as “knights” of the Golden Horseshoe Society.

The South Branch Career and Technical Center (SBCTC) and Grant County Schools unveiled a new initiative last week that will allow students to explore career options earlier in their educational pathway.

The Career and Technical Explorations (CTE) Initiative will be available to students in seventh and eighth grades and includes several different career “modules” that the students can explore to determine if it is a field they may someday wish to pursue.

The modules are made up of hands-on activities as well as educational information.

“I think it is going to be a really valuable opportunity for our students,” said SBCTC Director Shelly Crites.

Currently, the career modules available are in the fields of: alternative energy, computer-aided design, computer graphics and game development, design and marketing, digital manufacturing, emergency and fire management services, energy and power, flight and drone technology, home maintenance systems, intro to child development, intro to culinary arts, materials processing and design, occupational health and safety construction, veterinary medicine, nursing, sports medicine and mental health.

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