Vol. 40, No. 42

October 14, 2014

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BCHS students compete in FFA Regional Tractor Pulling

On Monday September 22, Braxton County High School’s FFA students participated in the regional tractor pulling competition. The competition was held at Roane County High School from 2pm to 7pm.
The categories of the competition were varied widely. However the youth from Braxton only competed in a select few categories. Senior Luke Hefner and Threy Jackson chose to compete in the Larger Tractor division; pulling two wheel and four wheel wagons. They were diligent competitors unfortunately they did not place.


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DNR assigns former county resident as the new Natural Resources Police Sergeant

The West Virginia DNR Law Enforcement Section has announced that Sergeant Timothy L. White has been assigned as the new area sergeant for Braxton, Clay and Nicholas counties.
Sgt. Tim White began his career with the Natural Resources Police (formerly known as Conservation Officers) in July of 2001 while he was a resident of Braxton County. He graduated the State Police Academy in December of 2001 as the Valedictorian of the 112th Basic Police Training Course and received an initial assignment in January of 2002 as a field officer in Hampshire County, District 2 at Romney. In June of 2002, he was assigned field officer duties for Nicholas County, District 3 at Elkins.

What you should know about Enterovirus D68

The United States is currently experiencing a nationwide outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness. It was first recognized in California in 1962 and small numbers of EV-D68 have been reported regularly to CDC since 1987. However, this year the number of people confirmed with EV-D68 infections is much greater than that reported in previous years.
Enteroviruses are very common viruses; there are more than 100 types. It is estimated that 10 to 15 million enteroviruses occur in the United States each year. Tens of thousands of people are hospitalized each year for illnesses caused by enteroviruses. Different enteroviruses can cause different illnesses, such as respiratory, febrile rash, and neurologic illness. In general, the spread of enteroviruses is often quite unpredictable. A mix of enteroviruses circulates every year, typically in the summer and fall months. Different types of enteroviruses can be common in different years. The strains of EV-D68 circulating this year are NOT NEW.























Foodland shoppers can earn a free Thanksgiving turkey

Foodland, a locally owned and operated chain of grocery stores with locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, is proud to announce that shoppers can earn a free Honeysuckle frozen turkey when using their Rewards Card this fall. Stemming from a successful inaugural program in 2013, shoppers at participating Foodland, including the Elk River location, are eligible for this reward when spending more than $399 during the earning period beginning October 8 through November 11.












Early Voting begins Oct. 22

Early Voting across West Virginia for the General Election will begin October 22 according to Braxton County Clerk Susan Lunceford. Those wishing to cast their ballot before be November 4 election day may do so at the early voting prescient across from the Courthouse on Main Street in Sutton during normal business hours.
Additionally, Early Voting will be conducted on the two Saturdays before Election Day from 9:00 am to
5:00 pm. The last day for Early Voting will be November 1.
Polling precincts across Braxton County will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 p.m. on November 4, General Election Day.

Farmer, Jarvis headed to jail after Circuit Court appearance

Richard Otis Farmer appeared in Braxton County Circuit Court on September 11 with Judge Richard A. Facemire presiding. Farmer was scheduled for sentencing in the matter of sexual assault. Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Hamon McLaughlin represented the state. Farmer’s counsel, Kelly Pritt, requested that the Court permit Farmer to have some type of alternative sentencing. In finding that he is in need of correctional treatment, Judge Facemire denied Farmer’s motion.



Kitty Fair set for Saturday

Just One Generation, the Braxton County affiliate of PURR WV, announces a kitty adoption fair to be held on Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM in front of the former CVS Pharmacy in the Kroger complex between Gassaway and Sutton. Spokesperson Sally Stewart encourages anyone who has given thoughtful consideration to pet ownership to visit the fair and meet in person some of the cats and kittens available.






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