Get ready for cool cars and creative crafts at AJES

GRAFTON—One local school is gearing up to hold a fall car show and craft fair next month, and they are looking for vendors, crafters and vehicle owners to help make the event a success. The Anna Jarvis Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization would like to announce that they will be hosting a Car Show and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, October 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the school.

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The Class of 1984 reminisces during weekend-long celebration

GRAFTON—It is often heard once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat, and the class of 1984 still sees themselves as just that. Classmates gathered recently to catch up with each other and share memories of their time in the halls of Grafton High School. During the weekend-long reunion, the GHS Alumni were give many opportunities to come together to enjoy each other’s company, and what better way to kick off the activities than during the Grafton Bearcats home opener against Phillip Barbour. Before the football game started, classmates met for a tailgate at GHS, with a delicious meal prepared and catered by the GHS ProStart students.

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Sandy Pals start thinking about the upcoming Christmas holiday

FELLOWSVILLE—Sandy Pals 4-H meeting held September 9th was called to order by Vice President Gavin Jennings. Song leader Reagan Jennings led members singing “WV Boys and Girls” followed by the 4-H pledge. Violet Jennings filled in for the secretary and read the August minutes. Addison Bolyard gave the treasurer’s report.

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Firefighters Full Pull deemed success

GRAFTON—The smell of diesel fumes and the sound of roaring engines filled the air at the Taylor County Fair Grounds during an annual event geared at raising funds for two area fire departments. The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, a regional truck and tractor pulling series, visited the fairgrounds on Saturday for the annual Firefighters Full Pull. The event, an annual fundraiser for the Grafton and Fellowsville Volunteer Fire Departments, kicked off at 5:00 p.m.

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4-H celebrates on the Princess

TYGART LAKE—Young 4-H members come together for their annual 4-H end of the year party on Friday night. The kids work hard all year around to accomplish projects and activities including livestock project, service projects and other goals that are in line with 4-H. 4-H is the perfect organization for children who are wanting to get involved with their communities. Clover Buds are the youngest set of 4-H members, with ages ranging under 8 years old. These kids work hard to become an established 4-H member.

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Leer Mine gives back to students

GRAFTON—For the past three years, one local organization has provided the students at Anna Jarvis Elementary School with a special bag filled with school supplies. On Thursday, employees from Arch Coal Leer Mining Complex visited the school to hand out backpacks to all students at the school. The backpacks show a little school spirit on them as well. This year’s backpack features the updated school logo with Zeke the Mountaineer and outline of the state of West Virginia.

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Area road closures and delays

TAYLOR COUNTY— Starting on Monday, September 16, 2019 through Friday September 20, 2019 Paul E. Malone Road will be closed from Curry Lane to the Dam. Traffic will need to access Tygart Lake Dam by using the Knottsville entrance.

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Honoring First Responders

TAYLOR COUNTY—During the month of September, one local church will be recognizing the efforts of first responders in the area with a special meal. The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Outreach Team has been busy preparing meals and delivering them to area first responders and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks. Their first stop was the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, September 5. They next visited the Flemington Fire Department and Emergency Medical Squad, delivering a home cooked meal on Sunday, September 8.

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Bells rang on Labor Day to honor Rosies

GRAFTON—On Labor Day, bells across the nation rang to honor and celebrate Rosie the Riveters. Rosie the Riveter has become a national symbol, as women everywhere look to her for strength. A national movement has been created to showcase American Rosies from all walks of life doing lasting work, which continue the contributions of Rosie the Riveters.

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