Taylor County awarded funds

TAYLOR COUNTY—Taylor County has been chosen to receive $8,813 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; and, the United Way of America. The Local Board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the county.

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Local athlete battles for spot on Jr. Olympic team

TAYLOR COUNTY—One local athlete is on her way to make a name for herself on a large scale, taking down those who stand in her way along her path. Rylee Jones, one of the area’s top martial artists in her age group, made her way to Chicago, Illinois on Friday, July 12, to compete to earn her spot on the United States Junior Olympic Team at the USA National Karate Federation Championships and US Team Trials. This year’s competition was the largest in the federation’s history. The four-day contest saw numerous athletes put to the test, as they go for the gold.

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Upcoming road closure this week

TAYLOR COUNTY—The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists of a road closure on County Route 11, Wendel Road, at Mile Post 3.29

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West Virginia Dirt Trackin’ King, Sr. wins BRP Modifieds

Fellow dirt eaters it saddens me to say that this column has been given the red/checkered flag and will no longer be in these pages. As always contact me at [email protected] or on face book. Without getting sappy, a deep heartfelt thank you to all that helped and supported me over the last 15 years. Until it’s time again to smell alcohol and eat dirt, have a good one. At Elkins on Friday Steve Wilmoth grabbed the point in the Super Late Models with Shane Hitt on his decklid. Paul Wilmoth Jr. would join the duo and nearly three wide for the spot. Paul snared the lead from his brother on lap 23. Paul parked in victory lane for the third time this year. Shane slipped by Steve for second. Ryan Montgomery and Tim Senic were fourth and fifth.

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