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Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Harrisville Lions Club Promotes Arbor Day

by Debbie Frederick

    Barbara and Russell Rogerson of the Harrisville Lions Club came to the Ritchie County Board of Education meeting Monday evening bearing gifts.

    Arbor Day is the second weekend in April for West Virginia and the last weekend in April for the national celebration. The exact day it is commemorated depends on the planting season for the state with Spring weather.

    The Rogerson’s presented each board member, directors and all of the school  bus drivers for Ritchie County schools an evergreen sapling to plant for Arbor Day. The Harrisville Lions Club has these saplings available to anyone wanting to plant a tree for Arbor Day.

    This is the third year the local Lions organization has been taking part in this beautification effort and is              

South Fork Grange Ramp Dinner

2:00 p.m.-? Grange Hall, Berea


Baked Steak Dinner

5:00 p.m. Cairo VFD


Cancer Survivor/Caregiver Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Pizza House Family Restaurant, Harrisville





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An Arbor Day tree

given out by the

Harrisville Lions Club.

    Ritchie County High School's National Honor Society inducted new members on Wednesday April 15th in the school auditorium. National Honor Society president Matthew Byrd lead the ceremony.  

    The new inductees are: Sydney Brill, Jessie Bryson, Jessica Butcher, Sarah Cokeley, Samantha Kirk, Stephanie Kirk, Heidi Lusk, Cheyenne Rymers, Abbie Shepler, Davi Shaye Stanley, and Dalton Stump.

    The National Honor Society inducts students who excel not only scholastically, but show excellent character, leadership, citizenship, and service.

Back row:  Davi Shaye Stanley, Jessie Bryson, Sarah Cokeley, Dalton Stump, Stephanie Kirk, and Samantha Kirk.  Front row:  Abbie Shepler, Sydney Brill, Cheyenne Rymers, Heidi Lusk,

and Jessica Butcher.

RCHS Inducts New National Honor Society Members

by Debbie Frederick


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Matthew Byrd opens the National Honor Society ceremony.

Ellenboro VFD Meeting

7:00 p.m. Ellenboro Fire Hall


considered one of their community projects. They have partnered with Fourth Grade Foresters U.S.A. who provide the trees prepackaged with planting instructions done by handicapped workers.

    The project has four major goals:

Revitalize observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools on official Arboe Day proclaimed by their state.

Send every fourth grader home with a tree of their own to plant and care for.

Support employment of workers with disabilities.

Bring schools, private individuals, businesses and organizations together to have direct positive impact on the urban forests of their communities.

    Evergreen saplings were given to each student in fourth grade classes of the elementary schools in the county. Smithville Elementary received 27 trees, Harrisville 46, Creed Collins was given 21 and Ellenboro got 48 trees! The students may plant these trees wherever they like, as long as they are planted.

    Arbor Day began in Nebraska in the 1800s when resident J. Sterling Morton wanted to have more trees in the state. It was wide open plains with not many trees to act a windbreakers or to add beautification to the land.


Youth Loans

    The Farm Service Agency makes loans to youth to establish and operate agricultural income-producing projects in connection with 4-H clubs, FFA and other agricultural groups. Projects must be planned and operated with the help of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan and provide the youth with practical business and educational experience. The maximum loan amount is $5000.

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