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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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  When the Pennsboro IGA closed, the Ritchie County Senior Center stepped in to initiate a program for transportation from Pennsboro to Harrisville for a “Store Run” in order for senior citizens to have access to shopping for groceries. The plan was to continue the bus service until the new grocery store opened, which is expected to take several months.

  The small bus from the Senior Center runs the third Tuesday of each month round trip from Pennsboro to Harrisville, but those wanting to make the trip need to call to reserve a spot. The bus will pick you up at your door, go the the Shop ‘N Save Express in Harrisville and any other drug store or discount store while in town. Tuesdays are Senior Discount Day at the Shop ‘N Save, so that can be a help to the shoppers from Pennsboro, as well.

  There is a suggested donation of $3 per trip, however, Mr. Craig Phillips, owner of the Shop ‘N Save and the future store that will be opening in Pennsboro, has graciously offered to pay for anyone using the service.

  So, the shopping trip to Harrisville is free and all it takes is a phone call to 304-643-4941.

  Staff at the Ritchie County Senior Center are surprised that only two people used the “Store Run” last month, and no one signed up for the September run.

  For more information, call weekdays 304-643-4941.   

Pennsboro To Harrisville Store Run Not Being Used

By Debbie Frederick


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Cairo Bike Days

Noon-6:00 p.m. Downtown Cairo.


Cash Bingo

5:00 p.m. Doors Open

6:00 p.m. Early Bird Games

7:00 p.m. Regular Games

Pennsboro Fire Hall


  Drug Take Back Day is planned for Saturday, September 27th. This is a national effort to collect unwanted and unused prescription drugs to dispose of them properly. This includes outdated medicines, prescriptions belonging to someone who no longer uses them, or those medicines that do not fit your condition now.

  Liquids or any items with needles will not be accepted in the drug take back effort.

  In Ritchie County the drop off points for those medications are in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office, Hometown Pharmacy, Pennsboro Family Pharmacy and Rite Aid, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

  The drop off box in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office is available for use year round during open hours.

  The event is coordinated by the Ritchie County Substance Abuse Coalition and the Drug Enforcement Agency out of Charleston. Last Fall 42 pounds of old medicines were collected in Ritchie County, and about 5,000 pounds in the entire state in that one day.  

Drug Take Back Day Planned For September 27th

By Debbie Frederick

Ritchie Co. Farmers Market

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Harrisville Municipal Bldg. Main Street


Ellenboro VFD Meeting

7:00 p.m. Ellenboro Fire Hall


RC Board of Education


6:00 p.m. Ellenboro Elementary School

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  Press Release - West Virginia Division of Highways has announced there may be possible delays on Ritchie County Route 9/8, Lynn Camp Road, beginning Monday, September 22nd, according to Jake Bumgarner, District Three Maintenance Supervisor.

  Delays are expected on Lynn Camp Road beginning at the intersection of Ritchie County Route 9/9, White Oak Creek Road, and ending at milepost 1.70.

   This will allow Antero Resources Corporation to make upgrades to the roadway. Crews will be working between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day for approximately four weeks.

  Traffic will be maintained with a flagging operation, however, some delays may be substantial. Motorist are asked to plan ahead or use an alternative route, if possible.

  Please be advised that inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances may change the work schedule.  

Possible Delays

On Lynn Camp Rd Beginning Monday