Vol. 46, No. 01

January 7, 2020

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BCHS student earns perfect score on ACT

Lauren Keplinger, a junior at Braxton County High School, has accomplished something which few high school students do. Keplinger received a score of 36, the highest possible, on the ACT exam.






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Board of Education holds
meeting, before meeting

The Braxton County Board of Education first meeting of 2020, on January 7, got off to a poor start. The meeting apparently started at 5:35 pm with two student expulsion hearings. According to Board President Jill Cooper, an executive session was called at 5:35 pm on a motion by Bradley Shingler with a second by DeAnna Whipkey.

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Jadyn Stewart joins elite
group of Braxton hoopsters

During the first quarter of the Eagles’ win over Calhoun last week, Braxton senior Jadyn Stewart reached one of his goals. Stewart scored his 1,000th point for his high school basketball career. Only 11 other Braxton players have attained that mark.

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Local 9-1-1 Center fields
astonishing number of calls

New equipment at Braxton Control, the county’s 9-1-1 communications center now allows John Hoffman, OES/9-1-1 Director to track calls coming into the center more precisely. “Previously, our equipment did not track call the way we can now,” Hoffman explained. The center fielded an astonishing 44,674 calls during 2019 which averages 122 per day.

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WVU Extension Service to
host Seed Starting Workshop

Have you had problems finding plants for those early or late plantings in your high tunnel? Have you ever wanted to start your own plants for your garden? Have you tried to start plants from seed and been frustrated with the results? Join us at a seed starting workshop to learn how to make 2020 a successful year getting plants started!

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