Vol. 41, No.40

October, 6, 2015

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Tyo, Straley crowned BCHS Homecoming Royalty

The highlight of last Friday’s home football game was the halftime ceremonies in which the Braxton County High School Homecoming Royalty was announced. Before a near capacity crowd Senior Princess Jessi Tyo was named Queen and her escort Tanner Straley was crowned King.
The 2014 Homecoming Queen Savannah Rose resented flowers to Queen Jessi. Presenting the crowns is was 1986 Homecoming Queen Lisa Dennison-Brady with escort Jim Estep.

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Commission proclaims October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month

After calling their regular meeting to order last Friday, the Braxton County Commission heard a presentation by Regina Swecker director of the local Domestic Violence Coalition. Swecker requested that the Commission sign a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Braxton County. That request was granted on a motion by Gary Ellyson.

Boy Scouts continue BCMH beautifiction project

In recent years, local Boy Scout Troop #135 led by Dr. Doug Given has worked to keep the grounds of Braxton County Memorial Hospital beautiful. This group of young men have often been the ‘brawn’ behind many of the landscaping projects coordinated by BCMH Medical Transcriptionist, Cathy Sowa.


BCHS Speech Team does well in Novice Tournament

In what was the first-ever competition for several of its members, the BCHS speech team earned a fifth-place sweepstakes trophy in the WVIFL Novice Tournament held Saturday in Parkersburg. Two members also earned trophies in their events. Junior Maggie Cutlip brought home a fourth-place award in Sales Speaking, and Galadriel Gendreau, a senior, earned fifth place in Broadcasting.
Speech coach Sharon Desper, speaking of her team, said, “This is the biggest team we’ve had in quite a while. They’re really motivated and coachable and excited about competing.”

West Virginia open to hunters with disabilities

Physically-challenged hunters possessing a Class Q/QQ hunting permit may hunt on designated roads throughout the Monongahela National Forest, portions of the National Forest in West Virginia and on selected wildlife management areas, according to Paul Johansen, chief of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Resources Section.




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