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Precision Pipeline donates toys for local children

By Shirley Shuman
Thanks to employees of Precision Pipeline, many local children will enjoy a merrier Christmas this year. Michael West of the company’s safety department said that the employees have gathered—or donated for, $4,200 worth of toys plus 35 bicycles and bicycle helmets.
West spearheaded the project, but he explained that the safety department routinely participates in such programs. “Every time we go to a new community, we always want to contribute to that community,” West explained. For example, earlier this year, the company worked with the local school system on a backpack project.
This project, which runs until Dec. 15, began with contact of the local DHHR, which will distribute the toys. Employees of Precision Pipeline brought in toys, and the group collected money with which they bought additional toys. “We’re pretty excited about it,” West said, adding “About 400 employees helped with Toys for Tots. They enjoyed doing it.”
West continued to explain that the company and its employees “want to let everyone know we’re visitors. We know we cause traffic problems, but we always want to make sure we try to help.” He concluded with, “One thing we can agree on is to help Christmas be a good experience.”
Precision Pipeline is constructing this pipeline for Mountaineer Valley Pipeline.


BCMH Asst. Adm. honored with retirement reception

Sharon Gaston to leave post after 38 years

BCMH Assistant Administrator-Operations, Sharon Gaston was honored with a ceremony to celebrate her retirement on October 25. Gaston will officially leave her position at the end of 2018.





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Circuit Court hears pleas, hands down sentence

Multiple plea hearings were recently completed before the Honorable Richard A. Facemire in Braxton County Circuit Court. BC Prosecuting Attorney Jasmine R.H. Morton represented the state during the hearings.

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WV hunters harvest 44,572
bucks; Braxton yields 1017


Preliminary data collected from the electronic game checking system indicates that deer hunters in West Virginia harvested 44,572 antlered deer during the two-week buck firearms season which ran from Nov. 19 through Dec. 1, 2018, according to Gary Foster, assistant chief of Game Management with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. Braxton sportsmen and women claimed 1,060, down from last season kill which yielded 1,233.

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County 4-H and FFA members
participate in Beef Quiz Bowl

Ten Braxton County 4-H and FFA members recently participated in the ninth annual Beef Quiz Bowl at the Mountaineer Cattlemen’s College at Stonewall Resort. One junior level and one senior level team competed in the Quiz Bowl designed to test participant’s knowledge of the beef industry.

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Registration open for
2-week Winter Term at Glenville State

Glenville State College will be offering a variety of courses during the upcoming winter term to accommodate students who might wish to repeat a course or who just want to speed up their degree progression. The courses are delivered both online and in person. All of the classes, which are part of the accelerated two-week winter term, will begin on Thursday, January 3 and run through Wednesday, January 16.

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