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Generations of Shepherdstown will reunite on July 23

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Generations of Shepherdstown will hold their next annual event on July 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Shepherdstown Fire Station.

Due to the Covid epidemic the group could not meet 2020-2021. Generations of Shepherdstown is a non-profit organization set up to provide fellowship to those born, raised or have parents in the Shepherdstown area.

Chicken, barbecue pork and drinks will be provided, as well as utensils. Bring a covered dish of your choice to share with the group. Lunch will be served at noon. There will be given items that will be offered by drawings and possibly an auction item(s).

Donations will be accepted during the event or can be sent to Generations of Shepherdstown, 195 Edwin Blvd., Shenandoah Junction, WV, 25442.

For more information, visit the Generations of Shepherdstown Facebook page.

West Virginia receives funding from DHHR

CHARLESTON – Tuesday, the senses. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, RW.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,915,817 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the drug epidemic and supporting a network of health centers in West Virginia.

“Every West Virginia has felt the effects of substance use disorders, and addressing this heartbreaking epidemic continues to be one of my top priorities. Rural Communities Opioid Response is a major program that provides funding to rural health clinics to treat and combat substance use disorders. West Virginia’s clinics and health centers are the backbone of our health care system, and I am pleased that HHS is investing in these two programs as they continue to provide essential health care services. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for resources to fight the drug epidemic and support health centers throughout Mountain State,” Manchin said.

“As we continue to battle the addictions and overdoses that have exploded during the pandemic, we need to better equip our health centers and behavioral health clinics with the resources they need to help those who need them most.” , said Capito. “The opioid epidemic has touched all of us in one way or another, but investing in community solutions can help lift individuals out of the grip of addiction and put them on the road to recovery. I will continue to fight for the resources our clinics need as we work to end the addiction crisis in West Virginia.

The individual awards were given to the following people:

$1,000,000 – Healthways: Implementing the Opioid Response in Rural Communities

$915,817 – West Virginia Primary Care Association: health center controlled network

27 to receive a tuition scholarship

CHARLESTON, AP — A new group of high school graduates who plan to become teachers will receive a West Virginia scholarship worth up to $40,000 over four years, officials said.

A total of 27 seniors were chosen for the third cohort of Underwood-Smith education researchers, according to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

The program aims to help fill teacher shortages in math, science, special education and elementary education. Recipients agree to teach in one of these fields in West Virginia for at least five years after graduation.

Each recipient is paired with a practicing teacher mentor who offers guidance throughout college, the commission said in a news release.

Students receive up to $10,000 per year, for a total of $40,000.

Anyone wishing to be considered for the 2023 cohort can apply from July 15.

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