Eastern Panhandle briefs

July 02, 2010

Shepherd students named finalists in video contest

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Two groups of students from Shepherd University have been named finalists of the Celebrating Technology and Innovation in Physical Education video contest. The Shepherd students won a Polar E600 heart rate monitor.

The nationwide contest, sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Polar USA, gave students the opportunity to share their creative ideas on how to use technology and other innovative practices to make physical education more exciting. The Shepherd students completed the videos as part of their Current Issues in Physical Education class taught by Anna DeVito.

Students Bobby Sisson of Hedgesville, W.Va., Meghan Jackson of Leesburg, Va., Cody Waldron of Smithsburg, Joel Blessing of Hedgesville, and David Canada of Frederick, Md., submitted their video "Physical Education Stations." Their video can be seen at

Sara Wetmore of Charles Town, W,Va., Samantha Hodson of High View, W.Va., Kodie Butts of Martinsburg, W.Va., Steve Jackson of Madison Heights, Va., and Bobby Sisson submitted their video "Soccer Pedometer Challenge," which can be seen at


Morgan County offices to remain open Friday

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Even though the government offices of Jefferson and Berkeley counties will close today to honor former U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., Morgan County government offices will stay open.

At Thursday's Morgan County Commission meeting, commission president Brenda J. Hutchinson said the court system in all three counties was ordered closed by 23rd Circuit Judge John C. Yoder.

Hutchinson said Yoder urged Morgan County to do the same because other county offices will close.

Commissioners Thomas R. Swaim and Stacy A. Dugan said they wanted the offices to be open.

In the afternoon session, Swaim and Dugan voted to stay open and Hutchinson voted to close county offices.

"We are not dishonoring Senator Byrd by staying open," he said.

The county governments will be closed on Monday for Independence Day, Hutchinson said.

Swaim said later he would have voted to close the county offices on Friday if Monday was not a holiday.

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