Charleston Daily Mail: Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, right, present a basket of vegetables from their plot beside the governor’s mansion to Jean Simpson, executive director of Manna Meal, to commemorate the completion of the Governor’s Garden. Officials said Simpson will also receive weekly gifts of whatever extra produce the mansion’s staff doesn’t need for use in the Quarrier Street soup kitchen. The garden is a collaborative project of the West Virginia University Extension Service, its Master Gardener program and the West Virginia State University Extension Service.
WVU Today: West Virginia University President Gordon Gee recently spread his message of ‘One West Virginia’ at one of the biggest events of the year the 90th annual State Fair of West Virginia in Greenbrier County.
As summer nears its end, Gee is wrapping up his 55-county West Virginia tour, an initiative in which he wants to convince the state’s residents that WVU is “their university.”
And despite the three-and-a-half driving hours between Morgantown and Fairlea, fairgoers resonated with Gee’s message. Batches of folks decked out in gold-and-blue wandered the fairgrounds and many University supporters stopped to chat with the president or take photos with him.
WBOY-TV County Energy Express students spent the day combining art with robotics.
West Virginia University’s Science Education department helped the kids build the robots using computers and recycled materials.
The future little scientists then used their artistic side to create real animated works of art.
Mountain Statesman: “I pledge my head to clearer thought. That in this life I face, I’ll make my home, my country and my world a better place.
4-H Extension Agent Jennifer Murray took this staff writer on a tour of the facility and grounds located on Camp Towels Road, where 72 campers from the ages of eight to 18 attended.
Mountain Statesman: “All aboard.” The Energy Express summer reading and nutrition program provided through the West Virginia University Extension Service, is full steam ahead at Flemington Elementary this summer.
The six-week program consists of reading writing, drama, art, non-competitive recreation and includes two free meals a day.
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