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Elizabeth Ours
Elizabeth Ours

Elizabeth Ours, 17, of Maysville, was selected to attend the 2019 International Leadership Seminar for State FFA Officers.

Ours was one of the 75 to be chosen from across the U.S. to travel to South Africa in January 2019.

International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILS- SO) is a program that provides an opportunity for state FFA officers to travel across the world to gain a wider understanding of agriculture.

The group will travel to several places in South Africa such as a private game reserve, a goat stud farm, Cape Town, and many more.

She will be hosting fundraisers over the next few months and is seeking sponsors to help with the large cost of the trip. Anyone who wishes to help sponsor can contact Ours at 304-703-7677 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

She is the daughter of Jerry and Melanie Ours of Maysville.

GMH interns
Mackenzee Chapman, Sydney Beach, Jaden Corbin, Reagan Hartman, Mackenzie Weasenforth, Casey Watts, Reece Hedrick and Devren Musser

Petersburg High School students began their internship at Grant Memorial Hospital (GMH) on Aug. 27.

“The intern program is a collaboration with the high school to expose seniors to careers in health care, develop new skills, and most of all gain a personal satisfaction of helping others,” said Julie Kesner, community resource coordinator.

Intern students rotate to different departments of the hospital to gain a better knowledge of the various health care fields.

The departments participating are extended care, family maternity unit, laboratory, medical surgical care, outpatient surgery, radiology, rehabilitation, respiratory therapy and infusion center.

GMH welcomes these students and looks forward to a successful semester.

Civil war room
A new Civil War room has been added, which includes the original clerk’s safe at the courthouse.

The annual Heritage Weekend is comming up in less than two weeks, so now is the time to make plans to attend events here and in Hardy County.

This year in Petersburg, the old Grant County Courthouse on Virginia Avenue, will again be open on Saturday, Sept. 29, for tours of the Veterans Room, as well as the recently remodeled courtroom and newly created Civil War Room.

During the month of October the Landes Arts Center will be host to the art and inspirational photography of Grant County native Robert Nelson.

Nelson has spent decades teaching and creating art with his works and commissions being displayed in locations all across the Washington D.C./Virginia area.

“I have always had a special desire to see beyond the surface, beyond the obvious,” Nelson states. “I believe that everything contains a point that satisfies the artist’s drive to touch and embrace. I enjoy the challenge to make the complex simple, to make opposites compatible, and to see treasures in the common place.”

Subjects and works to be on display include local, regional and state photography, photo series of Greenland Gap and of around the Mozer and Kesner Mountain, Lahmansville sunrise and sunsets, inspirational work with commentary by the artist and a series of water colors and drawings of Outer Banks (OBX).

The public is invited and Nelson’s work will be on display from Oct. 3 through Nov. 3 including an open house on Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Times and dates when the exhibit will be open can be found by visiting the Landes Arts Center Facebook page.

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