Webster County Health Department
(304) 847-5483 office
(304) 847-7692 fax
112 Bell Street
Suite C
Webster Springs, WV 26288    


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At the request of Webster County Health Department, Central West Virginia Animal Hospital, (Edith Johnson, DVM) will be conducting dog and cat vaccination clinics. Webster County Rabies Vaccinations Clinics will be held Saturday May 7th 2016, Rabies vaccinations will be $15.00 for dog or cat. Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo Virus, Lepto and Lyme Vaccination for dogs and Distemper, Upper Respiratory Virus Vaccination for cats will be available at substantial savings over office price. FRONTLINE, NEXGARD, REVOLUTION, and worm medication as well as other pet supplies will be avail able for pets receiving vaccinations.

Hacker Valley ...............Senior Center ............9:00-9:30 am
Diana.................Holly River Baptist Church....10:00-10:45 am
Webster Springs............Baker's Island...........11:15-12:15 pm
Bolair ...................Old D & L Grocery Lot.........1:30-2:00 pm
Cowen..................WCHS Parking Lot...............2:15-3:00 pm
Camden on Gauley...Mayor's Office Parking Lot..3:15-3:30 pm

Please have all dogs tied or on a leash. Please have all cats in a box to prevent escape. WV Law requires that every dog and cat be vaccinated for Rabies, and more important this vaccisation provides protection for both owner and pet against the deadly disease.








Clean out your medicine cabinets and bring your unwanted, unneeded medicatons to one of the following locations in Webster County.

Saturday April 30th

10 am to 2 pm

Courthouse in Webster Springs

State Police Office located below Webster County High School in Upper Glade


Prescriptions medicines as well as over the counter medicines will be accepted.  Needles, lances, urine containers WILL NOT be accepted.  


This week begins week 4 of our walking program!  We are so happy to see that so many of you have continued on this journey with us.  Attached you will find the week 4 newsletter.  Many thanks to Lisa Hardway, Health Coach and Personal Trainer, for the wonderful articles that she has been so graciously writing for this program.  She has provided us with so much helpful information.  Thanks Lisa!  And thanks to all of you who have joined us in this journey.





In leiu of our Monday evening walk, I encourage everyone interested to meet at the Main Street office in Webster Springs at 5:30 this evening, (April 18) to assist them in getting the town cleaned up.  Please come out and join us.  For questions, call 304-847-5483.





You will learn proper and safe canning techiniques for hot water bath and pressure canning.  Also freezing techniques to get the best quality out of your foods.  After this course you will be able to can or freeze nearly all foods.

WHEN: Friday May 6th, 2016

TIME: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LOCATION: St. Anne's Catholic Church

FEE: Free

To sign up please call 304-847-2727

Space is limited, preregistration is required.

Sponsored by the Extension Service of WVU



Food School Dates

                                                                Tuesday, April 5 - 1:00 p.m. @ WCHD

                  CANCELLED!!!! Wednesday, April 20 - 1:00 p.m. @ WCHD - CANCELLED!!!!

                                             Tuesday, April 26 - 1:00 p.m. @ WCHD


Please arrive 5 minutes early to sign in.  Cards are good for 2 years. Please call us at 304-847-5483 for questions.   Card costs are as follows:

County Card: $10.00

State Card: $20.00

Week 1 Totals for WWC 2016

The totals have been calculated for week one and they are great! Based on those turning in their walking logs we have the following results:

Total steps walked - 2,432,255 (wow!)
Avg. steps per person for week 1 - 65,737
Avg. steps per day - 9,391!!!!!!

...We are off to a great start and we are so proud to see the effort that you are all putting forth! The number of steps that you should work toward walking each day is 10,000 - but don't let that discourage you. Simply try increasing your steps a little more each week. Don't forget to send in week 2 totals today. (fax - 847-7692 or phone 847-5483). You may also stop by and weigh in. Keep up the great work!

Walking Webster County Newsletter #2

If Walking is Painful – These Tips May Help


If walking hurts there may be several, simple fixes available. 


Wear good walking shoes.  Lace-ups are essential.
After a brief warm up, stretch all of your leg muscles, then begin your walk.
Walk at a slower pace.
Avoid steep inclines or declines.
Make it a point to tighten your stomach muscles while you are walking.

Shoes are probably the most important part of a safe and healthy walk.  Only lace-up shoes, or walking shoes with Velcro closures, provide the support necessary for safe walking.  Wearing flip-flops, sandals, slides, Crocs, etc. for walking will place strain on the knee, hip, and ankle joints.  This strain may cause walking to be painful and, in some cases, can cause significant injury to the joints.


Walking without stretching your leg muscles first may cause pain in several ways.  The muscles may hurt or the tendons may become painful due to excessive tension caused by the un-stretched muscles.  Last, but certainly not least, the joints may become tender or painful from the pulling forces of the muscles and tendons.


Strong muscles in the legs certainly make for safer walking.  However, other muscles also need to be strengthened in order to assist the legs in carrying your body without pain.  The abdominal muscles play a large part in walking without pain.  Strong abdominal muscles can help alleviate pain in the back as well as pain in the legs while walking or performing other daily activities.


It is important to know the source of the pain and to seek medical attention if necessary.  If your physician has agreed that walking is a good exercise for you, but you are having some pain from walking, then these tips may help ease your pain.


By:  Lisa Hardway

Health Coach and Personal Trainer


 Ranch-Chive Popcorn


Top of Form
4 Tbsp. canola oil or safflower oil, divided
3/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 1/2 Tbsp. dried chives
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Bottom of Form
1.     In a heavy-duty large pot, warm 1 tablespoon canola oil and a few popcorn kernels over high heat. Wait a couple minutes until these kernels have popped? This shows the oil is at the perfect popcorn-popping temperature.

2.     As quickly as possible, add in remaining popcorn kernels and cover with a lid. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Using potholders and shaking the pot constantly as the kernels pop, cook until the popping slows down, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pot from heat but keep the lid on; some remaining kernels may continue to pop.

3.     In a small bowl, stir together oil and seasonings to combine.

4.     Carefully transfer the hot popcorn into a large bowl. Drizzle with the herbed oil, tossing as you add the oil so all the popcorn is coated. Serve.



Family Fitness Tips:

 Grab the stroller and go for a brisk walk with your children.  You could also purchase a jogging stroller, which allows you to walk faster, jog, or run at a fast pace while pushing the stroller.

Play a game of catch of kickball in your backyard.

Go for a walk with your children after dinner each night.

The Webster County Health Department is excited that so many have decide to join us on this six week walking challenge!  Everyone is invited to participate by walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  The challenge is going to begin on Monday April 4th, and will end on Sunday, May 15th.   If you have not yet joined our six week program, it's not too late!   Call 304-847-5483 for more information.





Don't forget beginning April 4 through May 15

Stop by or call the Webster County Health Department to register


Can you dedicate 30 minutes a day 5 days a week to simply walk.

Walking is one of the most productive ways to exercise.

Pedometers given to the first 150 to sign up.

Tracking forms will be available to log your progress. 

 Walk anywhere and anytime you choose