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The Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County and Country Blooms Florists and Gifts are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in January.

Floral Designer and Country Blooms owner Casey Hall is pictured at left.  Dionne Wagoner, right, is the Administrator of the Good Samaritan Society.

Country Blooms - at 15987 Barbour County Highway in Philippi - is a full-service florist specializing in unique items and one-of-a-kind custom fresh, silk, or dried floral arrangements.  The florist has a wide variety of fresh and artificial flowers for custom arrangements, live house plants, outdoor plants, primitives, balloons, farmhouse gift items, sympathy items, and gift baskets.  Country Blooms has “new ideas for wedding planning and traditional or custom funeral arrangements, offering in-store shopping and pick-up and delivery to surrounding counties,” Hall says.  “We have been in business for over ten years.” 

Hall graduated from Buckhannon Upshur High School and was certified in 2010.  She is currently enrolled in a degree program at the American Institute of Floral Design.  She has worked in local greenhouses, landscaping, and has grown heirloom vegetables for local restaurants.  She is a member of the Philippi Economic Development Authority, Philippi Main Street Board of Directors, and is Future Farmers of America Alumni Vice President in Upshur County. 

The Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County is a skilled nursing facility offering post-acute rehabilitation, long-term care, hospice, and outpatient therapy.  They specialize in orthopedic rehabilitation, stroke recovery, wound care, pain management, post-cardiac recovery, IV therapy, physical strengthening, and falls and balance training.

A native of Point Pleasant, Wagoner has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and was employed by the Elkins Mountain School before joining Good Samaritan as a Social Worker in 1992.  She was named Administrator of the Year in 2019 by the West Virginia Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals. 

The Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County is located at 216 Samaritan Circle, Belington 26250 or telephone (304) 823-2555.  Further information may be obtained from Vickie Harris, Admissions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The web address is good-sam.com/Barbour County.  “At Good Samaritan – Barbour County”, she says, “outpatient therapy provides therapeutic intervention to people of all ages following surgery, illness, or injury when hospitalization or 24-hour nursing care is not required, including initial assessment, follow-up treatment, physical, occupational and speech therapies, and specialized services as needed.  Our Medicare-certified post-acute rehab programs feature therapy gyms and include physical, occupational, and speech therapy and we are an approved provider for veterans,” she says.