Bill Ellis

August 29, 2012

Whitesville Area News

The Moore-Kinder-Smith-Rose Reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Beulah King’s home at 304 Janie Avenue, Whitesville. Dinner will be at 1 pm. If more information is needed, contact Beulah King at 304-854-1513.

Friends and Families for Coal

Friends and Families for Coal will be sponsoring a community forum for coal Aug. 30, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Madison Civic Center. Guest speakers will be speaking on the happenings within the coal community. Come and learn what we the citizens in our communities can do to help fight the War on Coal. Give your input on ways to help in this battle. There will be time set aside for a question and answer session. Please come and show your support and join in the battle to win this war on coal. If you have any questions call 304-300-8808.

Veteran’s Memorial

Madison VFW Post 5578 is building a Veteran’s Memorial to honor mothers of veterans and veterans. Purchase a brick for $50. Call 304-369-6248 or mail to Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 Attn: Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 272, Madison, WV 25130. Post 5578 is constructing a Veteran Memorial to honor the mothers’ of Veterans and Veterans. A Brick Campaign lets you send a special tribute, inspiring message or create a permanent legacy of caring.

Renee’s School of Dance

Renee’s School of Dance will have final registration for fall classes on from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the studio. Classes start Sept. 10, 2012, for ages three to adult. For more information, contact Renee at 304-369-1400 or email at New classes for fall adult and beginner junior combo class as well. Limited space available, so call today.


The decedents of the late Levi and Lora Cook Harvey will be on Sept. 16, 2012 beginning at 11:00a.m. with Pastor Benny Turner preaching. Dinner will be served. Bring a chair and covered dish and spend the day at Farley Branch near the old home place. For more information call Henry Harvey 304-245-5744.

GED preparation courses

Boone County Adult Basic Education will be offering GED preparation courses for the fall 2012- 2013 school year. This is a 10 week preparation course designed to provide instruction in all five components of the GED test. Classes will begin Sept. 4, 2012 in two locations. Students must begin on Sept. 4 with the semester ending on Nov. 15, 2012. At the conclusion of the course students will be given the Official Practice Test. The preparation course is free. Class locations are as follows: Nellis Elementary School Tuesday &Thursday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; and Whitesville Elementary School Tuesday & Thursday from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Anyone with questions may call 304-369-4099.

Fall Council Circle

Any child who would like to join 4-H is invited to come to Fall Council Circle. To find out if 4-H is for you. Please come out and join us for an evening of fun. Any child can join between the ages of 9-21 yrs. old or in 3rd grade. The evening will have fun events such as fishing, socializing, corn hole, signing, and a potluck dinner on Sept. 15, 2012, from 5 to 10 p.m., Big Ugly, WV, approximatley 1 mile from the Big Ugly Exit (follow signs). For more information please contact Phillip See, new WV extension agent for Boone County at 304-369-5869.

Van High School 50 year reunion Class of 1962 and Roger Osborne Coal Camp Reunion

Dear classmates and friends, we are having our 50th year class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Park Avenue Restaurant, Danville, WV 25053, beginning at 6pm. We will be having a Buffet dinner and the cost of the dinner is $34/couple, includes gratuity and the cost of singles is $17, which includes gratuity. Please respond by Oct. 1, 2012, making the check payable to Harold D. Green.

If you need hotel reservations, we have a block of rooms available at the Hampton Inn in Southridge for $99/per night. You must mention you are with the Van High school reunion to get this rate. The telephone number for the Hotel is 304-746-4646.

The Roger Osborne Coal Camp Reunion is also being held on this Saturday, beginning at 12:00 noon, at the Wharton-Barrett Community Center. Everyone is invited to attend, just bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship. Looking forward to taking a stroll down memory lane.

If you need additional information, you may contact the following:

Harold D. Green, P.O. Box 75 Foster, WV 25081, 304-369-6612 or Sue Tincher 111 Woodside Drive, Hannahan, SC 29410 843-747-6612.

The Boone Co. Chapter AARP

The Boone Co. Chapter AARP’s September meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Oct. 2nd at 1:00 pm at the Black Diamond Arbors, Danville. Information concerning the program presentation and other information will be given at a later date. NO MEETING for SEPT. 4th.

Coat Drive

Do you have coats that you don’t need anymore? Donate them!

Winter is here and there are people in our community who could use a nice warm coat. Between Sept. 4 and Nov. 5, there will be a box available for you to donate your gently-used coats. They will be going to BC Residents/Union Mission, which is in desperate need of coats. You can drop the coats off at the Town Of Danville Community Center! Please only donate clean, reusable coats! If you have any questions, please contact Josh Barker at 304-369-7050.

Dillon Family Reunion

The Annual Dillon Family Reunion will be held on Saturday Sept. 1st at the Wharton Barrett Community Center at noon. We hope to see everyone there. For more information, call Ann at 304-245-8499.

Boone Co. Chapter AARP meeting

Boone Co. Chapter AARP will meet, Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Black Diamond Arbors at 1 p.m. Trena Hager will present a program with information for Hospice Care for home-bound patients and their family members. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. Dora Campbell, President urges members to attend. New members are welcome.

The 2nd Annual Big Coal River Heritage Festival

The 2nd Annual Big Coal River Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at John Slack Park, Racine, West Virginia. The festival will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. There will be crafters, food vendors, musicians, quilts on display, and a tour of the one room schoolhouse. Come join us for some Appalachian Culture right here in Boone County, West Virginia. For more information on how to be a part of this heritage festival, please contact Sherri Sharps at 304-837-5348 as soon as possible.

Smith, Dotson Reunion

The Smith, Dotson Reunion is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at shelter #2 at the Mud River Dam picnic area. Bring a covered dish, drinks, plates, cups, spoons and have a good time with family and friends. There will be gospel music as well. Come and enjoy the fun. For more information, call 304-524-7069.

TOPS meetings

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Thursday at the Fountain of Life Worship Center, Rock Creek. The entrance is on the left side of the building. Weigh in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. TOPS is a nonprofit Weight Loss support group. Membership is $28 a year which includes a monthly magazine. Games and incentives are used weekly for weight loss motivation. TOPS is open to men, women and children seven years or older.

Sherman High School

Sherman High School’s classes of 1950, 1951, and 1952 will hold a joint Class Reunion on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Holiday Inn & Suites (formerly Ramada Inn) in South Charleston. Also, a cordial invitation is extended to members of Sherman classes from 1940’s who desire to attend the reunion. To obtain further details, update addresses, or request registration forms for graduates no ton the Reunion’s mailing list, please call 304-836-5577.

New Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

There will be new AA meetings in Alum Creek at Lyons Club Park every Friday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, men call Chris F. at 304-767-0395; women call Brandi M. at 304-807-7802.

Scott Class of ’97 reunion

Scott High School Class of 1997 is seeking mailing addresses or contact information of classmates for the upcoming 15 year reunion on July 28. For more information, please contact Amanda Butcher-Wallen at 304-784-5110 or

Scott Cookbook

Scott High School’s class of 2014 will be publishing The Scott High School Community Cookbook this spring. The school would like to encourage all community members to submit their favorite recipes. All submissions need to be turned in no later than March 5th.

Please include your recipe(s), recipe title, and your name or the name of the person receiving credit for the recipe. Mail or drop off recipes to Scott High School, Attn: Heather Ritter, 1 Skyhawk Place, Madison, WV 25130 or email them to If you have questions, please call Mrs. Ritter at 304-369-3011.

Boone Republican Party

The Boone County Republican Party will meet the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Park Avenue Restaurant in Danville. The republican Party of Boone County will not be meeting on the 1st Monday of September. We will meet on the 2nd Monday of September, Lawrence B. Lyon, Chair.

Lincoln County Fair

The Lincoln County Fair/Fall Festival is looking for the following, for the Fair August 30, 31, September 1, and 2, 2012. Arts & crafts, and flea market people. Contest for homemade quilts, home grown veggies, home canned veggies, baked goods (pies, cakes, breads), home grown flowers, and photo. In the contest category, each will be judged and awarded first, second and third place winners.

Please call Karen Hartman at 304-855-2342 or Jack Browning at 304-549-7301.