By: U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall
January 8, 2013
Sylvester Police announce DUI/Sobriety checkpoint
The Sylvester Police Department, along with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police and Whitesville Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. The checkpoint will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at midnight. The checkpoint will be conducted in the 32000 Block of Coal River Road.
The Madison-Danville Jaycees will host a “Bingo Night” at the Lick Creek Nutritional Center on Friday, January 18. Games are $2 each or 10 games for $15. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with Bingo starting at 7:30 p.m. Stop by and enjoy some delicious food, fun, and your chance to win one of our great prizes including cash! All ages welcome.
Proceeds will benefit the Madison-Danville Jaycees in their efforts promoting volunteerism and leadership in young adults. For more information, call 304-784-4259 or visit the Jaycees online at Facebook.com/MadisonDanvilleJaycees
Rental Assistance Program
The Boone County Housing Authority will be changing the application process for Section 8 Rental assistance program. We will begin on Feb. 1, 2013, of maintaining a preference waiting list and a non-preference waiting list. We will have a separate waiting list with date and time for local residents of our jurisdiction of Boone and Lincoln counties. We will be accepting any comments you may have in writing at Boone County Housing Authority, 824 Lick Creek Road, Danville, WV 25053, by Jan. 18, 2013.
LIEAP (LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)
The Metro Aging and Disability Resource Center will be assisting the seniors and the disabled to apply for help with their heating bills through the LIEAP (LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) public intake period, starting Jan. 22 through Feb. 1, 2013. Please contact our agency at 1-866-981-2372 to see if you are eligible.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Are you a parent or guardian who is working or in school and need financial assistance with the high cost of child care expenses? If you live in Boone, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason counties and are working, going to school or in a WV WORKS program, Link Child Care Resource and Referral may be able to assist you with the cost of your child care. You must meet pre-determined income eligibility guidelines in order to receive financial assistance.
For more information, call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 304-523-9540 or 1-800-894- 9540 or stop by the Link office at 611 7th Ave., Huntington. Link is now open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Link Child Care Resource and Referral is a division of River Valley Child Development Services and is funded by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families and the Division of Early Care and Education.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Do you enjoy working with children and want to work out of your own home? If so, Home based child care could be for you. As a home child care provider you make your own flexible schedule and are your own boss. More importantly, you can make a positive difference in the lives of many young children. You must be 18 years of age or older and your home must meet the West Virginia State requirements. If interested, call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 1-800-894-9540.
LINK Child Care Resource and Referral is a program of River Valley Child Development Services and is grant funded through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau of Children and Families, Early Care and Education. We serve Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne Counties by assisting low income families with the cost of child care so they may improve their lives through employment, school and the WV Works program. We also provide consumer education so families can make informed decisions regarding the care and education of their children. Additionally, our agency recruits child care providers, conducts regular training workshops for child care professionals, and provides technical assistance such as behavior consultations and the Traveling Resource and Information Library System (TRAILS).
There will be an auction at the Orgas Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Bidding starts at 6 p.m., but come early to view all the items up for auction. There will be a concession stand serving hotdogs, BBQs, taco salad, nachos and cheese, homemade goodies, hot and cold drinks and much more. The Sylvester Assembly of God is sponsoring this event.
Notice of meeting
The Boone County Public Service District (PSD) will hold its organizational water and wastewater meeting prior to the regular monthly water and wastewater meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the board office. If you wish to be on the agenda please call the board office at 304-369-2622.
The water board meeting will open at 6 p.m., prevailing time, followed by the wastewater meeting at its board office in room 101 of the Danville Community Center, Hopkins Avenue, Danville, WV, for the following purposes: 1) Water Agenda: Approval of Invoices and Line Extensions. 2) Wastewater Agenda: Approval of Invoices, Pond Fork Wastewater Project and District Operations.
Public service announcement
If you are a home owner and are either 65 years old, or younger with an established disability, and you have qualified for the WV Homestead Exemption Program, then you should have received information from the WV State Tax Department regarding your eligibility for a tax credit benefit. The WV Aging and Disability Resource Centers are helping individuals complete the West Virginia state personal income tax return required to claim the 2011 SENIOR CITIZENS TAX CREDIT. The deadline for filing applications is April 15, 2012. To inquire about your eligibility or for more information, please call toll free 1-866-981-2372.
Public Service Announcement
The food handlers classes will be held at the Public Health Building, located near Danville, just off the Lick Creek Road, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, from 2 to 6 p.m. Please note that under state law any person(s) that is involved in the preparation or service of food for public consumption is required to attend a certified food service training course. There will be a $5 charge for the skin test (PPD). The course will be conducted by Sandra Giles, Boone County Sanitarians.
Grief Recovery Support Groups
Grief recovery groups are designed for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group setting provides a “safe place”, a place you can really be yourself, no matter how you are feeling. You will be understood, listened to, and unconditionally supported by others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one. Sometimes it just helps to know you are not alone in your grief journey and there are others who can relate to your experience.
Upcoming Adult Support Group at 1 p.m., Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24 and 31 at HospiceCare, 467 Main Street, Madison, WV 25130.
Facilitated by professional trained bereavement counselors.
The Boone County Parks & Recreation Cheerleading Competition is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Madison Civic Center. This event is sanctioned by the WVSSAC. If interested in entering your squad, please contact the Parks & Rec. office at 304-369-6125.
Master Gardener class
The Boone County Extension Master Gardeners are holding a 10-week Master Gardener certification class beginning Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Racine Community Center. The cost is $75, which includes the WVU Extension Master Gardener Manual. For more information or to register, please contact Philip See at the WVU Extension office at 369-5869 or by email at Philip.See@mail.wvu.edu
Madison Civic Center
The Madison Civic Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for citizens to use to walk in this winter.
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.
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.