December 3, 2013


The Madison-Danville Jaycees are having their 2nd Annual Dance for a Cure Zumbathon on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Madison Civic Center.

Registration is $20. All those who pre-register will receive a t-shirt.

Sponsorships and vendor spaces are available. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the Madison-Danville Jaycees team of Relay For Life of Boone County.

For more information or to register, visit or call Sara at 304-784-4259.

Easter Egg Hunt

Boone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, 2014, starting at 10 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for children 0-12 years of age. Refreshments will be served.

We are located on Kenmore Drive, off of Lick Creek Road in Danville. For more information, contact the facility at 304-369-0986.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings will be held at the Boone Development Center, 1 Ave C, Madison WV on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Boone County Commission meeting

The Boone County Commission will have its next regular session meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, starting at 10 a.m. at the Boone County Courthouse Judicial Annex building, behind the main courthouse building.

The agenda includes: Call to order, exonerations, minutes, county clerk’s appointments & finals, public comments, unfinished business, new business, update boards & authorities, Terry Martin, Regional Intergovernmental Council - RE: Water & Sewer project updates, Bid opening - Fire sprinkler system, Lay the Levy, Estate hearing - Tracy Thompson, and Solid Waste Authority.

Notice of meeting

The Boone County Public Service District will hold its regularly monthly Water and Wastewater meetings on Monday, April 14, 2014, 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, for the following purposes: Water Agenda-Approval of Invoices, Line Extensions. Wastewater Agenda - Approval of Invoices, District Operations.

Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch

Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Foster Community Center. This meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m.

Don’t forget on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Community Clean-Up Day. A dumpster will be located at the Recycling Center. We still need people to help pick up trash.

Spruce River Community Clean Up Day

The Spruce River Community Clean Up Day will be on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A dumpster will be located at Greenview Park. There is a limit of 10 tires and no rims per person. Also, no large truck tires are permitted.

The event is sponsored by the Boone County Commission and the citizens of Spruce River.

Van Flea Market

Van Jr./Sr. High’s parent community organization will be having a indoor flea market on May 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Van High School.

Please call Jenny Bias at 304-245-8857, Tracey Price 304-247-6394 or Amy White 304-247-6329 to reserve a table. Tables are $15 each.

Coal Festival Parade participants needed

Local marching groups, Scouts, ball teams, church groups or other organizations wanting to participate in the 2014 West Virginia Coal Festival Grand Parade are reminded that they need to sign up as soon as possible.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Line-up will be from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day at the Madison Funeral Home parking lot in West Madison.

Carolyn Kuhn is the parade coordinator. She can be contacted at 304-369-3975.

“The parade route will be going from the Benjamin Price Bridge, turning right onto State Street and through downtown Madison,” Kuhn ssaid. “They can then return to the funeral home parking lot and disperse if they want.”

The 21st Annual West Virginia Coal Festival will be held June 17 through June 21.

Boone County Emergency Management Agency

* CR 1 Ashford Road 1 Lane CLOSED Ashford Road Concrete Bridge (In area of E-Mart Convenience store) 1 Lane CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Beginning Wednesday March 12, 2013 at 2 p.m.

* CR 3/14 Kirbyton Road MM 0.10 Kirbyton Bridge Replacement Alternating Lane CLOSURES Bridge Replacement beginning Wednesday March 12, 2014 and working Monday Thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. DAILY. Estimated Completion date is July 31, 2015.

* WV 17 MM 10.3 (area of Spars Creek Road) Alternating Lane CLOSURES Paving Friday April 4, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Attention parents of 6th, 11th grade students

It’s time for our adolescent immunization campaign! Parents of 6th and 11th grade students - it’s time to update your child’s shot records with their school!

Check with your child’s physician to make sure they are up to date. Required shots are the following: Tdap and MCV (meningitis)

All updated records should be turned in by May 1, 2014.

Appalachian Council Head Start/Pre-K

Appalachian Council Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.

Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2014.

Services available for children with disabilities or special needs. There is no fee required for entrance into Head Start.

Information needed to apply: Verification of income for a 12 month period, birth certificate from vital statistics, and an immunization record.

There are Head Start/Pre-K locations at Brookview Elementary, Danville Head Start, Nellis Elementary, Prenter Head Start, Racine Head Start, Ramage Elementary, Wharton Elementary and Whitesville Elementary.

If you need additional information, please call 304-369-1000 or toll-free at 1-877-539-2242.

CASA looking for volunteers in Boone County

Western Regional CASA reaches Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln, Putnam, Cabell, and Wayne counties. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a non-profit organization that desires for every child in an abuse/neglect case to have a permanent, safe home. Volunteers gather information and advocate on the behalf of the children to make sure they have a voice. Right now, Boone County is looking for volunteers, so come help reach that many more children in our communities. If you have any other questions, please call 304-343-9711 or email

Public Service Announcement

Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.

Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 1-800-431-1754 or visit online at

Addiction counseling

Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family.

Call today for free assessments or referrals at 1-800-431-1754.

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 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 today 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 Systems (TRAILS).

Career and Employment Expo

West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host its annual Career and Employment Expo on Thursday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilson University Union.

The event is free and open to all job seekers including WVSU students, graduates and the general public.

“Job seekers have the opportunity to search the pool of local businesses for full-time, part-time, summer and internship positions,” said Sandy Maharaj, Director of the WVSU Office of Career Services and Co-operative Education. “Whether you’re a recent graduate who’s entering the job market or a mid-career professional seeking new challenges, our Career Fair and Expo will offer you a tremendous networking opportunity.”

More than 70 recruiters from approximately 40 businesses representing a broad spectrum of career fields including government, finance, human services, law enforcement, communications, technology, sales/marketing, retail/merchandising, operations and health care are expected to participate.