July 29, 2014

Trick or Treat times

Trick or Treat for the unincorporated areas of Boone County will be on Thursday, October 30, from 5-7 p.m., according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Please be safe and let the kids enjoy themselves. Have a Happy Halloween!

Trunk or Treat

“Trunk or Treat” is scheduled for Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Madison Civic Center.

Pumpkin decoration, fire truck rides and lots of candy. Interested in having a “trunk” call City Hall at 304-369-2762.

Jaycess Haunted Trail

The Madison-Danville Jaycees are hosting a phobia-infused haunted trail at Water Ways on October 24, 25, and 31, from 7 to 11 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Madison-Danville Jaycees, a non-profit community development organization for young adults.

For more information, call Sara at 304-784-4259 or visit the trail online at

Boone County Commission meeting

The Boone County Commission will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Boone County Courthouse Judicial Annex building on the third floor starting at 5 p.m.

The agenda includes a call to order, exonerations, minutes, county clerk’s appointments and finals, public comments, new business, update boards and authorities and approve bills and purchase orders.

The public is urged to attend this meeting.

Boone County Democrat committee meeting

Sue Ann Zickesoose, chair of the Boone County Democrat Executive Committee is calling for a meeting of this committee on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the Annex of the Boone County Courthouse at 5 p.m.

Agenda for this meeting is the General Election on Nov. 4, 2014.

Madison Civic Center open for walking

The Madison Civic Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for those wishing to walk during the winter season.

The Washington District Senior League

The Washington District Senior League will be holding their annual draft Thursday Oct. 23, 2014, at Ramage Grade School. This will be the only draft held this year.

If you are involved in another sport other than basketball at the time of drafting but still what to play in the league please be at this draft to sign up and you will be placed on a team but excused till your sport season is finished. Sign up will begin at 6 p.m. drafting will begin at 7 p.m.

The league is open for children from 7th grade thru senior year. Players must physically attend either a public or private school to be eligible.

The cost is $35 for 1 child or $45 per family. This league fee covers league insurance and playing shirt.

All games are played at the Madison Civic Center on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The league is also seeking volunteer coaches. Must be 21-years-old, have knowledge of the game and be able to devote the time needed to mentor and coach this age group of children.

For more information about the league, or if you are interested in coaching, please call 304-369-6912.

Group for veterans

We are very proud to be working with West Virginia Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in trying to help organize a group on the Big Coal River. Project Healing Waters is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

We need to know if there is an interest on the Big Coal River for this group. Any veteran with at least 1 percent disability is eligible to participate. We have a couple of folks who have volunteered to be team leaders, we just need to know if there are any eligible vets around the Big Coal area who would like to be a part of the group.

For additional information, please contact Shelia Combs at 304-837-3962. We are very proud of our veterans!

Van bingo

Van Elementary School will be hosting a Bingo Fundraiser night on Saturday, Nov. 8 starting at 6 p.m. Doors will open early at 5 p.m.

Cost is $20 at the door. Call Misty Price at 304-245-8175 to pre-pay for only $15. All proceeds benefit Van Elementary School.

Farmer Market Vouchers

Farmer Market Vouchers are still available at the Boone County Health Department. You must be currently on the WIC Program and be up to date with your appointments.

You must bring your WIC card holder with you. The vouchers will be distributed every Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you have any questions you can call Gina at 304-369-7970.

Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch

There will not be a Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting for October.

BARC needs volunteers

Boone Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC) needs volunteers. We need people to foster dogs until they can go to rescue. BARC pays for the veterinary bills.

Also, volunteers that can take pictures of the shelter dogs, do transports to take dogs to the vet or to the rescue groups (local and some out of state). Gas money is provided. Please help us save them! We are a 501c3 organization. Contact Eva at

Ladies Auxiliary VFW-National Organization

Do you know a student in grades 9-12 who could use up to $30,000 for college? Encourage them to enter the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.

Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through this program.

This year’s theme is “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.” Entries must be submitted to a VFW Post no later than midnight on November 1, 2014. Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 announcing the Voice of Democracy essay contest.

For more information, call 304-836-5124 or 304-369-4318.

VFW’s Patriot’s Pen contest

Each year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000.

The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March. This year’s theme is “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.” Entries must be submitted to a VFW Post no later than midnight on November 1, 2014.

Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578, for more information call 304-836-5124 or 304-369-4318.

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.

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