Annual Coal Camp Reunion
The Annual Coal Camp Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Wharton Community Center.
Everyone is welcome to come on out and bring a covered dish and enjoy the day.
For more information, call Frankie Sigmon at 304-247-6647 or Larry Rash at 304-247-6384.
Trick Or Treat time in Boone County
Trick Or Treat for Boone County will be on Thursday, Oct. 31st from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Boone County Assn. of Retired School Employees (BCARSE) will meet Wed. Nov. 20th at 10am at the Park Ave. Rest., Danville.
The Legislative Comm. will present the program which will consist of a panel made up of our State legislators from this area.
Bob Peal, our senior VFW member, will present the devotional. Door prizes will be given to those holding the lucky numbers plus special coins to be given away. 50/50 will be available to those who choose to play.
Our State Pres., John Riddle, will be present. Jenny Light, pres., encourages all members to attend this informative meeting.
Ashford-Nellis Neighborhood Watch meeting
The Ashford-Nellis Neighborhood Watch Meeting for October 29th, 6PM at the Nellis Archives.
Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch
Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at 7 pm.
Boone County Quilters
The next meeting of the Boone County Quilters will be on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. Bring your questions. Bring your experiences. This group is open to everyone. Simple refreshments will be provided.
Call 304-369-7842 for more information.
Secret Santa Program
The Boone County Community Organization (BCCO) is currently taking applications for the Secret Santa Program.
In order to apply you must come to the BCCO office, located at 347 Kenmore Drive, Lick Creek Road, in Danville, behind the Health Department.
You are eligible to receive Secret Santa if you receive any amount of food stamps and your children are 12 and under. Please be sure to bring your food stamp card and Social Security numbers for yourself and your children.
Last date for applications is Nov. 8, 2013.
For more information, call 304-369-0451.
The Washington District Senior League
The Washington District Senior League will be holding sign up and draft for new players on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at Jeffery Spencer Grade School. Sign up will begin at 6:00 and drafting will begin at 7 p.m.
This league is for players from the 7th through 12th grade. Player must be born after August 1, 1994. If a player turns 19 before August 1, 2013 he or she will not be eligible to play. Draftees need to bring a copy of your birth certificate.
The registration fee is $25 for the first child or $35 per household if there is more than one child. The fee covers the cost of playing shirts and insurance and should be paid that night.
Practice will begin the following week. There will be a second draft this year on Thursday November 21, 2013 to pick up the players who may not make the school teams. New this year if you are a returning player and would like to go back into the draft to change teams that will be permitted this year only.
Once you draft you cannot go back to your original team. All games will be played at Madison Civic Center and season will begin on December 4, 2013.
Games will be on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
If you have any questions call Linda at 304-369-6912. Most information for the league is posted on our Facebook, https://www. Facebook.com/#!/groups/282898338409006/
Local student could win college money
Commander Glen Alkier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #5578 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Patriots Pen Essay Competition.
Middle school students in grades 6-8 in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars.
Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. The state winners compete for $46,000 in awards, and the first place winner wins $5,000. Each year, around 126,000 students participate nationwide.
Students are invited to write a 300-400-word essay on patriotic theme. The theme for 2012-2013, which is the 18th year of the contest is: “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”
Deadline for student entries is Nov. 1, 2013, and interested students and teachers should contact their local VFW Post #5578 by phone at 304-836-5124, 304-369-3471, 304-245-8766 or 304-369-4318.
For details, visit http://www.vfw.org/Community/Patriot-s-Pen/
Local student could win a trip and scholarship
Commander Glen Alkier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #5578 announced the kick-off of the 66th year of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.
Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Students begin by competing at the local Post level with a deadline of Nov. 1, 2013. Post winners advance to District and then the first place District winner advances to the state competition. All state winner receive a four day trip to Washington, D.C. A total of $152,000 is awarded to national finalists. First place is $30,000. Annually the VFW provides more than $2.3 million in scholarships. Each year, around 50,000 students participate in the competition.
Students must wire and record a three-to-five minute essay on this theme for 2012-2013, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present their recording, typed essay and entry form at their local VFW Post.
Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of Democracy Chairman at VFW Post #5578 by phone at 304-836-5124, 304-369-3471, 304-369-4318 or 304-245-8766 for more information.
For details, visit http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Demcracy/
Public Service Announcement
Each year, the West Virginia Division of Labor is required by statute to investigate and determine the prevailing hourly rate of wages that must be paid to the various classifications of workmen and mechanics that are utilized by contractors that perform construction or maintenance work on public improvements as defined by West Virginia Code 21-5A-1(4).
Anyone who is interested in participating in theis important process should contact the West Virginia Division of Labor at 304-558-7890, extension 10474 to request a survey form. For those that would prefer to submit their information electronically, an online form is available on the Division of Labor’s website @ www.wvlabor.org.
Participation in this process is not mandatory, however, this office request that you complete the survey forms and return them no later than Oct. 11, 2013.
Please complete the survey forms according to the accompanying instructions. Any information submitted after that date will not be considered for the 2014 Prevailing Wage promulgation.