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.
Food donations needed
Calling all teachers, coaches, churches and Boone County citizens. This is a fun, easy way to get involved with the local United Way’s Day of Caring.
If you can encourage students to bring in a can of food to class or a sporting event or ask members of your congregation to bring donations to church this Sunday it would be great.
Groups can deliver food to one of five locations mentioned below or we can pick up donations if groups are unable to deliver them to us. We will pick up on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Contact Karlie Belle Price at 304-437-1572 to set-up pick up times. Please share with everyone you know. The Food Pantry could really use our help.
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!
The Boone Co. Assn. of Retired School Employee (BCARSE) will have a special meeting Thursday, Sept. 18th at the Danville Community Center. The picnic/political rally will begin at 5 p.m.
The program will be a panel composed of Legislature Candidates from our locale. The following have been invited to present their platform in 5 mins. or less: Sen./Dr. Ron Stollings, Sen. Art Kirkendoll, “Ruppie” Phillips, Jeff Eldridge, Gary McCallister, Justin Mullins, Mike Moffett and Rod Rodiogerio. Delores Cook, BCARSE Legislative Co- Chair., will serve as moderator. WVARSE officers and WV AARP representatives will attend.
Pres. Tom Bias urges all members to attend. Fried chicken, ham and a large assortment of ‘covered dishes prepared by the ladies of BCARSE’ will be free to the membership.
Additional parking will be available at Bible Baptist with shuttle service available to the building. Numerous door prizes will be given away.
WVARSE/BCARSE Recognition Week will be Sept. 20-27. This local celebration will be the ‘kick-off’ event as we educate the public about our organization. Bias again urges all members attend and support this event.
Library board meeting
The next meeting of Boone-Madison Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Sept. 25 at 5 p.m.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 304-369-7842.
Boone County Quilters
Boone County Quilters will be working with Seminole piecing techniques on Sept. 20. Their meetings are now at noon on the third Saturday of every month. The meetings are held in the basement of the Boone Madison Public Library at 375 Main Street in Madison.
The supplies needed are as follows: 3 colors of fabric; a light, a medium and a dark. About a 1/2 yard each of the medium and dark fabrics, and about 3/4 of a yard of the light fabric. Bring a ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter, basic sewing supplies and a sewing machine to the class. We will have some sewing machines and cutting equipment available to use if you don’t have any.
Contact 304-369-7842 for more information.
Ashford Nellis Neighborhood Watch meeting
Ashford Nellis Neighborhood Watch meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Nellis Church Archives.
Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch
Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Foster Community Center. The speaker for this month will be Dakota Chattin, a DNR police officer.
Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch will be having the Foster Hollow Community Yard Sales on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Each household will be responsible for their own sale, but all the advertising will be done for you. Let’s get ready for this big day and clean-out!
Big Coal River Heritage Festival
The Fourth Annual Big Coal River Heritage Festival is set for Sept. 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at John Slack Park at Racine.
There will be old fashioned fun with music, crafts, history and culture. There will be the UBB Miners Memorial Truck, Plow Boys and more. It is an “All West Virginia” festival sponsored by the Whitesville Rotary Club.
For more information, call 304-837-3702.
Madison-Danville Martial Arts and Cumbridge Family Martial Arts team up for Kali Seminar
There will be a Kali seminar held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Greg Dillon’s Danville-Madison dojo on Main Street in Madison.
Edward Jones will be instructing this seminar. Anyone who is interested may attend the seminar for a small fee at the door, and all are welcome to attend no matter what your experience level in martial arts.
So, come on out and join us to learn some useful self defense techniques, get some exercise, and most of all, have fun as well as make some new friends!
Civil War Heritage Weekend
There will be a Civil War Heritage Weekend “Rebellion in the Hills” at Chief Logan State Park in Logan on Sept. 27-28, 2014. We will be making local history come alive.
It is free to the public. For more information, call 304-752-2219 or 304-687-8511.
7 Bridges, the ultimate Eagels experience, will be at the Coalfield Jamboree at 308 Main Street in Logan on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, starting at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 304-752-2900 or 304-752-2219.
The WV Statewide Independent Living Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Division of Rehabilitation Services office at 10 McJunkin Road in Nitro in the Conference Room on the third floor.
Flu shots at Kroger’s
Kroger’s 113 pharmacies in the Mid-Atlantic Region now are offering flu shots. Insurance plans may cover the cost, and Kroger accepts Medicare.
The shots are administered by certified pharmacists. Kroger also offers Fluzone HD for every patient 65 years and older. Fluzone HD has better protection against influenza for patients 65 and older since it contains four times more antigen than the regular flu vaccine, said Chris Koon, Pharmacy manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Fluzone HD shot is available as an option.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for all people age 6 months and older.
No appointments are necessary at Kroger Pharmacies. All pharmacies are open every day, but the hours vary, so call your local Kroger pharmacy to check on its hours of operation.
The cost of the flu vaccine is $18.
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 DrugAbuseSolution.com