Coal Valley News- RSS Feed Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:04 EST 1800 Boone ranks 49th in state on social services for children Boone County ranks near the bottom on social services for children, according to the annual Kids Count Data Book, which profiles child well-being. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Happy birthday in Heaven Happy birthday in Heaven to Pauline and Lorzena Kuhn. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Prescription take back program set for Saturday, April 26 A prescription drug take back event is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boone County Courthouse and at Racine Park. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A Closer Walk “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, A-men: and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18). Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST For such a time as this In many cases when we suffer we do not know the reason why. Sometimes God reveals the purpose of our suffering at a later time and sometimes He never lets us know why we had to suffer. But by reading the Scriptures, we can glean some general reasons... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST CHURCH BRIEFS Holy Week Services for West Fork (Van) Area ChurchesThe following Churches will join for a time of worship: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST In memory of Rodney Evans Roberts Rodney Evan Roberts was born on August 24, 1978 and died on April 16, 2011.It is hard to understand,Or know the reason why.You had to leave before us,And we had to say Goodbye. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gregory’s Web It's always good to know when a public official has been cleared of any possible criminal wrong-doing. Somehow, that reminds me of the Southern West Virginia politician who ran for re-election to the legislature. In his advertising, he noted... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST EDITORIAL: War on miners (MCT) The federal government in the form of the Department of Health and Human Services has decided to cut funding for coal miners suffering from black lung disease by 35 percent. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sherman students participate in anti-bullying event Julie Browning said after a tragic event involving a Sherman High School student and bullying, she volunteered her two Sherman high school boys Jonathan (11th grade) and Jaxson Browning (9th grade) to participate in an anti-bullying event on April 5,... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hunter fans 14, Lowe homers in Tide win BECKLEY - Sherman High southpaw John Hunter fanned 14 batters in a 5-inning mercy rule shortened contest and Aaron Lowe blasted his second home run in as man games as the Tide took down Greater Beckley Christian on the road, 17-0. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST WV Power loaded with highly rated prospects CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Power roster features seven – soon to be eight – of the Pittsburgh Pirates' top 30 prospects, but manager Mike Ryan said it will be important to see production on the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sherman loses to Wyoming East A nine-run first inning propelled Wyoming East to a 14-0, five-inning win over Sherman last Thursday at New Richmond. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ron’s Ramblings “Write down the name of Jordan Roberts.” Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Southern now offers an approved apprenticeship for students Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is pleased to announce a new agreement that offers an approved apprenticeship for students. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Preventative Measures’ program coming to schools The Tri-County Youth Reporting Center, along with the Boone County Stop Watch Coalition has started the implementation of the “Preventative Measures Program” in three local schools. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Boone County ‘GEAR UP’ students recognized during sixth annual Governor’s Honors Symposium CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission recognized the academic achievements of nearly 200 'GEAR UP' students at the sixth annual Governor's Honors Symposium, held April 5 at the Clay Center for the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST COMMUNITY CALENDAR Children's Flag Memorial Day Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST West Virginia has 19th highest state, local tax burden West Virginia residents shoulder the 19th highest state-local tax burden in the country, according to the Annual State-Local Tax Burdens report released by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Coal company from Spike TV series cited by NLRB (MCT) A coal company that hosted a national television series unfairly refused to negotiate a contract with union-represented miners, the National Labor Relations Board ruled last week. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST