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Boone County WIC

The Boone County WIC office will once again be offering the Farmers Market Vouchers. These vouchers will be given out to those participants that are currently on WIC. The participant must be up-to-date on their appointments and must bring their WIC folder with them. Qualified WIC participants may come in to the WIC office from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: July: 10, 17, or 24th. August: 14, 21, or 28. If you have any questions, please call the Boone County Health Department and ask for Gina at 304-369-7967.

BLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross will be at Whitesville Elementary School on Tuesday, July 17, from 1 to 6 p.m. for a Blood Drive. Call 304-854-1301 for your appointment to donate blood. It’s very much needed and appreciated.



Madison VFW Post 5578 is building a Veteran’s Memorial to honor mothers of veterans and veterans. Purchase a brick for $50. Call 304-369-6248 or mail to Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 Attn: Memorial Fund PO Box 272 Madison, WV 25130. Post 5578 is constructing a Veteran Memorial to honor the Mother’s of Veterans and Veterans. A Brick Campaign lets you send a special tribute, inspiring message or create a permanent legacy of caring.

Boone County WVU Alumni and Friends 25th Annual Pig Roast & Golf Outing

We are planning our 25th Annual Mountaineer Golf Outing, Pig Roast and Barbeque for Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Riverview Country Club in Madison, West Virginia. We will present two season football tickets as the grand door prize at dinner. There will be an 11 a.m. Golf registration, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. The scramble golf tournament is $100 per person (includes cart, green fees, t-shirt, dinner and membership). It is most important to sign up and pay early as golf fills quickly. The golf tournament will offer prizes on every hole. 4:30 p.m. Dinner and entertainment - $20 per person (this includes membership dues of $5 per person) WVU Students and Guests recognized. Dinner is free for full time WVU students.

There will be multiple door prizes and live auction. You do not have to be a graduate of WVU to attend. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund for our local Boone County WVU students. Every Boone County full time student registered for the fall semester at WVU who attends the pig roast will receive a $50 book scholarship at The Book Exchange. Please join us for this fun and important event, which will be “bigger and better” than ever before as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Benefit and dinner

The 6th Annual Scott High School Men’s Varsity & Junior Varsity Basketball Team and Golf Benefit and Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 10 a.m. (Shotgun Start) It will be a scramble format at Riverview Country Club.

Sign up now by calling Coach Nick Cabell at 304-784-1750 or emailing NickCabell@yahoo.com

Numerous prizes will be given away including: Professional Sports Memorabilia; Rounds of golf to area courses; Golf equipment; and much more.

Would you like to be a hole sponsor? Sign up now to advertise your business!

The prize List for Scott High School Basketball Golf Benefit includes: 2 Adams Redline Gap Wedge, 2 Adams Reline Lob Wedge, 2 Wilson Ultimate Collapsible Golf Ball Shagger, 4 all American Golf Carry Bag, 4 Adams Golf Idea a 70s Sand Wedge Graphite Flex Shaft, 1 Jack Nicklaus V-Max Hybrid Utility Club #4 (24) graphite Flex Shaft, 4 Bushnell Golf Yardage Pro GPS Rangefinder, Plus numerous Golf Accessories, Rounds of Golf to area courses and much more. We have over $1,500 worth of prizes and that number keeps growing.

Please come out and experience what our tournament is all about. You will be provided with a caddie that will clean your clubs, wash your ball, keep score and fix your divots. This is the only tournament that offers such an experience. You will also receive dinner and a free T-shirt.

Coal Heritage 5k Run/Walk Series

The Wyoming County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Coal Heritage Highway Authority announce the schedule for the 5th annual “Coal Heritage 5k Run/Walk Series” in Wyoming County.

Oceana Heritage Festival 5K Race July 7, 2012, Saturday - 9 a.m.

Pineville 5K Road Race Aug. 26, 2012, Sunday - 4 p.m.

Twin Falls Lumberjack Jamboree 5K Race Oct. 14, 2012, Sunday - 4 p.m.

The next race is the Oceana Heritage 5k Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 9 a.m. at the City Park in Oceana.

Entry fee is $12, if paid before July 1 and, $17 after July 1.

Entry fee includes a t-shirt, age-based trophies; prize monies for the first 4 finishers in both the male and female divisions; and, both pre-race and post-race refreshments and drinks.

Prize monies for winners in both the male and female divisions are: First place, $250; second place $150; third place $100; fourth place $ 70.

Trophies are available for youth and high school runners for both boys and girls. A fun-run for very young kids is held at the end of the main races.

This is a popular race series with runners coming from Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia. Also includes many runners, of all age groups and skill levels, from Wyoming County and other regional counties.

The running course will be all paved streets and roads thru the city of Oceana. Please direct questions or calls to the individuals listed below. Contact via e-mail is preferred.

Information is also available at IPlayOutdoors.com and WyomingCountyWVTourism.tv

L. Dale Stewart David Lord Race Director Volunteer 304-682-5090, 304-294-2010, 304-732-8030 or LDStew1246@aol.com or david.lord@southernwv.edu

King of the Coal Fields III

King of the Coal Fields III will be held at the Madison Civic Center on July 28, 2012, at 7 p.m. It will be a pro-am event and will include around five professional fights. Zack Kuhn from Madison will be fighting along with several other professional fighters.

Photo Fund Drive

There will be a 2012 Photo Fund Drive at Danville Volunteer Fire Department. Proceeds are going towards updating the rescue and firefighting equipment portraits taken at: Danville fire station on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 12 pm to 5 pm. Complimentary 11x14 family portrait. Walk-in is welcome and asking for a $20 donation. No appointment is needed.

Ring of Fire – The Johnny Cash Show

The Life and Times of Johnny Cash will be celebrated this final week of production for the musical “Ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Show” at Chief Logan State Park. It’s being presented by The Aracoma Story Inc. The show features nearly 40 of Cash’s most popular and most memorable songs. It takes you through his days growing up, getting signed to a record label, meeting and marrying June Carter, his hey-day of hits, right up to his death. The show is journey the life of an American legend. The show will be presented this Tuesday through Sunday at 8:30pm each night. For ticket information, visit www.loganshows.com or call (304) 752-0253.

Family reunion

The Rex and Bessie Family Reunion is scheduled for July 7, 2012, at 2315 New River Road in Hinton. For more information, call 304-466-1483 or 304-466-3512.

Renee’s School of Dance

Renee’s School of Dance is now hosting registration on Thursday, June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the studio on Main Street in Madison for fall classes that will start Sept. 10. Classes for pre-school ages three to adult, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, are being offered. The classes are taught by an instructor with over 35 years teaching experience in structured classrooms with helpers.

Call Renee at 304-369-1400 or e-mail at missrenee@suddenlink.net for more information.


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Support Groups

HospiceCare not only provides peace, comfort and dignity to patients at the end of their lives, but also to their families and friends who grieve their loss. HospiceCare is pleased to announce that we now offer adult Grief Recovery Support Groups facilitated by licensed professional counselors at our Boone County satellite office at 467 Main Street in Madison, WV. Our next group meets weekly from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday – June 28.

Grief recovery support groups are designed for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. The group setting provides a “safe place”, a place you can really be yourself, no matter how you are feeling. You will be understood, listened to, and supported unconditionally by others who also have experienced a loss of a loved one. Sometimes it just helps to know you are not alone in your grief journey and there are others who can relate to your experience.

For more information or to register for a support group, please contact Bereavement Director Michael Dupay or Kathie Stout in HospiceCare’s Grief & Loss Department at (304) 768-8523 or toll-free, (800) 560-8523. They look forward to speaking with you.

Turtle Creek


The Turtle Creek Reunion will be on June 30, 2012, starting at 11 a.m. It will be at the nutrition building at Lick Creek. For more information, call Rebecca Dolin at 304-369-3519.

Sherman High School

Sherman High School’s classes of 1950, 1951, and 1952 will hold a joint Class Reunion on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Holiday Inn & Suites (formerly Ramada Inn) in South Charleston. Also, a cordial invitation is extended to members of Sherman classes from 1940’s who desire to attend the reunion. To obtain further details, update addresses, or request registration forms for graduates no ton the Reunion’s mailing list, please call 304-836-5577.


Council Head Start/Pre-K

Appalachian Council Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school-year. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2012. Services are 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, immunization record, and Social Security card (optional).

Head Start/Pre-K Locations: Brookview Elementary, Danville Head Start, Nellis Elementary, Prenter Head Start, Racine Head Start, Ramage Elementary, Wharton Elementary and Whitesville Elementary. For more information, please call 304-369-1000 or 1-877-539-2242.

Energy Express

Energy Express is still taking applications for mentors (college students) to serve at 3 sites this summer. Whitesville, Ramage, and Nellis Elemetary schools will host this 6 week reading program again in Boone County until July 27.

Mentors will receive an educational tuition award for $1,175 and a living allowance for $1,850.

Work with up to 8 children on reading, art, writing, etc., and eat 2 family style meals with them every day. Usually, the EE staff is at the site about 6 hours.

If you are interested read more and apply at

http://energyexpress.ext.wvu.edu/ this is a great summer job!

New Alcoholics Anonymous


There will be new AA meetings in Alum Creek at Lyons Club Park every Friday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, men call Chris F. at 304-767-0395; women call Brandi M. at 304-807-7802.

Scott Class of ’97 reunion

Scott High School Class of 1997 is seeking mailing addresses or contact information of classmates for the upcoming 15 year reunion on July 28. For more information, please contact Amanda Butcher-Wallen at 304-784-5110 or mrswallen@ymail.com.

Scott Cookbook

Scott High School’s class of 2014 will be publishing The Scott High School Community Cookbook this spring. The school would like to encourage all community members to submit their favorite recipes. All submissions need to be turned in no later than March 5th.

Please include your recipe(s), recipe title, and your name or the name of the person receiving credit for the recipe. Mail or drop off recipes to Scott High School, Attn: Heather Ritter, 1 Skyhawk Place, Madison, WV 25130 or email them to hdhayes@access.k12.wv.us. If you have questions, please call Mrs. Ritter at 304-369-3011.

Boone Republican Party

The Boone County Republican Party will meet the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Park Avenue Restaurant in Danville.

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