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Happy 90th birthday!

Lucy L. Smoot, of Madison, will turn 90 on July 28, 2014. Her family and friends will join in a birthday celebration commemorating this milestone event at the Madison Memorial Building on Saturday, July 26.A lifelong West Virginian, Lucy was born in Lester, raised in Widen and since the age of 16 has lived in Madison, where she met and married the late Boyd A. Smoot. Lucy and Boyd were married for 58 years and together raised seven children: Phillip, Vera, Douglas, Janice, Alice, R...

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Danville fire department gets new truck

The Danville Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of a new apparatus last week. Rescue 188 is an E-One E MAX 6 man custom cab on a typhoon chassis. It has a 450 HP engine, 3,000 Allison Transmission, 10KW generator, LED light package, a 4 light, light tower and a back up camera. It has a 1250 gpm Darley pump, a 500 gallon water tank and 30 gallon foam cell. Equipped with 10,000 PSI high pressure Hurst Rescue hydraulic tools, Rescue Jacks stabilization system and many other tools capable of...

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Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

Sharon and Edsel Aliff recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family.They were married in Matheny in Wyoming County, West Virginia, on July 3, 1964.The couple has three daughters and one son, along with seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.In July 1979, the family moved to Foster where the couple still resides. Both are members of the Fountain of Life Worship Center, where they have attended since 1999.They plan to spen...

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Boone cadets participate in CAP Encampment at Camp Dawson

KINGWOOD — Where can you catch a ride in a Blackhawk helicopter, rappel down a 70 foot incline, shoot at a live rifle range, take a water survival course and make life-long friends in the process?The WV Wing Civil Air Patrol Summer Encampment for cadets is the place and three Boone County CAP cadets were privileged to be part of 114 young people at the June 2014 CAP Encampment at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, West Virginia.Cadet TSgt Larry Copen, the Boone Squadron Cade...

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2014 Tour De Coal brings life to the Coal Rivers

The 10th annual Tour De Coal event sponsored by the Coal River Group brought record numbers of people to the Coal Rivers.“Our goal has always been to bring life back to the Coal Rivers’, says Kris Radford, President of the Coal River Group, ‘and it seems the Tour De Coal has become our poster child for accomplishing our goal.”Despite terrible weather the day prior to the event hardy paddlers started showing up at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and the crow...

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Local man kills 400-pound black bear

Ken Wilson of Chapmanville (right) shown with his guide bagged this 400-pound male black bear with a bow in New Brunswick, Canada last week. Their wildlife agency personnel estimated the large bruin to be at least sixteen years of age. Wilson has served as one of the seven civilian members of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission for the past ten years.

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Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

Sharon and Edsel Aliff recently celebrated their 50th...

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Happy 90th birthday!

Lucy L. Smoot, of Madison, will turn 90 on July 28,...

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Happy 90th birthday!

Lucy L. Smoot, of Madison, will turn 90 on July 28,...

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