August 20, 2013
Old Timer’s Day Reunion
The Old Timer’s Day Reunion will be held at the Morrisvale-Ryan Community Center
On Saturday, September 7, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m.
Please bring a covered dish. Drinks and tableware provided. If you have old pictures to share, please bring.
Everyone is welcome, including children. The center has space to play horseshoes, bean bag game, volleyball, etc. It’s a bring your own situation. A playground for the children is available.
Something new: The Hatfield-McCoy Trail is open on the right about one mile after getting on to Rt. 3. Bring the ATV, and “kill two birds with one stone.”
For information regarding riding the trails, call L&D Restaurant for permit application at 304-524-1703. Directions for those visiting for the first time: Corridor G to the Julian Exit; cross bridge and railroad, continue on Route 3 for 3 miles; turn left on Horse Creek Road; travel 3 miles. Center is on the right. For information regarding the reunion, call 304-524-2832.
Neighborhood Watch Meeting
The neighborhood watch meeting for the Ashford, Nellis, Costa area on August 27, at 6 p.m., at the Nellis Church Archives.
The Dignity Hospice 1st Annual Golf Scramble is set for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at 1 p.m., with lunch beginning at noon, at Riverview Golf Course.
The format will be a 4-person scramble, including lunch and awards. Featured events for the day will include: Hole in One Contests, Closest to the Pin, Mulligan, Player Goodie Bags, prizes and awards.
Individual player cost is $50 and team of four is $300.
The registration contact is Trina Lester, P.O. Box 4304, Chapmanville, WV 25508 or call her at 304-784-3164.
The Boone County Association of Retired School Employees (BCARSE) will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Park Avenue Restaurant in Danville.
Connie Jarzinsky, I&P Chair, will present a candle-light memorial service, remembering our members who in the past year have departed from us. Mary Ann Browning will give the devotion.
Door prizes will be given out and 50/50 is offered to those who choose to participate. This fund is used for the scholarship money available.
Jenny Light, president, invites all members to attend and enjoy food, fun and fellowship.
Seeking families to make a difference
Burlington United Methodist Family Services is currently seeking foster homes in the Raleigh/Boone County area. Foster Parents will receive training and support. Please contact Steven or Lisa at 304-252-1598.
Farmers Market Vouchers
The Boone County WIC office still has Farmers Market Vouchers available to give out to participants. The vouchers will be distributed every Tuesday in August from 8am to 3pm. The participant must be up-to-date with their appointments and MUST bring their WIC folder with them. If you have any questions you may contact Gina at 304-369-7970.
Cancer Survivors Day
The courage and determination of cancer survivors is an inspiration to all. On Cancer Survivors Day, Saturday, August 24, 2013, Logan will honor those in the community who are living with and beyond cancer. Also recognized will be those professionals who are helping to fight the battle against cancer.
The public is invited to come and celebrate life at Logan Regional Cancer Center, 601 Holden Rd., Logan.
It will also be a day to call attention to the issues and challenges faced by cancer survivors, from choosing treatments to obtaining affordable insurance and encouraging survivor-friendly legislation.
Activities, including food, prizes and entertainment will begin at noon.
For more information, call 304-239-CANCER.
Appalachian Council Head Start/Pre-K
Appalachian Council Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2013.
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 and an immunization record.
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.
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
The Boone County Community Organization through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program has received $20 vouchers for fruits and vegetables.
To be eligible to receive coupons you must be at least 60 years of age and have a photo ID and meet income guidelines.
The income guidelines are household of one, $1,772 monthly; household of two $2,392; household of three $3,011; household of four $3,631; and household of five $4,251. All before taxes.
BCCO staff started taking applications beginning Monday, July 8, Monday through Friday at the Boone County office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coupons must be spent by Oct. 31, 2013.
CASA volunteers needed
Western Regional CASA reaches Kanawha, Lincoln, Boone, Putnam, Cabell, and Wayne counties. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a non-profit organization that desires for every child in abuse/neglect proceedings to receive a permanent residence.
Volunteers gather information and advocate on the behalf of the children within a case. Right now, Boone County is looking for volunteers, so come help reach that many more children in our communities.
If you have any other questions, please call 304-343-9711 or email SStanley@teamwv.org.
Low cost spay and neutering options for dogs and cats
Want to get your pet fixed and stop having endless litters of puppies and kittens? We are planning on taking some animals to a low cost spay & neuter clinic and we will need volunteer drivers also. Please contact Jeanne at 304-369-9301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Help stop pet overpopulation!
“Heat’n The Hills Chilifest”
Honky-tonk legends and multi-platinum recording artist Confederate Railroad will be headlining “Heat’n The Hills Chilifest” Saturday, August 24th.
Confederate Railroad is touring the country in support of their 20th anniversary of receiving the Country Music Association’s “Best New Artist” trophy in 1993 in the wake of their double platinum self-titled debut album. The disc featured six hit singles, including She Took It Like a Man, Jesus and Mama, Queen of Memphis, When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back, and their signature track Trashy Women, which was nominated for a Grammy.
The group, led by vocalist and guitarist Danny Shirley, famously got their start as the backup band for outlaw legends David Allen Coe and Johnny Paycheck. Confederate Railroad has spent the past two decades racking up 18 charting hits, over 5 million album sales and crisscrossing the globe for thousands of concert appearances in the process. They will be signing autographs and posing for fan photos after their performance.
Also appearing at this year’s Heat’n The Hills Chilifest are Walmart singing sensation Kayla Slone, fresh from her Grand Ole Opry appearance, a trip to the ACM Awards courtesy of Dierks Bentley, and concerts with Loretta Lynn and the Marshall Tucker Band. Attendees will also hear performances from local favorites The L.C. Band and bluegrass trio The Band Wagon. The full day of festivities includes the much-anticipated annual chili cook-off with over 30 different varieties of chili to sample. The evening will be capped off by a huge fireworks display lighting up the star-filled West Virginia night sky. The Heat’n The Hills Chilifest event is free, but donations are being accepted at Chilifest and the proceeding day’s Health Fair to benefit Lincoln Primary Care Center’s Senior Lunch Program, which serves 120 meals to the area’s seniors daily.
Heat’n The Hills Chilifest will be held at Lincoln Primary Care Center 7400 Lynn Ave. in Hamlin.
For more information, visit www.heatnthehills.com. To request interviews or media credentials for Confederate Railroad, Kayla Slone, the L.C. Band, The Band Wagon or Lincoln Primary Care CEO Brian Crist, contact Jessica Lloyd of Allen Media Strategies at (703) 589-8960 or email@example.com.
Sherman High School’s classes reunion
Sherman High School’s classes of 1950, 1951, and 1952 will hold its Class Reunion on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Holiday Inn & Suites (formerly Ramada Inn) in South Charleston. Once again, members of the Sherman classes of the 1940’s are invited to attend.
To obtain further details, update addresses, or request registration forms for graduates not on the Reunion’s mailing list, please call 304-836-5577. Registration deadline is August 31.
Diabetic Support Group
This group is sponsored by the Boone Co. Health Dept. and meets each month on the second Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Madison-Danville Nutrition Center at Lick Creek.
If you are a diabetic or someone you love is, joint us for informative programs, fun and fellowship. On occasion, we have “diabetic friendly” foods.
Boone Memorial Hospital’s Annual Health Fair
Boone Memorial Hospital’s Annual Health Fair has been scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be: *Discounted Blood Work; *Depression & Anxiety Screenings; *Diabetic Education; *Healthy Cooking show and free lunch; *Prizes; AND MUCH MORE!
No registration required for guests. However, if you would like to be an exhibitor and are not already on our mailing list please email your contact information to Event Coordinator, Karlie Belle Price to firstname.lastname@example.org
They will mail vendor registration letters late August.