September 10, 2013


The quarterly Board of Directors meeting of the Boone County Community and Economic Development Corporation will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, at the Boone County Business Development Center Conference Room in Madison.

The agenda will include updates on current and proposed county projects; new county grants recently awarded; and discussion on the renewal of the Boone County Land Use Master Plan.

Board Chairman Eddie Hendricks said the public is welcome to attend the meeting.

Flea market, Arts & Crafts Show

The Boone County Fair Fall and Early Christmas Arts & Crafts Show and Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Madison Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a hot dog and bake sale during this time. You will need to send your $15 fee pre-space to Virginia. For information, call 304-245-8113.

Notice of meeting

The Boone County Public Service District will hold its regular monthly Water and Wasterwater meetings on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Board office. If you wish to be on the agenda please call the Board office at 304-369-2622.

The Water Board meeting will open at 6 p.m., prevailing time, followed by the Wastewater meeting at its Board office in room 101 of the Danville Community Center, Hopkins Ave., Danville, for the following purposes: 1) Water Agenda: Approval of Invoices and Line Extensions and 2) Wastewater Agenda: Approval of Invoice and District Operations.

Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch

The Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch will start back on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Keith Randolph, Boone County Prosecuting Attorney.

They will also be getting ready for the Foster Yard Sales starting Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ashford Nellis Neighborhood Watch

The Ashford Nellis Neighborhood Watch meeting is scheduled for Sept. 24, at 6 p.m., at the Nellis Church Archives. The meetings are on the last Tuesday of every month.

8th annual Day of Caring

United Way of Central WV will host the 8th annual Day of Caring on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Over 600 people from local businesses and organizations will volunteer their time at one of the 52 project sites located at non-profits in Kanawha, Putnam, and Boone counties.

In Boone County, a group of retired coal miners will volunteer their time to stain the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial stage located in the new pavilion community park in memory of the fallen coal miners and their families.

The volunteers will get together at 11:00 a.m. for lunch at the Coal Heritage Riverwalk in Whitesville (Salami Community Building). Immediately following, they will begin their work on the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial Stage from noon to 4 p.m.

“Day of Caring allows people from the community and businesses to come together to create positive change in the lives of children, families and seniors. We would like to thank all of our volunteers working together to make our communities a better place to live.” said John Ballengee, United Way of Central WV President.

For more information on Day of Caring, please contact John Ballengee at 304-340-3503.

Madison flag football league

A Madison flag football league for elementary students is being formed. If interested, contact Paul Carden at 304 369-1408 or email at People can also check it out on Facebook.

2013 Mills Family Reunion

Saturday, September 14, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Double sheltered pavilion #4 - Paintsville Lake State Park, 1551 Ky Rt 2275, Staffordsville, KY.

Pass the word to everyone related to Mills family and invite them to join us … parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.

This year we are expecting a BIG TURN OUT and have rented a double sheltered pavilion on the lake again. Please bring your own picnic lunch/ food and cooler of drinks you’ll need for the entire day. You may wish to use the grill to cook out or bring carry-out.

Also there are family members that are bring foods to share with other members, if you would like to bring some to share please do so.

I am Patty Mills Mollette (great-granddaughter of Patrick & Della Mills) of Tomahawk, KY

Facebook: Patrick Della Mills or Patty Mollette or Group Event (fb homepage)

Email: Phone: 606 534-7020.

Whether you come for a few hours or the entire day, I’m looking forward to seeing you all again and meeting family I haven’t met before.

Public Service Announcement

“Are you a parent or guardian who is working or in school and need financial assistance with the high cost of child care expenses? If you live in Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason, Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties and are working, going to school or in a WV WORKS program, Link Child Care Resources and Referral may be able to assist you with the cost of your child care. You must meet pre-determined income eligibility guidelines in order to receive financial assistance. For more information, call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at (304)523-9540 or (800)894-9540 or stop by the Link office at 611 7th Ave, Huntington. Link is now open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.

Link Child Care Resource and Referral is a division of River Valley Child Development Services and is funded by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families and the Division of Early Care and Education.”

Our purpose is to assist families in their efforts to improve their lives through employment, education or WV WORKS. Our agency continues to reach out to parents/guardians who are in need of child care assistance. We also strive to education child care providers about effective methods of rendering quality child care.

Local student could win college money

Commander Glen Alkier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #5578 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Patriots Pen Essay Competition.

Middle school students in grades 6-8 in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars.

Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. The state winners compete for $46,000 in awards, and the first place winner wins $5,000. Each year, around 126,000 students participate nationwide.

Students are invited to write a 300-400-word essay on patriotic theme. The theme for 2012-2013, which is the 18th year of the contest is: “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

Deadline for student entries is Nov. 1, 2013, and interested students and teachers should contact their local VFW Post #5578 by phone at 304-836-5124, 304-369-3471, 304-245-8766 or 304-369-4318.

For details, visit

Local student could win a trip and scholarship

Commander Glen Alkier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #5578 announced the kick-off of the 66th year of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.

Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Students begin by competing at the local Post level with a deadline of Nov. 1, 2013. Post winners advance to District and then the first place District winner advances to the state competition. All state winner receive a four day trip to Washington, D.C. A total of $152,000 is awarded to national finalists. First place is $30,000. Annually the VFW provides more than $2.3 million in scholarships. Each year, around 50,000 students participate in the competition.

Students must wire and record a three-to-five minute essay on this theme for 2012-2013, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present their recording, typed essay and entry form at their local VFW Post.

Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of Democracy Chairman at VFW Post #5578 by phone at 304-836-5124, 304-369-3471, 304-369-4318 or 304-245-8766 for more information.

For details, visit

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.

Discounted telephone service available

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia is reminding low-income families that they can stay connected to local resources and emergency services through Lifeline, a telephone assistance program. Access to a telephone provides a connection to emergency services and community resources and is vital to all West Virginia residents.

The week of September 9-15, 2013, has been designated as “Lifeline Awareness Week.”

The program can provide discounted basic telephone service. Discounts in West Virginia range from a few dollars to $14-$15 per month.

Companies serving the majority of West Virginia’s wire line and cell phone customers offer the program. For more information, or to find out if you qualify, call your local telephone company, or click on the Commission’s website,

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 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

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.

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

They will mail vendor registration letters late August.