Free tire disposal day

Free tire disposal day in Boone County on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at John Slack Park Racine. 10 tires per person. No rims permitted. Sponsored by Boone County Commission and R.E.A.P

Housing Authority to meet

A special meeting of the Boone County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. at Black Diamond Arbors in Danville.

Notice of meeting

The Boone County Public Service District will hold its regular monthly Water and Wastewater meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, 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, 731 Hopkins Avenue, Danville, West Virginia, for the following purposes: 1. Water Agenda – Approval of Invoices and Line Extensions. 2. Wastewater Agenda – Approval of Invoices and District Operations.

Food Handlers Classes

The Food Handlers Classes will be held at the Public Health Building located near Danville, just off the Lick Creek Road.

Dates and times are as follows: Monday, August 10, 2015, at 2 and 6 p.m.

Please note that under State Law any person(s) that is involved in the preparation or service of food for public consu.mption is required to attend a certified food service training course. The card will be a state wide card and a fee of $10 is required.

The course will be conducted by Sandra Giles, Boone County Sanitarian.

Boone County Commission meeting

The Boone County Commission will meet in regular session starting at 10 a.m. on August 18, 2015.

The agenda includes a Call to Order; Exonerations; Minutes; County Clerk’s Appointments & Finals; Public Comments; New Business; Update Boards & Authorities; and Approve bills and purchase orders.

The public is urged to attend this meeting.

Sherman High reunion

Sherman High School Classes of 1950, 1951, and 1952, and classes from the Forties, will hold its annual reunion on Saturday, September 12 at Holiday Inn & Suites, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston.

Registration deadline is August 29.

For further details, please call 304-836-5577.

Appalachian Council Head Start/Pre-K

The Appalachian Council Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Children must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2015.

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.

If you need information, please call 369-1000 or 1-877-539-2242.

Senior Famers Market vouchers

The Boone County Community Organization located at 347 Kenmore Drive, Lick Creek Road in Danville is currently giving out the Senior Farmers Market Vegetable and Fruit Vouchers to the Senior Citizens of Boone County.

Vouchers will be given daily from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m., until the supply is gone. Vouchers will be given to Boone County Seniors 60 and over and only one (l) per household.

For income guidelines and more information call 304-369-0451.

Boone County Fair

It is that time of year for the 82nd Boone County Fair on August 6, 7 and 8 at Lick Creek Field in Danville.

Also, August 2, there will be a car show from 1 to 4 p.m., along with wrestling starting at 2 p.m., which will be held at Lick Creek Field.

The fair is still accepting vendor applications, which must be turned in by July 24. If you would like to sell crafts, food, jewelry, or informational booth.

You can also pre-register for the Lip Sync Battle by contacting Gini Nelson 304-837-3894 for additional information for both.

There will be entertainment nightly, food vendors set up by the gates and vendors selling their goods on the field. In the craft building there will be beautiful quilts, photography, paintings and more to be judged, see and have fun.

Line up for upcoming fair:

• August 6th

8:30 p.m. Rick K & the Allnighters

• August 7th

6-8 p.m. Lip Sync Battle

8:15 p.m. Dewayne Hill magician

9:15 p.m. Bent River

• August 8th

4-6 p.m. Gospel music

7 p.m. Corey Hager

9:15 p.m. Davisson Brothers Band

10:45 p.m. Fireworks

For additional information, visit the fair’s online Facebook page at

19th Annual Brush Creek Grade School Reunion

The reunion will be on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the B. B. Johnston Shelter at Racine Park, beginning at noon.

Bring a covered dish and spend the afternoon with former classmates and long time friends.

Kirk reunion

The Kirk reunion is scheduled for Aug. 8, 2015 at Dartmont Park, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For questions or additional information, call Gloria Kirk at 304-766-8418.

Roberts Hager Lovejoy reunion

The Roberts Hager Lovejoy reunion is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2015, at the Mud River Dam, Shelter #2.

There will be singing and preaching. Bring a covered dish.

Everyone is welcome to attend the reunion.

Dillon reunion

The annual Dillon family reunion will be on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Wharton-Barrett Community Center at Wharton.

Brittany Kirk, Richard Dillon’s granddaughter, is in charge of the arraignments. You can reach her at 304-601-0286 or by email at

She has a menu of what covered dish everyone is bringing, so it you would contact her this will be a big help.

Please try to be there to celebrate with us and in memory fo our mom and dad, Neva and “Hi” Dillon of Bob White. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Cabell reunion

The Cabell Family Reunion will be held at the Rock Creek Church of Christ Activity Building on Sunday, August 9, 2015 beginning at 1 p.m.

This building is located on Rt. 94 across from the turn off to Foster Hollow in Boone County. Please bring a covered dish and come join us.

For further information, call Bill Cabell at 304-369-6429.

Boone County Democrat meeting

The Boone County Democrat Executive Committee will have a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Annex of the Boone County Court House.

Sue Ann Zickefoose, chair, is urging members to be present. The agenda will include plans for the Labor Day Celebration to be held Sept. 7, 2015 at the Racine Park.

Boone County Republican meeting

The Boone County Republican Executive Committee will meet on Monday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. at Park Avenue Restaurant in Danville for the purpose of reorganization and the recuitment of candidates to be placed on the ballot for next year’s May Primary Election.

All registered Republicans and Independents are welcome to attend this meeting.

Fall master gardener’s class

A fall master gardener’s class is scheduled at the old “Foster Grade School” at 455 Foster Road, Foster, WV 25081, starting Monday, Sept. 14, 2015.

Call the Boone Extension office for registration and information at 304-369-5869.

Early bird registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.

The cost is $75 total, inclusive of Master Gardener Manual if registered by Aug. 17, 2015. After that date the cost is $100.

Participants will learn various aspects of gardening, a bit about plant biology, pest management, best practices, plant propagation, landscaping, and much, much, more!

This is a ten week course. Classes are offered once a week for three hours on various topics like Botany, Soils and Fertilizer, and Trees and Fruits, among others. You must attend at least seven of the ten classes. At the end of the class there is a test covering the material presented. Upon passage you become a Certified Master Gardener. The first year you must complete 30 hours of volunteer work. After that, there is a requirement of 6 hours of volunteer work and six hours of continuing education.

Benefits of taking the class include lots of practical information, you become a member of the Boone County Master Gardener’s Club, many friendships, and lots of fun.

Library board meeting

The next meeting of the Boone Madison Public Library Board of Directors is Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information please call 304-369-7842.

‘The Addams Family’ musical

It’s not every day you get to play with the likes of torture chairs, giant spiders, dead trees and dismembered body parts, unless you are the cast of The Aracoma Story’s musical “The Addams Family”.

The Aracoma Story will present the show, which ran on Broadway and followed with a highly successful national tour, and it runs through Aug. 8. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and is perfect for the whole family.

86th Annual Lilly Family Reunion

The reunion is scheduled for August 7, 8, & 9th, 2015, at Lilly Reunion Memorial Park, Ellison Ridge Rd., Mercer County, Flat Top, West Virginia, right below Winterplace Ski Resort.

This will be the 86th anniversary of the Lilly Reunion

Join us for a great lineup of entertainment and many activities for the children. Our event is FREE and open to the public and no you do not have to be a Lilly to attend.

Kick-off time: Friday evening, August 7, 2015; with a home-cooked dinner buffet at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment provided during the dinner. Adult tickets are $10 each and children, age 12 and under, are $2.50 each.

In addition we have “CUZ’N Night” from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is the time for family and friends to show their “Voice”, singing, musical or dancing talents. Contact: Tom Okes (304-763-2088).

Our reunion has a great “NEW” genealogy booth for those who would like to trace their ancestry line and don’t forget to visit our Souvenir Booth for program books, ribbons, hats, and shirts. Hook-ups for RV’s/tent camping available on the grounds $15 per night. Call Eugene Lilly (304-763-3135).

Many new activities are included this year with a variety of the popular inflatable games. Bring the children to the reunion, they will remember the fun and want to return.

Info or volunteer to help, Darrell Lilly, President 304-466-0476.

Lilly Reunion Association or Visit us on the web at, facebook The Lillys of West Virginia.

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