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.
Hospital blood drive
Boone Memorial Hospital will have a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 28, from noon until 5 p.m.
Register today to give much needed blood. Registration: LRC
Blood Drive: Conference Room. *2nd floor at Boone Memorial Hospital
Call the hospital at 304-369-1230 to make an appointment.
The Seventh Annual McDorman/McDerment and Allied Kin Reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug.29, 2015, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Riverside Shelter, Coonskin Park, Charleston.
If you are a cousin, come out and enjoy a potluck luncheon with the family. For more info, contact R. McDerment, 304 727-7135.
VFW looking for veterans
The Daniel Boone VFW and Aux are looking for Veterans that have served our country. We would like to make a history book about our Veterans. Questions like Name, Branch of Service, Rank, Where you Served, and When you served.
Other memories that you might want to share about your time in the service and what advice for us.
There is no time limit on this, but we would like to have a memory book of any Veteran that might like to share their memories. Contact us at 304-369-2775 or 304-836-5124.
Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Essay contest
The Voice of Democracy is a written and audio contest open to students in grade 9-12. This contest is a 3 to 5 minute audio/written contest. The top scholarship being $30,000. Essays with forms and audio are due November 1st 2015.
This years theme is “My Vision For America.” Contact numbers are 304-836-5124 or 304-369-2775.
The Patriot’s Pen is a 300-400 type written essay. Forms are available to students in grades 6-8.
National Award is $50,000 and this years theme is “What Freedom Means to Me.” Essays with forms are due November 1, 2015. Contact numbers are 304-836-5124 or 304-369-2775.
You will be judged on imagination and human interest. express clearly your ideas in an organized manner. Speak in a clear credible manner. All forms are available in all schools.
If you cannot find a form in your school go to the WWW.VFW.ORG look for Scholarships to download a form (PDF). or contact one of the numbers listed above.
Boone County Quilters
Boone County Quilters are meeting at the Boone Madison Public Library on September 2 at 12:00 pm and Sept. 19 at noon to learn paper piecing block.
The block we are working on is designed for fussy cutting. Items needed for class: Material with a design that will fit in a three inch square, general sewing supplies. We have machines, cutting tools and irons to share.
Call 304-369-7842 for more information.
Creative Writing Club with Dakota. Saturday, September 26 at noon in the Boone-Madison Public Library. The program is designed for grades 3-7, but all are welcome. Come create with Dakota.
Call 304-369-7842 for more information.
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.
Looking for Gold Star families
The Daniel Boone VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary are looking for families, in Boone Co, that have loved ones in the recent conflicts. We know that there is one. Just wanted to find out if there are more that we don’t know about. They are called Gold Star families.
This is the month for honoring Gold Star families.
Contact Sharon Cain at 304-836-5124 or Janet Williams at 304-369-2775 or 304-543-1822.
West Virginia Hillbilly Days
The West Virginia Hillbilly Days festival is scheduled for Sept. 3-6, at the Lincoln County Memorial Fairgrounds in Hamlin.
On Thursday, Sept. 3 there will be a small cars demolition derby. On Friday, Sept. 4, there will be a monster truck freestyle action event and the country band “Coal Fired.” On Saturday, Sept. 5, there will be a greased pig chase, a Mud Run and the Dog Holler Band. On Sunday, Sept. 6th, Bluegrass music with Jim and Valerie Gabehart and a horse show.
There will be concession, vendors, arts and crafts, quilt show, baked goods contest, inflatables for children, water ball, bungee jump, chain saw carving, petting zoo and more.
Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 304-549-7301 or visit the online web site at www.lcfairsandfestivals.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LCFairsAndFestivals.
‘Blood on the Mountain’ premier
“Blood on the Mountain’s” West Virginia premier is scheduled for Sept. 4 at the West Virginia State Culture Center.
The video trailers on our web site give a clear understanding of the content of the film. It is the 150 year autopsy of the true history of our home, West Virginia. History including the Battle of Blair Mountain, Hawks Nest, Buffalo Creek until now with the unfolding story of UMWA Patriot The film included previously unseen footage, interviews, and documentation. It is especially timely with what is happening currently to the land and people of our state.
Blood on the Mountain is a canary in a coal mine for what is happening throughout this country as corporations declare bankruptcy leaving the workers, their liabilities , and our communities behind.
To view the video and for more information, visit the online website at www.bloodonthemountain.com
Smith and Dotson reunion
The Smith and Dotson reunion is set for Sept. 6 starting at 10 a.m. at Mud River dam shelter #2, which is the same place as last year.
Bring a covered dish, cups, plates, and forks. also drinks. No alcohol. Come out for gospel music, horse shoes, and swimming if you want. We have a good time, ao come and join us.
For more information, call 304-524-7960.
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.
Public service announcement
The Food Handlers Classes will be held ae the Public Health Building located near Danville, just off the Lick Creek Road.
Dates and times are as follows : Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. 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 consumption is required to attend a certified food service training course. The course will be conducted by Sandra Giles, Boone County Sanitarian. There is a $10 fee for the food handlers card.
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.
Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy graduates
Calling all Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy graduates, you are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun and memories.
All Grads Reunion is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. Registration is required. Registration Deadline: Sept. 1, 2015.
There are two ways to register, which including visiting the Facebook page or call Mrs. Burnside at 1-800-529-7700.