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There will be a 9-11 program at the Boone County Courthouse on Sept. 11, starting at 11 a.m., with special guest Woody Williams.

The Daniel Boone VFW Auxiliary is holding this event. Other speakers will be there as well with lighting of candles.

Southern West Virginia Regional Foster and Adoption Fair and Carnival

Please join us in promoting foster homes and adoption on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Fountain of Life Worship Center in Foster, West Virginia.

This free event will educate families interested in foster care and adoption. Service providers from Boone, Lincoln, and Logan counties will be onsite including representatives from: Braley and Thompson, CASA, Children’s First West Virginia, Boone/Lincoln Child Advocacy Center and Parents as Teachers program at Cornerstone Family Interventions, Inc., the Family Resource Network, Kanawha Valley Center, New Beginnings, Mission West Virginia, Mountain State Healthy Families, and NECCO, Vance Family Services, and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

There will also be a panel of experts who can answer your questions about becoming a foster care or adoption provider in Southern West Virginia.

The carnival will feature inflatables, games, face painting, clowns, snacks, live music, and door prizes. At the event, Cornerstone staff will be seeking community partners and local pastors to collaborate with them to bring a Wait No More: Finding Families for Waiting Kids event to West Virginia.

For more information, please contact Monica Ballard-Booth at 304-369-5283 or by email at

Old Timer’s Day Reunion

The Old Timer’s Day Reunion will be held at the Morrisvale-Ryan Community on Saturday, Sept. 12, beginning at 10:30 a.m.; Everyone is welcome. Please bring a covered dish and old/new photos to share. The following is provided: coffee, creamer, sugar, pop, water, ice, cups, plates, forks, spoons and napkins. A special welcome to our friends who travel from many other states to come back home for the day.

If you have any questions, please call 304-524-2832 or 304-524-2222.

Masquerade mystery dinner

Join the Madison-Danville Jaycees on Oct. 17 at the Madison Civic Center for a masquerade themed murder mystery dinner. The event will run 6 to 9 p.m., is family friendly, and will have raffles, costume contests, and more.

Tickets are $15 per adult, $25 per couple, and $5 for kids.

For more information, visit or call Sara at 304-784-4259.

Sherman High reunion

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

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

Teen cooking class

There will be a teen cooking class at the Boone Madison Public Library, Sept.19 and 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please call 304-369-7842 to register.

Boone County Genealogical Society

In partnership with the Boone County Genealogical Society, the Boone Madison Public Library will be hosting a visit from Michael Graham, author of “On this Day in West Virginia Civil War History,” on Sept. 24, 2015, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Graham is the author of On This Day in West Virginia Civil War History, which presents event-driven anecdotes and history related to the state. Readers can find little-known facts about the Battles of Droop Mountain, Carnifex Ferry, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and a whole host of others.

According to BCGS Vice-President Joetta Kuhn, “This is a great way to learn about the Civil War here in the Mountain State. With this book you can read one story each day, or just one a month. Either way, it’s a fun way to learn about the event that created our state.”

There is no cost for this event. On This Day in West Virginia Civil War History, and Graham’s previous work The Coal River Valley in the Civil War, will be available but no purchase is necessary for attendance.

Michael B. Graham, PhD, is adjunct professor of history, security and global studies at the American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia. He is senior vice-president and chief financial officer at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of many institutions, including the Air War College, the Naval War College, and the Marine Corps Command and General Staff College. He has written of contributed to many books, including Liberating a Continent: The European Theater (Vol 1) and Fall of the Rising Sun: The Pacific Theater (Vol. 2) in the Faces of Victory: The United States in World War II. He authored Mantle of Heroism: Tarowa and the Struggle for the Gilberts, November 1943 and On This Day in West Virginia Civil War History.

The October meeting of the Boone County Genealogical Society will follow the meeting. Please call 304-369-7842 for more information.

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.

Writing Club

Creative Writing Club with Dakota. Saturday, Sept. 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.

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.

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.

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