Notice of open meeting

The Boone County Joint Administrative Board will conduct a business meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, beginning at 9 a.m., at 3505 Daniel Boone Parkway Suite A, in Foster.

This meeting is open to the public.

Local reunion

The descendants of Juddie T. Hill and Loula Price Hill are having a reunion Sept. 20 at the home of the late Floyd and Daisy Hill Mathews.

Bring a covered dish or just bring your family and join us. We will eat around 1 p.m.

Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch

Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Foster Community Center.

Speakers for this meeting will be Boone County Probation Officers. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

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.

Boone Board of Health meeting

The Boone County Board Of Health will meet in regular session Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Boone County Health Departmcnt, located at 213 Kenmore Drive in Danville.

Anyone wishing to be on the agenda should call 304-369-7967, and request their name be placed on the agenda. Requests can be made until 2:30 p.m., on the day of the meeting.

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