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Old Timer’s Day Reunion

The Old Timer’s Day Reunion will be held at the Morrisvale-Ryan Community Center

On Saturday, September 7, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m.

Please bring a covered dish. Drinks and tableware provided. If you have old pictures to share, please bring.

Everyone is welcome, including children. The center has space to play horseshoes, bean bag game, volleyball, etc. It’s a bring your own situation. A playground for the children is available.

Something new: The Hatfield-McCoy Trail is open on the right about one mile after getting on to Rt. 3. Bring the ATV, and “kill two birds with one stone.”

For information regarding riding the trails, call L&D Restaurant for permit application at 304-524-1703. Directions for those visiting for the first time: Corridor G to the Julian Exit; cross bridge and railroad, continue on Route 3 for 3 miles; turn left on Horse Creek Road; travel 3 miles. Center is on the right. For information regarding the reunion, call 304-524-2832.

River clean up Eagle project

We will be working on an Eagle project on Sept. 7, 2013, beginning at 8 a.m. We will be cleaning the river from West Madison Park to Lick Creek Park. All interested volunteers will meet at West Madison Park at 8 a.m. Rodger Gillenwater, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 85 in Foster, urges everyone to volunteer to help.

Stollings Family Reunion

The G.C. “Buck” and Daisy Stollings Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the home of Senator Ron Stollings at Haddalton. Bring a covered dish.

Smith and Dotson Reunion

The Smith and Dotson Reunion is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Mud River Dam at shelter number 2 at the picnic area, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Friends and family are urged to join the festivities. There will be lots of food, drinks and gospel music. Bring a covered dish, drinks, plates and silverware.

For more information, call 304-524-7069.

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 Sale in October.

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 madisonflagfootball@yahoo.com. People can also check it out on Facebook.

Golf Scramble

The Dignity Hospice 1st Annual Golf Scramble is set for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at 1 p.m., with lunch beginning at noon, at Riverview Golf Course.

The format will be a 4-person scramble, including lunch and awards. Featured events for the day will include: Hole in One Contests, Closest to the Pin, Mulligan, Player Goodie Bags, prizes and awards.

Individual player cost is $50 and team of four is $300.

The registration contact is Trina Lester, P.O. Box 4304, Chapmanville, WV 25508 or call her at 304-784-3164.


Regular Session of the Boone County Commission

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

10:00 a.m. Call to Order

10:01 a.m. Exonerations

10:02 a.m. Minutes

10:03 a.m. County Clerk’s Appointments and Finals

10:05 a.m. Public Comment

10:10 a.m. Unfinished Business

10:15 a.m. New Business

10:20 a.m. Update Boards & Authorities

10:25 a.m. Cecil Silva, Morrisvale Helping Hands, RE: Update

10:30 a.m. Madison Mayor H.H. Sonny Howell, RE: Request for Funding

11:45 a.m. E-911 Advisory Board Meeting

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: mollette41262@suddenlink.com 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.

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.

Farmers Market Vouchers

The Boone County WIC office still has Farmers Market Vouchers available to give out to participants. The vouchers will be distributed every Tuesday in August from 8am to 3pm. The participant must be up-to-date with their appointments and MUST bring their WIC folder with them. If you have any questions you may contact Gina at 304-369-7970.

Appalachian Council Head Start/Pre-K

Appalachian Council Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2013.

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.

For more information, please call 304-369-1000 or 1-877-539-2242.

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, July 8, Monday through Friday at the Boone County office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coupons must be spent by Oct. 31, 2013.


For: Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties

Place: Chapmanville Middle School on Crawley Creek Rd.

Date: Sept. 3, 2013, Tuesday

Time: 6 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Walter Watson

Topic: Winterizing, feeding and open for questions.

Contact: Kathy or Walter Watson855-8504 or Greg Castle 946-2071

Bee picnic – Sept. 28, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Watson’s Covert Branch Road, club will provide everything, just bring a covered dish. Honey house tour and gadgets to see.

WV State fall meeting- Jackson’s Mill Sept 20-21

www.wvbeekeepers.org for agenda and more information.

Next meeting : October 1, 2013, Tuesday.

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 SStanley@teamwv.org.

Low cost spay and neutering options for dogs and cats

Want to get your pet fixed and stop having endless litters of puppies and kittens? We are planning on taking some animals to a low cost spay & neuter clinic and we will need volunteer drivers also. Please contact Jeanne at 304-369-9301 or email thepetparade1@aol.com Help stop pet overpopulation!

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. Registration deadline is August 31.

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 kprice@bmh.org

They will mail vendor registration letters late August.

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