Flea market, Arts & Crafts Show
The Boone County Fair Fall and Early Christmas Arts & Crafts Show and Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Madison Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a hot dog and bake sale during this time. You will need to send your $15 fee pre-space to Virginia. For information, call 304-245-8113.
Scott Homecoming Parade
If you’re interested in taking part in the Scott High School Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, please contact Kendyl Ryan at 304-687-0060 by Sept. 23, 2013.
The Big Coal River Branch Third Annual Big Coal River Heritage Day is set for Sept. 28, from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. at John Slack Park at Racine. There will be old fashioned fun with music, crafts, history and culture.
For information call Mary Browning at 304-837-3702 or Kathy G. at 304-836-8278.
Public Service Announcement
“Are you a parent or guardian who is working or in school and need financial assistance with the high cost of child care expenses? If you live in Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason, Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties and are working, going to school or in a WV WORKS program, Link Child Care Resources and Referral may be able to assist you with the cost of your child care. You must meet pre-determined income eligibility guidelines in order to receive financial assistance. For more information, call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at (304)523-9540 or (800)894-9540 or stop by the Link office at 611 7th Ave, Huntington. Link is now open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.
Link Child Care Resource and Referral is a division of River Valley Child Development Services and is funded by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families and the Division of Early Care and Education.”
Our purpose is to assist families in their efforts to improve their lives through employment, education or WV WORKS. Our agency continues to reach out to parents/guardians who are in need of child care assistance. We also strive to education child care providers about effective methods of rendering quality child care.
Breast Cancer Awareness Day Set for October 7
Breast Cancer Awareness Day will be celebrated in Boone County on Monday, October 7, 2013 with a wreath hanging ceremony at the courthouse in Madison at noon.
Similar ceremonies will take place all across the state as citizens gather to demonstrate a commitment to fight the disease that has claimed the lives of so many women, and to raise awareness of the importance of joining the fight for a cure.
The event in Madison will include guest speakers, information about breast cancer, resources for low-cost and free breast cancer screening services, and a celebration of breast cancer survivors.
Refreshments will be served by members of the Racine “CEOS” Club. There will be door prize drawings during the ceremony.
Following is a Proclamation signed by the County Commissioners of Boone County proclaiming October 7, 2013 as Breast Cancer Awareness Day and the month of October 2013 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
West Virginia Breast Cancer Awareness Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In 2013, an estimated 1,324 West Virginia women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 282 women will die from the disease. Breast cancer continues to be a leading cause of cancer in her lifetime and a 1 in 36 chance of dying from the disease.
Currently, the best method to reduce deaths due to breast cancer in through early detection of the disease. Women age 50 and older should have a mammogram at least every two years. Women ages 40-49 should talk with their health care provider about their screening schedule. Clinical breast exams by a physician or nurse are recommended every three years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE.
Clinical breast exams, breast self-exams, and mammograms can save lives. Women should talk to their health care provider about their individual screening schedule.
In recognition of the important lifesaving early detection practices available for breast cancer, I We County Commission of Boone County, do hereby proclaim October 7, 2013, as West Virginia Breast Cancer Awareness Day and October 2013 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I urge all Boone County women to become aware that they are at risk for developing breast cancer and to discuss screening with their health care providers.
Local student could win college money
Commander Glen Alkier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #5578 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Patriots Pen Essay Competition.
Middle school students in grades 6-8 in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars.
Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. The state winners compete for $46,000 in awards, and the first place winner wins $5,000. Each year, around 126,000 students participate nationwide.
Students are invited to write a 300-400-word essay on patriotic theme. The theme for 2012-2013, which is the 18th year of the contest is: “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”
Deadline for student entries is Nov. 1, 2013, and interested students and teachers should contact their local VFW Post #5578 by phone at 304-836-5124, 304-369-3471, 304-245-8766 or 304-369-4318.
For details, visit http://www.vfw.org/Community/Patriot-s-Pen/
Local student could win a trip and scholarship
Commander Glen Alkier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #5578 announced the kick-off of the 66th year of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.
Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Students begin by competing at the local Post level with a deadline of Nov. 1, 2013. Post winners advance to District and then the first place District winner advances to the state competition. All state winner receive a four day trip to Washington, D.C. A total of $152,000 is awarded to national finalists. First place is $30,000. Annually the VFW provides more than $2.3 million in scholarships. Each year, around 50,000 students participate in the competition.
Students must wire and record a three-to-five minute essay on this theme for 2012-2013, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present their recording, typed essay and entry form at their local VFW Post.
Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of Democracy Chairman at VFW Post #5578 by phone at 304-836-5124, 304-369-3471, 304-369-4318 or 304-245-8766 for more information.
For details, visit http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Demcracy/
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 through Friday at the Boone County office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coupons must be spent by Oct. 31, 2013.
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.
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 email@example.com
They will mail vendor registration letters late August.
Logan Civil War Heritage Weekend
“Rebellion in the Hills” will take place Sept. 28-29, 2013, at Chief Logan State Park in Logan.
There will be Civil War demonstrations with soldiers and reenactors, living history encampments, quilters, activities for the children and so much more! Free hay rides on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and refreshments will also be sold.
Admission is free to the public.
All students will be given signed papers to take to their teachers to show that they participated in the Civil War Reenactment Weekend for extra credit.