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From the Hill to the Mountains: A weekly column by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

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Harlem Superstars coming to Madison

Harlem Superstars will be at the Madison Civic Center on Feb. 6, 2013, at 6 p.m. to showcase their talents and skills. They will be taking on the Boone County All-Stars whose team will be composed of teachers, police officers, firemen, and alumni from Sherman, Scott and Van. Come out and enjoy the show. Ticket prices are $7, if you buy in advance (At Sherman, Nick Cabell and at Scott, Amy Cabell) or at the door $8. Harlem Superstar memorabilia will be available.

Friends of Coal Ladies’ Auxiliary – Boone/Logan Chapter

The Boone/Logan Chapter of the Friends of Coal Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its January Meeting on Thursday, January 31, 2013. We will meet at Park Avenue Restaurant in Danville from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Membership is FREE. We will discuss upcoming service projects in the community and how we can help the coalfield in the upcoming year. Also, we’ll have our t-shirts and calendars available for purchase.

For more information call 304-993-3034 or visit us online at: Facebook.com/FriendsOfCoalLadiesAuxiliaryBooneLoganChapter

Ashford-Nellis Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Ashford-Nellis Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Tuesday Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Nellis Church/Archives Building.

Boone County Soccer Club Final Registration

The final registration for the Spring 2013 soccer season will be Saturday, February 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Madison Fire Department. No registrations will be accepted after this date. All online payments must be received by this date or the registration will be voided. The contact number 304-369-3759. The Boone County Soccer Club is a non-profit organization.

Ramage Skyhawks

Ramage Skyhawks looking for coaches for cheerleading, majorettes, and football. Any interested parties should send resume to PO Box 253, Jefferey WV 25114 ATT: Oliver Walker. If you have any questions please call 304-369-1987. All resumes need to be in by Feb. 1, 2013.

Madison Little League

The Madison Little League will have their annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Little League Field in the press box. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Rodney at 304-369-3975.


The Metro Aging and Disability Resource Center will be assisting the seniors and the disabled to apply for help with their heating bills through the LIEAP (LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM) public intake period, Jan. 23 through Feb. 1, 2013. Please contact our agency at 1-866-981-2372 to see if you are eligible.

Foster parents needed

Necco believes in the “power of family” and in today’s society, family means more than ever. For more than 8 years, Necco of Logan has provided foster families and much needed therapy to hundreds of needy West Virginia children. We appreciate our foster parents for the hard work they do, and encourage others to join us in our mission to provide safe and loving environments for kids who need out of home care.

Accordingly, Necco seeks qualified foster parents to open their hearts and homes to children in need. Specifically, we are looking for loving foster families in Logan, Mingo, Boone and Wyoming counties who are willing to give that special child a chance.

Necco serves kids from birth to age 18 hailing from all 55 West Virginia counties, and employs clinically trained professionals with many years of experience working with kids. Necco foster parents can expect 24- hour support as well as training and recruitment incentives.

To learn more please contact us at 304-752-7830 or go online at www.necco.org.


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 Boone, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Mason counties and are working, going to school or in a WV WORKS program, Link Child Care Resource 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 1-800-894- 9540 or stop by the Link office at 611 7th Ave., Huntington. Link is now open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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.


Do you enjoy working with children and want to work out of your own home? If so, Home based child care could be for you. As a home child care provider you make your own flexible schedule and are your own boss. More importantly, you can make a positive difference in the lives of many young children. You must be 18 years of age or older and your home must meet the West Virginia State requirements. If interested, call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 1-800-894-9540.

LINK Child Care Resource and Referral is a program of River Valley Child Development Services and is grant funded through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau of Children and Families, Early Care and Education. We serve Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties by assisting low income families with the cost of child care so they may improve their lives through employment, school and the WV Works program. We also provide consumer education so families can make informed decisions regarding the care and education of their children. Additionally, our agency recruits child care providers, conducts regular training workshops for child care professionals, and provides technical assistance such as behavior consultations and the Traveling Resource and Information Library System (TRAILS).

Grief Recovery Support Groups

Grief recovery groups are designed for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group setting provides a “safe place”, a place you can really be yourself, no matter how you are feeling. You will be understood, listened to, and unconditionally supported by others who have also experienced the loss of a loved one. Sometimes it just helps to know you are not alone in your grief journey and there are others who can relate to your experience.

Upcoming Adult Support Group at 1 p.m., Thursdays, January 24 and 31 at HospiceCare, 467 Main Street, Madison, WV 25130.

Facilitated by professional trained bereavement counselors.

Cheerleading Competition

The Boone County Parks & Recreation Cheerleading Competition is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at the Madison Civic Center. This event is sanctioned by the WVSSAC. If interested in entering your squad, please contact the Parks & Rec. office at 304-369-6125.

Master Gardener class

The Boone County Extension Master Gardeners are holding a 10-week Master Gardener certification class beginning Monday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Racine Community Center. The cost is $75, which includes the WVU Extension Master Gardener Manual. For more information or to register, please contact Philip See at the WVU Extension office at 369-5869 or by email at Philip.See@mail.wvu.edu

Madison Civic Center

The Madison Civic Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for citizens to use to walk in this winter.

Veteran’s Memorial

Madison VFW Post 5578 is building a Veteran’s Memorial to honor mothers of veterans and veterans. Purchase a brick for $50. Call 304-369-6248 or mail to Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 Attn: Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 272, Madison, WV 25130. Post 5578 is constructing a Veteran Memorial to honor the mothers’ of Veterans and Veterans. A Brick Campaign lets you send a special tribute, inspiring message or create a permanent legacy of caring.

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