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Rusty Marks
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Free screenings

Boone County Schools will offer free 3 to 5 year old screenings on Friday, March 8, 2013. The free screenings will be for developmental, vision, hearing, speech and language for Boone County children. Please call 304-369-8267 to schedule an appointment.

Pancake Breakfast

There will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 2, 2012, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Scott High School Cafeteria. The cost is $7 and all proceeds will go to the Rotary Scholarship Program for local youth. The event is sponsored by the Madison Rotary Club, so stop by and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with the Madison Rotarians.

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 includes verification of income for a 12 month period, birth certificate from vital statistics, immunization record and social security card (optional).

Head Start/Pre-K locations include Brookview Elementary, Danville Head Start, Prenter Head Start, Racine Head Start, Ramage Elementary, Wharton Elementary and Whitesville Elementary.

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

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.


There will be a QVC auction at Jeffrey-Spencer Elementary School in Hewett on March 2, 2013, from 5 to 9 p.m. and there will be concessions.

Seth Midget Football League

The SMFL is now accepting resumes for the following positions- A, B, & C team Football Head Coaches, A, B, & C team Cheerleading head coaches, as well as A, B, & C team Majorette head coaches. We will be accepting resumes until March 1, 2013. The board will be voting on all coaching positions at our monthly March meeting. You can send your resume to P.O. Box 255 Seth, WV 25181.

WV Woodland Owners Association 2013 Annual Meeting & Seminar

On Saturday, March 23, 2013, The Annual West Virginia Woodland Owners Association Meeting & Seminar will be held in Elkins. The meeting will be held at the Wood Technology Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served from noon to 1:00 p.m. and will include a luncheon speaker. A tour of the Wood Tech Center is scheduled from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Also, 5 (Category 1) CFE Credits are being offered.

For more information contact Ed Murriner at the WV Woodland Owners Association by phone hone at: 304-372-5307 or by e-mailing: Emurriner@aol.com or: Dan Magill at 304-293- 9419; dmagill@wvu.edu

Free admission to Coal Scrip Show

The National Scrip Collectors Association, a not for profit group, will be holding its semi-annual show and meeting in Beckley on April 19, 2013, starting at 8 a.m. and ending at noon on the 20th. The meeting will be at the Country Inn & Suites at 2120 Harper Road in Beckley. Admission is free to the public.

Coal Scrip was the private currency of coal companies in over 612 towns in just West Virginia alone. In the mid-1950s scrip had all but disappeared as a method of labor payment. Coal scrip, like other obsolete currency, has survived and today is thriving in the hands of collectors.

At this show, there will be vendors, dealers and collectors that would offer their opinions as to the value of any scrip and maybe where to sell it, if desired. Other mining memorabilia, artifacts, coal scrip books and catalogues usually have dealers too at the show. Part of the purpose of the NSCA is to encourage the study and research of the history of coal mining companies as it relates to the usage of scrip tokens and the families that used it.

For more information, contact Bill Campbell by email at bwcok@knology.net or visit online at www.nationalscripcollectorsassociation.org

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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