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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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Boone County Fair

The Boone County Fair is Sponsoring a Flea Market at the Madison Civic Center on April 6, 2013 from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Spots are $15 which includes 1 table. Payment is required in advance. Call Virginia at 304-245-8113. Checks payable to: Boone County Fair, P.O. Box 127, Van, WV 25206.

St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Night

Madison-Danville Jaycees will host a St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Night on Friday, March 15, at the Lick Creek Nutrition Center in Danville. Doors open at 7 p.m.; Bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Games cost $2 each or $15 for 10 games. There will also be a 50/50 raffle in addition to prizes awarded after each game. Snacks and St. Patrick’s Day refreshments will also be served. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MadisonDanvilleJaycees

Madison Colts Midget League Football

The Madison Colts are now accepting resumes for coaching positions for the upcoming season. If you are interested in any of the coaching positions, which are: Football A, B, or C Team or Cheer A, B, or C Team…Please send in a resume to Madison Colts, P.O. Box 514, Danville WV 25053, no later than March 22, 2013. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kim White, President at 304-946-5653.

BCARSE meeting

The Boone County Assn. of Retired School Employees (BCARSE) next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 17, and not on March 20 as originally planned. The meeting will be called to order at 10 a.m. at the Park Ave. Restaurant in Danville.

Trina Hager will present the program with information concerning the needs of home-bound patients. Recently, changes concerning these needs have been changed. She will bring us up to date on all of this available coverage.

Jenny Light, president, urges members to attend. Plan now to attend and enjoy the food, fun and fellowship. Door prizes will be awarded. 50/50 will be available. Judy Micheals will present the devotional.


The Boone County Joint Administrative Board will conduct a business meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, beginning at 9 a.m., at 3505 Daniel Boone Parkway in Foster. This meeting is open to the public.

Neighborhood Watch meeting

The “Neighborhood Watch” meeting for the Ashford-Nellis area will be March 26, at 6 p.m. at the Nellis Church/Archives.

Foster homes and volunteers needed

Want to do something very rewarding? Boone County Animal Rescue Coalition (BARC) needs foster homes for dogs (short & long term) of different breeds, and sizes, including mixed breeds, etc. (and a few cats). We also need volunteer drivers to help transport dogs to rescue groups and help with fundraising. Please contact Cheri at barc_wv@yahoo.com

2013 Photo Fund Drive

There will be a 2013 Photo Fund Drive at the Racine Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire Station on Sunday, March 17 and 24. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are always welcome. All proceeds will go towards updating firefighting and rescue equipment, according to Fire Chief Jackie Hayes.

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.

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 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 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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