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Rev Up Movie Night

Rev Up will have a “Movie Night” on Saturday, June 8 at the Rev Up Park on Main Street in Madison. This will be a fun-filled movie and concessions will be available. Bring your own chair and blanket.

Caregivers can get support in Boone County

Caring for someone with a serious illness, such as dementia, cancer, lung disease, heart disease, aging frailty, etc., can be hard work.

The Palliative Care Center has partnered with the Bureau of Senior Services to provide FREE Basic Caregiver Workshops throughout Boone County.

This 2- hour Workshop is for you if….

• Someone you care for has a serious illness

• You’re not sure how to begin or what to do next

• You have lots of questions and trouble finding answers

• You’re feeling overwhelmed or alone or stressed

• You’re considering becoming a paid caregiver

You’ll learn……

• Expert tips that make caregiving easier and safer

• Information on planning ahead so you can have control, even in a crisis

• About specific resources in your community that you can turn to for help

Here are a few comments from everyday people who have attended these workshops:

• “I learned some specific things that will help me take care of my Dad.”

• “The Community Resource Guide looks wonderful, I had no idea these things were available.”

• “It was good to come and talk with other caregivers, nice to know I’m not alone.”

Nurse Carol Matheny, RN, MSN, CHPN, will be teaching the classes. People who have attended her classes describe her as “very knowledgeable and informative”, “a good teacher”, and “nice and personable.”

Nurse Practitioner Vickie Powell, FNP-BC, CHPCA, Director of the Palliative Care Center, said, “We saw that caregivers often had the same concerns, questions, and dilemmas, but had a hard time getting the help they needed. That’s why we created the classes. We want to support the caregiver. When you support the caregiver, you’re helping the patient.”

These classes are provided free thanks to a grant from the Kanawha Valley Council on Philanthropy Community Initiative.


• 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Madison/Danville Senior Center, 768 Lick Creek Road, Danville

• 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 20, Morrisvale Senior Center, 6492 Horse Creek Road, Spurlockville

• 10-12 noon, Saturday, June 1, Van Senior Center, 443 Chap Road, Van

• 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 6, Spruce River Senior Center, Jeffrey

• 6-8 p.m.,Thursday, June 20, Wharton Senior Center

• 6-8 p.m.,Thursday, June 27, Orgas Senior Center

• 6-8 p.m.,Tuesday, July 16, Racine Senior Center

For questions or to register for any of these classes, please contact Carol Matheny at (304) 941-1950 or by e-mail at cmatheny@palliativecarewv.org

Housing Authority to meet

The quarterly meeting of the Boone County Housing Authority and Redevelopment Authority will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 6 p.m., at Black Diamond Arbors in Danville.

Meeting notice

The WV Statewide Independent Living Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 9 a.m. to noon at the Division of Rehabilitation Services office at 10 McJunkin Road, Nitro in the Conference Room on the third floor.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31st at the Madison Methodist Church, across from Mike’s Tire Shop, to help raise money for medical expenses for the family of Chris Weeks.

The menu will consist of spaghetti, garlic bread, cole slaw and dessert. Pick-up or dine-in will be available. Drinks available with dine-in only.

The cost is $8 per dinner and check are accepted made payable to Driven Knights. Please contact Judy Browning with any questions at 304-687-3321.

Hospital schedules blood drive

Boone Memorial Hospital has a blood drive scheduled for Friday, June 21st from 12pm-5pm in the LRC and Conference Room (2nd floor at Boone Memorial Hospital). If you can please take a minute of your time to register to give that would be wonderful.

To Register:

1) Visit: www.redcrossblood.org

2) Scroll down to the “Find a Blood Drive Near You” tab located on the left-hand side

3) Enter zip code 25130

4) Click on the Boone Memorial Hospital Drive and Register

If you have any issues with registering online please contact Karlie at 304-437-1572 or kprice@bmh.org to register. Thanks so much for supporting the American Red Cross and BMH!

ACT exam

Don’t miss out on your chance to be ready for the ACT exam.

Two Study Dates: Monday, June 3rd; and Thursday, June 6th.

Ride the Vocational Bus to the Boone Career Center’s Honors Academy. See your guidance counselor to sign up for this ACT Prep Class.

Exam Date: June 8, 2013.

For more information, contact Nancy Booth, Mathematics Coordinator, at email: njbooth@access.k12.wv.us or call 304-369-4565.

White family reunion

The family of the late Robert and Elise White of Gordon will be having the White family reunion on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Van Park.

Please bring a covered dish and come out spend the day with family and friends. Everyone is welcome to attend this reunion.

For more information, call Jenny Bias at 304-245-8857, or Ann Coleman at 304-245-8203.

Wharton-Barrett VFD hosting EVT test

An Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) test date has been set-up for The Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department. The test will be held on Saturday June 8 at 10 a.m. Any desired EVT Certification Test can be administered at the department on that date. Please register at https://register.evtcc.org/ using Site ID: 49323.

The Wharton-Barrett Volunteer Fire Department has created a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wbvfd700, to keep the area aware of current happenings within the community. If you are a member of the Wharton-Barrett community, it is of your best interest to “Like” their page so you can stay updated.

Car wash and hotdog sale

There will be a car wash and hotdog sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Spruce River Volunteer Fire Department hosted by the Ramage Skyhawks.

There will be car and truck washes, hotdogs, baked goods, drinks and bag meals available.

BCARSE meeting

The Boone County Association of Retired School Employees (BCARSE) will meet Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Park Avenue Restaurant in Danville.

A historian from the Capitol’s Cultural Arts Center will have the program. A great celebration of West Virginia’s 150th birthday will be observed, as well as our nation’s birthday. Come prepared for a celebratory time. Delores Cook will present the devotion.

Door prizes will be won and the 50/50 will be available. Special coins will be given to those that hold the “lucky number.”

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, BCARSE honored the 2013 retirees with special gifts and recognition at the Boone County Board of Education meeting at the Boone Career Center.

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 e-mail SStanley@teamwv.org.

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.

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.

35th Annual WV Writers Conference Set To Kick Off

West Virginia Writers Inc., the largest non-profit writing organization in the state, is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 35th Annual Writers Conference at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia, from Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th. The three days will be packed with more than fifty workshops, readings, informal contests, a silent auction, and a pop-up bookstore featuring some of the best of West Virginia Writers. Keynote speaker is West Virginia’s Poet Laureate, Marc Harshman. More than twenty authors will be presenting workshops on poetry, marketing, fiction, writing for children, nonfiction, play writing, screenwriting, social media, and more. For a full list of presenters, workshop details, and the conference registration form go to www.wvwriters.org.

If you have questions or need further details, please email Teresa Newsome at wvwprez@gmail.com.

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