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The 31st annual Nellis-Armco and the 7th Nellis Grade School Reunion

The 31st annual Nellis-Armco and the 7th Nellis Grade School Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, at the Nellis Elementary School gym, beginning at noon.

Food and soft drinks will be available.

A gospel sing with the Happy Valley Boys will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Nellis Church Archives.

Officials urge everyone to make plans to attend the popular annual event.

For more information, call Judy McComas at 304-836-5379 or Sue Baire at 304-245-8214.

AARP Driver Safety Program

An AARP Driver Safety Program will be held July 16 and 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Madison Baptist Church. The eight-hour course will be taught by Tom Wills in the Fellowship Hall.

The program is coordinated through AARP and sponsored by Premier Bank and Madison Baptist Church. It is designed for drivers 50 years of age and older. Auto insurance discounts are given in most states to those who complete the course. Check with your insurance agent

Cost for the program is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

Deadline to sign up is July 1 and classes are limited. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to sign up for the course, call Janet Yeager at 304-369-2646.

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend

The John A. “Tony” Workman “Take a Kid Fishing Weekend” has been scheduled for July 6 & 7 2013. This annual event is a loose-knit endeavor to get kids out to the rivers and lakes and get them fishing!

No matter where you are, or what time you plan on doing it, take a kid fishing on July 6th or 7th 2013.

In remembrance of John A. “Tony” Workman, a Paramedic and former Coal Miner from Boone County, the “Take a Kid Fishing” weekend was developed to honor Tony’s dedication to the community and to kids everywhere. Tony’s love of the outdoors, especially fishing, was evident in his daily life. A great family man, Tony left this Earth on July 31 2012. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

Take part in this effort to show kids good sportsmanship and fishing etiquette and to teach kids how to fish and how to fish responsibly!

Farmers Market Vouchers

The Boone County WIC Office will once again be offering the Farmers Market Vouchers. These vouchers will be given out to those participants that are currently on WIC.

The participant must be up-to-date on their appointments and MUST bring their WIC folder with them.

Qualified WIC participants may come in to the WIC Office from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in July: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. August dates to be announced.

If you have any questions, please call the Boone County Health Department and ask for Gina at 304-369-7967.

Ashford Nellis Neighborbood Watch meeting

Ashford Nellis Neighborhood Watch meeting will be Tuesday, June 25th, at 6 p.m. at the Nellis Church Archives.

Turtle Creek Reunion

The Turtle Creek Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, at the Lick Creek Nutrition Building starting at 11 a.m. Bring a cover dish and join the reunion. Any questions, call Rebecca Dolin at 304-369-3519.

Boone County 4-H Camp

Boone County 4-H Camp will be held July 21-26 at Glenwood Park in Princeton, WV. Camp is open to all county youth ages 9 (finished 3rd grade) to 21, and no prior experience in 4-H is required before attending.

The cost for camp is $50 for full price and $20 for those who qualify for free or reduced lunch, and scholarships are available for those with financial need. Transportation to camp is also provided.

For more information, call Philip See at the WVU Extension Office at 304-369-5869 or register online at www.boone.ext.wvu/4-h/camp


A Graley, Payne, Barker and Bush family reunion is planned for Saturday, July 20, at the Dartmont Park, beginning at noon.

Please bring a covered dish and spend the afternoon with family members and friends.

Free Clothing Give Away

A free clothing give away on July 20th at Morrisvale-Ryan Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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!

Bullying prevention summit

The specific focus of the summit will be on bullying & prevention across West Virginia.

The event will be held at the Chapmanville Middle school in Logan County, on Tuesday June 25, 2013 9:30 am until 4:45 p.m.

The cost is $65 per person, which will include lunch and materials. The Anti-bullying summit is approved for 6 CEU hours for resource officers.

Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance. Please submit your registration form with money no later than June 14, 2013.

Only checks will be accepted and should be made out to Step By Step with Bully Free WV in the memo line.

If you have any further questions, please contact Bully Free West Virginia at bullyfreewv@stepbystepwv.org.

Whitesville celebration

The Town of Whitesville will be celebrating the State of West Virginia Birthday June 20th.

The town will be providing free hot dogs and cake from 6 to 8 p.m. Free music provided by Pushed Beyond from 6 to 9 p.m.

This will take place at the Salamy Building and the Miners Park. Please bring your lawn chair and help the town celebrate the states Birthday.

Neighborhood Watch meeting at Griffiths Branch

The next meeting will be held July 16, 2013, at Griffiths Branch Church of Christ in Uneeda at 6 p.m. Monthly meetings to be held the third Tuesday of every month starting in July.

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., 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

Sherman High School’s classes reunion

Sherman High School’s classes of 1950, 1951, and 1952 will hold its Class Reunion on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Holiday Inn & Suites (formerly Ramada Inn) in South Charleston. Once again, members of the Sherman classes of the 1940’s are invited to attend.

To obtain further details, update addresses, or request registration forms for graduates not on the Reunion’s mailing list, please call (304) 836-5577. Registration deadline is August 31.

Hospital schedules blood drive

Boone Memorial Hospital has a blood drive scheduled for Friday, June 21st from noon to 5 p.m. 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!

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.”

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.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wed., July 10 at 2 p.m. at the Nutrition Center. The program will be presented by Ms. Liz Lawson, RN, from the Boone Co. Health Dept., titled “Vacation eating.” Free and helpful literature for diabetic living is available.

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.

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