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The quarterly Board of Directors meeting of the Boone County Community and Economic Development Corporation will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, at the Boone County Business Development Center Conference Room in Madison.

The agenda will include updates on current and proposed county projects; new county grants recently awarded; and discussion on the renewal of the Boone County Land Use Master Plan.

Board Chairman Eddie Hendricks said the public is welcome to attend the meeting.

Old Timer’s Day Reunion

The Old Timer’s Day Reunion will be held at the Morrisvale-Ryan Community Center

On Saturday, September 7, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m.

Please bring a covered dish. Drinks and tableware provided. If you have old pictures to share, please bring.

Everyone is welcome, including children. The center has space to play horseshoes, bean bag game, volleyball, etc. It’s a bring your own situation. A playground for the children is available.

Something new: The Hatfield-McCoy Trail is open on the right about one mile after getting on to Rt. 3. Bring the ATV, and “kill two birds with one stone.”

For information regarding riding the trails, call L&D Restaurant for permit application at 304-524-1703. Directions for those visiting for the first time: Corridor G to the Julian Exit; cross bridge and railroad, continue on Route 3 for 3 miles; turn left on Horse Creek Road; travel 3 miles. Center is on the right. For information regarding the reunion, call 304-524-2832.

River clean up Eagle project

We will be working on an Eagle project on Sept. 7, 2013, beginning at 8 a.m. We will be cleaning the river from West Madison Park to Lick Creek Park. All interested volunteers will meet at West Madison Park at 8 a.m. Rodger Gillenwater, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 85 in Foster, urges everyone to volunteer to help.

Stollings Family Reunion

The G.C. “Buck” and Daisy Stollings Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the home of Senator Ron Stollings at Haddalton. Bring a covered dish.

Hospice Picnic

You’re invited to the Hospice Picnic on Sept. 7, from noon to 4 p.m. at the John Slack Park in Racine.

There will be games and fun for everyone, along with great fellowship, prizes, plenty of food and fun for everyone.

Please come and help us make this a picnic to remember.

Notice of meeting

The Boone County Public Service District will hold its regular monthly Water and Wasterwater meetings on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Board office. If you wish to be on the agenda please call the Board office at 304-369-2622.

The Water Board meeting will open at 6 p.m., prevailing time, followed by the Wastewater meeting at its Board office in room 101 of the Danville Community Center, Hopkins Ave., Danville, for the following purposes: 1) Water Agenda: Approval of Invoices and Line Extensions and 2) Wastewater Agenda: Approval of Invoice and District Operations.

Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch

The Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch will start back on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Keith Randolph, Boone County Prosecuting Attorney.

They will also be getting ready for the Foster Yard Sale in October.

Ashford Nellis Neighborhood Watch

The Ashford Nellis Neighborhood Watch meeting is scheduled for Sept. 24, at 6 p.m., at the Nellis Church Archives. The meetings are on the last Tuesday of every month.

Madison flag football league

A Madison flag football league for elementary students is being formed. If interested, contact Paul Carden at 304 369-1408 or email at madisonflagfootball@yahoo.com. People can also check it out on Facebook.

Golf Scramble

The Dignity Hospice 1st Annual Golf Scramble is set for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at 1 p.m., with lunch beginning at noon, at Riverview Golf Course.

The format will be a 4-person scramble, including lunch and awards. Featured events for the day will include: Hole in One Contests, Closest to the Pin, Mulligan, Player Goodie Bags, prizes and awards.

Individual player cost is $50 and team of four is $300.

The registration contact is Trina Lester, P.O. Box 4304, Chapmanville, WV 25508 or call her at 304-784-3164.

2013 Mills Family Reunion

Saturday, September 14, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Double sheltered pavilion #4 - Paintsville Lake State Park, 1551 Ky Rt 2275, Staffordsville, KY.

Pass the word to everyone related to Mills family and invite them to join us … parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.

This year we are expecting a BIG TURN OUT and have rented a double sheltered pavilion on the lake again. Please bring your own picnic lunch/ food and cooler of drinks you’ll need for the entire day. You may wish to use the grill to cook out or bring carry-out.

Also there are family members that are bring foods to share with other members, if you would like to bring some to share please do so.

I am Patty Mills Mollette (great-granddaughter of Patrick & Della Mills) of Tomahawk, KY

Facebook: Patrick Della Mills or Patty Mollette or Group Event (fb homepage)

Email: mollette41262@suddenlink.com Phone: 606 534-7020.

Whether you come for a few hours or the entire day, I’m looking forward to seeing you all again and meeting family I haven’t met before.

Local student could win college money

Commander Glen Alkier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #5578 announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Patriots Pen Essay Competition.

Middle school students in grades 6-8 in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars.

Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. The state winners compete for $46,000 in awards, and the first place winner wins $5,000. Each year, around 126,000 students participate nationwide.

Students are invited to write a 300-400-word essay on patriotic theme. The theme for 2012-2013, which is the 18th year of the contest is: “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

Deadline for student entries is Nov. 1, 2013, and interested students and teachers should contact their local VFW Post #5578 by phone at 304-836-5124, 304-369-3471, 304-245-8766 or 304-369-4318.

For details, visit http://www.vfw.org/Community/Patriot-s-Pen/

Local student could win a trip and scholarship

Commander Glen Alkier of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #5578 announced the kick-off of the 66th year of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.

Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Students begin by competing at the local Post level with a deadline of Nov. 1, 2013. Post winners advance to District and then the first place District winner advances to the state competition. All state winner receive a four day trip to Washington, D.C. A total of $152,000 is awarded to national finalists. First place is $30,000. Annually the VFW provides more than $2.3 million in scholarships. Each year, around 50,000 students participate in the competition.

Students must wire and record a three-to-five minute essay on this theme for 2012-2013, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present their recording, typed essay and entry form at their local VFW Post.

Interested students and teachers should contact the Voice of Democracy Chairman at VFW Post #5578 by phone at 304-836-5124, 304-369-3471, 304-369-4318 or 304-245-8766 for more information.

For details, visit http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Demcracy/

Housing Authority to meet

The quarterly meeting of the Boone County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Black Diamond Arbors in Danville.

Boone County Democrat Executive Committee

The Boone County Democrat Executive Committee will have a business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5th at 5 p.m. in the annex of the Boone County Courthouse.

Sue Ann Zickefoose, chair, requests that members please be present.

Seeking families to make a difference

Burlington United Methodist Family Services is currently seeking foster homes in the Raleigh/Boone County area. Foster Parents will receive training and support. Please contact Steven or Lisa at 304-252-1598.

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The Boone County Community Organization through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program has received $20 vouchers for fruits and vegetables.

To be eligible to receive coupons you must be at least 60 years of age and have a photo ID and meet income guidelines.

The income guidelines are household of one, $1,772 monthly; household of two $2,392; household of three $3,011; household of four $3,631; and household of five $4,251. All before taxes.

BCCO staff started taking applications beginning Monday through Friday at the Boone County office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coupons must be spent by Oct. 31, 2013.

CASA 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 email SStanley@teamwv.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.

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.

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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