Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon from World War II renown for her “yes we can” attitude and motivational impact on getting women involved in an economy that was swiftly declining due to the vast population of men who were being drafted and sent overseas to serve in the war.During the six year war (1939-45), the Selective Service conducted six draft registrations related to WWII. According to the West Virginia Encyclopedia, W.Va. reported the fifth-highest percentage of servicemen during the war, with 218,665 West Virginians, including 66,716 volunteers, serving in the armed forces.To make up for the loss of essentially half of the population, many women (wives, daughters, mothers, etc.) followed Rosie’s footsteps and took over those roles.
McCONNELL — The AWANA (Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed) Program, taken from II Timothy 2:15 of the New Testament, is a special youth program for three-year olds through sixth graders. The First Baptist Church of McConnell AWANA Club will have a “kick-off” event Mon., Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.AWANA is a national program that enhances the spiritual life of children. AWANA meetings are divided into three 30 minute rotating sessions. During the meeting there is a time for B...
Nothing like having a living laboratory right on campus! So it is for Huff Creek, just streamside to Man Central’s K-8 school grounds. The stream is literally teeming with aquatic life from wolf spiders and water snakes to hellgrammites and bass, oh my. With the help of school staff, AmeriCorps volunteers and WVDEP Mining and Reclamation biologists, some 25 students got their feet wet and did some “live” sampling for a day’s outdoor lab class.
Those wishing to submit entries for the 12th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1. The contest is sponsored by the state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation.Judges will be looking for the best photographs of West Virginia wildflowers to include in the 2015 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar. Photos must be taken in West Virginia. Twelve winners will be selected to represent ...
HENLAWSON — The Blevins, Pennington and Ritchie Reunion was held August 2, 2014, at shelter No. 7 in Chief Logan State Park.The oldest member attending was Sara E. Pennington; youngest member attending was Aurora Murphy, and traveling the greatest distance to attend was Jerry Blevins. Horseshoe winners were T.J. and Bug Ritchie.Out-of-town guests was Jerry Blevins, Gabe Mays and James Mays, all of Willington, Ky.; Bug and Cricket Ritchie and Clyde “TJ”,...
MUD FORK — The Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Ladies Aid met for their August meeting and enjoyed a garden supper.Ann Deer opened the meeting taking prayer request, several testimonies were heard.The ladies then set dates for several bake sales and dinner sales for the upcoming fall months.The Ladies Aide will be raising money to get new pew coverings.Prayer was led by Bernice Blair, who also blessed the food.Those attending were Lottie ...
The WV Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority’s Executive Director, Joe DeLong, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from TVRJ Administrator- Scott Villers, RJA Deputy Director- Paul O’Dell and Barbie Cavelli of Charleston. In return, he has challenged Department of Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein, The Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jason Pizatella and The Charleston Gazette’s Phil Kabler.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin encouraged West Virginia high school juniors and seniors interested in government and public service to apply for the 53rd Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Two applicants will be selected by the West Virginia Department of Education to attend the week-long government educational program held in Washington, D.C. on March 7-14, 2015. In addition, the delegates will each receive a $5,000 undergraduate scholarship to the college ...
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