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New hospital could get $1 million in fundraiser challenge

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MADISON – A family foundation with Boone County connections has made a change for those raising funds for new medical equipment for the new Boone County Hospital.“They will match, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000 all donations for the new Boone County Hospital,” said Denver Allen, the hospital’s fundraising campaign director. “If we are able to match this challenge this would mean $1 million for new medical equipment to go into the new hospital.”The challenge gift comes from the John L. and Maude H. Dickinson Family Foundation, according to Allen.

 

LRMC prepares for emergencies

LOGAN — A STEMI Alert Drill was conducted Thursday, Oct. 9 with the personnel from Logan County 911, Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority and Logan Regional Medical Center. Logan Regional has instated some new protocols that help staff train to care for a patient having a ST elevated Myocardial Infarction, also know to everyone as a Heart Attack. This is the type of “Heart Attack” where a person would receive TNKase (The Clot Buster).

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New trial ordered in W.Va. bulldozed cemetery case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a case involving a cemetery damaged by a bulldozer.The court says in a ruling issued Friday that the jury received erroneous instructions from the circuit court. The ruling overturned $700,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages awarded to the plaintiffs by the jury.The 2006 lawsuit was filed by 14 people whose relatives were buried in Crystal Block Cemetery nea...

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It’s never too early to plan for your future

A college degree opens the door to opportunity for so many students and helps West Virginians land high-paying jobs. Job training programs and vocational degrees also boost up job applicants and give them the skills and competitive edge they need when looking for employment. For the average worker, a college degree can mean $1 million more in earnings over your lifetime compared to those with a high school diploma alone. Because taking every opportunity to further your education holds so much...

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New auto technology and distracted driving

As recent AAA studies confirm, anything that takes a driver’s mind off the road increases the likelihood of an accident. Even built-in systems that allow drivers to make and take calls and to send text-messages hands-free create distractions that can be dangerous to the drivers and to others on the road.AAA studied the cognitive distraction caused by common forms of interaction between drivers and hands-free technology, such as tuning the radio or making a phone call; and it ...

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Billies don’t want to fall in Warriors’ trap

MAN — The Halloween Night Showdown at Man between the state-ranked Man Hillbillies and Tug Valley Panthers is less than two weeks away.The game has playoff implications written all over it and when the Billies and Panthers take to the field on Oct. 31 it’s likely to be one of the top matchups across the state among ranked teams.But first, there’s Pocahontas County.Yes, Man (5-2) has to play a game first — this Friday night — as th...

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First annual quilt show a success

The first annual Hatfield McCoy Mountain Heritage Festival Quilt Show was held during the Hatfield McCoy Mountain Heritage Festival on September 19 at the Chief Logan Conference Center. This year’s show included “32 beautiful quilt entries” from local artisans. The quilt displays demonstrated the rich colors and the skillful talent of many participates.The Logan County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank those who participated in the quilting contest as well a...

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MSAC may hold major swim meet at Rec Center

CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — Swimmers love the Chief Logan Rec Center swimming pool so much that a major sports conference in West Virginia may soon hold a regional meet there.HyCAT Director Greg Olson said at the recent HyCAT swim meet that he expects the Mountain State Athletics Conference to hold a regional meet at the Chief Logan Rec Center.Olson has been assisting the swimming program at the rec center since the Southern West Virginia Stingrays’ first club m...

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Man arrested for B&E

PECKS MILL — Michael Ritchie, 30, of Pecks Mill, was arrested by the West Virginia State Police on October 12 for two charges of breaking and entering.On October 12, Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker was advised by Logan County 911 that a male had called in and advised he had broken into a building and wanted to turn himself in. Honaker was able to locate the man, Ritchie, who allegedly advised Honaker that he had broken into Reds and Sherry’s Produce in the community of Loga...

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Billies trounce the Tide, 38-12

MAN — The Man High School football team got back on the winning track with Friday night’s 38-12 thumping over the Sherman Tide at Man’s George A. Queen Memorial Field.With the win, Class A No. 12-ranked Man improved to 5-2 on the season.The Hillbillies are hoping to inch closer to the top eight and secure homefield advantage for the upcoming Class A playoffs.Man plays at Pocahontas County next Friday night before the Oct. 31 home showdown wit...

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Man Middle beats Tide, advances to conference title game

SETH — The Man Middle School football team won the battle of the unbeatens on Thursday night at Sherman as the Pioneers won 20-6 on the road over the Tide.Man, 7-0, was tied 6-6 with Sherman (6-1) at halftime but was able to score two second half touchdowns to win the game.The Tide actually led 6-0 in the first quarter — the first time the Pioneers had trailed all season.But Man Middle bounced back with 20 straight points.Man tied it 6-6...

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LES, LRMC hosts Under the Big Top

Logan Elementary School and Logan Regional Medical Center hosted “Under the Big Top”, a Math Workshop and Family Fun Night on Oct 7., with 255 people in attendance.Title I Reading Teacher Dorothy Spiech-Baisden delivered the welcoming address.Teachers set up math stations involving the Everyday Math Program and general problem solving. Pre-K teacher, Rebecca Ramey-Nagy and aide, Patti Gilliam directed a Clown Toss game. Students tossed bean bags through open ...

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City of Logan ahead of the curve

The City of Logan is currently ahead of the curve in making preparations for getting rid of a statewide problem — dilapidated, abandoned buildings.Recently Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti along with several other state and county officials attended a meeting in Huntington of the Region II Development Authority where many communities came together to find out what they should be doing to deal with dilapidated structures.“The bad news is that there is no governme...

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Let’s have a balanced plan for producing the electricity

On Tuesday, August 12 of this year, there was an editorial in the Charleston Gazette concerning, what else, coal. The headline stated that pro-coal forces live in a fantasy world. His conclusion is that coal was, and is, the ultimate cause in the climate change we supposedly see going on around us. Mr. Grant (is it Dr.?) was not completely wrong in some of his assessments, but like many of us when subjects of controversy and personal passion arise, he speaks largely in absolutes and unproven ...

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Let’s talk about Medicare

October is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year’s Medicare open enrollment period. It’s the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the Extra Help available from Social Security. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) plan, should act now. The Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7....

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September divorces released

Logan County Circuit Clerk Vickie Kolota has released the listing of divorces and annulments finalized during the month of September 2014.Virgil Williams, 43, and Jennifer Walsh, 42Sherman David Walsh, 81, and Rose Ann Williams, 52Marvin Glenn Dalton, 51, and Vickie Sue Bryant, 47Kevin Aldridge, 32, and Angela Smith, 27Keith Eric McCoy, 40, and Christie Lynn Kazee, 39Timothy Allen Lambert, 35, and Anna Murphy, 34Erne...

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Wayne wins 26th straight home game with victory over Hoover

Herbert Hoover made a game of it.At least on the scoreboard.But in the end, Wayne was just too much as the No. 3-ranked and Cardinal Conference leading Pioneers won 28-14 over the No. 15 Huskies.Wayne, depleted with injuries this season to some of its star players, improved to 6-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference. Hoover dropped to 4-3, 3-3.The Pioneers started off the game with a bang as Kade Sebastian returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a t...

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Mingo Central crushes Tigers 53-6

NEWTOWN — The Chapmanville Regional High School football team had hoped to go to Mingo Central on Friday night, steal a win and put themselves back into the Class AA playoff race.The Miners, however, had other ideas.No. 7-ranked Mingo Central dominated Chapmanville and crushed the Tigers 53-6 in a Cardinal Conference matchup at Mingo Central High School’s Buck Harless Stadium in Newtown.With the win, the Miners improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in th...

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