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Sutton Lake: Advisory Has Been Issued on Algae Bloom, But People Are Still Swimming

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Swimming is not forbidden at Sutton Lake, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is strongly advising against any contact with the water.

An algae bloom was discovered in the south abutment beach area of Sutton Lake Friday, June 21, 2013.

The beach was closed and the Sutton Lake Project Manager issued an advisory for the rest of the lake.

But that did not keep the people swarming the lake all weekend long in spite of the advisory of the hazard.

Blue-green algae is common to the lake but times of high temperatures and slow water movement tend to increase its growth.

The bloom can emit toxins, which are harmful to livestock and pets and can be harmful to children.

The presence off the algae bloom baffled Corps water quality experts since the lake flooded just a week ago and the bloom appeared quickly after the water level returned to summer pool.

The lake’s Water Quality Section Group were out Monday doing a lot of water quality sampling.

They were looking for the algae and specifically for the toxins and were doing a lot of water chemistry.

The monitoring will continue and the advisories will remain in effect until the algae decreases in the lake.

Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 06.24.13

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Last week was a whirlwind of activities on the legislative front, spanning from the Capitol in Charleston; then north to the site of our State’s first Capital city – Wheeling.  In conjunction with the West Virginia sesquicentennial celebration, the Division of Culture and History and Dept. of Education and the Arts did a great job of coordinating events, bringing in sponsors and keeping costs down while marking this milestone in our State’s history.  Towns and cities across the state held a variety of functions to celebrate the 150th year of West Virginia statehood.

Earlier in the week, the Governor called the House of Delegates into the Capitol for the purpose of electing a new Speaker from our membership.  Delegate Tim Miley was selected by acclamation in the majority caucus and was then elected by the full House as the 56th Speaker of the House.  Congratulations to Tim, his wife, Susan and their daughter, Jordan.

Later in the day last Tuesday, members began to move from Charleston to Wheeling for the previously scheduled June interim meetings.  As West Virginia’s first capital city was Wheeling, it was most appropriate that we convene there one hundred fifty years later.  This had been arranged nearly a year in advance and by the request of the City of Wheeling.  In fact, the Governor and Legislature met in Wheeling’s Independence Hall in an event televised live and recorded by WV Public Broadcasting as part of the sesquicentennial celebration.  Governor Tomblin noted that fifty years earlier the legislature and governor had likewise convened in Independence Hall in 1963 for the centennial celebration.  As part this year’s events, a local historian and actor in period dress delivered the address given 150 years ago in the same room by Arthur Boreman, West Virginia’s first governor, to the assembled legislators from western Virginia.

This was my first visit to Independence Hall in Wheeling and it is a must see for those interested in West Virginia history.  The first floor is a great museum containing information and items of historical significance to our State.  The third floor is the courtroom where the foundation of statehood for West Virginia was debated.  Wheeling was selected, due to its relative safe location, tucked to the north between Union controlled Ohio and Pennsylvania.

My recollections of the 1963 centennial celebration consist mainly of two events.  First, the Centennial train made its way through West Virginia towns and cities with rail coaches refurbished into mobile a mobile rail museum of West Virginia history.  As a seven year old student at Davis Grade School, we walked to the train, through the exhibits on board and back to the classroom for a follow up on our questions about our State.  It was a great showcase for West Virginia but years later in the mid-1970’s while on a college trip to Cass, we were shown part of the rusted, ruined remains of the grand centennial train on an overgrown siding track high in mountains at the former logging community of Spruce.  A sad ending for a grand train.  Too bad something similar could not have been put together for the 150th, but so many communities have lost rail service in the past 50 years, public access would have been limited.

The other memory is of the raft constructed locally and floated down the Elk River from Sutton to Charleston in commemoration of the Centennial.  A picture of the raft and some of the men on board is on display near the door at the Century Inn at the Y in Sutton.  As a young boy, it sounded like an exciting adventure on the Elk.  Later in life, I’ve equally enjoyed hearing about the actual event from many of the participants.

Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at:  Building 1, Room 224-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220; Assistant to the Majority Leader, Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942 or fax to 304.340.3213.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is: “Brent.Boggs@WVhouse.gov” .

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at twitter.com/wvlegislature.

Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.

Watershed Projects Receive Environmental Grant, Including Braxton

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West Virginia American Water announced that seven watershed initiatives in Boone, Braxton, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln and Raleigh counties have earned financial support through the company’s 2013 Environmental Grant Program.

This second annual program offers funding for innovative, community-based collaborative environmental projects within the company’s service area that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water or groundwater supplies.

A panel of judges selected this year’s winners from multiple grant applications, which were evaluated on such criteria as environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability.

West Virginia American Water awarded a total of $10,100 to the following projects:

· Coal River Group, serving Kanawha and Lincoln counties, is outfitting the Coal River Science & Education Center’s new water lab with scientific equipment to evaluate the water quality of the Coal
Rivers. The group will use this lab to engage local universi students and school groups in river and stream monitoring. The company awarded funding for lab and monitoring equipment.

· Davis Creek Watershed Association, based in Charleston, plans to hold a Watershed Appreciation Day to promote watershed education among area residents. The company awarded funding for a hands-on watershed model learning tool as well as outreach materials.

· Mountain State Clean Streams holds the annual Elk River Cleanup along a 26-mile stretch of the Elk River in Braxton County, removing tons of debris and thousands of tires from the waterway. The company awarded funding for kayaks to aid volunteers in the collection and cleanup process.

· Southern Appalachian Labor School in Fayette County is planning a drug take-back event in coordination with local social service providers and law enforcement for the rural Loop Creek area. The grant covers the cost of advertising, disposal containers and water testing.

· Morris Creek Watershed Association, based in Montgomery servin Fayette and Kanawha counties, continues to expand its water monitoring education project that engages students from elementary school through college. The company awarded funding for pH., conductivity and temperature probes, as well as a flow meter.

· National Committee for the New River is working to help communities in the Lower New River Gorge area develop comprehensive storm water management programs. The grant helps offset the program’s costs related to outreach materials and a storm water hotline.

· West Virginia Rivers Coalition partners with other environmental organizations to offer watershed learning stations for children in Fayette, Nicholas and Greenbrier counties. The company awarded funding for an educational portable water source demonstration model for use at these learning stations.

“Each one of these seven organizations is making a difference in their communities, and we are very proud to partner with them on these important watershed improvement projects”, said Jeff McIntyre, President of West Virginia American Water. “These grant recipients deserve our support since their projects protect and improve the watersheds that ultimately flow into the waterways that provide the source of our drinking water”.

That Dam Race 5K Set for July 20, 2013

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That Dam Race 5k is set for July 20, 2013 at 8:00 AM.

The annual 5k walk and run will be held in Sutton, WV as part of the annual Mountain Lakes Festival.

The course begins under the backdrop of the Sutton Dam at the Downstream Recreation Area.

Preregistration is open until July 06, 2013 at a cost of $20.

The first 100 preregistered participants will receive a That Dam Race t-shirt.

Last year, the course record was shattered by runner Samuel Smith with a time of 19:39!

Special guest, Jamie Summerlin, will be on-hand to promote Freedom Run, a book about his experience running across the United States in 100 days. So challenge yourself to run or walk That Dam Race 5k this summer!

To preregister, contact the Braxton County CVB at 304.765.6533 or stop by the office at the Flatwoods Factory Outlet Mall.

Participants can also register online at www.tristateracer.com or download a form at www.thatdamrace5k.com .

Registration will be $25 the day of the race and will start at 7:00 AM at the shelter below the Sutton Dam.

Kathy Sue Dawson

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Kathy Sue Dawson

Age 56, of Sutton, WV went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2013.

She was born on June 27, 1956 in Barberton, OH the daughter of the late Mary Lou (Majors) Moore Wright and William Clark Moore.

Kathy was a homemaker and a member of Summersville Church of God.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, bingo and most of all her family.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Dawson, children, Shelby Moore (Jim Lee) of Barberton, OH, Samantha Jarvis (Daniel) of Sutton, Nanette Kelly (Sam) of Birch River, Carl O. Dawson, Jr. (Kathy) of Gassaway, and Josh Moore of Sutton, brothers, Ritchie Moore (Amy) of Toledo, OH, Johnny Moore (June) of Barberton, OH, sisters, Char Husk (Melvin) of Doylestown, OH, Suzie Copen (Bob) of VT. Kathy was also a proud and loving grandma of 9 grandchildren, Ricky, Courtney, RJ, Cory, Levi, Zak, Zaron, Jaden, Isiah, and several step grandchildren, and several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday June 26, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Billy Dawson officiating.

Burial will follow at Sigler Cemetery, Sutton, WV.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Dawson family.

Elsie Irene Mills

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Elsie Irene Mills

Age 91, of Parkersburg, WV went home to be with the Lord June 19, 2013, at Chateau Grove Personal Care in Barboursville, WV.

She was born November 22, 1921 in Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late William Harrison and Onie Mae Layman Weaver.

She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Gospel Church in Pettyville.

She is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Joyce (Daniel) Hurley, Patricia Sue (Larry) Curry, Judy Belinda (Michael) Waitkus, and Pamela Kay (Leon) Roberts; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Mills; a son, George Michael Mills; and several brothers and sisters.

Services will be 2:30 PM Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Allen officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be Noon to 2:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Two Juveniles to Be Charged in Vandalism of 30 School Buses in Braxton County

Two teens have admitted to their roles in vandalizing 30 school buses at a depot in Braxton County, authorities said.

Brenda Wells, director of curriculum and support services for Braxton County Schools, said employees found the damaged buses when they arrived at work Wednesday morning. All but two of the county’s fleet suffered damage. The depot is in Sutton near Braxton County High School.

Broken glass, damaged and discharged fire extinguishers and destroyed cameras littered the lot. Some of the buses had every window broken out, she said.

“We only have two buses not touched,“ Wells said. “It was quite a sight to see.“

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The buses, including the 89-passenger flat nose vehicles, were parked in lines. The windshields were busted in most of them. The glass doors were shattered.

The vandals also broke out windows with fire extinguishers and then discharged the devices inside the buses, State Police Sgt. Andrew Shingler said.The damaged buses included those used to transport special needs students.

Troopers believe it happened between 11:00 PM Tuesday and 3:00 AM Wednesday.

“It takes a little time and planning to damage 30 buses,“ Shingler said.

A woman heard about the incident on the television news and suspected a teen she knew had been involved. She confronted him and his friend and the pair “spilled their guts,“ Shingler said.

She called the authorities. Troopers and Braxton sheriff’s deputies worked together on the case.

The teens, 16- and 17-year-old boys from the Little Birch area, admitted to law enforcement they were involved in the destruction, Shingler said. Their motives were unknown Wednesday night.

The teens will be charged via juvenile petition but face multiple felony charges including destruction of property and breaking and entering. They were released to their parents Wednesday night.

Shingler hasn’t ruled out the possibility that others were involved and still are investigating.

Wells estimated one of the buses suffered about $3,000 in damages. Shingler estimated at least $100,000 in damages for the fleet.

Wells said the buses were insured and would be repaired.

“We’re certainly looking forward to see who would do something like this,“ she said.

Wells said the bus service is for the benefit of the children and doesn’t understand why anyone would want to damage the buses.

“Had this been during the school year they would have canceled school,“ Shingler said. “There was no way they would have been able to get the kids to and from school.“

The vandals didn’t stop with the vehicles. They also hit the “shack,“ a place at the depot where bus drivers can go in between runs.

“It was torn up pretty badly,“ she said. “The electronic devices, the microwave, the coffee pot, were thrown into the floor and smashed.“

A PlayStation 2 video game system kept in the drivers’ lounge was destroyed and all of its games were stolen, said a former bus driver who did not want to be named. Ketchup and mustard was splattered all over the room.

Shingler said the community is outraged. The phone at the detachment was ringing steadily Wednesday with businesses in that area offering security footage to help in the investigation.

Anyone with information can contact State Police in Sutton at 304.765.2101 or the Braxton Sheriff’s Department at 304.765.5122. Callers may remain anonymous.

~~  Ashley B. Craig - Charleston Daily Mail  ~~

Edith Ann Humphreys Hill

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Edith Ann Humphreys Hill

Age 84, daughter of the late Levi and Mary Humphreys, was born in Sutton, West Virginia and passed away peacefully in Virginia Beach, Virginia on June 08, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles (CJ) Hill, their 4 year old daughter Linda, two sisters, Mary Lee Doughty and Virginia Wooddell (May 06, 2013); three brothers, Hal (an infant),George and James (Duck) Humphreys.

She is survived by three children, Lora (Bunny) Cutler, husband Roy, David Hill, wife Dawn, and Rebecca Freeman, husband Joseph. There are eleven grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings of Edith are sisters Marjorie Hill and Dorothy Soule; brothers Levi, Lon and John Humphreys.

A viewing was held Tuesday, June11, and a graveside service and burial followed at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 12 at Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.

School Buses in Braxton County Has Been Vandalized

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Nearly every school bus owned by the Braxton County school system has been vandalized.

One by one the windows and windshields were broken out of 30 vehicles sometime early Wednesday morning in a parking lot near Sutton.

Braxton County Director of Curriculum Services Brenda Wells told MetroNews Wednesday it was nothing more than senseless vandalism.

“I just can’t imagine who would do that when we are here to support kids. That’s what it’s all about,” she said. “It’s just frustrating to find that people don’t see the big picture of things.”

Only one or two buses were not damaged. Investigators believe those responsible used fire extinguishers as their tools of destruction.

“Our buses are all parked in a long row and you see each bus where the front windows are mainly smashed out and many buses have the side windows smashed out as well. There’s glass all over,” Wells said.

Damage estimates are expected to exceed $100,000. Wells said one bus alone has about $3,000 in damages.

“Some of the buses it’s almost every window,” she said.

State Police Troopers and Braxton County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating.

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WVBOE: Focus Schools Spotlight Learning Gaps Among Student Groups

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The West Virginia Board of Education has identified a list of schools in the state with the greatest learning gaps among student groups.

These schools will get additional support to meet the needs of their students.

Ninety-seven schools have been identified in 39 West Virginia counties. Elementary and middle schools were identified based on 2012 WESTEST 2 results. High schools were identified based on gaps in graduation rates.

A list of focus schools can be found at: wvde.state.wv.us/esea/priority-focus-schools.html.

The focus school designation is part of West Virginia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver, which includes waivers of certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act.

“This is a whole new ballgame for the student achievement accountability process in West Virginia,” said state Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares. “You will notice that some schools on this list are traditionally the MVPs of the system and they are still good schools. However, now it is not just about the number of students meeting proficiency levels but instead how large of a learning gap exists between student groups.”

To provide support to focus schools, a Focus Assistance Support Team (FAST) will be created on the state, regional and county levels. The FAST teams will then conduct an assessment of student subgroup strengths and weaknesses to target during the three-year improvement timeline. If a focus school can decrease the gap between student subgroups for two consecutive years and show sufficient progress, it can be transitioned off the list.

In April, the West Virginia Board of Education identified a list of priority schools. Priority schools also are part of West Virginia’s ESEA Flexibility. However, these schools were identified based on overall student performance. The schools are among the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools based on school-wide student achievement and a historical lack of progress over three years. All non-Title I schools meeting the same criteria have been identified and are included in the priority schools.

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Schools identified in our area are:

Priority Schools:

Braxton County

•  Braxton County High


Webster County

•  Glade Middle

•  Webster County High

 


Focus Schools:

Clay County

•  Clay Elementary


Braxton County

•  Flatwoods Elementary


Nicholas County

•  Richwood Middle


Roane County

•  Geary Elementary/Middle

•  Spencer Middle


Doddridge County

•  Doddridge County Middle


Harrison County

•  Bridgeport Middle

•  Johnson Elementary

•  Mountaineer Middle

•  Salem Elementary

•  South Harrison Middle

•  West Milford Elementary


Lewis County

•  Lewis County High

•  Peterson-Central Elementary

•  Robert L. Bland Middle


Upshur County

•  Buckhannon Upshur Middle

•  Buckhannon Upshur High

•  French Creek Elementary

•  Tennerton Elementary

•  Union Elementary

Martha Alice Riffle

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Martha Alice Riffle

Age 67 of Glenville, West Virginia, departed this life at 3:30 AM, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia, following an extended illness.

Born June 20, 1945 in Braxton County, West Virginia, daughter of the late Francis T. and Ethel G. Nicholson Riffle.

Alice enjoyed making crafts, watching game shows, Soap Opera’s, and WVU Football on TV.

She was also a Baptist by faith.

Surviving are 3 daughter, Karen Frame and husband Joe of Stouts Mills, WV; Shirley and Donna Riffle both of Glenville, WV;  1 son, Edwin “Bub” Dennison of Glenville, WV; 1 haft sister, Mary Ann Howes of Weston, WV. There are 6 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also surviving.

Along with her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her long term companion Oscar L. Dennison, and 5 brothers, Johnny, Ray, Early, George,  and Raymond Riffle

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc, 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville WV 26351 at 12:00 PM, Noon Saturday June 22, 2013 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Cottrill Family and Friends Cemetery on Sliding Run Road (Stouts Mills community).

Friends may call from 10 AM - 12 Noon, the funeral hour at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary inc. is assisting the family of Martha Alice Riffle with arrangements. 

Kathy Linn Hardesty

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Kathy Linn Hardesty

Age 58, of Frametown, WV passed away June 14, 2013 at the Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 04, 1955 in Buckhannon, WV, daughter of the late Tom Gum and Shirley Lough Gum of Buckhannon, WV.

She was a baptized Jehovah’s Witness.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother Tommy Gum.

She is survived by her mother; husband David Hardesty; son, John Paul Dennis of Charleston, WV; brother, Johnny Gum of Buckhannon, WV; sisters, Connie Gibson of Marietta, OH, Donna Kay Marks of Buckhannon, WV, Bonnie Mae Gum of Fayetteville, WV, Sherbie Mollohan of Marietta, OH.; grandchildren, Steven Weaver, Nathan Dennis, Tani Weaver, Alex Hardesty, Brett Hardesty, Isabella Hardesty, Cody Hardesty; great-grand-child, Kaden Weaver; stepchildren, David S. Hardesty Jr., Brian S. Hardesty, Stacy Hardesty, and many neices and nephews.

Her body will be cremated at the family’s request.

Arrangements by the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

Arthur “Lucky” Marks

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Arthur “Lucky” Marks

Age 61, of Gassaway, WV, passed June 17, 2013 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

Surviving; wife, Jeanette Barker Marks; children, Michael Marks, Timothy Marks and Melissa Marks; Grandson, Timothy Marks II.

Graveside service will be 2:15 PM Friday, June 21, 2013 at Fairview Cemetery, Chapel with Pastor Jim Criner officiating.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 06.17.13

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Father’s Day is always a special time.  I’m thankful this Father’s Day that I could spend the day with my dad, my son, and his son, including Jean, mom, Jennifer and Kenzie.  I wish Jessica and the boys could have made it home, but I look forward for having them home in the next few weeks. No video games, no TV, no expensive toys this day; but a day of down-to-earth family fun with Kenzie and Carson enjoying tree swings and catching a big bullfrog that had taken up residence near our home.  Kids, some mud, dirt, water and a couple dogs was all that was required.  Basics that all kids need.

This week, the Governor is calling the House into special session in order to fill the vacancy of House Speaker.  Effective last Saturday, Speaker Thompson officially resigned to accept an executive appointment by Governor Tomblin as Cabinet Secretary for the WV Department of Veterans Affairs.  As an Army veteran and champion of veterans’ issues, I wish Rick well in his new position.

The Governor has indicated he will call the House into session at Noon on June 18 for the purpose of electing a new Speaker. Prior to the session, he intends to appoint a replacement from Wayne County to fill the House vacancy created by Thompson’s resignation.

Also prior to the noon session on Tuesday, the House republicans and democrats will caucus separately to nominate their choice for Speaker.  After weeks of consultation with members, at this writing democrats have united behind my friend and colleague, House Judiciary Chairman Tim Miley of Harrison County.  Tim is a good friend and has my full backing for the position.  Most important, I believe he will be a great asset to our region and the State as Speaker of the House.  With a vote expected to follow party lines, Delegate Miley should be our next Speaker.

While the Thompson resignation was unexpected, the House and Senate had previously agreed to hold June interim meetings in Wheeling later this week.  We have eliminated out-of-town interims in recent years, but since Wheeling was chosen as the first Capital of West Virginia upon becoming the 35th State in 1863; and, the sesquicentennial of West Virginia is celebrated this week on June 20, the City of Wheeling requested the Legislature to be present for the 150th West Virginia birthday celebration.  A full slate of interim meetings will be held this week, June 19 – 21 at various locations around Wheeling.  A link to the schedule is available at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/interims/intcomsched.cfm

I have been encouraged in recent months by so many good stories coming out of Braxton County.  Community, group and individual efforts are seeking and providing avenues and venues for Braxton County residents to improve their health.  Despite limited resources and fitness facilities, many in the county are creating opportunities for our residents and visitors. Things are happening here in Braxton County- and I know many in the community want to continue to build upon these successes to create more opportunities for county residents and visitors to have healthy, active options available to them.

I am pleased to announce a meeting on Monday, June 24th to discuss health, wellness and fitness initiatives in Braxton County.  I hope this meeting will provide an avenue for individuals and organizations to discuss their initiatives, ideas, needs they see and obstacles they face.  There are many organizations doing great work and by having many of the groups together and in one venue, I hope that we can begin discussions to build upon successes and work to address obstacles we foresee as we move forward with health and wellness related projects.

If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please contact Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942 or .  Jennifer can provide you with details.

Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at:  Building 1, Room 224-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220; Assistant to the Majority Leader, Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942 or fax to 304.340.3213.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is: “Brent.Boggs@WVhouse.gov” .

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at twitter.com/wvlegislature.

Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.

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