RESA 2 has recently named the 2013-14 Principal of the Year, and that honor was accepted by one of Logan County’s very own.Jason Browning, Chapmanville Middle School principal, was honored for the award during RESA 2’s council meeting on June 25. A committee of superintendents selected Browning for the award based on an in-depth application process examining student achievement, leadership skills, com-munity involvement, and professional development.Some of the successful practices of CMS include the school’s leadership team, community involvement with organizations such as the Goshen Project and LEAD Organization, weekly grade level planning meetings, and the school’s collaborative approach for academic success.
Growing up in a coal camp has left me with numerous fond memories of my journey to adulthood. Like thousands of other fellow Logan Countians and southern West Virginians, the coal camp community including the nearby company store and the hills that are always on both sides of any valley, was the local domain. Rarely, did I ever leave or even desire to. It seemed we had everything we needed, homemade ball fields up and down the roads, a basketball rim attached to a nearby pole and well, the hi...
Every Sunday morning in recent weeks at Madison Baptist Church, the sermon has been spoken in two languages simultaneously: the pastor is preaching in English and the deaf interpreter is sharing the message in sign language.The need for a deaf interpreter arose within the congregation late last year when Anthony Caudill began attending services. “Anthony was enthusiastic about being back at Madison Baptist,” Pastor Jim Butcher said, “but his hearing issues limited...
HAMLIN — The 2014 Heat’n The Hills Chilifest, featuring free music, food, family fun, fireworks and more will take place on the grounds of Lincoln Primary Care, 7400 Lynn Ave in Hamlin, Sat. Aug. 23. Proceeds benefit Lincoln Primary Care Center’s Senior Lunch Program. Each weekday, the program feeds over 120 local area seniors. This year’s entertainment is headlined by multi-platinum recording artists The Georgia Satellites.
Danny and Reatha Gibson are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna “Pinky” Gibson of Cyclone, to Mark Steven Duty of Davin, the son of Melissa Cyfers of Robinette and Mark Duty of Lavallette.
The first Whitman community reunion was held Aug. 9, 2014, at Chief Logan State Park. The event brought together friends and neighbors that grew up in the area.Hosts were Jack and Loretta Sperry, Darrell and Sherri Sperry and Gabe and Louise Huckeby Evans.The rain did not dampen the spirits of those attending since some of them had not seen each other in 50 years. Needless to say, there were lots of hugs and reminiscing. Along with those still living in West Virginia, ma...
Ola Mae Bryant Sharp Allen Robinson was honored for her 98th birthday with a party/cookout on Sat., July 26, 2014, at her home in Kistler. She was surrounded by her many family and friends who celebrate with a cookout yearly in her honor.Ola Mae was born July 31, 1916 in Africa. According to her memory, she traveled by boat with her mother, Mattie Bryant, and aunts, Bessie Mae and Stella, from Africa to Florida and then on to Cairo, Ga. She then recalls traveling by train with her ...
The 11th annual “Rock-A-Thon” fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 30, outside at Logan WalMart. The event is to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to aid in new drug discovery technologies through research and ultimately find cure.When the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was established in 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, because of contributions from people and organizati...
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