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Of the three PEIA task force subcommittees, the cost and revenue subcommittee might have the most daunting task: coming up with ways to cut costs or raise revenue by about $50 million a year to maintain the plan's health insurance coverage benefits at current levels.

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HOLDEN - Fifty elk from Arizona got their official welcome to West Virginia on Tuesday afternoon at the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan County.

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The Sherman Junior High softball team defeated Hamlin, 8-3, to secure the Black Diamond Conference championship last week.  

HUNTINGTON - Calvin Fields, a second-grade student at Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School, signed Wednesday morning with the Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball program.

LOGAN - Most coding bootcamps across the United States cost $10,000 to $20,000 plus living expenses for some. Mined Minds is offering these courses for free in Logan County beginning this summer. The 32-week program will begin June 4 on the third floor of 229 Stratton St., in Logan.

'Anything That Floats' Float set for May 26

MADISON - The West Virginia Coal Festival will host its inaugural "Anything That Floats" Float on May 26.

BLOOMINGROSE - Multiple men are facing charges related to the abuse of an elderly man in Bloomingrose.

Court documents indicate that Robert Doss of Bloomingrose, and Joshua Maynard and Dakota Michael, both of Seth, are charged with malicious assault, conspiracy and violent crimes on the elderly.

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Education Outreach Service

The Boone County Commission proclaimed the week of May 20-26 as Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) week in Boone County in recognition of the outstanding community service provided by the Racine CEOS Club.

GRANTSVILLE - The Sherman High School Lady Tide softball team is at it again. For the second year in a row, the maroon and gold will make its presence known in the state softball tournament in Vienna next week as Sherman defeated Calhoun County on the road, 14-0 in Class A Region 4 action.

SETH - The Sherman High School softball team inched one step closer to the field of state tournament play on Tuesday with a convincing 9-1 victory over visiting Calhoun County in Region Four action at Seth.

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Having proved their worth when it comes to West Virginia history, 221 eighth-grade students were inducted as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe at a ceremony held on Friday at the state Culture Center.

MADISON - Scott defeated Logan in Class AA Region 4 Section 2 action as the victory marked the third time this season the Skyhawks have beaten the Wildcats with Carter Lyles as the winning pitcher in each game.

MADISON - Primary election results were made available on the night of Tuesday, May 8, and nominations for multiple seats were decided for the general election in November.

The citizens of Spruce River would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in the Spruce River Cleanup on April 28. They would like to thank the Boone County Maintenance Department, Boone County Commission and Waste Management.

SETH - Facing elimination in Class A Region 4, Section 2 play versus last year's state runner-up, Van High found little offense versus Sherman fire-baller Autumn Thompson as the Tide defeated Van, 10-0 at home to advance to a tussle with Buffalo to decide the section crown.

SETH - Sherman High School hurler J.T. Hensley has notched 143 strikeouts this season.

The junior, who according to Sherman head coach Jeremiah Pettry, reaches the mid-80s on the radar gun, is armed with a four-seam fastball, a two-seam fastball, slider and a curve.

MADISON - The Logan High School softball team's 2018 season came to a close with Monday night's 4-3 loss to host Scott in the Class AA Region 4 Section 2 tournament at Madison's Lick Creek Park.

The Bison committed seven errors that led to seven unearned runs, and the seven runs Buffalo scored were one short as host Sherman held on for a wild 8-7 win in the Class A Region 4 Section 2 title game.

MADISON - Scott High's Lauren Mayes laced a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to eliminate Man from the Class AA Region 4 Section 2 tournament at Madison's Little Creek Park on May 3 by a score of 2-1.

MADISON - The R. B. Foster Memorial 5K Run/Walk was held on April 28 in Madison. The Madison Rotary Club's fundraiser for scholarships was termed a success, raising approximately $5,000 that will go into the Madison Rotary Club Scholarship Fund that benefits local high school graduates by providing scholarships to help further their education.

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meeting scheduled

DANVILLE - A Homeland Security meeting has been set for noon on May 18 at the Boone County Health Department (Big Room). The focus of the meeting will be evacuation. Lunch will be served for $5.

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CHARLESTON - The Cardinal Conference Championships were held at University of Charleston Stadium on May 3. The Scott High School boys team finished fifth overall and the girls team notched a fourth place finish. Brooke Burns took first place in the discus and shot put. Connor White took top honors in the 300 intermediate hurdles. The results were as follows;

SETH — The Sherman High School softball team inched one step closer to the field of state tournament play on Monday with a convincing 9-1 victory over visiting Calhoun County in Region Four action at Seth.

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SETH - The Madison Middle baseball team defeated Sherman, 15-1, in the Black Diamond Conference Tournament last week.

MADISON - Scott defeated Sherman in a cross-county collision with a savvy pitching performance from Nathan Kuhn as he notched the win on the mound after Alex Epling picking up the save for the Skyhawks on April 30.

MADISON - A Madison Middle School student was arrested after making verbal threats directed at classmates.

Chief Deputy Chad Barker with the Boone County Sheriff's Office said the threats were directed at students from a 12-year-old female classmate. The school was on a temporary lockdown on April 27 while deputies investigated the incident.

SETH - The Lady Tide softball team of Sherman used a barrage of extra base hits including home runs from Autumn Thompson and Sydnee Ferrell to take down Tug Valley in Region 4 Section 2 play, 12-0.

CHARLESTON - The Charleston Police Department has denied accusations by a Boone County Commission candidate that they are transporting homeless individuals out of the capital city to Boone County.