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First annual quilt show a success

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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 as the panel of judges. The following individuals received awards in their respective divisions:Category: Machine pieced, machine quilted by one person.1st place: Dee Ball of Chapmanville - “Reversible Batik Columns”

 

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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Sarah Nott’s Law

Editor,There is something wrong, something very wrong. I thought it was only where I live, but I have found that’s it is all over West Virginia and possibly the nation.People don’t care. They are so wrapped up in life itself that they don’t realize that they are unintentionally causing death.By parking lengthways across a parking lot that merges directly onto a highway, just inches off the white line on the edge of a highway, you are inviting...

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High school PA announcers must now follow new national guidelines

CHARLESTON – High school basketball fans may hear a change in how their team’s game is called by the public address announcer starting this season.That’s because the National Federation of State High School Associations is switching things up.The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission is a member of the NFSH. That body has set new guidelines for PA announcers that bans them from saying things such as the number of points scored by a playe...

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Walnut Grove FWB hosts homecoming

CHAUNCEY — Walnut Grove Freewill Baptist Church at Chauncey hosted their annual homecoming service on August 24, 2014.Guest speaker was Rev. James Ellis and special singing was provided by the Maryetta Ambassadors.Those attending included Dolford and Linda Lambert; Larry and Pam Duty; Sarah Pennington; Gary Doss; Marsha Doss; James Ellis; Ronald Hughes; Delbert Hughes; Charles and Brenda Blankenship; Ernie Woody; Virgie Chafin; Virginia Ellixson; Donna Lou Curry; N...

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Wolfe-Mascherino to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Wolfe of Man are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Morgan Wolfe to Curtis John Mascherino.The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Sheldon Burgess of Man and the late Mrs. Glenna Wolfe Stanley of Omar. Morgan is a 2005 graduate of Man High School, a 2009 graduate of Marshall University, and a 2012 graduate of Marshall Graduate College. She is employed by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

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Spartans drop Logan to 2-6 on the season

FAIRLEA — The Logan High School football team dropped its fifth straight game and fell to 2-6 on the season with a 42-19 loss at Greenbrier East on Friday night.Greenbrier East, which lost to Logan last year on the road, improved to 4-4 on the season.The Wildcats had hoped to win again over the Spartans, a team which escaped lowly Lincoln County last week with a 14-13 victory over the Panthers.It was not to be as Greenbrier East dominated the game....

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In The Service

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tristan K. Maynard graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community Colleg...

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