School Board discusses Fort Gay property donation

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WAYNE – The Wayne County Board of Education discussed possibly donating the former Fort Gay High School property to a community improvement group.

New Day in Fort Gay provided a donation agreement to the Board to provide the property for senior housing, an educational center and a community center.

Rose Meredith, executive director of Wayne County Community Services Organization and president of the Fort Gay Neighborhood Association, said that the community is behind the project.

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HELPING HAND – Tom Knopp, director of Good Samaritan Food Pantry, receives a donation of canned foods from Kenova Elementary Principal Deidre Farley who challenged her students to bring in non-perishable items. Santa Claus made a secret visit to Kenova Elementary where his helpers will distribute gifts to children in need. WCN photos by Diane Pottorff

Students gather goods for drive

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KENOVA – When Kenova Elementary Principal Deidre Farley heard students at Ceredo-Kenova Middle School collected more than 1,000 cans of food for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, she just could not resist challenging her students to do the same.

“Tom Knopp (director of Good Samaritan) said food is one of the biggest needs this time of year,” Farley said. “When I heard C-K Middle students collected 1,300 cans of food, I challenged my kids to collect 1,500. By the time we finished, we counted 1,700.”

Farley challenged each classroom to collect the food with the class that collected the most receiving a prize which will be determined., started talking to students to find out the reason for such little involvement.

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GO REBELS – The Tolsia Rebel fan section shows support for its cheerleaders Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center. Tolsia placed fifth overall in Class AA. The Spring Valley squad, also in the competition, finished third overall in Class AAA. For more action photos from the competition see page 3B. Photo by Rob Robinson

County commission approves 2015 calendar

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WAYNE – As 2014 begins to wind down, the Wayne County Commission approved its meeting dates and holiday schedule for 2015 during its meeting Monday.

The commission will continue to meet at 3 p.m. the first Thursday of the month and at 10 a.m. each Monday.

Commissioners will conduct only two meetings in February, on the fifth and 23rd, as they will be attending the Association of Counties and will conduct the board of review for the tax year.

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Mineral importance focus of local beef producers

LAVALETTE – Representatives of CPC Livestock Nutrition stressed a balanced mineral diet for beef cattle to some 40 local cattlemen and interested farmers Monday evening at Kenny Queen Hardware.

Emphasizing trace minerals, along with good forage and other dietary concerns, the CPC agents noted improved conception, digestion and immunity in cattle studies.

Clean, pure water was also highlighted to members of the Wayne County Cattleman’s Association during what served as the group’s monthly meeting.

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