In March, Ansted Elementary School sent three fifth-grade students to the Capitol to serve as pages for the state Legislature. Students shown are are Adam Gill, left, Haylie Hedrick and Nic Waugh. They are pictured with David Perry and Margaret Staggers, Fayette County representatives to the House of Delegates. While in the capital city, the students learned how a bill becomes a law and the important tasks our delegates perform. The students also met with many others. They enjoyed the experience immensely and when asked about his adventure, Adam Gill said, “If given the opportunity, I would love to participate again.” The students were given certificates of participation for their hard work and interest.
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Cutting down on drug abuse, trafficking
Recently, I was successful in pressing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to expand the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), which enables our state’s law enforcement officers and officials to access additional federal resources to further their drug control and prevention efforts.
Learn how to stay in shape while still enjoying the holiday season
While the holidays can be the most wonderful time of year, with cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious foods, they can also be a minefield for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals.
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Let’s improve conditions for all coal miners
On Dec. 6 each year, we pause to honor our country’s coal miners, and reflect on the sacrifices those men and women have made over the course of well over 100 years.
Tamarack staff recommends books
Whether it’s on Read to Me Day at Bradley and Rosedale elementaries, or in the break room, Tamarack staff members read for education and for entertainment year round.
Groups schedule annual holiday show for Dec. 14
The New River Youth Symphony and Chorus will present a holiday concert at Historic Fayette Theater in downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Examining JROTC leadership programs in Fayette County and beyond our borders
JROTC programs from across West Virginia came to the Glen Jean Armory to compete against one another academically and physically.
Lively Family Amphitheater to host Christmas event Thursday
Following Oak Hill’s popular annual Christmas parade on Thursday, the Lively Family Amphitheater will get in the spirit of the season by hosting its 1st annual Christmas Event.
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