Vol. 42, No.29

July 19, 2016

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Premier Bank donates
22 computer monitors to Precision Services

Premier Bank recently donated 22 Thin Client computers terminals to Precision Services. Bank Vice President, Jim McQuain stated the workstations were of good quality but a recent change in their technology system had rendered the units as surplus. “We are very pleased that this equipment can be used by a local technology based company like Precision Services,” said McQuain. “We are always glad to contribute to the community we service.”
Jack Holcomb, Executive Director and Precision Services IT Administrator Chad Harris picked up the donated equipment last Friday.

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J. W. Morris named Braxton County
Rotarian of the Year

At a recent evening meeting of the Braxton County Rotary Club several important activities took place. Among them, was the naming of the Rotarian of the Year. The special award recognizes a members for outstanding service to the organization which has donated an estimated $200,000 in local scholarship as well as over $75,000 to other local projects during its existence.
Outgoing president Lana Dancy made the announcement at the installation of officers meeting held at Vision’s Restaurant at the Day Hotel and Conference Center in Flatwoods. J. W. Morris was selected by a special committee for his devoted service to the club. The president pointed out his extensive work with the club’s elimination dinner and their Christmas giving program.

One goes to jail, two await sentencing, others have day in Circuit Court

Honorable Judge Richard A. Facemire recently finalized numerous court orders through the Braxton County Circuit Court. The State of West Virginia was represented by Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney in the following hearings.
On June 21, Attorney Davis, representing his client, Kelly Marie Woods who was not available, appeared before the Court along with Probation Officer Britner for sentencing. The sentencing hearing followed a plea hearing on February 24, in which Woods agreed to plead guilty to the felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance-methamphetamine. The defense requested for probation or an alternative sentencing option and the state remained silent per the plea agreement. Judge Facemire sentenced the defendant to the state penitentiary for a period of not less than one year but no more than five years.


Day Report Center to reopen under new name

One of the first items of business at last Friday’s Braxton County Commission meeting was to change the composition of the Day Report Center which was not funded for the now current fiscal year. Commissioner Gary Ellyson reviewed, with those in attendance, a letter recently received from Delegate Brent Boggs who questioned why the local program did not receive funding. In a letter to the local representative, Richard Staton, director of the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Corrections cited three reasons Braxton was passed over for funding. A decrease in statewide funding; Underutilization of the program in the county; The county had not spent all of its funding in the last two budget years.


Braxton Adult Learning Center has HS Equivalency Graduation

On June 7, 2016 family and friends gathered to celebrate the success of their recent High School Equivalency Diploma graduates. Sandra Adkins, Adult Learning Center instructor welcomed everyone to the celebration. Shawn Cook, Regional Adult Education Coordinator, gave the invocation and greetings from RESA1. He also presented the graduates with a small gift. Graduation speaker was Matt Bailey, pastor and counselor at United Summit Center. Mr. Bailey spoke with the graduates and posed the question “What do you want to be to the world?” Mr. Bailey wanted to be ‘love’ and show love to others. He challenged them to not let past failures keep them from being what they wanted to be for the world.





8th Annual That Dam Race set for July 30

July 30 marks the date for the eighth annual That Dam Race 5k. This race and its unique and challenging terrain have attracted many runners and walkers to the Sutton Dam for the past seven years.
This 5k offers diverse terrain including, blacktop road, steep hills, wooded trail, historic cobble stone streets, and the most unique terrain being the Sutton Dam itself.

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