Vol. 42, No. 39

September 27, 2016

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Shingler, Yanero crowned BCHS 2016 Homecoming King and Queen

Highlighting last Friday’s gridiron contest between Braxton and Roane counties was the halftime crowning of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen. Senior McKenze Yanero, daughter of Thomas and Wendy Yanero of Heaters, was named Homecoming Queen. Her escort senior Seth Shingler was dubbed Homecoming King. He is the son of Andrew and Tanya Shingler of Flatwoods.
Queen McKenze is a member of the BCHS Student Council, National Honor Society and serves as vice president of the senior class. She attends Gassaway Church of Christ, participates in varsity softball and recreational ice skating. McKenze plans attend WVU to pursue a degree in nursing and ultimately become a nurse practitioner.

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West Virginia FILMmakers Festival
returns to Sutton

The 17th Annual West Virginia FILMmakers Festival will screen 39 films in Sutton from September 30 through October 2. Of the 39 films, 21 were created by West Virginia filmmakers.
West Virginia filmmakers new to the festival include: Rose Ann Cowger, Jessica Lynn Fox, Dia Griffiths, Calvin Grimm, Jason E. Harman, Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman, Laura Holliday, Tyler Miller, Josh McComas, Ryan McKowen, Chris Parsons, Joe Robertson, Brad Rice, Holly Siders, Jenna Skeen, Lisa Tignor, and A.J. Wendel. Returning West Virginia filmmakers include: Ben Berry, Justin Litton, Ian Nolte, Michael Rhodes, Jesse Rivard and David Smith.

Florida pair arrested at local hotel
on drug charges

On September 18, West Virginia State Police Trooper J.O. Hensley received a call from the manager at the Microtel in Gassa-way. The manager stated there had been several complaints of people smoking marijuana in a room. When TRP Hensley, Braxton County Sheriff’s Deputies C.E. Westfall and J.D. Jenkins arrived at the Microtel, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from an open window.
According to the criminal complaint, Deputy Westfall spoke to a male and female at the window while the other officers went to the interior door. When they opened the door to speak with the individuals, the female suspect, Angela Marie Hernandez of Port St. Lucie, FL, grabbed her purse and attempted to run to the bathroom. Deputy Jenkins was able to stop her.


BCHS Speech team prepares for first competition

They don’t run six or eight miles day, and they don’t pass, kick, carry, or hit a ball. They probably don’t even perspire while practicing. However, Braxton County High has a team of 14 students who spend three or four afternoons after school each week preparing for competition. This is the speech team, and its members are as dedicated as those of any other team.
These individuals compete in different speaking events ranging from interpreting prose and poetry to sales speaking to the more serious extemporaneous speaking dealing with current events. All are challenging.


CN to host Scary Story contest

Once again for the Halloween season the Citizens’ News is hosting a contest open to all children ages 5-18. To enter all that is required is for applicants to submit a scary story, such as a tale about a ghost, undead creature, or ghoul, of no more than 1500 words to the newspaper office. This year the contest will be spilt in to two categories, Ages 5-11 and ages 12-18. The first 50 entries will receive a free 12 month in-county subscription to the Citizens’ News.The Landmark Studio for the Arts will open its 2016-2017 Season at 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 8 with a murder mystery dinner party on the lawn at the residence of Merleen Campbell, located at 100 Curtain Avenue in Sutton.
The evening is set for a reception to celebrate the nuptials of Dillon & Linda Jackson, complete with a four-course dinner, but things begin to go awry early on. Who would choose such a joyous occasion to bump off somebody? Who? You decide and if you’re correct you win a season ticket.





Motorcycle chase ends in arrest of Wilsie man

On September 24, WV State Trooper CPL P.A. Huff observed Gregory E. Stewart of Wilsie, pull onto Main Street in Gassaway riding a motorcycle without a helmet.
According to the criminal complaint, CPL Huff tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect did not stop. Stewart drove the motorcycle at a very high rate of speed on River Street. The chase continued onto Chapel Road and Little Otter Road for approximately a mile.

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