Nicholas County News

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT Moya Doneghy, (304) 558-0111

September 14, 2015                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               NICHOLAS COUNTY YOUTH

 TO RECEIVE A GOVERNOR’S SERVICE AWARD

 

 CHARLESTON, W.VA. – Quinn Raffo has shown that you can make a real difference in your community while you are still young. Her service to the community has led to her being chosen as a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Service Award.

 On Wednesday, October 14, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will honor her dedication to service at the annual Governor’s Service Awards luncheon at the Charleston Civic Center. The event is held as a part of Faces of Leadership, the annual state conference on community service, program management and volunteerism.

 Presented since 1995, the Governor’s Service Awards honors individuals, families and organizations that exemplify outstanding dedication to volunteerism and community service in West Virginia.  Quinn Raffo will receive her award in the Youth category.

 When 11 year old Quinn Raffo from Craigsville had to fast for 2 days for some medical tests, she realized what it was like to be hungry! She began to think about other kids who were hungry on a regular basis through no fault of their own.  She decided that she could help with that situation and the Hunger Heroes was formed. She first organized a car wash to raise some funds for the food pantry, recruiting many of her 4th and 5th grade friends to help. Although she had the support of her parents, Quinn did all the work herself and her team raised $1200 for the pantry – enough to provide food for 35 kids for 6 weeks in summer.

 Delivering the funds to Bread of Life pantry inspired her to volunteer there to help pack bags for a backpack program. She learned that the program only served two schools and her school was not one of them. So she was determined to start a back pack program for kids at her school. She met with leaders in the community and developed partnerships. She applied for and received grants from a local organization and from the United Way of Southern West Virginia. She presented her proposal for the backpack program to Pastor May and the congregation at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, asking to use their facility to pack the bags for local children. At least 50 children were helped this summer and more than 25 volunteers were recruited.

 The Governor’s Service Awards are administered by Volunteer West Virginia, the state’s Commission for National and Community Service.  A volunteer review committee reads and selects the recipients on the basis of achievement, community needs, continuing involvement, innovation and impact of service.

 Other recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards include, by category:

  • Ø      Youth: Roark Sizemore, Monongalia County

  • Ø      Adult: Timothy Graham and Paul Lemon, Wood County

  • Ø      Senior: Jim Weimer, Kanawha County; Lee Reger, Harrison County

  • Ø      National Service: Christin Shinaberry, Pocahontas County

  • Ø      Lifetime Achievement: Daisy Hite, Berkeley County; Sandra Barkey, Kanawha County

  • Ø      Disaster Services: West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Mingo County; Monroe County Health Department Community Emergency Response Team

  • Ø      Organization: The Service League of Morgantown, Monongalia County; Big Ugly Community Center, Lincoln County; Circus Saints and Sinners Club, Ohio County

  • For tickets to the awards luncheon contact Moya Doneghy at (304) 558-0111, or by email at moya.doneghy@wv.gov. For more information about Faces of Leadership visit www.facesofleadershipwv.com.

  • About Volunteer West Virginia

Volunteer West Virginia is the state’s Commission for National and Community Service. The agency challenges West Virginians to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism by identifying and mobilizing resources, promoting an ethic of service, and empowering communities to solve problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families.



PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

BEGINNING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015 THE NICHOLAS COUNTY COMMISSION WILL CONDUCT ITS REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETINGS ON THE 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAY'S OF EVERY MONTH BEGINNING AT 9:00 A.M.. ANYONE DESIRING AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE COMMISSION SHOULD CONTACT OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M., ON THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO OUR MEETING DATE. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOMED TO ATTEND


NORMAL HOURS FOR THE MAJORITY OF COUNTY OFFICES WITHIN THE COURTHOUSE AND ITS ANNEXES ARE MONDAY THOUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.

THE FOLLOWING COURTHOUSE AND AGENCY NUMBERS FREQUENTLY ASKED FOR ARE BEING GIVEN BELOW AS A HELPFUL GUIDE. 

304.872.7877 Animal Shelter

304.872.7800 Assessor

304.872.3611 Board of Education

304.872.7810 Circuit Clerk

304.872.7840 Circuit Court Judge

304.846.2596 City of Richwood

304.872.1211 City of Summersville

304.872.7820 County Clerk (deeds, wills, liens, vital statistics, election, etc.)

304.872.7830 County Commission

304.872.0811 Dept. of Highways - county roads

304.872.0823 Dept. of Highways - US 19

911-For Immediate Emergency Assistance

304.872.7814 Communication Center

304.872.7890 Emergency Services, Flood 304.872.7893 Zone Information & 911 matters

304.872.9618 Family Law Judge

304.872.0830 Forestry

304.872.5329 Health Department

304.742.3518 Landfill

304.872.7876 Landmark Commission

304.872.7829 Magistrate Clerk

304.846.9611 Magistrate Richwood

304.872.7850 Magistrate Summersville

304.872.7860 Probation

304.872.7870 Prosecuting Attorney

304.872.2378 Public Defender

304.872.7817 Red Cross

304.872.7880 Sheriff Law

304.872.7846 Sheriff Tax

304.872.7842 Sheriff Tax

304.872.0829 Veteran’s Affairs

304.872.7898 WVU Extension Service

IN ADDITION, A LISTING OF HOLIDAY’S FOR THE YEAR 2015 ARE AS FOLLOWS ~

NEW YEAR 2015

THURSDAY    

JANUARY1, 2015

MARTIN L. KING, JR BIRTHDAY

MONDAY

JANUARY 19

PRESIDENT’S DAY

MONDAY

FEBRUARY 16

MEMORIAL DAY

MONDAY

MAY 25

WEST VIRGINIA DAY

FRIDAY

JUNE 19

INDEPENDENCE DAY

FRIDAY

JULY 3

LABOR DAY

MONDAY

SEPTEMBER 7

COLUMBUS DAY

MONDAY

OCTOBER 12

VETERANS DAY

WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 11

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 26 

NOVEMBER 27

CHRISTMAS

THURSDAY 1/2 DAY

FRIDAY

*DECEMBER 24

DECEMBER 25 

NEW YEARS EVE 2016

THURSDAY 1/2 DAY

FRIDAY

DECEMBER 31

JANUARY 1