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Generation WV Day next week

Jan. 23, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Members of Generation West Virginia will convene at the State Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 30, for Generation West Vir­ginia Day at the Legislature.

The day, now taking place for the fifth straight year, is designed to showcase West Virginia’s young talent and engage Generation West Vir­ginia members in policy mak­ing. This event aims to bring together young talent, those 21 to 45 years of age, from across West Virginia and 12 regional young talent organizations to participate in leadership train­ing, legislative education and network i ng.

A report released by the agency in late 2012 forecast that if West Virginia does not actively attract and retain the 21 to 45 years of age demographic over the next 10 years the state could lose more than $3 billion dollars in disposable income.

Invited speakers and pan­elists for next week’s event include Senate President Jeff Kessler; Senate Minor­ity Leader, Mike Hall; House of Delegates Speaker Tim Miley; House Minority Leader, Del. Tim Armsted; and Del. Amanda Pasdon. To register, visit www.generationwv.org or email generationwvchair@gmail.com. Early bird regis­tration is $20 through Jan. 23. After Jan. 23, cost is $30 per person .

STUDIO 8: Studio 8, a yoga and wellness center in Hun­tington will be celebrating its second anniversary on Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25. The studio is located at 803 8th Ave .

The schedule includes 11 dif­ferent special events, most with no pre-registration required and no fee other than a dona­tion. For more information, visit www.studio8wv.com or call 304-634-0949.

Studio 8 offers a variety of classes and services such as beginner yoga, hot yoga, medi­tation, heart coaching, nutrition coaching, pilates and Tai Chi as well as reiki energy therapy and a variety of massage thera­py services.

STUMP STANDARDS: Stump Standards, furniture designed and manufactured by Marshall graduate Wayne Stump, is now available for purchase through Graft Brothers in South Shore, Ky.

The pieces are a fusion of art and function, according to Stump, who has been working on production for the past sev­eral months. Designs and more information can be found by visiting www.stumpstandards. com, or by calling Graft Broth­ers at 606-932-3117.

MCTC: Mountwest Com­munity & Technical College is offering courses in industrial electricity one and two, indus­trial hydraulics and pneumatics and phlebotomy that lead to a certificate and preparation for a national exam.

Classes will be two days a week during evening hours at the Spring Valley Career & Technical Education Center beginning Jan. 27 through May 29. Funding is available through Mountwest’s Office of Financial Aid and the HEAPS grant. For more information about the courses or to register, please contact Sherri Sowards at 304-697-5616 or sowardss@ mctc.edu.

UNLIMITED FUTURE: Un li m­ited Future, Inc. is hosting a new workshop called “Making Cents Out of Your Tax Infor­mation .” The workshop will take place Wednesday, Jan. 29, at noon located at 1650 8th Ave. in Hun­tington. Professional Account­ing Solutions LLC will conduct the workshop, which covers what information is needed by a tax preparer to prepare an accurate tax return.



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