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Cabell County to make up snow days

Feb. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Cabell County Schools will be in session on Friday, March 1, to make up for a day missed in October when the region was hit with an unusual snow storm.

April 19 also will be used as a makeup day for a snow day on Friday, Feb. 1.

The day had previously been assigned as an outside school environment day, commonly known as makeup days.

Other makeup days that can be used May 24, 28, 29 and 30. Unless there are further cancellations, there will not be school on these dates.

Wayne County students will attend Friday, March 8, to make up for the snow day in October.

Wayne County Parent Chat set for Feb. 13

WAYNE -- The next Wayne County Parent Chat meeting will take place 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Wayne County Health Department, 217 Kenova Ave., Wayne.

Topics to be discussed will include conflict reduction and resolution, five steps to emotion coaching, smart and healthy shopping tips and a creation station activity.

Speakers include Donna Thompson, Judy Kachelreis, Amanda Perdue-Kent, Ali Hewitt and Brynn Blevins Fitzpatrick.

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact one of the sponsors: Wayne County Schools/Parent Educator Resource Center at 304-272-5116, ext. 330,; Southwestern Community Action Council Head Start at 304-697-4600, ext. 209; Starting Points Family Resource Center at 304-393-3886; or the Wayne Family Resource Network at 304-272-6003.

If school is delayed or canceled, the event will be postponed.

Local student marched in Jan. 21 Presidential Inauguration parade

HUNTINGTON -- Thomas E. Drown, who is from Huntington and now attends the Virginia Military Institute, was among the cadets that marched in the Jan. 21 Presidential Inauguration parade in Washington, D.C.

Drown, who is a senior history major, also was named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Drown.

The cadets' participation marked the 14th time that the VMI Corps of Cadets has marched in a parade.

Local students graduate from West Virginia U.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- More than a dozen students from the Tri-State graduated from West Virginia University following the fall 2012 semester.

They include, from Cabell County: Mathew Aldridge of Lesage, Ololade Olatunji of Huntington, Howard Richards of Huntington and Susan Welch of Huntington.

From Mason County: Matthew Douthit of Point Pleasant, Leah Eddy of Point Pleasant and Justin Lewis of Letart.

From Putnam County: Zachary DeWitt of Hurricane, Michael Harmon of Scott Depot, Kayla Horton of Hurricane, Nicholas Mohebbi of Hurricane, Courtney Robertson of Winfield, Zachary Santer of Poca, Leslie Shamblin of Poca, Justin Shirkey of Winfield, Clinton Smith of Hurricane, Eric Smithberger of Scott Depot and Douglas Ward of Hurricane.

From Wayne County: Erica Gilkerson of Kenova.