BVFD: The Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department had its annual Christmas dinner Monday at the Barboursville Senior Center. Matt Jackson, retired captain, training officer and acting assistant chief of the Charleston Fire Department was the guest speaker. Jackson is well-known in the eastern United States as a fire training officer and speaker. The BVFD responded to 822 calls this year and provided 25 fire prevention details to local elementary schools and businesses. From the proceeds ($3,193) of a November boot drive, the department will help 11 families by providing food baskets and gifts for 24 children this Christmas. Officers of the BVFD are Phil Kincaid, chief; Mike Bowyer, assistant chief; J. P. Hockenberry, deputy chief; Greg Hockenberry, captain; Chad Ward, captain; Andrew Frazier, captain; Conard Stratton, lieutenant; Tyler Burgess, lieutenant; Patrick Wagoner, sergeant; and D. J. Flynn, sergeant. Firemen who received plaques for years of service are Sean Beckett, 10 years; Dave Racer and Conard Stratton, 15 years; Chad Ward, 20 years; and Jerry Johnson, Tim Cooke and Phil Kincaid, 40 years. Fireman Kylie Roeder received four special awards: the bravery ribbon, the attendance ribbon (attending 571 training sessions, work details, public services, etc.), the education achievement ribbon, and the William E. McClure award. Ginny Dowdy and Aaron Pennington also received the bravery ribbon, and Seth Priode received the service commendation ribbon for delivering a baby. Andrew Frazier received the Red Basher award and Kylie Roeder, the Captain Whant award.
It's the most wonderful time of the year for folks giving and sharing and thinking about the collective soul of their community.
If you've ever been to Buffalo, you know this time of year Lake Erie winds whip like icy daggers and Jack Frost snow buries coat-bundled bodies like a maniacal Mafia boss.
HUNTINGTON -- For the fourth consecutive year, Covenant Home Health Care Service will partner with local Kroger stores to share Christmas with seniors in long-term care facilities in Cabell, Kanawha, Putnam and Wayne counties.
The Herald-Dispatch is making a list of organizations planning holiday-related charity fundraisers. Send your holiday charity information to email@example.com or fax to 304-526-2857. Here are some of the charities from the Tri-State that people can assist:
For many, the joys of the holidays can be overshadowed by stress and depression. From the hustle and bustle to financial worries, the holiday season can go from cheer and excitement to dread and frustration.
HUNTINGTON -- Oh the weather outside is frightful, but to ride a bicycle is so delightful.
From Christmas trees to pictures with Santa, cookie decorating with grandma and gift wrapping parties, the holiday season is full of prime picture opportunities for you and your loved ones, and we'd like to share in the fun. Send us your photos of holiday fun -- whether it's decorating a tree, sitting on Santa's lap, caroling in your neighborhood or other ways you celebrate the season. Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Holiday photos." Be sure to identify every person in your photo by first and last names, let us know where you're from and what's going on, and include children's ages where appropriate. Photos will be considered for publication both in print and in our online photo galleries at www.herald-dispatch.com.
DAVIS, W.Va. — Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Davis, W.Va. is now open for the 2013-2014 ski season.
HUNTINGTON — Superfriends unite — it’s ace three-piece Americana, rock unit, Deadbeats and Barkers, backing tough young Kentucky songwriter Tyler Childers in a new collaboration called Tyler Childers and The Food Stamps.