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Beckley Register Herald (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, Beckley, West Virginia Get in the Why Grizzuto a uti Oak Hill prep Wjk p a claw the lr1 defeats zone p i Cavaliers a i minutemen in sports i Page i amount Hope role models promote Reading Region i Pale 2� hidden history at Tamarack local i Page 3a saturday August 29, 2015 Jerald Beckley West Virginia a single copy $1.00 Mobile Herald a Fayette commission budget slashed to offset lost Coal taxes by Sarah Plummer Register Herald reporter Fayetteville a Fayette officials met Friday to make deep cuts in the county general fund in anticipation of tax Revenue loss after several area Coal companies filed chapter la bankruptcy. Officials Cut More than 12 percent or $1.2 million from the operating budget and have implemented a county wide hiring freeze said commission president Denise Scalph. The commission itself took a $185,000 Cut and $600,000 was Cut from regional jail costs. Capital expenses like an vac and phone systems installation in the judicial Annex have been placed on hold said Scalph. Departments across the county will see cuts in their budgets for nonemergency overtime travel and contracted senders. A this is no fault of anyone but the poor Economy and the chapter la filings by these Coal companies that we heavily rely on for our Revenue Stream a said Scalph. A we went into this wanting to preserve jobs and we did that. We Are a courthouse family and Well do everything we can to make it no cuts in salaries or jobs Are being considered at this time. Fayette county mining operations see Fayette 9a Brad Davis the Register Herald Daniels resident Sandy Richmond a hand quilter herself admires the work of other skilled quilters Hung along the entire length of the Balcony area Friday afternoon during the appalachian arts amp crafts fair at the Beckley Raleigh county convention Center. Arts and crafts fair a reminder of a simpler time by Cody Neff Register Herald reporter the appalachian arts and crafts fair is a reminder of a simpler time one official said. It was a time when people worked with their hands to create works of Art not to sell but to use according to the Beckley Raleigh county chamber of Commerce ceo. A a Long time ago people made everything for themselves a Ellen Taylor said. A they made quilts for their own Beds because they had to. They crocheted doilies and pillowcases. A this is just a popular thing for people to do that people like to buy. We re not All talented so we like to buy things from those who Are More talented than its that philosophy of a if you can t make it buy it a that feeds the appalachian arts and crafts fair Taylor said. A today we met a lady who came All the Way from Tennessee to shop a she said this was Worth her travelling from Tennessee to shop. See arts 9aact test results show snapshot of student performance in West Virginia Raleigh commission on aging hears what seniors want from service by the associated press act results show snapshot of student performance in West Virginia Charleston a West Virginia graduates outperformed the nation in English and Reading according to data released wednesday by act and 2015 act scores also show graduates Are holding steady with students across the nation. West Virginia a composite score on the College Entrance exam increased from 20.6 in 2014 to 20.8 in 2015, while the National composite score remained the same at 21.0. Across the state 11,289 of this years High school graduates took the act. Of the states graduating class 66 percent took the act at least once. The state 2015 act average English score was 20.6 math 19.7 Reading 21.5 and science 20.7. Also noteworthy 96 percent of West Virginia a 2015 act tested graduates aspired to pos secondary education. A we still have work to do to ensure our High school graduates Are equipped with College and career ready skills but i am proud of the Progress made by our teachers students and parents a said or. Michael Martirano West Virginia superintendent of schools. A i am encouraged that so Many of our graduates indicated they aspired to pos secondary education a according to acts yearly report the condition of College amp career readiness 2013, College and career readiness problems persist among . High school graduates with the majority ill prepared for Success at the next level. In West Virginia Only 21 percent of the test takers met All four of the act College readiness benchmarks. The act College readiness benchmarks Are scores used to indicate a student has at least a 50 percent Chance of getting a Grade of b or higher in first year College courses. Sixty nine percent of West Virginia students scored at Levels indicating they were ready for freshman English courses compared to 64 percent of students nationwide. In Reading 48 percent of state test takers were ready for freshman courses ranking above the National percentage of 46. Thirty four percent of West Virginia students were College ready in math compared to 42 percent nationally. In science 34 percent of West Virginia students were ready compared to a National average of 38 percent. The act is a curriculum based achievement test made up of four separate exams in English Reading mathematics and science plus an optional writing test. The test is administered in All 50 states and is the predominant College Entrance exam in 25 states including West Virginia. Act also assesses a students ability to succeed in College. West Virginia a Complete results can be found by visiting org/newsroom/data/2015/ 8 tates West i Rig n a. It in i by Daniel Tyson Register Herald reporter for an hour thursday Raleigh county commission on aging a leaders listened to what area seniors want from the Center and the importance of the senders currently provided to the senior population. For the most part seniors said they appreciate the Center mid All of the activities it offers. A handful of seniors spoke of Quality programs knowledgeable stuff and the vital role the commission plays in their lives. The 30 or so in attendance were also informed of the importance of title Iii funding to senior programs. Created in 1965 under the older americans act title 111 provides state and Federal funding for meals transportation and caregiver services vital cogs in the commissions Mission. A a we a know what our concerns Are what we want to know is what your concerns Are a the centers executive director Jack Tanner said in opening remarks. A this place has brought Back my sanity. This place is wonderful Quot said Dorothy Dauphinee who moved to Beckley from new Orleans. Dauphinee said she eats meals and partakes in Many of the centers activities to keep her mentally and physically fit. Mary Bowyer said for five years the Center helped her take care of a Mother suffering from dementia. A for five years this place took care of my Mother while allowing me to finish my career a Bowyer said. A a Nightmare Quot is How Bowyer described her situation prior to finding the centers Day care program. She told stories of health care providers not showing up and other tales of woe. The adult daycare is located in the Center and is an alternative to in Home care or nursing Home placement said Terri Tilley director of social services at the Center. She explained the adult daycare Center is often a respite for primary caregivers very often a family member. The primary caregiver can drop an elderly Parent off for a bit while he or she goes out to eat shops or see aging. 9a this place has brought Back my sanity. This place is Dorothy Dauphinee. Senior who utilizes Raleigh county commission on aging s services 9b226 22222 volume 136 number 69 weather Callaway Lim partly Cloudy 20f r Chance of . Rain High i i who or Tai in pug baby Liu. To Auto mall Buick Gocr 304-252-3300 Hocko autom til com 3934 Robert c. Byrd drive. Beckley by the Point or Rotor c Byrd or. A la Anowar or i monday Friday 9 00 am 0 00 a i sunday 1 of pm 1 00 pm inside today Brume by Mono copts 9b Cim Tavdi .7a Faith a Vau. Iga claimed. 10-12b or mom. 4a comics. 98 or oms. 1-68 Obar Abby .88 stat a Ramon 3a cat no. A Sloe. 8a him tory. 88 thu Shmon 88 news hotline 304 255 4400 a to subscribe Call 304 255 4444 or 800 950 0250

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