Justice declares Christmas Eve, Christmas state holidays

December 19, 2018

Justice: Christmas Eve, Christmas state holidays declared

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has issued proclamations declaring Christmas Eve (Monday, Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve (Monday, Dec. 31) as full-day state holidays for public employees.“In recognition of the hard work accomplished throughout the year by our public employees, it is fitting and proper that they spend an extended and enjoyable holiday with their loved ones,” Justice said.

Previously, both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve were officially listed as half-day holidays.

Sheriffs Dept. hiring for deputy position

WAYNE — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

Applications can be picked up at the County Clerks office (Room 106) at the Wayne County Courthouse Monday through Friday or can be printed off our website at waynewvsheriff.org. Applications need to be turned in by January 22nd 2019 no later than 4PM. Testing will be February 2nd 2019.

All applicants must posses a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must complete a written exam, physical agility test, interview, and polygraph. Applicants must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. Applicants must be a WV resident at time of appointment.

Benefits include health insurance, retirement benefits, holidays, and sick days. Starting salary is $30,000. Shift work is required.

Kenova hosting decorating contest

KENOVA — Kenova Beautification will sponsor a decorating contest during the Holiday season.

Residents within the Kenova City Limits will have the opportunity to win prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Judging will be done on Dec. 20 and winners will be notified that day.

Consideration will be given to overall design and creativity. All residence in the Kenova City Limits will be eligible.

For further information, contact Nancy Price at nprice1212@gmail.com or phone 304-453-6814.

Applications being taken for Agriculture Enhancement Program

The Guyan Conservation District is taking signups for the Agriculture Enhancement Program from Dec. 4-Jan. 11.

The program provides cost share assistance for agricultural practices.

To apply for the program, you must stop by the Guyan Conservation District office at 2631 Fifth Street Road, Huntington, and fill out an application.

For questions, contact the office of Guyan Conservation District at 304-528-5718 or visit http://www.wvca.us/agep/.

AG working on consumer issues

CHARLESTON — A consumer representative from the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will be available to meet with local consumers in December to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions.

Jessica Napier-Eagle, a consumer outreach and compliance specialist with the office, will host the events as scheduled below:

Dec. 18: 11 a.m. to noon: Elder abuse prevention presentation at Fort Gay Senior Center, 3135 Palace St., Fort Gay

The events are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Napier-Eagle at 304-989-3506.

Support needed for cemetery maintenance

KENOVA — Do you still need to make that end-of-year charitable donation? Consider a donation to the Old Docks Creek Cemetery mowing fund.

The organization is a nonprofit corporation and donations are tax deductible.

This summer’s mowing season has depleted the mowing fund, and the organization is dependent upon donations.

Donations can be sent to Treasurer Bill Davis at Old Docks Creek Cemetery Corp., 1962 Route 75, Kenova, WV 25530. Checks should be made out to “Old Docks Creek Mowing Fund.”

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