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Dan Dulyea got us ready for the Eastern Panhandle Home Builder's Association first sport clay shoot at Peacemaker National Training Center. The event includes one round of sporting clays consisting of 50 targets per shooter and two additional side matches to see who's the sharpest shooter in the organization. Enjoy a light breakfast, full lunch and awards/drawings. You can register online and be sure to check out the facilities at Peacemaker National Training Center.
Joe Jurand joined us to talk about the newest play coming up at the Full Circle Theater. Local play write Sean O'Leary will see his latest work Walt Whitman's Secret come to life on the Full Circle stage September 21st to 30th. Tickets are available now!
David Melton joined us for some important details regarding Social Security. Did you know that the month you retire can actually impact benefits? If not, you should listen to this interview. You can also get more from the Social Security Administration website and at on the telephone 1-800-772-1213.
Michael Whalton joined us from the Easter West Virginia Community Foundation to discuss the Arts and Education Grants. Some real opportunity to enhance class room learning through the arts, but the deadline to apply is coming up Sept. 12th. You can fill out an application online.
President of the Young Democrats of America and Jefferson County native Rod Snyder began reporting to us from the Democratic National Convention this morning. Rod spoke about what must be done to capture some key voting blocks and how democratic policies match up against republicans. Rod is clearly supportive of the democratic platform, but is still a keen student of politics and gives a fair evaluation. Find out what's happening all week long and follow Rod on Twitter @rodsnyderwv
And Missy Winstead, president of the Panhandle Senior Network group, chatted about the impact networking has on businesses and customers. The PSN have their inaugural meeting Sept. 12th at Panhandle Home Health beginning at 8:00am.
Great to catch up this morning with Dana Knowles. If you have not heard her inspirational story then be sure to listen to the interview. Dana has used some personal tragedies to really make a difference and was recently featured in American Profile Magazine. Learn about her entrepreneurial spirit and what she plans to do next!
Also visited with Assistant Professor Department of Business Administration MBA Coordinator Shepherd University Chip Zimmer. The first meeting of the PSN, Panhandle Senior Network, is coming up at 8:00am Wednesday Sept. 12th at Panhandle Home Health. It is an interesting idea and one Dr. Zimmer says is badly needed.
Republican Candidate for West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt called in on the Frontier Communications Hotline. He offered a more definitive description of Ag Commissioner and spoke about how he hopes his military service can benefit returning soldiers.
And I was very delighted to chat with Kelly and Tony Smallwood. They shared their passion for Young Lives and promoted a golf outing happening September 17th. You can register online and help make their tournament a big success.
Republican candidate for WV Supreme Court John Yoder stopped by with his dog, Roxy. He said she has actually been an invaluable tool in his court room. Listen to the interview for some more on Judge Yoder's background. He thinks having an Eastern Panhandle resident on the court will offer some important diversity. Find out more about his campaign on his website.
We also welcomed Pastor Beth Green and Mary Beth Blair invited women to “Come Away” as they detailed the upcoming Adored Women's Conference at the Living Room. The Church will welcome women of all generations with a focus this year on breast cancer. Your can register for the event online and learn more by checking out the interview!