Vol. 45, No. 34

August 20, 2019

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Local Scout reflects on experiences at World Scout Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree was held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mt. Hope, West Virginia on July 21- August 2, 2019. There were 45,000 scouts, leaders, and the International Service Team members. Will Dudley from Troop 135 was the only eligible scout from Braxton County to attend. Dudley spent many months preparing and fundraising for this once in a lifetime opportunity. He stated the reasoning for wanting to go was because of the location being right in our back yard and he would never have an opportunity like this again as a youth.






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EMS Director subject of
missing drug investigation

West Virginia State Police, Mountain Lakes Drug Task Force members and the DEA are conducting an investigation into narcotics allegedly unaccounted for that were under the controll of Braxton EMS Director Jamie Mathes.

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Braxton Flying Club to
celebrate 50th Anniversary

On Saturday, September 14, the Braxton Flying Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Braxton County Airport. Club members invite all individuals interested in aviation to join them in the celebration, which will include an airport appreciation day, according to Don Reynolds, who, along with John Gawthrop, were original members of the Flying Club.

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Commission turns down request to return firearm

One of several individuals to appear before the Braxton County Commission at their regular meeting last Friday, August 16 was Johnna Cable. Mrs. Cable is the mother of Eric Cable who had a pistol confiscated during an arrest some time ago. This was Cable’s second appearance before the Commission requesting the weapon be returned to her. Prosecuting Attorney Jasmine Morton was on hand to explain that due to the nature of her son’s previous conviction, he could not possess a firearm and the pistol could not be lawfully returned to her since it was owned by her son.

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Braxton Adopt-a-Teacher
program warmly received

Over 100 Braxton County teachers have recently received a wide array of materials for their classrooms from members of the community who participated in the Braxton Adopt-a-Teacher program. Somewhat surprisingly, a Kanawha County resident is responsible for starting the generous move.

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