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MCNB In Our Community


"THE THROW AWAY FAMILY"  written by Vain Colby and directed by Thomas Lester will be performed November 20, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church on Virginia Avenue in Welch.  The dinner will be at 6:00pm and the play at 7:00pm with $25 admission.  Come and enjoy this hilarious play by local Mercer County talent.  Contact the Chamber office at 304-436-4260 or any Chamber member.

AUTUMN HARVEST Sponsored by McDowell Chamber of Commerce and the City of Welch

in partnership with the Skewes Family  --  September 19, 2015 at Linkous Park

Gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with free admission.  There will be vendors, entertainment, bouncies, and a hayride.  There will be a Basketball Shooting Contest from the foul line.  Grades and times competing are as follows:  Grades 3-5  from 4:30pm to 5:30pm; Grades 6-8 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and Grades 9-12 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  There will also be a Fireman's Tug of War at 6:30pm; a Money in the Haystack at 7:00pm and Fireworks at 9pm.  Golf carts will be available from the parking lot to the park.

New Fitness Facility In Welch       The Council of the Southern Mountains has opened a Fitness Center in Welch, WV.  It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.  Staff is certified through PEIA and Healthways (Humana-Silver Sneakers).  There is a nominal fee and all staff are certified in CPR/First Aid/A.E.D.  There are staff always on duty when the Center is open.  Please make plans to come to the fitness center!  For more information, contact Council of Southern Mountains at 304-436-6800.

Fast & Easy Resource for Physical Activity      Students exercising on the Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) Classroom Edition system installed and in-use at Southside K8 School in War will be featured in the American Federation of Teacher's (AFT) Healthwire publication, a national magazine that goes to every member.  Dr. Eloise Elliott and Nathan Acosta were interviewed by a correspondent from AFT for the story.  "I think it is wonderful that we were contacted by AFT's national headquarters and were given the opportunity to highlight the positive things that are happening in McDowell County.  The sight (and sound!) of the DDR at 7:30 in the morning can be a real awakening for anyone not used to it.  Few people realize that McDowell County is one of the first school systems to have this new equipment, and hopefully we will continue to be a trailblazer in the ways of active gaming," said Nathan Acosta.

McDowell County Humane Society

This is a picture of Brutus.

He had a variety of medical conditions that were treated at the McDowell County Humane Society Shelter. The staff at the vet's office originally thought he may not survive because of his condition.

After approximately two months at the McDowell County Humane Society Shelter, he was sent to a rescue in Pennsylvania where he was adopted by a police officer.

He is to undergo training as a search and rescue dog.

He was approximately 50 pounds in this picture, but he is expected to possibly reach 150 pounds when fully grown.

John, McDowell County Humane Society