Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson Celebrated On 99th Birthday With Building Named In Her Honor

By Theresa Flerx

Under beautiful skies with perfect temperature, an amazing woman graced the Spa City. On Saturday, August 26, Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson attended a small, private ceremony naming the building housing the White Sulphur Springs Public Library in her honor and the library's community room in recognition of her father, Joshua McKinnley Coleman.

Recently made famous by the book and movie "Hidden Figures," Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson spent many decades influencing and impacting the history of the entire universe with her mathematical contributions to the country's early space program. Born Katherine Coleman on August 26, 1918, in WSS, the aw-inspiring woman choose to return home to spend part of her 99th birthday with her family and a short list of ceremony attendees.

Read more in the Monday, August 28, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

MCCOA Breaks Ground On Senior Living Unit

By Robert Bordelon

Construction began Friday, August 25, for the second of four planned senior/disabled living housing units in Greenbville as part of the Monroe County Council on Aging's (MCCOA) five-year project to build a senior living community center.

MCCOA plans for four total units to be constructed and have been granted $1.35 million to begin on the first two units. The second unit is expected to be finished by January 2018 and occupied by May 2018.

Read more in the Monday, August 28, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Check For Post Eclipse Eye Damage

By Ruth Caruthers

On August 21, the United States witnessed the first total solar eclipse to cross the nation since 1918.

Some might be wondering if they have eye damage after viewing the eclipse due to prolonged exposure or possible defective eclipse glasses.

Read more in the Friday, August 25, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

"We Are Not A Puppy Mill," Lewisburg Resident States, Defending Her Business License

By Robert Bordelon

"Your presence is requested at the city of Lewisburg's City Council meeting to discuss the business license issued to Lil Rhody Labs at 188 Lamplighter Drive," read a letter received by Stephanie Robert, owner of Lil Rhody Labs.

Lil Rhody Labs is a home-operated, dog breeding business that specializes in Labrador retrievers. They have two breeding dogs, Chase and Luna, which have a litter of puppies or two each year.

Read more in the Friday, August 25, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Information Released On Reduced, Free School Lunches

Participants from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free reduced price meals (or for free milk).

Application forms are being sent to some homes with a letter to parents, guardians, or adult household members. All parents, guardians, or adult household member wishing to apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk may fill out the application form sent home by the school, center, institution, or home.

Read more in the Thursday, August 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Monroe County Farm Goes Solar

By Ruth Caruthers

A fruit and vegetable farm in Monroe County has gone solar.

T.L. Fruits and Vegetables has installed solar panels on the roof of their barn in an efforts to reduce their impact on the environment and reduce their carbon footprint.

Read more in the Thursday, August 24, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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