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Big Ugly Chic on the Creek event set for October 6

MATEWAN - Community groups in Welch, Matewan, and Big Ugly, together with the West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition to launch the Hatfield-McCoy Heritage Food Dinner series.

The Blair Mountain Strike Supper — set for  Sept. 22 in downtown Matewan at 4:30 p.m. — is the next event in the series.

"Through the creation of the dinner series, tourists and community members will be treated to local food dinners throughout the season while supporting local organizations and local businesses" organizers said. "Ultimately, this dinner series will highlight culturally appropriate food or food that is native to the Central Appalachian region. This region has a rich history of food and agriculture with…

Highmark Foundation announces Request for Proposals for nonprofits supporting female veterans

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Highmark Foundation has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to assist organizations with building capacity to serve female veterans. The Foundation is seeking innovative programs that have the ability to transform health care and supportive services for female veterans in the following categories:

• Access to Care

• Service Delivery Systems

• Education

“While many programs focus on our veterans the Highmark Foundation has seen a gap in meeting the specific needs of female veterans,” said Highmark Foundation President Yvonne Cook. “For example, homelessness, which is an issue for all veterans, is increasing exponentially among female veterans.   The reason being…

Manchin secures several funding priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to pass the Energy & Water, Military Construction & Veterans Affairs and Legislative Branch spending bills that will benefit West Virginia. According to his officer, Senator Manchin authored provisions that expand the VA Caregiver Program to Veterans of all eras, increase funding to veteran homelessness prevention; and secured additional funding to fight the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.

 “Last night, I proudly voted for spending bills that will help West Virginians. I was proud to secure $400 million to fight the opioid epidemic, include funding to expand the VA’s Caregiver…