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Meetings

• Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. in commission chambers at the Fayette County Courthouse on the following dates: Sept. 29, Oct. 13 (canvass for special election), Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15. The Sept. 22 and Oct. 6 meetings have been canceled.

• Fayette County BOE — The Fayette County Board of Education will convene as follows: regular meeting — Tuesday, Sept. 26. 6 p.m., BOE office, Fayetteville.

• Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Fayette County Health Department, 202 Church Street, Fayetteville. All interested persons are invited to attend.

• CAEZ — The Central Appalachian Empowerment Zone board will meet as follows: Tuesday, Oct. 3, Courthouse commission room; and Tuesday, Dec. 5, Courthouse commission room. The economic development committee meets at 4 p.m., and the board of directors meets at 6 p.m.

• Bridge Day Commission — The Bridge Day Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission chambers at the Courthouse in Fayetteville. The commission will meet Sept. 20, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 23 and Nov. 15. Bridge Day 2017 is Oct. 21.

• Oak Hill Lions Club — The Oak Hill Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Cafe 110 on Main Street, Oak Hill. If interested in becoming a member of Lions Club International, the largest service organization in the world, call 304-465-8522 for more information.

• Oak Hill Rotary — The Oak Hill Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the LifeBridge Fellowship Hall in East End Oak Hill. Call 304-640-1497 for more information. The first Tuesday of each month is Business Meeting day, and each following Tuesday has a member program scheduled, with guests invited to visit.

• New River Humane Society — The New River Humane Society meeting will be held at Los Vaqueros on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

• True Recovery — The True Recovery Ministry, a Biblically based addiction recover program, meets each Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Spirit & Truth Ministries, 100 Main Street West, Oak Hill. For more information, call 304-663-4117.

• Oak Hill High/Collins High Alumni Association — The Oak Hill High/Collins High Alumni Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Fayette Institute of Technology. All alumni and friends are invited to attend.

Announcements

• Alzheimer’s Workshop — The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, is offering What’s New in Alzheimer’s Research, a free community workshop for anyone interested in learning more about dynamic science and collaborative efforts happening around the globe in pursuit of effective treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s. The workshop will be held in Charleston on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association, located at 1601 2nd Avenue.

• Nicholas County Kids Chorale — The Nicholas County Kids Chorale will kick start their Christmas season on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5:15 p.m. at Nicholas County High School. There is no fee to participate in the program which is for kids from kindergarten through fifth grade, both boys and girls. Children will learn about music, rhythms, and instruments too, and take part in a concert in December with the Nicholas County Girls Choir. Bring your child out for a great time in learning and making music together. New students will be accepted until Oct. 5. For any additional information, please visit www.facebook.com/nicholascountygirlschoir or contact Savannah Peters at 304-651-9399 or nckcmusic@gmail.com.

• Birth to Three — Is your child moving, hearing, seeing, learning or talking like others their age? If you’re concerned about your child’s development, West Virginia Birth to Three may be able to help. Contact MountainHeart Community Services at 1-866-207-6198 or 304-425-2926 for more information.

• Fayette County Christmas Toy Fund Inc. — Each year the Fayette County Christmas Toy Fund Inc., operated by the Oak Hill Rotary Club, hosts a Christmas party for hundreds of needy children from around the county. Donations for the 2017 Toy Fund Party may be made by mailing to: Oak Hill Rotary Club, PO Box 463, Oak Hill, WV 25901.

• WRC Welcomes Donations — The Women’s Resource Center is asking for donations to help support the “Clothes to Home” project. During emergency room exams, clothing from sexual assault victims must be kept for evidence; this project’s sole purpose is to provide fresh clothing for adults and children to wear home or to a shelter. The WRC Sexual Assault Services Coordinator delivers “Clothes to Home” bags to each emergency department; the bags contain a new outfit, sample size personal care items like deodorant, body wash and shampoo, a small journal and pen to keep track of important information such as the investigating officer’s information and the forensic kit number and pamphlets with information about WRC and support services. WRC is asking for donations to ensure sexual assault victims have the clothing and personal items they need as they leave the hospital. Both monetary donations and clothing and personal item donations are being accepted. Monetary donations can be sent to WRC “Clothes to Home” Project, PO Box. 1476, Beckley, WV 25802. Clothing is needed in all sizes, from small to 3x, for women, men, boys and girls. Needed items include new sweatpants, new sweatshirts, new solid color T-shirts, new underwear, new socks and new lounge or sports bras. Personal items needed include deodorant, body wash, lip balm, shampoo, lotion, sanitary wipes, pens and small notepads. Call 304-255-2559 for more information about donation drop-off locations.

• The Lewis House — The Lewis House on Main Street in Oak Hill is open Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 8 p.m. Tours of the home are available and banquet room bookings are accepted.

• Good Luck (Fox-Wood) Cemetery — Anyone wishing to help with the upkeep of the Good Luck Cemetery, also known as Fox-Wood Cemetery, located on Chestnutburg Road in Victor, is asked to please send donations to: Becky Shuff, 1278 Chestnutburg Road, Victor, WV 25938. For more info, please call 304-640-5304 or e-mail BeckyShuff@frontier.com. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Shuff also would be interested in knowing the names of your family members who are buried in any of the unmarked graves.

• Adult Family Care — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) is currently in need of Adult Family Care homes that can provide a loving, caring environment for aged and disabled adults. The Adult Family Care (AFC) program provides for adults who need and desire the support, protection and security of family living. This offers them the opportunity to live within a family unit where they can function individually. An Adult Family Care provider must be a responsible person at least 21 years of age, who is financially independent prior to entering the program. The provider may receive payment for providing supervision and care for no more than three adults. DHHR provides all training, at no cost, to interested applicants. The provider’s home must also receive approval for safety standards from DHHR before adults can be placed in their care. For more information about becoming an Adult Family Care Provider, please contact your local DHHR or Adult Family Care Homefinding Specialist: Tishie Ratliff, Fayette County, 304-465-9613, ext. 195.

Places to Go/Things to Do

• Walk to End Alzheimer’s — The Alzheimer’s Association invites residents in the Beckley/Oak Hill area to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk will take place on Sept. 23 at the Beckley/Raleigh County Convention Center in Beckley. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m.

• Ansted Public Library — The following free events are scheduled at the Ansted Public Library this month: storytime — Friday, Sept. 22 and 29, 11 a.m. The library is located at 102 Oak Street. Hours are Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-658-5472.

• Meadow Bridge Public Library — The following free events are scheduled at the Meadow Bridge Public Library this month: storytime (preK-6th) — Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 26, 3 p.m.; rock painting — Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m.; and babies and books — Wednesday, Sept. 20 and 27, 11 a.m. The library is located at 53 Montrado Street. Hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 12 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and closed Friday through Sunday. For more information, call 304-484-7942.

• Fayetteville Public Library — The following free events are scheduled at the Fayetteville Public Library this month: Fayette history group — Monday, Sept. 18 and 25, 6:30 p.m.; and storytime — Wednesday, Sept. 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m. The library is located at 200 W. Maple Avenue. Hours are Monday, 12 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-574-0070.

• Mount Hope Public Library — The following free events are scheduled at the Mount Hope Public Library this month: rock painting — Thursday, Sept. 21 and 28, 5 p.m.; toddler time — Friday, Sept. 22 and 29, 10 a.m.; storytime — Friday, Sept. 22 and 29, 11 a.m.; adult special needs storytime — Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 26, 1 p.m.; and adult coloring — Wednesday, Sept. 20 and 27, 1:30 p.m. The library is located at 500 Main Street. Hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 12 to 7 p.m.; and closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 304-877-3260.

• Oak Hill Public Library — The following free events are scheduled at the Oak Hill Public Library this month: storytime — Thursday, Sept. 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m.; adult coloring — Thursday, Sept. 21 and 28, 5:30 p.m.; and baby lapsit — Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. The library is located at 611 Main Street. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and closed Sunday. For more information, call 304-469-9890.

• Herb Association Fall Conference — The West Virginia Herb Association will hold its fall conference Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Jackson’s Mill Conference Center near Weston. The title of the conference is “Herbs of Appalachia.” Speakers will address a variety of topics, including tinctures and tonics, salves, CBD oil, commercial hemp, phytormediation, soap making, beekeeping in West Virginia, essential oils make and take, medicinal plants of Appalachia and much more. In addition to classes and workshops, there will be plant sales, vendors, a seed swap, silent auction, a dessert contest for members with a monetary prize for the winner, raffles, social hour, and an herbal jam session (bring your own instrument). Non-members are welcome and encouraged to participate. Registration information is on the website at www.wvherbassociation.org. On-site lodging and lunch are available. Payment may be made via PayPal or at the door on Sept. 30 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the West Virginia Building. The first class begins at 10 a.m.

• Active SWV Free Programs — Active Southern West Virginia offers a number of free programs throughout Fayette County. Following is a list of some of the offerings: Gentle Yoga — meet at the Robinson Annex at New River Health, Whipple site, every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.; Trail to a New You Walking Group — meet each Saturday at 8 a.m. at Restlawn Memory Garden, Victor; New River Humane Society Dog Walking Group — meet each Saturday at Fayette County Animal Control Center, Beckwith, anytime from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Gauley Bridge Walking Group — each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at CVS parking lot. For more information, visit the website calendar at www.ActiveSWV.org/events, the Active SWV bulletin board Facebook group, email becka@activeswv.com or call 304-254-8488.

Church

• Revival — Cotton Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Beckwith, will hold revival services beginning Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. each evening. Preaching will be Mike Whisman. There will be special singing nightly. Pastor Ronald Sears and congregation invite everyone to attend.

• Pray for America — Calling all prayer warriors to pray for America on the first Thursday of each month at 12 noon at the Fayetteville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 104 Ankrom Ave. A light lunch will be served and everyone is welcome. Bring a friend.

• Calvary Baptist Men — The Calvary Baptist Men meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, fellowship, prayer and Bible study.

• Calvary Baptist Women — Calvary Baptist Women have two circles that meet monthly. The Evelena McCutcheon Circle meets at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month and the Velma Huffman Circle also meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. The women work on special projects throughout the year and meet for fellowship, dinners and visitation.

Fundraisers

• Indoor Sale — There will be an indoor sale Saturday, Oct. 7 at Jones Avenue Church of God. Table rental is available for $10. For more information, or to reserve a table to take part in the sale, call Jean at 304-465-8751.

• WVU Children’s Hospital — It is that time of the year again as your local Wal-mart steps up its campaign to help Children’s Miracle Network and WVU Children’s Hospital. Pinheads in Oak Hill is the place to be on Sunday, Sept. 24. At 1 p.m. the annual CMN Bowl Off will begin. The cost for a five-person team is $100. Entry forms are available at the service desk at the Fayetteville Wal-mart. Total team fee is due when you turn in the form. For more information, contact CJ Brubaker or April Smith at 304-574-1086.

• Children’s Miracle Network — The Children’s Miracle Network needs your help with any donations, including money, furniture, electronics, clothes, cars, etc. Any donations will help. For pick-up, please call 681-220-4321.

Reunions

• VHS Class of 1977 — The first graduating class of Valley High School (Class of 1977) will meet for its 40-year reunion on Sept. 29-30. On Friday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m., the class will meet at the Valley High School football field, next to the school in Smithers, for the Greyhounds’ Homecoming game against the Meadow Bridge Wildcats. The class will gather for music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and fun on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Alumni Center, 610 Third Avenue, Montgomery. Suggested donation is $35 and everyone is welcome. Please RSVP as soon as possible by contacting one of the following: Bev Fauber at 419-957-5564, Roger Pierce at 803-645-5706 or Paula Pinion at 718-637-3172; or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/604529859751054/. Donations may be sent as soon as possible (no refunds) to Lynn Elliott, PO Box 277, Cannelton, WV 25036. For further information, please contact vhsreunion@gmail.com.

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