Caregiver Support Group — A Caregiver Support Group meeting/training entitled “The Family Guide to Alzheimers” will be held on Monday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Senior Center, 108 Lewis Street, Oak Hill. Disease Transitions will help you and your loved one make difficult adjustments to a new environment in the late stages of the disease. Contact either Janet Zamiela or Bridgette Williams at 304-465-8484 if you have any questions.
SCD Board — The Southern Conservation District board will hold its monthly board meeting on June 13 at the SCD Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, at 9:45 a.m. Normal business will be conducted. The agenda will be posted at the SCD office. For any further information, please call 304-253-0261.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet June 14 — regular meeting, 9 a.m.; and June 28 — regular meeting, 9 a.m, in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting — Monday, June 17, BOE office, 6 p.m.
Oak Hill Lions Club — The Oak Hill Lions Club meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Scout Cabin, City Park, Oak Hill. For more information, call 304-574-2836.
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.
Southern Cross Chapter, UDC — The Southern Cross Chapter #2001 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets the third Saturday of each month at noon for luncheon and meeting, alternating between Oak Hill and Beckley. For information and location of the meeting, call Earldine Robinson at 304-575-0905 or Joan Dickerson at 304-574-0692.
Cancer Support Group — The Fayette County Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays, then meetings are held the second Monday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Summit at Hidden Valley, 438 23rd Street, Oak Hill (next to Hidden Valley Nursing Home). Call Ann Perry at 304-465-1224.
Vandalia Garden Club — Vandalia Garden Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from March through November at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 12:30 p.m. Prospective members are welcome.
Nar-Anon Support Meeting — Nar-Anon support meetings are held each Friday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Oak Hill. For more info, call Vicki at 304-222-0284. Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 877-413-3073 or visit www.drugsno.com.
Quota Club — Quota Club International of Plateau Area meets the third Thursday of each month for a business luncheon at Holiday Inn, Oak Hill, at 12 noon. Quota Club welcomes new members. For membership information, call 304-469-3618.
West Virginians for Life — The Fayette County Chapter of West Virginians for Life meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Mount Hope United Methodist Church. For more, visit the chapter’s Web site at www.savingthebabies.com.
Nimble Thimbles — Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at the American Legion in Fayetteville. Bring something to work on or show off.
Al-Anon — Al-Anon meets every Monday night at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 345 Kelly Avenue, Oak Hill. For more information, call 465-1523.
Fayetteville Junior Women — The Fayetteville Junior Women’s Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
AIM — Ansted Improvement Motivators Inc. meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ansted Methodist Church. Teenagers to golden-agers are invited to join. Do you have a couple of hours to donate to help your town? Join the hard-working people who are putting Ansted on the map as a wonderful place to live, play and visit. This can only be done with your help.
American Legion — LaFayette Post 149 of the American Legion meets each third Monday at 7:30 p.m. and hosts Bingo every Tuesday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
PAN — Plateau Action Network (PAN) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Gregg Studio, 104 Fayette Ave., Fayetteville (left side of the Public Defenders building). Call ahead at 304-574-4PAN (4726) if you would like to be on the agenda. Visit www.plateauactionnetwork.org to learn more about the local watershed group, which is working for responsible economic development and sustainable environmental management for the community. Everyone is welcome.
MH Housing Authority Board — The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Mount Hope Housing Authority is scheduled the third Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the community room, Midtown Terrace, Mount Hope. Business discussed will include approval of minutes, approval of disbursements, and whatever business comes before the board.
Scouts — The Oak Hill Boy Scout Troop 1335 meets each Monday at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. New members are being accepted. For more information, contact Scoutmaster Randy Dolin at 304-465-5087.
Humane Society — The New River Humane Society holds its regular meetings the second Tuesday of each month at La Vaquero’s Restaurante, 2027 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, at 6:30 p.m. NRHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and welfare of animals. The public is welcome. Come support your local humane society and animal shelter. For more information, call 304-465-5062.
4-H Camp — Fayette County Summer 4-H Camp registration is now open to the public. Applications are available online at http://fayette.ext.wvu.edu/4h/camp, or at the Fayette County Extension Office in Fayetteville. The camp is July 8-12 at Fayette County Park, Beckwith. Age requirement is 9 years old by Sept. 30, 2012, with third grade completion, through age 18. Young adults ages 19-21 can apply to attend camp as counselors-in-training. Call 304-574-4253 with any questions.
Celebration of Hope — If you are a cancer survivor, please accept the special invitation to join a Celebration of Hope for all cancer survivors at the Relay for Life of Fayette County. The Celebration of Hope is a portion of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event honoring the courage and strength of cancer survivors. The survivors will be recognized during the final ceremonial lap and with other activities throughout the event. The Relay for Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society to help fund research, education, advocacy and patient services. The Celebration of Life events are held during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event at Oak Hill High School on June 14, beginning at 6 p.m.
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.
Free Golf Lessons — Free golf lessons once again will be offered this summer at Hawks Nest Golf Course in Gauley Bridge. Lessons for those ages 7 to 12 will be offered on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., while those ages 13 to 17 may take lessons on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Lessons begin on June 4 and June 6. Golf equipment and balls will be provided at no cost. Lessons will be taught by Chuck Goosman. To sign up, call 304-632-1361.
Animal Shelter in Need — The Fayette County Animal Shelter/New River Humane Society is in need of kitty litter, dog food, canned dog food and canned puppy food. Donations may be dropped of at Betty Craft’s house, Hounds Good, Oak Hill Kominsky Chiropractic, Delfino’s, and also at the shelter. Volunteers also will pick up donations. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Monetary donations are gladly accepted; please mail to New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840 (please designate for dog food, kitty litter). And remember: Adopt, spay, neuter.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Rededication of Confederate Grave Markers — Southern Cross Chapter 2001 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold a rededication of the memorial markers naming Confederate soldiers who died in the Battle of Fayetteville. The ceremony will be Saturday, June 15, at 2:30 p.m. at Vandalia Cemetery in downtown Fayetteville (between the old elementary and middle school buildings). For additional information, please call Earldine Robinson at 304-575-0905 or Joan Dickerson at 304-574-0692.
Homecoming — Homecoming will be celebrated June 23 at 12 p.m. at the Glorious Church, 421 Main Street, Mt. Hope. Guest speaker will be Bishop Azel Colston Jr., formerly of Mt. Hope, now a resident of Newark, N.J. The public is welcome. Please wear old-fashioned clothes. Dinner follows the service. Pastor is Bishop John Grant.
Revival — Sun Full Gospel Church, Sun Mine Road, will hold revival services June 16 through June 19 with Evangelist Stephen Board. Service times are as follows: Sunday, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. Joan Terry is pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Nugen Reunion — The Nugen Reunion will be held Saturday, June 29 at the historic Nugen Farm, Fayetteville. The farm is 0.8 miles up Shelter Road past Fayette County Park on the right at Jim Nugen Drive. The new shelter will be dedicated to Katherine Nugen at 11:30 a.m. Shelter builders will be honored. Lunch is at noon. Bring a dish and auction item. All descendants of John and Malissa Mooney Nugen, as well as descendants of David and Priscilla Jenkins Nugen, are welcome. Contact Joyce at 301-972-7390 for information.
FHS Class of 1973 — The Fayetteville High School Class of 1973 is looking for classmates interested in attending a 40-year reunion in the fall of 2013. Please contact one of the following if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org; Beverley Legg — Beverleylegg@yahoo.com; Becky Dickerson — Dickerson1928@gmail.com; Myrna Pilato — email@example.com or phone 304-574-3578.
AHS Class of 1947 — The 1947 graduation class of Ansted High School will hold its 66-year class reunion on June 15 at Hawks Nest Lodge Restaurant at 4 p.m. For more information, contact June Haga Houchins at 304-658-5764.
GBHS Class of 1973 — The Gauley Bridge High School Class of ‘73 is planning a 40-year class reunion the weekend of Aug. 2 in Charleston. Activities will include Friday night Power baseball game, Saturday lunch cruise on the Spirit of West Virginia on the Kanawha River, and Saturday evening dinner at Paterno’s. A block of rooms has been reserved at Fairfield Inn located near the Clay Center. For more information, call or text Paulette Justice at 304-546-2178 or Julie Riddle at 304-719-0181. You can also check out ALL GBHS Facebook page for further updates.
VHS Class of 2003 — The Valley High School Class of 2003 will have its 10-year reunion at Coonskin Park from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Shelter #20. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to RSVP if you haven’t done so already.
MHS Class of 1958 — The Class of 1958 from Montgomery High School is planning the 55th-year class reunion July 27 at Charleston Marriott Hotel. If you have family or friends who would like to attend, please contact Ilona Z. Morris at 304-442-4618 or Suzanne Y. Foster at 304-442-2561 by June 1.