The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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September 2, 2013

Community calendar — Monday, September 2, 2013

Community calendar

Meetings

- SCD Board — The Southern Conservation District board will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 12 at 9:45 a.m. at the SCD Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley. Normal business will be conducted. The agenda will be posted at the SCD office. For any questions, please call 304-253-0261.

- Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting — Tuesday, Sept. 3, BOE office, 6 p.m.; special meeting (LSIC) — Monday, Sept. 16, Fayetteville High School (for Fayetteville area schools), 6 p.m.; and special meeting (LSIC) — Monday, Sept. 23, Oak Hill High School (for Oak Hill area schools), 6 p.m.

- Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, Sept. 6 — regular meeting, 9 a.m.; and Friday, Sept. 20 — regular meeting, 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.

Announcements

- National Preparedness Month — September is National Preparedness Month, and the American Red Cross is calling on families, businesses, schools, and organizations to take steps now to become better prepared for the next emergency or disaster. Emergencies or disasters can strike at any time and everyone can take three action steps to be prepared: build a kit, make a plan, and be informed.  Build an emergency preparedness kit with enough supplies for at least three days. Put together an emergency plan for your household and practice it. Know what types of disasters are most likely to occur where you live and how to respond to them.  

- Free Diabetes Education — The time is now to take control of your diabetes. Are you a Medicare patient living with diabetes or know someone who is? If so, a new program called Everyone with Diabetes Counts, can help you or your loved one live a healthier life. Everyone with Diabetes Counts offers free diabetes education classes, taught by trained health care workers, right here in your area. This program is hosted by West Virginia Medical Institute. There will be an Everyone with Diabetes Counts education class at Senior Circle, 501 Main St. W., Oak Hill (across from Plateau Medical Center) on Sept. 11, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 from 1-3 p.m. The free classes are for diabetics, friends, family and anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes. Through a series of classes, you can expect to learn about: diabetes and its risks; the importance of regular doctor exams and annual foot and eye exams; how to maintain willpower in a world of temptations; how to manage medication and much more. For more information, call 855-376-9382 or visit www.wvdiabeteseducation.org.

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