Fayetteville Town Council — The Fayetteville town council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 125 North Court Street. Following is the meeting’s agenda: call to order; read minutes from previous meeting; correct or approve minutes as read; review and approval of financial report; visitor’s agenda; old business — second reading Ordinance 2012-9 amending and adopting the ordinance relating to the Historical Review Board from 5 to 7 members (recorder), discuss and consider agreement with the Frontier Communications Company (recorder), discuss the Henry Street parking proposal (recorder), discuss and consider application by Charles and Sharon Morton Z-183-12-1 from Historic R-1 to Historic Planned Development (recorder), discuss and consider pay increase for position for assistant chief of police at $2 per hour from $15 per hour to $17 per hour (recorder); new business — consider and approve superintendent’s request for the purchase of a new snow plow for the Street Department (recorder), consider superintendent’s request for $1 pay increase for payroll clerk Heather Naylor from $9 per hour to $10 per hour (recorder), consider and discuss the request from Mark Hurley to remove dirt from the town of Fayetteville-owned property located next to the Lowe’s store (recorder), Mayor Akers’ recommendation to appoint Donald Beals and Catherine Saunders to the Planning and Zoning Board (recorder), discuss the West Virginia American Water Company’s water and sewer rate increase (recorder); reports from boards — Town Park Board, CVB report, Beautification Commission, Huse Park Commission, Planning Commission Board, School Building Committee, Police Department report, Fire Department report, Town Superintendent’s report; adjourn.
City of Oak Hill Structural Inspection Board — The City of Oak Hill’s Structural Inspection Board will meet Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting agenda is as follows: new business — John M. Zink Jr. property, located on the NW corner of School Street and Central Avenue. The building is situated on lots #17 and 18 in map book 2, at page 140.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, Jan. 4 (regular session) and Friday Jan. 18 (regular session), at 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: Tuesday, Jan. 8 — regular meeting, BOE office, Fayetteville, 6 p.m.; and Tuesday, Jan. 22 — BOE office, Fayetteville, 6 p.m.
SCD Board — The Southern Conservation District board will hold its monthly board meeting on Jan. 10 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 more, please call 304-253-0261.
Fayette Association of Retired School Employees — FARSE meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Quality Inn, Fayetteville. Current meetings are scheduled for March 23, April 27, and May 18. Changes are made only when the date interferes with a holiday weekend. Please contact Mary Alice Casebolt, president, at 304-877-3488; Darlene Allen, vice president, at 304-469-4859; or Angelita Berry, secretary, at 304-438-5578, if you have questions. Please keep this in a convenient place and refer to it as needed to plan to attend all six of the meetings.
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.
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The local Maurices is involved in a project aimed at making the school transition a little easier this fall for foster children in the area.
Children’s Health and Safety Fair scheduled for August 1
Montgomery General Hospital and Dr. Traci Acklin have announced that the 2014 Children’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital.
Theater to hold auditions
Open auditions are set for Tuesday and Thursday at the Historic Fayette Theater for the comedy/drama “Belongings”. Auditions will be held at the theater in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. each evening.
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Free concert series
The next free public concert in the Lively Family Amphitheater Summer Concert Series is a performance Saturday at 6 p.m. by popular band Taylor Made.
Energy Express open house set
Energy Express, an award-winning summer reading program serving 35+ children in Fayette County, will host a free open house for members of the Beards Fork SALS community. The event takes place on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Explore town’s rail heritage
Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge’s most renowned towns as you join National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond.
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Murder, buried treasure, ghosts on stage at HFT
This July will have you seeing spirits, but please don’t fear. Come and find out what the mystery is all about at the Historic Fayette Theater, as Patsy Shrewsbury, in her directorial debut, brings the light-hearted play, “The Contrite Spirit,” to the stage July 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 8 p.m. and July 27 at 2 p.m.
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