Fayette County Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Fayette County Health Department.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet 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: regular meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 22, BOE office, Fayetteville, 6 p.m.; regular meeting — Monday, Feb. 4, BOE office, 6 p.m.; regular meeting — Monday, Feb. 18, BOE office, 6 p.m.; and special meeting (Local School Improvement Council, Midland Trail area schools) — Monday, Feb. 25, Midland Trail High School, 6 p.m.
Scrip & Token Association — The Appalachian Scrip & Token Association will hold a meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Mabscott Holiness Church, Whitestick Road, Mabscott. The swap meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Directions: Exit I-77 at Harper Road exit, turn at Wendy’s onto Harper Park Drive; go to bottom of hill, turn left into Wickham Road; keep straight through one stop sign; Wickham Road turns into Whitestick Street, church is on the right at the bottom of hill. For information or further directions, call Jack Chapman at 304-763-5048, or Joe Zankowitz at 304-573-8304.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MTA — The Mountain Transit Authority will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Regular operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 22. Schedule information can be obtained by calling 304-872-5872.
Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on Jan. 23 at the Lewis Foundation Christian Community Center (the former Armory), Central Avenue, Oak Hill, from 9 to 11 a.m. Please bring identification and proof of current address. If you are unsure of the qualifications, come and talk to one of the workers. This service to the area is sponsored by the Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association.
Early Voting — Early voting begins on Jan. 26 for the school bond levy and ends on Feb. 6. Voting locations include the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville, Montgomery City Hall and Danese Community Center.
Plateau Amateur Radio Hamfest — The Plateau Amateur Radio Hamfest is set for Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center, 469 Central Avenue, Oak Hill. Testing will be from noon until 2 p.m. For more information, contact Jane Hardy at 304-640-1120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Bean Dinners — The Fayetteville United Methodist Church will host monthly bean dinners for the winter and spring. Each month (January through May) on the third Wednesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the church will serve beans, cole slaw, cornbread, dessert and a drink for a suggested donation of $6. Take out is available by ordering at the church or calling 304-574-0187 in advance to have your order ready. The proceeds from this event help support various missions the church participates in throughout the community and the state. Don’t forget to mark the following dates on your calendar: Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15.
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