Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. at the Fayette County Health Department, Fayetteville.
Oak Hill Council — Oak Hill city council will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. See the meeting agenda elsewhere in this edition.
SCD — The Southern Conservation District will hold a monthly board meeting on Feb. 14 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 information, please call 304-253-0261.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will hold a special meeting Monday, Feb. 11 (Board of Equalization and Review) at 9 a.m., in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The next regular meeting is Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. and will include the vote canvass from the Feb. 9 excess school levy vote. The Board of Equalization and Review will meet Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: special meeting — excess levy election canvass, Friday, Feb. 15, county commission office, Fayette County Courthouse, 9 a.m.; regular meeting — Monday, Feb. 18, BOE office, 6 p.m.; special meeting (personnel if needed) personnel RIF/transfer hearings — Thursday, Feb. 21, 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.
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.
Soldiers Needed — Our soldiers, past, present and in the future, are soldiers for life. They are strong and resilient, creative and determined as they join the remarkable generation of men and women who wore this uniform and left an enduring mark on this nation. Our military is the strength of the nation, and our soldiers are the strength of the military forces. As Historic Fayette Theater prepares for the opening of the spring musical “Kilroy Was Here,” on March 8, past and present military men and women are sought to help in the “tribute portion” of the show. HFT will be paying tribute to all branches of the military — Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and U.S. Coast Guard — and needs one person from each branch of the military each night of the production to help with the end of the show. Nothing hard is needed, just your presence on stage in uniform. If you are or have been a member of the military forces, still have and can wear your uniform, please contact Christy Ingram at Historic Fayette Theater at 304-574-4655. If no one is there, please leave a message with your contact information and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
West Virginia International Pageant — The 2013 WV International Pageant will be held on Saturday, May 4 in Beckley, at Tamarack’s Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater. Deadline to enter is April 1. There are divisions for Miss, Teen, Mrs., Junior Miss, and Ms. More information and entry forms are available online at www.wvintlpageants.com. Currently entry numbers are very, very low and some divisions have no entries yet so this is a wonderful chance for a state title. The winners in the Miss, Teen, and Mrs. divisions will represent West Virginia at the international pageant this July in Chicago, Ill. Prizes and sponsors are listed on the pageant website and new prizes are being added weekly. If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Atha-Rader, director, at email@example.com or by calling 304-228-7129. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who might be interested in competing.
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
Battle of the Bands — There will be a Battle of the Bands March 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Summersville Convention Center. Cost is $10 per person. All genres of music are welcome: country, rock, bluegrass, praise and worship, rap, etc. First, second and third prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association. For more information, call Susan Jones at 304-651-9166, or Cliff Hess at 304-872-9330.
Diabetes Expo — There will be a diabetes expo March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summersville Convention Center. Everyone is welcome to meet and discuss with health professionals about problems and concerns associated with diabetes. Also, find a sponsor and participate in the “Diabetes Step-Out” to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. For more information, call Susan Jones at 304-651-9166, or Nicholas County High School at 304-872-2141.
Bean Dinners — The Fayetteville United Methodist Church will host monthly bean dinners for the winter and spring. Each month 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.
Hopewell Association Men’s Prayer Breakfast — Pastor Mike Anderson and the congregation of Hopewell Baptist Church, located in Hopewell, announce the men’s annual prayer breakfast will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m. All the pastors, deacons and laymen of the Hopewell Baptist Association churches are invited to attend.
Fish Dinner — The annual Lenten fish dinner at the Saints Peter & Paul School cafeteria will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday of Lent: Feb. 15, 22, and March 1, 8, 15, and 22. Meal costs are as follows: flounder, $8; combo, $10; and shrimp, $9. Children’s meals are $5. Dinners include baked potato, baked beans, slaw, dessert, bread and drink. Children can choose from a smaller portion of fish or cheese pizza. Dine-in or carry out. All proceeds benefit Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School.
Something Sweet — Get your tickets today to enjoy Something Sweet, a special movie and sweet tooth taste-off fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon to 3 p.m. at Marquee Cinemas, Beckley. For only $10 per person, you can enjoy sampling the “Sweet Seven” Just Desserts semifinalists and a seat to enjoy the new Nicholas Sparks’ romantic thriller “Safe Haven” (PG-13). Bring your sweetheart, bring your best friend, bring someone who makes you smile. Seating is limited. Visit www.wrcwv.org/somethingsweetevent.html for reservations today. Also, get your copy of “The Family Table Vol. II — Just Desserts” Cookbook, available for the first time at this event for only $10. For more information, call 304-673-6037 or 304-255-2559. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas and Summers counties.
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