- Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting — Monday, Aug. 5, BOE office, 6 p.m.
- Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Wednesday, Aug. 13 — regular meeting, 9 a.m.; and Friday, Aug. 23 — regular meeting, 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
- Revival — There will be a revival at Kaymoor Community Church Aug. 15-17 with Bro. Norman Hamm speaking nightly at 6 p.m. There also will be special singing each night. The church is located two miles from Fayetteville on Gatewood Road.
- Homecoming — Horseshoe Baptist Church will host its annual Homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 4. Pastor Wade Samples II and the congregation invite everyone to attend. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship, dinner and the afernoon service. There will be special singing during the afternoon service, and Jeremy Jones will bring the Homecoming message.
- Ames Heights VBS — Hear ye, hear ye. Your presence is requested at Ames Heights Bible Church for a royally fun time at VBS, Aug. 5 through Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. This year’s theme is Kingdom Chronicles, Standing Strong in the Battle for the Truth. For more information, call Susie at 304-574-2131.
- Believer’s Connection — LifeBridge Assembly of God, 1513 E. Main St., Oak Hill, will host a “Believer’s Connection,” through Wednesday, July 31. Servicces will be as follows: Monday — 7 p.m., Rev. Roger Williams of Abingdon, Va., guest speaker; Tuesday-Wednesday — 7 p.m., Rev. Curtis Honaker, Fayetteville, guest speaker. For more information, please call Pastor Shirlie LifeBridge A/G at 304-469-2646.
- Grief Share — The Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle is hosting a ministry called “Grief Share” which takes place every Thursday night for 12 weeks more at 6:30 p.m. Grief Share is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. The church is located at 124 Oyler Avenue, behind Rite Aid, on Main Street. For more information about the ministry, contact the church office at 304-469-3532 or contact Yvonne Pacella by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Hot Dog Sale — There will be a hot dog sale Saturday, Aug. 3 at the intersection of W.Va. 612 and the West Virginia Turnpike. For more, call Terry Kelley at 304-465-5677.
- Yard Sale/Hot Dog Sale — The Fayetteville United Methodist Women will sponsor a combined yard sale and hot dog sale on Friday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a one-day event, and 10% of the proceeds will be given to the church. The sale will be downstairs in the Fayetteville United Methodist Church on High Street in Fayetteville, next to the grade school.
- Goldeneers — The Goldeneers Senior Citizens will hold the group’s summer fundraiser on Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the O.C. Rushing Center at the Oak Hill Nazarene Church. For sale will be the group’s regular hot dogs, barbecues, beans and cornbread and lots of homemade baked goods. Also, several members will have tables of personal items for sale. Come, find good food, great bargains and enjoy the day.
- Benefit Gospel Sing — There will be a benefit gospel sing on Aug. 3 from 12 to 6 p.m. at 12490 Deepwater Mountain Road, Rt. 61, Robson, at Christian Revival Center. All singers are welcome to take part. Please call 304-469-7946 to schedule a time to sing. All proceeds from the sing will go to Covenant Promise Christian Academy, a Christian school opening Aug. 19 at the Christian Revival Center. Hot dogs, BBQ, corn dogs, nachos and cheese, tacos in a bag, popcorn, chips, soft drinks, and baked goods also will be sold to benefit the school, and there will be a flea market and silent auction. Items included for sale include quilts, primitive items, Yamaha DGx205, portable grand keyboard and many other items.
- Comer Reunion — The Comer Reunion will be held Aug. 4 at the home of Janice Comer and the late Sam Comer Sr., at 1542 Maple Ave., on Nickelville Road in Fayetteville. Come early and stay all day and enjoy good fellowship with family and friends. Bring a covered dish with your favorite recipes, as well as a lawn chair. For info, call Janice at 304-574-2039.
- 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: email@example.com; Beverley Legg — Beverleylegg@yahoo.com; Becky Dickerson — Dickerson1928@gmail.com; Myrna Pilato — firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 304-574-3578.
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