Ansted Town Council — The Town of Ansted has rescheduled its July council meeting from July 4 to July 11 due to the holiday. All meetings are held at the Ansted VFW beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting — Monday, July 1, BOE office, 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.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group — A Multiple Sclerosis support group meets the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Place on Temple View Drive, Beckley, behind the United Methodist Temple. For more information, call Jane Trail at 304-573-0346.
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.
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.
Bridge Day Commission — The Bridge Day Commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission room at the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Cindy at 304-465-5617.
American Legion — LaFayette Post 149 of the American Legion meets each third Monday at 7:30 p.m. and hosts Bingo every Tuesday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
PAN — Plateau Action Network (PAN) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Gregg Studio, 104 Fayette Ave., Fayetteville (left side of the Public Defenders building). Call ahead at 304-574-4PAN (4726) if you would like to be on the agenda. Visit www.plateauactionnetwork.org to learn more about the local watershed group, which is working for responsible economic development and sustainable environmental management for the community. Everyone is welcome.
Humane Society — The New River Humane Society holds its regular meetings the second Tuesday of each month at La Vaquero’s Restaurante, 2027 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, at 6:30 p.m. NRHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and welfare of animals. The public is welcome. Come support your local humane society and animal shelter. For more information, call 304-465-5062.
4-H Camp — A few spaces remain in the Fayette County Summer 4-H Camp which is open to the public. Applications are available online at http://fayette.ext.wvu.edu/4h/camp, or at the Fayette County Extension Office in Fayetteville. The camp is July 8-12 at Fayette County Park, Beckwith. Age requirement is 9 years old by Sept. 30, 2012, with third grade completion, through age 18. Young adults ages 19-21 can apply to attend camp as counselors-in-training. Call 304-574-4253 with any questions.
Good Luck (Fox-Wood) Cemetery — Anyone wishing to help with the upkeep of the Good Luck Cemetery, also known as Fox-Wood Cemetery, located on Chestnutburg Road in Victor, is asked to please send donations to: Becky Shuff, 1278 Chestnutburg Road, Victor, WV 25938. For more info, please call 304-640-5304 or e-mail BeckyShuff@frontier.com. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Shuff also would be interested in knowing the names of your family members who are buried in any of the unmarked graves.
Animal Shelter in Need — The Fayette County Animal Shelter/New River Humane Society is in need of kitty litter, dog food, canned dog food and canned puppy food. Donations may be dropped of at Betty Craft’s house, Hounds Good, Oak Hill Kominsky Chiropractic, Delfino’s, and also at the shelter. Volunteers also will pick up donations. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Monetary donations are gladly accepted; please mail to New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840 (please designate for dog food, kitty litter). And remember: Adopt, spay, neuter.
ABE/GED Classes — Free Adult Basic Education/GED classes are available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fayette Institute of Technology in Oak Hill. Please call 304-469-2911, ext. 7106, to be placed on the list, to receive additional information, or to request accommodations.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Fayette County Farmers Market — The Fayette County Farmers Market is open each Saturday in Fayetteville from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The market is located in the parking lot of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at the entrance to Fayetteville. The market will be held every Saturday at that location through November. Customers can expect to find fresh, early season produce including strawberries, lettuce, onions, spinach, peas, and radishes. There will be farm fresh eggs, home baked breads, jams, apple butter, and sweets as well as perennial plants, trees, berry plants and vegetable starts. The Farmers Market will continue to accept Senior Coupons, WIC vouchers and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP) in return for fresh produce. Look for promotional programs and events featuring fresh, healthy food and local farms hosted by the Fayette County Farmer's Market throughout the season.
Gospel Sing — There will be a gospel sing at Kaymoor Community Church at 6 p.m. on July 13. Singing will be Dale Stone, Roger Blake and Eddie Blake. The public is invited to come and share an evening of worship. The church is located 2 miles from Fayetteville on Gatewood Road.
Sunday Services — The First Baptist Church, Harlem Heights, will have Sunday morning services on the first and third Sundays of each month at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to come out and worship with the congregation.
Vacation Bible School — Gentry Baptist Church, located two miles down Pea Ridge Road, will have Vacation Bible School July 8 through July 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come follow Jesus on a life-changing adventure in the rainforest. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated. Call 304-575-1481.
First Presbyterian Church — Bible classes are held every Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 Central Avenue, Oak Hill. All denominations are welcome to share in our learning. For more information, call Nancye Martin, commissioned lay pastor, at 304-877-5194.
The EGG Project — Ames Heights Bible Church is breaking out The EGG Project (Exploring God’s Goodness) on Sunday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. for those in grades 1 to 6. Come, bring a friend and unscramble the mysteries of God’s Word. For more information, call Suzie at 304-574-2131.
Oak Hill First Brethren Contemporary Service — The Oak Hill First Brethren Church is currently presenting a contemporary service on the first and third Sundays of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. These will take place at the fellowship hall on Central Avenue, across the street from the church. Pastor Bill Skeldon will be the speaker and there will be a program of a contemporary nature. The public is invited and all are welcome.
Seniors and Friends — Seniors and Friends, a time of old-time singing, preaching and testimonies, will be held each Wednesday at 12 noon at LifeBridge Assembly of God’s fellowship hall, across from King Coal Chevrolet in East Oak Hill. Lunch will be provided. Transportation also is available. For more information, call Senior Adult Pastor Shirlie or Jim Watson at 304-465-8177, or the church at 304-469-2646.
Come On Home Reunion — The 26th annual Fayetteville High School “Come on Home” Reunion will be held on July 6 beginning at 10 a.m. The reunion is for anyone who attended Fayetteville High School and will be held at the American Legion Building in Fayetteville. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you wish to attend the reunion and eat lunch, you may send your check in the amount of $20 per person to: Charles Jones, 106 Phillips Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840. Please make your check payable to “Come on Home Reunion.” If you have any questions or need more information, please call 304-574-0522. If you do not plan to eat, you may still pay $5 at the door and just visit with former classmates.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Beverley Legg — Beverleylegg@yahoo.com; Becky Dickerson — Dickerson1928@gmail.com; Myrna Pilato — email@example.com or phone 304-574-3578.
GBHS Class of 1973 — The Gauley Bridge High School Class of ‘73 is planning a 40-year class reunion the weekend of Aug. 2 in Charleston. Activities will include Friday night Power baseball game, Saturday lunch cruise on the Spirit of West Virginia on the Kanawha River, and Saturday evening dinner at Paterno’s. A block of rooms has been reserved at Fairfield Inn located near the Clay Center. For more information, call or text Paulette Justice at 304-546-2178 or Julie Riddle at 304-719-0181. You can also check out ALL GBHS Facebook page for further updates.