Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting — Monday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m., BOE office; special meeting (LSIC) — Monday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Midland Trail High School (for Midland Trail area schools); and special meeting (LSIC) — Monday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., Valley High School (for Valley area schools).
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, Oct. 11; Friday, Oct. 25; Friday, Nov. 1; Friday, Nov. 22; and Friday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
Bridge Closure — The old Prince Bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for two weeks beginning today, according to Del. Dave Perry.
FPD Art Contest — Aspiring artists and those wishing to possibly see their creative handiwork set off by flashing blue lights are invited to enter Fayetteville Police Department’s art contest and take a shot at designing the decal for the department’s new 2014 Ford Taurus cruisers. The current cruisers sport a kelly green and yellow decal, and the department said they would like to see a similar color scheme for their next decal. Participants have the option to include the police department patch or badge, or use the official seal for the Town of Fayetteville. The contest is open to any resident of the Town of Fayetteville; Fayetteville Elementary, Middle and High School students are especially encouraged to enter. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize and his or her photo in The Fayette Tribune. Design renderings should be sent to the Fayetteville Police Department no later than Oct. 7. For questions, calling 304-574-0255.
Warm Hands from Warm Hearts — Help keep our kids’ hands warm this winter. Please donate new gloves and hats for the elementary students in our county. There are 10 elementary schools in Fayette County. The goal is to supply each elementary school with 50 pairs of gloves, along with 50 winter hats for needy children at each school. Of the 50 pair, each school will receive 25 sets for girls and 25 sets for boys. For more information, please feel free to call 304-222-0629. Drop off dates will be Oct. 1 through Nov. 15 at Ben Franklin in Fayetteville, New River Sportswear in Oak Hill, King Coal Chevrolet in Oak Hill, Piggly Wiggly in Hico, U-Save Convenient Mart in Lookout, The Montgomery Herald office in Montgomery, and Gauley Home Furnishings in Gauley Bridge.
Benefit Beauty Pageant — There will be a Pretty in Pink Beauty Pageant for boys and girls, along with a Paws for the Cause dog pageant, on Oct. 12 at Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park. Divisions in the beauty pageants are babies to 12 years and 13 years and up. Girls are required to wear a shade of pink to compete and boys are required to incorporate a pink accessory or more. All dogs must have proof of rabies shot. Pre-registration for dogs includes a free gift. All proceeds will go to benefit Logan Harper, a 9-year-old Fayette County boy battling cancer. Deadline to register is Sept. 30. Contact Jackie Eades at 304-549-5872 for more information.