Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: Tuesday, Jan. 8 — regular meeting, BOE office, Fayetteville, 6 p.m.; and Tuesday, Jan. 22 — BOE office, Fayetteville, 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.
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.
EMT Basic Class (124 hour) — An EMT Basic Class (124 hour) class has been scheduled for the Mt. Hope Fire Department, Mount Hope. The organizational meeting is Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact RESA I, 400 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801; 304-256-4712, ext. 1107 or 1108.
MTA — The Mountain Transit Authority will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Regular operations will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2. Schedule information can be obtained by calling 304-872-5872.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Gospel Sing — The 8th annual New Year Community Benefit Gospel Sing will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Summersville Baptist Church, Main Street, Summersville. Although admission is free, everyone is requested to please bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to The Salvation Army food pantry in Summersville. Also, a love offering will be received and donated to the Richwood and Summersville Ministerial Associations’ community needs funds. Singing God’s praises will be Dana Thomas and Jennifer Gatewood from Summersville, Hands of Worship from Canvas, The Pomeroys from Richwood, the Deal Brothers from Craigsville and the Faith Harmony Boys from Charleston. The 8th annual New Year Community Benefit Gospel Sing is presented by REACH By FAITH Ministries.
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Laird makes plea to save county golf course
Officials in Fayette County are trying to keep a landmark recreational destination away from the state chopping block as lawmakers grapple with a $265 million budgetary shortfall.
Rockefeller reflects on 50 years of support for W.Va. families
Meeting with advocates who are on the frontlines in supporting West Virginia families, Senator Jay Rockefeller said a lot has been accomplished in his 50 years of public service — but that there is more work to do, if all families in the state are to be given all possible chances to succeed.
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Fayette mother accused of forging doctor’s excuses
A Fayette County mother faces prison time after allegedly forging doctor’s excuses to avoid a misdemeanor truancy charge.
- Mount Hope fun
HFT announces its 2014 season
The year 2014 brings exciting new opportunities to the Historic Fayette Theater. Once again, Main Stage shows will form the core of the presentations, while special programming comprises the Second Season. These shows are designated as Second Season because they are often pre-cast and offer HFT regulars new opportunities.
Help offered for ACA enrollment
March 31 is the final deadline to apply for private health insurance coverage through the Individual Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.
Going to the fair
Several area students participated in last Saturday’s Fayette County Social Studies Fair at Oak Hill High School.
Local food producers highlighted
The West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition will host an exhibition of local food producers in the Beckley/southern West Virginia area March 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dream Center.
Symphony, chorus spring season begins March 3
The spring season of the New River Youth Symphony & Chorus opens on Monday, March 3 at Oak Hill High School and musicians and singers are welcome to join.
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