Farmland Protection Board — The Fayette County Farmland Protection Board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Fayette County Courthouse County Commission offices. The public is invited to attend. For any questions or comments, or to learn more about how to participate in Farmland Protection, call or e-mail Rick Rutledge, FCFPB program coordinator, at 304-573-5448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Gardeners — The New River Master Gardener Association will meet on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Fayetteville Baptist Church. Social time is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Feel free to come out for this meeting. You may also call Marion Tanner, secretary, at 304-228-5394 if you have questions about Master Gardeners.
Beef Cattle Dinner Meeting — There is a dinner meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sunday Road Baptist Church in Hico. The topic is “Beef Cattle Outlook,” with presenter Emmitt Rowls, PH. D., a graduate of Virginia Tech and an extension specialist and professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee. Please call 304-872-7898 to reserve a place at this dinner meeting.
SCD Board — The Southern Conservation District will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the SCD Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, at 10 a.m. Agenda topic items will include review of the operation and maintenance of WVCA/SCD flood control structures and channels in the SCD area, along with any other new business related to the SCD operations. For more information, call the SCD office at 304-253-0261.
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.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission’s next regular meeting is Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse, and will include he Board of Equalization and Review. The meetings are open to the public.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: 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.
Fayette Association of Retired School Employees — FARSE meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Quality Inn, Fayetteville. Current meetings are scheduled for March 23, April 27, and May 18. Changes are made only when the date interferes with a holiday weekend. Please contact Mary Alice Casebolt, president, at 304-877-3488; Darlene Allen, vice president, at 304-469-4859; or Angelita Berry, secretary, at 304-438-5578, if you have questions. Please keep this in a convenient place and refer to it as needed to plan to attend all six of the meetings.
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.
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