Mount Hope Council — The city council of Mount Hope will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., at Mount Hope Housing Authority Community Room, Midtown Terrace, for approval of budget revisions for Coal Severance and General Fund and discussions of pay increases for city employees. Any interested party may appear before the council and be heard.
Special BOE Meeting — The Fayette County Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m., to meet with members and superintendent of other county boards of education belonging to Regional Educational Service Agency IV to identify administrative, coordinating and other county level services and functions that may be shared between or among the county boards, especially when resignations, retirements, staffing realignments or similar events may occur, all as required by the provisions of West Virginia Code §18-2-26a enacted by the Legislature at its 2013 regular session. This special meeting will not be held at the board’s usual meeting place. Instead, it will be held at The Summersville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 3 Armory Way, Summersville.
Caregiver Support Group — A caregiver support group meeting/training entitled “How to Manage Medications” will be held on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Senior Center, 108 Lewis Street, Oak Hill. Contact either Janet Zamiela or Bridgette Williams at 304-465-8484 if you have any questions.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: special meeting (work session) — Monday, July 22, BOE office, 6 p.m.; and regular meeting — Monday, Aug. 5, BOE office, 6 p.m.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, July 26 — regular meeting, 9 a.m.; Friday, Aug. 9 — 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.
Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on July 24 at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center (the old Armory) on Central Ave., Oak Hill, from 9 to 11 a.m. Please bring identification and proof of current address. If you are unsure of the qualifications, come and talk to one of the workers. This service to the area is sponsored by the Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association.
The Lewis House — The Lewis House on Main Street in Oak Hill is open Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 8 p.m. Tours of the home are available and banquet room bookings are accepted.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Summer Serenade Concert — On Saturday, July 27 at 5 p.m. on the Brown House lawn in Summersville, Ivy & Stone presents the free Summer Serenade concert. Come and celebrate summer bluegrass style, with Ivy & Stone and The Ridgeview Drive band. Bring your lawn chair and don’t cook; there will be a light supper for purchase at 5 p.m. followed by the show at 6 p.m. For more, visit http://ivyandstone.org/. In case of rain, come to Old Main.
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,” Sunday through Wednesday, July 28 to 31. Servicces will be as follows: Sunday — 6:30 p.m.; 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 email@example.com.
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: 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.
Proctor & Brown Family — The Proctor-Brown Family Reunion will be held July 27 at Shelter #1, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, 1194 Carnifex Ferry Rd., Summersville.
Cannelton Reunion — The Cannelton Reunion will be Aug. 17 at 4-H Camp, Beckwith, for past and present residents and surrounding communities. There will be a BBQ dinner for sale. Please come and enjoy the day with family and friends. For more information, call Lillian Goodson at 304-442-4784.
Deepwater Reunion — The annual Deepwater Community Reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Fayette County Park Shelter #6, Beckwith, starting at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at 12 noon. For more information, contact Learease Miller at 304-779-5014, Jean Holland at 304-465-5703, or Betty Jo Whittington at 304-442-4594.