Fayette Historical Society — The Fayette County Historical Society will meet Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Bank of Glen Jean, across from the National Park Service Headquarters. New members are welcome. Dues are $20 a year for one person, $35 for two in the same family.
CAEZ — The Central Appalachian Empowerment Zone of West Virginia Corporation’s (CAEZ) regular monthly meeting for November has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 5, due to Election Day the following day. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 304-587-2034.
Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Thursday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Fayette County Health Center.
Caregiver Support Group — The Caregiver Support Group will meet Monday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Senior Center in Oak Hill. The topic is “Hearing Loss.” This program will teach you how to communicate effectively with someone who has hearing loss.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will convene as follows: special meeting — LSIC Oak Hill Area Schools (including Mount Hope Elementary), Monday, Oct. 22, Oak Hill High School, 6 p.m.; and regular meeting — Monday, Nov. 5, BOE office, 6 p.m.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Tuesday, Oct. 30 (special, voting test for election); Tuesday, Nov. 6 (General Election); Tuesday, Nov. 13 (special, canvass, General Election); Friday, Nov. 16 (regular); Friday, Nov. 30 (regular); Friday, Dec. 7 (regular); Friday, Dec. 14 (regular, Courthouse Christmas dinner) at 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
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 Oct. 27; Nov. 17; March 23, 2013; 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 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.
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No sale for sewer system
Oak Hill city council met in regular session Monday to talk ordinance adoption and smoking issues reported in Oak Hill City Park, which was an issue recently raised to Oak Hill City Manager Bill Hannabass.
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority looks to develop ‘mega-site’
Local leaders are looking for a large return on the region’s major assets — four-lane highways and the Raleigh County Memorial Airport — in the form of a 500-acre Mega-Site, which could attract a bumper crop of economic engines in technology, cognitive science, clean energy and manufacturing industries.
Lions’ annual style, variety show Friday
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Fayette law enforcement deals with tax filing scam
According to a release from Sheriff Steve Kessler, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam involving the filing of false tax returns.
NRGRDA seeking to educate area residents on historic preservation
It’s said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
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