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.
Blood Drive — The Terri Massey Memorial Blood Drive will be held Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle Church, Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill. There will be door prizes, T-shirts, music, food, and a Bash Breast Cancer car bash. For an appointment, call 304-640-2410.
Early Voting — Early voting begins on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in West Virginia for the Nov. 6 general election. That includes two Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Early voting in Fayette County will occur at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville, the Danese Community Center in Danese, and Montgomery City Hall in Montgomery. For more information, call County Clerk Kelvin Holliday’s office.
Sobriety Checkpoint — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing DUI enforcement efforts this month. The Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Valley District on Friday, Oct. 26. This checkpoint will be operated in conjunction with the Smithers Police Department and will run from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. The primary enforcement area will be U.S. Route 60 in Smithers, with the alternate area on WV Route 61 in the Mount Carbon area.
Coat Drive — Maurice’s at Fayette Town Center, 104 Town Center Rd., is holding a coat drive to benefit Women’s Resource Center. The coat drive is now under way and continues through Oct. 31. Customers can drop off their donations any time during store hours, which are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Items needed include women’s and children’s coats. For each donation, people will receive a coupon for 20 percent off any one regular-priced Maurice’s item.
Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on Oct. 24 at the Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center (the former 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.
Trunk-N-Treat — The New River Rock Solid All Star Cheer Squad will host a trunk-n-treat Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the C. Adam Toney parking lot, 2009 Main Street East, Oak Hill, to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Admission is $1 per child. Local businesses are needed to set up areas to hand out candy. It is a great way to support the community, breast cancer awareness and advertise your business. For any questions, please call Shauna Dye at 304-731-5646. Please mail any donations to New River Rock Solid, 2025 Main Street E., Oak Hill, WV 25901.Trick or Treat — Following are the trick or treat dates and times submitted to the Tribune: Ansted — Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m., children 12 and under; Fayetteville — Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m., children 12 and under; Gauley Bridge — Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m., children 12 and under; Montgomery — Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 to 8 p.m., children 12 and under; Mount Hope — Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.; Oak Hill — Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m., children 12 and under; and Smithers — Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 to 7:30 p.m., children 12 and under.
Adult Family Care — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) is currently in need of Adult Family Care homes that can provide a loving, caring environment for aged and disabled adults. The Adult Family Care (AFC) program provides for adults who need and desire the support, protection and security of family living. This offers them the opportunity to live within a family unit where they can function individually. An Adult Family Care provider must be a responsible person at least 21 years of age, who is financially independent prior to entering the program. The provider may receive payment for providing supervision and care for no more than three adults. DHHR provides all training, at no cost, to interested applicants. The provider’s home must also receive approval for safety standards from DHHR before adults can be placed in their care. For more information about becoming an Adult Family Care Provider, please contact your local DHHR or Adult Family Care Homefinding Specialist: Tishie Ratliff, Fayette County, 304-465-9613, ext. 195.
Christmas Parade — The Montgomery Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Lineup will be at 6 p.m. at the Montgomery Fire Department. Bands, floats, military personnel, cheerleaders, walkers, classic cars, churches, etc. are all welcome. Anyone who would like to participate should call Angela Tackett or Terri Kees at 304-442-5181 by Nov. 29. Prior to the parade, Santa will be at City Hall from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. to visit with the children. Parents are welcome to bring their cameras and take as many pictures with Santa as they would like.
Community Yard, Craft and Hot Dog Sale — The Fayette County Starting Points Family Resource Center plans a community yard, craft and hot dog sale next month. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the center, which is located in the old Falls View School on Rte. 60. Individuals can set up to sell items or simply attend to possibly purchase items. The entire gym and part of the parking lot will contain vending spaces. Rent a space and keep the profits. Rental spaces are available as follows: indoor space — $10; outdoor space — $5; and table — $2. Vendors must register by Oct. 25. To do so, contact Andrea Isaacs at 304-932-1042 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flu Shots — The Fayette County Health Department will hold flu vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: Oct. 23, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 while supplies last.
Christmas Festival and Craft Show — The 19th annual American Red Cross Christmas Festival and Craft Show is set for Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lewis Community Center, 469 Central Ave, Oak Hill. Those from clubs, churches, schools, civic groups and organizations, as well as individuals, are invited to sell your crafts, promote products, and demonstrate products. Cost for a booth is $35 without electricity and $40 with electricity. Vendors will have 10-foot spaces with two chairs, but must supply a table. The Fayette-Nicholas Chapter will collect the vendor fees, but all vendors’ sales will belong to the vendor. The ARC also will arrange entertainment, a food concession and the presence of Santa Claus, and will promote the event. Vendors also are invited to decorate a small tree at your booth; a prize goes to the most original (no electric lights or candles please). Admission will be by donation and those proceeds also will go to the American Red Cross Fayette-Nicholas Chapter. A Christmas tree will be located in the Center from Nov. 5 through Dec. 31 in honor of all servicemen and servicewomen. If you have someone in the service or someone who has ever served in any branch of the military, please put their name on an ornament; stop anytime and place the ornament on the tree. Ornaments also will be available at the Christmas Festival.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Frankenstein — The Historic Fayette Theater will finish out the month with “Frankenstein: Readers Theater Version” Oct. 25-27 at 8 p.m. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein and his creation, a being meant to be beautiful and wise who turns out to be ugly and vengeful. This is the readers theater version of Mary Shelley’s classic story. Seats are $10 and $7 and are available at the box office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. or online at brownpapertickets.com.
Otis K. Rice Lecture — West Virginia University Institute of Technology’s fourth annual Otis K. Rice Lecture Series will feature Dr. Pamela Edwards, part-time professor of history at Shepherd University, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council, City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Historical Committee, is free and open to the public. Edwards’ lecture, entitled “Regional Rosies: Appalachian Women in World War II,” will be held in the Upper Kanawha Valley Technology Center in Montgomery.
Musical Extravaganza — Get your $10 ticket for a day of fun and live music, the Let Freedom Ring musical benefit Saturday, Oct. 27 at Fayetteville High School. All proceeds will go towards the construction of the Lafayette Huse Veterans Memorial. Live music featured, beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting through 9 p.m., will include Jon Kemper and Friends, Southland Blues Band, Euphoric, The Song Catchers featuring Ashley Lilly, Heart Cry and many more. Performers will sing for 45 to 60 minutes. There will be door prizes to be given out throughout the day (you must be present to win). Among the door prizes is an awesome flight on a biplane with Wild Blue Adventure. Anyone who has questions or who would like to participate should call Elmer Pritt at 304-719-7467.
Democrat Rally and Reception — There will be a Democrat Party rally and reception Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rivers Expedition, Broadway Avenue, between Oak Hill and Fayetteville, off Rt. 19. Come meet your winning team. There will be free food and refreshments, music, door prizes, good fellowship and fun.
Senior Circle Anniversary — Plateau Medical Center’s Senior Circle program will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Oct. 25 at the Lewis Christian Community Center in Oak Hill from noon until 2 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Samuel Puccinelli Jr., cardiologist. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. If you are 50 years old or older and would like to find out more about the Senior Circle program, or if you are already a Senior Circle member, you are invited to attend the celebration. The community is welcome. Please RSVP to 304-465-9624.
Haunted College — The Student Government Association at the Nicholas County Campus of New River Community and Technical College in Summersville is planning a “Haunted College” night of fun for the community on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. The campus, located at 6101 Webster Road, will be open for kids of all ages to enjoy thrills, games, treats and other fun. There is no charge for admission. For more information, contact the Office of Student Services at 304-883-2437.
Christmas Bazaar — The Fayetteville United Methodist Church’s annual Christmas bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. There will be a number of homemade arts and crafts for sale, as well as delicious food such as the group’s famous peanut brittle, soup mix, breads, cakes and cookies. There also will be a hot dog sale, and slices of homemade pie will be available as well.
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