-- 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.
-- Fayetteville Council — Fayetteville town council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. See the meeting agenda elsewhere in this edition.
-- SCD — The Southern Conservation District will hold a monthly board meeting on Feb. 14 at the SCD Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, at 9:45 a.m. Normal business will be conducted. The agenda will be posted at the SCD office. For more information, please call 304-253-0261.
-- Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will hold a special meeting Monday, Feb. 11 (Board of Equalization and Review) at 9 a.m., in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The next regular meeting is Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. and will include the vote canvass from the Feb. 9 excess school levy vote. The Board of Equalization and Review will meet Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.
-- Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: special meeting — excess levy election canvass, Friday, Feb. 15, county commission office, Fayette County Courthouse, 9 a.m.; 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.
-- Soldiers Needed — Our soldiers, past, present and in the future, are soldiers for life. They are strong and resilient, creative and determined as they join the remarkable generation of men and women who wore this uniform and left an enduring mark on this nation. Our military is the strength of the nation, and our soldiers are the strength of the military forces. As Historic Fayette Theater prepares for the opening of the spring musical “Kilroy Was Here,” on March 8, past and present military men and women are sought to help in the “tribute portion” of the show. HFT will be paying tribute to all branches of the military — Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and U.S. Coast Guard — and needs one person from each branch of the military each night of the production to help with the end of the show. Nothing hard is needed, just your presence on stage in uniform. If you are or have been a member of the military forces, still have and can wear your uniform, please contact Christy Ingram at Historic Fayette Theater at 304-574-4655. If no one is there, please leave a message with your contact information and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Places to Go/Things to Do
-- Battle of the Bands — There will be a Battle of the Bands March 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Summersville Convention Center. Cost is $10 per person. All genres of music are welcome: country, rock, bluegrass, praise and worship, rap, etc. First, second and third prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association. For more information, call Susan Jones at 304-651-9166, or Cliff Hess at 304-872-9330.
-- Diabetes Expo — There will be a diabetes expo March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summersville Convention Center. Everyone is welcome to meet and discuss with health professionals about problems and concerns associated with diabetes. Also, find a sponsor and participate in the “Diabetes Step-Out” to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. For more information, call Susan Jones at 304-651-9166, or Nicholas County High School at 304-872-2141.
-- Bean Dinners — The Fayetteville United Methodist Church will host monthly bean dinners for the winter and spring. Each month through May, on the third Wednesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the church will serve beans, cole slaw, cornbread, dessert and a drink for a suggested donation of $6. Take out is available by ordering at the church or calling 304-574-0187 in advance to have your order ready. The proceeds from this event help support various missions the church participates in throughout the community and the state. Don’t forget to mark the following dates on your calendar: Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15.
-- Fish Dinner — The annual Lenten fish dinner at the Saints Peter & Paul School cafeteria will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday of Lent: Feb. 15, 22, and March 1, 8, 15, and 22. Meal costs are as follows: flounder, $8; combo, $10; and shrimp, $9. Children’s meals are $5. Dinners include baked potato, baked beans, slaw, dessert, bread and drink. Children can choose from a smaller portion of fish or cheese pizza. Dine-in or carry out. All proceeds benefit Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School.