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.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, March 8 — regular meeting, 9 a.m., budget elected officials; Friday, March 15 — 9 a.m., budget work session; Friday, March 22 — regular meeting, 9 a.m., budget, in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting — Monday, March 4, Fayetteville High School, 6 p.m.; regular meeting — Monday, March 18, BOE office, 6 p.m.; and special meeting (Local School Improvement Council Meadow Bridge area schools) — Monday, March 25, Meadow Bridge High School, 6 p.m.
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.
Vandalia Garden Club — Vandalia Garden Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from March through November at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 12:30 p.m. Prospective members are welcome.
ARC Blood Drives — The following blood drives are scheduled in the area this month: March 11 — Lewis Community Building, Oak Hill, 12 to 6 p.m.; March 12 — Sunday Road Baptist Church, Hico, 12 to 6 p.m.; March 18 — Crossroads Mall, Mount Hope, 2 to 6 p.m.; March 18 — St. John’s Catholic Church, Summersville, 12 to 6 p.m.; March 19 — Midland Trail High School, Hico, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; March 22 — Oak Hill High School, Oak Hill, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and March 28 — Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, walk-ins are welcome at the Inez O’Brien Donor Center in Beckley each Wednesday from 12 to 6 p.m. If you have any questions about blood drives, feel free to call 540-580-3908 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball Tournament — The Clay County High School sophomore class will host the annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, March 16. Teams must have at least 3 players and no more than 6 players. All teams must be registered no later than March 8. For more information, please contact Amy Nichols at 304-632-0220.
West Virginia International Pageant — The 2013 WV International Pageant will be held on Saturday, May 4 in Beckley, at Tamarack’s Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater. Deadline to enter is April 1. There are divisions for Miss, Teen, Mrs., Junior Miss, and Ms. More information and entry forms are available online at www.wvintlpageants.com. Currently entry numbers are very, very low and some divisions have no entries yet so this is a wonderful chance for a state title. The winners in the Miss, Teen, and Mrs. divisions will represent West Virginia at the international pageant this July in Chicago, Ill. Prizes and sponsors are listed on the pageant website and new prizes are being added weekly. If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Atha-Rader, director, at email@example.com or by calling 304-228-7129.