Fayetteville Planning and Zoning — The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning meeting postponed last month because of inclement weather has been rescheduled to April 29 at 6 p.m. The meeting’s agenda is as follows: Welcome and introductions; review of vision, goals and objectives (comments and changes); land use (review future land use map); housing (identify areas for new housing and identify areas in need of property maintenance); transportation (identify roadways in need of maintenance and identify pedestrian and bicycle needs); stakeholders interviews; and adjournment.
SCD Special Meeting — The Southern Conservation District will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at the SCD Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, at 10 a.m. Agenda topic items will review the operation and maintenance on WVCA/SCD flood control structures and channels in the SCD area, along with any other new business related to the SCD operations. For more information, call the SCD office at 304-253-0261.
SCD Board — The Southern Conservation District’s monthly board meeting on May 9 will be held 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 any questions concerning the above mentioned meeting, please call 304-253-0261.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, May 3 — regular meeting, 9 a.m.; Friday, May 17 — regular meeting, 9 a.m.; and Friday, May 31 — regular meeting, 9 a.m., 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: special meeting/LSIC Valley area schools (Local School Improvement Council) — Monday, April 29, Valley High School, 6 p.m.; regular meeting — Monday, May 6, BOE office, 6 p.m.; and regular meeting — Monday, May 20, BOE office, 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.
Charity Auction — The Oak Hill Rotary Club will hold its Charity Auction at the Oak Hill Amphitheater on June 1, during the Rail Trail Expo. Donated items needed for the auction will greatly be appreciated, material or monetary. You can call 304-640-1497 for pickup.
Craft Show — The 1st annual Craft Show sponsored by the Fayette County Cancer Support Group will be held Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lewis Community Center, 469 Central Ave., Oak Hill. Come out and get some great Mother’s Day gifts. Admission will be by donation for the show, which will feature beautiful crafts from an array of talented artisans. Door prizes will be presented hourly and refreshments will be available. Vendor space is available at a cost of $35 per booth. For more info, call 304-640-1120. All proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life.
Golf Tournament — The Oak Hill Rotary Club will hold its annual Charity Golf Tournament at the White Oak Country Club on June 8. Teams and hole sponsors are needed. Please call Mike Henning at 304-685-1926 for more information.
Found Objects Needed — The Energy Express program is in need of a number of Items which will be used for projects for its Summer Reading Program. Any of the following items may be dropped off at the Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) in Beards Fork, or at the Fayette County office of the WVU Extension Service at 104 East Wiseman Ave., Fayetteville. Needed are: feathers, yarn, fabric, string, old greeting cards, socks, poly stuffing, egg cartons, styrofoam trays, cardboard cylinders, buttons, paper bags (all sizes), large appliance boxes, wallpaper sample books, packing materials, newspaper containers, beads, wrapping paper, freezer paper, butcher paper, end rolls of newsprint, paper towels and toilet paper tubes, empty thread spools, used file folders, sand, thread, and cotton balls. For more information, call the Extension office at 304-574-4253.
Animal Shelter in Need — The Fayette County Animal Shelter/New River Humane Society is in need of kitty litter, dog food, canned dog food and canned puppy food. Donations may be dropped of at Betty Craft’s house, Hounds Good, Oak Hill Kominsky Chiropractic, Delfino’s, and also at the shelter. Volunteers also will pick up donations. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Monetary donations are gladly accepted; please mail to New River Humane Society, PO Box 955, Fayetteville, WV 25840 (please designate for dog food, kitty litter). And remember: Adopt, spay, neuter.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Bean Lunch — The Fayetteville United Methodist Church will sponsor a bean lunch on May 15 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. Takeout is available by ordering at the church or calling 304-574-0187 in advance to have your order ready. Cream pies are also available by order. There will be peanut butter, banana, chocolate, butterscotch, egg custard, lemon and others. Call 304-574-0187 by Monday afternoon to specify with or without meringue. Proceeds from the event will help support various missions in which the church participates throughout the community and the state.
RHS National Convention — Norfolk and Western and Virginian Railway Historical Society members will hold their national convention June 12-16 at Twin Falls Resort State Park. Local retirees are encouraged to join the society or attend the convention and share railroad experiences. Two railroad tours are scheduled. The first, June 14, will include the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, along with a tour of the Virginian lines near Mullens. The second tour, June 15, follows the Virginian mainline to Page, visiting coal towns and trestles, with lunch at Whipple Company Store, returning by way of Thurmond. The park lodge will be available June 12, with convention committee members exhibiting maps and other area information concerning railroad sites. An informal “get-together” is scheduled Saturday as opposed to a formal dinner. While there will be no model contest, “modelers are encouraged to bring their work for ‘show and tell’ displays” and modeling clinics. Updated information is available at www.nwhs.org, click on “Convention 2013.” For reservations, call Twin Falls Resort State Park at 304-294-4000 and mention the convention. Tom Marshall, of Mullens, is the local coordinator; contact him at 304-294-6986.
Revival — A revival will be at Gum Spring Baptist Church, with Barry Spears, May 13 to May 17 at 7 p.m. each evening. The church is located off Rt. 60 at Chimney Corner.
Special Concert — Phil Cross and Poet Voices will be at the Lovers Leap Baptist Church in Ansted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3. Also singing will be The Neals and the Faith Men. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Jerry Skaggs Sr. at 304-658-4457.
National Day of Prayer — In honor of National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, a prayer breakfast will be at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center on Central Avenue in Oak Hill from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., and a prayer gathering at the City Hall flag pole at noon.
Goldeneers — The Goldeneers Senior Citizens will sponsor its annual spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. May 3 and 4 in the O.C. Rushing Center at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene. Also for sale will be the group’s hot dogs, barbecues and beans and cornbread. A good selection of homemade baked goods will also be offered. Come, find good bargains, have lunch. Visit old friends and enjoy the day. Thanks for supporting your senior citizens.
Yard Sale — A yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, from at the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle fellowship hall at 124 Oyler Ave.
Ramp Dinner and Pig Roast — The Mossy Hunting Club’s first annual ramp dinner and pig roast will be held at the T&C Campground on Route 612 on May 4 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. A yard sale also is planned. For more information, contact Terry Kelly at 304-465-5677.
AHS Class of 1947 — The 1947 graduation class of Ansted High School will hold its 66-year class reunion on June 15 at Hawks Nest Lodge Restaurant at 4 p.m. For more, contact June Haga Houchins at 304-658-5764.
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