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 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 (school facilities) — Thursday, May 9, Fayetteville High School, 6 p.m.; regular meeting — Monday, May 20, BOE office, 6 p.m.; special meeting (school facilities) — Tuesday, June 4, Oak Hill High School, 6 p.m.; and regular meeting — Monday, June 17, BOE office, 6 p.m.
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.
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.
Friends of Coal Auto Fair — Tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Friends of Coal Auto Fair concert that will feature Travis Tritt and the Davisson Brother Band. Tickets for the July 20 event are available at www.friendsofcoalautofair.com. Front row tickets are $37 purchased in advance and $45 the day of the show. All other reserved seating tickets are $27 purchased in advance and $35 the day of the show. General admission tickets are $12 purchased in advance and $18 the day of the show. Children 6 and under will be granted general admission free of charge. The show begins at 7 p.m. For more information on the 10th annual Friends of Coal Auto Fair, visit www.friendsofcoalautofair.com.
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, phone 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 — There will be a revival 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.
Sunday School Teachers Seminar — “Sunday School Rejuvenated,” a Sunday school teachers seminar, will be held Saturday, May 25 beginning at 10 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church. Instructor will be Abb Thomas. Call 304-255-4535 to register. Directions: South of Beckley, take I-64 Exit 125 towards Beaver; take first left onto Rt. 307 East and the church is 1/4 mile on right, school is 1/4 mile past church. For more information, call 304-255-4535 or visit the website at www.victorybaptistwv.com.
Rummage Sale — The United Methodist Women of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Ansted, located behind the United Bank, will hold a rummage sale May 7-11 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, with a hot dog sale Thursday and Friday.
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 information, contact June Haga Houchins at 304-658-5764.
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