MTA Board of Directors — The Mountain Transit Authority board of directors will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the MTA garage/office facility located on Broad Street in Summersville. The public is invited to attend.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: special meeting (LSIC) — Monday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Midland Trail High School (for Midland Trail area schools); and special meeting (LSIC) — Monday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., Valley High School (for Valley area schools).
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, Oct. 25; Friday, Nov. 1; Friday, Nov. 22; and Friday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
Oak Hill Lions Club — The Oak Hill Lions Club meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Dory’s Grille, Holiday Lodge, 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.
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.
Nar-Anon Support Meeting — Nar-Anon support meetings are held each Friday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Oak Hill. For more info, call Vicki at 304-222-0284.
Quota Club — Quota Club International of Plateau Area meets the third Thursday of each month for a business luncheon at Holiday Inn, Oak Hill, at 12 noon. Quota Club welcomes new members. For membership information, call 304-469-3618.
West Virginians for Life — The Fayette County Chapter of West Virginians for Life meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Mount Hope United Methodist Church. For more, visit the chapter’s Web site at www.savingthebabies.com.
Nimble Thimbles — Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at the American Legion in Fayetteville. Bring something to work on or show off.
Bridge Day Commission — The Bridge Day Commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission room at the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Cindy at 304-465-5617.
Al-Anon — Al-Anon meets every Monday night at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 345 Kelly Avenue, Oak Hill. For more information, call 465-1523.
Fayetteville Junior Women — The Fayetteville Junior Women’s Club meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
AIM — Ansted Improvement Motivators Inc. meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ansted Methodist Church. Teenagers to golden-agers are invited to join. Do you have a couple of hours to donate to help your town? Join the hard-working people who are putting Ansted on the map as a wonderful place to live, play and visit. This can only be done with your help.
American Legion — LaFayette Post 149 of the American Legion meets each third Monday at 7:30 p.m. and hosts Bingo every Tuesday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on Oct. 23 at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center 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.
MTA — The Mountain Transit Authority will be closed Monday, Oct. 14 for driving training. Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Schedule information can be obtained by calling 304-872-5872.
Trick or Treat — Fayetteville and Oak Hill will have Trick or Treating on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.
New WIC Hours — The Fayette County WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program now has new hours of operation. Located at 1822 East Main Street, Oak Hill, the TSN WIC Program offers eligible families nutritious supplemental foods, as well as health monitoring, referrals, nutrition and breastfeeding counseling. Using WIC food benefits is more flexible now with eWIC, a new EBT card system. For information on program eligibility, services and/or scheduling appointments, please call 304-465-5314. New hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome. The WIC program is an equal opportunity provider.
Warm Hands from Warm Hearts — Help keep our kids’ hands warm this winter. Please donate new gloves and hats for the elementary students in our county. There are 10 elementary schools in Fayette County. The goal is to supply each elementary school with 50 pairs of gloves, along with 50 winter hats for needy children at each school. Of the 50 pair, each school will receive 25 sets for girls and 25 sets for boys. For more information, please feel free to call 304-222-0629. Drop off dates will be through Nov. 15 at Ben Franklin in Fayetteville, New River Sportswear in Oak Hill, King Coal Chevrolet in Oak Hill, Piggly Wiggly in Hico, U-Save Convenient Mart in Lookout, The Montgomery Herald office in Montgomery, and Gauley Home Furnishings in Gauley Bridge. Items also may be donated at any branch of Fayette County National Bank.
Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off — The Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau (Fayetteville CVB) is sponsoring the 5th Annual Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off in conjunction with the annual Bridge Day celebration, on Saturday, Oct. 19. Contests will include a chili and cornbread cook-off. Judges will award cash prizes to the cook-off winners, along with a People’s Choice winner for chili. The chili competition includes professional and amateur categories with traditional and non-traditional recipes for both chili and cornbread. The cook-off begins just as activities on the bridge are winding down. Live music provided by The Wild Rumpus starts at 2:30 p.m. and the chili tasting and judging begins at 3:00 and runs until about 5:30. Awards are presented at 5:30 p.m. For information on how to register as a cook and/or for other questions concerning the Bridge Day Chili Cook-off, contact the Fayetteville CVB at 304-574-1500 or visit www.VisitFayettevilleWV.com.
Places to Go/Things to Do
SpeakEasy Singles Dance — SpeakEasy Singles will host a costume dance Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Wilson Student Union (east entrance on Washington Ave.) on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute. Costume prizes will be awarded for Best Group (three or more people), Scariest, Funniest and Most Original. Appetizers will be served and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for $1 each. Dee-jay will be Randy Damron. For more information or directions, call Ruth at 304-766-1041 or Nancy at 304-925-8024.
Photography Exhibit — A photography exhibit of West Virginia’s history, compiled by amateur photographers in the region, will be on display around southern West Virginia starting through Oct. 30. Coal and railroad history, state park landmarks, churches and towns were captured by the photographers. The 72-photograph exhibit is the result of a photography contest hosted by the New River Gorge National River and The Coal Heritage Area. The photographs capture hidden and not-so-hidden parts of state history, including historic objects, structures, landscapes, landmarks and creative interpretation, according to National Park Service spokeswoman Robin Snyder. The photographs will be on display at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing, the Sandstone Visitor Center in Sandstone, the New River Gorge National Park Headquarters in Glen Jean, and the Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center at the Bramwell Train Depot in Bramwell. The first place photographs in each category will be displayed at Tamarack in the vestibule directly across from the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery beginning Sept. 30 and throughout October.
Mountain View Christian School — Mountain View Christian School is still enrolling three- and four-year old preschool students through Oct. 18. For more information, please contact the school office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 304-465-0502.
Christmas Bazaar — The Fayetteville United Methodist Women are planning their annual Christmas bazaar, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Christ Is the Light of the World.” There will be arts and crafts, vintage items, a bake sale, hot dogs and homemade pies. Enjoy the food and fellowship and shop for Christmas.
Goldeneers — The Goldeneers Senior Citizens will hold the group’s last fundraiser for the year on Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the O.C. Rushing Center at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene. For sale will be hot dogs, barbecues, beans and cornbread and a variety of soups, and the usual good selection of homemade baked goods. The local Red Cross Chapter will also offer tables of Christmas bazaar items for sale, in conjunction with the hot dog sale, also from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
FHS Class of 1973 — The Fayetteville High Class of 1973 will be having its 40-year reunion dinner on Oct. 26, starting at 6 p.m. It will be held in the conference room at Elliott’s Whitewater Bar and Grill, located in the Quality Inn in Fayetteville. The cost is $15 per person. If you did not receive a reservation form for the dinner, please call Myrna Pilato at 304-574-3578 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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