Farmland Protection Board — The Fayette County Farmland Protection Board will have its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Fayette County Courthouse in Fayetteville. The meeting will be held in the Fayette County Commission Office. The public in invited to attend. Please address any questions or concerns to Rick Rutledge, program coordinator, at 304-573-5448 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Democratic Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Courthouse for a regular meeting. All Fayette County registered Democrats are welcome. For more information, you may contact Marion Tanner, chairperson, at 304-228-5394.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will convene as follows: regular meeting — Monday, Dec. 3, BOE office, 6 p.m.; and regular meeting — Monday, Dec. 17, BOE office, 6 p.m.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13 (special, canvass, General Election); Friday, Nov. 16 (regular); Friday, Nov. 30 (regular); Friday, Dec. 7 (regular); Friday, Dec. 14 (regular, Courthouse Christmas dinner) at 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
Fayette Association of Retired School Employees — FARSE meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Quality Inn, Fayetteville. Current meetings are scheduled for Nov. 17; March 23, 2013; April 27; and May 18. Changes are made only when the date interferes with a holiday weekend. Please contact Mary Alice Casebolt, president, at 304-877-3488; Darlene Allen, vice president, at 304-469-4859; or Angelita Berry, secretary, at 304-438-5578, if you have questions. Please keep this in a convenient place and refer to it as needed to plan to attend all six of the meetings.
Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on Nov. 14 at the Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center (the former Armory) 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.
Christmas Craft Show — The Historic Oak Hill School (HOHS)/SALS will host a Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historic Oak Hill School on 140 School Street, Oak Hill. HOHS will offer concessions from the dining hall while local craft artists will be on hand to sell their hand-crafted items. This is a perfect opportunity to find that special gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list. Most vendors will accept cash, credit and checks as payment for the items. The admission is set at $2. The vendor fee is $35 for non-electric and $50 for electric hook up. The fee covers Saturday and Sunday booth rental. Options for booth set up will be Friday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. Anyone interested in participating as vendor, please contact Vickie Smith, 304-640-3792; Barb Painter, 304-673-6370; or Erica Horton, 304-465-4246.
MTA Anniversary — The month of November marks Mountain Transit Authority’s 35th anniversary of operation. As a “thank you” for the continued support of the MTA, all rides on any of the MTA buses will be 35 cents, one-way, to any of the scheduled destinations on Wednesday, Nov. 14. “Hop a bus” on that day and discover the convenience and savings of using public transportation.
MTA — The Mountain Transit Authority will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day. Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Schedule information can be obtained by calling 304-872-5872.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Christmas Fair — There will be a Christmas Fair featuring food, crafts and music Saturday, Dec. 8 from 12 to 7:30 p.m. at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville. The event is sponsored by the Fayetteville Woman’s Club. Call 304-574-2580 to get your booth space.
The EGG Project — Ames Heights Bible Church is breaking out The EGG Project (Exploring God’s Goodness) on Sunday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. for those in grades 1 to 6. Come, bring a friend and unscramble the mysteries of God’s Word. For more information, call Suzie at 304-574-2131.
First Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill — Regular services of the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill, located at 250 Central Avenue, are Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Special activities include the following: youth group, 5:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month; handbell choir, Mondays at 5:45 p.m.; chancel choir, each Monday at 7 p.m.; and Women’s Circle meeting, 12:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 304-469-3196.
Fayetteville United Methodist — Fayetteville United Methodist on 120 High Street welcomes everyone to regular Sunday services. Sunday school meets at 9:45 followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Nursery is provided. Special activities include choir practice each Thursday at 6:45 p.m. The United Methodist Women conduct an inspirational meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. All persons are welcome to participate in a community chili feed in the church fellowship hall the second Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Also, a food pantry is offered to qualified persons the fourth Thursday of the month. Pastor is Rev. Clare Sulgit-Horn. For more information, call 304-574-0187.
Christmas Bazaar — The Fayetteville United Methodist Church’s annual Christmas bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. The bazaar had to be postponed from its original date because of Superstorm Sandy. There will be a number of homemade arts and crafts for sale, as well as delicious food such as the group’s famous peanut brittle, soup mix, breads, cakes and cookies. There also will be a hot dog sale, and slices of homemade pie will be available as well.