Fayette Beekeepers Association — Attention beekeepers: If you are just getting started or have enjoyed beekeeping for years, there will be a meeting on Monday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville. The purpose of the Beekeepers Association is to provide membership with interesting and practical information about honey bees and the “how-to’s” of beekeeping. The association also provides the general public with educational programs about honey bees and the benefits of bees and beekeeping in the communities. If you are interested in helping with this venture, feel free to come out. For more information about the meeting, feel free to contact Brian Sparks at the WVU Extension Office in Fayette County at 304-574-4253.
Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Courthouse for a regular meeting. All registered Fayette County Democrats are welcome to attend. For more information, call Marion Tanner, chairperson, at 304-228-5394.
Caregiver Support Group — The Caregiver Support Group at the Oak Hill Senior Center has scheduled several upcoming sessions as follows: Monday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. — How to Manage Medications.
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.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will convene as follows: regular meeting — Monday, Aug. 20, BOE office, 6 p.m.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, Aug. 31 (regular); Friday, Sept 14. (regular); Friday, Sept. 28 (regular); Friday, Oct. 12 (regular); Friday, Oct. 26 (regular); Friday, Nov. 2 (regular); Tuesday, Nov. 6 (General Election); 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.
Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on Aug. 22 at the Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center (the old 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.
Enrollment — Mountain View Christian School, located in Oak Hill, is now enrolling for the 2012-13 school term for grades Preschool through 12th. Call 304-465-0502 for more information.
Church Anniversary-Homecoming — The Outreach for Christ Christian Center at 416 G Street in Beckley will host special services to celebrate its anniversary and Homecoming. Services scheduled are as follows: Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m., speaker Pastor Donald Cook of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Lanark; Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m., speaker Pastor William Fruit of Sky Baptist Church, South Fayette St., Beckley; Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., New River Park, Shelter 1, Beckley; Sunday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m., speaker Minister Harold Hairston, formerly of Beckley; and Sunday, Aug. 26, 3 p.m., speaker Pastor Paul Baker of Harlem Heights Baptist Church, Harlem Heights. Dinner will be served after the Sunday morning service at 1 p.m. Host pastor is Thomas Steelman.
Fun Day — The First Presbyterian Church, 250 Central Avenue, Oak Hill, invites children ages kindergarten through 4th grade to “A Fun Day,” Sept. 8, at the church, from 12 to 9 p.m. A healthy lunch and snacks throughout the day will be served. A field trip is being planned. Parents may attend or give their approval for this trip. There will be activities such as games, singing, Bible story time, crafts and Christian fun for all. Please call Nancy Martin, pastor, on Wednesdays for further details, 304-469-3196.
Taking My Identity Back — Sister Twaunna Walton will speak Saturday, Aug. 25 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Carlisle. Her topic will be “World Conquerors.” For additional information, please contact Sister Walton at 304-250- 5876.
Community Yard Sale — The Twin Oaks Plaza community yard sale will be held Sept. 6-7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day. There will be lots of household items.
Fall Rummage Sale — The Goldeneers annual fall rummage sale will take place Sept. 7-8, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, in the O.C. Rushing Center at the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene. For sale also will be the group’s hot dogs, barbecues and beans and cornbread, and, as always, a great selection of homemade baked goods. Come find great bargains, good food and fellowship, and enjoy the days. Thanks for supporting your senior citizens.
Yard Sale — The Fayetteville United Methodist Women will have a yard sale on Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. This event will be held in Friendship Hall at the church on the corner of Wiseman Avenue and High Street in Fayetteville. In addition to the yard sale, there will be hot dogs and a bake sale. Come browse the sale items and enjoy some hot dogs while you’re there. This will be the same Saturday when the Fayette County Farmer’s Market will be open and other activities will be going on in town, so come and enjoy the day.
Minden Reunion — The 32nd anniversary (1981-2012) of the Minden Reunion will be celebrated on Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 3). An annual event for both current and former residents of Minden, the reunion kicks off with a Saturday get-together on Sept. 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Minden Community Meeting Center, Inc. in Minden. “Coal miner’s” pinto beans, corn bread, onions and desserts will be served at no charge. On Sunday morning, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., a worship service will be held at the Minden Community Meeting Center, Inc. in Minden. Also, at 12 noon on Sunday, Minden friends will join together at the Lewis Community Christian Center (formerly, the National Guard Armory), 469 Central Avenue, Oak Hill, for a buffet at 1 p.m. and more fellowship, plus door prizes. The charge for the buffet is $16 per person. Please stop at the information desk to sign in and pick up your tickets. If you plan to walk on the “Minden-to-Thurmond Walk” along the Mary Ingles Trail on Monday morning, Sept. 3, please meet at 9 a.m. at the Lewis Community Christian Center. A $5 charge per person includes both the walk and a picnic lunch in Thurmond. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 26. Should you need additional information, please contact Sharon Watkins Conner, treasurer, by mail at PO Box 418, Minden, WV 25879-0418; or by telephone at 304-465-0279 (home) or 304-465-1879 (work).
CHS Class of 1972 — The Collins High School Class of 1972 will hold a 40-year reunion Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1. Any member who wishes to attend, please contact Jack Crosier at 304-465-5414, Debbie Deviese at 520-834-4467, Steve Pino at 304-469-6489 or Bonnie Sutphin at 304-640-0722. Addresses are needed for the following classmates: Donna Jean Basham, Kenny Lee Brown, James Bryant, George Dennis Burgess, Cheri Lea Burnside, Carolyn Louise Bush, Larry Douglas Cales, Joseph Carlos Craft, Louis Arron Cruise, Danny Lee Daniels, Jerri Layne England, Rodney Wayne Ferro, Thomas Gray, Lee Grubb, Darrell Hammontree, Georgia Gail Haynes, Emily Jane Hayslett, Mildred Ann Hewitt, Dori Ellen Holdren, Barbara Ollie Jackson, Randal Anthony Jasper, Pamela Jane Johnson, Arthur Kenneth Keith, Phillip James Keith, Charles Edgar Kelly, Martha Loveata Kelly, Samuel Stuart Lambert, Robert David Lee, Deborah Faye Logan, William Robert McGee, Jerry Robert Merritt, Margaret Louise Minnex, Robert Lane Morton, Sandra Kay Norris, Harold Lee Pitsenbarger, Carolyn Annette Price, Dewayne Allen Rudd, Macie Settle, Betty Jane Shelton, Frank Leon Shephard, Sharon Jewell Shuff, Edward Leon Simmons, Oscar Cornelius Staunton, Connie Jane Strahin, Charles Paul Taylor, Sherry Lea Thomas, Virginia Thompson, Charles Albert Toney, Rosemary Underwood, Charles Mack Vanover, Nancy Jean Ward, Danny Lee Warden, Ricky Arista Watts, Freddie Lee Webb, Ronnie Lee Webb, Marilyn Yvonne Wilburn, Elaine Ann Wooding, and Dorothy Louise Zwilling.
Taylor-Bryant Reunion — The Taylor-Bryant Reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 25 at noon at Shelter #1, Fayette County Park, Beckwith. Please bring a covered dish. For more information, please call Leah at 304-663-4677.
Stone Reunion — The Stone Reunion will be held on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-2) at the Hawks Nest Lodge. Please bring a covered dish and enjoy visiting with friends and family. The community is invited. Dinner will be at 1 p.m.