Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. in the county commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meeting will be available by Zoom video at or call 646-558-8656 (meeting ID: 304-574-1200). Attendance will be limited to one person per agenda item unless requested by FCC. No more than 10 people will be allowed in the commission chambers at a time, including commissioners, support staff and media. Following is the meeting agenda: 9 a.m. — exonerations (Eddie Young), approve vouchers and invoices, approve first half payroll, approve prior meeting minutes and approve estate settlements (Debbie Berry, county administrator); 9:30 a.m. — FCMB fees for youth organizations (Renee Harper); 10 a.m. — bid opening for Phase HVAC system for Annex; 10:15 a.m. — break; 10:30 a.m. — NRHS discussion, re: full audit; 11 a.m. — overall county trail plan (Dan Twillie, Andy Forron, Bill Wells, Gene Kistler and Gabe Pena); and 11:30 a.m. — site visit at Wolf Creek Park.

Fayette County Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting — Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m., BOE office; regular meeting — Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., BOE office; and special meeting for goal setting/work session — Friday, Aug. 28 at 9 a.m., BOE office. Following is the agenda for the Aug. 11 meeting: call to order; Pledge of Allegiance led by Marion Tanner; public delegations and comments; recognitions and reports — re-entry plan to school discussion (Marchelle Bowling, Ansted Elementary; Katie Hayes, Oak Hill High; and Robert Keaton, Fayette Institute of Technology); minutes, agreements and contracts — approval of minutes (July 6 special meeting; and July 14 and 28 regular meetings), approval of policies (superintendent recommends approval of the final reading of Policy: Charter Schools), approval of contract in excess of $50,000 (superintendent recommends approval of contract with Casto Technical Services to provide material and labor to install Iwave Air Purification equipment; contract in the amount of $115,682; funding used from the CARES Act), finance — accounts payable (superintendent recommends approval of accounts payable beginning and ending July 30, 2020; total amount is $1,584.985.52; a list of bills is available upon request by calling 304-574-1176 ext. 2106), personnel (employment, professional; leave request, professional; resignation/retirement, professional; employment, professional substitutes; HB 206 three-step salary increase, professional certified mathematics teaching minimum 60 percent mathematics instruction; HB 206 three-step salary increase, professional certified special education teaching special education full-time; employment, extracurricular/extra duty; resignation, extracurricular/extra duty; employment, service; transfer, service; employment, service substitute; employment, extracurricular/extra duty service), points of personal privilege, superintendent, adjournment.

Fayetteville Town Council — The Fayetteville Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 125 North Court Street, Fayetteville. To view the Zoom meeting, visit If attending in person, you must wear a mask when closer than 6 feet. The occupancy for the room is limited to 50 percent (25 with masks/15 without). Following is the meeting’s agenda: prayer by Matt Diederich; call to order; Pledge of Allegiance led by Lori Tabit; presentation by Sheriff Mike Fridley; presentation by Town of Fayetteville; Aug. 18 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment; reading and action on minutes from July 2, July 16, July 23; review and approval of financial report; appoint Milt Dotterweich and Lita Eskew to the Historic Landmark Commission (second appointments, Aug. 11 to July 31, 2022); council/board comments (Lori Tabit, Brian Good, Gabe Pena, Zenda Vance, Okey Skidmore, Stanley Boyd); department reports (Fire Department, Police Department, town superintendent); visitor comments; unfinished business — budget revision (treasurer), discuss and act on second reading of the adoption of the state Motor Vehicle laws insofar as applicable to municipalities, discuss and act on second reading of zoning ordinances, discuss and act on second reading of West Virginia State Building Code; new business — discuss and act on advertising for liability insurance, discuss and act on allowing Midget League and PK8 sports to practice on historic FHS football field, discuss and act first reading for Street Vendor (application, form, rules and regulations), discuss and act first reading for a vacancy of recorder or council, discuss and act on Town of Fayetteville clean up Aug. 14-15, discuss and act on request for the dissolution of the Old High School Board, discuss and act on class action suit for prescription drugs, discuss and act on employee evaluations and pay increase motion, discuss and act on selling the old school properties and designated uses, date for auction and publication of sale; possible executive session for personnel issue; possible executive session for legal advice; adjournment.

Oak Hill City Council — The Oak Hill City Council will meet Monday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Following is the meeting’s agenda: call to order; roll call; invocation; Pledge of Allegiance; reading and approval of minutes; treasurer’s report; correspondence; citizens’ comments; council comments and department reports; mayoral comments; unfinished business — examination of demolition report for 101 Boley Street (owned by Alva and Brittany Mendiola) and recognition and adoption of the new State Building Code (second reading); new business — review of Oak Hill Municipal Code (OHMC) 11.20 Fire Prevention Code and consideration to approve Destination Downtown’s request to have a drive-in movie night at the Municipal Parking Lot; and adjournment.


Bookmobile Schedule — Following is the Fayette County Public Library’s Bookmobile schedule for each week through Aug. 31: Monday — Oak Hill Place, 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Fayette Manor, 2 to 2:45 p.m. and Fayette Hills, 3 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday — Pax Fire Department, 1 to 2 p.m. and Mossy Gas Station, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday — Gauley Bridge Gino’s, 12 to 1 p.m.; Dixie (school), 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. and Jodie (church), 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday — Danese (store), 10 to 11 a.m.; Danese Christian, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Prince (bus stop), 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Friday — Nuttall Paradise Inn, 1 to 2 p.m., and Piggly Wiggly, 2:30 to 3 p.m.

Places to Go/Things to Do

Fayette County Public Library — Adventure Day at the Fayetteville Park is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 11, 18 and 25 and Adventure Day at the Collins Park is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27. Other events slated this month include Adult Club Book Pickup on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Oak Hill Public Library, along with the Mixed Minds Book Group from 6 to 7 p.m. on the same day. The Fayetteville Public Library Adult Book Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31. For more information, visit the FCPL website at or the Facebook page at


Back-to-School Blessings Drive-Through — The Victor-Ansted community is invited to drive-through a blessings give-away at Horseshoe Baptist Church, 1187 Horseshoe Creek Road, Victor, WV 25938 on Sunday, Aug. 22 from noon until 3 p.m. (or until supplies are gone). Please come receive a hot lunch, school supplies, face masks, food boxes and prayer.


Kesler/Kessler Reunion — It is with regret that the 73rd annual Kesler/Kessler reunion, held at Clifty, Kesler Memorial Presbyterian Church, Hico, has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, please contact President Bill Kesler (304-438-9158) or secretary Gerriann Fair (304-719-9368).

Meadow Bridge Homecoming — The 33rd annual Meadow Bridge Homecoming Festival scheduled for Aug. 7-8 has been canceled due to Covid-19 restrictions. The organizing committee of the Homecoming Festival regrets it is unable to continue with this year’s festival. Though the governor has allowed opening of fairs and festivals, it is not feasible to follow the guidelines at this location. Rather than risk having people get infected, the group will strive to have a wonderful festival in 2021. Plans are underway for some festival-related events, the organizers reported. For more information, follow the Facebook page and check for future events or contact 304-484-6315, 304-484-7903 or 304-484-7029.

Second Infantry Division, U.S. Army — The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 99th annual reunion in Kansas City, Missouri from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27, visit the website at or contact Bob Haynes at and 224-225-1202.

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