Meetings

Fayetteville Town Council — Following is the agenda for the Fayetteville Town Council meeting set for Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 125 North Court Street: call to order, read minutes from previous meetings, correct or approve minutes as read, review and approval of financial report, visitors’ agenda, council comments; old business — budget revision (treasurer), and second reading of Ordinance 2019-2 - Amending Section 525.05; Tobacco, Tobacco Products, Alternative Nicotine Products or Vapor Product Sale, Usage and Possession Restrictions (mayor); new business — discuss and set a date for the July council meeting (mayor), canvass of the election results is at 9 a.m. on June 17 (mayor), the certification of the election is scheduled for 9 a.m. on June 19 (mayor), discuss and consider the removal of the stop sign on the northbound side of Fayette Avenue and returning the intersection back to a 3-way stop (mayor), discuss and consider making Wiseman Avenue a 2-way street from Lively Street to High Street (mayor), approve for the superintendent to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fayette County E-911 Addressing Project (mayor), discuss and consider the Town of Fayetteville participation in the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program administered by Utility Service Partners, Inc. and the Marketing Plan (mayor), approve the Guardian or other insurance renewal for dental and vision for the Town of Fayetteville employees (mayor), discuss and consider the bidding out of the requirements for professional accounting services (mayor), discuss and consider a new written policy on the issuing of an expense check for employees attending overnight trainings (mayor), discuss and consider the town’s participation in a development agreement for the Old Fayetteville High School Building Project (mayor), first reading of Ordinance 2019-3; An Ordinance to Create a Municipal Development Authority for the Town of Fayetteville or a Resolution the purpose of which is to allow the Town to have an Urban Development Authority pursuant to WV Code 16-18-4 (mayor), and first reading of Ordinance 2019-4: An Ordinance Amending and Adopting Section 301.02 the State of West Virginia Traffic Code (mayor); reports from boards — Town Park, CVB, Beautification Commission, Huse Park Commission, Planning Commission, Historic Landmark Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Dilapidated Property Enforcement Agency, School Building Committee, Water Quality, Police Department, Fire Department Report, and Town Superintendent; possible executive session for personnel issue; possible executive session for legal advice; adjourn.

Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in the county commission room in the Fayette County Courthouse, Fayetteville on the following dates: June 7, June 21, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 11, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 6 and Dec. 20.

New River Humane Society — The New River Humane Society meeting will be held at Elliott’s Whitewater Bar and Grill on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Oak Hill High/Collins High Alumni Association — The Oak Hill High/Collins High Alumni Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Fayette Institute of Technology. All alumni and friends are invited to attend.

Announcements

Fayette County Park Pool Opening — The pool at the Fayette County Park, Beckwith, will open Saturday, June 1. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Daily costs are: up to 3 years — free; 4 to 15 — $4; 16 to 54 — $5; and 55 and older — $4. Season passes are available as well. A single pass is $75 plus tax and a family of four can get a season pass for $150 (add $25 per additional family member). A 10-visit punch card also is available for $35. The park may also be rented out for pool parties. For more information, cal the park at 304-574-1111.

VA in Need of Volunteer Drivers — The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance is looking for individuals to volunteer one day a month to transport veterans to medical appointments for the Veteran Transportation Network. This program is designed to ensure that veterans without transportation have access to the health care they need. It is free to the veterans. Anyone wishing to volunteer to become a driver of veterans should contact the Voluntary Service Office at the Beckley VA Medical Center: 304-255-2121 ext. 4162 or 4556.

Harm Reduction & Recovery Program — The Fayette County Health Department hosts a harm reduction and recovery program every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 202 Church Street, Fayetteville. Many services are offered, including STD testing, needle exchange and supplies, immunizations, wound assessment and treatment, Naloxone training, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please call 304-574-1617.

Places to Go/Things to Do

Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines Master Naturalist Course — Explore the classification, diversity, ecology, and importance of woody plants in West Virginia during a core course for West Virginia Master Naturalist certification on Sunday, June 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. Be prepared for a 1-mile moderate hike and anticipated weather conditions. The instructor is Jodi French-Burr. Meet at New River Gorge National River’s Burnwood Day Use Area in Lansing, immediately across Rt. 19 from Canyon Rim Visitor Center; meet at the lower right shelter next to the restrooms and trailhead for the Burnwood Trail. Among helpful items to bring would be a favorite tree field guide/finder, hand lens, binoculars, nature notebook/journal, water, and basic hiking gear; some tree ID tools will be available for use. RSVP by indicate you are “going” on the FB event post at https://www.facebook.com/events/2065416460426102/ and/or text Jodi at 304-575-6496.

Gospel Sing — The West Virginia Mountain State Gospel Singers Corporation is having its first gospel sing June 10-12 at the convention grounds in Mt. Nebo. It is an open microphone event, all singers are welcome. There will be free camping with hookups during the sing, but donations will be accepted. Singing begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with Sunday morning worship to begin at 11 a.m. The convention grounds are located off Rt. 19, five miles south of Summersville. For detailed directions and additional info, visit the web site at www.wvgospelsing.com or call 304-872-1977.

Bucket Brigade — Join the Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Saturday, June 8 for its annual Bucket Brigade, the hand placement of limestone sands into the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Williams River in the Monongahela National Forest. Everyone is welcome. Meet in the parking lot of the Cranberry Mountain Visitor’s Center (Nature Center) at 9 a.m. The Nature Center is located on Rt. 39 at the junction with the Highland Scenic Highway. The work site is located nearby on the Highland Scenic Highway. If you anticipate arriving after 9 a.m., please drive out the Scenic Highway until you locate the work crew. Expect to get wet and dirty; please wear appropriate shoes and clothing and bring work gloves. Please be careful at all times and do not exceed your normal capabilities. The buckets with limestone sands may contain up to 25 pounds of sand. Always watch out for traffic when you are near the Highland Scenic Highway. Drinks, a mid-morning snack, and lunch will be provided. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Jeff Nelsen, Bucket Brigade coordinator, at 304-951-2247 (cell) or jefflnelsen@suddenlink.net.

Schools

Oak Hill Middle Summer Band — The summer band schedule for Oak Hill Middle School has been released. Each day lists which section needs to attend in parentheses. Wear tennis shoes and bring water and a pencil, as you will be spending some time outside. The tentative plan is to meet in the new band room. However, if the band can’t meet in the new band room by Aug. 12, members will meet in the Oak Hill High School band room. The schedule is as follows: Monday, Aug. 12 — 12 to 2 p.m. (everyone); Tuesday, Aug. 13 — 12 to 2 p.m. (percussion only); Wednesday, Aug. 14 — 12 to 2 p.m. (woodwinds only); Thursday, Aug. 15 — 12 to 2 p.m. (brass only); Friday, Aug. 16 — 12 to 2 p.m. (everyone); Monday, Aug. 19 — 12 to 2 p.m. (percussion only); and Tuesday, Aug. 20 — 12 to 2 p.m. (percussion only).

Fundraisers

Barbecue Lunch — There will be a barbecue lunch in the Fellowship Hall at Fayetteville Baptist Church on Sunday, June 2 following the morning worship service. The menu will include barbecue, baked beans, macaroni salad, dessert and tea or lemonade. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Fayetteville Baptist Church Memorial Scholarship Fund. Everyone is welcome. Eat in or carry out. For more, call 304-574-1074.

SALS Book Sale — On Saturday, June 1, travel up the hill from the White Oak Rail Trail during its expo to the Historic Oak Hill School and visit the Southern Appalachian Labor School’s monthly used book sale. Recent donations have replenished the supply of books by David Baldacci and James Patterson, along with those by Lee Child, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Connelly and other popular authors. The selection of children’s and young adult books continues to grow and there are numerous children’s DVDs available, including Loony Tunes, Disney, Barbie, Scoobie-Doo and others. Prices range from 50 cents for paperbacks and single CDs to $2 for coffee-table books and puzzles. Hardbacks, DVDs and multi-pack CDs are $1. The book sale opens at 10 a.m. and runs until 3 pm. with the bonus of air-conditioning and shelter from the rain, depending on the weather. The sale is located at 140 School Street in Oak Hill and is in support of SALS’ childhood literacy programs. There is parking on both sides of the building.

Church

Life is Wild, God is Good VBS — The Fayetteville Baptist Church will host ROAR (Life is Wild, God is Good) Vacation Bible School June 23 to June 28. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. downstairs, with the program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be classes for all ages, from pre-school to adult. Everyone is welcome.

Retirement Reception — The community is invited to the farewell reception for Pastor Randy and Mary Jane James of the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene, which will be held Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the O.C. Rushing Family Life Center, located at 3221 East Main Street in Oak Hill. For more information, contact Donna Legg-Hendrickson at 304-640-7988.

Steve Warren Ministries — Musician and speaker Steve Warren will be featured in services June 2 to June 5 at the Mount Hope First Assembly of God, 304 South Virginia Street, Mount Hope. Services scheduled are: Sunday, June 2 at 6 p.m.; and Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m.

Tent Revival — The 6th annual On the Mountain Tent Revival will be held July 15 to July 19 at Hawks Nest State Park at 6:30 p.m. each evening. There will be special singing nightly. Following is the schedule of speakers: Monday — Wade Samples; Tuesday — Jeremy Jones; Wednesday — Milburn Pack; Thursday — Wade Samples; and Friday — Randy Spurgeon.

Reunions

Ansted High Class of 1964 — The Ansted High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 55-year reunion on Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Ansted Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Holley Street, Ansted. A catered lunch ($12 per person; pay at door) is scheduled for 2 p.m. Please RSVP to Betty Southern at 304-444-2237 by June 1. For more information, email Class_of_1964@aol.com or visit the Facebook site at Ansted High School Class of 1964.

Longacre — The 38th annual Longacre Reunion will be Saturday, June 1 at Fayette County Park in Beckwith. For more information, visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/239207240274/.

Second (Indianhead) Division — 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 the 98th annual reunion in Tucson, Arizona from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or call 224-225-1202.

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