Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet 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. Following is the agenda for the June 7 meeting: 9 a.m. — exonerations (Eddie Young, assessor), approve vouchers and invoices, approve first half payroll, approve prior meeting minutes, approve estate settlements (Debbie Berry, county administrator); 9:05 a.m. — presentation of May publication list (Sheriff Mike Fridley); 9:15 a.m. — Armstrong Creek PSD CDBG Award agreement (Lesley Taylor, Region 4); 9:30 a.m. — petition for assistance from PSC for Page-Kincaid PSD (Delegate Margaret Staggers); 10 a.m. — Armstrong PSD request for funding for pump; and 10:30 a.m. — working to assist Wolf Creek Park project (Kelly Jo Drey, resource coordinator).
Oak Hill City Council — The Oak Hill City Council will meet Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. Following is the meeting agenda: presentation — Michelle Riser, New River Humane Society; presentation — Maggie McGhee, Oak Hill GIS intern; unfinished business — consideration of Fayette County Canine Restraint and Outdoor Enclosure Ordinance #19-1 (second reading), consideration to amend OHMC 11.12.050 (B) Registration Generally (second reading), bid opening Street Paving Project, SIB recommendation (E. Elmore, Parcel 59), SIB recommendation (E. Elmore, Parcel 133), SIB recommendation (E. Elmore, Parcel 135), SIB recommendation (Yvonne Oliver, Minden Road, Map 26, Parcel 337); new business — police hiring, SIB recommendation (Yvonne Warwick, 722 Summerlee Avenue, Parcel 218), SIB recommendation (Carlos Stockhouse, 386 Lynch Harper Road, Parcel 169), budget revision, resolution of support (Abandoned Mine Lands Grant, Needleseye Park access and facilities improvements), resolution of support (Abandoned Mine Lands Grant, inflow and infiltration improvements to former Arbuckle PSD network), PRO officer, and fitness obstacle course at Collins Park. For more information, check out the agenda story map link at https://arcg.is/0brPO5.
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.
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.
Fayette County Park Pool — Hours of operation at the pool at the Fayette County Park, Beckwith, 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, call 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Vacation Bible School — Cunard Baptist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School June 24 to June 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for those ages 3 and up. For more information, please call 304-575-2825.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 224-225-1202.