Meetings

Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Tuesday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at the FCHD, 202 Church Street, Fayetteville. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting — Tuesday, May 28, 6 p.m., BOE office.

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: May 24, 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

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.

Meet the Candidates — The Canyon Rim Rotary Club has scheduled a Meet the Candidates event in Oak Hill in advance of the municipal election on Tuesday, June 11. The Oak Hill forum is slated for Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Lewis Community Foundation. All candidates have been invited to address the local citizens in the non-partisan forums. Five individuals are going after Oak Hill’s mayoral position, including the current mayor, a former mayor and a former county official. Mayor Fred Dickinson has filed for re-election. He is opposed by Saundra Smith, former mayor Barbara Hickman, former Fayette County circuit clerk Daniel E. Wright, and Mark Hurt. All have agreed to attend the event. Tom Oxley, current councilman-at-large, is being challenged by Quartney Settle. Three council members will be elected from the city’s two wards. Seeking election from Ward 1 are Diana Janney, Don Williams, Christa Hodges, Missy Kidd Wilshire, Michelle Holly, Wes McDonald and Curtis G. Taylor. Janney and Wilshire are incumbents. Vying for seats from Ward 2 are Charles Smallwood, Colby Lopez, Timothy Moses, Tim Buskus, Paul Baker, Jeffrey D. Atha, Steve Hayslette, Danielle Dearing-Harris, Erin Ellis-Reid and Vicky Pizzino. Atha, Baker and Hayslette are current members of council. Terms begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2023.

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

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.

Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil — There will be a Memorial Day candlelight vigil on Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. at Huse Memorial Park and Mausoleum, 124 Park Drive, Fayetteville. Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair and join in the vigil.

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).

Church

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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