• Caregiver Support Group — A Caregiver Support Group meeting/training entitled “Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease, What It Is and What You Can Do,” will be held on Monday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Senior Center, 108 Lewis Street, Oak Hill. Contact either Janet Zamiela or Melinda Metz at 304-465-8484 if you have any questions.

• Democratic Women United — The Fayette County Democratic Women United will meet on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. at the Fayette County Democratic Headquarters located at 311 Main Street, Oak Hill. All Democrat women are invited to attend.

• Democrat Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democrat Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Democratic Headquarters located at 311 Main Street, Oak Hill. All Fayette County Democrats are always welcome. For more information, call Marion Tanner, chairperson, at 304-228-5394.

• Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at the BOE office in Fayetteville; special meeting (Local School Improvement Councils, Oak Hill area schools) — Monday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Rosedale Elementary; special meeting (Local School Improvement Councils, Fayetteville area schools) — Monday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m., Fayetteville Elementary; and special meeting (Local School Improvement Councils, Midland Trail area schools) — Monday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m., Ansted Middle.

• URA — The Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority will meet Monday, Oct. 6; Monday, Nov. 3; and Monday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in county commission chambers, Courthouse, Fayetteville.

• BZA — The Fayette County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Monday, Oct. 6; Monday, Nov. 3; and Monday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. in county commission chambers, Courthouse, Fayetteville.

• Farmland Protection — The Fayette County Farmland Protection Board will meet Tuesday, Oct. 21; Tuesday, Nov. 18; and Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. in county commission chambers, Courthouse, Fayetteville.

• Beautification and Dilapidated Buildings — The Fayette County Beautification and Dilapidated Buildings Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 25; Thursday, Oct. 23; and Thursday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in county commission chambers, Courthouse, Fayetteville.

• Solid Waste Authority — The Fayette County Solid Waste Authority will meet Thursday, Sept. 25; Thursday, Oct. 23; and Thursday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in county commission chambers, Courthouse, Fayetteville.

• Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12 in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The commission also will meet at 9 a.m. on Nov. 10 to canvass the votes from the general election. The meetings are open to the public.

• FARSE — The Fayette Association of Retired School Employees (FARSE) meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Quality Inn Whitewater Bar and Grill, Fayetteville. Changes are made only when the date interferes with a holiday weekend. Following is the group’s schedule through the 2014-15 year: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, March 28, April 25 and May 16. Please contact Sylvia Allen, vice president, at 304-469-6250, or Martha Aliff, treasurer, at 304-573-1224 if you have questions.

• 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. at the Jones Avenue Church of God. All alumni and friends are invited to attend.

• Oak Hill Lions Club — The Oak Hill Lions Club meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Dory’s Grille, Holiday Lodge, Oak Hill. For more information, call 304-574-2836.

• 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.


• Fayette County Park Pool Upgrades — County residents are invited join in a public meeting to provide input on Fayette County Park pool upgrade projects and community activities. As an important recreation and fitness facility, pool renovations will ensure continued and improved public access, and compliance with National Pool and Spa Foundation regulations. Pending approval of funding applications, proposed upgrades include: Replacement of the liner, upgrade to an automatic chlorine regulation system, and installation of an ADA-compliant lift. Fayette County Park is very interested in increasing use of the pool and asks for your ideas regarding activities and services that can be offered to promote healthy living. The public meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. in the County Commission Room of the Fayette County Courthouse. For those unable to attend, written comments will be accepted through Sept. 29, by mail to: Fayette County Park, Attn: Peggy Bennett, 1268 Fayette County Park Road, Fayetteville, WV 25840, or

• Flu Shots — Flu shot clinics will be held at Fayette County Health Department in Fayetteville on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Oct. 21 (while supplies last). There is a $20 cash fee for all adult patients over 19 years old.

• Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on Sept. 24 from 9 until 11 a.m., at the Lewis Center on Central Avenue, Oak Hill. 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.

Places to Go/Things to Do

• Land Trust Celebration — The West Virginia Land Trust will host a special event on Friday, Sept. 26 in Pavilion #4 of the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park to celebrate the protection of the heart of the Upper Gauley River Canyon. The schedule of activities is as follows: 12 noon — optional hike down to the river for a spectacular view of the 665 acres of riverside property recently purchased by the West Virginia Land Trust (long pants and hiking boots are recommended); and 3 p.m. — reception with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, featuring remarks by Congressman Nick Joe Rahall and other guests, including invited members of the West Virginia Congressional delegation. Please RSVP by calling 304-346-7788.

• Tom Stafford Memorial Bridge Dedication — The Stafford family would like to invite the public to attend the bridge dedication service for the Tom Stafford Memorial Bridge, located at the bypass near the closed Mount Hope High School on Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• Participants Sought for Veterans Day Parade — Central West Virginia Aging Services is currently looking for participants for the annual Veterans Day parade, which will be held in Gassaway on Tuesday, Nov. 11. If you or your organization would be interested in participating, please contact Shelly by calling 304-765-3668 or e-mailing There will be cash prize awards in several categories for winning entries in the parade. Categories for cash prizes will be: Antique car division, most original, best band ensemble, youth group division and most patriotic. Come on out and participate in this year’s parade.

• Knitting Club — Whipple Company Store announces knitting time. Rest, relax, respond, and enjoy the rhythmic movements of knitting. Knitting is known to offer many of the same kinds of benefits as meditation. Join the group on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and experience the many benefits of knitting. There will be coffee, tea, conversation, and yarn. Beginners are welcome, experienced knitters bring your knitting projects and expertise. There is no charge.


• Revival — Revival services with Rev. Joe Phillips of Charlotte, N.C. will be held Sept. 21-24 at Lifebridge Assembly of God, 1513 E. Main Street, Oak Hill. Services are: Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; and Monday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. Phillips spreads the Word in a variety of ways. He communicates at camps, conferences and conventions throughout the United States and in overseas outreach. He trains communicators, acts, writes, does fundraising for great organizations and does comedy events. Joe and his wife Cecilia have four children and reside near Charlotte, N.C.


• Upscale Yard Sale — The GFWC Fayetteville Woman’s Club will host an upscale yard sale at the American Legion in Fayetteville on Sept. 18-19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day and from 9 a.m. until noon on Sept. 20.

• Pumpkin Rolls — Christian Revival Center at Robson currently is taking orders for pumpkin rolls for delivery Oct. 21 to Nov. 21. Prices are $12 for icing on inside only; $15 for icing on inside and icing and nuts on outside. Please call 304-779-5195 to place your order.

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