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Meetings

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).

Montgomery City Council — The Montgomery City Council has changed the time of its regular council meetings to 7 p.m. Meetings still will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.

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. Meetings scheduled throughout the year are: 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.

KFPSD — The regular board meeting of the Kanawha Falls Public Service District is the second Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at the office in Gauley Bridge. The public is invited to attend.

Montgomery Historical Committee — The Montgomery Historical Committee meets the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at Upper Kanawha Valley Technology Community Building, 326 Third Avenue, Montgomery. The public is invited to attend.

Montgomery Area Lions Club — The Montgomery Area Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Upper Kanawha Valley Technology Community Building, 326 Third Avenue, Montgomery, beginning at 6 p.m. Prior to the meeting, members are invited to gather at Gino’s at 5:15 p.m. for dinner. New members are always welcome.

Kanawha Valley Coin Club — The Kanawha Valley Coin Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the South Charleston Library, 312 4th Avenue, South Charleston, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the meetings. For more information about the upcoming coin show or club meetings, you can call 304-727-4062 or visit the website at http://www.kvcc.eznetway.com/charleston/php

New River Humane Society — The New River Humane Society meeting will be held at Los Vaqueros on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Gauley River PSD — The Gauley River Public Service District meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the office at 29 S. Swiss Road, Swiss.

Morris Creek Watershed Association — The Morris Creek Watershed Association’s monthly meeting is the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the watershed office located at 328 Morris Drive, Montgomery.

Announcements

Montgomery Fourth of July Celebration — The annual Fourth of July celebration will be held on Third Avenue on Thursday, July 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. Willie D & No Regrets will be playing and popcorn and ice cream will be served. Fireworks will be between 9:45 and 10 p.m.

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.

Food Pantry — The North Fayette Food Pantry is operating a food pantry on the third Wednesday of each month for two hours, from 10 a.m. to noon, providing free USDA commodities to those who qualify, located at 5407 Midland Trail, Falls View, in accordance with federal and USDA policy. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

East Bank High School Alumni Association — The East Bank High School Alumni Association annually presents the Dana and Ethel Ervin Scholarships to deserving graduates of Riverside High School. For more information, or to support the fund, please contact President Bill James at 304-389-7251, Hope Stanley at 304-949-2931 or Nancy Pat Maloney at 304-595-1040.

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.

Chair Yoga — There will be a chair yoga class each Monday and Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. at the Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA in Montgomery. The class is free for YMCA members.

Gauley Bridge Walking Group — People of all ages, abilities, and residences are welcome to join Community Captain Darla Keenan for a free walking group each weekday morning at 6 a.m. at the Ruby Winebrenner Community Center (former Gauley Bridge High School). For more about Active SWV programs, visit https://activeswv.org/ and click on the Events Calendar.

UKV Walking Group — Join the UKV Walking Group every Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the YMCA in Montgomery to walk a mile with the group. Community captains Jo Harris and Joyce Surbaugh will lead this weekly walking group to help provide a free opportunity in their community to be active. This is a beginner-friendly weekly walking group sponsored by Active Southern West Virginia that everyone is welcome to join. For more about Active SWV programs, visit https://activeswv.org/ and click on the Events Calendar.

Fundraisers

Fill A Bag Sale — The GFWC Woman’s Club of Montgomery will host a “Fill a Bag for $1” close-out sale at the Montgomery Community Center (the former Tech Alumni Center), 610 3rd Avenue, Montgomery on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. until noon. Bags will be provided.

Yard Sale — There will be a yard sale and hot dog sale at the Swiss Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, June 8. The yard sale will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will support the church’s building expansion program.

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).

Riverside Girls Softball — The Riverside High School girls softball summer practice schedule is as follows: June 6 to June 7, 6 to 8 p.m.; June 10 to June 14 (softball camp), 6 to 8 p.m. for those ages 10 to 18; June 16, game (opponent, time TBA); and June 17 to June 21, 6 to 8 p.m. All athletes must have a physical dated after May 1 and are to bring a copy to the first day of practice. Athletes will be unable to practice without a copy of the physical exam on file.

Riverside High Wrestling — Summer conditioning for Riverside High School wrestling will be held through June 20, Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Church

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. 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 2idahq@comcast.net or call 224-225-1202.

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