CHS/OHHS Alumni Association — The Collins High School/Oak Hill High School Alumni Association holds its meetings every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Alumni House at 103 Kelly Avenue across from city hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and join the alumni association. 

Bridge Day Commission — The Bridge Day Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission chambers at the Fayette County Courthouse on Sept. 15.

Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee — Members of the Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee will hold a special meeting starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 to discuss fundraising ideas. The committee’s regular meeting is the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 7 p.m. With precautions during the pandemic, the committee is still meeting by telephone.


Food Pantry — The Plateau Ministerial Association’s monthly food pantry will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lewis Christian Community Center, 469 Central Ave, Oak Hill. If you are a first-time recipient, please bring a photo ID and written verification of income. Masks are required. The food pantry is held the fourth Wednesday of every month, except November and December when it is on the third Wednesday.

Proper Disposal of Used U.S. Flags — The West Virginia Challenge Academy-South has agreed to accept damaged flags from the community and will dispose of them properly. This is a wonderful way for the cadets to serve the community and to teach proper flag protocol. There are two disposal locations. Please bring any old U.S. flags to Montgomery City Hall, 321 4th Avenue, Montgomery, or to Smithers City Hall at the Smithers Gateway Center, #2 Greyhound Lane, Smithers. Each location has a depository bin to accept tattered and damage flags, and they will be delivered to the academy for proper disposal. Mayor Greg Ingram of Montgomery and Mayor Anne Cavalier extend their joint appreciation to the WV Challenge Academy-South for this valuable and needed service to the community.

Save the Date — The Mount Hope Jubilee is scheduled for Sept. 17-18. A schedule of events will be announced soon. For more information, email

Bookmobile Available for Site Visits — The Fayette County Public Library is looking for businesses or groups that would be interested in having a visit from the Bookmobile. The Bookmobile can visit weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or whatever suits your group’s needs. The Bookmobile has a wide variety of items and if you need something in particular or an author you like officials can arrange for it to be onboard. Everyone is invited to visit the bookmobile to see what it has to offer. If you are interested in a visit from the Fayette County Bookmobile, please call 304-465-5664 to discuss scheduling.

Places to Go/Things to Do

Hot Dog Tailgate — The Oak Hill High School/Collins High School Alumni Association will host a free hot dog tailgate event before the Oak Hill High School Red Devils football game on Friday, Sept. 3. The event is held in memory of alumni member Rose Absher.

Bears and Brews — Join in a day of music, craft beer, food and craft vendors and live carvings by the Mason Dixon Boys at Bears and Brews on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Lively Family Amphitheater on Main Street, Oak Hill. Enjoy live music from John Lilly, Shawn Benfield and the Untrained Professionals. The event is hosted by Destination: Downtown Oak Hill, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, Oak Hill Info, Shawn Benfield, The Untrained Professionals and the Punishers LEMC WV Black Bear Chapter.

OHHS/CHS Alumni Open House — The Oak Hill High School/Collins High School Alumni Association will have an open house Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the group’s Alumni House, located at 103 Kelly Avenue across from city hall. Stop by during Oak Leaf Festival weekend and explore all the memorabilia. Prints of Oak Hill High School through the years also will available for sale for $5 a print during the open house.

A Tribute to Gold Star Mothers and Families — There will be a patriotic ceremony dedicating a plaque to Gold Star Mothers and Families at The Park at 5th and Lee in Montgomery on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. Refreshments, including hot dogs, etc., will be served following the ceremony by members of the Order of the Eastern Star #38 and furnished by Ranger Scientific.

Doug Singleton Memorial Picnic — The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Montgomery #1040, will hold the Doug Singleton Memorial Picnic, the annual Eagles community picnic, on Sunday, Sept. 5 from 12 to 6 p.m. at London Park. This annual event is a membership drive as well. Come join friends and enjoy food, games, raffles and karaoke. Meat will be provided. Members will be bringing covered dishes. Children are welcome to attend accompanied by parents/relatives. The Eagles motto is “People Helping People.”

Montgomery Fall Festival — The Montgomery Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 from 12 to 4 p.m. There will be live music, a cruise in, bounce houses, face painting, pumpkin painting and more. Vendors are welcome and can contact City Hall at 304-442-5181 for more information. The City of Montgomery will serve free chili to all who come out and join in the fun.

Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library has released its branches’ schedule of events for August. Scheduled events are listed alphabetically by designation. Patrons are asked to call to register for all programs or to make an appointment and for times. Ansted (FA, 102 Oak Street, Ansted, 304-658-5472) — storytime (Fridays, Aug. 20 and 27, 1 p.m.; and adult coloring (Saturdays, Aug. 21 and 28, all day). Meadow Bridge (FB, 53 Montrado Street, Meadow Bridge, 304-484-7942) — Toddler Time (Mondays, Aug. 23 and 30, 11 a.m.); storytime (Wednesdays, Aug. 18 and 25, 3 p.m.); Legos/puzzles (Thursdays, Aug. 19 and 26, all day); adult coloring and cookies (Tuesday, Aug. 17, all day); sign up for adults’ fall and winter book club (Wednesday, Aug. 25, all day); and Girl Scouts (Tuesday, Aug. 31, 4 p.m.). Fayetteville (FF, 200 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, 304-574-0070) — adult coloring (Saturdays, Aug. 21 and 28, 11 a.m.); Lego (Saturdays, Aug. 21 and 28, 11 a.m.); and book club (Monday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m.). Montgomery (FM, 507 Ferry Street, Montgomery, 304-442-5665) — Legos/Knex (Thursdays, Aug. 19 and 26, all day); storytime (Wednesdays, Aug. 18 and 25, 5 p.m.); adult coloring (Fridays, Aug. 20 and 27, 3 p.m.); candy guess (Monday, Aug. 16, all day); Smithers Plein Air Art Night (Friday, Aug. 20, 8 p.m.); and movie night (Wednesday, Aug. 25). Oak Hill (FO, 611 Main Street, Oak Hill, 304-469-9890) — trivia and grab and go craft bags (all month of August); and family movie night (Tuesday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m.).

Living History Programs and Craft Demonstrations – Monongahela National Forest staff and volunteers invite visitors to take a step back in time at a Pioneer Visit interpretive program. The programs will take place at the Sites Homestead near the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center each Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. through Labor Day. Experience life in the early 1800s with special programs featuring folk crafts, mountain music, and costumed interpreters. Pioneer Visit programs will take place rain or shine. The restored Sites Homestead is open to visitors each week Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Homestead will be open to visitors Friday through Sunday on Labor Day weekend. Planned schedule of programs is as follows: Aug. 21 — dulcimer jam with Louanna Moore, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sept. 4 — broom making with Gary Robinson, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This schedule is subject to change at any time. For more information, contact Alison Bailey at 304-567-2827 ext. 7212 or Updates will be posted on the Forest’s official Facebook page at

Music on Main — Harmony for Hope will host Music on Main every Sunday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. through Sunday, Sept. 12. Join Harmony for Hope each Sunday morning on Main Street in Mount Hope for inspirational music, coffee and community. Get updated on what’s going on in the area, share stories about what you’re doing and enjoy the company of neighbors and a cup of coffee on your way to your Sunday morning place of worship. This is an outdoor event and the group looks forward to seeing old friends and new throughout the 2021 Music on Main season.

WVU Extension Service Book Club — The West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS) holds a virtual book club discussion on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. To join the Zoom discussion, visit, dial in by cell phone at 1-646-558-8656 or dial in by landline toll-free in the U.S. at 877-853-5257. The meeting ID is 973 1613 3152. Following is the remainder of the year’s scheduled book topics: Aug. 24 — The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer; Sept. 14 — Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan; Sept. 28 — Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict; Oct. 12 — The Refuge by Ann Gabhart; Oct. 26 — The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede; Nov. 9 — Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore; and Nov. 23 — Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.


Grace Baptist Church Youth Rally — Grace Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host its No Fear Youth Rally 2 on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the gym from 5 to 6 p.m. and the rally will begin at 6 p.m. Vision Ministries from Virginia will be on hand to preach the Word of God and provide worship music. The rally will be held outdoors. Please bring your own chair. There will be prize give aways, including WVU and Marshall football tickets.


RHS Baseball Bingo Night — The Riverside High School baseball team will host its annual Bingo Night on Saturday, Aug. 28. Presale tickets are $20 (includes entry for door prizes) and tickets at the door are $25. No prize packages are under $200. More information will be forthcoming. Call 304-550-4325 to get your tickets. The event has sold out the past two years.


Cannelton Reunion — The Cannelton Reunion will be held Aug. 21 at Cannelton Union Hall, Cannelton Hollow, beginning at 11 a.m. Call Lillian Goodson at 304-981-2159 if you have any gifts to give; they will be welcome. There will be a BBQ meal for available for $5. Everyone is welcome.

2nd Infantry 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 99th annual reunion in Kansas City, Missouri from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, visit the website at or contact Bob Haynes at and 224-225-1202.

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