Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will hold a Zoom meeting Friday, June 18 at 9 a.m. To join the Zoom meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3045741200 or call in at 646-558-8656. The meeting ID is 304-574-1200. Following is the meeting agenda: 9 a.m. — Pledge of Allegiance, exonerations (Eddie Young), approve second half payroll, approve vouchers and invoices, approve meeting minutes, approve estate settlements (Ruth Lanier, county administrator), Exhibit A (Ruth Lanier: discussion and decision annual transfer orders for worthless check $935.75, general school $109,912.62, and magistrate $20,061.44 for approval and signatures; discussion and decision election levy transfers for Fiscal Year 2021 transferring funds to the General Fund to offset the cost of running the election for each of the levy funds — Law, Library and Fire — for approval and signatures; discussion and decision request from Town of Fayetteville to use the Courthouse lawn for part of the Fourth of July Heritage Festival events; discussion and decision request from Fayetteville CVB to use the Courthouse lawn for part of the Bridge Day Chili Cookoff festivities to be held Thursday, Oct. 14 on Court Street; discussion and decision request from Farmland Protection Board to reappoint John Brenemen for a term of four years; discussion and decision letter to WV Alcohol Beverage Control Administration acknowledging the Fayette County Commission is aware of the Spartan Race events taking place Aug. 28-29 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve for approval and signatures; discussion and decision letter to Secretary of State Mac Warner and the Public Service Commission detailing the PSD members as of July 1, 2021 for approval and signatures; and discussion and decision future agendas); 9:15 a.m. — presentation by Katie Johnson (Integrative Community Engagement, ICE, Collaborative and what it’s about); 9:30 a.m. — postponed from May 7 (John Shumate, city attorney, presentation of application for minor boundary adjustments in Mount Hope for acceptance by commission and set date for public hearing); 10 a.m. — published rezoning recommendations from Planning Commission (Nuttall LLC, Kanawha Falls Campground, Hidden Hills Farm); 10:30 a.m. — break; 10:45 a.m. — re: termination of lease for Sportsman Recreation Center, Inc., dab Fayette Gun Club (Terry Groves and Dave Pugh); 11 a.m. — overview of community and economic development basics (Lauren Weatherford); 11:30 a.m. — AEP transmission project presentation (Ronn Robinson); 12:00 p.m. — second public hearing for CDBG for Health Department, Region 4 (discussion and decision, application and approval and signature); 12:15 p.m. — Fayette County Asset Mapping CDBG-MIT, Region 4 (discussion and decision, application for approval and signature); and 12:30 p.m. — NRHS MOU lease agreement and funding (discussion and decision).
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 the following dates: July 21, Aug. 19 and Sept. 15. Bridge Day 2021 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16. For more on Bridge Day, visit officialbridgeday.com.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: special meeting for superintendent evaluation, Tuesday, June 22, 6 p.m., BOE office; and regular meeting, Monday, June 28, 8 a.m., BOE office.
Miller Mobile Office — The mobile office of Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) will visit Fayette County on June 22. From 9 to 10 a.m., the office will visit Fayetteville Town Hall at 125 North Court Street, followed by a stop at Oak Hill City Hall, 100 Kelly Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the mobile office locations, members of Congresswoman Miller’s staff will be available to help Third District residents who are having problems with federal agencies and programs. Constituents are encouraged to bring along documents they have received from federal agencies related to their issues. All attendees are instructed to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and follow social distancing procedures.
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
Gauley Bridge Independence Day Celebration — The Town of Gauley Bridge and The Talon will host a cruise-in on Saturday, July 3 in the parking lot next to the river at the former Foodland parking lot. Vendors will be set up, including Sweetrolls Barbecue and the Chimney Corner Cafe serving hot dogs. Those in attendance can play Bingo from 3 to 6 p.m. and musician Justin Perry will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. The fireworks show will begin after dark.
Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library has released its branches’ schedule of events for the month of June. 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. All branches also will have scavenger hunts and grab and go craft bags for the children. All branches will be closed Monday, June 20 for West Virginia Day. Ansted (FA, 102 Oak Street, Ansted, 304-658-5472) — adult coloring all day (Thursdays, June 17 and 24; Superhero Saturday with a craft and movie (Saturdays, June 19 and 26); Pick a Movie Night (Tuesdays, June 22 and 29); and Summer Reading Program (Fridays, June 18 and 25 at 1 p.m.). Meadow Bridge (FB, 53 Montrado Street, Meadow Bridge, 304-484-7942) — Puzzle Day (Thursday, June 17); Toddler Time (Monday, June 28 at 11 a.m.), Legos all day (Tuesday, June 22); Movie Day (Thursday, June 24, streaming all day); swap your favorite recipe (Tuesday, June 22, all day); Summer Reading Program (Wednesdays, June 23 and 30 at 1 p.m.). Fayetteville (FF, 200 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, 304-574-0070) — Out of the House Family Time with movies, games, puzzles, crafts, Legos, KNEX (all month long, walk-ins welcome), adult coloring all day (Saturdays, June 19 and 26), Summer Reading Program (Wednesdays, June 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.) and adult book group (Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. Mount Hope (FH, 500 Main Street, Mount Hope, 304-877-3260) — STEM (Thursdays, June 17 and 24 at 4 p.m.); dollar decorating (Monday, June 28, 1 p.m.); Summer Reading Program (Tuesdays, June 22 and 29 at 1 p.m.); wreath making (Wednesday, June 30 at 11 a.m.); eco planting (Wednesday, June 23 at 11 a.m.). Montgomery (FM, 507 Ferry Street, Montgomery, 304-442-5665) — Lego/KNEX all day (Thursday, June 17 and 24); and Summer Reading Program (Wednesdays, June 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.). Oak Hill (FO, 611 Main Street, Oak Hill, 304-469-9890) — Summer Reading Program (Tuesdays, June 22 and 29 and Thursdays, June 17 and 24, 11 a.m.); Book Thugs Young Adult Book Group discussion activity (Thursday, June 24, 5 p.m.); and baby lapsit in person (Friday, June 25 at 11 a.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 Independence Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Planned schedule of programs is as follows: June 26 — spinning with Enrica McMillon, 1 to 4 p.m.; July 3 — broom making with Gary Robinson, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; July 10 — white oak basketry with Judy VanGundy, 1 to 4 p.m.; July 17 — old time music with Dave and Cindy Proudfoot, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 14 — broom making with Gary Robinson, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 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 [email protected] Updates will be posted on the Forest’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MonongahelaNF/.
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 https://wvu.zoom.us/j/97316133152?fbclid=IwAR19x7Nvm0XVIh8ai6N-QwVVVZv2dAi6daQyAUcdsQuWIHt_Vw309tQT9Vg#success, 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: June 22 — Long Road to Mercy: An Atlee Pine Thriller by David Baldacci; July 13 — West Virginia: A History by Otis K. Rice and Stephen W. Brown; July 27 — Killers of a Flower Moon by David Grann; Aug. 10 — The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes; 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.
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 www.2ida.org or contact Bob Haynes at [email protected] and 224-225-1202.