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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST - A new high school equivalency test will be offered in Gilmer and Calhoun counties. Classes will be available according to the following schedule. Calhoun County classes will be held at the Career Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 to 3:00. Gilmer County classes will be held at St. Marks Church on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 The test will continue to be free, and candidates will still have to pass a practice test prior to test enrollment. Please call 304-354-6151 Extension 106 for more information.

NOW ENROLLING STUDENTS FOR MEDICAL OFFICE TECHNOLOGY - Roane-Jackson Technical Center is now enrolling adult students in the Medical Office Technology Program. This one-year program explores the business side of the healthcare industry. Classes begin on August 20, 2014 and are available to anyone that has a high school diploma or GED. The program meets daily from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Classes include Medical Office Procedures, Medical Coding, Computer Applications, Business Management, Medical Office Software, Medical Terminology, Accounting and Business Communications. Students will be eligible for on-the-job placement during the program to gain valuable work experience. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you would like to enroll or receive more information, please contact the Instructor, Lea Ann Puckett, or Todd Layhew, Assistant Director at (304)372-7335.

55TH ANNUAL MT. ZION OX ROAST - The 55th Annual Mt. Zion Ox Roast will be Saturday, August 23. This year crafters are invited to come and set up a table or booth to sell non-food items. We ask that you consider donating an item for our country fair/auction. For more information call Caitlin Weaver at 304-354-6217 or message her on Facebook.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ HELP WANTED ~ JOBS ~~~~~~~~~~~~

GREAT POSITION FOR NEW GRADUATES - Ideal Work Hours and Schedule. LPN – Glenville Office - (e.8/28/14) Minnie Hamilton Health System, Glenville Office, has an opening for a regular full-time Licensed Practical Nurse working day shift. Job duties include patient assessment, routine vital signs, CLIA-waived lab tests, administering medications, assisting providers with procedures, patient education and health maintenance and chronic disease management. Must have a current WV LPN license and a valid CPR card. General understanding of care management principles and practice in a primary care setting. Annual CEU’s related to primary care. Interested individuals contact Misty Arnold, RN at 304-462-7322. Individuals may also apply on-line   mhhs.com/careers   Last day to apply is August 28, 2014. EOE.

PERSONAL CARE PROVIDERS WANTED - (e.8/30/14) The Calhoun County Committee on Aging (CCCOA) is accepting applications for Personal Care Providers. Applicants must have a valid CPR card and reliable transportation. CCCOA is an equal opportunity employer, and provides free training for the position. All adults with no physical lifting restrictions, including those age 60 and over, are encouraged to apply. All applicants are subject to a Criminal Investigation Background check by the W.Va. State Police. Applicants must submit three letters of reference along with an application that can be obtained at the Senior Center in Grantsville. Please call Angie Yoak, R.N., at 304-354-7017 for more information.

HELP WANTED: School Based Health Director Wirt County School Based Office - (e.9/5/14) Wirt County Health Services Association, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, is needing a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to service in Wirt, in WV. The following position is available: Full Time School Based Health Director. To work as part of a family practice for all ages. Seeking highly motivated, energetic and friendly individuals who are patient centered and a team player. Computer skills a must for a fast paced office. Excellent employee benefit package. Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant is a staff medical provider position and includes a full range of primary care practice, including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness in all age groups, preventive and well child care, minor surgical procedures, and occasional medical emergencies. Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistant are expected to manage all patients and conditions within the scope of their training and serve as an independent practitioner in accordance with the laws and regulations of West Virginia. Manages and directs the day to day operations of SBH in accordance with policies and financing agencies. Must be licensed and certified to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the State of West Virginia. Must have at least one year of nursing experience. Valid state residency driver’s license. Must be qualified in Basic Life Support techniques. Must have DEA without restrictions. Experience in healthcare administration of a program or site. Please forward resumes and salary requirements to   cdavis@wchsa.com   or mail to Attn: Cheryl Davis, Human Resources, WCHSA, PO Box 609, Elizabeth, WV. 26143.

DIRECT IN HOME CARE NEEDED IN BIG SPRINGS - (e9/25/14) Caring, responsible individual needed to provide assistance, supervision, monitoring, for a elderly gentleman with a traumatic brain injury in the Big Springs area. Care would be provided in the client’s home on a 24 hour basis. Full training will be provided. Requirements are: Must be 18 or older, have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. You can fill out an application at   www.westbrookhealth.com   under job postings or email your resume to   thall@westbrookhealth.com   If interested, please contact Tina Hall at 304-485-1721, ext. 144.



SOUP KITCHEN OPEN - The Cornerstone Praise & Worship Church sponsors a free "Soup Kitchen" meal on the last two Saturday's of each month at the Lions Club building in Grantsville behind the CCCOA. No charge for the home-cooked meal and dessert, but donations are appreciated. Doors open at 1 pm and close at 3 pm, or until the food runs out. The project is able to make some deliveries. For information, call 304-354-6772 and ask for Debi.

SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY MEETING - The Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, August 23 at 3:00 pm. at Cabot Recycling Station, 2 miles West of Grantsville on Rt. 5 at 2427 W. Little Kanawha Hwy. The meeting is open to the public.


AA MEETING - Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Gilmer County Library, 214 Walnut St, Glenville, WV. See wvaadistrict7.org


COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY GIVE-AWAY - From 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 26 at the old Grantsville Grade School.


CALHOUN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET OPEN - Each Wednesday at the Upper West Fork Park at Chloe from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come shop for crafts and produce, baked goods and household supplies, and enjoy a delicious hot breakfast or lunch. Spread the word and enjoy the market.

CHERP REP AT COUNTY FARMERS MARKET - Sarah Crouch, AmeriCorps member will be at the Calhoun County Farmers Market at the Upper West Fork Park in Chloe On Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm for FREE Body Composition Screening and FREE Blood pressure screening. Sarah is a certified CHERP (Community Health Education Resource Person) As a registered CHERP, she is trained to answer basic questions about health, disease, nutrition, physical activity, and other health behaviors through the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV.


GRANTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET - Open every Thursday through October from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wayne Underwood Field in Grantsville.

RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES MEETING - The Calhoun County chapter of West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees (teachers, bus drivers, aides etc.) will have their annual welcome of new members and renewal of past members at the Y Restaurant on Thursday, August 28 at 6 p.m. Enrollment will start at 5:30. Bring your family and join us. The meal is on your own but the friendship is free.

AA MEETING - Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Gilmer County Library, 214 Walnut St, Glenville, WV. See wvaadistrict7.org


FREE BAG FULL GIVE-AWAY - The Grantsville Thrift Store, sponsored by the Family Resource Network will be having a free bag full give-away on Friday, August 29th from 9-2 p.m. The store is located on Main Street in Grantsville at the FRN office.

GATHERING AT SWEET CREEK BEGINS - Mountain music, stories and poetry at three day festival, August 29 thru 31st. Mineral Wells WV at the home of Steve Parker. Info 304-580-6929. Camping available.


CALHOUN MIDDLE-HIGH YEARLY YARD SALE - Featuring gently used items, and baked goods, will be held Saturday, August 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Calhoun Middle-High School commons area. All proceeds will go to the Class of 2015.

SOUP KITCHEN OPEN - The Cornerstone Praise & Worship Church sponsors a free "Soup Kitchen" meal on the last two Saturday's of each month at the Lions Club building in Grantsville behind the CCCOA. No charge for the home-cooked meal and dessert, but donations are appreciated. Doors open at 1 pm and close at 3 pm, or until the food runs out. The project is able to make some deliveries. For information, call 304-354-6772 and ask for Debi.

RICHARDS REUNION - Shirley and Idella Richards family reunion will be held August 30th at 10 a.m. at Pleasants County Park in St. Marys.

BOLLINGER REUNION - The annual Bollinger Reunion will be held at Kenny and Linda's residence located on Pine Creek Rd., Grantsville on Saturday, August 30th. This will make the 14th year for the Bollinger's reunion. Lunch will be served at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 304-354-7068.

NUTT FAMILY REUNION - Family and friends of the late Troy and Hazel (Horner) Nutt will gather at noon Saturday, August 30th at the Air Force shelter, Veteran's Memorial Park (near Williamstown). Please bring a chair, drink, and covered dish. Everyone is welcome. Contact Kristen (Nutt) Goodnight 304-588-7461 with questions.


HOSKINS REUNION - The Hoskins Reunion will be held on Sunday, August 31st at the Calhoun County Senior Center. Dinner will start at noon with the doors opening at 11:00 a.m. Meat and table service will be provided. Bring your favorite covered dish and plan to spend some time visiting with friends and family. Contact Shirley Chenoweth at 304-655-8972 or Connie Hall at 304-927-3087 with any questions.

MATHESS REUNION - Family and friends of the late Harvey and Mary Roberts Mathess will have their annual reunion Sunday August 31 at the Brohard Community Building. Lunch will be at 12:30. All old and new friends and family welcome. If you are alone and need lunch and company, just show up. Just as when Grandma Mary was living, nobody goes away hungry. Contact Skeet Allen 304-275-8740.

STEMPLE REUNION - Beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 31 at Calhoun County Park. Remember to bring old photos, music and instruments if you sing and play music. Covered dish dinner. Contacts are Delford McDonald 304-354-9432 or Brenda Blankenship 304-285-2049.


BACK TO SCHOOL BINGO - Please join The Friends of the Market St. Chapel for Back To School Bingo Thursday, September 4th at the Heritage Park Community Building in Spencer. Doors open at 5 p.m., Bingo begins at 6 p.m. “Pick your Prize” 20 games for $20. Prizes include, Longaberger Baskets, Vera Bradley, Thirty-One, and many other name brand purses. Also Case Knives and Backpacks. First 30 to arrive are entered in the “Early Bird” drawing. Raffles. Door Prizes. Concessions. Shop our beautiful Silent Action. For more information call Kim Parsons 304-927-0094; Susan Myers 304-927-5064; or Julie Boggs 304-927-3327. All proceeds help further the continued restoration of The Market St. Chapel. “Building with Faith.”


EUREKA LODGE MEETING - Eureka Lodge #40 Regular Stated Communication will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.


MT. ZION PSD MEETING - Mt. Zion Public Service District will meet Monday, Sept. 8th and the second Monday of each month thereafter at 4:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the board office located at 4418 South Calhoun Highway (former EMS building) Meetings are open to the public.


WV DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS ASSISTANCE - Wednesday, August 13th, and the second Wednesday of each month from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Calhoun County Courthouse. Veterans Service Officers, provide guidance to veterans who wish to file for federal or state benefits such as a federal VA pension or service-connected disability. Widow's pensions and VA home loans are among other potential benefits. For more information call 304-927-0980.


RICHARDS FAMILY REUNION - Descendants of Henderson and Bertha Richards will hold reunion at North Bend State Park, Saturday, September 13th. A picnic style lunch will be served at noon at shelter #2. Please bring a covered dish. Children of Henderson and Bertha were Leonard, Thomas, and Robert (Bud) Richards, Zona Simms, Dellie Dye, Eula Postalwait, Fern Anderson, Virgie Frederick, and Edith Fluharty. For information call Annabelle 304-489-2754 or Carlene 304-354-7484.


PARSONS FAMILY REUNION - The annual John Wesley and Emma Lona Parsons reunion will be held Sunday, September 21st at the Arnoldsburg Community Building. A covered dish dinner will be served at noon. There will be prizes, guessing games, and music provided by Eugene Parsons and friends. Ham soft drinks and paper products will be furnished. Bring some food and enjoy the day. For information call Carlene 304-354-7484.


47TH WV MOLASSES FESTIVAL AT ARNOLDSBURG - Annual Event, fair, booths, molasses making.


CIVIL WAR IN CALHOUN COUNTY - The Calhoun Historical Society will present Legends & Lore   October 18th and 19th at Heritage Village at 2 p.m. each day.

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