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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY EXAM - West Virginia now has a new test for anyone in need of a High School Equivalency diploma. It is called the TASC test. Classes are available to help prepare for it. 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 354-6151 Extension 106 for more information.

CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT EDUCATION CLASS - Thursday, October 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the social room of Victory Baptist Church. The cost is $50. For more information, contact the church office at 304-354-7780.

VENDORS NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY EXPO - The 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Expo will be held Saturday, November 15, at the Arnoldsburg Park. If you are interested in setting up a booth please call 304-655-0002 for an application. This will be open to all hand made crafts and direct sales companies, such as Pampered Chef, Tupperware, 31 Gifts, etc. (one per company)

GOT RECIPES? The Upper West Fork Park at Chloe is doing a cookbook as a fundraiser. Folks who would like to share recipes for the book may mail them to Sharon Settle, 11 Wolf Run Rd., Orma WV 25268. Please be sure to put your names on the recipes.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ATTENDANT (Glenville Office) - (e.10/24/14) Minnie Hamilton Health System has an opening as a regular part time opening for an Environmental Services Attendant working Monday thru Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 11:p.m. Job duties include maintaining the environmental atmosphere of the facility and grounds in a clean, sanitary, safe and attractive manner and in accordance with established policy and procedures. Must have 10th grade education, ability to maintain logs, read and understand directions is essential, able to bend, stretch, stoop and stand for prolonged periods. Handle bio-hazardous and contaminated materials. Interested individuals contact Larry Springston or Eric Cain, 186 Hospital Drive Grantsville, WV, 26147. Applicant can also apply online at   www.mhhs.com/careers   Last day to apply for position is October 24, 2014. EOE.

IN-PERSON ASSISTER - (e.10/24/14) Minnie Hamilton Health System has two IPA openings for contractual three month positions, 40 hours a week. Job duties will include helping consumers fill out applications to find out if they are eligible to enroll in health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act, or Medicaid/CHIP; will provide outreach and education to consumers. Interested individuals need to contact Janet Heiney, Certified Application Counselor, 186 Hospital Drive, Grantsville, WV 26147, or call 304-354-9700, Ext. 1409. Last day to apply is October 24, 2014.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT, LONG TERM CARE - (e.10/31/14) Minnie Hamilton Health System, Long Term Care, has a casual opening for CNA working all shifts including weekends. Job duties include ambulating residents, lifting, assisting them to bathroom, feeding, assisting with bathing, dressing, hair care, nail care and mouth care as needed. Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant licensed in West Virginia, must be able to lift and be a team player. Must be compassionate and caring. Interested individuals need to contact Nelda Gill, RN, LTC DON, 186 Hospital Drive, Grantsville, W.Va. 26147 Phone 304-354-9244. You may apply on-line at   www.mhhs.com/careers   Last day to apply for position is October 31, 2014. EOE.

NOW HIRING - (e.10/31/14) Little Kanawha Bus is now hiring one full time driver to work in the Jackson County Area. Minimum Qualifications: Individual must be 23 years of age or older. Pay starting at $8.00 per hour. Class D license required or be able to secure a Class “D” license and be insurable by the insuring company. Individual must be able to pass a physical examination and be certified medically acceptable for work by the examining physician. Individual must be able to pass a background check. Individual must have no serious accidents in the past five years. Individual must be able to pass a Pre-Hire Drug test and enter a Random Drug Pool with other LKB employees upon their employment. Individual must be willing to take training in CPR, First Aide, PASS and other trainings requested. Individual must be knowledgeable in the areas of Ripley, Ravenswood, Parkersburg and Charleston. Individual will start at the Plaza in Ravenswood. Only serious inquiries please. Please call toll free at 1-866-354-5522 with any questions. Little Kanawha Bus is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. LETTERS OF INTERST AND RESUME MUST BE RECEIVED no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATION: Darlene Crane/Director, Little Kanawha Bus, P.O. Box 387, Grantsville, WV 26147. You may also email your resume to   lkbc@frontiernet.net

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECH - (e.11/6/14) Westbrook Health Services is currently looking for Behavioral Health Technicians. You will work directly with consumers, helping them meet and exceed their goals and objectives, through training, support and enrichment activities. BHT’s work with consumers in our residential units, group homes, and in the community, helping them make good decisions, and master the skills necessary to live independently. BHT’s are part of the professional treatment team, working to plan and carry out consumer service plans. Full and part- time positions are available at $8.25 an hour. Minimum requirements to apply: High School Diploma or GED, Valid Driver’s license, Reliable transportation, A clean criminal background. You may obtain an application at our website   www.westbrookhealth.com   under employment, or you may pick one up at our facility at 227 Clay Road, Spencer, WV.



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.

WVARSE MEETING - Calhoun County Association of Retired School Employees will meet Thursday, October 23, at 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the CCCOA, Grantsville Senior Center conference room. Please bring donated food for the food pantry. A representative from the State Attorney General’s office will speak about identity theft. Lunch and conversation will follow.

CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT EDUCATION CLASS- Thursday, October 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the social room of Victory Baptist Church. The cost is $50. For more information, contact the church office at 304-354-7780.

AA MEETING - Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Glenville Community Church, Walnut St Glenville, WV. See wvaadistrict7.org


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.

DIP & DONATE BENEFIT - For Bill Greathouse will be held Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Big Otter Community and Senior Center. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an afternoon of "Pickin and Grinnin". All musicians welcome. All proceeds go to Bill who is a cancer patient. If possible donate items or desserts for auction. Sponsored by Friends of Bill Greathouse.

CALHOUN COUNTY HALLOWEEN PARTY - Games, prizes, costume contest and more! Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Arnoldsburg Park from 5-7 p.m. For details see   Calhoun Halloween Party

BLUEGRASS-COUNTRY-GOSPEL MUSIC - Will be held Saturday, October 25 at the Dutchman Community Building. Starts at 6:00 p.m. All musicians are welcome to participate - sign in for available time slots will begin at 5:30. Everyone welcome - admission is free. Refreshments will be available and proceeds will be for the building maintenance.


AA MEETING - Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Glenville Community Church, Walnut St Glenville, WV. See wvaadistrict7.org


BASKET BINGO & GUN RAFFLE - Saturday, November 1 at the Arnoldsburg Community Building beginning at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. 20 games for $20. Early Bird drawing. Raffles, 50/50 drawings, door prizes. Concessions will be sold. Proceeds will go to the Calhoun County Committee on Aging Minnora Site for future projects. For more info or to purchase Early Bird tickets, call 304-655-8805; Betty 304-655-7521; or Karen 304-655-7189.


FALL CRAFT FAIR - Saturday, November 8th at Normantown Elementary School Gymnasium from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. $3 Admission. Kids 12 and under are free. Door prize drawings throughout the day! Featuring Local Crafters and Consultants: Pottery, Soaps, Baskets, Crocheted Items, Homemade and Primitive Crafts, Jewelry, 31, Pampered Chef, and much more. Raffles and 50/50 tickets. Concessions available. Sponsored by Normantown Elementary PTO.


MT. ZION PSD MEETING - Mt. Zion Public Service District will meet Monday, Nov. 10th 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, October 8th, 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.

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