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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION CLASSES Are offered at both Calhoun and Gilmer Counties according to the following schedule. These classes can help prepare you for the new High School Equivalency test. 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.


Calhoun County Relay for Life committee would like to invite everyone to join in our fight to end cancer. If you know anyone affected by cancer or you just want to be a part of something amazing, consider forming a team. Simply go to   www.relayforlife.org   and follow the steps listed to form your team. Team meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at the Family Resource Network [FRN] office in Grantsville at 4:45 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Event organizers, Barb McKown, Carmen Hathaway and Shannon Davis say "Let's make this year the biggest and best year for Calhoun County Relay for Life."

MT. ZION PARK OPENING FOR SEASON SOON The Mt. Zion Community Park will be opening for the season in April. If you have reserved the park for multiple years and would like to continue your event, please call Caitlin Weaver at 304-354-6217 to confirm. If you would like to schedule to use the park for a family reunion, picnic, or any other event please call Caitlin. We would like to thank Portia Miller for her years of service as our booking agent.

CCHS CLASS OF 2000 PLAN REUNION Calhoun High School Class of 2000 has scheduled a 15 year reunion on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 2 pm. The location is Casey (Harris) Hill's home at Pleasant Hill, where the 10 year reunion was held. Directions can be provided for any former classmates wanting to attend. Please contact Melissa (Law) Skinner via phone at 304-269-7364 or e-mail   melissabrookeskinner@hotmail.com   or on Facebook where an event page has been set up. We hope to see many of you there!

NOTICE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS The Calhoun County Historical Society is pleased that so many people visit Heritage Village at the Calhoun County Park. One thing the Society asks is that, when using the Heritage Village for photography, please consider making a donation to the Calhoun County Historical Society for maintaining and improving the buildings. Tax deductable contributions may be sent to the Calhoun County Historical Society, PO Box 242, Grantsville, WV 26147. Call Roger Jarvis 304-354-6398 or Bob Bonar 304-354-7507 for information.

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THERAPIST - (e.4/18/15) Westbrook Health Services is seeking full time Therapist positions available. LPC, LICSW required. Benefits include 401(k), Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, and reimbursement for license renewal. EOE. $2,500 signing bonus. Westbrook Health Services is an approved NHSC loan repayment program site. Submit resume online at our website   www.westbrookhealth.com   or by mail to: Human Resource Dept., Westbrook Health Services, 2121 Seventh Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Email: thall@westbrookhealth.com

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM DIRECTOR - (e.4/18/15) Westbrook Health Services is seeking a full time Program Director in a Residential and Detox setting. LPC, LCSW, LICSW, Licensed Psychologist or licensed eligible required. Experience in Substance Abuse and management preferred. Benefits include 401(k), Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Disability insurance, and reimbursement for license renewal. EOE. Westbrook Health Services is an approved NHSC loan repayment program site. Submit resume online at our website   www.westbrookhealth.com   or by mail to: Human Resource Dept., Westbrook Health Services, 2121 Seventh Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Email: thall@westbrookhealth.com

PSYCHOLOGIST (e.4/18/15) Westbrook Health Services is seeking a Licensed Psychologist. Responsibilities include psychological testing, supervision of license eligible candidates, therapy, treatment planning, on call for mental hygiene commitments and other psychological duties as required within a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, and long term disability insurance, 401(k), and reimbursement for license renewal. EOE. $5,000 signing bonus. Westbrook is an approved NHSC loan repayment program site. Submit resume online at our website   www.westbrookhealth.com   or by mail to: Human Resource Dept., Westbrook Health Services, 2121 Seventh Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Email: thall@westbrookhealth.com

PERSONAL CARE PROVIDER POSITIONS - (e.4/23/15) The Calhoun County Committee on Aging (CCCOA) is accepting applications for Personal Care Providers. Personal Care Providers are a valuable asset to our Organization and to our community, providing care in the home for those whom cannot fully care for themselves. Job duties include personal care, meal preparation, laundry, and light house keeping. Applicants must have a valid CPR card, First Aid 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 center or downloaded   here   Please call Angie Yoak, R.N., at 354-7017 for more information.

ACUTE CARE CNA - (e.4/24/15) Minnie Hamilton Health System has a per diem position for acute care CNA. Must be certified in WV. Current BLS card required. Duties include patient care, documentation in electronic health record, vital signs, ability to manage competing demands, adapt to changes in work environment and other duties as assigned. Please send resumes to Rebecca Stagg RN Acute care manager MHHS 186 Hospital Drive Grantsville, WV 26147 by April 24, 2015.

PART-TIME CNA - (e.4/27/15) Minnie Hamilton Health System has a job opening for a part-time CNA in the Long Term Care Unit. Shift is 11:00 pm-7:30 am including weekends. Applicant must be certified as CNA in West Virginia, must be able to lift and be a team player. Job duties include providing all areas of care to our residents such as hair care, mouth care, toileting, bathing, etc. Must be compassionate, caring and encourage the residents to be as independent as possible. Please submit resume and/or application to Nelda Gill, MHHS 186 Hospital Drive Grantsville, WV 26147 or online at   mhhs/careers   Last day to apply is April 27, 2015.

PART-TIME TELECOMMUNICATOR/DISPATCHER - (e.4/30/15) Calhoun County E 911 is hiring for weekend shifts Telecommunicator/Dispatcher for Part-time position. Saturday and Sunday 11 am-11pm with extra shifts periodically. Must be available for weekends and holidays. Must be 18 years of age with high school diploma/GED. Must be able to pass an FBI background check. Must be able to pass a drug test. Must complete all mandated training within one year. This center operates 24/7 365 days a year. You will be a direct link between community residents and emergency responders. You must be able to multitask and handle stressful situations. Benefits are paying $8.00 per hour. Training completed within 1 year =$10.00 per hour. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available. Retirement. Applications can be picked up at Calhoun E911 Center behind the high school or at the County Clerks Office in the Calhoun Courthouse. Deadline to apply is April 30th 2015. For more information contact Director Kathryn Wood 304-354-9637.

FULL-TIME LPN - (e.4/30/15) Minnie Hamilton Health System has a full time opening for the Glenville Office LPN for 8-10 hour day shift. Duties include patient assessment, routine vital signs, Clia-waived lab tests, administering medication, assisting providers with procedures, patient education, health maintenance and chronic disease management. Requirements for the position include: current licensure to practice in the state of West Virginia, CPR certified, continuing education related to primary care, general understanding of care management principles and practice in a primary care setting. Please apply to Misty Arnold, MHHS 921 Mineral Road, Suite 101 Glenville, WV 26351 by Thursday, April 30, 2015.

FREE C.N.A. COURSE - (e.5/2/15) Are you interested in attending a FREE C.N.A. Course? Stop by and allow us to provide you information about this wonderful opportunity! Glenville Center is also welcoming currently licensed C.N.A.'s LPNs and RNs to obtain information about employment opportunities within Genesis Healthcare Glenville Center. For further information contact Debbie Stalnaker at 304-462-5718 (EEO/AA).



CAR WASH & BAKE SALE - Calhoun Jr. League Reds are having a car wash and bake sale Saturday, April 18th at the Grantsville Foodland from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be lots of individually wrapped baked goods and hot dogs fresh off the grill. Funds will help with umpire fees for their games. Come on out and support the team.

AUCTION - There will be an auction Saturday, April 18 at the Creston Community Building starting at 10 a.m. The auctioneers will be Leonard Hardway and John Weaver. There will be all sorts of items at the sale.

DINNER DIVA’S RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER - Family Fun Night at the Wirt County Primary Center gymnasium/cafeteria. Saturday, April 18th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Games include, Hula Hoop Toss, Goldfish Game, Bounce House, Wii Games, Coin Drop, Duck Pond, Photo Booth, Angry Birds/Minion Bowling, Limbo. Each game will require a certain amount of tickets. Tickets 3 for a $1, 18 for $5, or 35 for $10. Concessions will be sold. For more information call Casey Cunningham 304-275-3301. Dinner Diva’s/Coplin Clinic have been providing and preparing the Survivor Dinner at Wirt County Relay For Life for 12+ years. Join us May 30 at Elizabeth Baptist Fellowship Hall for this year’s survivor/caregiver dinner. Wonderful food, great fun!

MILO CHURCH SING - On Saturday evening, April 18th, at 7:00 p.m. at Milo Church in Minnora, there will be singing by "The New Christian Friends". Pastor John Meadows invites everyone to come out and hear these singers.


5TH ANNUAL RAMP DINNER - With proceeds going to the American Heart Association and Davis Elementary School. Sunday, April 19 at Vae’s Diner, 517 Elk St. Gassaway. Serving family style-All you can eat for $10 a person. Serving from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ramps, Ramps and more Ramps, Tators, Scrambled Eggs, Hamburgers, Bacon, Coleslaw, Brown Beans, Biscuits and Cornbread with more Ramps, Drink and much more. 304-364-2326.

EASTER PLAY - Walnut Memorial Church will be having an Easter play Sunday, April 19th at 6 p.m. Come and see the miracles and the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. Everyone welcome.


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



FOOD HANDLERS CLASS - At the Upper West Fork park at Chloe on Tuesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. for more information call Sharon Settle 304-655-8280.



CALHOUN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET - Open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We accept SNAP (EBT) Cards for purchases. Shopping at the farmers market will give you the freshest produce available anywhere and will keep your grocery dollars right here in the community.


WVARSE MEETING - Calhoun County Association of Retired School Employees (WVARSE) will meet on Thursday, April 23, at 10:30 am upstairs in the CCCOA conference room. Please bring donated goods for the food pantry. Lunch and conversation will follow.

KNOTTS MEMORIAL REVIVAL BEGINS - A revival will be held at Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church starting on Thurs. April 23 through Sat. April 25 starting at 7 p.m. each evening. Preaching on Thursday will be Rev. Roger Carter, Friday Rev. David McCauley, and Saturday Rev. Danny Whited. For more info you can call 304-354-6277 or see the church website   knottsmemorialumc.com

BEECH GROVE REVIVAL BEGINS - Beech Grove Baptist Church located at Upper Nicut, Calhoun County, will have a three day revival April 23rd, 24th and 25th starting at 7:00 p.m. each night. Everyone welcome.

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


MTM - NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION PRESENTATION Friday, April 24th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the CCCOA-Grantsville Senior Center. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend. A few topics of discussion will be • Eligibility • Transportation to and from doctor's appointments • Reimbursement for transporting a client • How to become a driver for MTM.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT - Friday, April 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Everyone welcome


FOUR PERSON GOLF SCRAMBLE - At Mingo Bottom Golf Club, 238 Wells Lock Road, Elizabeth WV, sponsored by Relay For Life of Wirt County, Saturday, April 25. Registration 9 a.m. - Shotgun start 10 a.m. Entry fee $45 per person includes green fees, cart, breakfast and lunch. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams - Prizes for special games. Register by calling Mingo Bottom 304-275- 3378. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

HORSE SHOW - The Central WV Riding Club will be holding its annual fun horse show on Saturday, April 25 at Holly Gray Park in Sutton, WV. The show will start at 5:00 p.m. For more information or a copy of the showbill, call (304)364-5576 or (304)364-2273.


SPRING BINGO - Please join the Friends Of The Market St. Chapel, Thursday, April 30th at Heritage Park Community Building in Spencer for a "Spring Bingo" fundraiser. Doors open At 5:00 pm Bingo begins at 6:00 pm. “pick Your Prize” 20 games for $20.00. Prizes include: Longaberger Baskets & Purses (Vera Bradley, Lilly Bloom, Nine West and more) First 30 to arrive are entered in the “Early Bird” Drawing! Raffles. Door Prizes. Concessions. Shop the beautiful Silent Auction items. For more information call: Kim Parsons 304-927-0094; Susan Myers 304-927-5064; Julie Boggs 304-927-3327. All proceeds further the continued restoration of the Market St. Chapel “Building with Faith.”


BURNSVILLE BRUINS PTA 5K RUN/WALK - The Burnsville Bruins PTA will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2nd. Registration will be form 7 to 9 a.m. at the Burnsville Tennis Courts. The race will start at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each category and division. As well as the top overall male and female finishers. After the 5K concludes there will be a Fun Run for children 12 years old and younger. Each division winner will receive a prize. Early Bird Registrations will be taken until April 10th. For more information on registration costs or any additional information needed please contact Beth Anderson at Burnsville Elementary School at 304-853-2523.

LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO - At the Arnoldsburg Community Building, Saturday, May 2. Doors open at 5 p.m. Play starts at 6:00 p.m. $20.00 a ticket - Minimum of 20 games. All proceeds will go to the Calhoun Christmas Connection, to ensure that all children in Calhoun County will have a Merry Christmas. For more information or to purchase early bird tickets call the FRN 304-354-7177; Barb McKown 304-354-9700 ext 1235; Donna Richards 304-354-6776 or Jean Simers 304-354-7315.

LIONS CLUB BINGO - Grantsville Lions Club, 103 Stump Street will have their regular Bingo, Saturday, May 2nd, and the first Saturday night of each month, starting at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments available with lots of fun and fellowship. Proceeds from these fund raising events go back into the community, in the form of Scholarships for students desiring to further their education, our Vision Program (for those needing vision care) and many other worthy causes.

EUREKA LODGE MEETING - Eureka Lodge #40 Regular Stated Communication will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.


2ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE CURE - Sponsored by Relay Minions - Relay For Life Team of Wirt County, Saturday, May 9. Registration starting at 10:30 a.m. at Joyce & Teds, Rt. 47 Walker, WV. Last bike/vehicle out by 12-noon. Dice run with prizes for highest and lowest score! Prizes awarded at last stop. Raffle and 50/50. Entry is $15.00 per person, $20 per couple. Dinner included in price. Everyone welcome‘rain or shine’. All street legal vehicles. For more info contact Nancy 304-482-5129 or Tracy at 304-588-8530. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Wirt County.


THIRTY-ONE & KNIFE BINGO - The Pleasant Hill Crusaders Relay for Life Team will host their annual Longaberger, Thirty-One and Knife Bingo at the Arnoldsburg Community Building on Saturday, May 16th. Doors open at 5 pm, Bingo starts at 6 pm. Call for Early Bird Tickets, $20.00 to 304-354-7484, 304-481-8031 or 304-354-6579. There will be a Marshall Quilt Raffle, Picnic Set Raffle, a Silent Auction, Concessions and Door Prizes. 20 Games for $20.00. Come have a great time and help us find a cure for Cancer!


COMMUNITY-WIDE BABY SHOWER - The Calhoun County Family Resource Network is pleased to announce the Annual Baby Shower on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Calhoun County Committee on Aging-Grantsville Senior Center. All parents to be and parents of children up to 2 years old are invited.


NICHOLAS-COTTRELL REUNION - The descendants of Simon Anderson & Emma Etta (Cottrell) Nicholas will hold their annual family reunion on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Nicholas Family Farm located at 2268 Bear run Road Orma, WV 25268. Simon was the son of Robert and Arizona (O’Leary) Nicholas. Emma was the daughter of William Thomas (Bill Tom) & Eda Jane Cottrell. Simon & Emma has the following children, Marie Nicholas Taylor (deceased), Ernest Nicholas (deceased), Macel Nicholas Monroe (deceased), Denver Nicholas (living), Murl Nicholas Nash (deceased), Maxine Nicholas Wilson (deceased), Delma Nicholas (deceased) and Ermal Jean Nicholas Rogers (living). A covered dish lunch will be served at noon following the lunch prayer by Denver Nicholas. All family and friends are welcome to come and join in the day. Please pass the word. If you are traveling from out of state and would like to spend the night before or after the reunion please call 304-300-6159.


HICKS FAMILY REUNION - Will be held Saturday, August 8th at the Upper West Fork Park at Chloe. A covered dish lunch will start around 12:30. If you need further information, please contact Beth Rine at   b.rine@citynet.net   or call 304-626-0565.

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