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(10/31/2014)

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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.

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.

CGCC OFFERS NIGHT CLASSES FOR ADULTS - (e.11/14/14) Welding Technology Class: The class would be an evening welding course. The class will run 3 hours per week for 10 weeks. A minimum of 5 students is needed. The following areas of study may be available: SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Mig) Steel, GMAW (Mig) Aluminum, FCAW (Mig) Steel, GTAW (Tig) Steel, GTAW (Tig) Aluminum, Oxy-fuel Cutting, Oxy-fuel Welding, Oxy-fuel Brazing, Plasma Arc Cutting, Air Carbon Arc (gouging), and Computer assisted Plasma Burning. We also offer training and testing for WV State Certification in plate and pipe welding. The cost of the class will be $250. If you are interested in any of these areas of welding technology and would like to enroll in the course please call Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center at 304-354-6151 by November 14th 2014. Classes would begin the following week. All fees need to be paid at the beginning of the first class.

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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 ďDĒ 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

PROGRAM SPECIALIST Ė EMPLOYER SERVICES - (e.11/4/14) The Workforce Investment Board Mid-Ohio Valley is seeking an individual to serve as a Program Specialist to work with employer focused activities in the following West Virginia counties: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood. The Program Specialist, Employer Services will work with local business and industry to identify and meet employment and training needs of the region. Specialist will work in collaboration with education, economic development and other workforce representatives in delivery of services. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelorís Degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in business or human resources related field; strong written and verbal communication skills; computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of federal employment and training programs and grant administration preferred. A Position Description will be forwarded upon request; please call 304-424-7271 Ext. 103. Qualified applicants should submit a Resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: WIB MOV Program Director, Workforce Investment Board Mid-Ohio Valley, 531 Market Street, PO Box 247, Parkersburg, WV 26101. This MOVRC WIA-funded program is an equal opportunity employer/program; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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. BHTís 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. BHTís 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 Driverís 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.

LPN SPENCER - (e.11/7/14) Family Health Care in Spencer, has an opening for a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse. Duties will include direct patient care and administrative tasks. Hours vary from 8 to 6:30, Monday thru Friday. Closed holidays. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance, paid CME, and uniform allowance. Send resumes to Human Resources, 146 Williams Drive, Spencer, WV 25276. Resumes will be accepted through November 7, 2014. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please call me at (304)927-8175.

FULL-TIME LPN - GRANTSVILLE - (e.11/7/14) Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville Office, has an opening for a regular full-time Licensed Practical Nurse working day shift (8 and/or 10 hour shifts.) 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. Computer/electronic medical record experience preferred. Annual CEUís related to primary care. Interested individuals contact Nina Smith, RN at 304-354-9723. Individuals may also apply on-line at † www.mhhs.com/careers † Last day to apply is November 7, 2014. EOE

FULL-TIME LPN - GLENVILLE - (e.11/7/14) Minnie Hamilton Health System, Glenville Office, has an opening for a regular full-time Licensed Practical Nurse working day shift (8 and/or 10 hour shifts.) 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. Computer/electronic medical record experience preferred. Annual CEUís related to primary care. Interested individuals contact Nina Smith, RN at 304-354-9723. Individuals may also apply on-line at † www.mhhs.com/careers † Last day to apply is November 7, 2014. EOE

NEED A JOB? - (e.11/17/14) The Census Bureau is hiring Field Representatives in Calhoun, Roane and Ritchie Counties, West Virginia. Competitive salary and mileage reimbursement. Must be available to work days, evenings, and weekends. Must have a valid driver's license and use of an insured automobile. Must be willing to travel overnight. Duties: Knock on doors to interview respondents to collect survey data. If interested call 1-800-564-5420. United States Census Bureau, Philadelphia Regional Office, 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 504, Philadelphia PA. 19107.

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$$REWARD$$ - Lost diamond wedding ring in Grantsville. Call 304-354-6814 or 304-761-4105 for description and reward.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31

GRANTSVILLE TRICK OR TREAT - From 6-8 p.m.

HALLOWEEN BLOCK PARTY - Wayne Underwood Field beginning at 7:30 p.m. Costume judging, Pumpkin Carving Contest for ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14. Cash prize categories - Scariest, Most Original, Most Unique, and Funniest for each age group, and one overall best entry. One entry per child. Age group 3-5 use markers or paint, all others carved. Pumpkins must be entered by 7:00 p.m. Bring candles or pumpkin lights. ARNOLDSBURG TRICK OR TREAT - From 5-7 p.m.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH LADIES RETREAT - Free event open to all Ladies - November 1st, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville. For details see † Ladies Retreat

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.

EUREKA LODGE MEETING - Eureka Lodge #40 Regular Stated Communication will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST HOMECOMING SERVICES - New Testament Baptist Church at Big Springs, will have Homecoming Services Sunday, Nov. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. with a covered dish lunch to follow at 1 p.m. at the Grantsville Fire Hall. The church is located along State Route 16 between Grantsville and Smithville. For more information call 304-354-9936

RAMP DINNER - Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2nd at the Frametown Fire House. Ramps, brown or white beans, fried potatoes, bacon, scrambled eggs, corn bread, dessert and drink $12 adults - $5 children 5 years and older. All proceeds will go to the Frametown Volunteer Fire Dept.

ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER - There will be an art auction to benefit the Friends of the Roane County Libraries Sunday, November 2, at the Spencer library. Preview begins at 1 p.m., the auction is from 2-5 p.m. 100 pieces of art and fine crafts will be auctioned, including a wide variety of subject matter, sizes and artistic styles. In addition, there will be refreshments and door prizes. Call the library if you need directions at (304)927-1130.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 3

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST REVIVAL BEGINS- New Testament Baptist Church at Big Springs, will have Revival Services Monday, Nov. 3 thru Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. each evening. There will be Bible preaching and special singing each night. The church is located along State Route 16 between Grantsville and Smithville. For more information call 304-354-9936

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

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5

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.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6

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

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7

JEWELRY SALE FUNDRAISER - The Long Term Care Unit at Minnie Hamilton Health System will be hosting a Hughes Jewelry Sale on Friday, November 7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lots of discounted prices and great gifts for the holidays. A percentage of the sale will be given to the Long Term Care Activity fund. For more information, please contact Jan Poling, LTC Activity Director at 304-354-9244 ext 1132.

BASKET-KNIFE BINGO - Arnoldsburg Vol. Fire Department Will be having a Basket-Knife Bingo at the Arnoldsburg Community Building, November 7. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Bingo will start at 6:00 p.m. $20.00 for 20+ games. Early bird tickets available for a couple drawings Contact Leeann Wright to enter for the early bird tickets and pay at the door, 304-377-8249 or stop by the Wright Spot. There will also be concessions sold and a 50/50 drawing. All money raised will go to A.V.F.D 2015 community Easter Egg Hunt. Come out and play a little bingo and help us put smiles on Lots of little faces for Easter.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8

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.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9

BENEFIT DINNER-AUCTION-MUSIC - For Lisa Holbert Duskey, Sunday, November 9 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Grantsville Fire Hall. Includes Jim Sullivan's chicken dinner. Proceeds go to breast cancer patient's unpaid medical bills. please call 304-354-7608 or 304-462-5829 for more information or to make a donation.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 10

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.

CITY OF SPENCER VETERANS DINNER - The City of Spencer will have a Veterans Dinner Monday, November 10th at 6 p.m. at Heritage Park Community Building in Spencer. All Veterans and their families are invited to attend the FREE dinner. Please call 304-927-1640 for more information.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12

WV DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS ASSISTANCE - Wednesday, Nov. 12, 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.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16

REVIVAL BEGINS - Beech Grove Baptist Church located at Upper Nicut, Calhoun County will have a revival starting November 16 thru November 22, starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be different preachers and singers each night. Come join us. Everyone welcome.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22

YARD-CRAFT SALE - At Clay County High School, Saturday, November 22 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Tables in the gym are $20 with a few spots available in the lobby. Sponsored by Clay Middle School Cheerleaders and parents. To reserve tables call Leslie Goe 304-651-9895 or Jacki Morton 304-561-8505.

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.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29

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.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 6

MIX-IT-UP BINGO - Friends of Arnoldsburg Elementary School will sponsor a Mix-It-Up Bingo, Saturday, December 6th at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Items will include Longaberger baskets, gift cards, Origami Owl, Scentsy, knives, hunting supplies, Jamberry Nails, and more. There will be silent action items. Concessions will be sold. All proceeds will be donated to the AES Playground fund. $20 a ticket. Get yours early for a chance at the early bird drawing. Contact the school for more information or to reserve your ticket 304-655-8616.


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