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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST - West Virginia now has a new test for anyone who needs a High School Equivalency diploma. It is called the TASC test, and 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 304-354-6151 Extension 106 for more information.

WFCA COOKBOOKS - (e.9/27/14) The original West Fork Community Action Cookbook has been reprinted due to popular demand. The cost is $15 and will be available at the Molasses Festival Sept. 25 thru 27. There will be no early sales. For more information, contact Linda McCartney 304-655-7371.

FALL TOWN-WIDE YARD SALE SET FOR OCTOBER - (e.10/11/14) Grantsville's Fall Town-Wide Yard will be held Saturday, October 4th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m The event is sponsored by the Town of Grantsville and the Calhoun County Committee on Aging. Shoppers may pick-up a vendor listing and a map at the Grantsville Senior Center on day of sale.

CALL FOR CRAFTERS - The Normantown Elementary School is hosting a Craft Show on Saturday, November 8 beginning at 10 a.m. If you are a crafter and would like to display your crafts for sale, please contact Julie Beckner at 304-354-9343. One space is $15 or a double space is $25. Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

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CHILD CARE AVAILABLE - (e.9/24/14) In my home in Grantsville, Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ages 18 months to 5 years. Certified ECE, First Aid and CPR. References available. Call 304-780-2431 or 304-354-9689.

DIRECT IN HOME CARE NEEDED IN BIG SPRINGS - (e.9/25/14) 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 clientís home on a 24 hour basis. Full training will be provided. Requirements are: Must be 18 or older, have a valid driverís 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.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECH - (e.9/30/14) Westbrook Health Services is currently looking for Behavioral Health Technicians. You will work directly with clients, helping them meet and exceed their goals and objectives, through training, support and enrichment activities. BHTís work with clients 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 25276.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - (e.9/30/14) Great Position for New Graduates. Ideal Work Hours and Schedule - 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 CEUís related to primary care. Interested individuals contact Misty Arnold, RN at 304-462-7322. Individuals may also apply on-line at † mhhs.com/careers † Last day to apply is September 30, 2014. EOE.

NOW HIRING - (e.10/10/14) Mustang Survival Sewing Operators. $8.50 an hour. Temporary to Permanent Opportunity. Background & Drug Screen. Industrial sewing experience a plus. Register today at † manpowerjobs.com † or call 304-373-7289.

RN-CNA POSITIONS - (e.10/10/14) Clay Health Care Center, located in Big Otter, WV, is looking for outstanding individuals to fill open RN and CNA positions. We offer a full benefit package for full-time employees, including paid vacation, personal time, and holidays. Interested applicants may contact the facility at (304)286-4204 or stop by to complete an application.

CARE COORDINATOR - (e.10/10/14) Roane County Family Health Care, Inc. has a full-time opening for a Care Coordinator. Applicants must be able to perform each essential duty in a positive, empathetic, non-judgmental manner when communicating with patients whether by telephone or in person. The applicant must be able to interpret information to be used in coordinating patient care. High school diploma or GED is required and basic medical terminology is a plus but not required. Hours are 8-4:30, Monday thru Friday. Send resumes and cover letter to Human Resources, 146 Williams Drive, Spencer, WV 25276. Resumes will be accepted through October 10, 2014. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PERSONAL CARE PROVIDERS - (e.10/10/14) 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 center. Please call Angie Yoak, R.N., at 304-354-7017 for more information.



THRIFT STORE GIVE-AWAY - The Thrift Store in Grantsville, sponsored by the Family Resource Network will have a two day free bag giveaway on September 24th and 26th. The store will be closed on September 29th and October 1st, in order to restock for fall-winter. Normal business hours of 9-2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will resume on the 3rd of October. The store is located on Main Street at the FRN office. The Thrift Store would like to thank the community for its continued support.

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.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - First Baptist Church, Grantsville, WV will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, September 25 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in the church basement. Donors are asked to contact Peggy Dye or Helen Johnson to schedule an appointment. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments will be serviced. Contact Peggy 304-354-7106 or † pldye@hotmail.com † or via Facebook or † Helen Johnson 304-354-6440.

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

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

WALNUT MEMORIAL REVIVAL BEGINS - Revival at the Walnut Memorial Church at Chloe WV starts Sept. 25th at 7 p.m. special singing and guest preachers each night everyone welcome. Pastor Lester Tanner.


WV HERB ASSOCIATION FALL FESTIVAL BEGINS - 'Living with Herbs' will be held September 26-27 at Jacksonís Mill in Weston, West Virginia. For details see † wvherb.org


5TH ANNUAL CALHOUN 4-H/FFA YOUTH LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE - Arnoldsburg Molasses Festival, placement 10 a.m., showmanship 2 p.m., buyers dinner 4-5 p.m., Sale 5 p.m. Contact WVU Extension 304-354-6332.

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.

HIS AND HER BINGO - Wirt County Sideliners will have a His and Her Bingo Saturday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wirt County Primary Center Cafeteria. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. 20 games for $20. Early Bird drawing, concessions, 50/50 drawing, raffles, and door prizes.


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


LONGABERGER BASKET, 31 BAG, AND KNIFE BINGO - The Braxton/Clay Foster Adoptive Parent Group will hold this Bingo event at the Arnoldsburg Community Building, Friday, Oct. 3rd at7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 20 games for $20 with opportunities to buy more cards throughout the game. Concessions, 50/50 drawing, early bird drawing for a basket, 2nd chance baskets and raffle table. Early Bird tickets may be purchased by contacting Amy Glover 304-364-5350 or Dan or Gail Sillaman 304-655-8503. Proceeds will go toward the annual Childrenís Christmas party for foster children.


CHRISTMAS CONNECTION LUNCH FUNDRAISER - Sull-Dog's and Calhoun Christmas Connection will be serving lunch at Wayne Underwood Field during the Grantsville Town Wide Yard Sale, Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like to place an order ahead of time and have it delivered, please call 304-354-7177 before Thursday, October 2, at 4 p.m. Deliveries will only be made in the town. Otherwise, you may stop by the Wayne Underwood concession stand to place your order. All proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for children in Calhoun County. Menu includes, Pulled Pork dinner, comes with Baked Beans, Coleslaw & Drink $7.00; Pulled Pork Sandwich $4.00; Hot Dog with Coleslaw or Ketchup $1.50; Drinks (Lemonade or Tea) $ 1.00.

MUD BOG - Roane County's 2nd annual Mud Bog will be held at Reedy Saturday, October 4th. For details see † Mud Bog

BOWER FAMILY REUNION - For the friends and relatives of the late Rome and Edna Williams Bower, who resided in Big Bend, WV (Brooksville). They were the parents of seven children, Harlan, Hayward, Oral, Woodrow, Edith, Virginia and Eugene. The reunion will be held on Saturday, October 4 at the Parkersburg City Park Pavilion. A covered dish dinner will be served at noon. Bring any pictures or great stories for an afternoon of memories. Cornhole, Bingo and an auction will be held.


BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH HOMECOMING - Sunday, October 5th. Morning Service at 10 a.m. with Tyler Moore, Randy White Quartet. Feast at 12-noon. Everyone welcome.

MILO CHURCH ANNUAL AUTUMN HARVEST DINNER - Everyone is invited to attend the Milo Church Harvest Dinner Sunday, October 5th at the pavilion, next to the church after Sunday School (10:00 a.m.) Lunch will be provided by the parishioners.


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.


BASKET BINGO - The Calhoun Christmas Connection will have a basket bingo on Saturday, October 11th at Arnoldsburg Community Building, doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. All proceeds will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for children in Calhoun County. There will be a minimum of 20 games. Prizes include Longaberger baskets, and Pampered Chef. Concessions will be provided. Anyone wanting to buy early bird tickets for the bingo can contact Samantha Cowan, FRN office 304-354-7177; Jamie Mullins, WVU Extension Office 304-354-6332; Barb McKown 304354-9700 ext. 1235; or Donna Richards 304-354-6776.


MT. ZION PSD MEETING - Mt. Zion Public Service District will meet Monday, Oct. 13th 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.


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.


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

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