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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION CLASSES - Adult Education Classes can help prepare you for the new High School Equivalency test and much more. Calhoun County classes will be held at the Calhoun Gilmer Career Center on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 to 3:30 and Wednesday from 2-6. Gilmer County classes will be held at St. Marks Church on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm. 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.

HIGH TUNNEL COURSE BEING OFFERED BY WVU EXTENSION SERVICE AND GSC - (e.2/19/16) Are you interested in learning about High Tunnels? Do you already have plans to build one or have one built? The High Tunnel Course is an opportunity for individuals to learn about design and construction, marketing the products you’re going to grow in your high tunnel, as well as which products will yield you to the most profit. The course will be three evening classes that will take place at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates: Tuesdays Starting February 23, March 8 and 22. Classes will be held at Glenville State College WACO Center. Dinner will be served at the beginning of class. The cost of the course is $10.00 to assist with covering the meals. Please RSVP by Friday, February 19 by calling 304-462-7061, or eamil   daisy.fryman@mail.wvu.edu  There must be at least eight people signed up to hold the course.

TAKING ORDERS NOW FOR ANNUAL BERRY PLANT SALE - (e. 2/26/16) Gilmer County Farm Bureau and WVU Extension Service-Gilmer and Calhoun County will once again be placing a bulk order for berry plants. The berry plants that are available this year will be strawberries, blackberries, raspberries (both red and black), and blueberries. We will also be offering asparagus roots. If you would like to improve your garden by adding one or more of these berry plants contact the WVU Extension Service- Gilmer and Calhoun County respectively at 304-462-7061 or 304-354-6332, and we will mail you an order form. You may also email   dmfryman@mail.wvu.edu   for a copy of the order form. Orders and payment is due by Friday, February 26, 2016, at the close of business, 4:00 p.m. Once plants arrive all participants will be called and plants will need to be picked up within 5 days. Plant will be available to be picked up in Gilmer and Calhoun County, at the WVU Extension Office. Expect plants to arrive the second or third week of April. Do not miss out on this opportunity to add some fresh berries to your future family meals.

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HOUSEKEEPING-ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE ATTENDANT - (e.2/18/16) Minnie Hamilton Health System has a regular part-time job opening for Housekeeping / Environmental Services Attendant working evenings, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Tues., Wed., Thurs., and Friday. Job duties include maintaining the environmental atmosphere of the facility and grounds in a clean, sanitary, safe and attractive manner, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Must be able to bend, stretch, stoop and stand for prolonged periods of time, handle bio hazardous and contaminated materials, work from ladders and have the ability to read and write to follow written directions. Interested individuals need to contact Casey Staples, 186 Hospital Drive, Grantsville, W.Va. 26147 Phone, (304)354-9244 ext. 1112. You may apply online at   mhhs.com/career   Last day for applications is 02/18/2016. EOE.

DIRECT CARE PROFESSIONAL - (2/19/16) Needed in Spencer, WV. Westbrook Health Services is looking for Direct Care professionals to provide an array of home and community-based services for people with intellectual, emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities; as well as those with medically complex challenges. The compassionate people that carry out this rewarding care giving support play an important and crucial role in the success of our organization, as well as our consumers and their families. Direct Care professionals provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation, using fresh fruits and vegetables, meal planning and personal hygiene care. They also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community, such as meals, movies, and visiting friends. Direct Care Professionals provide the “high touch” that is essential to quality of life, as well as quality of care for disabled individuals. No previous experience required, full comprehensive training is provided. If you are interested this type of career path we would love to hear from you. Submit resumes to: Westbrook Health Services, Attn: Human Resources, 2121 7th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or apply online via our website at   www.westbrookhealth.com

THERAPIST - (2/19/16) Westbrook Health Services is seeking full time Therapist for 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



CALHOUN WIC CLINIC - The Women, Infants, and Children [WIC] Nutrition Program is a supplemental foods program for pregnant, post-partum, or breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of five. WIC provides food, breastfeeding support and nutrition education to families in Calhoun County. To apply for the WIC Program or to receive more information call 304-354-6898. The WIC Clinic is held at 2B Hospital Drive, Grantsville each Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11th at the courthouse in the little courtroom. All candidates are encouraged to attend.


VALENTINES EVENT - Presented by the Friends of the Market St. Chapel. Friday, February 12 at Heritage Park Community Building, Spencer from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Bring the whole family and enjoy live entertainment. Music and songs by Tracy Miller. Dine on an Italian Dinner - Lasagna or Spaghetti, Salad, Drink and Dessert. Cost is by donation. Auction items include: Beautiful Lamp By Jeff Fetty, Valentine Arrangement By Spencer Foral, Vera Bradley, Brighton Jewelry, Build-a-Bear, Mulberry Lane and more. “Building with Faith” Proceeds further the restoration of the Market St. Chapel. For information call 304-927-3327; 304-927-0094; or 304-927-5064.


SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY MEETING - The Calhoun County Solid Waste Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. 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.

ARNOLDSBURG EAGLES 4-H CLUB SPAGHETTI DINNER - Saturday, February 13th at the West Fork Community Building in Arnoldsburg from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Menu: spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink. Sweetheart Special 2 dinners for $15 or single dinner for $8 (reserve your ticket in advance to get the special price) Regular cost at door $10 per plate, Kids half price, Kids 3 and under free with paid adult. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds will benefit the Arnoldsburg Eagles 4-H Club and help them with educational/cultural trips, camp scholarships, county 4-H event fees, state 4-H event fees and more! Contact Crystal Brenneman 304-655-7647 or Cheri White 304-655-7358 to reserve your ticket for the special price.


BENEFIT IN MEMORY OF CAM GREATHOUSE - Sunday, February 14th beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Cozy Corner at Big Otter. Sloppy Joe's and Chips - $3.50. Raffles, 50-50, Door Prize, Open Mic. Pool tournament afterward. Proceeds will help his family with finances.


PRIMITIVE DÉCOR AND PAMPERED CHEF BINGO - Saturday, February 27th at Gilmer County Recreation Center, Glenville. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m. 20 games for $20 donation. 21st Game available at the door. Raffle, Silent Auction, 50/50 Tickets and Concessions. Purchase tickets at Gil-Co Faith Pharmacy, Glenville Foodland, Fred's Country Store in Normantown, Normantown Elementary students, or call Jennifer Cottrill 304-364-8083. Sponsored by Normantown Elementary PTO.


CANDIDATE STARCHER HOSTING FORUM/DINNER - Sheriff candidate Jeff Starcher is hosting a meet the candidate open forum and dinner on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2 pm at Arnoldsburg Community Park, people can meet the candidate and express their concerns and find out plans, if elected.


VETERANS ASSISTANCE MONTHLY VISIT - Wednesday, March 2nd, Veterans Service Officers will be at Calhoun DHHR - Grantsville Office 85 Industrial Park Rd., Grantsville from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the first Wednesday of each month thereafter at the same location and time. Sessions are conducted on a first come, first serve basis, but calling ahead of time is still encouraged, 304-927-0980. 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.


FLEA MARKET - Beginning Saturday, March 5th The Upper West Fork Park at Chloe will hold a Flea Market the 1st Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All vendors and crafters are welcome. Table rental will be $10.00 each. The Park will sell concessions at the markets. To reserve tables call Kay 304-655-8334; Kristie 304-655-7572; or Sharon 304-655-8280.

MIX IT UP BINGO - Arnoldsburg PTO will be have a Mix It Up Bingo, including Longaberger, Case Knives, and 31 Bags, on Saturday, March 5th at the Arnoldsburg School commons area. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Bingo starts at 3:00 p.m. There will be 20 games along with auction items and raffles. Concessions will be available. Anyone wishing to donate items or wanting early bird tickets can contact Lori Bailey or Cathy Dickey at Arnoldsburg School 304-655-8616 or Lori Garrett at 304-655-8583. Come out and support our community all proceeds go to the playground fund.

LIONS CLUB BINGO - Grantsville Lions Club, 103 Stump Street will have their regular Bingo, Saturday, March 5 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.


NORMANTOWN ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME - Odd year students (Gold Team) Even year students (Blue Team) Wednesday, March 16th at 5:00 p.m. at Normantown Gymnasium. Admission is $3.00. Don't miss the final game before the school closure. If you attended Normantown School, or consider it your "home" school, you are eligible to play in the Alumni Game, whether you were on the school team or not. Students leaving Normantown School on an odd numbered year will play against those that left on an even numbered year. To register to play, contact Julie at 304-354-9343. Sponsored by the Normantown Elementary School PTQ.


MIX-IT-UP BINGO - The Calhoun County Park will be hosting a Mix-It-Up Bingo Saturday, April 9 at the Calhoun County Park. Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. Bingo will start at 5:00 p.m. It will include Longaberger baskets, Case Knives, 31 Bags and more. There will be 20 games plus raffle tickets and auction items. Concessions will be available. Anyone wishing to donate to this event would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds will be going to upgrade the playground equipment, and other needed repairs. Early Bird tickets can be purchased from Loretta Freshour 304-477-3695, Shirley Ball 304-354-0032, Roger Jarvis 304-354-6398 or any other Park Board Member will have them. We hope you come out for an evening of fun and friendly conversation and great food and help support the park.

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