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CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF '69 PLANNING REUNION - A reunion planning meeting will be held August 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Sue Williams. Tentative plans are to meet at the home football game on Oct. 17 and all sit together, then have a luncheon at the Family Life Center at Brooksville Baptist Church on Oct. 18 at noon. Contact Sue Williams at 304-354-7458 or Anita West at 304-655-8625 for more details. Those who are interested in helping plan the reunion, please attend the meeting Aug. 5th.

55TH ANNUAL MT. ZION OX ROAST - The 55th Annual Mt. Zion Ox Roast will be Saturday, August 23. This year crafters are invited to come and set up a table or booth to sell non-food items. We ask that you consider donating an item for our country fair/auction. For more information call Caitlin Weaver at 304-354-6217 or message her on Facebook.

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PATIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST - (e.7/21/14) Minnie Hamilton Health System, Admitting/Registration, Grantsville Operations has a casual opening for a Patient Support Specialist 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. including weekends. Job duties include registering patients for appointments, out-patient work, admitting patients to Acute Care/LTC/ER, answering phone calls and direct to correct locations. Taking co-payments, obtain information/out-patient orders from other providers and direct patients to proper department/location. Must be a High School graduate, team player, have computer skills, able to work varying shifts, get along well with others, friendly, good personality, able to handle different situations that may occur, able to communicate with other departments in a professional manner. Interested individuals contact Kathy Morris or Kyle Pierson at 304-354-9244 or you may apply on-line at   mhhs.com/careers   Last day to apply for position is July 21, 2014. Equal Opportunity Employer.

LITTLE KANAWHA BUS NOW HIRING FULL-TIME MECHANIC - (e.7/21/14) Minimum Qualifications: Individual must be 23 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. Individual must have 2 years experience. Mechanic must be willing to drive in the event of delivering vehicles to garage, emergency driver coverage, covering in county, do building maintenance and yard maintenance when not doing mechanic work. There will be a three month probationary period upon hire. Class D license preferred 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, able to pass a background check, have no serious accidents in the past five years, 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 willing to travel to trainings, take online classes, know your way around a computer, and willing to be certified on various areas of LKB vehicles. Individual must be knowledgeable in the areas of general maintenance. Individual must able to lift wheels, tires, batteries, etc. Benefit package available. Individual will work at the Little Kanawha Bus garage at Mt. Zion. Starting pay will be $12.00 an hour. Please call toll free at 1-866-354-5522 with any questions. Little Kanawha Bus is an EOE. Letters of interest and resume must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 21, 2014 to the following location: Darlene Crane CCTM, Little Kanawha Bus, P.O. Box 387, Grantsville, WV 26147.



THRIFT STORE FREE BAG GIVE-AWAY DAY - The Thrift Store in Grantsville, sponsored by the Family Resource Network will be open from 9-2 on Monday July 21st with a free bag of items give-away.

ORGANIZATION MEETING IN NORMANTOWN - There will be an organization meeting Monday evening July 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Lower Steer Run Baptist Church pavilion on Gassaway Rd., Normantown to see if there is enough interest in starting a group to help the less fortunate and the elderly in the Normantown area, with performing tasks that they can't do or are too hard to accomplish by themselves. For more information you may call Donna Moore at 304-462-5394 or email   weekndz@yahoo.com


FOOD GIVE-AWAY - Wednesday, July 23 from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the old Grantsville Grade School, sponsored by the Community Food Pantry.

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. The following products will be available at the Market, Produce, Jams and Jellies, Handmade Lotions, Creams and Soap, Honey, and Handmade Jewelry. Cornbread and beans available.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - The American Red Cross will conduct a Blood Drive at Brooksville Baptist Church, Rt. 5 North, Big Bend, WV, Thursday, July 24 from noon to 6:00 p.m. Call Peggy Dye 304-354-7106 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Beech Grove Baptist Church at Upper Nicut, WV will be having Vacation Bible School July 24th and 25th starting at 6:30 p.m. and July 26th starting at 6:00 p.m. Theme for this year is Cross Canyon Trail. Refreshments will be served. Saturday night we will have games and a wiener roast. Everyone welcome. Questions call Machell 304-655-8523.

AA MEETING - Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Gilmer County Library, 214 Walnut St, Glenville, WV. See wvaadistrict7.org


THIRTY ONE-LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO - There will be a Thirty-One and Longaberger Basket Bingo, Friday, July 25th at Arnoldsburg Park. All proceeds will go to the building fund of Cornerstone Praise and Worship Church. There will be concessions, raffles and 50/50 drawing. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Twenty dollars for 20 games. Early bird tickets are available contact Tammy Houchin at 304-655-7664 or Natasha McCumbers at 304-514-3655. Please come out and show your support.


COTTRELL REUNION - The descendants of Perry and Laura Cottrell will have their yearly family reunion on July 26th at the Mt. Zion Community Park on Rt. 16 South of Grantsville. Starting at 10:00 and lasting until everyone decides to leave. Lunch will be served at noon, family and friends are invited to come, bring a covered dish and enjoy the day with a good meal, picture taking, conversation, games and good ole family fun. Come and catch up on all you missed the last year. Hope to see you there. If you need addition information contact: Myretta Cottrell Riley (304)354-9160 or Carolyn Cottrell Conley (304)927-1167.

BLUEGRASS-COUNTRY-GOSPEL MUSIC - Saturday July 26 , starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Dutchman Community Building. All musicians are welcome to participate, sign-in for available time slots will begin at 5:30. Refreshments will be sold and all proceeds will be for the upkeep of the Building and for mowing the lawn. Everyone welcome. Admission is free.


WHYTSELL REUNION - Gathering on lower West Fork at the Whytsell Park (below Rocksdale), family and friends. A covered dish, dinner will be served at 1:00 p.m. Music, and renewal of old acquaintances.

FRESHOUR-SHERRY FAMILY REUNION - will be held Sunday, August 3rd at Parkersburg City Park Shelter #3. The shelter is across from the Pavilion and right next to the bathrooms. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be provided. Please bring a lawn chair for extra seating. Please bring a covered dish and an item for the auction. Hope to see you there. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Chris or Rebecca Whited. 304-299-2550 (Rebecca), 304-482-8159 (Chris). You may also contact Roy or Jackie Whited for information 304-488-1806 (Jackie), 304-488-9179 (Roy).


SANDWICH & BAKE SALE - The Upper West Fork Park will have a Hot Dogs, Barbeque, Sloppy Joe's & Bake Sale at Speedy Mart in Arnoldsburg on Friday, August 8 beginning at 10 a.m. All proceeds go to the park.


MT. ZION PSD MEETING - Mt. Zion Public Service District will meet Monday, August 11th 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, August 13th, 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.


GATHERING AT SWEET CREEK - Mountain music, stories and poetry at three day festival, Mineral Wells WV at the home of Steve Parker. Info 304-580-6929. Camping available.

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