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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION CLASSES - Will be available according to the following schedule. Calhoun County classes will be held at the Career Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 to 3:30. Gilmer County classes will be held at St. Marks Church on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6. These classes will help prepare anyone who is interested in taking the new High School Equivalency test. 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.

CCHS CLASS OF '84 ANNOUNCE REUNION PLANS - The Calhoun High School class of 1984 will be having their 30 year reunion the weekend of June 6th and 7th. For details see   Class of '84 Reunion

CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDED - For the mowing of the Broomstick Cemetery. If you have a loved one buried at the Broomstick Cemetery, please send your donations to: Broomstick Cemetery Fund, Linda Blankenship Sec., P.O. Box 13, Grantsville, WV 26147.

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PERSONAL CARE PROVIDERS NEEDED - (e.5/1/14) 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. 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 354-7017 for more information.

ADMINISTRATOR MID-OHIO VALLEY HEALTH DEPT. - (e.5/12/14) Regional County Health Dept. is accepting resumes for the position of Administrator. Successful candidate will be responsible for overall management of the health dept. resources, services and programs. Skills in motivating and managing human resources and the ability to exercise sound leadership in motivating community interest and support are preferred. A Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration, Health Administration, or similar degree plus at least five (5) year’s experience in progressively responsible positions in administration is preferred. Salary is commensurable with WV Division of Personnel. Please send resume by May 12, 2014 to: Mid Ohio Valley Health Dept., ATT: Lynne Peters, 211 Sixth Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101

CCCOA WEST FORK SITE COORDINATOR - (e.5/18/14) The Calhoun County Committee on Aging is accepting applications for the West Fork Site Coordinator, with an anticipated start date of May 1st. The position entails supervising the operations of the CCCOA satellite site in Minnora, which is open three days each week. Applicants must have a valid CPR card (or obtain CPR training and certification prior to position start date) and have 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. Application forms are available in PDF and MSWord format on the “Employment Opportunities” page of CCCOA’s website   www.cccoa-wv.org   or at the CCCOA office at 105 Market Street in Grantsville. Applicants must submit an application and three letters of reference by April 18th, 2014 to be considered for the position. Please call Brenda Sisson, CCCOA Office Manager, at 304.354.7017 for more information.



RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES MEETING - Calhoun County Association of Retired School Employees (WVARSE) will meet Thursday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. at CCCOA conference room in Grantsville. Please bring donated food for the food pantry. Lunch will follow.

LK ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN BAPTIST WOMEN'S MINISTRIES SPRING RALLY - Will be held Thursday, April 24 at Sand Fork Baptist Church. A covered dish meal will be served. Registration and Refreshments from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Program and Entertainment at 6:30. Everyone welcome, come out and enjoy an evening of Christian fun and fellowship.

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


CROCHET CLASS - Friday April 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the Grantsville Lions Club. For more information call Shirley Gregory 304-354-9488 or Beth Richards 304-659-2753.


COUNTY PARK CLEAN-UP DAY - Saturday April 26 is spring clean-up day at the Calhoun County park. Volunteers are needed for many types of cleaning. Please bring any cleaning and maintenance item you wish to use: tools, weed eaters, paint supplies, general cleaning supplies. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided by the park board to all volunteers. For more information please contact Shirley Ball 304-354-0032.

WOMEN'S RETREAT - Five Forks Community Church will be hosting their Women's Retreat, "Spring Cleaning for Your Soul" on Saturday, April 26, 9 am to 3 pm. There is no charge, but please RSVP to Alice Holmes 304-354-0125. Special speaker is Shari Johnson and music will be provided by Tracy Miller. Join us for a day filled with fun and fellowship. All ladies, age 13 and up are welcome.

HORSE SHOW - The Central WV Riding Club will hold its 2014 fun show on Saturday, April 26 at Holly Gray Park in Sutton. 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.

BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY AND GOSPEL MUSIC - Will be held Saturday April 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. Everyone welcome and admission is free.


DINNER & AUCTION BENEFIT FOR ANNABEL JONES - At the Grantsville Senior Citizens Building on Sunday, April 27th with dinner being served starting at 11:00 a.m. and auction following. Annabel has been diagnosed with lung cancer. She is the wife of JR Jones, mother of Timothy Powell, Leonard Powell Jr., Kimberley Pettry, and Greg Kerby. Dinner will include Jim Sullivan's chicken. Everyone is welcome to come out and support this family. For more information or donations please contact Angela Powell (304)354-7794, Judy Powell (304)488-7679 or Donna LaGrone (304)266-2500.

BEECH GROVE BAPTIST REVIVAL BEGINS - Located at Upper Nicut in Calhoun County will have Revival from April 27 through April 30 starting at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is welcome For more information call 364-5523.


DOLLAR-A-BAG-SALE - The Thrift Shop in Grantsville will be having a $1.00 a bag sale on Monday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 30th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. The shop is located at Family Resource Network on Main Street, Grantsville

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


EUREKA LODGE SPECIAL COMMUNICATION - Eureka Lodge #40 Special Communication for work in the First Degree will be held on Tuesday, April 29 beginning at 7:30 p.m.


CALHOUN COUNTY FARMER'S MARKET OPEN - Wednesday, February 12 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.


LONGABERGER BASKET & CASE KNIFE BINGO - Come out to the Arnoldsburg Community Center on May 3rd at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30) 20 games for $20 with opportunities to buy more cards maybe throughout the game. Concession stand, 50/50 drawing, early bird drawing for a basket, silent auction, 2nd chance baskets and special games. Early Bird tickets maybe purchased by contacting Amy Glover 304-364-5350 or Dan or Gail Sillaman 304-655-8503. Sponsored by the Braxton-Clay Foster Adoptive Parent Group.

CRESTON AUCTION - Saturday, May 3, starting at 6 p.m. at the Creston Community Building.


LIFELINE SCREENINGS - Calhoun County Committee on Aging in Grantsville WV is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on May 7. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit   lifelinescreening.com


CHS SPORTS BANQUET - Starts at 6 p.m. at CM/HS with banquet followed by recognition and awards program.


WV DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS ASSISTANCE - Wednesday, May 14 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.


GOLF TOURNAMENT CANCER FUNDRAISER - The First Baptist Church of Glenville will hold their annual Golf Tournament fundraiser on Friday, May 16 at Glenville Golf Course. The first 18 teams to pay entry fee will play. 4 Person Scramble $200.00 per team. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Tee-Off will be at 9:00 a.m. Make checks payable to FBC Cancer Fund and mail to First Baptist Church of Glenville at 217 East Main St., Glenville, WV 26351. If interested please contact Arden Bishop at (304)462-0335 or Bill Stalnaker at (304)462-4374. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Entry fee not refundable. Prizes will be awarded. No alcohol beverages consumed for the duration of the tournament.


COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER - Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Calhoun County Committee On Aging in Grantsville. All parents to be, and parents of a child up to age 2 years old are invited to attend. Sponsored by the Family Resource Network, promises lots of fun, free baby items, games, door prizes, parenting information, refreshments and much more. Car seat technicians will be available to check child car seats during the event. Anyone wishing to attend needs to register by calling the Calhoun Co. Family Resource Network at 304-354-7177.

BASKET-KNIFE-THIRTY-ONE BINGO - The Pleasant Hill "relay for Life team is sponsoring a Longaberger Basket, Case Knife and Thirty-One Bag, Bingo, Saturday, May 17 at the Arnoldsburg Community Building. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m. At least 20 games for $20. 50/50 drawing, silent auction, and door prizes. Concessions will be available provided by the Spruce Hollow Church. Come have a good time and help find a cure for cancer. Call 304-481-8031, 304-354-7484, 304-354-6579, or 304-354-7705 for Early Bird tickets.


REEDY TRUCK PULL - FUNDRAISER - For details see   Benefits & Fundraisers

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