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FREE - The High School Equivalency Test is still free in West Virginia. However, you do need to pass a Practice Test first. Call 304-354-6151 Extension 106 to schedule a test or just come in to an Adult Basic Education class. Calhoun County classes are held at the Career Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 to 3:00, and Gilmer County classes are at St. Marks Church on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30.

ENTRANCE EXAM FOR THE ROANE-JACKSON TECHNICAL CENTER'S SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING - (e.1/31/15) Roane-Jackson Technical Center's School of Practical Nursing will be testing for the 2015-2016 class on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The testing fee is $50 and prospective students must pass the basic math and reading test with a 60% or better. Classes for the 12 month program begin in July, and students must possess a high school diploma or GED before the start date. The program is accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. Successful completion of the classroom and clinical training prepare students for the WV State Board Exam. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For more information or to register for the entrance exam please visit   www.roane-jacksontechnicalcenter.com   or call 304-372-7335.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ HELP WANTED ~ JOBS ~~~~~~~~~~~~

THERAPIST - (e.2/3/15) Full time position available working in Roane County West Virginia. Therapist will be responsible for providing individual, group and family counseling. Master’s degree required; LPC, LICSW preferred. Full comprehensive benefit package available. EOE. Westbrook 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 or email   thall@westbrookhealth.com

LPN NEEDED - (e.2/13/15) 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/documentation in an electronic health record, routine vital signs, CLIA-waived lab tests, administering medications, assisting providers with procedures, patient education, 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 and basic computer skills plus maintain continuing education related to primary care. Interested individuals contact Nina Smith, RN at 304-354-9723. Individuals may also apply on-line at   mhhs/careers   Last day to apply is February 13, 2015. EOE.

SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER III (e.2/13/15) The WV Department Of Health And Human Resources has openings for Social Service Worker III in Calhoun, Gilmer, and Wirt counties. BA or BS Degree in one of the following: Behavioral Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology or Psychology, WV Social Work License required for License Eligibility. Excellent salary and benefits package. No experience required. Send resume to: WVDHHR Attn: Joyce Underwood, CSM P.O. Box 280 Grantsville WV, 26147 Phone (304)354-6118 An Equal Opportunity Employer.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECH - (e.2/14/15) 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. BHT’s 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. BHT’s 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 Driver’s 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.



EUREKA LODGE MEETING - Eureka Lodge #40 Regular Stated Communication will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.

G-FORCE STRENGTH UNIT AT PROSPERITY BAPTIST CHURCH - Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. Two members of the G-Force Strength Unit, an evangelistic strength team, will be at Prosperity Baptist Church. Don "Mammoth" Myers and Maxx "Multiple" Myers will demonstrate feats of great strength to illustrate what is available to all believers. Come and enjoy a spirit-filled evening. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors and experience the power that is available for us. Admission fee: A food item that will be donated to our local Food Pantry.


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


CALHOUN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET - Open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We accept SNAP (EBT) Cards for purchases. Shopping at the farmers market will give you the freshest produce available anywhere and will keep your grocery dollars right here in the community.


LIONS CLUB BINGO - Grantsville Lions Club, 103 Stump Street will have their regular Bingo, Saturday, February 3, 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.


DINE & DONATE - SUPPORT THE CAUSE - Sunday, February 8th from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Arnoldsburg Park Community Building. Sandra Lilly, of Arnoldsburg, a caring girlfriend, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to so many of us, was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2012. After a hard battle and chemotherapy, she has been in NED for 2 1/2 years. Sadly, the cancer has returned and multiplied and she must travel to Charleston for chemotherapy treatments and appointments. Sandy’s fight has begun again and we all can stand by her and support this terrific cause! Please bring your family and friends out for an afternoon of support and awareness. Silent auction with several donated items (gift certificates, baskets, etc.), raffles (gun, quilt, and basket) and food (hot dogs, chili, snacks and drinks). $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family (2 or more, up to 6) If you are unable to attend and would still like to make a donation, please send to: Sandy Lilly, P.O. Box 427, Grantsville, WV 26147. All donations will go directly to Sandy to assist with traveling expenses and hardships. If you any questions please contact: Jessica Johnson (304)655- 8007; Katie Crislip (304)354-9391; or Taylor Green (304)266-1845.


WV DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS ASSISTANCE - Will be at the Calhoun County Courthouse, Wednesday, February 11 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the second Wednesday of each month thereafter. 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.

CALHOUN COUNTY FARMERS MARKET - Open every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We accept SNAP (EBT) Cards for purchases. Shopping at the farmers market will give you the freshest produce available anywhere and will keep your grocery dollars right here in the community.


VALENTINES EVENT - Presented by the Friends of The Market St Chapel. Thursday, February 12 at Heritage Park Community Building in Spencer from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment by “WV Kids On First” while dining on an Italian dinner (Lasagna or spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert) 'Dinner By Donation.'Silent auction and raffle items include, Ironworks by Jeff Fetty, Valentine arrangement by Spencer Floral, 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.


LONGABERGER & CASE KNIFE BINGO - The Calhoun County Livestock Committee will be hosting a Longaberger Basket and Case Knife Bingo, Saturday March 14 at 6 p.m. at the Arnoldsburg Community Building. Proceeds from the bingo will help support the 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock program in Calhoun County. For details see   Longaberger Basket and Case Knife Bingo

LONGABERGER BASKET & 31 BINGO - West Fork Riding Club will be holding a Longaberger Basket & 31 Bingo at the Amma Senior Citizens Building on Saturday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. 3 knives will be raffled, and one 25.00 gift card throughout the night. There will be a Silent Auction and concessions. Games will be $20.00 and extras will be sold throughout as well. Please come out and help us raise money for our shows so our children can have a great place to have fun this year. For more information please call, Jennifer Myers 304-565-4135 or Facebook; Michelle Hudnall 304-437-2642 or Facebook; or Terri Myers 304-565-4135 or Facebook.

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