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Oak Hill Council — Oak Hill City Council will meet Monday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The story map link can be found at Here is the agenda for the meeting: call to order; roll call (Mayor Daniel E. Wright, Tom Oxley, Diana Janney, David Perry, Christa Hodges, Steve Hayslette, Charles Smallwood Jr., Benitez Jackson); invocation (led by Pastor Charles Blackmon, First Baptist Church, Harlem Heights); Pledge of Allegiance (led by Council Member Perry); reading and approval of the minutes; treasurer’s report; correspondence; citizen feedback; One minute of the minutes; unfinished business — review of passing a resolution to establish an appraisal lien (property located at 312 Main Street, Map 32, Parcel 499, property of Joy Lynn Farrish), progress report (property located at 526 , Gatewood Road, Map 13, Parcel 139, owned by real estate traders), Spirit of Oak Hill Prize Committee Progress Report, Planning Commission Recommendation to Council (change zoning from R3 to B2 for Map 7 , Parcel 30 Main Street East – second reading), contract review with WQAZ Broadcasting; new venture – opening of tenders and award of contract for street paving, temporary employment contracts (with Damita Johnson, David Kirk, Valerie Vaughn and Charles Pannell), appointment to boards, commissions and committees (reappointing Jack Booda to the Sanitary Council, reappointing Matthew Wender and Steve Moss to the Planning Commission, reappointing David Stewart to the Building Commission, appointment to fill the vacancy on the Zoning Appeals Board), intergovernmental agreement (Fayette County) and adoption of the building code building, Structural Inspection Board recommendation to order demolition (structure located at 103 Hayes Street, Map 25, Plot 78, property of Tammy Lynn Gibson and Charles Brack), General Fund Budget and Indemnity Review coal severance, establish transition committee for relocation of city offices to former BB&T building, apply for funding from Southern Appalachian Labor Sc hool (SALS) to repair the roof of the historic Oak Hill School, consideration of an ordinance (authorizing the acquisition of, and the design n, construction and equipping of additions, improvements and upgrades to certain real estate located at 101 Main Street East, Oak Hill, West Virginia; the issuance by the Oak Hill Building Commission of Rental Income Bonds, Series 2022, to fund the purchase and design, acquisition, construction and equipping described above of the property and the costs of issuance thereof; and the city’s leasing of the property from the Building Commission to serve as a city hall — first reading); department reports; board comments (with possible action); mayor’s comments; future agenda items; the next board meeting will be July 11; adjournment.

Fayette County Board of Health – The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Monday, June 13 at 8:30 a.m. in the Fayette County Health Department Conference Room, 5495 Maple Lane, Fayetteville. All interested persons are invited to participate.

Fayette County School Board – The Fayette County School Board has released its June meeting schedule. The BOE will meet as follows: regular meeting – Tuesday, June 14, 6 p.m., BOE office; and regular meeting — Tuesday, June 28, 6 p.m., BOE office.


Welcome Sellers — The City of Montgomery will host its annual 4th of July celebration on Sunday, July 3 from 7-10 p.m. and is now accepting nominations from vendors. If you would like to have a table of vendors at the event, please contact Angela at City Hall at 304-442-5181.

Free food/lunch gift – A free food giveaway will be held at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in London from 10:30 a.m. to noon (or until it’s gone) on Saturday, June 11. There will also be a free community lunch with hot dogs, baked beans, fries, drinks and cookies.

Places to visit/things to do

Community garage sale — The Jodie/Rich Creek Community Garage Sale will be held Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Solstice Pool Party — The Fayette Prevention Coalition Response and Recovery Committee will be hosting a Summer Solstice Family Pool Party on Tuesday, June 21, 6-8 p.m., at the Fayette County Park Pool. The free event is open to the public to celebrate the first day of summer with food, friends and fun.

Fun 5K Run/Walk — The City of Fayetteville Bike and Pedestrian Action Committee (BPAC) will be hosting a fun 5k run/walk on Saturday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m. in conjunction with the Fayetteville Heritage Festival. The race will start at Town Park and continue through the Park Loop Trail, descending through Wolf Creek and up Workman Hollow, ending in Town Park. Admission is free for children 12 and under. The first 75 entries will receive a drawstring bag full of local goodies. T-shirts in assorted sizes will be available for purchase for $10 on race day. To register, visit the race page at

Art Camp for Kids — There will be a children’s art camp July 11-15, sponsored by River Valley Arts at the gallery located at 4th, 414 Fourth Avenue, Montgomery. The camp is for children ages 6 to 10 and runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Kids will enjoy different creative projects including drawing, painting, clay, sewing, collage and more. The price of the camp is $25 and the number of places is limited. Please pre-register on the River Valley Arts Facebook page or by calling 304-981-1212.

Work in progress – Love Hope Center for the Arts in Fayetteville presents Work in Progress: A Community Performance Series at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Present your songs, poems, prose, jokes in a listening environment.

Outdoor Art Festival and Farmer’s Market — A free community outdoor arts festival and farmer’s market will be held in Smithers from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month through October. It will be at the Magic Carpet Lot, Michigan Ave, Smithers, which is across from Christian Family Gift and Book Shoppe. The free event will feature vendors, games and music. Check Facebook for weather and other updates: Plein Air Art Festival & Farmers Market.

Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library has released its branch events calendar for June. In June, all branches will have craft bags for children to take home. All branches will be closed on Monday, June 20 for West Virginia Day. The scheduled events are listed in alphabetical order by designation. Ansted (FA, 102 Oak Street, Ansted, 304-658-5472) — match day (Saturday, June 11, 18, and 25, all day), Puzzle Club (Wednesday, June 15, 22, and 29, all day) and SRP (Summer Reading Program, Tuesdays, June 14, 21, and 28, 6 p.m.). Meadow Bridge (FB, 53 Montrado Street, Meadow Bridge, 304-484-7942) — baby lapsit (Monday, June 13 and 27, noon), Lego Club (Tuesday, June 14, all day), SRP summer, Wednesdays, June 15, 22 and 29, noon), Cupcake Wars (upon registration, Thursday, June 16, 11 a.m.), Paint Night (Tuesday, June 21, 4 p.m.) and mangers (Thursday, June 23, all day) . Fayetteville (FF, 200 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, 304-574-0070) — STEAM Club (Friday, June 17, 3:30 p.m.), Legos/KNEX Club (Saturday, June 25, all day), Adult Coloring (Saturday, June 11, all day), Kitchen Witchery (Monday, June 13, 5:30 p.m.), SRP (Summer Reading Program, Wednesdays, June 15, 22, and 29, 11 a.m.), Family Games (Saturday, June 18, all day) and reading group (Monday, June 27, 6 p.m.). Mount Hope (FH, 500 Main Street, Mount Hope, 304-877-3260) — adult paint (Monday, June 27, 1 p.m.), Lego/KNEX (Friday, June 10, 17, and 24, all day), Movie Day (Friday, June 10 and 24, 1 p.m.), Dollar Deco (Monday, June 13, 11 a.m.), Adult Coloring (Tuesday, June 14, 1 p.m.), Teen STEM (Wednesday, June 15 and 29, 1 p.m.), SRP (Summer Reading Program , Thursdays, June 16, 23 and 30, 1 p.m.), Crafternoon (Tuesday, June 21, 1 p.m.), Science and Storytelling (Wednesday, June 22, 1 p.m.) and Adult Book Club (Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m.). Montgomery (FM, 507 Ferry Street, Montgomery, 304-442-5665) — Lego/Knex Cub (Thursdays, June 16, 23 and 30, all day), Adult Coloring Club (Fridays, June 10, 17 and 24, June 15 h ), Computer help 1 on 1 (Mondays, June 13 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., by appointment), Walking club (Tuesdays, June 14, 21 and 28, 4 p.m.), Guess the chocolates ( through June 17), Leap into Science (Friday, June 10, 3 p.m.), SRP (Summer Reading Program, Wednesdays, June 15, 22, and 29, 2 p.m.) and STEM Activity (WVU Tech Sphero Bots, Friday, June 17 June, 3 p.m.). Oak Hill (FO, 611 Main Street, Oak Hill, 304-469-9890) — Makers Space (all month), trivia (all month), SRP (summer reading program, Tuesdays 14, 21 and 28 June, 11 a.m., and Thursday, June 16, 23 and 30, 11 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.), Mixed Minds Book Club (Devil and the Dark Water, Tuesday, June 21, 5 p.m.), SRP lapsit (Friday, June 24, 11 h), Choose Your Own Adventure Group (Journey Under the Sea, 9-18, Saturday, June 25, 12 p.m.) and Family Movie Night (Atlantis, Tuesday, June 28, 5 p.m.).


Vacation Bible School — Glen Ferris Apostolic Church will host Victory Island Vacation Bible School June 22-24 from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. All children ages 4-12 are invited to participate in VBS to learn how to be winners no matter what life throws at you. Need a ride? Call 304-667-1300.

Vacation Bible School — Spirit & Truth Ministries in Oak Hill will host Monumental VBS 2022 for ages 4-12 Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening. Join in “Celebrating God’s Greatness”.

Vacation Bible School — Grace Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host her vacation Bible school, Big Heart Farms, June 13-17 for those in kindergarten through sixth grade. Join the church where the fruits of God grow for a beautiful week of worship, games, snacks, and study of God’s Word. Register at


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