Clay County Little League will hold its annual Membership/Officer Election meeting on September 8, 2013 at 2:00 at Clay County High School.  Anyone with a participating child may become a member.  Contact Greg Sizemore at 587-8393 for additional information.

CCHS Cheerleaders are having a carwash and bake sale, Wed. Aug. 14th from 9AM until 2PM in the IGA parking lot. We are working to purchase new competition uniforms & donations will be accepted.

On August 24th, 2013 the WVU-Extension Service will be at the Clay County Farmers Market demonstrating proper canning techniques and equipment and providing free canning information, recipes, dial gauge pressure canner testing, and more! Stop by the courthouse square to learn how to safely preserve locally grown foods for good nutrition and tasty food all year long. Questions? Call Ami at 587-4267.

Big Otter Elementary will hold Open House, August 20, 2013 from 4-6pm. Everyone is welcome!

Revival, Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Bomont, West Virginia. Monday, August 26, 2013 – Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm nightly. Evangelist Brother Tom Milam of Baptist Ambassadors to America. Directions: Cross Queen Shoals bridge, church is 3.6 miles on the left across bridge to Marine Ridge Road. Nick Bird, Pastor 304-548-6665.

I, Anthony Paul Helms will not be responsible for any debts other than my own as of August 2013.

Attention All 7th And 12th Grade Parents: Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, all West Virginia students entering 7th grade must have had one dose of the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and one dose of the meningococcal vaccine. Students entering 12th grade must also have had at least one dose of the Tdap vaccine and a second dose of the meningococcal vaccine. If the first dose of the meningococcal vaccine was received after age 16, then only one dose of this vaccine is required.

Southern Roane Homeschool Co-op seeking new members If you homeschool your children and wish to join a homeschool co-op please contact Miriam Becker at 304-927-5172 for information.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs and Cats, Saturday, August 24  This clinic is a combined effort of Amy Isaac, DVM and the Clay County Assessor’s Office.  The Assessor or a Deputy Assessor will be available to collect dog taxes.  The dog tax will be $3.00 per dog and the rabies vaccination will be $10.00 per animal.  Dr. Isaac will also have flea and tick repellents, as well as other vaccinations for dogs and cats available at the clinic.  All animals should be on a leash or in a cage for the protection of all animals.  We will not be responsible for any animal.  If you should have any questions, please call the Assessor’s Office at 304-587-4258.  Schedule of clinics: Big Otter Park and Ride 8:00-8:40 am; Spread Park  9:00 – 9:30 am; Bus Garage – Bradley Field  9:50-10:45 am; Lizemore School 11:15-11:45 am; H.E. White School  12:05-12:30 pm; Procious – Near old welding shop 1:00 – 1:45 pm and Wallback Post Office 2:00 – 2:45 pm

Murphy Cemetery – Due to lack of donations I will not be mowing Murphy Cemetery after this year. Jack Fields

James E. Nichols that lives beside the Nazarene Church in Lizemore is not the James Nichols in the magistrate report.

Benefit Sing & Dinner for Joe Shafer (to help with costs and expenses for cancer treatment in Morgantown, WV) at Clay County High School on Sept. 11, 2013. There will be a soup dinner from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Singing begins at 1:00pm. Singers: Tanner Boys, Michelle & Jason Bodkins, Allen Tanner Band, Randy White Quartet Please: Clay County High School. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Send donations to Vicky Lynch. Contact Vicky Lynch at 304-389-4701 if you have any questions.

The Gathering at Sweet Creek–An old-time music festival,  Mineral Wells, West Virginia, Friday, Saturday and Sunday –August 30, August 31, September 1, 2013. Music begins at 6:00 pm Friday; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Free admission. Questions:  Call Steve Parker at 304-489-2042. Exact location:  316 Sugar Camp Road, 2.5 miles from the Mineral Wells Exit of I-77, on old Route 21 south

August 2013 Veterans Itinerant Schedule Please be advised of the following itinerant schedule for August 2013. Sutton, Braxton County Senior Center, Wednesday the 7th, and Wednesday the 28th, 10:30 – 3:30; Richwood, City Hall, Wednesday the 14th, 10:30 – 1:00, Clay, County Clerk, Friday the 16th, 10:30 – 1:00 Webster Springs, City Building, Wednesday the 21st, 11:00 – 12:30 CANCELED, VSO on leave, Cowen, American Legion Post #62, Wednesday the 21st, 1:30 – 3:30 CANCELED, VSO on leave. Itinerants may change due to emergencies. Please contact the office in Summersville, 715 Main Street, Suite 102, (304) 872-0829, for itinerant changes.

Entrepreneur Wanted!!! The Clay County Business Development Authority Tourism Committee is looking for an individual(s) to put in a Canoe, Kayak, Tubing business at the BDA headquarters (old state highway garage) in Two Run. If interested, call 587-4166 or stop by the headquarters.

Sam Samples Cemetery at Procious is still in need of donations as there has been zero response after several weeks of advertising. Those of us with relatives and loved ones in the cemetery have a collective responsibility to maintain grounds including mowing and weed eating, tree trimming, etc. There are a faithful few who send donations but this is not sufficient to cover maintenance. Please send donations to Loretta Samples Moore 5008 Pequonia Drive, Elkview, WV 25071 or call 304-965-5704 for more information.

GED TESTING The GED test is FREE to anyone. However, candidates must first pass an OPT Practice Test and obtain a test ticket prior to taking the official GED test. You may contact the SPOKES/Adult Basic Education Instructor, Lisa Hamrick, at the Valley Fork Center located at Wallback at 587-1191 for additional information about GED classes or to schedule a time to take the practice test and to get your test ticket. Additional information is also available online at Learn more and take advantage of this great opportunity! The GED test is changing January 2, 2014. All 2002 Series GED Test scores for partial test completers will expire on December 31, 2013. This means that, if you are a GED candidate who has taken the test anytime since 2002 but has not passed all five parts of the test, you will need to complete your testing by December 31, 2013 or start all over again in 2014 with the new GED test.

If you are a combat veteran interested in helping making the community we live in a better place, then the VFW is the organization that you are looking for. The VFW is now in need of the younger generation of combat veterans to start taking the reins of the organization. It is a very rewarding brother/sister hood if you are willing to put sometime into some of the projects the post is involved in. We look forward to seeing you at the post hall. Meeting times are the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 1900. Persons interested in more information can email or call 304-587-4792.