Big Otter Baptist Church will be having a homecoming on Sunday, August 17 to celebrate their 144th year. Special singing, preaching and dinner. Southern Grace will be our guest singers. Everyone welcome. Services begin at 10:00 am. Preacher Bob Huffman


Blueknob Church is holding a homecoming on Sunday, September 7. The church will be celebrating over 100 years of serving the community. Please join the congregation for a celebration – bring a covered dish, a lawn chair, family and friends for an enjoyable day of gospel hymns from local talents. Services begin at 10:00 am and the celebration will continue throughout the afternoon.


Bell Creek Pentecostal Church at Dixie will hold its annual homecoming service on Sunday, August 24, 2014, beginning at 12 noon.  Inspired preaching by Frank Dillon, lots of singing, great fellowship, and a delicious dinner served after the service.  Come on home, everyone!


Sweeney Reunion Saturday August 30, 2014 at Clendenin Community Center. Bring covered dish. Time 10:00am to ? Contact Linda at (304)-548 – 5616 or (304) 389 – 1871 for more information.


The Albert Mullins Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 16 at Carnifax Ferry beginning at 12 noon.


The 1948 Class of Clay County High School will meet in the library of the high school on Sept 20, 2014 at 11:00 am. Hope to see you there. Contact Clarice (Shamblin) Parsons @ 330 534-9957


The annual alumni gathering of all Clay County High School graduates will be held at the Clay County High School cafeteria on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm in conjunction with the Golden Delicious Apple Festival (Sept 19,20,21). All graduates are asked to help spread the word by telephone, internet, facebook, etc. Please consider donating on items for the silent auction. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm. The dinner is sponsored by the Clay County Bank. Cost of the event per person is by donation. All proceeds go to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. If you are a graduate or have ever attended Clay County High School, please plan to attend and bring your spouse or friend. See you there! This event is sponsored by the Clay/ Widen Alumni Association.

The C.C.H.S class of 1959 is planning a 55th class reunion on September 20, 2014. We have reserved the gym at the Clay Middle School (formerly C.C.H.S.). Our class president John Stone and wife Sharon Davis Stone are trying to contact our fellow classmates. Nancy Moore King, Patsy Holcomb White and Zelma Murphy Heater are assisting. We have planned to meet from 11:00am until? Refreshments will be available. We would like for our classmates to be together this day and then plan to attend an alumni meeting at 5:00pm at C.C.H.S. followed by a delicious meal provided by the Clay County Bank at 6:00pm. Donations accepted at the dinner will go to the C.C.H.S. Alumni Scholarship Fund. There will also be a silent auction at the dinner. A table will be reserved for our class to sit together. Please help us contact everyone by passing the word to everyone and make your plans to attend. If you need more information please contact John or Sharon Stone 330-627-3009, Nancy Moore King 330-484-2328, Patsy Holcomb White 252-209-4896, or Zelma Murphy Heater 304-364-5497


The Brownsville Holiness Church will be conducting Operation Love on Saturday, August 16 from 10am-5pm.   We will be giving away food, coats, backpacks and school supplies on a first come/first serve basis.  We are located on Route 39, 2 miles from Gauley Bridge.  Call 304-632-2121 for more information.  Pastor Charles Bishop


Items Found: A white trash bag full of items was found near the roadway in the Procious area.  Call to identify the contents if it belongs to you. 304-587-2733


Food Handlers Class August 13 at 3 pm, and Wednesday August 27 at 1 pm at Clay County Health Department The class is open to the public. Cost is $10.00 (Fee is nonrefundable unless CCHD cancels the class). Make check or money order for $10 to Clay County Health Department, PO Box 36, clay WV 25043. Food cards are good for two years)


Clay County Quilt Group is looking for new members. We meet the 2nd Saturday of every month in the basement of the library between 10:00 and 12:00.  The first hour will be spent hand quilting a quilt that is already in the frame.  The second hour will be devoted to piecing and sewing a new quilt block.  Not interested in both, you choose which you want to do.  We are a laid back group whose main focus is to have fun doing what we love to do.  Come and join our group and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters. If you have further questions, call Kay Battles at 587-2597.


The VFW Post 4419 is asking all past and current members of the Ladies Auxiliary to meet with them on July 28th at 7 p.m. to help us continue as an auxiliary.  We are in need of a president.  Paula Meadows will stay on as treasurer and I will continue as secretary.  If we have someone who is interested in serving as our president, the District9 officers will come and install us.  Also, anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend.  The meeting will occur at the VFW Post at Bradley Field.


Volunteers Needed – Democratic Executive Members. Need help organizing meetings, etc. Need 4 people from each district. Please call 286-2134 after 7pm


West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance regularly scheduled visits in August. Sessions are conducted on a first come, first serve basis, but calling ahead of time is still encouraged. For more information call 304-872-0829. Braxton County Senior Center (Braxton County), 22 Senior Drive, Sutton, WV 26601, Wednesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 27, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm; Richwood City Hall (Nicholas County), 6 White Avenue, Richwood, WV 26261, Wednesday, August 13, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm; Clay County Clerk (Clay County), 246 Main Street, Clay, WV 25043, Friday, August 15, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Webster Springs City Building (Webster County), 146 McGraw Avenue, Webster Springs, WV 26288, Wednesday, August 14,11:00 am – 12:30 pm; Cowen American Legion Post No. 62 (Webster County), 63 Erbacon Road, Cowen, WV 26206, Wednesday, August 14,1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.


Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wallback, WV, upkeep donations due. Please mail donations for upkeep to Pleasant Hill Cemetery, c/o Marilyn Sutton Taylor, 221 Simmons Run, Newton,, WV,25266. Thank You!


Clay County Health Department still has shingles shots available. Must be 60+. Call to come in and get your shot while supplies last. Shots are 15 Dollars.


Volunteers Needed: Walking Miracles is looking for

volunteers who have a passion to help families whose children have cancer. We are looking for caregivers, friends and cancer survivors. Whether or not you took care of someone, were a friend, or had cancer when you were a child, as an adolescent or as an adult we need your help. We need energetic, creative out of the box thinkers so we can help our families throughout the state of WV. If you are interested please contact Founder Brett Wilson at 304-550-9599.


No Trespassing on the tract of property deeded to Patricia Morris at 3909 Leatherwood Road in Bickmore, WV.


No trespassing and we are not responsible for accidents that happen on our property at 9136 Widen Dille Road, Dille WV 26617. Owners Shawn and Shannon Shaffer.


No trespassing/hunting on property I own or have control over on the watersheds of Leatherwood Creek in Clay County. Sibert W. Osborne, Jr., Shea W. Osborne


No hunting or trespassing, James “Jim Bob” Canter, on Sattler property on Widen Ridge.


I, James F. Dancy, will no longer be responsible for any debts other than my own.


Ellen Cottrell is no longer collecting funds for the Wallback Pleasant Hill Baptist cemetery.


If you are a foreign combat veteran interested in helping make 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 some time 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 304-632-5129.  Commander Jack Jones.