CCDC/Clay Senior Center, located at  374 Main Street, announces that they will continue their free lunch for seniors ages 60+ on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. They’re planning many more activities, starting Tuesday, May 9, with a recipe swap, bingo on May 16. They also invite any local talent to come sing, dance or do crafts with the seniors. For more information, call 304-587-2468.

Preschool/kindergarten registration will be held Friday, May 12, 8:30a.m.-1:30p.m. at the Clay County Board of Education Training Room. This registration is for anyone who didn’t register for PK/kindergarten at their school’s registration. If your child is already enrolled in pre-k, you do not have to register again. Bring your child’s most recent shot record, certified birth certificate, most recent well child documentation, most recent dental visit documentation, and income verification if you think you might qualify for Head Start.


The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) is a supplemental foods program for pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women, infants and children under the age of five. WIC provides supplemental foods and nutrition education to qualifying participants. To apply for the WIC program or to receive more information call: 304-587-2323. May schedule: The Clay County WIC Office located at 452 Main Street in Clay is open to serve the public every Monday and Wednesday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. All Central WV WIC offices will be closed May 29  in observance of Memorial Day.


A food handlers class will be held at the Clay County Health Department on Wednesday, May 24, at 2 p.m. Cost is $10  (Fee is non-refundable unless CCHD cancels class). Make check or money order for $10 to Clay Co Health Dept., P.O. Box 36, Clay, WV 25043. Food cards are good for two years.


The Clay County Health Department will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day.


Walton Farmers Market in Roane County is now open every Thursday through Sept. 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the Walton Community Building. For more information call community organizer Faye Looney at 304-577-6726 or the WVU Extension Service office at 304-927-0975.


The Birch River PSD will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, May 12, at 9 a.m. at the PSD office in Birch River.

Four-H Camp applications are available at the WVU Clay County Extension Office.  Registration deadline is May 26. Late registrations cannot be accepted.  For more information on 4-H Camp, contact at 304-587-4267.

Clay County High School prom is coming up, and the school is asking for donations of lightly used prom dresses, shoes and makeup products. You can drop off donations in the front office of the high school.

To anyone having family or loved ones buried in the Samples Cemetery at Procious, please consider making contributions annually to its upkeep. Each mowing and weed eating of the extensive grounds cost $80 last year. At present, the fund is nearly depleted. A faithful few generously send money each year, but if everyone who can would contribute some amount annually, it would be greatly appreciated.  Call 965-5704 if you have any concerns. Mailing address is Loretta Moore, 5008 Pequonia Drive, Elkview , WV 25071. To any party who has their own equipment, and would like to be considered for the job of upkeep this year, please call.

Clay County Health Department is expanding its services. New services will include well child checkups, sick visits, chronic care, breast and cervical cancer screenings at free or not cost; as well as pap smears and mammograms and many more services. All major insurances are accepted — HMOs, PEIA, Blue Cross Blue Shields, United Health Care, Medicare and Medicaid, etc. Family planning will also be available for free or a low cost, as well as immunizations.  CHD is expanding their services due to funding reductions by the state and an assurance of continued reductions in the future. CHD also provides Women, Infant and Children (WIC) services and Right from the Start Services. Hours of operation for CHD are Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-4 p.m. Call CHD at 304-587-4269 for more information.


Monday after-school tutoring takes place every Monday at the Lizemores Church of the Nazarene from 4-6 p.m. Students who need help with homework or extra skills practice can come by Lizemores Nazarene and be assisted by teachers and other volunteers. A light snack will be served. Please ensure that all participating students have something to work on.


The meeting schedule for CAEZ board meetings in 2017 is as follows: Tuesday, May 2; Tuesday, June 6; July Meeting – to be announced; Tuesday, Aug. 1; Tuesday, Sept. 5 (to be held at different location); Tuesday, Oct. 3; Tuesday, Nov. 7; Tuesday, Dec. 5. Meeting will be held in the Clay County Courthouse Commission Room. Economic Development Committee meets at 4 p.m. and  board of directors meets at 6 p.m.