Lighthouse Baptist Church will be holding a clothing giveaway in the old Ivydale Elementary School on Friday, November 22 from 9:00 – 500.  Everyone welcome!

The 30th annual arts and crafts show will be held at Nicholas County High School in Summersville. Friday, December 6, Midnight Madness from 9 pm to 12 Midnight; Saturday December 7 from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be over 100 booths, and admission is by donation. There will be door prizes given away hourly, and the grand prize is $100, with the drawing at 3 pm Saturday. You must be present to win the Grand Prize. Santa says be at this show, but no early birds please‼

Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Amma Community and Senior Center, Thursday Nov. 28, 10 am to 3 pm. Everyone Welcome. In remembrance of Beulah Smith and in appreciation of the Smith family. Carryout trays available and deliveries are available upon request. Call 304-965-1438 if you have questions. May God Bless You!

GED TESTING, Clay County Board of Education Office, Wednesday, November 20, 2013. GED Testing is FREE to anyone, and is scheduled at the Clay County Schools Board of Education Office in Clay on Wednesday, November 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. This is a one-day testing session. However, candidates must first pass an OPT Practice Test and obtain a test ticket before taking the official GED test. You may contact the SPOKES/Adult Basic Education instructor at the Valley Fork Center located at Wallback at 304-587-1191 for additional information or to schedule a time to take the Official Practice Test. If you are a partial test completer who has taken the GED test any time since 2002 but has not passed all five parts of the test, you have two more test dates to finish that version of the paper/pencil test. The new GED test comes out in January 2014 and will address common core standards and be computer-based. Call today to learn more and take advantage of this great opportunity!

WV Dept. of Veterans Assistance regularly scheduled visits in December. 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, December 4, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm, Wednesday, December 25 CANCELED; Richwood City Hall (Nicholas County), 6 White Avenue, Richwood, WV 26261, Wednesday, December 11, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm; Clay County Clerk (Clay County), 246 Main Street, Clay, WV 25043, Friday, December 20, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm; Webster Springs City Building (Webster County), 146 McGraw Avenue, Webster Springs, WV 26288, Wednesday, December 18, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm; Cowen American Legion Post No. 62 (Webster County), 63 Erbacon Road, Cowen, WV 26206, Wednesday, December 18, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Revelation Series at Riverside First Church of God November 17 – November 22. Evangelist Brother Richard Bradley will present the lessons. There will be singing nightly. Everyone is welcome. Pastor Billy Morris.

Bent Tree Community Church Ladies Group Christmas Bazaar/Bake Sale/Hotdog Sale at the Clay Lions Club Friday, December 6th from 10-4. There will be Christmas gifts, ornaments and other items. Lots of baked goods. Come out and see what you can find for that someone special!

Needing info plus pictures on the Ottervale School.  We have some info, but we would also like pictures of the school, teachers, and students if possible.  Contact Mildred McKenzie at 304-286-3213 or Jannette Douglas at 304-286-5065.  Thank You!

Bent Tree Community Church Ladies Group will be holding a Christmas Bazaar/Bake Sale/Hotdog at the Clay Lions Club Friday, December 6th from 10-4. There will be Christmas gifts, ornaments and other items. Lots of baked goods. Come out and see what you can find for that someone special!

The Clay County High School Class of 1998 is having a 15 year reunion on December 7th at the CCHS cafeteria beginning at 2 pm – feel free to email Angie Walker Cantrell at with any questions and to RSVP!

CCHS Class of 1989 Save The Date. The CCHS Class of 1989 will hold their 25th Class Reunion on August 2, 2014. If you graduated or should have graduated, you are more than welcome to attend. For more information, contact Rene’ Nichols Moore at 304-587-4022 or contact us at our Facebook CCHS Class of 1989.

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

Business Opportunity! If you are interested in starting a canoe, kayak, tubing business next spring and would like to use part of the BDA facility at Two Run to house your business, you are invited to present your plan to the BDA at their regular meeting on Monday, January 6 at 6:00. Please call Amanda Moore, Economic Development Director at 304-587-4166 for more information.

Clay County Historical Society Library is now open on Thursdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, located upstairs in the old courthouse.  Questions? Please call (304) 587-7652

Sam Samples Cemetery at Procious is still in need of donations as there has been little 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.

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 304-587-4729 Commander Jack Jones.