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.

The Birch River PSD will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 11, at 9:00 am at the PSD office in Birch River.

Come out on October 31st from 3pm to ??? for a SPOOKTACULAR time in the IGA Parking Lot!! We will have live performers and some dead ones too!! The Clay County Cloggers will be dancing! Enter a cake in the Halloween cake contest, play games, get a tattoo or your face painted. Dance with ghosts and ghouls to Halloween music and even take over the mic for karaoke! We will have treat bags and hold a costume parade just before costumes are judged. Join us for what we hope will be the 1st of many Halloween bashes!….Volunteers Still Needed…..Everything is Free!

Veteran’s Memorial ATV Ride, October 19, 2013. The ride will start and end at the Old Chicopee Plant in Pack Fork, Lizemores WV. Registration will start at 10:00 am, ATV’s will pull out at 12:00 pm. The cost is $10 per person (includes meal at end of ride). Contact Trinity or Kelli Vane @ 304-587-1154 if you have questions. 50/50, Prizes, refreshments available. Shirts will be sold during registration. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS.

Benefit Dinner at Lizemores United Methodist Church Saturday October 12, 2013 starting at 12 noon. All you can eat for $7.00 The menu will include brown beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, kraut and wieners or slaw. Hotdogs, chips, desserts and drinks are available as well. Takeout and local delivery available. Proceeds for the completion of a bridge and parking lot at the church. Call the church at 304-587-7642.

Widen Folk Reunion, Senior Center in Summersville, October 12. Let’s all get together, before we get winter bound. Duffields, Dancys, Stricklands, Widen folk, Strange Creekers, and Ridge Runners. Stop on by and “Join us at the Senior Center in Summersville, WV on October 12, 2013. The time is 10 am until we get done talking! We will eat around 12 noon, so bring a favorite dish. Paper products will be furnished. Come on out and lets have a great time. Any questions call Charles Duffield 304-872-1166

59th Annual West Virginia Black Walnut Festival, Spencer, WV October 10th-13th, 2013. Visit www.wvbwf.com/ for more details.

HE White Elementary is having their Fall Carnival on Saturday, October 26th from 6-9:00 PM so please put on your best costume and come out and have a spooktacular good time with us.
Scare Pole Contest Begin decorating – Oct. 7, Judging – Oct. 21, Remove by Nov. 11. Open to businesses, individuals, clubs, etc. Call 304-587-4166 for Pole assignment
Local foods buyer-grower exhibition, October 23d, 1:30-5:00 PM at the Big Sandy Conference Center located in Huntington. The event is intended to serve as a mixer for interested buyers and sellers of locally produced farm products.  Organizers are currently seeking both buyers and growers from the region (including southern WV, the Kanawha Valley and northern adjoining counties) to participate. Please note that the intended buyer audience for this is commercial-scale end-markets, rather than home consumers.]

Fall Revival at Elk River Baptist Church, Rt. 4 South of I-79 Exit 51, Frametown October 7 through October 11 at 7 pm. The Evangelist will be Curt Davis. There will be special singers nightly. We invite you to come out and worship with us in praising our Lord and Savior. Brace Cook, Pastor.

The Friends and Family of Michelle Belt will be hosting a benefit Sing on October 12 from 2 till 5 at the Clay County High School Auditorium. Most of you will remember Michelle from her many years of employment at Dr. James Office. Her husband is Keith Belt of Dog Run. Singing at the benefit will be The Representatives Quartet, Mt State Baptist Youth Choir & Jason Belt. All proceeds will go to Michelle Belt who is currently battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Come out and enjoy great music and refreshments! Food and admission will be by donation. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, contact Karen Belt Thomas 304-587-4467 or Judy Belt Workman 304-332-5373

The Bonnie Bus will be at Clay Senior Center (located at 174 Main Street across from Rite Aid) on November 13, 2013.  If you are in need of a mammogram and want to make an appointment, please contact Pam Boggs at (304) 587-2468.

Central WV Aging Services Health Fair and Flu Clinic, October 10, 7:30 am to 1 pm at Braxton County Armory in Gassaway. Cost of labs to individuals will be $10 for comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Lipid Panel, Complete Blood Count and TSH. PSA test and A1c are $3 each. Flu vaccines are free. Call Shelly at 304-765-3668 or email sflint@frontier.com 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

Ring found in Maysel area.  Call 651-1956, if you can describe it, it’s yours!

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.

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 clayadultlearningcenter.weebly.com. 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.

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.

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 sgtmajjjones@gmail.com or call 304-587-4729 Commander Jack Jones.