Gospel sing, Sunday, May 25 from 10 am – 4 pm at Rogers Fork Church in Newton.  Special singers will include Crimson Stream, Joe Bragg and The Believers, Rev. Dewey Tanner and the Parsons Brothers, Quindora Dobbins, and the Otterlick Singers. Come enjoy this special event with us!


En-Act Inc., your community resource agency First Annual Softball Tournament June 21 at Bradley Field (beside the High School). To register please call 304-587-6047 or 304-587-2789 and ask for Lisa. Rules and regulations will be given to each team when they call to register.


Benefit spaghetti dinner sponsored by Nebo Baptist Church at the Big Otter Community Building on Sunday May 18, 2014 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Take out trays will also be available upon request. The dinner is being held to support Heather Miller at The Center for Global Action, as she continues her missionary work in Atlanta, Georgia.


Food Handlers Class At Clay County Health Department, Wednesday May 28th at 11:00 am. Open to public. Cost is $10 (Fee is non-refundable unless CCHD cancels class). Make check or money order for $10 to Clay Co Health Dept., PO Box 36, Clay WV 25043. (Food cards are good for two years)


Antique Car Show, Laurel Nursing Home, Friday, May 16 from 9:00 – 1:00 pm. This is an event of National Nursing Home Week, There will be trophies, hot dogs and root beer floats! Everyone welcome to participate!!


The Laborer’s Quartet will be singing on May 24th and 6:00 pm at the Alta Church of God.  Everyone Welcome!  Pastor Paul E. Young


Parents As Teachers Program will sponsor Vera Bradley/Thirty One Bingo, May 17 at 6:00 pm at the Big Otter Fire Department, Big Otter. Doors open at 5:00 pm. 15 games for $20. Big Otter Fire Department will be selling concessions. This Bingo will assist Parents as Teachers Program – Free and voluntary program offered to families in Clay County – Birth to 5 years of age. All money collected will be used for activities and events with families. There will be an Early Bird drawing if you purchase your ticket early. Contact Karen Vaughan at 286-3182 or Cindy Watkins at 304-286-5522 or work 304-651-2736/


Boating Education Class for Braxton & Clay Counties on May 18, 2014 from 1 pm to 8 pm. at the Monongahela Power Building near Gassaway, WV. Students must attend all hours, both days. This is a 7-hour course and students must attend all sessions to be certified. In 1998 West Virginia passed legislation that requires any person born after December 31, 1985 to successfully complete an approved Boating Education Course before operating a motorboat or PWC in the State of West Virginia. The course is open to the public and is free of charge. Any age individual may attend, however only students at least 11 years of age that have passed the test will receive a certificate of completion. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. If you would like to register or need additional information, please contact the WV DNR District 3 office at 304-924-6211,Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.


Community Fitness Co-ed Softball Activity May 24, 2014 at the Clay County Park at Maysel. You must sign up by calling 304-587-4269 by May 16. The first 20 to register will be chosen at random for a team. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Sponsored by Clay County Health Department. CCHD not responsible for accidents/injuries.


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, Barbara Smith have put together several poems and put them in a book if you would like a copy. They are $10.00 a book. It’s called Poem From The Heart. Contact me at (304)-286-3325 for more information.


West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance regularly scheduled visits in May. 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, May 7 and Wednesday, May 28, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm; Richwood City Hall (Nicholas County), 6 White Avenue, Richwood, WV 26261, Wednesday, May 14, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm; Clay County Clerk (Clay County), 246 Main Street, Clay, WV 25043, Friday, May 16, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Webster Springs City Building (Webster County), 146 McGraw Avenue, Webster Springs, WV 26288, Wednesday, May 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm; Cowen American Legion Post No. 62 (Webster County), 63 Erbacon Road, Cowen, WV 26206, Wednesday, May 21, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.


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.


Artisans, prepare now for the Elk River Fest Artisans and crafters of all trades, prepare now to market your items at the Elk River Fest in June. Whether your specialty is crafts, quilts, pottery, paintings, sculptures, furniture, jams, jellies or other trade, now is the time to work on your inventory so you will have a good supply on hand come June. The Clay County Business Development Authority has booth spaces available. Call Roberta Faile at 587-2949 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 sgtmajjjones@gmail.com or call 304-632-5129.  Commander Jack Jones.