FREE - The High School Equivalency Test is still free in West Virginia. However, you do need to pass a Practice Test first. Call 304-354-6151 Extension 106 to schedule a test or just come in to an Adult Basic Education class. Calhoun County classes are held at the Career Center on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30-3:30 and Wednesday from 4-6 and Gilmer County classes are at St. Marks Church on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6. There are also Distance Ed classes available through Arnoldsburg Elementary. Don’t wait. Call now.
WIC NUTRITION PROGRAM
The Women, Infants, and Children [WIC] Nutrition Program is a supplemental foods program for pregnant, post-partum, or breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of five. WIC provides food, breastfeeding support and nutrition education to families in Calhoun County. To apply for the WIC Program or to receive more information call the local office at 304-354-6898 or the main office in Parkersburg at 304-428-3688. WIC Clinic is at 186 Hospital Drive Building 2, Suite 3, Grantsville each Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
SAVE THE CHILDREN-PARENT CHILD GROUPS
ARNOLDSBURG AND PLEASANT HILL SCHOOLS
Save the Children has an exciting opportunity for children and families in Calhoun County. We are offering weekly Parent Child Groups at Pleasant Hill Elementary School and Arnoldsburg Elementary School, starting every Friday at 2:00 p.m. The focus of these groups will be Kindergarten Readiness Skills for children 3 to 5 years old, but all younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Snacks will also be provided.
During the weekly Parent Child Groups, we will be exploring the following Language, Literacy and Math Kindergarten Readiness skill areas: Knowing about the alphabet, books and print; talking and listening; understanding words and sounds; numbers, counting, patterns, sorting and classification; comparison, measurement and geometry. These are all critical skills that your child needs in order to be prepared for Preschool and Kindergarten. We look forward to meeting you and helping prepare your child for school success.
If you have any questions, We can be reached at Pleasant Hill Elementary School 304-354-6022 Debra Smith; or Arnoldsburg Elementary School 304-655-6616 Robin Hudson.
ROANE/JACKSON COUNTY PROGRESSIVE
FARMER 2019 DINNER MEETING SERIES
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TAKING ORDERS NOW FOR THE
ANNUAL BERRY AND PLANT SALE
Gilmer County Farm Bureau and WVU Extension Service - Gilmer and Calhoun County will once again be placing a bulk order for Spring Plants and Berries. The spring plants and berries that are available this year will be strawberries, blackberries, raspberries (both red and black), and blueberries.
We will also be offering asparagus roots and rhubarb crowns. If you would like to improve your garden by adding one or more of these berry plants contact the WVU Extension Service - Gilmer and Calhoun County respectively at 304-462-7061 or 304-354-6332, and we will mail you an order form. You may also email email@example.com for a copy of the order form. Orders and payment is due by Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the close of business, 4:00 p.m.
Once plants arrive all participants will be called and plants will need to be picked up within 5 days. Plant will be available to be picked up in Gilmer and Calhoun County, at the WVU Extension Office. Expect plants to arrive the second or third week of April. Do not miss out on this opportunity to add some fresh berries and perennial vegetable plants to your future family meals.
TEMPORARY WORK AVAILABLE - (e.2/14/19) Click for details Relief Workers Needed Contact a Workforce office to set up an appointment for eligibility. 304-354-9265 Calhoun; 304-927-0954 Roane; 304-587-2686 Clay; 304-420-4531 Parkersburg; 304-373-0313 Ripley.
ADULT CAREGIVER NEEDED - (e.2/21/19) Ritchie County, every other Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Call 304-349-2686.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT SPENCER ARMACELL - (e.2/14/19) Click for details Available Positions at Spencer Armacell
REVERSE JOB FAIR - April 18, at West Virginia University at Parkersburg from 10am -2 pm. All job seekers will be required to attend an all day preparation workshop prior to the Job Fair. For details see Reverse Job Fair
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS NEEDED - (e.2/21/19) Loved Ones In-Home Care of Ripley is currently looking to hire Personal Care Attendants (homemakers) in the Calhoun County area. Interested candidates may call (304)373-0014 for more information.
PERSONAL CARE PROVIDED NEEDED - (e.2/21/19) The Calhoun County Committee on Aging (CCCOA) is accepting applications for Personal Care Providers. Personal Care Providers are a valuable asset to our Organization and to our community, providing care in the home for those whom cannot fully care for themselves. Applicants must have a valid CPR card and reliable transportation. CCCOA is an equal opportunity employer, and provides free training for the position. All adults with no physical lifting restrictions, including those age 60 and over, are encouraged to apply. All applicants are subject to a Criminal Investigation Background check by the W.Va. State Police. Applicants must submit three letters of reference along with an application that can be obtained at the center or downloaded from the links on this page below. Please call 354-7017 for more information. cccoa-wv.org
SYCAMORE BAPTIST CEMETERY- The Sycamore Baptist Cemetery Board would greatly appreciate any donations from families of those interred. Those wishing to contribute to the upkeep of this cemetery located on Mt. Zion Ridge may send checks made payable to: Sycamore Baptist Cemetery Fund and mailed to trustee treasurer Mrs. Lori Garrett, 4260 Sycamore Road, Millstone, WV 25261. Current trustees, in addition to Mrs. Garrett, are Mr. Hayes Haymaker and Mr. Cleo Dean Burch. Due to health issues, Mrs. Lenell Stalnaker and Mrs. Sue (Fleming) Haymaker are no longer serving as trustees.
FRIDAY FEB. 15
VALENTINE'S DANCE - Arnoldsburg Elementary's Fourth Grade Class will be hosting a Valentine's Dance on February 15th from 5-7 p.m. All proceeds will go for their End-of-Year field trip. Admission is $5 a person or $15 for a family of 3 or more. Cost of games and photo booth are included with admission cost. There will be games, activities, and concessions.
BIG OTTER COMMUNITY CENTER MUSIC - Every Friday doors open at 4:30 pm, music begins at 7:00 through 10:00 pm. Come have a hillbilly hotdog with chili and cole slaw some homemade dessert and visit with your neighbors before being entertained with Ole Country, Bluegrass and sometimes a little Rock and Roll. Featured Band is Dixie Highway. The center is located at 3433 Big Otter Hwy., Ivydale, WV. Please contact Art Douglas at 304.286.3433 to rent the building.
SATURDAY FEB. 16
UPPER WEST FORK PARK MUSIC - Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Music from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Featuring Willie D & No Regrets.
SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER - Saturday, February 16th 6-8 p.m. The Little Kanawha Valley Christian School students will be holding a spaghetti dinner to raise money for their Spring Trip to Colonial Williamsburg VA, at the school located at 6377 W Little Kanawha Hwy
Big Bend, West Virginia. The dinner will include salad, spaghetti and sauce, bread, drink and dessert for $10. Students will be seating and serving. Please come out to support the students!
FRIDAY FEB. 22
PICK YOUR PRIZE BINGO - Friday, February 22nd at Heritage Park Community Building in Spencer. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. 20 Games for $20. Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Raffles and Concessions. Prizes include, Longaberger Basket, Case Knives, Vera Bradley, Lilly Bloom Purses and More! The first 30 to arrive will be entered in the Early Bird Drawing. "Building with Faith," All proceeds benefit continued restoration of the Market Street Chapel in Spencer. Sponsored by the Friends of the Market Street Chapel Restoration Project. For more information contact Jule Boggs 304-927-3327 or Kim Parsons 304-927-0094.
BIG OTTER COMMUNITY CENTER MUSIC - Every Friday doors open at 4:30 pm, music begins at 7:00 through 10:00 pm. Come have a hillbilly hotdog with chili and cole slaw some homemade dessert and visit with your neighbors before being entertained with Ole Country, Bluegrass and sometimes a little Rock and Roll. Featured Band is Bandeleros. The center is located at 3433 Big Otter Hwy., Ivydale, WV. Please contact Art Douglas at 304.286.3433 to rent the building.
SATURDAY FEB. 23
FIRST AID-CPR CLASS - There will be a First Aid & CPR class offered at Arnoldsburg Elementary School on Saturday, February 23 from 8:30 am to 2 pm. The cost of the class is $20 per person and the class will cover the following: Choking in Children; Adult & Child CPR; Epi Pen usage; Wound care. If interested in attending this class please contact Arnoldsburg Elementary at 304-655-8616 ext 110 to sign up.
BEEKEEPERS MEETING - The next meeting of the West Central Beekeeping Association will be held Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm at the COA building, 811 Madison Avenue Spencer, WV. The public is invited.
UPPER WEST FORK PARK MUSIC - Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5:00 p.m. Music from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Band to be announced.
FRIDAY MARCH 1
BIG OTTER COMMUNITY CENTER MUSIC - Every Friday doors open at 4:30 pm, music begins at 7:00 through 10:00 pm. Come have a hillbilly hotdog with chili and cole slaw some homemade dessert and visit with your neighbors before being entertained with Ole Country, Bluegrass and sometimes a little Rock and Roll. Featured Band is Rough Country. The center is located at 3433 Big Otter Hwy., Ivydale, WV. Please contact Art Douglas at 304.286.3433 to rent the building.
SATURDAY MARCH 2
BINGO NIGHT - Arnoldsburg Elementary School will hold their annual BINGO NIGHT on Saturday, March 2. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Concessions, Drawings, 50/50, Buy-Ins, Auctions and More will be included in the event. $20 for at least 20 games. Early Birds may call 304-655-8616.
BASKET BINGO - Wirt County High School Tiger Marching Band will host a
Basket Bingo on Saturday, March 2, at the WCPC cafeteria. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 6. Early Birds $20.00. $25.00 at the door.
Prizes valued between $25-$50. Proceeds will go toward new band uniforms. For more info or early bird tickets call Jennifer at 304-588-6630.
THURSDAY MARCH 14
GILMER COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE MEETING - The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Gilmer County Ambulance Service Authority Board is scheduled for Thursday March 14th at 5 pm. The meeting will be held at the EMS building at 230 West Main Street in Glenville. The meeting in open to the public.
SATURDAY APRIL 6
BAND BOOSTERS SPRING CAR, VENDOR-CRAFT SHOW AND BINGO! -
Saturday, April 6th - Calhoun Middle High School Band Boosters will be hosting a Car Show, Vendor-Craft Show, and Bingo at Calhoun Middle High School. The Vendor-Craft Show will open at 9:00 am, the Car Show at noon, and the Bingo at 2:00 pm. Concessions will be provided by the Band Boosters. More details and registration forms will be available soon, but for now, mark your calendar for Saturday, April 6th.
TWO RUNS 4-H SPRING JAMBOREE - April 6th from 12-6 p.m. at the Two Runs Community Building in Palestine, WV. There will be concessions and a goodie/cake walk all day. There will also be a bucket auction, baked goods auction, corn hole tournament, live entertainment and the drawing for the gun raffle. Corn hole and entertainment pending weather. Come out for a fun event to help support the Two Runs Willing Workers 4-H Club.