Briefly… 02-21-15

Plateau Amateur Radio Association announces postponement of this year’s Hamfest

Due to the weather we’ve had and what is in the near future, we are postponing our Hamfest until we are able to reschedule. As soon as we are able to get all the arrangements made, the new date/location will be announced.

Recycling schedule delayed

The City of Lewisburg did not pick up recycling this past week due to weather conditions. Recycling will resume regular schedule the week of Mar. 2-6. The City apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Call Public Works Director Mark Carver at 304-645-1833 with any questions.

The MTA Board of Director’s meeting

originally scheduled for Feb. 18, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors

has rescheduled their February meeting due to the snow and cold weather. The meeting will now be held next Thursday, Feb. 26. The speaker will be from Stuarts Title Company giving latest update on changes in the closing procedures.

Shooting Match in Williamsburg

set for Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Williamsburg Community Center, Williamsburg has been cancelled. Questions, call 304-645-3690.

Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc.

will host a Household Event for low income families Feb. 24-25-26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please register your family at the Wellspring Center- Rt. 60, Rupert, on the day of the event. Sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters, towels washcloths, kitchen towels, etc. The Wellspring Center is located next to Rupert City Hall.

Pancake Supper in Williamsburg

will be held at the Community Building Saturday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. Adults $5, children 6 to 12 $3 and no charge for under 6. Pancakes with choice of sausage OR ham. Beverage included. Free refills on pancakes only. Sponsored by Williamsburg Ruritan Club.

AHMH’s February schedule

Tuesday Jam Sessions at the American Heritage Music Hall (AHMH) at Island Park, 315 Monroe Avenue, Ronceverte, have moved to every Friday night, Feb. 20, 27 and Mar. 6 and 13, from 7 to 10/10:30 p.m. each evening. Doors open at 6, music starts at 7 p.m. Admission: Tuesdays $7 each; dance night $10 each. In February, the dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 and will feature the Lilly Mountaineers (from the Beckley area). The dance in March will be held Mar. 28 featuring Bill Evans & The Night Riders. Admission includes food, coffee and soft drinks brought in by the audience and donated to the music hall to share with everyone. (Bring your favorite snack to share.) (Note: AHMH DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY FOOD OR DRINKS). A family type atmosphere with no alcohol and no smoking, the Music Hall is handicap accessible, and a nonprofit organization, 501(c)3, located at Island Park, Ronceverte. For more information call 304-445-3220, 304-645-3982 or AHMH at 304-645-4667. (Leave a message). New website:

Caregiver Support Group

is offered the first Tuesday of every month at The Seasons Senior Living Community, 331 Holt Lane, Lewisburg. The next meeting will occur Mar. 3 at 5 p.m. The group will benefit individuals who provide care to loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-related diagnoses. Please call The Seasons at 304-645-4453 for questions.

Free tax filing services

North Central Community Action has partnered with the IRS to provide free tax filing services. If your household income is less than $60,000 a year and you have a simple tax return such as a 1040 or a 1040A, you are welcome to go to click on the gold “File Now” box to complete your state and federal tax returns at no charge to you. There is a 24 hour support line on the website. If you do not have access to the internet, you may call to set up an appointment to use the computers at our office for you to prepare your taxes. Please feel free to call 304-536-1050 with any questions.

A Call for Your Best Poetic Effort

Write a poem you are proud of and win the $1,000 grand prize! Famous Poets Press is sponsoring a new poetry contest, open to everyone. There is no entry fee. There are 50 prizes in total. To enter send one poem of 21 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, P.O. Box 21, Talent, OR 97540. Or enter on-line at A winner’s list will be sent to all entrants. “This is our big contest of the year,” said Executive Director Mark Schramm. “We trust our prizes will encourage new poets to share their talent.” The deadline for entering is Mar. 7.


would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or

AA meetings

are held at St. James Episcopal Church, 218 S. Court, Lewisburg at 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12 noon.

NarAnon meetings

are held Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 218 South Court Street, Lewisburg. NarAnon is a 12-step support group for persons effected by someone else’s addiction. Contact Susan at 304-646-6506 for questions.

The Bluefield Princeton area

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group

meets once a month, usually around the last Tuesday. The group is open to all who have MS and also family and friends. Medical students and such are welcome. There is no charge or fees to join. We’re into our 28th year as a group. Please come, you’ll find us a caring and encouraging group. For more information call Doug Mullins, group leader, at 304-753-9126.

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