Accumulating garbage, trash, paper, litter, refuse, cans, bottles, discarded furniture, appliances, tires, construction and demolition materials, among other items in yards, on road ways, or in streams is illegal. To report these open dumps, contact the Wyoming County Litter Control program at 304-732-8000, extension 421, or contact Commissioner Silas Mullins at 304-732-8000, extension 290.

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Baileysville High School Class of 1960 will celebrate their 50-year reunion Sept. 11 in the armory in Beckley. For more information, contact Peggy Fortner Carey at 850-265-3859.

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Bingo: Mullens Area Chamber of Commerce conducts bingo games Monday at 6 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building.

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Brenton Public Service District meetings are conducted the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the PSD office. Meetings are open to the public.

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Bright Prospect Missionary Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School July 26 - 30 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. daily for all ages using the theme “Hero Headquarters.” Rosetta Bailey is director and Rev. Jackie Lusk is church pastor. Everyone is welcome.

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Captain Ralph Stewart Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Guyandotte Baptist Church in Jesse. For more information on becoming a member, contact Danford Bragg Jr. at 304-682-6561. Everyone is welcome.

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Center Public Service District meetings are conducted the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the plant. Meetings are open to the public.

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Christian Fellowship Worship Center, in Pineville, will host Vacation Bible School July 26-30 from 6 until 8:20 p.m. This year’s theme is “High Seas Expedition.” Bill Goode is church pastor. For more information, phone Elaine Adkins at 304-732-9656.

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Coalfields Expressway Authority members meet the fourth Thursday March-December at 10 a.m. in the EDA Building in Pineville. Meetings are subject to change; call to confirm. For more information, phone 304-732-6707.

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Eastern Wyoming Public Service District meetings are conducted the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the new water plant in Stephenson. Meetings are open to the public.

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Elk Creek reunion is scheduled Sunday, Aug. 1, at Chief Logan State Park shelter 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Those attending should bring food, chairs, and photos.

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Energy Express continues at Berlin McKinney Elementary School in Oceana through July 30. Volunteers are needed to assist with the program. Those interested in volunteering are urged to contact Eric Bailey at 304-923-5875.

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Friends of the Pineville Library are offering a second printing of “A Taste of Wyoming County,” containing more than 400 recipes, for $10 a copy. Proceeds will go to fund various library projects. Copies of the cookbook are available at the Pineville Public Library or from any member of Friends of the Pineville Library; phone 304-732-6228.

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Glen Rogers Public Service District meetings are conducted the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the sewer plant. Meetings are open to the public.

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Helping Hands RV Ministry’s Teresa Robinson is conducting women’s Bible study sessions each Tuesday, through July 27, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. in the Mullens Episcopal Church and each Thursday, through Aug. 5, from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at RV site 62 at Stephens Lake.

Youth night, for youngsters in fifth-12th grades, is also hosted in the Mullens Episcopal Church each Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. with air hockey, Ping-Pong, foosball, and other games for youngsters. Everyone is welcome.

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Karate For Kids Club is scheduled Tuesday and Friday, for children 4 to 12 years old, from 6 until 7 p.m. in the Pineville Elementary School multi-purpose room. Adult classes are scheduled from 7:30 until 9 p.m.; self-defense courses available by pre-registration. For more information, phone Adam Bradford at 304-207-1918.

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Kopperston Public Service District meetings are conducted the second Monday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Kopperston Presbyterian Church basement. Meetings are open to the public.

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Mullens City Commission meetings are conducted the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in city hall. Meetings are open to the public.

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Mullens High School All-Class Reunion is scheduled July 23-24 at the Raleigh County Armory. All classes are invited.

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Natural Resources Commission quarterly meeting is scheduled Sunday, Aug. 8, beginning at 1 p.m. in the state Division of Natural Resources Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue in South Charleston. The public is invited to attend and make comments. Agenda items include approval of the 2011-2012 Hunting and Trapping Regulations and approval of the 2011 Fishing Regulations.

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Oceana High School’s eighth annual reunion picnic is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 7, in Gilliland Park in Oceana for all graduates, students, faculty, and friends. Registration begins at noon; opening activities begin at 1 p.m.; photos at 1:15 p.m.; meal at 2:20 p.m. Cost is $10; OHS Alumni Association members with paid dues are admitted free. For more information, visit OHSAlumni.com.

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Oceana Town Council meetings are conducted the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in town hall. Meetings are open to the public.

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Phillips reunion is scheduled Saturday, July 31, at Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church, in Saulsville, with a potluck dinner. Those attending should bring a covered dish and pictures. On Friday evening, a wiener roast camp fire, pig roast, and storytelling is scheduled. Everyone is welcome. For information, phone 304-294-6108.

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Pineville Lions Club members meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Castle Rock Restaurant. Contributions of cash or used eye glasses are welcome for the group’s eye care program. For more information, contact Patti Lewis at 304-732-7270.

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Pineville Town Council meetings are conducted the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in town hall. Meetings are open to the public.

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Piney Creek Watershed Association will conduct a “rain barrel workshop” Saturday, July 31, from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia. Participants will help assemble their own rain barrel. Cost is $50/barrel. The workshop also includes a presentation by Tim Pyles, New River master gardener, on the uses of rain barrels in water conservation and storm water management, and includes instructions on how to set-up the barrel.

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Ravencliff-McGraws-Saulsville Public Service District meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in the business office. Meetings are open to the public.

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Rockcastle Baptist Association’s 108th annual meeting is scheduled Thursday, July 29, at Oceana First Baptist Church with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Rev. Spencer Oxford is moderator. Rev. Larry G. Addair Jr. will deliver the annual sermon.

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Safe Schools Helpline: To report violence, weapons, threats, thefts and property damage, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual harassment, or other dangerous situations in any school, students, parents and school staff are encouraged to phone 1-866-SAFEWVA (1-866-723-3982) or e-mail safeschools@wvdmaps.gov. Callers can remain anonymous and the phone is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Southern Conservation District board members will conduct their regular meeting Aug. 12 at 9:45 a.m. in the Southern Soil Conservation District Building located at 463 Ragland Road in Beckley. For more information, phone 304-253-0261.

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Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association members meet the second Monday of each month in Mullens Opportunity Center’s Room 22, upstairs, beginning at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association at 304-250-7053 or info@ugwawv.org.

Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association will host the next in a series of public forums July 29 in Welton Bible Chapel fellowship hall/polling place from 6:30 until 8 p.m. for all residents interested in discussing water-related issues. Those attending may bring questions, ideas, and concerns. Topics will include wastewater treatment options, stream clean up, water monitoring, and general watershed information. For more information, contact Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association at 304-250-7053 or info@ugwawv.org.

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West Virginia Birth to Three serves children, up to three years of age, whose development is not on track. For more information about early intervention services, phone 1-866-321-4728.

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Wyoming County Board of Education meetings are conducted the first and last Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center conference room. Meetings are open to the public.

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Wyoming County Board of Health members meet the first Tuesday in March, June, September, December at 5:30 p.m. in the county Health Department lobby in Pineville. Meetings are open to the public.

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Wyoming County Career and Technical Center is now enrolling adult students for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 19. For more information, phone 304-732-8050, extension 104.

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Wyoming County Commission members meet the first and third Wednesday of each month beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the conference room located behind the jail. For more information, phone 304-732-8000, extension 242, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

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Wyoming County Economic Development Authority members will meet Aug. 19, Sept. 16, and Nov. 18. at 6 p.m. in the EDA Building in Pineville; dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Those planning to eat dinner should phone Laura Roberts-Lambert at 304-732-6707 the day before the meeting.

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Wyoming County Genealogical Society has only a few “Wyoming County Heritage” books remaining for sale at a reduced cost. Anyone can provide historical articles, folklore, customs, birth and death notices, cemetery reports, family histories, etc. to be published in the group’s newsletter. To make submissions or receive copies, contact the society at P.O. Box 1186, Pineville, WV 24874 or phone Pat Adams, president, at 304-732-6753.

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Wyoming County Historical Museum Board of Directors members meet the first Thursday of each month in Oceana City Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

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Wyoming County Library Board meetings are conducted the second Wednesday at 5 p.m., usually in the Pineville Public Library. Meetings are open to the public.

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Wyoming County Solid Waste Authority members meet the third Wednesday in January, April, August and December at noon in the EDA office at Pineville. Meetings are open to the public.

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