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 commissioners Silas Mullins at 304-732-0007, extension 301; Larry Mathis at 304-682-4834, or Jason Mullins at 304-673-9019.
Bingo: City of Mullens is sponsoring Bingo each Monday (except holidays) at 6:30 p.m. in the Legion Building.
Black lung benefits are the focus of meetings held the second Thursday of each month in the Mullens Opportunity Center, or former Mullens Grade School building, beginning at 6 p.m. From 5 until 6 p.m., those interested may get assistance with forms or get questions answered.
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.
Captain Ralph Stewart Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution meet the first Tuesday of each month — excluding January, July, August, December — at 7 p.m. in the Guyandotte Baptist Church in Jesse. To become a member, individuals must descend from someone who fought in the American Revolution; chapter members will assist with required paperwork. For more information on becoming a member, contact Dan Bragg at 304-682-4622 or Ira Cook at 304-682-6024; or, for the Daughters of the American Revolution, contact Anita Lusk at 304-682-6552. Everyone is welcome.
Center Public Service District meetings are conducted the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at 100 R.D. Bailey Highway, in Mullensville. Meetings are open to the public.
Disabled American Veterans’ van is providing transportation to the VA Hospital in Beckley by phoning Frank Sizemore at 304-732-6140 or 304-585-7738. Two days prior notice is needed for transport on the DAV van. Volunteer drivers are also needed; to volunteer phone Sizemore.
Chapter 56 members conduct meetings the third Thursday of each month at Stafford Funeral Home, in Lynco, beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, phone Dennis Hurley, commander, at 304-682-6874.
Eastern Wyoming Public Service District meetings are conducted the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the water plant in Stephenson. Meetings are open to the public.
Glen Rogers Public Service District meetings are now conducted the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at the sewer plant. Meetings are open to the public.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday at 7 p.m. in the Oceana Public Library conference room. For more information, phone 304-923-2979 or 304-682-6982.
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.
Pineville Lions Club members meet the second and fourth Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Pineville Presbyterian Church. 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.
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.
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.
Veterans in Wyoming and McDowell counties who may need assistance with VA disability claims or other free services are urged to visit the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance in Welch, at 90 Howard Street on the second floor of the library, or phone 304-436-3804. Services are free to veterans.
Wyoming County Abandoned Building Agency members meet the first Tuesday of each month at noon in the county commission offices, located in the bank basement, across the street from the courthouse. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, phone 304-732-0007, extension 301.
Wyoming County Board of Education meetings are conducted the first and last Monday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center conference room. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, phone 304-732-6262.
Wyoming County Career and Technical Center has a 2014 modular home, built by students, available for $73,000. The house is 28 feet by 52 feet – or 1,456 square feet – and features two bedrooms and two baths. For more information, phone 304-732-8050.
Wyoming County Commission members meet the first and third Wednesday of each month. All meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are conducted in the commission offices, located in the former Pineville Riverside School building, adjacent to Palisades Park. (Enter through the double glass doors closest to the park.) Meetings are open to the public. For more information or to be placed on an agenda, phone 304-732-0007, extension 301, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Wyoming County Economic Development Authority members will meet Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the EDA building. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.; those planning to eat should phone Laura Roberts-Lambert at 304-732-6707 prior to the meeting day. For more information, phone 304-732-6707.
Wyoming County Genealogical Society has only a few remaining hard-bound “Wyoming County Heritage” books available for sale. Additionally, those who would like to submit ancestor charts, family histories, stories, inquiries, and other regional historical information for the newspaper are urged to do so. For more information, phone Pat Adams at 304-732-6753.
Wyoming County Historical Museum is open to visitors Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 4 p.m.
Board members meet the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
Wyoming County Solid Waste Authority members meet the second Wednesday in January, April, July, and October at noon in the Solid Waste Authority building, behind the courthouse, in Pineville. Meetings are open to the public.
This year’s Tailgate Halloween will be Oct. 25 at a new location — the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza.
Parks and Recreation Director Leslie Baker said this location will be even safer, as the trick-or-treating will be contained in one area. The annual event is in its 28th year, and Baker said it has been at a number of locations.
Admission is $1, and kids can expect a basketful of treats, from candy to coloring books. About 50 businesses, organizations, nonprofits and individuals distribute treats each year.
The event will happen rain or shine. For more information or to register to hand out treats, call 304-252-3730.
Beckley’s 24th Annual Chili Night’s block party will be Oct. 4 from 5 – 9 p.m. along streets in uptown Beckley. The event features a chili cook-off and entertainment.
Entertainment at the Word Park Gazebo, Shoemaker Square Gazebo and a stage on Main Street will feature a variety of musical styles.
Myers Amusements will offer carnival rides. Chili Night is one of Beckley’s largest events and it serves as a fund-raiser for Beckley Events. The event caps off a busy day in Beckley which includes the Half-Marathon and the Rocket Boys Festival at the Beckley Exhibition Mine.
Volunteer West Virginia will host a Strength-Based Grant Writing training Oct. 15-17 in Charleston, intended to help build new capacity for nonprofit organizations.
You will learn the nuts and bolts of preparing a grant proposal while being guided through a process that focuses on organization strengths.
Training times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 17. Lunch will be provided Oct. 15 and 16.
For more information, call Moya Doneghy at 304-558-0111 or email@example.com.
The 6th Annual Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held in conjunction with the annual Bridge Day celebration Oct. 18.
Chili tasting will begin after most of the Bridge Day activities wind down. The Lilly Mountaineers will perform at 2:30 p.m. and chili tasting begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 5:30 p.m.
For information, call Fayetteville CVB at 304-574-1500 or visit www.VisitFayettevilleWV.com.