Estate Planning Expert to Provide Seminar

One of the nation’s leading estate planning and taxation attorneys, Charles “Skip” Fox IV, is coming to Parkersburg on May 24th. 

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As a partner in McGuireWoods of Charlottesville, VA,
Skip Fox chairs the firm’s private wealth services team.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF), Mid-Ohio Valley Estate Planning Council (MOVEPC), and the Marietta Community Foundation, financial planners, bankers, attorneys, accountants and insurance agents can participate in a national-caliber educational seminar right here at home.  Ohio and West Virginia continuing education credits are available in the fields of law, banking, accounting, insurance and financial planning.

Thanks to generous event sponsors, Astorg & Jones, CPAs, Peoples Bank, WesBanco Bank, and United Bank, the all-inclusive fee is $250 ($200 for MOVEPC members). 

The seminar is on May 24th from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Parkersburg Country Club. 

To register or learn more, contact the PACF at 304.428.4428 or or visit

Glenville Lions Club Carnival Is Coming to Town

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The Glenville Lions Club will be hosting GAMBILL Amusement from Wednesday May 24, 2017 - Saturday May 27, 2017.

The Lions Club Hot Dog Stand will open on Monday May 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m - around 6:00 p.m. to start selling concessions.

Wednesday & Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
6:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m.

Come out and join in the fun.

Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association

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Jadat Sports presents “Clash for the Cause SATURDAY JUNE 3RD Match time 7:00 pm, Meet and greet with the legends starts at 6:30 AT THE PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GYM, PARKERSBURG WV.

The fundraiser is for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tickets are $16 for Ringside and $12 for General Admission in Advance.

The Tickets will be $2 more at the door.

Featured Stars are the Louisville Lip Jim Cornette, Mr. U.S.A. Tony Atlas, Demoliton Axe who is making his last appearance in a WV ring.

And Jerry “The King” Lawler’s son “Grand Master Sexay” Brian Christopher.

Also featured will be a Ladies match, and a Lott-O-Wars Battle Royal were the fans pick the next wrestler to enter the ring.

West Fork Conservation District Supervisors Meeting – Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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The West Fork Conservation District Board of Supervisors monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at the USDA Service Center, Mount Clare, WV.

The meeting starts at 9:00 AM.

Please if you have questions contact Robin Ward, District Manager for the West Fork Conservation District at 304.627.2160 x 3730.

The West Fork Conservation District in West Virginia is comprised of the following four (4) counties located in the northern-central portion of the state:

•  Doddridge County
•  Gilmer County
•  Harrison County
•  Lewis County
The West Fork Conservation District Board of Supervisors monthly meeting will be held on June 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the USDA Service Center, Mount Clare, WV.

Sports Physicals at Gilmer County High School

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Gilmer County School Based Health will be doing Sports Physicals at Gilmer County High School in the School Based Health Clinic on Tuesday June 06, 2017, Wednesday June 07, 2017, and Thursday June 08, 2017, 8am-6pm.

Parents need to provide proof of Well Child Check and immunizations if done with a provider outside of Minnie Hamilton Health System. 

It is important that your child have an annual Well Child Check (including any needed immunizations).

Please make all arrangements to have your child’s Well Child Check performed prior to the sports physical. 

If a Well Child Check has not been performed within the previous 12 months, or if your child needs immunizations, we will schedule a follow up appointment for your child. 

If you have insurance, it will be billed for the sports physical, any remaining amount will not be the responsibility of the patient/parent/guarantor, only if scheduling the sports physical on one of the above-specified dates.

Appointments MUST be made in advance.

If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please call 304.462.3415 or 304.462.7322. 

Forms can be picked up at the School Based Health Office, Minnie Hamilton Health Systems, Go-Mart, Gil-Co and Rite Aid.

Hooked on Fishing Derby - 06.10.17

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WV Mountain State Gospel Singers Convention - June Sing PSA

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The West Virginia Mountain State Gospel Singers Corporation is having their first Gospel Sing on June 09, 10 and 11th, at their Mt Nebo convention grounds in Mt Nebo, Nicholas county.

Open Microphone - All Singers are Welcome - Free Camping for Tents & Trailers with Hookups During Sing Dates - Donations Accepted - Food Canteen Available Too

Friday Night, June 09. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 pm

Saturday Night, June 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 pm

Sunday Morning Worship, June 11 . . . . . . . .11 am

Convention grounds are located off US Highway19, 5 Miles South of Summersville, Nicholas County.

For detailed directions and additional info, visit their web site at or call 304.872.1977.

West Fork Conservation District Farm Field Day Event!

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The West Fork Conservation District encourages producers and students to attend the 2017 “Grazing Management Strategies” Field Day on Friday July 21st, and Saturday July 22nd, 2017. This field day will be for producers interested in learning about improving grazing practices and soil health, to make their operations more productive and profitable!

What are we talking about? The WFCD, along with WVU Extension, and The Natural Resource Conservation Service, will welcome renowned key note speakers, Mr. Greg Judy, and Dr. Matt Poore, who will come together to educate West Virginia’s local beef producers about extending forage production, successful cattle handling, and many other key features to successful farming.

Rancher and public speaker, Greg Judy, has given numerous talks and seminars all over the US, New Zealand & Canada, teaching the benefits of holistic high density planned grazing, leasing land, multi-species grazing, custom grazing, agroforestry and wildlife management. Mr. Judy will talk about “securing and developing economical grazing leases and mob grazing.”

Dr. Matt Poore, a Professor at North Carolina State University and Extension Beef Specialist, will teach about “making adaptive grazing work for you while maintaining soil health”.

There is something for everyone in this field day, and you do not want to miss these once in a lifetime keynote speakers! (Please note that you will need to pre-register with the District office to attend these events).

The field day will be a two-day event, with a dinner meeting featuring both Mr. Judy and Dr. Poore, taking place Friday, July 21st, at 6:00 p.m. at the Doddridge Co. Park on Snow Bird Road in Doddridge County, WV.

Saturday, July 22nd, will be a day filled with a morning seminar and an afternoon pasture walk, featuring Mr. Judy, Dr. Poore and West Fork’s NRCS District Conservationist, Jeff Griffith. Saturday’s event will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Maxwell farm, owned by John & Sue Ann Spiker, in Doddridge County, WV.

RSVP’s, including payment to attend, will need to be made by July 14th, 2017, and should include the number attending and the events that you wish to attend. We hope to see all of you out there for a chance to take away some great information and make great connections! To register, or for more information on this event, please contact WFCD at
304.627.2160 x 4.

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