Last Update  April 25, 2017

Let’s Grow Clay

   Before the June 23 2016 Great Wash Out, for decades, families in County Clay tended to and grew gardens. By doing so, nutritious home grown foods were canned and supplied the home with year round meals.  Life changed after the flood.
  To return the county to food production self sufficiency, the Greater Clay Long Term Recovery Committee is funding a 2017 home garden revival called, Let’s Grow Clay.
  The program funding includes: tilling small garden plots; providing seeds and seed potatoes; and purchasing basic tools to tend the land.  Greater Clay funding is in place for the first 25 families that apply by the May 1, 2017 , 4pm, deadline.  Priority will be given to Clay County flood survivors.
  To apply for this program call the Greater Clay Long Term Recovery Committee at 304 587 4700 or email: . Be sure to include the size of your garden spot when applying.  Thank you and Let’s Grow Clay.

CPR / First Aid
May 5th
Clay Ambulance Service, 304 587 2554 for details

Clay Health Department
Food Handlers Class
Wednesday April 26th at 2:00
COST: $10
(Fee is non-refundable unless CCHD cancels class)   Make check or money order for $10 to Clay Co Health Dept. PO Box 36, Clay   WV   25043  (Food cards are good for two years)

Clay County High School
Athletic Hall of Fame
The organization recognizes and honors athletes, coaches, and contributors to the athletic program. A nomination form is submitted for hall of fame consideration and must be received by July 1. Forms are available at the Clay County Bank, the high school athletic department, and at the “Clay County Athletic Hall of Fame” Facebook page. Inductees are honored at a ceremony held at the high school on Saturday night of the apple festival. Hall of fame information is available on the Facebook page.

Clay County Health Department
Still has Shingles shots available  for ages 60 and over.
Please get your vaccine while they are available.
The cost is 15.00.


           To anyone having family or loved ones buried in the Samples Cemetery at Procious, please consider making contributions annually to its upkeep. Each mowing and weed eating of the extensive grounds cost $80 last year. At present, the fund is nearly depleted. A faithful few generously send money each year, but if everyone who can would contribute some amount annually, it would be greatly appreciated.  Call 965-5704 if you have any concerns. Mailing address is Loretta Moore, 5008 Pequonia Drive, Elkview , WV 25071. To any party who has their own equipment, and would like to be considered for the job of upkeep this year, please call.   3-27-17


   Homeowners whose residences were damaged beyond repair and left uninhabitable by June’s severe storms, floods, mudslides and landslides that affected large swaths of central and southern West Virginia have to apply for demolition and debris removal programs on their private property.
 An eligible applicant’s debris removal from private property can be funded, providing that county officials determine that disaster-generated debris on private property in the designated area constitutes:
• immediate threats to life, public health, and safety
• immediate threats of significant damage to improved public or private property
• immediate threat to the economic recovery of the affected community and poses a detriment to the community-at-large
   Homeowners in the county of Clay can contact their county emergency management office for assistance.
Residents whose homes have been left uninhabitable by the disaster can contact their emergency management office at the following number:   County Phone Clay: 304-587-2849
   It is not necessary for applicants to have previously applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration.
   Inspections for the Private Property Debris Removal and Demolition programs are conducted by the individual counties with demolitions contracted out by the state using funds from the state and FEMA.
   It is advised that property owners do NOT demolish their own structures if they wish to participate in any Hazard Mitigation projects as that would make them ineligible for Mitigation funding.   3-2-17

Big Otter Community CEnter
Music Line Up
April 28th...Ruff Cut Country
Doors open at 4:00.  Music starts at 7:00 .Concessions.  $2.00 donation accepted at door.  Info call 304-286-2672.

2017 CAEZ Board Meeting
Location: Clay County Courthouse Commission Room
June 6
August 1
September 5
October 3
December 5
Note: * Meetings will be held at a different location

If you notice any Raccoons, Skunks, Bobcats, Coyotes, & Foxes acting strange or sick, please call 1-866-4USDA-WS
(1-866-487-3297) with the location and species found.  Samples may be collected by Wildlife Services staff to help monitor wildlife rabies in West Virginia. Do not approach or touch wild animals, alive or dead. Contact your local authorities if you need immediate assistance!  Strange or sick behavior can be: aggression, excessive salivation, circling, lethargy, stumbling, or paralysis.
Call 1-866-487-3297

Clay County Democratic
Executive Committee
Meets the first Monday of each month at 7 pm
County Commission room
Clay County Courthouse

Each Friday
Noon to 3
Greater Clay Building
Spread Park

NA Meeting
Each Tues & Sat  7 pm
Greater Clay Bldg
Spread Park

October 15th thru December 5th

Do you have the plan that best fits your needs?  Is your plan changing it’s coverage for 2017?  Is your premium increasing?  Do you want to see if something else is available, that offers coverage that is as good as or better than your current plan?  Are you new to Medicare?  Do you have other Medicare concerns?  I can help!  Free, one-on-one unbiased Medicare assistance is available at Clay County Senior Center Nutrition Site on Maysel/Procious Road.  Call Ernestine Post at 304 765-4091 for more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss your needs and concerns.

Lizemore FD & Ambulance Service
6 to 10pm
Concessions will be sold, Need Details? Dial 304 587 6058 or 304 587 6056


   If you have trash service with Waste Management you are entitled to Bulky Pickup. 2 large items per month and you must call at least 24 hours in advance of your regular service day for the pickup. These bulky items can be household furniture and large appliances, including but not limited to the following: refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers and stoves.
   Any item containing Freon must have the Freon removed by a certified technician with the proper WV CFC Removal Certification Form documentation attached. Waste Management will also provide quarterly collection of waste tires OFF the rim, having a radius of no more than 16.5 in.  Limited to 2 tires per quarter (max 8 tires per calendar year).  As with any large/heavy item you must call in advance to schedule to have tires picked up.
   Please call Waste Management at 1-800-834-5019 for more information or for bulky pickup. Please help keep Clay County Clean! Brought to you by the Clay County Solid Waste Authority. 2-21-15

Local Scanner Frequencies

Clay Ambulance   453.125
Clay Fire            453.050
Clay Sheriff         460.125
Med Base            155.340
Clay Bd of Ed      463.625
King's Wrecker    460.575
Green Shirt Dispatcher  42.10
Green Shirt car to car    42.26
State Road       47.32
Char Weather   162.400
Spencer Weather   162.500