County Commissioners Taking Requests for Non-Profit Grants

The Marshall County Commission will be accepting, through Feb. 23, requests for monies from a Community Development Fund.

Non-profit organizations in Marshall County are eligible to submit applications. The county commission has budgeted $60,000 to assist organizations this year.

The fund was established a number of years ago, and has reached the $60,000 figure this year.

If an organization received funds last year, the origination must send receipts and or an itemized list showing how the money was used, along with this year’s request, to be eligible.

The county commission has appointed a committee, members of which will review the requests and make recommendations to the commission regarding agencies to receive funding for community projects.

The requests are to be sent to Community Development in care of Missy Tschappat, administrative assistant, Marshall County Commission, P.O.Drawer B, Moundsville, 26041.

The Marshall County Commission will be opening bids at its Jan. 30 meeting for a 2018 Fleet/Non-Retail Special service vehicle. A four-door, full-size, 4WD or similar vehicle is being sought. The bid specifications for vehicle, to be used by the sheriff’s department, may be obtained at the Office of the Marshall County Clerk. The bids are to be submitted by 9 a.m. on Jan. 30

The commissioners were set to open bids earlier on Jan. 9, but there were none to open.

Also, on Jan. 30 the commissioners will be opening, at 9 a.m., bids for a cardiac monitor and an automated constriction hand CPR. The invitation to bid is being extended to all qualified vendors licensed to do business in West Virginia. To receive a copy of the bid specifications contact Missy Tschappat, Marshall County Commission, 600 Seventh St., Moundsville. .

If you plan to attend the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Thursday at John Marshall High School and haven’t signed up, the chamber requests that you do so by Tuesday.

Following a meal provided by West Virginia Northern Community College, which is co-hosting the event, there will be tours of JMHS. This will be the first time that tours have been available since the renovation was completed this past August.

Reservations to the BAH are to be made by calling the chamber office at 304-845-2773.

Anyone planning to file in person for political offices, whether it be those seeking a city office or county office, has until Friday to do so. They can also file through the mail, but it must be postmarked by this coming Saturday.

Four of the municipalities in Marshall County — Benwood, Cameron, Glen Dale and McMechen — will be holding elections on May 8, with filings to be made in the city which the person resides.

In Benwood, voters will be electing a police chief and four council members; in Cameron, voters will elect a mayor and three council members; in Glen Dale, a mayor, a recorder and two council memberswill be elected; and in McMechen, a mayor and six council members.

Filings for county commission, board of education, conservation district supervisor, party executive committees are handled in the circuit clerk’s office.

The Marshall County Panthers will have a sign-up from 4-6 p.m., on Jan. 28 at the Sanford Center, 1600 Third St., Moundsville. Any boys or girls interested in tackle football or cheerleading and in grades 2-6 are eligible to participate.

If you have worn out your broom sweeping the snow off your porch or sidewalk during the past three weeks, the Moundsville Lions Club has a supply of brooms on hand. These are heavy duty brooms and will get you through any further snows.

The brooms are available from any club member. They will also be available at the Home and Business Expo, which will be held March 2-3 at the Moundsville Center at the former West Virginia Penitentiary.

While on the subject of the Moundsville Lions Club, the club will be sponsoring a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7-10 a.m., on March 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Moundsville.

Donations will be accepted and the money from the breakfast will go toward the purchase of eyeglasses for needy individuals.

We all know that the weather hasn’t been too good in recent weeks, but it hasn’t kept seniors from utilizing the Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville.

Moundsville Recreation Director Rico Coville said Thursday, “The regulars have been coming every day, although if the temperature is minus zero in the early mornings some wait until it warms up.”

Coville said the water temperature is now at 82 degrees.

Roger Hoard, along with two musical groups, Crandall Creek and One-A-Chord, will be performing on Feb. 2, at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville.

To obtain tickets, call 304-281-5776.

Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

A Grave Creek Mound film showing: “Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes,” will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

This will be the first program of the 2018 Archaeological Lecture Film Series, with the public invited to attend the 45-minute screening of the movie.

The film features author and historian Brendon Baillod and a team of elite technical divers as they investigate two historic shipwwrecks (the L.R. Doty and the Olive Jeannette) in the depths of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

The film is a National Geographic production.

By the way I received a telephone call last week from Lt. Gene Hunt of the Salvation Army .

He just called to find out how things were going in Moundsville and said he working on an awards day to honor those who assisted him during the Christmas season.

One thing he was very proud of during his one year assignment in Moundsville was being able to honor individuals and organizations from Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties who helped him during stay in the area.

Hunt is now located in Bluefield.