New Addresses Set for Dallas Area

Beginning Tuesday some 140 families in the Dallas zip code area will officially become part of the county re-addressing endeavor to better facilitate emergency responses (fire department, law enforcement, and emergency medical services) during times of a crisis.

The Marshall County Commission, along with the Marshall County Communications 9-1-1, has coordinated with several agencies this mapping/addressing undertaking with the Dallas zip code having been chosen to be the first postal area in the county for the re-addressing.

Mapping/Addressing Coordinator/ 911 Director Larry D. Newell said that some additional 60 residents in the Dallas zip code have yet to have their new addresses confirmed. He stated that whether or not residents in this area have been officially notified of their changeover, it will not effect their mail as their postal carrier will have both their new and old addresses.

Newell, in a letter to residents whose mail is delivered through the Dallas Post Office, stated that the county re-addressing came about since there are a number of areas in the county that have duplicate street names and numbers as well as addresses that are not clear as to their locations.

He states that an example would be an RD, or addresses with route or box numbers and no road name, and also residents who utilize only a post office box with no clear street address.

He pointed out that in accordance with State Code 8-12-5, the Marshall County Commission and the U.S. Postal Service have assigned the new addresses, many of which were suggested by residents living in a particular area.

In the letters to the Dallas Post Office customers, the new mailing and 911 addresses were included.

Newell states that under U.S. Postal Service rules the current address will be associated with the new mailing/911 address for 12 months, and after that period the former address will be removed and no mail delivery will be received after that time frame.

It is explained that the new mailing/911 address is designed to be used when the home occupant requires such services as emergency responders, UPS and/or FED Ex delivery, utilities and other household services.

It is strongly recommended that the new house number be posted in a place or places where it will be clearly visible to the general public and emergency responders.

Newell noted that this new addressing will result in the elimination of RD numbers in the rural areas.

He explained that addresses ending with “Road” are continuous, while those ending with the word “Lane,” “Drive” and “Circle” are dead-end roads.

He said with new homes being built throughout the rural areas, the addressing will be an on-going effort.

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The Moundsville Boys’ Baseball Association will be sponsoring a steak fry from 6-11 p.m. on March 12 at the National Guard Armory in Moundsville, with proceeds to benefit the upkeep of the fields.

A disc jockey will provide music for the occasion, and there will be other activities including a cornhole tournament, Texas poker, Chinese auction, a gun raffle, a 50-50 drawing and other fundraisers.

This is the first time in recent years that the association has undertaken such a fundraiser, and members are hoping for a large turnout; thus they have rented the Armory.

Anyone wishing to obtain additional information is asked to call either Missy Fordyce at 304-845-2061 or new Association president Darick West at 304-843-5430.

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Speaking of steak fries, the annual “Deadeye” Morris Wrestling event attracted some 800 people, which is probably the largest such event ever held in the county. It took place at the Training Center within the walls of the West Virginia Penitentiary. Proceeds go to scholarships for John Marshall student/athletes and other schools in the OVAC.

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With Linda Berlin having accepted a position in the Vocational Department with the state Department of Education in Charleston, a couple of other changes have occurred in the Marshall County School system.

In one, Robert Wilson transferred from assistant principal at John Marshall to the county office to replace Berlin as vocational job placement/adult education director. In another change, JMHS general science biology/ teacher Michael Berner became the assistant principal at John Marshall. Berner, in his first year in the Marshall County School system, came to the county from the Cleveland area, where he was most recently a principal.

Among Berlin’s duties will be to initiate a new program titled, “GED-Opinion.”

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Jim Clark, chief Information Officer of West Liberty University’s Information technology Services District, will be the speaker for the WLU/Marshall County Breakfast Club, which will meet at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Moundsville Perkins Restaurant and Bakery.

Clark will speak about the laptop program and related technology programs.

The public is welcome to attend.

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Speaking of Perkins, on March 21 free pancakes will be served as part of the Give Kids the World (GKTW) program, a non-profit organization that provides a week-long vacations for children with life threatening illnesses and their families at a retreat near Orlando, Fla.

The Moundsville Perkins Restaurant will be among more than 420 restaurants across the country offering free pancakes that day.

In addition, on this one particular day to support this effort for GKTW, marked coin boxes for spare change are located in the lobbies of most Perkins restaurants.

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Three members of this year’s John Marshall High School wrestling team completed their careers with 100 victories. They were: Kevin Goode, Dalton Hall and Marshall Mason.

Bill Hinegardner, who introduced head Coach Ted Zervos at this past week’s Moundsville Lions Club meeting, commended the current coach for his efforts to have a new wrestling facility built at the JM complex.

The relationship between Hinegardner and Zervos dates back more than 30 years, as Hinegardner coached Zervos in the early 1980s when Zervos was a two-time state champion. In fact, Zervos was the last state champion that Hinegardner coached as Hinegardner retired the next year. However, this year Hinegardner did serve as a volunteer coach during the season which concluded yesterday.

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Sonny Allen, a Marshall University Athletic of Fame member, was among 40 former Herd basketball players who returned this past weekend to Huntington for the Men’s Basketball Alumni Weekend. Another former Moundsville resident who was part of the observance was Hughes Booher.

The Thundering Herd hosted SMU at the Cam Henderson Center. Allen was a former former head coach of SMU. Saturday’s game was the second time this he saw Marshall-SMU, having returned to Dallas from his home in Reno, Nev., for the first meeting of the two schools this year.