Take in a Movie And a Concert

Two free events will take place this week in Marshall County, one a movie at the Grand Vue Park amphitheater on Thursday evening, and a musical concert at Riverfront Park featuring the band,” Streamline.”

The concert will be the final in this year’s series.

Linda Miller and Rosalyn Rhodes were the co-chairs for the series, while the cooks were Rev. Tim Wilt and John Kerns. Several members of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors served as kitchen assistants.

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While on the subject of the Chamber of Commerce, it will be holding its monthly Business After Hours event from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Grand Vue Park’s Banquet Hall sponsored by Peggy’s Posies and the Marshall County Commission.

The theme will be that of a tailgate party, and those attending are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors.

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And yet another Chamber of Commerce event, the annual dinner meeting will be held Sept. 29 at the Training Center within the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The speaker will be Scott Rotruck of Chesapeake Energy.

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A new, on-going exhibit opened July 26 at the Grave Creek Mound Museum Complex, it features the work of Ron Hinkle, a West Virginia artisan.

The exhibit is titled, ”While You Were Sleeping” which resembles a glass flower garden.

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At least two steak fries are scheduled for later this month, one to be held this Saturday to benefit the Strand Theatre Preservation Society. It will be held at The Landing in Glen Dale. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m., and in addition, there will be entertainment provided by Slam 6 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. For additional information contact the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce at 304-845-2773.

On Aug. 27 there will be a steak fry to benefit the Young Marines Unit 2000, it will be held at the Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department. The doors will open at 5 p.m., with the dinner to begin at 6 p.m. There will be entertainment from 8 p.m. until midnight by White Collar Criminals. For ticket information call 304-215-9032 (Beth).

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The Moundsville Boys of Summer have presented $500 scholarships to two John Marshall High School 2011 graduates, whose college plans are to major in sports related programs.

The recipients were Jimmy Henderson and Kylee Simmons.

Henderson is the son of Debbie and Jim Henderson. He played baseball for two years at JMHS and two years with the Post No. 3 American Legion baseball team. He was also a four year member of the JMHS Club Hockey program He plans to attend West Virginia and major in sports management.

Simmons, the daughter of Robert and Lynn Simmons of Moundsville, graduated in the top 15 percent of her class. She played softball for four years, lettering two years; and was a member of the school’s volleyball team for three years. She was a member of JMHS’ American Red Cross Club, the Pink Ribbon Club and the Letter Club.

Simmons will be attending West Virginia University and will major in Athletic Training.

Simmons attends Oak Grove United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, being a member of St. Paul’s Youth Group.

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McMechen Mayor Mike Gracik has called a special city council meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday to address recent burglaries which have taken place in the city.

All residents are invited to the meeting, and since council chambers can accommodate only a dozen or so spectators should there be more than that number in attendance the meeting will be held at the Fireman’s Hall.

In addition to the mayor and council members, members of the city police department will be in attendance.

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An informative Crime Watch meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 29 at Temple Baptist Church, Second Street and Olive Ave., Moundsville, to which the public is encouraged to attend.

The meeting has been arranged by Moundsville Police officer Joseph Crow and Karen Rogerson.

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Monday is the deadline for making reservations for the Sherrard High School Reunion to be held Aug. 20 at the Banquet Hall at Grand Vue Park.

Anyone who attended SHS from 1913-76 is invited to attend.

Four classes, 1941, 1951, 1961 and 1971, will be honored.

Kay Hill is president of the Alumni group, while Carol Andreas Ramser is the treasurer. Reservations are being accepted by Ramser whose address is RD 3 Box 210B, Wheeling, 26003. Her telephone number is 304-232-4224.

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With the start of the school year in less than two weeks a new principal at Bishop Donahue has yet to be selected. The position became open several weeks ago when Dan Angalich accepted a position at Wheeling Jesuit University.

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Although none of the Kady brothers currently reside in the area, they still have decided that Grand Vue Park would be a great place to hold a reunion, and thus they will be back in Marshall County on Monday for such get-together.

Marty Kady told me this past week that when he visited the Park a year and a half ago he was very impressed with the new attractions at the Park.

The brothers are inviting friends to stop by the Park (Shelter No. 2) between 1-7 p.m. on Monday.

The Kady brothers lived in Glen Dale during the time their father, John, was a Marshall County educator. He retired in 1961, and at that time was assistant principal at Moundsville High School.

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Work to repair Rines Ridge Road (County Road 76) will begin Monday which will result in the closing of the road from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. These repairs are to take approximately two weeks.

In additional to the initial repairs work will be done on damaged asphalt by installing fabric, base stone material and base asphalt. In conjunction with the work, ditch lines will be cleaned and berm material installed where feasible.

Gastar Exploration Ltd., in cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Highways, will fund the repairs.

I traveled Rines Ridge this past week on by way to Ole Buck’s Berry Farm. The people at Ole Buck’s stated that those wanting to purchase blackberries and blueberries can come after 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and on weekends during the the road repair period as they will be open at these times.