Holiday Schedules Are Announced

If you plan to do business with county and city governments during the next couple of weeks you might want to check with them on times they will be open.

All these entities will be closed on Dec. 26 and Jan 2 as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has declared these two days as state holidays:

The Marshall County Commission has given county employees Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 off, but of course, the sheriff’s law enforcement division along with 911 employees will be on the job.

In the cities of Glen Dale and McMechen, the city clerk’s offices will be closed on Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, in Benwood the city clerk’s office will be open until noon on Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, in Moundsville the city clerk’s office will be open until noon on Dec. 23 and closed on Dec. 30, while in Cameron the city clerk’s office will be open on Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.

In Glen Dale and McMechen the sanitation collections for Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 will be picked up on Dec. 22 and Dec. 29, while the collections for Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 will be picked up Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. In Glen Dale, items to be picked up on these four days are to be ready for pickup by 9 a.m.

For more than a quarter of a century the Moundsville Baptist Baptist Church has presented a 30-minute television Christmas Eve program at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 24 on WTRF-TV.

The program this year will consist of music by the Chancel Choir and some accompanying dramatization, along with a brief message by Rev. J. Thomas Steele.

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The annual city of Benwood Christmas Party for youths residing in the city will be held this afternoon in the gymnasium of St. James & St. John School.

Beginning at 1 p.m., hot dogs and beverages will be served. In addition, face painting and other activities are planned.

Santa Claus will be in attendance after 2 p.m. to distribute door prizes and bicycles to children in each age group.

Mayor Ed Kuca Jr., city council members, city employees, businesses and people in the community until to make this a very special event for children ages 12 and under.

The monthly West Liberty University/Marshall County Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Moundsville.

Jason Koegler, vice president of Institutional Advancement, will be the speaker. He will discuss the mission and goals of the office.

Alumni and friends of WLU are invited to the Dutch treat event.

The Moundsville Middle School LEO Club is engaged in a effort to collect a million aluminum pop tabs and is asking for the community to become a part. Any people or businesses wishing to help can bring the tabs to the school or contact advisor Mike Eskridge.

Eskridge said the pop tabs will be given to the the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown, which in turn has plans to sell them.

Eskridge noted that in recent years the LEOs have also been involved in this program.

This past week Eskridge and three members of the club picked up pop tabs which had been collected by students at McNinch Primary School.

The annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at the Moundsville Baptist Church will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rev. J. Thomas Steele states, “There is no other way to say it. This service is the most beautiful inspiring service anywhere. The sights and sounds cannot be matched. Also, people outside see the spectacular sight of the luminaries extending for two blocks. People in their cars top traffic just to behold this sight.”