Benefit Golf Scrambles Planned

The first annual Sandie Stenger Memorial Scholarship Golf Scramble will be held Saturday at Fairway River Links Golf Course in Rayland, sponsored by the Sandie Stenger Memorial Scholarship Committee

The committee was formed some six months ago by Brian Blake, a Bishop Donahue High School graduate, and his wife, Beth. The purpose of the golf event is to generate funds to be used in honor of Sandie so that annually a deserving student at Bishop Donahue will be awarded scholarship funds.

The scholarship has been formed by family and friends in order to honor Sandie’s love for both religion and education at BDHS.

Sandie had a genuine love for Bishop Donahue High School, as in addition to having been involved in the activities of the school, she was a school board member, including serving as president, and was a former cheerleading coach. She felt that religion and faith were a vital part of a student’s education.

In addition to entry fees, the committee has solicited hole sponsors along with in-kind donations from businesses.

There will be gifts for each player, and the opportunity to win prizes for a hole-in-one. There will be cash awards for the top teams, and prizes for closest to pin and longest drive. There will be a lunch on the course, and a steak dinner following the tournament in the BDHS gymnasium.

Anyone having questions pertaining to the scramble can contact Brian Blake at brian or by calling 304-238-4966. Donations can be mailed to Bishop Donahue High School, 325 Logan St., McMechen, 26040 in care of Brian Blake; or to his home address at 205 Blaney Ave., Moundsville, 26041.

Signups to participate will be accepted through Saturday and anyone signing up that day needs to be at the golf course prior to 7 a.m. The shotgun start will be at 7 a.m.

Two other golf events taking place in August will be the 9th Annual Donnie Blake Scramble, also at th Rayland facility; and the 9th annual John Marshall Hockey Team Scramble at the Horseshoe Bend Golf Course, Armstrong Mills, Ohio. Both outings will be on Aug. 11

Proceeds from the Donnie Blake event will go to John Marshall baseball and golf scholarships in Donnie’s name. To register for this scramble, contact either Arch Blair, 304-845-5959, after 5 p.m., Jason Pettit at 304-639-1237 or Chad Lucas at 304-281-9489.

John Marshall hockey is a club sport and the golf scramble is the main fundraiser. For more information contact Missy Bosworth at 304-281-2218, Greg Gellner at 304-242-2900 or Bill Games at 304-231-4285.

Marshall County residents will have the opportunity to dispose of both electronics and white goods on Saturday at collection points north of Monarch Stadium in Moundsville.

This will be the second time for the recycling of electronics in Marshall County in less than four months. At the first one, some 350 pounds of electronics were dropped off, while this is the first time that provisions have been made for white goods.

There will be no charge for either disposal as the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority and the Marshall County Commission will assume any costs involved.

This will also be the first time that the county agencies have worked in conjunction with Electronic Recycling Services of Bellaire. Electronic items which will be accepted include computers, networking equipment such as monitors, printers, hubs, switches and cables, telecommunications equipment, fax machines, typewriters, cell phones, copiers without toner cartridges, telephone systems, VCRs and DVD players, cassette players, televisions, among others.

Allied Waste will have dumpters at the site for the collection white goods such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifers, dishwashers, hot water tanks, microwaves, hand appliances, and freezers. The items will then to be taken to Automatic Recycling in Benwood for disposal. Anyone with questions can contact the MCSWA, 304-780-9866 (Howard) or 304-559-2025 (Roger).

The first annual John Marshall High School Football Kickoff Classic will be held from 5-11 p.m. on Aug. 18 at St. Jude Hall, Glen Dale. The event will be a fundraiser held by the JM Field Renovation Committee, with the funds going directly to help the football program, and will additionally pay for at least two scholarships. There will be a catered meal and musical entertainment.

Tickets are available by contacting Dave McLaughlin at 304-639-5758, Donnie Gilbert at 304-281-0648, or Elliott Grisell at 304-845-8352.

Al Capobianco, who was on our West Coast Baseball trip, is doing well in an Oakland, Calif., hospital where he underwent by-pass heart surgery on Monday, according to Bill Bryson.

The summer season will come to a close for Cameron area youths this week, as school resumes on Wednesday. The teachers reported back to Cameron High School and Cameron Elementary School on Friday.