Fall Cleanup Days, Sites Announced

Free dumpsters will be in all five Marshall County municipalities, and in Sherrard and Roberts Ridge, in conjunction with the county’s annual Fall Clean-Up effort.

In addition, during the month of October, county residents will have one day to dispose of electronics, tires and white goods.

At the dumpster locations there will be no provisions to accept tires, white goods, scrap metal, car parts, fuels, hazardous chemicals/materials, or household trash.

Representatives from Appalachian Outreach Inc., will be at the dumpster sites and will pick up any serviceable used furniture, toys, bike and other household items.

The dumpster sites are as follows:

Oct. 6 – Sherrard Middle School and the former Roberts Ridge Fire House. The hours at both locations will be 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Oct. 12-13 – The Benwood City Garage and the McMechen City Garage, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Oct. 12, and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Oct. 19-20 – The Glen Dale City Garage and in Moundsville at the Marshall County Fairgrounds. The hours are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Oct. 19, and Oct 20 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Oct. 27 – At Cameron High School from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The electronic, tires and white goods recycling dropoff will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the north parking lot of Monarch Stadium in Moundsville.

Anyone wishing to obtain additional information pertaining to the dumpsters or the Oct. 27 recycling event is to contact Howard Coffield at or 304-780-9866.

The clean-up efforts are being sponsored by the Marshall County Commission and the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority.

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Another fall event getting underway this weekend will be the Washington Lands Lions Club sponsored fish fries, to be held on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Washington Lands Community Building. The hours will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., or until sold out.

The menu will include white fish, shrimp, chicken strips, french fries, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, desserts and beverages.

Items will be available for eat in, take out, and local delivery which will include businesses and industries north and south of Washington Lands. Numbers to call for take out or delivery are 304-845-6644 or 304-312-5732, after 10 p.m. for lunch and after 3:30 p.m. for dinner.

Proceeds will be used to provide eyeglasses, hearing aids to the disadvantaged and community benefiting service projects.

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Retired Moundsville business owner and musician Richard Klug, 70, will be joined by friends on Oct. 13 in the “Alzheimer’s – Walk for a Cure” at the Wheeling Park Lake. The event will begin at 9 a.m.

Anyone is welcome to participate with Klug as a walker or sponsor. The Klug team is titled, “Rich Klug, Forget-Me-Nots and Friends.”

According to caregiver Diane Reineke, Klug was diagnosed with the disease in 2004.

She said that Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading disease in our state, affecting approximately 48,00 West Virginians.

West Virginia has four Alzheimer chapters, in Wheeling, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Charleston.

She said all monies raised from the walk stay in West Virginia.

Anyone wishing additional information can call 304-280-4820.

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The McMechen Woman’s Club and the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will be sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates Night” at 6 p.m. Monday at the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department’s Community Building on Marshall Street next to the firehouse.

The public is invited to attend the event, in which local and state candidates will be taking part.

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The Fall Used Book Sale at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will be held Oct. 5, 6, 8 and 9, sponsored by the Moundsville Woman’s Club, with all proceeds going to the library. The hours are: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both Oct. 5 and 8, and 10 a.m. until noon on Oct. 6 and Oct. 9. For more information call the Library at 304-845-6911.

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Friday was the last day of employment for Beth Bertram with the Marshall County Board of Education. Bertram was a bus operator for 26 years, and for the past seven years was transportation director for the MCBOE.

A party was held Tuesday at the transportation center, attended by current and former employees which included bus operators, mechanics and office personnel.

The last few weeks she has been working with new transportation director David Smith.

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Several events will be taking place during the 20th annual “Archaeology Weekend” at the Grave Creek Mound Archaelogical Complex in Moundsville.

The free family-oriented activities will be held from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday and next Sunday.

Highlights of the weekend will include flint knapping demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours of the West Virginia Archaeological Research and Curation Facility, displays, non-stop showings of archaeology films, and hands-on activities.

Visitors will be invited to complete a museum search and earn a prize donated by Marble King of Paden City.

Family activities will include making a paper plate puzzle, discovering maker’s marks on historic ceramics, molding small clay pots using pre-historic techniques, grinding corn with stone tools, creating a jumping jack, turtle toy, etc.

There will be special displays of Native American artifacts, and a slide presentation of archaeological work at the Cockayne Farmstead in Glen Dale.

For more information contact the facility at 304-843-4128 or email to

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The “Rocky Horror Picture Show-The Movie” will be returning to the Strand Theatre in Moundsville for the second straight year. The time and dates are11 a.m. on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

This is a show inwhich audience participating is welcome, bringing with them such as newspapers, small squirt guns or water bottles, flashlights, rubber gloves, noisemakers, toilet papers, party hats, bells and playing cards.

You can even attend in costume.

You can find more information about the show on the Strand’s website, which is