School Systems Seek Approval of Levies

In less than three weeks, voters in Marshall County will go to the polls to cast ballots in a special operating levy election on behalf of the county school system.

For those who want make election changes such as new registrations, transfer of registration, or a change of name, the deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Marshall County Clerk’s Office.

For those wishing to cast early voting in the Dec. 15 election, balloting will start Dec. 1 and continue through Dec. 12.

The county clerk’s office will be open on two Saturdays, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, the hours being 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The other times for early voting will be 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Fridays.

The levy is a five-year renewal, with school officials stressing that passage will not increase taxes. The levy has been in existence since 1959.

Also, Wetzel County voters will go to the polls on Dec. 14 to cast votes for renewal of the school operating levy, while the Tyler County school operating levy renewal will be voted on Dec. 15.

The recount of the county commissioner’s race will get under way at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the commissioners’ room on the lower level of the Marshall County Courthouse. Two teams, comprised of four individuals each, will be involved in the counting, with each team consisting of two Democrats and two Republicans. Each team will include a county commissioner.

The recount will begin with the hand counting of two precincts picked at random. Following the counting of the two precincts, any other precincts will be machine counted

The canvass of votes on Nov. 13 took some eight hours, and County Clerk Jan Pest hopes that by having two teams the recount will consume less time.

The high school wrestling season will be getting under way on Saturday, and while John Marshall and Cameron will not be taking to the mat that day, the Monarchs will open the season on Dec.5 at Steubenville. The Dragons will participate in the Potter Classic on Dec. 7-8. That will be a four-team event at East Liverpool.

The Greg’s Market/John Marshall Invitational will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8 at the Monarch Fieldhouse in Moundsville. In addition to the Monarchs, other schools will be Marietta, McGuffey, Buckhannon Upshur, Oak Glen, Calhoun County, East Fairmont and Ripley.

The Monarchs and Dragons will meet in a dual meet at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 at Cameron.

The annual Cameron Tri-State event is slated for Jan. 5, featuring the Dragons, Magnolia and Beallsvile. It just so happens that two days previously, the new Cameron school is scheduled to open and hopefully, one of the two gymnasiums at the school will be ready at that time.

An evening of music entertainment will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Grave Creek Mound Complex, and in addition to the music, those attending the free event will have an opportunity to view the decorated Christmas trees which are a part of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Tree Gala.

The music for Tuesday will include the Chrisagis Brothers, the Opus Music Club, the John Marshall Monarch Choir and Bob Wolfe.

As to the Tree Gala auction, it will be held on Dec. 6.

The annual Cameron Christmas Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, with participants to begin lining up at noon at Cameron High School.

Cameron High School Homecoming Queen Audrey Bryan will be the parade marshal.

Anyone interested in being in the parade is asked to call either 304-686-2366 or 304-686-3462.

Also, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Cameron Elementary School will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar at at the school. Santa will visit the bazaar following the parade.

A special lighting ceremony for the community Christmas tree will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the BB&T parking lot. Music will be provided by the Cameron High School Chorus. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served at the Senior Center.

As was mentioned in last week’s Marshall Memo, the Moundsville Activities Committee will present “An Olde Fashioned Christmas” musical event at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Strand Theatre.

It will feature the Chrisagis Brothers, Ron Retzer, Bob Wolfe, JD Garrison, Jennifer Faulkner Galownia, Ann SeCheverell, Leslie Thermes. Tickets are available at Frame and Fortunes, Uniquely Yours and the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Office, all on Jefferson Avenue in Moundsville.

The McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Men are taking orders for their Homemade Fudge sale.

Orders can be placed by calling either Bob Coleman at 304-8459492 or Darla Frazier at 304-232-5561.