Gas Companies To Be Spotlighted

Members of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce have been invited to a Corporate Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Jan. 30 at Grand Vue Park’s Events Hall.

The event is being sponsored by Consol Energy and is being organized by the Chamber.

Among those to be introduced will be Marshall County elected officials and representatives of gas companies in Marshall County.

State Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, will present an overview of the 2013 West Virginia Legislature, which will convene on Feb. 11.

Chamber Executive Director Dave Knuth said he is very pleased that Chamber members and others will have the opportunity to meet with not only Consol personnel, but those in the gas industry. He is hopeful that other corporations will consider sponsoring similar events in the future.

Speaking of breakfasts, the monthly West Liberty University/Marshall County Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant in Moundsville.

Dr. Robert Kreisberg, dean of the College of Sciences at WLU, will present a program dealing with his department and will also give an update on the new health science building, Campbell Hall, that is currently under construction.

All alumni and friends of WLU are invited to attend.

Those planning to attend may RSVP by reply via e-mail to jknierim@westliberty.ed or by phone to 304-336-8301.

The breakfast is “Dutch Treat” with walk-ins welcome.

There will be a spaghetti dinner from noon until 3 p.m. next Sunday at the Limestone Presbyterian Church, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society via the church’s Volunteer Sunday School Class, which has formed a Relay for Life Team to benefit the ACS. The funds will be turned in during the Marshall County Relay For Life, which will take place on June 14 in the north parking lot of John Marshall High School.

In addition to sit-down dinners, there will also be carryouts.

Additional information concerning the dinner can be obtained by calling 304-845-8655.

The dinner is one of several fundraisers the Sunday School class is planning on behalf of the American Cancer Society.

The Moundsville Lions Club, in conjunction with the Moundsville First Presbyterian Church, will sponsor a blood drive from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday at the church, Third Street and Washington Avenue.

Area residents will have the opportunity to be among the millions of blood donors across the United States who by giving blood will help ensure a stable blood supply. The drive is part of National Blood Donor Month, observed during the month of January.

John Hagins, CEO of the Red Cross of Greater Alleghenies Blood Service Region, said, “Every day in our country, approximately 44,000 units of blood are needed in hospitals to help treat trauma victims, surgery patients, organ transplant patients, premature babies and patients receiving treatment for cancer and other diseases.” He added, “As the new year begins, it is the perfect time to honor donors for their commitment in helping to save lives through the simple act of giving blood and platelets throughout the year. The Red Cross thanks all those who roll up a sleeve each year to help save lives because the stability of the nation’s blood supply relies on the generosity of volunteer blood and platelet donors.

All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply. Donors with type O negative, A negative or B negative blood are especially encouraged to give blood.

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

For more information on the blood drive call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit the website and enter: presby lions. Walk-ins are also encouraged.

The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the public to perform its mission

Tickets for the second annual Daddy/Daughter Dance are available at the Four Seasons Pool and Fitness Center in Moundsville.

The event, sponsored by the city of Moundsville Parks and Recreation Board, will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Training Center at the former West Virginia Penitentiary.

Tickets are $20 per daddy/daughter, with a $5 charge for each additional daughter.

There are a limited number of tickets, and none will be sold at the door.

Refreshments and photographs are included with the ticket. Disc jockey Donnie Gilbert will provide the music.

A Neighborhood Association meeting for Moundsville residents in the second and third wards will be held jointly from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Marshall County Family Resource Network Training Center, 1501 Second St.

A neighborhood assocation is comprised of people who get together to share ideas and work cooperatively to make their neighborhood a better place to live.

Anyone desiring additional information is asked to call either second ward councilman Dave Wood at 304-650-6611 or event organizer Tyler Poliquin of the MCFRN at 304-845-3300.