Water Board Moves Offices

The city of Moundsville Water Office this past week moved from its Lafayette Avenue location to the Moundsville City Building.

Since the new water treatment plant began operation, the only personnel at the Lafayette Avenue site have been two individuals in the water department billing department.

The former water office building, constructed in 1920, was built by the Ellis Brothers for their offices and the distribution site for State Food Stores, which were located in numerous community in the Ohio Valley.

Water board secretary Jim Stultz said space became available at the city building some two years ago, when the police department and the police dispatchers relocated to the first floor of the Knights of Pythias building on Tomlinson Avenue, and at that time the water board began discussion with city council about a possible move to the city building.

He said the move was agreed on some six months ago and since then remodeling of the dispatchers room has been undertaken at the expense of the water board.

Stultz stated that the move was made for several reasons, including convenience for customers paying their water bills. There is off-street parking at the city building, and also a drop-off box.

In addition, the water board will be able to save utility and other costs connected with the old building.

The water board will be holding its first meeting at the city building at 5 p.m. on Monday. Stultz notes that the public is invited to these meetings, which are held the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

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Several businesses at The Highlands are involved in the annual Dan Dague Car and Bike Show for Sight in different ways, and this year another tenant of The Highlands will be coming aboard, that being West Liberty University, which will be a sponsor.

WLU will be providing additional sound systems to enable those taking part in the event to be better able to hear announcements. Also, plans are being discussed to utilize the WLU building for eye testing. As you might remember, some of the proceeds from last year’s Car Show were to be used for screening for children, and this equipment has been purchased and will be utilized this year.

The event, which will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 2, is sponsored by the Lions Club of District 29-L, which encompasses the Northern Panhandle, and southward to Parkersburg and east to Morgantown.

Proceeds will benefit the West Virginia Sight Foundation.

Car/bike registration will take place from 8 a.m. until noon, with judging from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The award presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Awards will include more than 165 trophies and 600 dash plaques.

There will also be auctions, special awards and sponsor awards.

Persons with used eye glasses and hearing aids can drop them off at the event.

Of course there will be food available at the event, along with baked goods.

Learned some additional information pertaining to the Sept. 14-15 Elizabethtown Festival, as co-founder Hilda Blake was the speaker at Tuesday’s Moundsville Lions Club meeting

Blake is still very much involved in the festival, and she stated she has contacted out-of-the-area individuals to be a part of this year’s event.

Special events will be taking place in honor of the festival’s 15th year.

One group taking part in the opening at 10 a.m. on Sept. 14 will be members of an organization known as Sons of the American Revolution. This group will have a booth at which individuals will be able to trace their ancestry.

Blake said the goal of the Elizabethtown Festival is keeping heritage alive, and that the event is geared toward the family.

She started out by listing some of the food items which will be available, and continued with exhibits, displays and other attractions.

Blake said that music will be a big part of this year’s festival, including a jam session of old- time instruments.

On Sept. 14 there will be evening event at which there will be a bonfire including the roasting of hot dogs. There is no charge to attend the festival.

John Marshall High School head football coach Rick Goodrich will be the speaker for Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Moundsville Lions Club. The meeting, at the Guest House Restaurant, will begin at noon. Marshall County Panthers coach Gene Saunders will introduce Goodrich.

On the subject of football, Shane Healy is in his first year as a head football coach, and in the cutlines of a story which appeared in the Journal section of The Intelligencer-News-Register this week I didn’t get his name correct.

To clarify the error, Healy is the seventh grade head football coach at Moundsville Middle School.

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will be the speaker for the annual Marshall County Republican Executive Committee Lincoln Day Dinner on Sept. 20 at the Moundsville Country Club.

There will be a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by the dinner.

For more information and tickets call either Ron Morris at 304-233-2570 or Fred Brunner at 304-845-5833.

The Grand Vue Park Aquatic Center will be open for eight more days. The swimming pool will be open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, from 4-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, and then Saturday, next Sunday and next Monday the hours will be from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission charges Monday through Friday will be discounted.

The Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC) plans to employ 50 persons for its Dungeon of Horrors, and from 2-4 p.m., and Monday from 6-8 there will be “Meet the Haunters” event at which individuals planning to apply as actors can learn about what they would be expected to do should they be employed.

The MEDC is seeking people of all ages, 16-106, and of all sizes and shapes with being able to scream a plus.

The actors should like darkness, scary places, and like to act. In addition to screaming they need to growl, apply gory makeup and wear bloody clothes.

Applications can be obtained daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the MEDC Gift Shop.