Exploring Careers In Oil, Gas Industry

Marshall County Schools, in conjunction with Energy Speaks Education, on Tuesday will provide a special presentation to seniors at John Marshall and Cameron High Schools.

The program “Opportunities for Life Career Day” be held from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at John Marshall.

The majority of the seniors taking part in the program will be those enrolled in technical classes. The special event will highlight the positive impact the oil and natural gas industry will have on the economy and the future of Marshall County students.

Employees and officials of the industry from the wellhead to the executive officers of major corporations in the industry will be available to speak to the students on several subjects, including skills needed for employment in the industry.

Companies represented will include the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, Eagle Manufacturing Co., Gastar Exploration, Select Energy Services and Baker Hughes.

Several high schools were considered to host the program, with John Marshall honored to have been selected to be the host site for the program, which will be the first in the Northern Region.

An additional staff development program for middle school and high school faculty and staff members of Marshall County School will be held from 3:30-6 p.m. This program is “The impact of the Oil and Gas Industry on Classroom Instruction Across the Curriculum.”

More information about this program is available on the website www.energyspeakerwv.com or on Twitter at @EnergySpeaksWV.

The Energy Speaks Education initiative is being sponsored by the Just Beneath the Surface Alliance, which includes nearly 2,500 Alliance members and 34 supporting partners who have joined together as a unified voice for the oil and natural gas industry in order to provide information to the public.

Don’t forget that American Education Week is being observed this week, with parents, grandparents and interested citizens invited to attend the special events which have been arranged throughout the Marshall County school system.

The 12 Marshall County schools will all be involved, and anyone wishing to learn of special events should go to their local school or call the school.

Those attending the annual Thanksgiving service being held by the Moundsville Area Ministerial Association at 3 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church are asked to bring a canned good which will be donated to the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Various church choirs and soloists, along with congregational participation, will be a part of the program.

A professional performing arts company, Enchante Cabaret, will be featured Nov. 30 at the Strand Theatre.

Show times for “Halos-N-Holly,” an original holiday production, will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with doors opening 30 minutes prior to each performance. The show will provide laughter and joy through its original heartwarming storyline, with live music which will include “Mary Did You Know,” “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “O Holy Night,” along with other holiday favorites. There will also be audience participation and some Broadway flavor.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Frame and Fortunes, Uniquely Yours, Peggy’s Posies and Rosebuds, all on Jefferson Avenue, and Quality Bake Shoppe on Second Street.

The Uptown Moundsville Activities Committee (U-MAC) and the Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC) are sponsoring the performance.

As to Enchante Cabaret, it tours throughout the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States.

Members of the Holy Youth Ministries (youth from Simpson United Methodist, Glen Dale United Methodist, and Messiah Lutheran Churches) are selling reserved seating for the Moundsville Christmas Parade.

These seats will be located on Jefferson Avenue at Seventh Street, a block from the start of the parade.

To reserve one of these seats, call 304-312-8405 (Candace).

The youth will also have a food stand in that vicinity, selling various items prior, during and following the parade.

Money raised will be used for their mission trip next summer. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide some matching funds for this project.

As to the parade, it will begin at 2 p.m., on Nov. 23 in the vicinity of the former West Virginia Penitentiary and the Grave Creek Mound Archeological Complex.

Moundsville First Ward Councilman Paul Haynes was the recipient of a letter from fellow councilman Philip K. Remke in which a personal thank you was extended for Haynes’ efforts toward the Park View Playground project.

The letter reads: “I know that you have been a very instrumental part in making that needed project to happen. Since I came on council, several years ago, I remember your efforts for that project to become a reality. Your continuing effort toward this project has not gone unnoticed by this councilman. Your passion for the youth in that area has been well documented at past city council meetings.”

The letter concludes, “Thank you again for your continuing efforts to make Moundsville a better place to live.”