Drawing for Ballot Positions Slated

The ballot positions for the May 13 Primary election in Marshall County will be drawn at 9 a.m. Tuesday by the County Clerk Jan Pest, with the candidates invited to attend. The drawings will take place in the county commissioner’s room.

Among the primary races will be those for county commission on the Democrat ticket, the non-partisan board of education, and the state House of Delegates on the Democrat ticket.

The three Democrats seeking the party’s nomination for county commissioner are Michael Gary Eskridge, Scott G. Varner and Dennis Lee Wallace. The Republican party has a candidate for county commission as the county GOP executive committee has selected Fred J. Brunner to be on the ballot. Brunner filed for the office this past week.

There are eight candidates for board of education, from which three are to be elected and will assume their positions on July 1. Four of this candidates reside in Magisterial District 2, three live in Magisterial District 3, and one in Magisterial District 1.

There are two holdover BOE members, one (Lori Kestner) from District 1 and one (John Miller) from District 3. No district can have more than two board members.

The BOE candidates are:

B. Beth Bertram (District 3), Carl Boso (District 2), Thomas “Tom'” Gilbert, Jr., (District 3), Roger Lewicki (District 2), Duane Miller (District 2), Beth A. Phillips (District 2), Thomas Michael Stalnaker (District 3), and Chelsea Toth (District 1).

On the Democrat ticket, three individuals are seeking the two nominations for House of Delegates. The candidates are David Hall, Michael Ferro and David Sidiropolis. David Evans is the lone Republican candidate.

The 17th annual Young Life Basketball Tournament will be held on March 17-20 and March 24-27 at Moundsville Middle School.

There will be four divisions which are high school boys, high school girls, sixth grade boys and sixth grade girls, each with four teams. The teams are guaranteed to play four games in the tourney.

For the first time the format has been changed, as there will not be an adult division.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used to help students attend Young Life Summer Camp. The monetary assistance for each member will be based on involvement in the tournament through working the refreshment stand and or helping in other ways.

Team registration forms and additional information can be obtained by calling Doug Pettit at 304-845-3792 or 304-639-0792.

The West Liberty University/Marshall County Breakfast Club has rescheduled its monthly event ,which was postponed in January due to inclement weather, to 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Moundsville.

Dr. Craig Crow, assistant professor of management in the Gary E. West College of Business, will be the speaker.

Crow, a native of Marshall County, will discuss his recent research on the value of athletics at WLU.

Those planning to attend may RSVP by replying by email to jknierim@westlibery.edu, or by calling 304-336-8301.

Walk-ins are welcome to the “Dutch Treat” breakfast, with all alumni and friends of WLU invited to attend.

A program about Virginia B. Evans, who was born in Moundsville in 1894, will be presented at 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library. The presentation, which is geared to adults, will be free and open to the public.

John A. Cuthbert, whose research on Evans was published last year by West Virginia Libraries in partnership with Oglebay Institute, will be the presenter. O.I. hosted a Virginia Evans exhibit in 2013.

Cuthbert is director and curator of the West Virginia and Regional History Center at West Virginia University. His research was largely based on primary resources preserved at the WVRHC, including Evans’ archives,

As part of the program, Cuthbert will present a slideshow examining Evans’ local roots, her training and influences, and the diversity of her artistic accomplishment, which was primarily that of a painter, although she is remembered for her Cathay Crystal glass designs, developed in the 1940s for the Imperial Glass Corp.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

The program is being sponsored by the Robert Baker family.

For additional information call the library at 304-845-6911.

The Marshall County Commission will accept through Feb. 28 requests for consideration of Community Development Funds which are given yearly by the commission.

Organizations wishing to apply must send their requests to Community Development Fund in care of Missy Tschappat, Administrative Assistant, Marshall County Commission, P.O. Drawer B, Moundsville, 26041.

All submissions must be post marked by Feb. 28 in order to be eligible for consideration.

If any organization received funding last year, it must send receipts. or an itemized list showing how the money was used, along with this year’s request in order to be eligible for funding.

A committee appointed by the Marshall County Commission will review the requests and make recommendations to the commission regarding agencies to receive funding for community projects.

There will be a blood drive on March 1 in conjunction with the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Home and Business Expo at the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The Central Blood Bank, based in Pittsburgh, will be conducting the blood drive.

Central Blood Bank, which recently entered into an agreement with Reynolds Memorial Hospital for supplying blood to the Glen Dale facility, is hoping to use the Expo to become acquainted with local people, organizations, etc.

Blood collected at blood drives sponsored by John Marshall High School now goes to the Central Blood Bank.

As to the Home and Business Expo, it will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Feb. 28, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on March 1.

This will be the ninth year for the event, which will feature 120 booths, which will include businesses, garden centers, landscapers, home remodelers, banking facilities, specialty firms, home builders and others.

The Pirate Parrot will be making another appearance, on Feb. 28 from 6-7 p.m., while also taking part will be one of WVU’s Mountaineers, and “Spike,” the Wheeling Nailers mascot.

The Marshall County Senior Center will be providing shuttle service on Feb. 28, while Grand Vue Park’s bus will be operating on March 1. The shuttle service will transport individuals to and from their vehicles which are park on Eighth Street and Jefferson Avenue in the vicinity of the former penitentiary.