Park Plans Summer Hiring

Grand Vue Park will be hosting its annual Summer Job Fair from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Banquet Hall.

It is anticipated the park will employ between 50 and 60 individuals from the applicants, which in the past have been 150-200.

The Job Fair will enable those seeking summer jobs to learn about the different positions while being interviewed by the park’s staff. Individuals are being sought for the following positions:

Main office, golf clubhouse, miniature golf, swimming pool, zip line guides, housekeeping, and maintenance.

General Manager Craig White said, “We will be looking for candidates that will assist us with continuing to offer the best customer service that we can!”

Between now and Saturday, those interested in applying for jobs at Grand Vue are asked to fill out the on-line application, which can be found at the website, or by stopping at the park office.

A Night at the Races event will take place Saturday in the former Cameron High School Cafeteria, sponsored by the CHS freshman class.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., dinner will be at 6 p.m., with the races getting under way at 7 p.m.

The meal will be an all-you-can eat Italian dinner.

For additional information call 304-686-2199.

The Ash Avenue Church of God, Moundsville, will host a performance by “Jimmy and Friends” at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Jimmy Swogger is an accomplished ventriloquist who combines music and ventriloquism with help from his entourage of “characters.” They include: Bobby, a feisty young man who knows how to push Swogger’s buttons; the popular Walter, a grumpy, opinionated old man; Kermit, a lovable frog; Sparkie, a lively animated Dragon; Louis Armstrong, who can play a trumpet; Benny, who spends most of his time managing his restaurant; Saul, who reminds people of a famous uncle on Duck Dynasty; Little Jeff, an ornery young man; and the classic Charlie McCarthey.

Swogger, who began ventriloquism at the age of 12, is the lead pastor of the Oakland Church of God in Distant, Pa., where he he has been on staff for 25 years.

In addition to being a ventriloquist, Swogger is a concert artist, motivational speaker and a professional life coach. Prior to entering full-time pastoral ministry he traveled extensively for 11 years in the gospel concert ministry, which has included numerous television and radio appearances.

The program is free with a free-will offering to be received.

Also, Swogger will be speaking at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services next Sunday at Ash Avenue Church of God.

For more information, call the church at 304-845-5395.

The West Liberty University-Marshall County Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant in Moundsville, with Dr. Serkan Catma, Associate Professor of Economics in the Gary E. West College of Business, as speaker. He will be discussing his recent study on the potential costs associated with a prescription requirement for cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine.

Those planning to attend may RSVP to email address, or by calling 304-336-8301.

The breakfast is “Dutch Treat” and walk-ins are welcome. All alumni and friends of WLU are invited to attend.

The community of Dallas will have the use of free dumpsters as part of Marshall County’s Operation Pride. The dumpsters will be at the Dallas Volunteer Fire Department from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 10.

The Moundsville First Christian Church’s Disciples and Friends Team will sponsor a bus trip to Ohio Amish Country on April 10, as a Relay for Life fundraiser. Games and snacks will be provided during the trip.

The bus will leave Moundsville at 7:30 a.m. and return at 9 p.m.

To reserve a seat, call 304-845-3181 (Jackie).

The Moundsville Parks and Recreation Board will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers of the city building, with the public invited to attend.

This past Friday was the deadline for submitting bids for the proposed extension of the existing shelter at the city’s Riverfront Park.

Also, Mayor Eugene Saunders recently announced that some materials for a skateboard park have been received. Plans are to construct the skateboard park at the East End Playground Complex.

A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Marshall County Commissioners’ Office in the courthouse, to provide an opportunity for the public to become acquainted with the purposed Mozart Sanitary Sewer Extension Project, and to comment on economic and environment impacts, service area, or alternatives to the project.

Anyone wishing information regarding the proposed project is as to contact the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development at 304-372-6231, extension 4.

Bids for the demolition phase of the new Marshall County Public Safety Building will be opened at 10 a.m. Wednesday during the Marshall County Commission meeting. In addition to interior work at the former Jozabeth Building, this phase also involves demolition and removal of two houses. The bids must be received on or before at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Three special events will be taking place at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex during the remainder of March and in April. They include:

Postcard Art, now through April 19, at which children may create postcards to commemorate their visit to the Mound.

The postcards are made on special art board which has a black coating that, when scratched, reveals multiple colors underneath. The opposite side of the card has room for an address and message.

A “Monongahela Bone Technology” lecture, will be held at 7 p.m on March 27, at which time those participating will examine bone and shell tools found at three Middle Monongahela sites in Southwest Pennsylvania from 1250-1580.

The 31st annual Marshall County Student Art Show will be held from March 29-April 15. From 2-4 on March 29 there will be an opening reception. The show will feature artwork by middle and high school schools. The show is being produced by students from the Cameron High School Art and coordinated by art teacher and art club advisor Vickie Jenree. The public will be invited to vote for “People’s Choice” awards during the opening reception. The most popular middle and high school entries will receive these awards.

John Marshall High School’s Spring Musical will be “The Music Man.” It will be held the evenings of March 27, 28 and 29 in the JMHS Center for the Performing Arts.

The cast will consist of 27 students, along with four guests who will comprise the “infamous quartet.” A number of students will be involved in the behind- scenes of the production.

Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the school at 304-843-4444, extension 160.