Annual Ham, Bacon and Egg Show Scheduled for Wednesday

It was 40 years ago this month that the first Cameron High School Future Farmers of America ham, bacon and egg show and sale took place. The site was the Glen Dale Motors showroom.

After two years at the Glen Dale facility, the show and sale moved to the Delf Norona Museum in Moundsville and then to John Marshall High School. The majority of the time since it has been held at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Moundsville; the lone exception was one year at Cameron High School after the opening of the new CHS.

This year’s show and sale is scheduled for Wednesday at the MCF. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the sale starting at 6:30 p.m.

I remember quite well, as do then FFA adviser, vocational teacher Lloyd Earnest and others, that first sale.

In talking with Earnest this past week, he said that he decided to start the program at a time when several other chapters were becoming involved.

Earnest said that first year there were 20 hams, 20 bacons and five dozen eggs sold.

This year, like recent other years, there is a limit of entries: 75 hams, 75 bacons and 25 dozen eggs. If there are more than these, they will be entered in state judging in Charleston. That contest will take place on March 12.

In the past two years, Cameron students have have had six state grand champions and two reserve champions out of a possible 12.

Although Cameron High School, like others in West Virginia, has not been in session for several days, they have been able to put the finishing touches on their hams and bacons.

The judging will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Principal Jack Cain said the sale will be the same as usual, and that prior to the sale, the Cameron High Alumni group will be selling ham sandwiches, with the proceeds going the school’s FFA chapter.

The Cockayne Farmstead has discounted tickets for Pittsburgh Penguin Night on March 10 at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

The Stanley Cup will be on hand that evening, and the first 2,500 fans through the turnstiles will receive free Carter Rowney bobbleheads. Rowney, a former Nailer, is a currently a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins team.

The event will support both the Cockayne Farmstead and the Nailers.

Tickets can be purchased at the Cockayne Farmstead or the office of the Moundsville law firm of Gold, Khourey and Turak.

Additional information is available by calling the Cockayne Farmstead at 304-845-1411.

A number of activities will be taking place this week at the Grave Creek Archaeological Complex in Moundsville. Among them are:

– The annual Marshall County Schools Student Art Show, a new Featured Artists exhibit and lecture and film programs.

– The museum’s Discovery Table will consist of a “Festive Folded Flower” activity in which visitors can celebrate the beginning of spring by folding pre-cut sheets of tissue into brightly colored flowers.

– The monthly “Second Saturday” film this Saturday will be shown at both 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The title is, “We shall Remain American Through Native Eyes–Trail of Tears,” which explores the resolve and resilience of the Cherokee when faced with removal from their homelands to the American Southwest. The 60 minute film is part of the PHS American Experience series.

For additional information about the Grave Creek Mound, contact Andrea Keller, cultural program coordinator at 304-843-4128 or, or by visiting or

John Marshall High School freshman Kyle Sutton and Moundsville Middle School eighth grader Lynsey Yoho were LEOs of month, and were honored by the Moundsville Lions Club.

Both girls are active in their respective LEO Clubs through community service projects.

Sutton’s favorite subject is science, and she plays soccer and runs track. Yoho’s favorite subject is math. She is enrolled in dance at Take-a-Bow Dance Studio.

LEO Clubs at the two schools are sponsored by the Moundsville Lions Club.

Monday is the final day to register for the West Virginia University/Marshall County Extension-Moundsville Pharmacy partnership “Dining with Diabetes” class which will begin Thursday at the the pharmacy, 118 North Lafayette Ave.

To register, call the Marshall County Extension Office at 304-843-1170.

“Dining with Diabetes” is a once-a-week class. In addition to March 8, the class also will be held March 15, March 29 and April 5 from 1-3 p.m.

The class is open to those with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members. The classes are free.

Those enrolled will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare and tasty. Recipes will be demonstrated, and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one. Participants will also learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests Each participant will have an A1C test prior to the first session.

A tentative schedule for the annual Marshall County Spring Clean-up was released this week. It is:

– April 7 at the old fire house on Big Wheeling Creek.

– April 28 at Sherrard Middle School and at the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department on U.S. 250.

– May 12 at the Dallas Volunteer Fire Department, and at the St. Joseph VFD.

– May 4-5, at the old football field at McMechen and at the city garage in North Benwood.

– May 18-19 at Sam Shaw Walking Trail in Moundsville, and at the city garage (west Seventh Street) in Glen Dale.

– June 2 in downtown Glen Easton.

– June 9 at Todd Kelly Trucking Washington Lands, and at the community center at Graysville.

– June 16 at the Roberts Ridge VFD and at the coal mine parking lot at Rosby’s Rock.

Dumpsters at Cameron will be offered on June 2, the site to be announced.

All the above dates will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

At these sites there will be no provisions to accept tires, white goods, scrap metal, car parts, fuels, hazardous chemicals/materials or household trash.

Appalachian Outreach Inc., will be available at the above sites to accept used furniture, toys, bikes and other household items.

Also, not listed is the date or site for the annual electronics, white goods and tire disposal.

The above sites will again be sponsored by the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority and the Marshall County Commission.

Persons having questions about the clean-up can contact Howard Coffield at, 304-780-9866 (office) or 304-843-1074.

Two other clean-up undertakings will be the hazardous waste disposal at Bayer from 9 a.m., until noon on April. 28, and the River Sweep on June 16, the Marshall County site being at Riverfront Park, Moundsville.

The Marshall County Quilt Guild, “Seams Sew Snugly,” will host its third annual quilt show from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., on March 17 at the former West Virginia Penitentiary.

In addition to displaying quilts there will be quilt vendors, embroidery groups, crafters, demonstrators and drawings.

At this past year’s show, there were 180 quilts from residents of Marshall, Ohio, Wetzel, Belmont, Monroe and Jefferson counties.

To register and display quilts, or become a vendor or crafter, or if a person has a question they can phone 304-650-9883 (Nikki).

Instead of 12 hours, this year’s Marshall County Relay for Life event has been reduced to eight hours.

It will start at 5 p.m. on June 8 and conclude at 1 a.m. on June 9.

It will be held in the north parking lot at John Marshall High School instead of Monarch Stadium, where this summer there will be ongoing renovation taking place.

A number of different teams have been holding fund raising activities, or are planning events, with one of these taking place today. That is the “Limestone for Angels and Survivors Relay for Life,” which will be having the team’s annual “Baking for a Cure” Bingo party at the Limestone Community Building on U.S. 250. Doors will open at noon, with the games beginning at 1 p.m.

Lunch will be available and will include homemade noodles, kielbasa, kraut, various sandwiches and a variety of cookies, candy, cake, breads and pies.

Each game winner will receive a home baked items in a reusable container. The prizes will include both sweet and savory dishes such as pies, tortes, cakes, lasagna and a chicken ‘n stuffing casserole.

Special raffles are planning for the opportunity to win a hand pieced knotted blanket, a gift card or a set of Tupperware. There will also b a 50/50 drawing and a Chinese auction table.

All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life of Marshall County.

ACS uses Relay funds for research, education, prevention and patient services. Local cancer patients benefit from new and improved treatments, prevention assistance and support programs.

The Marshall County Commissioners this past week gave the Strand Theatre Preservation Society $10,000 which will be used with a match of the same amount. The monies will be used to renovate the dressing rooms, restrooms and a hallway leading to these rooms.

The dressing rooms/restrooms are located under the stage.

Also, the commissioners gave to the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce $2,500 to offset the cost of the annual Home Show held this past weekend.

The Moundsville Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post No. 3, at 800 First St.

The Honor Guard will have a covered dish diner at 6 p.m. for members and their families.

The Honor Guard is an organization which pays final tribute to deceased veterans. Anyone who would like to join can contract Michael Kuzma at 304-639-8228.

The date for the Mound Post No. 437, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moundsville, past commanders and past president dinner is 2 p.m., April 21. The date in last week’s Marshall Memo was wrong.