Libraries in County Schedule Summer Reading Programs

The Marshall County Summer Reading Program, involving the Moundsville-Marshall County, Benwood-McMechen and Cameron libraries, begins this week. The programs are free and open to the public.

In addition there will be special events at the libraries in conjunction with the reading programs, sponsored by the Evan G. Roberts Trust through BB&T Bank, the Robert Baker Family and the libraries themselves.

Programs for this coming week are:

Moundsville-Marshall County Library — Tuesday at 11 a.m., a magic show titled, “Al-Mazing Magic,” which will be entertaining and humorous fun for all ages. Friday at 11 a.m., the program will be titled, “Glow in the Dark Firefly,” which will involve doing art work using recycled items. Those attending this program are asked to pre-register.

Benwood-McMechen Library — Tuesday at 2 p.m., the program will be, “Al-Mazing Magic.”

Cameron Library –Monday at 1 p.m., the program will be titled, “Cameron Library Rocks!” and will consist of painting rocks with Mary Leichter. Tuesday at 1 p.m., youngsters will participate in the reading of stories, along with crafts. The program will be conducted by Susie Davis. Wednesday at 1 p.m., there will be music with Taylor Sessum.

It just so happens that Flag Day will fall on Thursday, which is also one of the dates of “Hungry for History.” HFH is a program held from noon until 1 p.m., at the Cockayne Farmstead in Glen Dale. Anyone can attend and listen to local experts speak on various local history topics. This week, historian Gary Rider will be the speaker and he will discuss the lives, service, and honors of local military veterans from the Civil War to modern times.

Those attending the event are encouraged to bring lunch and join in the program.

While on the subject of Flag Day, there will be a parade in Moundsville on Thursday of this week.

Those wishing to participate are to assemble at 6 p.m., at the Altmeyer Funeral Home parking lot on Grant Avenue, from where the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

It will be a non-motorized parade and participants can feel free to bring their bikes, strollers and even dogs.

There will be free flags for all parade participants, and for distribution to individuals along the parade route.

The parade route procees south on Grant Avenue to Second Street, east on Second to Birch Avenue, south on Birch to Third Street, south on Third to Fourth Street, west on Fourth to Grant Avenue, then north on Grant to the starting point.

Following the parade, there will be a flag disposal ceremony, along with hot dogs and refreshments at Mound Post No. 437, Veterans of Foreign Wars. The food will be provided by American Legion Post No. 3 and the VFW.

The parade is being sponsored by Sons of The American Legion Squadron 3, and Altmeyer’s.

Anyone wishing additional information can call either contact Bob Blazer at 304-845-7558 or Sarah Barickman at 304-281-9719.

Saturday will be your last day to take advantage of the free Marshall County dumpster service, which has been offered since April 7 by the Marshall County Commission and Marshall County Solid Waste Authority.

Saturday’s final two locations are the Roberts Ridge Volunteer Fire Department headquarters and at Rosby’s Rock (coal mine parking lot).

The hours will be 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

As at the other locations, there will not be provisions to accept tires, white goods, scrap metal, car parts, fuels, hazardous chemicals/materials, or household trash.

Anyone wishing additional information can email Howard Coffield at His telephone number is 304-780-9866 and his fax number is 304-843-1074.

There will be another cleanup day on Saturday, that of the annual River Sweep.

Persons wishing to participate in picking up trash along the banks of the Ohio River are to come to the shelter at Riverfront Park in Moundsville at 8 a.m., where they will receive bags for the pickup.

The River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio Water Sanitation Commission, while the local sponsors are the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority, the Marshall County Commission, along with several businesses. Again this year youngsters who participate in the cleanup will be able to swim free on Saturday afternoon at Grand Vue Park and Four Seasons Pool.

Jeff Palmer is in charge of the local clean-up.

Beginning this Thursday and continuing every Thursday this summer, an urban mobile playground titled, “The Fun-Raiser” will be at the St. Francis Xavier Church parking lot from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Actually, the mobile playground will be at six other Ohio Valley locations throughout the summer.

It is a kid-inspired, kid- painted, and kid-directed truck stocked with toys, popsicles, and fun-experts.

The fun-raiser is free and anyone wishing additional information can go to TheFunRaiserOV. org. or via Facebook at The Fun-RaiserOV!

The Strand Theatre Preservation Society will be hosting a Marshall County Chamber of Commerce sponsored Business After Hours event from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday. It will be catered by Nana’s Pizza and Pies.

Reservations are to be called to the Chamber office at 304-845-2773, or via email.

The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, along with city of Moundsville officials and Marshall County Commissioners, joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday for Harvey Goodman, realtor. This being the seventh location in the Ohio Valley for the agency.

The new business is located at 805 10th St., Moundsville.

The Marshall County Board of Education announces its sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program

Nutritional meals will be provided to any child 18 years of age and younger.

Free breakfast and/or lunch will be served at the following locations:

John Marshall High School from June 12-29 (Monday through Friday). Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., while lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Moundsville Middle School from June 26 until July 26 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). The hours are 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. for breakfast, and lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Grand Vue Park Pool–June 18 through Aug. 3 (Monday through Friday). The hours are 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., and from noon until 1 p.m.

For more information, about this program call Child Nutrition Director Debbie Derico at 304-843-44000 extension 346.

Alec Kuskey was the recipient of this year’s John Marshall High School Student of the Year award.

Each school year the professional staff at JMHS selects from the 12 students of the month.

The Justice Chapter of the National Honor Society sponsors the program and a Trust Scholarship is provided by the staff at the school.

The scholarship honors the late Dr. Gary Buskirk, who was the curriculum coordinator in the school system for 20 years.

The scholarship is funded primarily by the JMHS staff by their contributions on “jeans day.” Kuskey’s activities includes JM School Improvement Council representative to the school board, cross country team and swimming team. Honors received include Model U.N. President, Youth in Government Vice Committee Chairman, Mock Democratic Convention Vice Chairman and president of the National Honor Society. Volunteer activities include West Virginia Flood Relief Drive, Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Tree Gala, McMechen River Fest, I Believe Book Drive and Altar Server.

He plans to attend West Virginia University and eventually become a clinical psychologist.

He was recently awarded a four-year scholarship from EQI.

The award presentation was made by long-time National Honor Society adviser Joseph Komorowski.

The Moundsville American Post No. 3 baseball team will be playing six games this week. However, only one of the games will be at home (Valley Fork Park, Moundsville). That game will be on Thursday at 6 p.m. against New Martinsville.

The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir based in Raleigh, N.C., since its founding in 1990, will perform at 3 p.m. next Saturday at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville.

The musicians promote the art of handbell ringing by:

Presenting entertaining performances of advanced handbell music to the widest possible audience;

Commissing composers to create works for advanced handbell choirs.

Supporting and encouraging fellow handbell musicians.

Offering educational opportunities through classes and event sponsorship.

They support themselves through performance fees and merchandise sales, including recordings and tie-dyed gloves.

Since 1995, over 80,000 of their recordings have been sold. Tickets for the Strand event may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets. com.

For group tickets contact Jana Jarrett at 304-639-7967.

The county commission at its Tuesday meeting this past week re-appointed three individuals to positions representing, along with the employment of two persons to court security positions.

These included:

– Wesley Howsare, who was reappointed to serve five years on the Marshall County Health Department Board of Directors.

– Jennifer Kordack and Christian Turk were re-appointed to two year turns to the Northern Panhandle HOME Consortium Board.

– Sheriff Kevin Cecil was authorized to employ Mark Martin and Craig Kornetti as part-time court security personnel, in the Sheriff’s Department. They will begin their duties on July 1.

Assessor Chris Kessler appeared before the commission to congratulate Betty Carney, who has been employed at the county courthouse for 60 years years, as of June 1. Carney started out in the circuit clerk’s office for six years, and has been in the assessor’s office for 54 years. The commissioners thanked Carney for her years of service. She stated she has no plans to retire, calling the courthouse her “home.”

Also, Grand Vue Park General Manager Craig White informed the commissioners everything at GVP is up and running. He made special mention of the swimming pool being heated.

While on the subject of swimming pools, Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville recently received $5,400 from the Marshall County Commission’s Community Development Fund, monies which the commissioners earmark annually to organizations to help with small projects in the county.

Of the $5,400, the Friends of the city of Moundsville’s Parks and Recreation received $1,400 for the purchase of chairs and benches at Four Season, while the city of Moundsville’s Parks and Recreation Board received $4,000 for additional upgrading of the facility.


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