Leo Club Aids Moundsville’s House of Carpenter II

One of the undertakings the John Marshall High School LEO Club has chosen this school year is to assist the House of Carpenter II in Moundsville, and this past week four members of the club, President Kailey Filben, Whitney Coffield, Faith Corley and Dakota Wyatt along with adviser Dianne Magers, were involved in two projects with the HOC. One involved blankets and the other was unloading a food truck.

Filben said, “We knew there would be a need for blankets this winter, and as a result our members decided to seek the assistance of our fellow students and the staff at the school in this effort.”

She said, “Some of our members were scheduled to be at the House of the Carpenter today (Tuesday), so we decided to bring the blankets with us, and I’m glad we did as the weather is scheduled to be colder for the next several days, and the House of the Carpenter will be needing them.”

House of the Carpenter II director Patty Holden expressed thanks to the LEOs and the students/staff at JMHS for their thoughtfulness.

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The weekly meetings of the Moundsville Lions Club usually consist of a speaker.However, this past Tuesday the program was that of five members of the John Marshall High School Strings Program. much to the delight of the Lions Club members who gave a standing room applause after the final song, which happened to be “Country Roads.”

The participants were Andy Rice, bass; Madi Blake, violin; Cole Perry, violin; McKenna Gump, viola; Avery Knutsen, cello.

Justin Jones, one of the three Marshall County Schools Strings Program teachers, announced that the annual winter MCSS will be taking place at 6:30 p.m., on Feb. 26 at the John Marshall High School’s Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert will feature an eclectic collection of music including original concert works performed by the electric orchestra, chamber orchestra and strings orchestra. Popular pieces will include Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and a medley from “The Greatest Showman.” The performance will be highlighted with unique light and elements. The concert will be directed by Jones, Shelby Genberg and Alex Talkowski.

Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit both the Moundsville Lions Club and the Marshall County Strings Program Scholarship.

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Two individuals who have held the offices of president and vice president of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce in the past were sworn in to same positions for this year.

This year’s president is Leigh Ann Scherich, while the vice president is Stanley Stewart. This is Scherich’s third time as president.

The other elected offices are Katrina Bonar, treasurer; and Scott Reager, the executive director.

Six new board members also assumed their duties in January. They are: Jodi Cunningham, Heather Martin, Bob McCool, Edye Thomas, Craig White and Bonar.

Holdover board members are: Sarah Barickman, Beth Bertram, Jeff Fleashman, Alex Inclan, Taylor Shepherd, whose term expires in December of 2019, and Lisa Ingram. Dr. Duane Miller, Stacey Murphy, Bill Storm, Jessica Rine and Stewart, whose terms expire in December 2020.

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The 14th annual Marshall County Home and Business Expo will be an event of March 1-2 at the Training Center within the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The hours of the Expo will be 4-8 p.m. on March 1 and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on March 2. Those wishing to be exhibitors at the Expo must contact the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce to reserve a booth. The deadline for signing up for a booth is Feb. 22. In past years the Expo has attracted 90 venders and some 3,500 attendees.

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The Knights of Columbus No. 1907 and St. Francis Xavier Parish will hold a Fish Fry from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday or until sold out, at Xavier Hall, Sixth Street and Baker Avenue, Moundsville.

Also beginning Ash Wednesday, March 6 and every Friday during Lent fish fries will be available.

There will be cole slaw, pierogies, macaroni and cheese, along with homemade desserts. Items will be available for eat-in or local delivery. Phone 304-845-7080 for delivery.

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Several Marshall County Commission appointments were approved at Tuesday’s meeting. They included:

Wesley Howsare was reappointed to a five-year term on the Marshall County Health Department Board; reappointed to the Deputy Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission was Mike Abraham; Debbie Williams was named to the Northern Panhandle Workforce Development Board to replace long-time board member Bob Kinnick, her term for four years; and Kevin Kaufman was named to a six-year term on the Marshall County Public Service District No. 3.

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Marshall County Health Department Clinics and Programs for February are: Immunization Clinic of Feb. 4, 11, and 25. The hours are 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. All regular childhood and back-to-school immunizations, including childhood seasonal flu vaccinations, will be available. Appointments are encouraged but not necessary. Call 304-845-7840.

The Marshall County Board of Health will be holding its monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 in the Health Department. All interested individuals or delegations wishing to address the Board of Health should contact the Health Department Administrator to be placed on the agenda.

The Health Department will be closed on Feb. 18 in honor of President’s Day.

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Congratulations are in order to Bill and Sally Bryson of Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel. This month marks the 30-year anniversary of their travel business serving the Wheeling area. Mr. Bryson stated in the beginning he would strive to maintain a 30-year commitment to working in the travel industry in downtown Wheeling. There are many travel destinations from coast to coast and endless opportunities to suit any getaway. Over the years one area has started the 17th year of travel with Uniglobe — America’s favorite — baseball. Bill has come up with 150 reasons to encounter one of these trips — the games, stadiums, surrounding areas and other attractions.

Usually, the first venture is the one remembered best, and it so happened that June 27-29, 2003 was that occasion. The trip was to Baltimore, Boston and New York.

We encountered two problems on this trip, neither of which was Bill’s.

The first was an 18 inning game to which we stayed. This made us hustle to get to Boston the next day, we did make it to hear the announcer read off the names of the starters.

We made up plenty of time for the Yankees game on Sunday as that game was switched from day to night, and thus we would get back to Wheeling at 7 a.m. on Monday instead of midnight. Bill corrected the time in future trips for leaving a game, should it be delayed by rain, etc., and we have never encountered such a problem again.

In fact, of the 179 Major League games we have seen since that first game not one traveling person has ever been late for anything. That speaks well for the Uniglobe travel team.

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The weekly meetings of the Moundsville Lions Club usually consist of a speaker, however, this past Tuesday the program was that of five members of the John Marshall High School Strings Program much to the delight of the Lions Club members who gave a standing room applause after the final song which happened to be ”Country Roads.”

The participants being Andy Rice, bass; Madi Blake, violin; Cole Perry, violin; McKenna Gump, viola; Avery Knutsen, cello.

Justin Jones, one of the three Marshall County Schools String Program teachers, announced that the annual winter MCSS will be taking place at 6:30 p.m., on Feb. 26 at the John Marshall High School’s Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert will feature an electric collection of music including original concert works performed by the electric orchestra, chamber orchestra and strings orchestra. Popular pieces will include Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and a medley from “The Greatest Showman.” The Performance will be highlighted with unique light and elements.

The concert will be directed by Jones, Shelby Genberg and Alex Talkowski.

Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit both the Moundsville Lions Club and the Marshall County Strings Program Scholarship.

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Two individuals who have held the offices of president and vice president of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce in the past were sworn-in to same positions for this year.

This year’s president is Leigh Ann Scherich while the vice president is Stanley Stewart. This is Scherich’s third time as president.

The other elected offices are Katrina Bonar, treasurer, and Scott Reager, the executive director.

Six new board members also assumed their duties in January. They are: Jodi Cunningham, Heather Martin, Bob McCool, Edye Thomas, Craig White and Bonar.

Holdover board members are: Sarah Barickman, Beth Bertram, Jeff Fleashman, Alex Inclan, Taylor Shepherd whose term expires in December of 2019, and Lisa Ingram. Dr. Duane Miler, Stacey Murphy, Bill Storm, Jessica Rine and Stewart whose terms expire in December 2020.

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The 14th annual Marshall County Home and Business Expo will be an event of March 1-2 at the Training Center within the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The hours of the Expo to be 4 pm to 8 pm on March 1 and 10 am until 5 pm on March 2.

Those wishing to be an exhibitor at the Expo must contact the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce to reserve a booth. The deadline for signing-up for a booth is February 22. In past years the Expo has attracted 90 venders and some 3,500 attendees.

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The Knights of Columbus No. 1907 and St. Francis Xavier Parish will hold a Fish Fry from 11 am until 5 pm or sold out, at Xavier Hall, Sixth Street and Baker Avenue, Moundsville.

Also beginning Ash Wednesday, March 6 and every Friday during Lent Fish Fries will be available.

There will be cole slaw, Pierogies, macaroni and cheese, along with homemade desserts.

Items will be available for eat-in or local delivery. Phone 304-845-7080 for delivery.

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Several Marshall County Commission appointments were approved at Tuesday’s meeting. They included:

Wesley Howsare was reappointed to a five year term on the Marshall County Health Department Board; reappointed to the Deputy Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission was Mike Abraham; Debbie Williams was named to the Northern Panhandle Workforce Development Board to replace long-time board member Bob Kinnick, her term for four years; and Kevin Kaufman was named to a six year term on the Marshall County Public Service District No. 3.

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Marshall County Health Department Clinics and Programs for February are: Immunization Clinic of Feb. 4, 11, and 25. The hours being 9-11 am and 1-4 pm. All regular childhood and back -to-school immunizations, including childhood seasonal flu vaccinations will be available. Appointments are encouraged but not necessary. Call 304-845-7840.

The Marshall County Board of Health will be holding its monthly meeting at 7:30 am on Feb. 22 in the Health Department. All interested individuals or delegations wishing to address the Board of Health should contact the Health Department Administrator to be placed on the agenda.

The Health Department will be closed on Feb. 18 in honor of President’s Day.

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Congratulations are in order to Bill and Sally Bryson of Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel. This month marks the 30 year anniversary of their travel business serving the Wheeling area. Mr. Bryson stated in the beginning he would strive to maintain a 30 year commitment to working in the travel industry in downtown Wheeling. There are many travel destinations from coast to coast and endless opportunities to suit any getaway. Over the years one area has started the 17th year of travel with Uniglobe – America’s favorite – baseball. Bill has come up with 150 reasons to encounter one of these trips. The games, stadiums, surrounding areas and other attractions.

Usually the first venture is the one remembered best, and it so happened that June 27-29, 2003 was that occasion,

The trip was to Baltimore, Boston and New York.

We encountered two problems on this trip neither of which was Bill’s.

The first was an 18 inning game to which we stayed, this made us hustle to get to Boston the next day, we did make it to hear the announcer read off the names of the starters.

We made up plenty of time for the Yankees game on Sunday as that game was switched from a day game to night, and thus we would get back to Wheeling at 7 a.m. on Monday instead of midnight.

Bill corrected the time in future trips for leaving a game should it be delayed by rain, etc., and we have never encountered such a problem again.

In fact, of the 179 Major League games we have seen since that first game not one traveling person has ever been late for anything. That speaks well for the Uniglobe travel team.

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