Cameron Post Celebrates American Legion 100th Birthday

Cameron American Legion Post No. 18 will observe the 100th birthday of the American Legion with a party at the C. William (Bill) Harris annex building on Saturday.

There will be a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6 p.m.. The dinner will be catered by Dianne’s Catering service.

All Legion family members will be guests of the post. The public is invited, with a donation appreciated.

Those who plan to attend should call post Ccommander Bill Harris at 304-686-1316 by Thursday.

The guest speaker will be retired military Chief Master Sergeant and current state Legion Vice Commander Robert D. “Dan” Chandler of Hurricane.

Chandler was the ninth command chief master sergeant for the state of West Virginia. He was the chief advisor to the adjutant general, commanders and senior staff members on matters concerning the health, welfare, morale, education, recruitment, combat readiness, and utilization of more than 1,800 enlisted personnel He represented Major General Allen E. Tackett on all matters concerning the implementation of command policy. He served as state command chief for 4 1/2 years.

Chandler entered the U.S. Air Force in 1966 and became a combat ready C-130E aircraft loadmaster. He joined the West Virginia Air National Guard in 1971 as a C-130 aircraft loadmaster in 1975. He became the first command chief master sergeant appointed in the 130th Airlift Wing.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War and the War in Bosnia, Chandler has flown to all of the 50 states and 77 foreign countries. He was selected as the Outstanding Airman of the Year for the state of West Virginia two different times He has received the Distinguished West Virginian Award, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross, along with three Air Medals while serving in the Vietnam War and one Air Medal for service in the Persian Golf War.

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Members of the Marshall County Seams Sew Snugly Quilt Guild will hold their fourth annual Quilt Show April 11-12 at the Training Center within the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The hours will be 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. both days.

In addition to local quilters, there be will quilters and vendors from different areas including Ohio, Pennsylvania and southern West Virginia.

Anyone interested in displaying their quilts is to contact quilt coordinator Susie Noble at 304-312-933, vice president Alma Cunningham at 304-280-4474, or show coordinator (vendors) Mary Margaret Rine at 304-845-1892.If no answer, leave a message.

The MCSSSQG meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m., at the St. Francis gymnasium on Sixth Street and Baker Avenue, Moundsville. New members are welcome.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., for business and a class. Those attending can participate, or just watch, whatever is comfortable

The first quilt show was held at “The Barn” on eastern Fourth Street, a facility which the quilters outgrew.

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The 41st Marshall County Ham, Bacon and Egg sale will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m., at the Marshall County Fair Grounds.

Students in the Cameron High School FFA will be selling 75 hams, 75 bacons and 20 dozen eggs.

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The Fostoria Glass Museum opened Friday for the year, through November.

The museum is located at Sixth Street and Tomlinson Ave., in Moundsville. The hours are: 1-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

The Fostoria Glass Society of American’s 39th annual convention will take place June 7-9. The majority of activities will be at the Training Center at the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The convention, known as the “Elegant Glass Show and Sale,” will again feature dealers from the Imperial Glass Club and the Moon & Stars Club.

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Another museum located in Moundsville, the Marshall County Historical Society facility at 13th Street and Lockwood Avenue, will open on April 1.

The museum was not open in 2018 because of a water problem.

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Brian Farkas, executive director of the West Virginia Conservation Agency, appeared Tuesday at the Marshall County Commission meeting to discuss the memorandum of understanding between the county and state.

Farkas, who heads the state operation and maintenance of dams, informed the commissioners that the MOU agreement dealing with dams located in Marshall County — Wheeling Creek Watershed, Cameron and Middle Grave Creeks — has not been signed in recent years and that the state attorney general wants them signed on a yearly basis.

The commissioners said they would review the agreement and return it to Farkas.

It was noted that any projects dealing with the local dams are paid for by federal, state and county monies.

Also, in attendance in conjunction with the conservation agency were Ed Martin, who is in director of the Northern West Virginia Watershed Program, and David McCardle, who is with the Northern Panhandle Soil Conservation agency.

In other commission items at Tuesday’s meeting:

The commissioners approved a $45,000 contribution to Marshall County Public Service District 4 which will help upgrade the water line from the Moundsville Water plant to MCPSD No. 4, which will help increase the water pressure throughout the PSD’s lines.

Also, a $2,000 contribution was made to the Marshall County Special Olympics.

The commissioners awarded a contract to Kalkreuth Roofing for a new roof at the Grand Vue Park Tower site.

Two reappointments were approved by the commissioners: Dean Pettit to the Marshall County PSD No. 4 board, and Dave Shipman to the Northern Panhandle Resource Conservation board.

The three Marshall County commissioners were named to the following boards:

Scott Varner — Airport Authority, West Virginia Extension Service and RED.

John Grunzinskas –Grand Vue Park, Belomar, the local Workforce Agency.

Michael Ferro –Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, Belomar and Wheeling Watershed Authority.

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The Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Moundsville American Legion Post No. 3, 801 First St.

The House Guard is an organization which pays final tribute to deceased veterans.

Anyone who would like to join the Honor Guard can contact Michael Kuzma at 304-639-8228.

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The Marshall County Health Department lists the following clinics and programs for the month of March:

Immunization Clinics on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9-11 a.m., and 1-4 p.m. All regular childhood and back-to-school immunizations, including childhood seasonal influenza vaccinations.

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. The health department phone number is 304-845-7840.

Person In Charge (PIC) Training will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Tuesday. PIC training is for designed person in charge, managers, owners and operations of restaurants and other facilities in the county. Those planning to attend are to call the health department.

Food Handlers Training. This class is for persons working with foods will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., on March 19. Registration must be made at least the day prior to the class.

STD and HIV Testing Clinic is a free and confidential testing available on a regular basis. Call for an appointment.

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“Wheeling and West Virginia During the Great War”will be the topic of a historic program presented by William Hal Gorby at 6:30 p.m., Monday at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library.

It will be free and open to the public.

Gorby has a Ph.D., from West Virginia University, where he is a teaching assistant professor. He is exploring how World War I affected people in the region, from the young men who joined the military to those who served on the home front,

His topic is being sponsored the Robert Baker Family.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of his talk.

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