Military veterans who served in the Korean War will be honored at a Veterans Day observance which will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the All-Wars Monument on the east lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse in Moundsville.
Korean War veterans planning to attend are asked to contact Bob Blazer either by email at rblazer1306@comcast, or by telephone at 304-281-7331 in order to have a seat reserved. Also, Korean War veterans from Marshall County unable to attend are asked to contact Blazer with information on their branch of service.
Korean War veterans in attendance will be recognized while those unable to attend will have their names read.
At last year's Veterans Day observance World War II veterans were honored in a similar fashion.
Speaking of veterans, the second volume of Gary Rider's book, "Marshall County Patriots and Heroes," will be available during a book signing from 4-6 Thursday at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library.
Rider will introduce the book and sign it for those who wish to purchase a copy.
Volume 2 includes information of 140 veterans from Marshall County who served in the military from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. Several of the profiles are of men who were prisoners of war or killed in action. More than 60 World War II veterans have stories in the book.
Volume 1 contained information on 130 military veterans.
Rider has compiled information on 50 others who will be a part of Volume 3.
Volume 1will also be available for purchase on Friday, and after that date the books will be at Ace Hardware.
For more information about the book signing call the library at 304-845-6911.
Another event taking place on Friday will be an American Red Cross blood drive to be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.
This event is being sponsored by the Moundsville Lions Club and the First Presbyterian Church.
Anyone planning to donate blood can contact any Lions Club member or by calling the Presbyterian Church.
Walk-ins will be welcome.
The fourth annual Harvest Festival at Moundsville Baptist Church will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will take place on the lawn and in the gymnasium of the church.
There will be crafts and displays, apple butter and bean soup made the old-fashion wayed, over an open fire. A homemade apple pie contest will be held, with judging to take place at 11 a.m.
The church relay for life team will have the food kitchen, which will feature sandwiches, soups, desserts and pie. Proceeds will benefit the Marshall County American Cancer Society Relay for Life in 2012.
Apple butter will be made and canned during the day, with the finished product to be available by the end of the day.
There is no admission charge and there will door prizes. Everyone is welcome.
The youth of Simpson United Methodist Church are selling tickets for seating at the Moundsville Christmas Parade on Nov. 19. The seats will be available on Seventh Street from Jefferson to Morton Avenues.
Also, there will be concessions on the church Seventh Street porch.
Anyone wishing to purchase a seat for the parade is asked to call the church office at 304-845-5080.
Simpson Church is still collecting for the House of the Carpenter II's Christmas give-away, as well as collecting mittens, gloves and hats for their Mitten Tree.
"Light Up Night" and Business After Hours, both sponsored by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, will be held Thursday at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex.
Dad's Sweet Tooth will be host for the BAH, will begin at 5 p.m. There will be a fee with advance reservation to be made by Tuesday by calling the Chamber Office at 304-845-2773.
The "Light Up Night," which starts at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Those attending will be able to see the lighting of Christmas trees, which will be auctioned on Dec. 1 In addition to the trees there will be wreaths and other Christmas decorations which will also be auctioned on Dec. 1.
The Marshall County Historical Society will be holding a wreath contest.
The wreaths will become decorations at the Cockayne Farmstead for the holidays.
The deadline for registering a wreath is Nov. 23.
Wreaths should not have lights and must be no larger than 18 inches in diameter.
The Cockayne Farmhouse will be open on Dec. 6 for walk-through and viewing of the decorations.
It is now easier to get from Point A to Point B in Moundsville.
You no longer have any barriers on Jefferson Avenue from Second to Fifth Streets, and the orange barrels have been removed from W.Va. 2. The latter project will resume next spring with new paving.