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Ham, Bacon, Egg Sale Goes Into ‘Overtime’

March 10, 2012
By Jim Cochran , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

The 35th annual Marshall County Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale is now history.

The event was held this past Wednesday at the Chesapeake Building at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Moundsville during which 78 hams, 78 bacons and 20 dozens of eggs were sold as part of the regular sale. The sale went "overtime" as several of the original purchasers donated items back for resale with this money going to either FFA Scholarship Fund or the FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Money from the first go-round went to the exhibitors, members of the Cameron High School FFA Chapter.

The initial sale took place in 1978 in the showroom at Glen Dale Motors, it was held next in the auditorium of John Marshall High School, and then the auditorium at the Delf Norona Museum in Moundsville. The show and sale has been at the fairgrounds for a number of years.

Lloyd Earnest who started the sale and was involved for nearly 25 years, along with Mark Fitzsimmons, assisted agriculture education teacher Adam Weekley with the planning for this year's year.

As to the sale, thanks in part to the oil and gas industry, and this being a political year, the sale was described as ''fantastic'' according to Fitzsimmons.

One of the highlights was the bidding for Mark Jochum's grand champion eggs between representatives from Consol Energy and Chesapeake Energy. This involved auctioneer Ron Morrison coming into the audience and literally jumping from seat to seat beside the two bidders in an effort to encourage them to keep bidding.

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The Dry Ridge Community Association will be hosting its monthly entertainment geared for all ages on Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship.

The music will begin at 7 p.m., with the Country Thunder Band performing. Square dancing will get under way at 8 p.m.

Those wearing their best Shamrock outfit will receive a prize.

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Grand Vue Park will be holding a Seasonal Job Fair from noon until 4 p.m. today at the park's Banquet Hall. This is the first time for such an event at the park.

It is an opportunity for potential seasonal employees to meet managers and supervisors, and to make a good first impression. It is being called a ''Dress for Success'' event.

Resumes and cover letters will be accepted, along with applications.

The park has openings in 12 different areas which include maintenance, pool snack bar, miniature golf attendant, bingo caller, housekeeping, pool ticket booth, outdoor adventure guide, main office attendant, lifeguards, par three golf attendant, banquet assistant and golf internship.

Overall, some 40-50 individuals will be hired for the spring and summer.

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The Youth Club of Marshall County will benefit from a Celebrity Server fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Undo's Restaurant in Benwood. Youth club members will be joined by several local dignitaries in serving meals. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Club's After-School program.

For more information about the Youth Club of Marshall County, call 304-843-1174 or 304-780-0682 or email theyouthclub@ yahoo.com.

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The movie ''Rent'' will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Strand Theatre, sponsored by Generations Pub.

Musical movies will be shown every Monday through March 26.

Locally tickets can be obtained in advance at Moundsville Pharmacy, Perkins Restaurant and the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will be available at the door.

Sandy Lusco and Redd Brand will be the headliners for the Wheeling Jamboree at the Strand on Saturday. It will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information pertaining to the movies or other Strand attractions call 304-845-3431 or e-mail at www.StrandTheatreWV.com

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The 29th annual Marshall County Student Art Show will begin today with a reception and awards ceremony from 2-4 p.m at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville. The art work of middle and senior high students from Cameron High and Middle, John Marshall High, Moundsville Middle, and Sherrard Middle will be on display through April 8.

At the reception those attending will be invited to vote for the ''People's Choice'' award in both divisions.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays.

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With summer just around the corner, the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce has announced the entertainment for the annual Concert Series to be held at Riverfront Park, Moundsville.

The line-up includes:

June 8-Steel Cassa (Sounds of Paradise); June 22-Hot Pursuit; July 13-Streamline; July 27-The De 'ja' Vu Band; and Aug. 10-State of Mind.

For the second straight year Ked's Ace Hardware and Moundsville Pharmacy will be sponsoring the events.

The city of Moundsville will also be a partner by providing the park.

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The Sanford Center in Moundsville will be having an open gym night from 6-8 on March 30 for students in grades 6-8. The youths will be able to play basketball exercise to Dance Dance Revolution, or play games in the game room. Parents will be required to sign a waiver.

A concession stand will be open for those who wish to purchase a snack.

Other free game nights are being planned in the future.

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Also, the Sanford Center will be sponsoring a Woman's Day Out event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 30 and is looking for vendors of all sorts. Either a table or a room can be rented.

The Sanford board of directors are seeking speakers who deal with women's topics.

A small health fair will also take place.

The event will be free to all women and for more information call Mary Kovalcik at 304-845-3228.

 
 

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