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Lions Gear Up For Car Show

July 14, 2012
By Jim Cochran , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Plans for the annual Dan Dague Memorial Car & Bike Show for Sight to be held on Sept. 3 at The Highlands in Wheeling are taking shape.

All proceeds will benefit the West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation Foundation efforts. The foundation provides numerous free eye surgeries, special equipment, eye screenings and hearing aids to needy West Virginians with either limited or no insurance coverage.

The foundation has been able to provide more than $1 million in services over the past few years through this event.

The proceeds from last year's car show allowed the foundation to purchase a special magnifier for a second grade student, and several cataract surgeries for adults.

Proceeds from this year's event will go toward the purchase of equipment that will be used across West Virginia to test children as young as six months for possible eye related problems. The cost of this equipment being between $35,000 and $40,000.

Eva Dague of Moundsville and Jeff Baxter of Morgantown, both past District Governors of the Lions organization, are co-chairs for the event which is regarded as the largest in the area.

The late Dan Dague, a Marshall County native, chaired the show for several years.

The event is sponsored by Lions of District 29-L which is comprised of clubs in 46 communities from Chester to the north and Parkersburg to the south, and across the center of the state to Fairmont and Morgantown, with members of the 46 clubs involved in the car show.

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The new date for a hearing dealing with a water rate increase being sought by the city of McMechen is 2 p.m., July 30 at the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department's Community Building.

It was most recently scheduled for this past Wednesday, but on Tuesday those involved-Marshall County Public Service District No. 1 and the city of McMechen-were notified by the West Virginia Public Service Commission of a 2 1/2 week postponement. This marked the second time the issue has been postponed, as the original date had been in June.

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The Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Sherrard, which claims it has the best homemade ice cream in the Ohio Valley, will hold its annual ice cream social event from 2-6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The church members base their claim on the fact that they make the ice cream in their state of the art five gallon ice cream maker which they purchased from the Amish in Sugarcreek, Ohio. They said, "We try to reproduce the old fashion ice cream social that we used to have at the church or you used to have in your grandmother's backyard without all the hand cranking and hard work".

Entertainment will be provided by the Peacemakers Southern Gospel Music Band. There will also be kid games of and lots of food.

Of course, the public is invited.

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Friends of Charles "Chuck" Rexroad are invited from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday to the Our Place for Family Hair Care in Moundsville for a farewell party for the long-time Moundsville-Glen Dale barber.

Rexroad and his wife, Nancy, will soon be moving to the Carolinas, this after Chuck decided to put down his clippers after 50 years in the business.

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Marshall County residents will be able to recycle electronics again on Aug. 4. The Marshall County Solid Waste Authority, with the support of the Marshall County Commission, this week approved holding an electronics recycling from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The county recently held a similar recycling at which 37,000 tons of electronic items were received 19,000 of which were television.

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Marshall County resident R.E. ''Slim Lehart'' Hartley will once again host the Jacktown Idol competition which will take place this week at the Jacktown (Pa.) Fair.

There will be three rounds of competition Tuesday through Thursday, with the finals on Friday. The competition begins each night at 8 p.m.

The long-time Jacktown Fair will begin with Queen competition at 8 p.m., today. The fair, held at Rogersville, will conclude on Saturday.

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The West Virginia Golf Association is heading up an effort throughout the state on behalf of golf at West Virginia University, the program having ceased some 20 years ago.

The WVGA will be holding five amateur golf outings in the next several weeks with a team from the Moundsville Country Club participating in at least one.

WCC president Dave Buzzard has selected a four-man team which will consist of Judge Mark A. Karl, who was a member of the WVU golf team after his high school days at Sistersville during which he was medalist champion in the state high school tourney; Mike Tennant who was on the last WVU golf team; Dr. Jim Wilson, a former president of the West Virginia Alumni Association; and Ed Zwolensky a graduate of WVU and vice president of the Moundsville Country Club.

 
 

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