Marshall County Voters Face Variety of Choices on Tuesday
There are 22,286 registered voters in Marshall County, which is 323 more than were on the books prior to the May primary.
The breakdown of voters is 10,853 Democrats, an increase of 100 from May; 6,312 Republicans, up 107 from May; and 5,067 under the category of “others,” which is 115 more than in May. There are also 26 registered with the Libertarian party and 25 with the Mountain party.
On Tuesday, voters will be casting ballots at the 44 precincts in the county. There is one change, that being precinct 9A, as due to construction at John Marshall High School, voters will be casting their ballots at the Horticulture Building at the rear of the school.
On the county, state and national levels voters will be electing people to the House of Delegates (4th Delegate District), a county commissioner, state Senate, U.S House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
There are four individuals seeking the two House of Delegates seats. They are incumbent David A. Evans, incumbent Mike Ferro, Dave Hall and Ron Morris. Evans and Morris are Republicans, and Ferro and Hall are Democrats.
Seeking to replace Donald K. Mason as county commissioner are Republican Fred Brunner and Democrat Scott Varner.
Voters in 37 county precincts will be casting ballots for state Senate in the Second Senatorial District, while those in the other seven precincts will be voting for candidates in the First Senatorial District.
Candidates for state senate from the 2nd Senatorial District are incumbent Larry John Edgell, Democrat; Kent Leonhardt, Republican; and Jeffrey Frank Jarrell, Constitution party.
The First Senatorial District candidates are Ryan Ferns, Republican, and Rocky Fitzsimmons, Democrat. The seven precincts in Marshall County which are in the First Senatorial District are Precinct 35 (Limestone), Precinct 36 (Mt. Hope), Precinct 38 (Dallas), Precinct 39 (Mar-Win), and Precincts 56, 58 and 61 (Cameron area).
The Congress candidates are Glen B. Gainer III, a Democrat, and incumbent David B. McKinley, a Republican.
There is a field of five for U.S. Senate as in addition to Republican candidate Shelly Moore Capito and Democrat Natalie Tennant, the Mountain Party candidate is Bob Henry Baber, the Libertarian Party candidate is John S. Buckley and the Constitution Party candidate is Phil Hudok.
Voters residing in the city of Moundsville will be casting their ballots for three council seats, and while two, David Wood, Second Ward, and Ginger DeWitt, Fourth Ward, are unopposed, the three candidates seeking an at-large seat are: Allen Hendershot, incumbent Philip Remke and Kevin Rhome.
Moundsville City Council’s meeting this week will be at 7 p.m., Monday rather than Tuesday, because of the election.
Individuals wishing to purchase or who have pre-paid for the book titled, “Bill Stewart: In His Own Words” can pick copies up at two locations this week.
Author Susan Jones and Karen Stewart will be at the New Martinsville Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday.
Jones will be signing books from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Undo’s in Benwood, in conjunction with the Moundsville Lions Club Celebrity Night.
Jones, a history teacher at John Marshall High School, stresses her love for football, and being a West Virginia University fan. She describes the late Bill Stewart as a local hero. She decided to compile in early 2013 items about Stewart from the Internet, press conferences, newspaper clippings and stories people shared with her.
There are 15 chapters consisting of 300 pages.
Speaking of books, another Moundsville resident will be releasing his fifth annual military book called, “Marshall County Patriots and Heroes.” This edition contains information of 113 veterans.
The book will be available at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library beginning Nov. 13.
The Moundsville Baptist Church will be holding its annual community-wide Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. This is a church outreach event held in the church gymnasium and on the church lawn.
There will be crafts and displays. Apple butter and bean soup will be made the old-fashioned way – over an open fire.
There will be a homemade apple pie contest, with judging beginning at 11 a.m.
Members of the Church Relay for Life team will be preparing sandwiches, soups, and desserts, proceeds from which will benefit the Marshall County American Cancer Society Relay for Life event scheduled for June 2015.
The apple butter will be made, canned and sold during the day, with the finished product available by the end of the day.
Members of two Moundsville Boy Scout Troops and two Cub Scout Packs will be placing door hangers in Moundsville, Washington Lands and some of the nearby ridges, from Monday through Saturday to remind the residents of the annual food drive which will go to the House of the Carpenter II in Moundsville.
The Scouts, from Cub Pack No. 78 and Boy Scout Troop No. 78, both sponsored by Calvary United Methodist and St. Francis Xavier churches; and Cub Scout Pack No. 79 and Boy Scout Troop No. 79, both sponsored by Simpson United Methodist, will be picking up the food beginning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 15.
Anyone with questions is to call Don or Suzanne Chamberlain at 304-845-7336.
The Moundsville Salvation Army will be doing a late Christmas and toy sign-up from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. People making the applications must bring picture IDs, Social Security cards for all household members, proof of income, proof of expenses and medical card or birth certificates for children 12 years of age and younger.
In Tyler and Wetzel counties, late Christmas and toy signups will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 17-18 at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 501 Third St., New Martinsville.
The 21st annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Gala and Auction will consist of 23 decorated trees, with proceeds from the sale going to the Feeding Body and Soul Community Kitchen and the Chamber.
Additionally, proceeds from a Raffle Tree, which contains gift cards from area restaurants and businesses, will be donated to the John Marshall High School “Paws for a Cause” organization. These students help other students who are having economic difficulties or personal tragedies such as the loss of a loved one.
The tree Light Up Night will be from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at St. Jude Parish Hall in Glen Dale, sponsored by Reynolds Memorial Hospital. It is being held in conjunction with the Chamber’s monthly Business After Hours, to which the public is welcome. Reservations for the BAH can be made by calling the Chamber office at 304-845-2773.
In addition to Light Up Night, the decorated trees may be viewed from 10 a.m. until noon, and 4-8 p.m. on Nov. 18. The evening reception will include performances by the John Marshall High School Choir from 6:30-7 p.m.; the Opus Choir from 7-7:30 p.m.; and a Christmas sing along from 7:30-8 p.m. The trees can also be viewed from 10 a.m. until noon on Nov. 21.
The Tree Gala auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4.
Covering all bases, the Graysville Community Association (Fish Creek) will sponsor its annual Coon Hunt on Saturday. All coon hunters are welcome to participate in the non-licensed event. Hunters must sign up at the community building between 5-7 p.m., and return prior to midnight. There will be prizes, raffles and door prizes. Those with questions are to call either 304-845-0744 or 304-455-1342.
Speaking of bases, with the 2014 Major League baseball season having ended this past week it is now time to learn on Wednesday evening at the Uniglobe Travel Show at 7 p.m. at the White Palace at Wheeling Park the details of baseball trips being planned for 2015. One trip will be to Seattle, Wash., and thus will enable several members of Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel Baseball Group to have the opportunity to have seen baseball games in all 30 Major League cities.