‘Glassware for the Boudoir’ Is Fostoria Glass Show Theme

The 39th annual Fostoria Glass Show Convention will be a three-day event beginning Friday in Moundsville. This year’s theme is: “Glassware for the Boudoir.”

Participating in the show again this year will be dealers from the Imperial Glass Club and the Moon & Stars Club.

The show will take place in the Training Center building inside the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The hours are 4-7 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday.

There will also be a glass auction at 5 p.m. Saturday. Preview of the items is set for 4 p.m.

Also, there will be a flea market beginning at 8 a.m., on Sunday.

Among other Fostoria- related events which will take place will be a Friday night dinner at the First Presbyterian Church and a buffet breakfast on Saturday at Perkins Restaurant.

Convention goers are invited to tour the Fostoria Glass Society of America’s, Inc. Museum, which during the past year had a new security system installed and additional items donated or loaned.

This year’s souvenir will be an Ebony Polar Bear.Complete information pertaining to the convention is available at www.fostoriaglass.org


The 32nd annual Cruise In-Greg Yoho Memorial Car Show will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday in Moundsville.

Cars will be on display on Jefferson Avenue from Second to Fifth Streets.

There will be several monetary prizes awarded. The owner of the Best of Show will receive $500. There also will be a drawing for $1,000; the person whose name is drawn must be in attendance for the drawing. There will be a Greg Yoho Family choice award, with the recipient to receive a plaque.

There will be nine cash prizes, with the sponsoring Marshall County Chamber of Commerce giving $50, while the other eight winners will receive $30 each. Awards include Mayor’s choice, Best Motorcycle by Blazer, Best Corvette by NAPA, Moundsville Cruisers, Rosebud’s Choice, Drifters Car Club Classic, Rumbles Car Club Choice and the Christy Hill Family choice award.

Also there will be 12 Dealers Choice prizes, all being $30. They include: Auto Choice (2), Straub Automotive (2), Straub Ford (2), Dale’s (2), Layman’s (2), Hill & sons Heating & AC, and Joe’s Auto.


Tours of the former West Virginia Penitentiary will be held every day of the week, beginning Monday.

The summer schedule has the first tour at 10 a.m., with the final tour of the day to start at 4 p.m. The tours are some 90 minutes in length.

Since tours on Mondays are offered only in June, July and August, the tours on these 13 days will be somewhat different than the other days. The Monday tours are “West Virginia Penitentiary History/Mystery Mondays.” On Mondays, tourists will have the opportunity to view a few additional sections which are not offered during on other days. It should be noted that the Monday tours are not handicapped accessible.


The Moundsville Lions Club and the Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC) will be sponsor a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 12:45-5:15 p.m., on June 13 in the Training Center of the West Virginia Penitentiary. Entrance to that building is from the North Wagon Gate (Eighth Street).

To schedule a time in advance, call 800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: LIONS.

Walk-ins will also be accepted at the blood drive.


Three John Marshall High School seniors were among the 404 students who earned the third annual Governor’s Workforce Students Credentials (GWSC) award, the highest honor within West Virginia’s Career Technical Education (CTE) students from across the state.

The JMHS honorees were Ryan Campbell, from the Management and Administrative Support program; Abigail Vargo, from the Accounting and Broadcasting Technology program; and Alexa Yoho, from the Thereapeutic Service program. All of them have proven they have have knowledge of business processes within a simulated workplace environment.

West Virginia’s governor has praised the top CTE completers in the state for their achievements in academics. “This honor signifies that these students have excelled in the applicable, real-work and work readiness skills of their CTE programs,and I commend these students for their achievement,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine. The state’s Governor’s Workforce Credential symbolizes to employers that these individuals are not only skilled and ready to enter the workeforce, but that they will emerge as leaders in their fields. The West Virginia Department of Education works with the Governor’s office to celebrate the highest-achieving students.

The GWC was created to ensure that West Virginia’s developing workforce has industry-ready skills to meet high-quality businesses and industry expectations. Earning a GWC will allow employers to quickly identify potential employees for a variety of skilled job openings.

Graduating seniors who have completed a state-approved CTE program of study must successfully meet criteria in the following categories to obtain the Governor’s Workforce Credential: academics, attendance, certifications, drug screenings and technical skills.


Two golf tournaments will be held during the month of June at the Moundsville Country Club.

The annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Golf Scramble will be held June 17. Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. There will be a shotgun start at noon.

There will be four different sponsorship levels. They are: Tin Cup, $1,500; Eagle, $750; Birdie, $500; and Par, $150.


The annual Marshall County Animal Rescue League Yard Sale will be held June 14, 15 and 16 at the Moundsville Rifle and Pistol Club on 12th Street near the intersection of Fork Ridge Road and Big Grave Creek Road.

Those having items to donate for the sale can drop them off at the MRPC on the following dates: June 7–10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and 6-8 p.m.; June 8–10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; June 10–10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; June 11–10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and 6-8 p.m.; June 12–10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and 6-8 p.m.; June 13–10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

No televisions or clothing will be accepted.

For additional information, call Priscilla at 304-845-2081.


Among the Marshall County Health Department month of June clinics and programs are these:

Immunization Clinics–June 3, 10, 17 and 24, all regular childhood and back-to-school immunizations, including childhood seasonal flu vaccinations. Call for an appointment at 304-845-7640.

PPD (TB) Testing Clinic — June 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 9-11 a.m., and 1-4 p.m. PPD skin testing for exposure to TB. Appointments are not necessary.

Person in Charge (PIC) Training on June 4 at 9 a.m., and 5 p.m. PIC training is for designed persons-in-charge, managers, owners and operators of restaurants and other facilities in the county. Call 304-845-7840 for more information.

Family Planning on June 13, to which appointments are necessary.

The Marshall County Board of Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. on June 19 at the health department, 513 Sixth St., Moundsville. All interested individuals or delegations wishing to address the board should contact the health department administrator to be place on the agenda.

Food handlers training will be held at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 25, The class is for those working with foods. Registration prior to the day of the class. Call 304-845-7840 for additional information.


The Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard will meet at 7 pm. Wednesday at American League Post No. 3, 800 First St.

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

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


There will be three locations at which children 18 years of age and under can take advantage of free nutritional meals this summer, one of which started this past week, another will begin next week and the third to begin on June 25.

The Marshall County Board of Education is sponsoring the federally funded Summer Food Service program.

Free breakfast and/or lunch will be served at the following locations:

John Marshall High School on Mondays through Fridays through June 21. Breakfasts will be available from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., while lunch will be served from noon until 12:30 p.m.

Grand Vue Park Pool on Mondays through Fridays from June 10 until Aug. 2. Breakfast servings will be from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m., while lunch will be served from noon until 1:30 p.m.

Gateway Achievement Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 25 through July 25. The breakfast hours will be from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m., while lunches will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Any parents desiring additional information pertaining to this program are to call Debbie Derico at 304-843-4400, extension 346. The theme for this program is. “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation.”


The annual Marshall County Spring Clean-Up will be soon be over.

Dumpsters will be at two locations this Saturday at Todd Kelly Trucking at Washington Lands, and at the Graysville Community Building.

Hours for the dumpsters will be 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

All Marshall County residents are welcome to use either of the sites.

There will be no provisions at either locations to accept tires, white goods, scrap metal, car parts, fuels, hazardous chemicals/materials, or household trash.

As to the final day, it will be June 15, when dumpsters will be at the Roberts Ridge VFD Headquarters and the Rosby’s Rock coal mine parking lot.


Margaret Brennan, described as one of the area’s most respected historians, will speak at 6 p.m., on Monday at the Moundsville-Marshall County Library, on the remarkable life of Dr. Harriett Jones of Glen Dale, who became West Virginia’s first woman doctor in 1886. The public is invited to this presentation which will be followed by the serving of cookies.


Also at the library on June 4-7, “Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About Camp For Early Learners” will be presented. Pre-registration is required. Attendance on all four days is expected, 3-5 p.m. This is a Within Family Learning event, with adults and children (ages 4-6) working together STEM activities inspired by PBS Kids CITH episodes.


Summer Reading Programs will begin this week at all three Marshall County Public Libraries — Moundsville-Marshall County, Benwood-McMechen, and Cameron.

Phone numbers for the three libraries are 304-845-6911 (Moundsville), 304-232-9720 (Benwood-McMechen) and 304-686-2140 (Cameron).


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