Extension Service Slates ‘Dining With Diabetes’ Program

The Extension Service committee for the West Virginia University/Marshall County Extension Service will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the WVU/MCES Office at 126 Barn Drive on Middle Grave Creek, Moundsville. The agenda will include at-large appointments, program presentations from all departments for 2018-19 and other business.

WVU/MCES is a service provided cooperatively by the USDA, West Virginia University, the Marshall County Commission and the Marshall County Board of Education.

The committee consists of the president of the county 4-H Leader’s Association, the Marshall County Farm Bureau, and the Marshall County CEOS organization, one Marshall County Commissioner, one member of the Marshall County Board of Education, and three at-large members appointed by the WVU Board of Governors.

The meeting is open to the public and for additional information any one interested can call the Extension service at 304-843-1170.

The West Virginia University/Marshall County Extension Service partnership with Moundsville Pharmacy will offer a “Dining with Diabetes” class beginning on Oct. 24 at the Moundsville Pharmacy, 118 North Lafayette Ave., Moundsville.

“Dining with Diabetes” will be a once-a-week class over a four-week period. In addition to Oct. 24, other classes will be Oct. 31, Nov. 14 and Nov. 21. with a three-month follow-up class.

Each class will be approximately two hours in length.

The class is open to those with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family members.

The classes are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Also, participants are asked to attend all class sessions.

Those attending the classes will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to prepare, and tasty. Recipes will be demonstrated, and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one. Participants will also learn up-to date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and how to understand common diabetes-related medical tests. Each participant will have A1C testing on Oct. 24,

Participants will receive recipes and handouts every week.

According to Cheryl Kaczor, Marshall County Extension Service Agent, research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat healthy foods, and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more productive life.

Registration for the program can be made by calling the Marshall County Extension Office at 304-843-1170 by Oct. 17.

The 2020 West Virginia University Extension Service Garden Calendar is now available at the WVU/Marshall County Extension Office at 126 Barn Drive on Middle Grave Creek, Moundsville. The office is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The calendar includes tips and helpful information to help people get the most out of their vegetable or flower gardens.

Articles throughout the calendar cover West Virginia achievements in agriculture, 4-H and more.

Also, there are planting zones, gardening tips and information about how to get the most of the garden calendar.

The calendars are free.

Oct. 18 is the deadline for accepting applications from Marshall County families for Christmas assistance of food and and toys to be provided by the Moundsville Salvation Army office.

The SA office, located at 700 Jefferson Avenue, will be open from 9 a.m. until noon, and from 1-4 p.m.

The person making the application must have a picture ID, proof of all income, proof of all bills, birth certificates for children 12 years of age and under, or medical card. If the applicant has guardianship of grandchildren or foster children they need to bring proof.

Christmas bell ringer applications are being accepted at the Moundsville Salvation Army, 700 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.

This is a part-time position with a chance to have extra money for the holidays, plus helping the Salvation Army ”Do the Most Good.”

Also, the SA is looking for volunteers to ring bells. The volunteers can be individuals or be a part of a group from civic organizations, 4-H, businesses, churches, etc.

Bell ringing will begin Nov. 11.

Anyone desiring additional information pertaining to bell ringing can call the SA office at 304-845-0510.

Volunteers are needed at the Blue & Gold Christian Center in Cameron as the result of more activities which are taking place there.

There will be a volunteer dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1, at which time those in attendance can learn how they can assist.

Among some of the programs offered are:

Christy Rogers has started teaching fourth and fifth grades at Kidz Kamp to use a sewing machine. She is at the center every Wednesday to share her sewing expertise with young girls and boys.

Robin Richardson has begun a “Little Group” through Vineyard Church at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The topic for the study is “Off the Map.”The group talks about navigating life and where to find guidance through it all.

Other programs are:

Kidz Kamp, Grades K-5 — School days (until 5 p.m.); Exercise and Crafting on Mondays from 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Knitting for Teens (5-6 p.m. with adults welcome); Activity Night for Middle and High Schoolers, Tuesdays at 6 p.m.; Prayer Breakfast 8 a.m. on Wednesdays; Lattie’ Moon Cafe from 9-11 a.m., on Wednesdays; Children in Action from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesdays; Mommy and Me at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays; Life Group (Bible Study) Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.

Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month following prayer breakfast. The Thrift Store is open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

A “Dine to Donate” event will be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Moundsville.

It will financially help Shepherd’s Pantry of Marshall County, formerly the House of the Carpenter.

Shepherd’s Pantry is a non-profit ministry that provides food and clothing at no cost for Marshall County residents. Twenty percent of a person’s bill during the four-hour period will go to the Shepherd’s Pantry.

Simpson United Methodist Church, Seventh Street and Morton Avenue, Moundsville, will sponsor a baked steak dinner from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the church.

In addition to steak, there will be mashed potatoes green beans, coleslaw or applesauce, beverage and dessert.

The cost will be $12 for adults and $6 for children years old and younger.

Meals will be prepared for either eat-in or take-out.

The Marshall County Historical Society will host an Open House from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday at its museum, 13th Street and Lockwood Avenue in Moundsville.

The museum has been recently refurbished with new display cases and new items that have been donated over the past couple of years.

Refreshments will be provided and there will be a special drawing.

Moundsville City Manager Rick Healy will be the speaker for Tuesday’s noonday meeting of the Moundsville Lions Club at the Guest House Restaurant. Healy will be introduced by Gene Saunders co-program chairman for the month.

The club will have a special meeting on Oct. 22 when all members are asked to bring a guest.

At the Oct. 29 meeting, District Governor Bill Syphers will make his official visit.

The Marshall County Board of Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Health Department, Sixth Street and Court Avenue, Moundsville.

All interested individuals or delegations wishing to address the board should contact the Health Department Administrator Tom Cook to be placed on the agenda.

The Health Department will be closed on Oct. 14, in observance of Columbus Day.

The Marshall County Courthouse will also be closed on Oct. 14, and the Marshall County Commission will not be meeting on Oct. 15.

Marshall County Fall Dumpster Clean-up will take place Friday and Saturday at both the Glen Dale City Garage on West Seventh Street, and in Moundsville at the 12th Street entrance to Valley Fork Park. The hours at both sites are 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., on both days.

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

For more information, contact the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority (304-780-9866).

The dumpster service is provided for residential use and is not intended for businesses or industry.

The MCSWA and the Marshall County Commission provide the free service.

The 2019 John Marshall High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Friday during halftime of the Brooke-JMHS football game, which gets underway at 7 p.m. at Monarch Stadium.

The annual Homecoming Dance, sponsored by the JMHS Student Council, will take place Saturday evening in the school gymnasium.

The 2019 JMHS Queen candidates are: Anna Blake, Autumn Bonaventure, Morgan Brisco, Whitney Coffield, Madison Dobkin, Rebecca LeMaster, Abigail Martin.

The King candidates are: Zachary Birkett, Jace Boggs, Ismeal Calzada, Justin Frohnapfel, Creed Kidney and Malicky Schrumpf.

This past week’s Marshall County Board of Education meeting was held at Cameron Elementary School in conjunction with the Local School Improvement Councils.

Presentations were given by representatives from both CES and Cameron Middle/High School.

In addition, the board members were taken on a tour of Cameron Elementary School, where work is being revamped to change areas of the school from open classrooms to provide for better safety.

Once completed, there will be barriers leading into the school and there will be an area between the outside front door and the door leading into the school, in which there will be a buzz-in area.

Additional wall panels have been placed at he entrance to each classroom.

Funding for the work came from the most recent five-year special levy.

The Pittsburgh Puppets will present “Inky’s Black Cat Blues,” at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library.

It will be a “freaky fun tale filled with music, jokes, and furry friends!”

In the program, the cute cuddly kitty “Inky” and his pal Albert will meet a cast of ghastly ghouls who pitch in to help Inky become the scariest cat ever

It will be fun for the entire family, and a special delight for the children.

Stanley Stewart and Marshall County Co-Op were the major award recipients at the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner meeting.

Stewart, a retired educator, was presented with the David L. Ealy Award, which goes to a person for outstanding service to the community. Stewart, a retired educator, is involved in numerous organizations including one of the 18 chamber board members.

Marshall County Co-Op is a long-time Moundsville business located 400 11th St., in Moundsville.

The Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard and the Northern Panhandle Veterans Council will sponsor a steak fry from 5- 8 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Tickets are available at the Post Home, which is located at 800 First Street.