Business and Health Expo to Include New Attractions

This year’s 15th annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Business & Health Expo will feature nine different types of attractions, the most ever.

The event will take place at the former West Virginia Penitentiary, and will be held from 4-8 p.m., on March 6, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., on March 7.

The attractions will include home improvements, health care, fitness, lawn & garden, banking/financial, real estate, insurance, recreation and public services.

Of course, there will also be a food court.

Sponsors of the event are the Marshall County Commission, Aetna, Bordas Mineral Management LLC, Moundsville Pharmacy, WesBanco, WVU Medicine/Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Your CBD Store (Moundsville), Green Tab, WTOV and WTRF.

Several of the health care offerings will have special times, including:

Blood Pressure/Vitals from 4-6 p.m., on March 6; a Fitness Challenge, 6-8 p.m., on March 6; Colon, Breast and Lung Cancer screenings, 6-8 p.m., on March 6, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on March 7; a Food Handlers class from 10 a.m. until noon on March 7; a Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m., until 4 p.m., on March 7; Blood Pressure screenings from 2-5 p.m., on March 7.

For the food handlers class to be given by the Marshall County Health Department’s sanitarian Tom Bonar, those planning to attend are asked to either email or phone the Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s email is chamber@marshallcountychamber.com, while the phone number is 304-845-2773. The class will consist of a lecture and a video.

Those taking the class may obtain either a county card or a state card, the only difference being the cost. A county card costs $20, while a state card will be $25. Both cards are good for two years.


The annual John Marshall High School Queen of Queens Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the school’s Center for Performing Arts.

Nine senior girls will be competing for the crown and the honor of representing the Monarchs in the OVAC Queen of Queens Pageant in July.

The contestants are: Emily Anderson, Brooklyn Bell, Madilyn Blake, Madison Dobkin, Michaela Lautar-Hall, Jessica Jasinski, Justice Robinson, Grace Smith, Reagan Walters.

Contestants will be scored in three categories: interview, talent and poise/presentation.

Tony Summers will be the master of ceremonies and the pageant coordinator will be Tracey Filben.

There will be a fee, with tickets available at the door.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


Relay for Life of Marshall County team information meetings will take place on March 5, April 2, May 7 and May 21 at the Habig Room at WVU/Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Each meeting will be at 6 p.m.

As to the Relay for Life itself, it will be held on May 29 in the north parking lot of John Marshall High School.

Event lead volunteer Trish Weinschenker and American Cancer Society staff partner Carmen Hathaway spoke this past Tuesday to the Moundsville Lions Club concerning the local RFL, which will be in its 27th year.

This will be the national’s organization’s 35th event and thus the theme will be “Staying Alive with 35.”

What do donations raised through Relay for Life do to support the local American Cancer Society and neighbors?

They provide free wigs to cancer patients and free transportation to and from treatments for cancer patients; support the National Cancer Information Center, which is available 24/7/365; fund billions of dollars in research grants throughout the nation, including WVU; provide detection education and information on all types of cancer; and support patient support programs such as Reach for Recovery & Cancer for Recover & Cancer Survivors Network.

To sign up for the Relay for Life event, the email address is Relayfor life.org/marshallwv.


The Marshall and Wetzel County 4-H have joined their residential camping programs.

There will be two weeks of residential camps held at the Wetzel County Campgrounds east of New Martinsville.

The camp will be known as the Mason-Dixon 4-H Camp and will consist of two week- long camps, the first of which will be June 18

There will be a senior camp for ages 13 and older, and a younger camp for ages 9-12.

This year’s camp theme will be, “The Olympics.”

Teen leaders and volunteers from the two counties met in late January at the camping facility with 66 in attendance, at which time the young leaders came up with a firm plan for the combined camps.

The site offers accommodations for 200 campers and staff, as well as facilities for a wide variety of recreational activities and classes, including kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and more.

The camping planning program was facilitated by state Extension Camping Specialist Jason Burnside, as well as 4-H agents Mollie Toppe and Lisa Ingram. Also, present was WVU Extension Dean Sue Day-Perroots, who gave her support to the project.


For anyone who has or likes to build and display model trains, or is just interested in trains in general, the Cameron Landmarks could use your input. The group is planning to build an HO scale model B&O railroad depicting Cameron and the surrounding area.

For more information call 304-780-6264.


Libby Durbin’s book, “The nitty Gritty of Pottery Work: Inside Cameron Clay Products 1938-1942,” is available at the Cameron Floral Shoppe.

Two dollars from the sale of each book will be donated to the city’s pottery collection.

For additional copies, contact Lori Pettit at 304-780-6264 or order directly from Durbin at 2875 N.E., 43rd St., Lincoln City, Oregon, 97367.


The Blue & Gold Christian Center in Cameron has begun a new program which will be held at 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Justin Poling is leading the Narcotics Anonymous group.

The group’s name is, “When at the End of the Road.”

Poling has a time of discussion and learning for those who are concerned about drug abuse and addictions.

For additional information, stop in on Sunday evenings and talk with Poling.


The Blue & Gold Christian Center will host a dinner for volunteers or anyone interested in volunteering, it will be held at 6 p.m. this Friday.

The meal will be prepared by Norena Blake and Lee Wood, two of the center’s cooks. For additional information call Susie Davis at 304-686-3530.


The Limestone Presbyterian Church will be holding a pancake supper on Feb. 25 in the church Fellowship Hall. It will be dedicated to the memory of Donnie Parsons, a member of the congregation.

Parsons passed away in 2019 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Because he was an active supporter of Relay for Life through Team Limestone for Angels and Survivors, church members who have succumbed to cancer will also be honored.

His mother was lost to cancer and he has several family members who are cancer survivors. Proceeds from the event will be divided between ALS Research and American Cancer Society via Relay for Life.

The pancake supper will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until the food is gone.

The menu will consist of buckwheat, blueberry, chocolate chip and plain pancakes, along with sausage patty and beverages.

Donations will be accepted.

There will be no carry outs accepted. For additional information call 304-845-8655.


This month’s Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, hosted by the Wheeling Nailers.

RSAP online to Chamber@marshallcountychamber.com or by calling the Chamber office at 304-845-2773.


Moundsville Knights of Columbus Council No. 1907 and St. Francis Xavier Parish will hold a Lenten Fish Fry from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. (or until items are sold) on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, and all Fridays during Feb. 26 Lent.

Whitefish, fries, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, pierogies, cabbage and noodles along with homemade desserts and free coffee will be available. Call 304-845-7080 for free local delivery.


The Moundsville Lions Club honored two LEO Club members as Students of Month at Tuesday’s Lions Club meeting.

The honorees were John Marshall High School freshman Victoria Kidney for her work in the classroom and as an outstanding swimmer, and Tyler Cain, an eighth grader at Moundsville Middle School, for his work in academics, especially math, and for being a three-sport participant (football, basketball and baseball).


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