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Health Screenings Popular During Recent Expo Event

At the conclusion of the recent Business and Health Expo, vendors were handed a survey form pertaining to the event.

The Expo was somewhat different this year, as, for the first time, there were a number of health-related opportunities available, and the health attractions were mentioned in nearly all of the surveys.

Overall, those filling out a survey had a very positive response and that was attributed to the health booths, the Moundsville Economic Development Council’s Escape Room, more activities for youngsters, which in turn made the Expo more of a family event; the wide variety of vendors, the food concessions, etc., in making the event an outstanding event.

A three-person group judged the three most attractive booths. Winners were Green Acres, Moundsville Pharmacy and Frame and Fortunes.

Overall, there were 81 booths, some of which had more than one item displayed.

The city of Moundsville’s booth included displays by city council, parks and recreation, the police department, the street department, and the Sanitary/Stormwater Utility Board.

Among Marshall County agencies were the Health Department, the Moundsville-Marshall County Library, the Sheriff’s Department, the School System, and the Animal Rescue organization.

County Health Department Administrator Tom Cook was pleased to have had the opportunity to offer a food handler class at the Expo. He also noted that one of his Boy Scouts, John Johnson, a member of Troop No. 82 in Glen Dale, had utilized the Expo for a blood drive for his Eagle Scout award. A total of 27 units of blood were received, which exceeded the goal by two units.

Among other health-related screenings at the Expo were blood pressure, cancer, and pulse screenings.

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Hunter Aston, an alumnus of Cameron High School, showed the grand champion eggs at the state competition held this past Monday night at the State Capitol Complex

The event consisted of ham and bacon entries along with eggs that the students raised, prepared and cured as part of their educational and agriculture experiences in their schools.

All proceeds from the state sales benefit the winners.

Aston also also entered a bacon in state competition and he gave the money from that sale to the Mountaineer Food Bank. The state FFA Chapters work with the MFB in providing food for needy families.

He also donated the money from his ham sold at the Marshall County FFA Auction to the Cameron FFA.

In Aston’s case the money from his ham sold at the local auction was given to the Cameron FFA Chapter

Aston, a 2018 graduate of CHS, is a student at West Virginia Northern Community College, where he is taking classes in oil and gas.

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The Marshall County Alzheimers Caregivers support group will meet from 6-7 p.m. on March 24 at the Marshall County Senior Center, 805 Fifth St., Moundsville.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Anyone wishing additional information can call 304-845-0671 (Karen).

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The city of Moundsville Parks and Recreation Board upcoming events include:

∫ An Easter Egg Hunt will take place April 4 at Valley Fork Park.

∫ Summer Sports Camp for those in grades 3-5 will be held for four consecutive Wednesdays, for ages 9-11, will take place beginning June 17. There will be a $10 fee. Sign-up will be at Four Seasons Pool.

∫ Tee Ball will be held on Monday nights beginning in May at the East End Complex.

∫ There will be a Family Fun 5K Walk/Run, with the date to be announced.

∫ Pickleball will be coming to Park View Playground in July, with the date to be announced. There will be two courts.

∫ The date will be announced for the Summer 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. There will be three age brackets, including adults 18 and over.

∫ There will be a Middle School Baseball League for the first time in history at the East End Complex. It is anticipated to start in late March and continue in the month of April.

∫ The Valley Fork “Challenge Yourself” obstacle course is currently under construction. The date has yet to be announced for its opening.

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The city of Moundsville has never had to fill the position of administrator to the city manager in 42 years — until a week ago.

Marilyn Kaufman, who held that position for four decades, retired on March 6.

The city has had 12 city managers during the 42-year period,

This past Thursday was the deadline for people to apply for the position.

City Manager Rick Healy and City Clerk Sondra Hewitt will review the applications prior to turning the names over to city council, which in turn will make the final decision on the new person.

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The Marshall County Deputy Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written exam for entry level deputy sheriff on April 4. It will be held at 9 a.m. at Monarch Field in Moundsville.

Those signing up should be prepared to take the PT test the same day.

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on March 26.

Anyone with questions concerning the test can call the County Clerk’s Office at 304-845-1220 and ask for Jeanne.

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Swimming lessons will begin Tuesday at the Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville, with small group lesson to be taught for 4- and 5-year-olds from 5:30-6:15 p.m., and for 6 year olds and older from 6:15-7:15 p.m.

The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will be taught by Karen Ali and Barbara Birch.

Sign-ups may be made by calling FSP at 304-845-7733 or at the pool.

Space is limited to six students per group.

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The ladies of the Cameron Brethren House of the Prayer will be starting a Bible Study at 12:30 p.m., on March 25 at the Blue and Gold Christian Center.

There is a different twist to this group, as they will begin with exercise. Ladies participating will walk to an exercise DVD led by Leslie Sansome. They will walk a mile to get “warmed up” for the Bible time.

For more information phone Linda McDiffitt at 304-686-3328 or Susie Davis at 304-686-3530.

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A “Meet The Candidates”event will be held at the Blue and Gold Christian Center from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday.

Local candidates will be present to talk to individuals and answer questions about the positions they are seeking.

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The Cameron Public Library has many books on all subjects for sale through the month of March.

Each book is 50 cents, or $1 per bag full.

The book sale benefits all Marshall County Libraries.

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The Cameron Senior Center has a crafting time every Monday at 9 a.m., and if anyone has a craft they are working on, they can spend time with other crafters.

At 1 p.m., on Wednesdays crocheters get together to work on their craft.

Those interested in playing bingo can do so at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at the center.

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The John Marshall High School Wall of Fame Committee will again be offering a scholarship to a graduating senior this year.

According to committee chairman Joe Komorowski, all seniors are eligible to apply with the WOF committee selecting a recipient from those seniors who complete the required application. The selection will be announced following graduation.

The five graduates who have been honored were Andrea Garrison, Kristen Frohnapfel, William Fox, Alexa Jasinski and Abigail Vargo.

Applications are available at the counseling office at the school.

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Jennifer Kordack of the Northern Panhandle Home Consortium appeared this past Tuesday before the Marshall County Commission pertaining to the First Time Homebuyer Program, which is designed to provide a down payment and closing cost assistance of up to $10,000 toward the purchase of a home. She pointed out that to receive funding, a person must have a total annual household income that falls at or below the income limit set by HUD based on a person’s household size. The house a person wishes to purchase must pass the building code inspection. She thanked the commissioners for continued support of this program.

Also, the commission received a letter from Jay C. Jack, administrative manager of the Harmony House Children’s Advocacy Center, requesting a donation for “Hope for Spring Fling” on April 25 at Wheeling’s El Tor Grotto. The Commissioners approved a donation in the amount of $1,500.

Commission President Scott Varner read a letter from BB&T, which stated that the banking firm would be closing its Lafayette Avenue financial center in Moundsville at 2 p.m. on June 2.

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