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Marshall Memo: Teaching Technology, Resources for Families and a Parade

Marshall County Schools is conducting technology training classes for parents and guardians of all students.

These classes will continue on Thursdays during the month of September, with daytime training from noon until 2 p.m., and evening training from 6-8 p.m. The training site will be at the county board of education office.

Superintendent Shelby Haines, Carla Garrison, county technology director, and Susie Kelch, technology specialist, chose a variety of topics designed to help parents/guardians support their student’s education. A person may register for as many trainings as they like. The phone number to register being 843-4440.

The four classes this month are as follows:

Sept. 2–Forms/Remind which will deal with learning how to save time filling out information forms and ways to communicate with their student’s teachers.

Sept. 9–Learn how to access and monitor your student’s gradebook and your options for receiving callout messages.

Sept. 16–iPad Usage and Troubleshooting.

Sept 23–Microsoft Teams/OneNote.

Sept 30–Links to Program/Website/Communications.

The Marshall County Commission on Tuesday gave approval to select an architect for the design of a new Marshall County Health Department.

The first phase of preparing for the new department was the purchase of the former Moundsville Journal building at 605 Court Ave.

The Health Department has been at its current location for 55 years. Health Department administrator Tom Cook that additional space is needed as many clinics and programs have been added in the past few years.

Also last week, Jim Stultz was approved to another five year term on the Marshall County Health Board.

The Marshall County Commission also on Tuesday approved a proclamation pertaining to the Marshall County Family Resource Network which provided service to county residents for 25 years.

The proclamation, read by commission president John Gruzinskas, reads in part:

“The Marshall County FRN was incorporated and registered as a nonprofit organization Aug. 19, 1996 with the purpose of improving the quality of life and community for all Marshall County residents with the mission to continue to mobilize people to engage in positive and meaningful change to achieve its vision of engaged community members working together to make Marshall County a better place to live and work.

“The MCFRN has addressed a wide-ranging number of issues over the course of its establishment, directly pertaining to the needs and opportunities of the community, including areas such as substance abuse prevention, food insecurity, community development access to nonfood essentials, and resource development among many others.

“It is resolved that the Marshall County Commission formally recognizes and acknowledges the service of the MCFRN to Marshall County and its residents, and extends its sincere appreciation for it’s dedicated and continual efforts.”

FRN executive director Stacie Dei added that the agency is proudly celebrating 25 years of serving its community. Over the years, the FRN has worked to build itself into a valuable community resource while striving to improve the lives of students, children, families and everyone living in Marshall County.

The Moundsville High School Alumni Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday from Eighth Street and Jefferson Avenue. The route will be along Jefferson to Second Street, west on Second to Tomlinson Avenue, and south on Tomlinson to Eighth Street.

The parade will consist of four bands — John Marshall, Weir High, and Shadyside, and West Liberty University.

There will be three floats, one a salute to The Moundsville Trojans, one for MHS Football and one for MHS Basketball. There will also be a banner on the Moundsville Trojans float recognizing the Class of 1957.

Several former athletes, along with cheerleaders, majorettes and homecoming queens will be on the floats.

A recent addition to the Trojan’s float being that of Ed Coster, who was referred to as Mr. Trojan after riding his horse, Gypsy, at football games. He and his horse were also in the first Moundsville Alumni Parade in 1975.

Thousands of individuals go yearly through the Haunted House at the former West Virginia Penitentiary.

Of course there is a fee for doing this, but it just so happens this year there is a need for actors, and anyone who would like to spend 18 evenings there should call 304-845-6200 and signup.

The first official date of the Haunted House is the weekend of Sept. 24-26. The remaining dates are weekends over the next five weekends which includes Halloween which is Sunday, October 31.

Moundsville authors Roseanna Daken Keller and Gary Rider are working on two new books. The first is about the Marx Toy Plant in Glen Dale, and the other the Benwood Steel Mill.

They are looking to anyone who had a family member who worked at one or both, hoping that family members might have additional information, and photographs.

Individuals who might have this type of information and would permit usage of these items to contact either Rider at 304-845-3761 or Keller at 304-845-4199.

The Marshall-Wetzel-Tyler Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO) will sponsor a steak fry beginning at 6 p.m., on Sept. 11 at St. Jude Hall, Glen Dale.

The event is open to the public with tickets being $25 per person. Call Chuck at 304-639-6318 or via email at marshallcounmp@yahoo.com

Per CDC guidelines, masks are highly recommended when not eating.

A Splash Pad at Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville may be up-and-running this coming week, as when I passed the facility on Friday morning there were two AEP vehicles parked on Railroad Avenue.

The work by AEP employees being the final phase of this addition.

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