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Marshall Memo: Planning for New Health Department; Art Winners; Archaeology

Several issues dealing with the naming of an architecture/engineering service for a new Marshall County Health Department structure were addressed at this past week’s Marshall County Commission.

The commissioners received four Requests For Qualification, those being Matyskiela & Grant Architecture, McKinley Associates, Mills Group and Sillings Associates.

A committee consisting of Commissioners John Gruzinskas, Scott Varner and Michael Ferro, MCHD Administrator Tom Cook and MCHD board chairman Wes Howsare will meet with representatives of the four architectural firms on Oct. 7.

Approval was granted to seek a 2020 STOP Violence Against Women Grant Award from the state. This grant enables the county to have an assistant prosecuting attorney employed for domestic violence cases only, and a deputy sheriff dedicated to domestic violence cases.

Also, approval was granted to enable the county planning commission to update its Salvage Yard Permit Ordinance.

Although the Marshall County Health Department is still busy on a daily basis with COVID-19 related issues, the staff is also carrying out many other duties.

Immunization Clinics–(Does not include the Covid Vaccine). Oct. 4, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Appointments are necessary ­– call 304-845-7840.

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics–Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

PPD (TB) Skin Testing Clinics–Oct. 4, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Family Planning–Oct. 19.

Breast and Cercival Screening Program–Oct. 21.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics — Mondays from 9 a.m., and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., with exception of Oct. 11. Seasonal flu shots are being offered for anyone 6 months of age and older.

The Marshall County Board of Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 27.

The annual “Dungeon of Horrors” at the former West Virginia Penitentiary got underway this weekend, and will continue for the next five weekends.

This is the 22nd such event which attracts individuals from many areas.

Also, there will be a number of persons from the region this afternoon (Saturday), who will displaying their Hearses on the front lawn of the former prison. The hours are noon until 6 p.m.

Gwennely Brown and Alexea Lilley, students at Moundsville Middle School, recently received first and second place awards respectively from the Ohio Valley Plein Air Society and Artworks Around Town. The awards were presented by Eric Dye, representing both agencies.

Both students received a certificate, a ribbon and cash prize.

The two students are members of Tabetha Morgan’s Studio Art class at MMS.

Artwork of several MMS Air students, including Brown and Lilley, are on display at Artwork Around Town at the Centre Market in Wheeling.

The staff of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce have begun making plans for three events during the month of October, all of which will take place at different locations.

The first will be a Business After Hours event on Oct. 7 at the Strand Theatre. This event will honor The Green Tab’s 60th anniversary. Tickets are available at the Chamber.

The annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Dinner will take place on Oct. 14 at the Moundsville Center within the walls of the former prison.

The third event of October will be the 2nd business after hours on Oct. 21, sponsored by Main Street Bank.

This coming weekend, Friday and Saturday, will be the first of eight fall dumpster locations in Marshall County.

The Oct. 1-2 locations will be at both Benwood and McMechen. The hours both days being 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The sites being for Benwood, the City Maintenance Garage, while the McMechen location will be at the former football site.

There will be no provisions at either location to accept Tires, White Goods, Scrap Metal, Car Parts, Hazardous Chemicals/Materials or Household Trash.

Don’t forget next Saturday that the E-Recycle clean-up will take place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the north parking lot at John Marshall High School.

Items accepted will be car and light truck tires, (17 inch and smaller), white goods, electronics, computers, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

No televisions will be accepted.

For additional information pertaining to any dumpsters, contact the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority at 304-780-9866.

These services are being provided for residential use.

Today from noon until 4 p.m. is Archaeology Day at the Grave Creek Mound. Persons in attendance will learn about archaeology in an afternoon filled with behind-the scenes tours of the Research Facility, flint knapping, spear throwing using an atlati, hands-on activities, and other demonstrations and displays.


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