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Marshall Memo: Four Address Attendees at Annual Marshall County Chamber Dinner

Instead of having a one person speak at the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, a panel of four spoke at Thursday’s event held at the Moundsville Center.

Master of Ceremonies Jennifer Rohrig, manager of Businesss Retention and Expansion West Virginia Development Office, introduced Craig White, executive director of the GMC&VB, Woody Yoder, assistant superintendent of Marshall County Schools, Josh Jefferson, RED President and CEO, and John Gruzinskas, president of the Marshall County Commission.

Also, two annual awards were presented, one being the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the other the Dr. David Ealy Community Service Award.

Chamber executive director Scott Reager presented the Lifetime Award to Beth Bertram while Chamber board president Jodi Cunningham presented the Community Service Award to Main Street Bank.

Members of the Strand Theatre committee were hoping to observe the 100th anniversary of the opening of the historic theatre a year ago, but like other attractions it didn’t happen as a result of COVID-19.

However, the observance will finally take place Saturday with three events. The first will be from 10 a.m. until noon, that being tours of the theatre.

The second attraction will take will take place at 2 p.m., with the showing of a 1920 film, “Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.”

The day’s celebration will be capped off with music by the Vince Villanova Big Band. The music will be from 7-9 p.m.

All attractions will be free to the public, although donations will be accepted.

During the remainder of October and throughout November there will be eight events taking place at The Strand.

The Oct. 23rd attraction beginning 7 p.m., will be “Ol Snow White Ballet,” which will be filled with humor, fantasy and beauty as Oglebay Institute’s Youth Ballet Co. stages an adaptation of this classic story. All of these favorite characters will bring this timeless tale from the page to the stage. The cost will be $10 for adults and $8 for students.

There will be more than 20 scarecrows on the lawn of the Cockayne Farmstead.

Scarecrows can be viewed beginning this evening/Saturday and concluding on Oct. 31.

In addition to viewing the scarecrows, persons can vote for their favorite.

There will also be kids’ crafts, a pumpkin carving contest, a coloring contest, fire pit s’mores, spooky decorations and more.

The Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard/Northern Panhandle Veterans Council will hold their annual steak fry on Nov. 6 at American Legion Post No. 3, Moundsville. The event will start at 5 p.m.

Tickets will be $25 per person will only 150 to be sold. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets will be sold at Post 3. Call 304-845-5220.

A cast of 26 John Marshall High School student-actors along with 14 crew members will present the play “Stuart Little” on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 in the schools’ Center for Performing Arts.

The Monarch Co. members are looking forward to presenting the play based on the beloved children’s book by E.B. White and adapted by Joseph Robinette.

Next Saturday’s and Sunday’s performance will both be at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for all Pre-K thru 12th grade students, and $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at johnmarshallhs.com or at the door.

Three individuals employed by the Marshall County EMT assumed their new duties as of Friday. Their duties were approved by the county commission. Their positions being:

The status change of Brittany Williams being to full time EMT. Michael Glover became a full time paramedic. Charles Zuakowski III as a part-time EMT. Other matters addressed by the county commission at the recent meeting were:

Approval of $7,495 toward the Marshall County Flag Football for upgrading of the field at the Marshall County 4H Complex.

The commissioners designated the month of October as YMCA-Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Today is another in the series of the fall dumpsters in Marshall County, at Cameron Elementary School and the VFD Headquarters at Roberts Ridge.

The dumpsters will be at these two locations from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The final dumpster locations will be on Oct. 23 at Hilltop Elementary School and at the VFD Headquarters at Limestone.

There will be no provisions at these four sites to accept tires, whitegoods, scrap metal, car parts, fuels, hazardous chemicals/materials or household trash.

All Marshall County residents are welcome to use any of the four locations.

Train enthusiasts in the Cameron area are being sought by Cameron Landmarks.

If a person likes to build or display model trains, or if they are in trains in general the Landmarks could use your input.

They are planning to build an HO scale model B&O Railroad depicting Cameron and the surrounding area inside the Depot.

Work sessions have been set for Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Call 304-686-2217 for information.

The Cameron Christian Church has resumed their monthly dinners on the first Monday of the month. It is a baked steak dinner in fellowship hall.

Carry-out and delivery orders need to be in by 2 p.m.


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