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Marshall Memo: A Busy March in Marshall County; Pancakes; and Winter Blues | News, Sports, Jobs


With March at hand, a number of events will be taking place in Marshall County including the annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Business & Health Expo. This event will be taking place Friday and Saturday at the Moundsville Center within the walls of former West Virginia Penitentiary. The hours are 4-8 pm Friday, and from 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday.

Special features include a visit from the WVU Mountaineer, the Washington Wild Thing, Buster the Bus, a Drone Demonstration and a coin toss.

The first Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event of 2022 will take place from 5-7 pm Thursday at the Moundsville Center.

Also looking forward to March are personnel at the Moundsville Economic Development Council.

The MEDC, which is responsible for rental of the former penitentiary, already has a number of groups signed up for the upcoming month.

There’s a flea market, the annual Cameron High School’s ham, bacon and egg sale, a youth baseball steak fry, a John Marshall High School banquet, the Princess Tea and paranormal events on the weekends.

The 45th annual Cameron High School Ham, Bacon and Egg sale will take place March 8 at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville. As many as 20 students will participate in the sale which consists of 50 hams, 50 bacons and 27 dozen eggs.

The event will take place in the Training Center at the facility with the entrance being from Eighth Street.

The COVID-19 PCR testing offered at the Marshall County Health Department will be reduced as of Tuesday, while a Breast and Cercival Screening clinic has been added to the MCHS’ clinics and programs. The screening will be March 15 with an appointment needed by phoning the health department at 304-845-7840.

In announcing the dates for clinics and programs for the month of March, health department administrator Tom Cook stated that the number of persons utilizing the COVID-19 PCR was reduced as several pharmacies and WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital are providing this service on a daily basis .

There will still be four PCR testings during the month from 9 am until 1 pm on March 8, 16, 24 and 28. Among other clinics and programs during the month are:

Immunization Clinics on March 7, 14, and 28; COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics daily Monday through Friday; PPD (TB Skin Testing), March 7, 14 and 28; Family Planning, March 15; Pregnancy Testing Monday through Friday, except March 15, testings being at 8:30 am; Food Handing Training and Person In Charge (PIC) Training both on March 29.

Mobile testing during March will take place from 11 am until 5 pm March 4 and March 18 at Benwood City Hall; mobile testing at the Cameron City Hall will take place from 11 am until 5 pm March 11 and March 25.

Applications for the John Marshall High School Trust Fund Scholarships are now available.

Students can apply for all of the 10 scholarships using a single application that is available in the counseling office and can be downloaded from the JMHS Web site. Seniors may also receive one by e-mailing members of the trust committee, their counselor or David Gaudino at Dgaudino@k12.wv.us. Applications are due back at the school’s counseling office by 9 am April 6.

The scholarships are from the following funds:

The Mession-Wehrheim Community Service Scholarship; the Brad Paisley Scholarship in Performing Arts or Communications; the Nancy Buskirk and William Nice need based scholarship; the Cochrane-Moneske O’Brien Scholarship from the former Union school district; the Nick B. Gaudino Memorial Scholarship in business, accounting, or construction; the Ron Canestraro Memorial Scholarship in dentistry or dental hygiene; the Kylie McClead Memorial Scholarship for service to special needs students; the Abby Frohnapfel Memorial Scholarship; and the John Marshall Trust Scholarships.

st. Jude Parish in Glen Dale will be having its Lenten fish fries starting on Ash Wednesday, March 2, and every Friday except Good Friday.

To place an order call 304-845-2646, press 3.

There will be a Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper at the Limestone Presbyterian Church from 4:30 pm until 7 pm Tuesday. Featured will be homemade Buckwheat Cakes along with regular pancakes, blueberry pancakes and chocolate chip pancakes. Pancakes will be served with sausage patties from McConnell’s Farm Market and choice of beverages. The public is invited, and anyone wishing information can call 304-845-5709. Donations will be accepted for Limestone Cemetery.

The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville invites the public to celebrate the approaching spring planting season at a special program from noon until 4 pm today (Saturday). The title of the program is “Green Up Your Winter Blues with Indoor Gardening.”

Alicia Cumpston, Marshall County-WVU Extension Service program assistant, and several Ohio County Master Gardeners, along with staff and volunteers from the GCMAC, will be present to assist with the event activities relating to gardening and the Interpretive Garden. Visitors will be invited to create a handmade sprout house for starting seeds, shell beans and make and take packets of seeds from the museum’s garden, and learn other matters connected to this undertaking.

Beginning Monday the mask mandate at the Marshall County Courthouse will be lifted, as the result of action taken by the Marshall County Commission.



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