With March at hand, a number of events will be taking place in Marshall County, including the annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Business and Health Expo. This event will take place Friday and Saturday at the Moundsville Center in the grounds of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Special features include a tour of the WVU Mountaineer, Washington Wild Thing, Buster the Bus, drone demonstration and raffle.
The Chamber of Commerce’s first after-hours event of 2022 will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Moundsville Center.
Staff at the Moundsville Economic Development Council are also looking forward to March.
The MEDC, responsible for renting the former penitentiary, already has several groups registered for the coming month.
There’s a flea market, the annual Cameron High School Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale, a youth baseball steak, a John Marshall High School Banquet, Princess Tea, and weekend paranormal events. .
The 45th Annual Cameron High School Ham, Bacon and Egg Sale will be held March 8 at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville. No less than 20 students will participate in the sale, which consists of 50 hams, 50 bacons and 27 dozen eggs.
The event will take place at the facility’s training center, with entrance from Eighth Street.
COVID-19 PCR testing offered at the Marshall County Health Department will be reduced beginning Tuesday, while a breast and cervical screening clinic has been added to MCHS clinics and programs. Screening will take place March 15 with an appointment required by calling the health department at 304-845-7840.
Announcing clinic and program dates for March, Health Department Administrator Tom Cook said the number of people using the COVID-19 PCR had been reduced as several pharmacies and the WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital provide this service daily. .
There will be four more PCR tests during the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 8, 16, 24 and 28. Other clinics and programs during the month include:
Vaccination clinics on March 7, 14 and 28; COVID-19 vaccination clinics every day from Monday to Friday; PPD (TB Skin Testing), March 7, 14 and 28; Planned Parenthood, March 15; Pregnancy test from Monday to Friday, except March 15, the tests being at 8:30 am; Food Handler Training and Responsible Person Training (PIC) on March 29.
Mobile testing in March will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 4 and 18 at Benwood Town Hall; mobile testing at Cameron City Hall will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 11 and 25.
Applications for John Marshall High School Trust Fund Scholarships are now available.
Students can apply for all 10 scholarships using a single application which is available at the counseling office and can be downloaded from the JMHS website. Seniors can also receive one by emailing the Trust Committee members, their advisor, or David Gaudino at [email protected] Applications must be returned to the school advising office by 9 a.m. on April 6.
The scholarships come from the following funds:
The Mession-Wehrheim Community Service Fellowship; the Brad Paisley Performing Arts or Communications Fellowship; the Nancy Buskirk and William Nice need a scholarship; the Cochrane-Moneske O’Brien Fellowship from the former Union School District; the Nick B. Gaudino Memorial Scholarship in Commerce, Accounting or Construction; the Ron Canestraro Memorial Scholarship in Dentistry or Dental Hygiene; the Kylie McClead Memorial Scholarship for Service to Students with Special Needs; the Abby Frohnapfel Memorial Scholarship; and the John Marshall Trust Fellowships.
St. Jude Parish in Glen Dale will have its Lenten Fish Fries starting Ash Wednesday, March 2, and every Friday except Good Friday.
To place an order, call 304-845-2646, press 3.
There will be a pancake supper on Mardi Gras at Limestone Presbyterian Church from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Featured are homemade buckwheat cakes as well as regular pancakes, blueberry pancakes and chocolate chip pancakes. Pancakes will be served with sausage patties from the McConnell Farm Market and a choice of beverages. The public is invited and anyone wanting 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 approach of the spring planting season during a special program from noon to 4 p.m. today (Saturday). The title of the program is “Green your winter blues with indoor gardening”.
Alicia Cumpston, Marshall County-WVU Extension Service Program Assistant, and several Ohio County Master Gardeners, as well as GCMAC staff and volunteers, will be on hand to assist with gardening and garden-related event activities. of interpretation. Visitors will be invited to create a handmade sprout house to start seeds, shell beans and make and take packets of seeds from the museum garden, and learn other matters related to this business.
Starting Monday, the mask mandate at the Marshall County Courthouse will be lifted, following action by the Marshall County Commission.