The Salvation Army headquarters in Moundsville, which serves Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties, has new officers.
Lieutenants Don and Amy Marcellino have arrived from Atlanta, Ga., where he was recently commissioned after two years of training, and she had been assigned to the Kroc Center after being commissioned a year ago.
While Amy has never been in West Virginia, Don has been doing work with the Salvation Army in Wheeling, Weirton and Parkersburg. Amy is a fifth-generation Salvation Army officer. She resided in several cities as a youth.
The Marcellinos are looking forward to becoming involved in the community, and are hopeful residents of the area they serve will aid them in providing for the needy.
Among their goals, is to increase the church attendance at the Moundsville Corps, where they will be conducting services each Sunday morning, and to reconvene other church-related programs.
The new Salvation Army officers will be installed at an 11 a.m. service today. The installing officer will be Major Mark Smith, financial officer from the Divisional Headquarters in Baltimore.
By the way, Don is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan although he grew up in Baltimore.
A new business has opened its doors in Cameron!
Coach's Corner is located on Railroad Street.
It is owned by Jim and Christy Rogers, who purchased the building, along with the adjacent Brown's Restaurant, building three years ago.
Jim and Christy are retired educators, and although he is still the head football coach, he said he always wanted to own a business which sold ice cream and hotdogs.
Not only are they providing a facility where individuals can purchase hand-dipped ice cream and other foods, but they have turned the exterior of a building into something very attractive in the downtown area.
They are working to improve the appearance of the vacant Brown's Restaurant building.
The Greater Cameron Landmarks Commission will sponsor a square dance from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at the former B&O Freight Depot, with music by Cabin Fever. J.R. Hubbs will be caller.
With the recent demolition of an interior partition, the building has a substantially enlarged floor area, and this will be the first event of this kind to be offered at the historic facility which is one of the oldest buildings in the city, and one of the oldest remaining structures on the original Baltimore & Ohio rail line. There will be an admission charge, with proceeds to benefit the continuing depot restoration project.
On July 27 the GCLC will again play hostto Cameron's second annual Pottery Day, featuring pottery displays from Cameron Clay Products, along with a local speaker. For information on either event, call 304-686-3658.
Two patriotic observances will be taking place this evening in Marshall County, at the Moundsville Baptist Church and the Washington Lands United Methodist Church.
The Baptist Church concert, titled, "America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave," will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the church sanctuary. All veterans will be recognized and special recognition by name and a gift will be presented to World War II POWs and Purple Heart recipients. An ice cream social will be held at conclusion of the concert.
The musical program "God Bless the USA" at Washington Lands UMC will begin at 7 p.m., and afterwards pie and ice cream will be served. The public is invited to both events.
Monday is the deadline for submitting nominations for the annual John Marshall High School Wall of Fame.
Nomination forms are available at the main office at John Marshall High School, at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, or by contacting committee chairman Joe Komorowski.
The WOF honors individuals who have significantly contributed to JMHS.
The induction will take place during JMHS's Homecoming Weekend.
Saturday is the deadline for signing up for the Queen Pageants to be held at the Marshall County Fair. There will be four pageants for girls ages 7-21. Participants will be showcased in a variety of competitions including, interview, streetware, evening gown and event programs.
Applications are are available on the fair website, www.marshallcountyfair.net or by calling or texting 304-281-5790.
The pageants will take place the evening of July 21.
Additionally, 4-6 year-old boys and girls will participate in the annual Junior King and Queen contest slated for 3:30 p.m. on July 21.
The winners of all pageants, along with runners-up of the 7-21 age group pageants will actively participate in fair activities during Fair Week.
Happy birthday to my granddaughter, Lily Barrett, who will be celebrating her fourth birthday on Tuesday.