With spring just around the corner, hopefully, Marshall County residents should begin getting ready for the annual Spring Clean-Up effort which will begin April 5 and continues through June 7, with Dumpsters to be located at 14 sites.
In addition, Marshall County residents will be able to take part in four other clean-up efforts-namely hazardous waste, tire recycling, electronics recycling and the annual River Sweep.
As to the free Dumpsters, they will be located at the following locations:
April 5 - the parking lot at the former Cameron High School and in downtown Glen Easton.
April 12 - the Roberts Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters and at the coal mine parking lot near Rosby's Rock.
May 3 - at Sherrard Middle School and at the former Big Wheeling Creek fire house.
May 10 - at the Limestone volunteer fire department and at the St. Joseph's Volunteer Fire Department.
May 16-17- at the Benwood City Garage and at the McMechen City Garage.
May 30-31 - at the Sam Shaw walking trail at Valley Fork Park, Moundsville, and at the Glen Dale City Garage.
June 7 - at Todd Kelly Trucking in Washington lands and at the Graysville Community Center.
There will be no provisions at any of the locations to accept tires, white goods, scrap metal, car parts, fuels, hazardous chemicals/materials, or household trash.
Appalachian Outreach Inc., will be available at each location for any used furniture, toys, bikes and other household items which are serviceable.
The Friday and Saturday hours will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
As to the other clean-ups, the hazardous waste event will be from 9 a.m. until noon on April 26 at the Bayer plant in southern Marshall County. Both the tire and electronics recycling events will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on May 17 at the parking lot at the north end of Monarch Stadium in Moundsville, while the River Sweep will take place beginning at 8 a.m. on June 21 at Riverfront Park in Moundsville.
The state REAP program will be a sponsor of tire recycling, along with the commission and the solid waste authority.
The free Dumpsters are being sponsored by the Marshall County Commission and the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority.
Anyone wishing additional information can contact Howard Coffield, whose email address is HowardCof@comcast.net. His office telephone number is 304-780-9866 and his fax number is 304-843-1074.
The Operation Pride Dinner, the kickoff of the dumpster program, is scheduled for April 15 at Grand Vue Park's Events Hall, at which time city and council officials will sign a proclamation asking that residents and businesses participate in the clean-up effort.
The Fostoria Glass Museum held its 2014 opening on March 1, and among those in attendance were president Jim Davis and his wife, from Tennessee.
The museum will be open Monday through Saturday through the end of November.
Arrangements can be made for special hours by calling either 304-845-9188 or 304-845-5485.
During the past three months the downstairs area of the building has been painted and new carpet installed. In addition, the gift shop has been rearranged to combine two areas into one gift shop area. Among items for sale in the gift shop is Fostoria ware.
This marks the second straight year that improvements were made to the interior of the building, the previous improvement having been made to the second floor with the walls being painted and new flooring installed.
Nine people representing five companies were present this past Tuesday for a mandatory pre-bid meeting along with a mandatory walkthrough session in conjunction with the demolition phase of the Marshall County Safety building, the former Jozabeth women's store, across the street from the Marshall County Courthouse.
As publicized in a recent Marshall Memo column, the project involves demolition and removal of two houses, one in the 600 block of Eighth Street, along with a garage apartment on the rear of that property, and also, selective demolition of the interior walls, ceiling, and equipment in the former Jozabeth building.
Bids for the demo project must be received by 9 a.m. on March 18, as the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10 a.m. at the county commission's meeting that day.
Attended two meetings on Tuesday and at both the main topic was the ninth annual Home and Business Expo held last weekend.
Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dave Knuth told members of the Moundsville Lions Club that his office had received numerous compliments from vendors and the general public, and he expressed thanks to Stan Stewart for the work of his committee. Stewart, a member of the Lions Club, was the chairman of the event.
At the Moundsville City Council meeting, city manager Deanna Hess and members of council were pleased with the Expo and were glad to have had a booth for the first time. Council members said they are looking forward to participating next year. Accolades were extended to Police Chief Tom Mitchell and Fire Chief Noel Clarke for manning the city's booth.
The Cameron High School Student Council will sponsor a Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday in the school gymnasium.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be more than welcome. As in prior years, if the drive reaches its goal of 54 units, the school will receive money for a scholarship.
The Dry Ridge Community Association will be holding its first country music performance of the year on Saturday, the doors opening at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship. Music and dancing will begin at 7 p.m., featuring the band, "Plumm Lost," under the direction of Ronnie Goodrich. J.R. Hubbs will be the square dance caller.
The association will be holding similar events on a monthly basis.
For additional information call 304-547-5716 (Lucille).
The Cameron Rotary Club is beginning a one-day-a-week Meals on Wheels distribution in the area, with club members currently obtaining a list of individuals who would like to receive meals. Megan Barlow at email address firstname.lastname@example.org is the contact persons. Her telephone number is 304-238-8552.
The Glen Dale Parks and Recreation Board is accepting applications for the positions of pool manager, life guards and concession workers.
Applications will be accepted on or before March 17.
Applications can be picked up at the city clerk's office, or printed out from the city's website, which is www.glendalewv.com
Anyone wishing additional information can contact city clerk Janie Criswell-Rickman.
The 8th annual Chocolate Jubilee, organized by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, will be held May 15 at the Events Hall at Grand Vue Park.
The chamber is encouraging any business that offers premier chocolate delicacies to inquire about being vendors by contacting the chamber at 304-845-2773.