The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is coordinating its annual Safetypup program in an effort to keep youngsters safe and drug free.
The child safety and drug prevention education program reaches ages 5-12.
The National Child Safety Council (NCSC) will be providing the materials and services for the program.
"Our department has carefully selected the materials we will be distributing this year," Sheriff Kevin Cecil said.
Letters have been sent to businesses and others seeking financial support, explaining that for each $75 donated, 25 children will be able to receive materials.
"You can show your support of our Safetypup program by making your check payable to the National Child Safety Council and mail it to my attention at P.O. Box 648, Moundsville, 26041," Cecil said.
"This is the only program of its type that my department sponsors yearly."
Members of the Marshall County Fine Arts Guild invite everyone to join them from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Grand Vue Park for a Plein Air Painting event throughout the park. They can sign in at the golf shop. Persons participating may bring their own lunch or purchase food at the golf shop.
Also, next Sunday there will be an exhibit by members of the Guild at GVP's Banquet Hall from noon until 4 p.m. Those who painted with them on Saturday are invited to show their art work.
The Greater Cameron Landmarks Commission will host its annual Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on May 17 at the old B&O Freight Deport, at which local crafters vendors will be featured. Events will include an apple pie contest, with judging to take place at 9:30 a.m., a chicken roast at noon, followed at 1 p.m. by Patty Cooper's History Alive presentation of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Rick Frye's re-enactors will have a Civil War era camp set up on the site all day.
All area craft vendors and demonstrators are invited to display their wares.
For more information on any of the above events, or to obtain a table for the festival, call 304-686-3658.
The Moundsville High School Class of 1964 is making plans for its 50th year reunion to be held Aug. 8-9. Letters with information have been sent to class members, and if a classmate did not receive a letter, he or she is asked to contact Shirley Coulson Stilwell or Nila Truex Meadows.
Also, Judy Stockham Pastilong is asking anyone having old pictures dealing with the class of 1964 to send them to her at email@example.com or to 341 Vine St., New Martinsville, 26155.
The Sanford Center Board of Directors recently conducted an elections of officers because of a resignation of an officer. Those elected were:
Allen Hendershot, chairman, Gary Goode, co-chair; Mary Kovalcik, secretary; Joyce Howard, treasurer. Other board members are Della Deskiins, Rick Healy, Steve Hummel, Candy Dobbs and David Seum.
All have been active in the operation of the center with the exception of Seum, the newest member. However, Seum has been active in other organizations, serving as a Marshall County board member for the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, along with having participated in fundraising events with the West Virginia Northern Community College, and the Gabriel Project through Sunset Recycling Consultants.
As mentioned in last week's column, Grand Vue Park will be observing its 40th anniversary today, with the public invited to an open house from 1-4 p.m.
Over the past few years numerous projects have been undertaken at the park. Among them:
2003 - A master plan was developed.
2004-06 - Three deluxe cabins and a banquet hall were built; playground and miniature golf moved to the old tennis court area.
2008 - Flooring replaced in cabins.
2009 - Furnaces and air conditioning installed in traditional cabins; computers placed in offices; flat screen TV's installed in cabins.
2010 - Signed an oil and gas lease; Aquatic Center (pool) completed; renovation of amphitheater; server installed; Wifi in each cabin; new website built.
2011 - Disc golf courses built; new signs throughout the park; 40 benches throughout the park; new roofs or cabins and shelters; windows replaced in cabins; bathrooms renovated in cabins.
2012 - Eagle Cabin renovated; renovation of park offices at Par 3 clubhouse into small meeting room; replacement of all Gas Fireplaces in deluxe cabins and banquet hall; Zip Line installed; purchased shuttle bus.
2013 - Icerink installed; fitness course on 4-mile trail; benches installed throughout walking trail system; Outdoor Classroom built; gift shop at clubhouse created.
2014 - Renovation of traditional cabins completed; addition of Mason-Dixon barbecue at golf clubhouse; tree identification tour installed; approximately 8 miles of mountain biking trails completed.