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The Marshall County Commission on Tuesday approved the first step in purchasing real estate that may be linked to a previous purchase.

The recent parcel was called 600 Lafayette Ave., the former Suter’s Bail Bonding which is adjacent to the Marshall County Magistrate Building.

An announcement should be made on the use of the new property once the paperwork is done.

One option for commissioners is that of a parking lot, and if this becomes a reality there could be a few choices, one of which would be to move the magistrate’s parking lot to the new property and the health department taking care of the parking lot of the current magistrate.

If the new property were to be converted into a parking lot for the health department, this would be a first, as the health department has never had off-street parking.

The lack of parking for those using the health service was quite noticeable over the past 21 months (COVID-19) as vaccinations were administered along Court Avenue while other motorists passed by. It is also the same place where medical supplies were gathered for distribution to other sites.

A previous purchase of land by the county commission was for the Journal Building on Court Avenue with this transaction to allow the county to have a new health department building.

At Tuesday’s meeting, RED Chairman Josh Jefferson appeared before Commissioners on a resolution for a proposed application for tax increase funding in Development District No.3 in County of Marshall.

He reviewed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) which is a method of public funding used as a grant for redevelopment, infrastructure and other community improvements.

Marshall County has had TIFs in the past.

The one contemplated for adoption is land owned by different companies / etc., And is located along the Ohio River, from the Washington Lands to the north end of Woodlands. This is accessible by river, rail and highway.

The commissioners have agreed to a public hearing, the date being November 2.

Getting back to the health department, the department will begin delivering Pfizer COVID 19 boosters to the health department on Tuesday by appointment only, instead of the drive-through clinics at the fairgrounds.

Appointments can be made from Monday, and although the health department is closed Monday due to Columbus Day, a member of staff will answer the phone to make an appointment. The phone number is 304-845-7840.

Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The following people eligible and / or recommended for a Pfizer vaccine booster are: those who received their second Pfizer vaccine 6 months ago; people over 18 who live or work where they may be exposed to COVID; those over 18 with underlying medical conditions; those over 65.

The public is invited next Saturday, October 16, to the Strand Theater in Moundsville to join in the theater’s centennial celebration.

There will be theater tours from 10 a.m. to noon. At 2 pm, the 1920 film, “Le Cabinet du Dr Caligan” will be screened. The day’s celebrations will be crowned by music from the Vince Villanova Big Band from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

All events will be free, although donations will be accepted.

The staff at Cockayne Farm are excited about the Scarecrow Lane arriving at the farm October 16-31.

They point out that the deadline for dropping off the scarecrows is Wednesday. Scarecrows can be seized by individuals, businesses, clubs or organizations.

People can win $ 100 in cash, gift cards for Perkins, or a gift certificate for the Cockyne gift shop.

From October 16 to 31, people can stop to see the scarecrows lined up along the Cockayne lawn and vote for their favorite ($ 1 per vote). There will also be children’s crafts, a pumpkin carving contest, a coloring contest, fireplace smores, spooky decorations and more.

For more information, call 304-845-1411.

The names of two people linked to this year’s Moundsville Christmas Parade were announced last week. They were: Abigail Skrzyneki and Eugene Saunders.

Skrzyneki is a kindergarten student at Glen Dale Elementary School who submitted the winning name for the parade. However: “Together, WE make Christmas bright. ”

She received a $ 100 cash prize and a pizza night for her class. She will also be honored for her participation in the parade.

As for Saunders, he will be the marshal of the parade.

The Moundsville resident has worn many hats on previous parades including serving as mayor, competing with members of the Panthers football team and being responsible for lining up the parade on behalf of the Moundsville Lions Club. He plans to continue the latter this year. He will be accompanied by his wife, Ellen.

The parade, sponsored by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 2 p.m. on November 20. For more information, contact the room at 304-845-2773.

Starting last week, Marshall County 4-H kicked off its New Year with the

West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H program welcoming current and new families to enroll.

The 4-H registration process has moved online in ZSuite https: //4h.zsuite org. A household completes all registration forms and participant waivers in this system.

Following the waivers, members will be asked to select which 4-H clubs and 4-H projects they wish to participate in in the upcoming 4-H year.

The state 4-H office is offering an early registration incentive and will assign a 4-H camp president to a randomly selected young member in the county who registers by October 31.

The 4-H program offers clubs and events for young people aged 5 to 21.

There is no charge to join 4-H. The clubs meet every month.

Ingram points out that there is something for everyone in the 4-H program. “We have projects like cooking, fishing, hiking, gardening, pets, livestock, etc.,” she says. Adding: “To find out more about 4-H activities in your community, contact the MCES at 304-843-1170 or email Lisa Ingram at [email protected]

While speaking about 4-H in Marshall County, MC Youth Development Officer Lisa Ingram was recently honored as an Outstanding 2021 Experienced Faculty Member in Teaching by WVUE.

The WVUE Outstanding Teaching Awards aim to recognize and reward outstanding teaching and / or innovation in teaching methods, course and curriculum design, and instructional tools.

Ingram is currently an Assistant Professor of Extension and has been tenured. She held this position in Marshall County for 7 years. During her tenure, she taught directly to some 12,000 youth and adults and participated in 365 one-on-one teaching sessions on a variety of topics focused on the goals of her work plan.

Ingram has been selected for a wide variety of peer-reviewed conference presentations at state and nation venues, as well as state and national venues, as well as for state, regional and national recognition of his work in curriculum development, educational presentations and volunteering. development.

Marshall County FRN general membership will take place online at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The meeting is described as a great way to share information and learn about activities and programs.

The second film on Saturday today (Saturday) at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will be titled “Lords of the Gourd.”

The free sessions will be at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Marshall County Animal Shelter’s first annual dog parade last Sunday was a huge success as it raised nearly $ 1,000. The goal is $ 1,200. The money will be used for the equipment of the refuge.

The event organizers were Lorie O’Neil and Amanda Wolverton.

Several events will take place next Saturday involving the Kathy’s House Foundation of Glen Dale.

There will be a fun 5K run / walk at 9:00 am on October 16; the artisan tables will be open from 10 am to 2 pm; while the 4th annual Steak Fry will take place on October 16 at St. Jude Park. Music will begin at 4 p.m., while meals will begin at 6 p.m. Take-out meals will be available.

Kathy’s house can be visited on her Facebook or on

Reservations for the annual John Marshall High School Wall of Fame induction are still ongoing. The telephone numbers to register are 1-304-843-4444 (JMHS) or 1-740-359-8708.

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