Marshall Memo: Charleston Tourism Day; Construction Updates; and movies | News, Sports, Jobs

Three people from Marshall County along with representatives from Hancock, Brooke and Ohio counties were among the participants at the annual West Virginia Department of Tourism Day event held at the state Capitol.

Representatives from Marshall County were Craig White, President of the Greater Moundsville CVB and General Manager of Grand Vue Park, Olivia Archey with CVB, and Tommy Haribol of Palace of Gold.

White said the event allows tourism staff from across the state to meet with state legislators and distribute information about different attractions.

One of the first people to visit your booth happened to be my daughter, Melinda Barrett, who works at the Capitol.

In addition to this meeting, White has already been to tourism-related events in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and in two weeks he will be at a similar event in Washington, DC.

The Marshall County Board of Education approved the employment of several people at the meeting last Tuesday.

They included:

High school assignments were:

Cameron High (Middle) — Matt Francis, head baseball coach; Logan C. Burkett, assistant baseball coach.

Moundsville Middle — LJ Winland, head baseball coach; and Tyler M. Hughes, assistant baseball coach.

Sherrard Middle: Dillon J. Mangino, head baseball coach; Bryan K. Berger, assistant baseball coach.

Jason P. Dalesio was named the assistant baseball coach at Cameron High.

Anastasia N. Klemm was employed as a competitive robotics trainer.

The teachers named were: Layne T. Martin as the English teacher and Holly R. Pettit as the Family Consumer Science teacher, both at Cameron High.

Helpers: Heather M. Merritt from McNinch Primary Special Education Helper/Autism Mentor to Sherrard Middle Special Education Helper/Autism Mentor; Nicole M. Bellanaco Special Education Assistant/Autism Mentor at Moundsville Middle Itinerant; Stacey A. Cecil at Split Level/ACCAT Assistant at Sand Hill/Itinerant.

Bus Operators: Chantel L. Crow from Bus Operator, Route 27-16 in Sand Hill to Bus Operator, Route 1 Wayman’s Ridge/Ridge 25; David A. Scollick, Route 55-14 to Glen Dale/Sherrard Schools.

Cooks: Patricia M. Laos, part time at McNinch Primary; Cara J. Morehead from Cook II Sherrard Middle to Cook II, Moundsville Middle; and Nicola Cook (part time) from John Marshall to Cook II, Central Elementary.

Also, at Tuesday’s meeting, Marshall County Schools Director of Facilities Michael Price gave an update on the construction projects. Price will announce the application for Professional Design Service Qualifications for the John Marshall Natatorium. It was also noted that in the gymnasium/cafeteria at Washington Lands, floor reduction was completed.

The salt storage and depot building in the bus garage was completed.

Knights of Columbus Council 1907, Moundsville, will host a fundraiser spaghetti dinner from 11 am to 2 pm on February 5 at Xavier Hall, 915 Sixth St. Meals will be available for dine-in or for carry.

Tickets will be available at the door or by calling 304-281-9152.

Limestone Cemetery maintainers are asking families who have someone buried in the cemetery to consider making a donation to keep the sites well maintained and access to them maintained.

Karen Coffield claims that Limestone Presbyterian Church does not own the cemetery and that burial plots are deeded to the survivors of those buried there. She added that fewer burial sites remain, so less money goes into the maintenance account.

The Future of Moundsville Youth Center will celebrate its third month of operations this week.

Pastor CJ Plogger, Ash Avenue Church of God, is pleased with the turnout and support from community members. The Center is for youth from grades 6 to 12 and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Melissa Norris is the center’s director.

Plogger said volunteers are needed for the center and they can contact him at 304-845-5395.

There will be a free movie screening Monday at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library. The start time is at 6 pm.

It was noted that the library’s “Random Monday Movies” are typically released critically acclaimed feature films aimed at adult audiences, and that this film, titled “Amsterdam,” is a historical comedy-drama released in 2022 with an all-star cast that includes Margot. Robbie, Christian Bale and John David Washington, directed by David O. Russell.

It is rated R (for brief violence, bloody images and profanity) and has a duration of 134 minutes.

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