Every little bit counts.
The Central United Methodist Church Food Pantry is not one of the largest in the county, but for the last three years it has been quietly making a difference in the congregation and community.
“We’re just amazed that it’s sustained itself on a voluntary basis,” said co-chairman Chuck McClain.
His wife and co-chair Dawn added, “We're a small group and I wish we could feed everyone, but I think we're doing a good job of feeding people who need food in our community.”
The CUMC Food Pantry is entering its fourth year of operations, the McClains said. It all started with a former pastor, Rev. Howard N. Ellifritz, “urging and urging that there was a need in the community,” Chuck McClain said.
Generosity of Marion County keeps it going into its fourth year
Every little bit counts.
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North Marion Senior Center pavilion opens
Friday evening, the North Marion Senior Center hosted an appreciation dinner to officially open the center’s new pavilion and recognize all those whose volunteer work and financial contributions made it possible.
Gribben files for re-election to council
Only one additional city council filing was made this week. Robert “Bob” Gribben, current council member, filed for re-election to the 1st District.
Fairmont Urban Renewal Authority makes progress on projects
The Fairmont Urban Renewal Authority (URA) has been making progress on several projects in recent months.
Man arrested following foot chase by White Hall police
A man carrying heroin was arrested in White Hall after a foot chase by police.
Mannington District Fair begins Monday
The tradition continues in Mannington next week when Marion County residents and visitors will head to the Mannington District Fair.
Labor rally opposes EPA’s Clean Power Plan: VIDEO AND PHOTOS
The echo of people chanting, “Hey, hey, EPA, don’t take our jobs away” could be heard in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Thursday.
The voices came from about 5,000 United Mine Workers of America (UMW) members and their families along with other unions such as the Boilermakers Union and the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International (IBEW) marching through the streets.
Bank robbery suspect arrested
Officers from the Fairmont Police Department and West Virginia State Police responded to an armed robbery Thursday morning at WesBanco in Marion Square.
The call came through the Marion County 911 Center at 10:12 a.m.
Farmington Poker Run to be held Saturday
The Town of Farmington Poker Run is back.
The poker run, which is scheduled for this Saturday, had been organized annually for about 10 years, and people expressed a lot of disappointment when it wasn’t held last year.
State’s business climate concern for Warner
The timing was nearly perfect.
Kris Warner, GOP candidate for the 13th State Senate District, planned a press conference at the foot of the Ruskin facility in Pleasant Valley on Thursday because it was the last day the facility would be open before shuttering its doors and moving all operations to Kentucky.
Farmington Poker Run Saturday
The Town of Farmington Poker Run is scheduled for this Saturday.
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