Good Morning Mannington!!

Sometimes it takes something that is not so nice to bring something beautiful for us to see.

Thursday evening a hard rain moved through the Mannington area. Then the clouds began to clear and sunset came on, about 9 p.m., the sky was so very beautiful.

It was best if you could be up high to see the colors. To me it wasn’t “pink but not quite red.” I haven’t seen any pictures yet on Facebook that captured the real color. Hope everyone has a great week, stay safe.

Free Swim Day

Before we know it summer will be over. So, the Mannington District Fair Association is sponsoring a Free Swim Day at the Mannington Pool. This will be a day that everyone can come to the pool and enjoy the water and it sounds like it will be very warm for the next few days, so it will be a great way to cool off.

The date has been set for Wednesday, July 24. If the weather is bad the rain date will be moved to Thursday, July 25. Come out and have a great day at the pool.

Rabies Clinic

There have been several confirmed rabies cases in the area. If you have not had your pet vaccinated this might be a time for you to get it taken care of and protect your pet and family.

A Rabies Clinic will be held at the McCurdysville Community Building on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Rabies Shots will cost $7 and dewormer and other vaccinations will be available at a reduced rate.

Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. James Henderson, DVM will administer the vaccinations. Proceeds benefit the McCurdysville Community Building. The location will be 3414 Jakes Run Rd., Rivesville. For more information please call (304) 278-5469 or (304) 278-5905.

Spin – A – Picture

A tradition at the Mannington District Fair will be the Mannington Women’s Club “Spin – A – Picture. Their Booth will be located under the Community Building. I

f you did not try our new spin-a-picture at the fair last year, be sure to check it out this year. We will also continue our tradition of selling homemade chocolate and peanut butter fudge. Please come to visit us this year at the 2019 Mannington District Fair.

This event is one of their fund raisers for community project support. Spin-A-Picture is not just for Kids!


The Bee Gum United Methodist Church will hold its 92nd annual Homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the church, north of Mannington on U.S. Route 250 toward Metz. This year the Worship service and the Homecoming Program will be together starting at 9:45 a.m., followed by a covered dish lunch at 1 p.m.

There will be no Sunday School but games for the kids. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring a side dish. Meat, drinks, plates and utensils are provided. The Pastor is David Yanero.

Historical Society Events

The West Augusta Historical will hold a Gospel Sing on Saturday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at the Round Barn. They are asking anyone who is interested in singing praises to our Lord to come and share. They are asking for sign-ups but they will have an open mike during the intermission.

There will be food available. Thank you to all who help support our wonderful museums by participating in our fundraisers. They are currently working on getting the Caboose repaired and also planning to install a handicap ramp.

On Aug. 18 the theme of the day is “A School Days” program at the Wilson School Museum. There will be activities of days gone by at school and would like to see several children attend to learn how school used to be in one, two and four room schools. It is quite different.

Sept. 14 bring “Looking Back at the Good Ole Days.” This will include how machines operated back before things got so easy with electricity. We will have demonstrations on how to make butter, run an old washing machine, broom machine and blacksmithing.

If anyone knows how to run old equipment or has an idea from days gone by, please call Rita Hall at (304) 986-1252 or Cordelia at (304) 986-3144. These are several dates you may want to mark on your calendar and plan ahead to attend.

Yard Sale

The West Augusta Historical Society will hold a yard sale at the Wilson School Museum on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have many items that have been donated to the Society to help them raise funds for upkeep and repairs to the museums. You just might find something very special when you visit.

Yard Sale and More

The Katy Church of God of Prophesy will hold a Yard Sale today, Saturday, July 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They have a large variety of items for sale. They will also have a bake sale and hot dogs for sale. The church is located North on Route 250 from Fairmont.

Quilts for Display

Lisa Gump is in charge of the Community Building Display at the Mannington District Fair. She is asking for quilters to please consider bringing in quilts for display. Folks look forward to the quilt display each year. It is also a great way to show off your craftsmanship when you support this display.

She is also asking for vegetables from local area gardens. If you are proud of vegetables that you have grown, give her a call.

Mannington Refuse Rate Change

Mannington Refuse will have a rate change for residential customers beginning July 1 through Dec 31, 2019. The new rate per month will be $21.15.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics classes will be offered at the Mannington Pool, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. during the summer. Must be 18, includes all fitness levels, each class is $5 cash. Instructor is Madison Wade. Follow @maddisfitness (Total Body Fitness) on Facebook. Come relax and enjoy.

Thursday Dinner

A light supper will be served at the North Marion Senior Center on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. The cost is by donation. All are welcome to attend, not just for Seniors.

Vacation Bible School

The First Baptist Church of Mannington, on Clarksburg Street will hold Vacation Bible School July 15-18 from 6-8 p.m. The theme if “God’s H2O.” Join us for a splash into the Spirit of God! Jesus is the living water. The symbols are a heart, a cross and a dove. Plan to attend and bring a friend.


If you wish to e-mail information to me, please use the following email, You may call me at (304) 986-2527 to see if I have received your e-mail or to give me information. I would like to receive the information by Wednesday before the column is printed in the Saturday edition of the paper.

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