Good morning Mannington.

It seems that summer has really arrived. The temperatures have been rather warm, so please be careful if you have to be outside when it is so hot. Also, please keep checking on neighbors who may not have air conditioning. They could become over heated and need help if their home becomes overly warm. Have a good week, stay safe.

Historical Society

The West Augusta Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m. at the Hamilton Round Barn Museum. All members and interested parties are invited to attend. The Board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. The program for the evening will be a presentation on the 50th Anniversary of the Landing on the Moon of Apollo II on July 20, 1969. This will be a look back in time at Neil Armstrong being the first person to step on the moon along with Buzz Aldrin. This ended President John F. Kennedy’s goal to end the “Space Race” before the end of the decade. Come hear what they took with them on their flight and what they brought back.

The Round Barn and Wilson Museum will be conducting tours each Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Please come out and see all the history of Mannington and surrounding area. Perhaps some of your ancestors have been involved in some of the history or donated a fine item.

A Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wilson Museum. They have some great donated items that may be of interest to you.

They will be holding 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 August 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.

September 14 brings “Looking Back at the Good Ole Days.” This will consist of how you operated machines 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.

Rate Change

Mannington Refuse

Mannington Refuse will have a rate change for residential customers beginning July 1st thru December 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, located on Clarksburg Street will be holding 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.

Preseason Tickets on Sale

Preseason Tickets for the Mannington District Fair are on sale. The gate admission price is $6 per person, children 11 years of age and under are free. Preseason tickets are $5.50 each of 6 (for the week) are $30. Stage entertainment and parking are free. Tickets maybe purchased in Mannington at Miller’s Hardware, Main Street Traders and the Mannington Home Center.

Community Building Exhibits

It is time to be thinking about helping with the displays in the Community Building at the Mannington District Fair. Lisa Gump is looking for hand crafted items, collections, quilts, vegetables, hobbies and more for the displays in the upper level of the building. If you have questions please contact Lisa Gump at (304) 986-2950.

Coggins Test

Those who are planning to exhibit horses at the Mannington District Fair or participate in the Fair Parade are reminded that they must have an up to date Coggins Test. The test paper must be shown at the barn on Sunday before horses may be placed in the barns and checked for those who are just participating in the parade. This is a state law and the test must be done each year. A representative of the State Veterinarian’s office will be at the grounds to check the papers.


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.