Good Morning Rivesville!

Hope everyone is well.

News from the school:

11/11- No School, Veterans Day

11/19- Title I Parent Engagement

11/20- Makeup picture day

11/25-11/29, No School- Thanksgiving Break

A Feast of the Seven Fishes Movie Event will be held at Short Story Brewing in Rivesville on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 3-7 p.m. Meet the director and producer Robert and Jeff Tinnell, Marion County filmmakers. See extended movie clips and pre-order a copy of the film, which is being released in theaters on Nov. 15. This will be a day of film, fish baskets, fried dough and fresh craft beer. Short Story Brewing is located on Fairmont Road.

Don’t forget the DNR calendars that are on sale now. The cost is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life survivor dinner. If you are interested let me know. These make great Christmas presents. Give me a call at (304) 777-0540.

The following is a request from the Marion County Christmas Toy Shop Planning Committee. Help is needed to make sure all Marion County children will have a great Christmas. The Marion County Commission, Board of Education, The Times West Virginia, Fairmont State University, Family Resource Network, local churches, civic and community groups are working together to host the 11th annual “Marion County Christmas Toy Shop.”

The event will be held Friday, Nov. 29 from 3-6 p.m. and is open to Marion County children ages birth-14. The Christmas Toy Shop provides over 600 children with toys, books, and stocking stuffers. Children must pre-register through the school system. This event is held at the Marion County Election Center, parents can come shop for the kids but they must bring the proper ID.

You can support this event by donating money. Checks need to be made out to Marion County Christmas Toy Shop. You can donate toys, new and gently used. The election center will be open beginning Nov. 1 from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for drop offs. Additional drop off locations are being established throughout the county.

Volunteers are needed! Consider volunteering to sort toys prior to the event or to assist shoppers on Black Friday. If your business or organization is willing to serve as a drop off location, or for any questions, please contact Butch Tennant at (304) 203-8385.

The Town of Rivesville is a drop off point for the Christmas Toy Shop.

Operation Christmas Child is going on now. Learn more at You get a box or plastic container and put age-appropriate items in it and they go to countries where kids may never get anything. Some of the items I put in my box are washcloth, hand towel, soap, toothbrush, comb, brush, pencils, paper, stuffed animal or toy that will fit in a box, this is just an example.

No liquids or war toys. The collection week is Nov. 18-24 and the boxes can be dropped off at Central United Methodist Church that week. If you would like more information on this text (304) 692-1959.

Mark your calendar:

11/25- Hunter’s day at McCurdysville Community Building from 5 a.m.-till dark. Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast will consist of bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, eggs, toast, pancakes, coffee and orange juice. Lunch and dinner will include hot dogs, french fries, snacks, desserts and more. Carryouts will be available. Call (304) 278-5469 or (304)278-5905

11/30-There will be a Small Business Vendor/Craft show Saturday, Nov. 30, the day after Black Friday at the Rivesville Community Building. Call (304) 657-1796 for more information. Rent a table for $15. Food will be available to buy from the kitchen. This event is looking for food trucks, call the above number if interested.

Birthday wishes go out:

11/9- Tom Heston

Hope you have a great day!

On Monday, Nov. 11, take a moment to remember why we have the freedom we do and remember those who gave their life so we can live ours, Thank You to all Veterans!

If you have news to share, give me a call at (304) 777-0540 or email me at roxannsmith@ Please get me all news by Wednesday.

Until next time, drive safe, we love our kids!

Let’s gooo Mountaineers!!

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