Good Morning Rivesville!

Hope everyone is well. Sooo hard to believe that it’s November!

News from the Town:

Trick or Treat will be held today 6-7:30 p.m. As always if you would like to treat the children, leave your porch light on. Please be careful and watch out for all of our kids.

News from the school:

Let’s all chip in and help the Rivesville PTO and the children at Rivesville Elementary/Middle School Stuff the Bus. Various items are needed from clothes, monetary, food items and hygiene items. These items will support the following programs. Rams Locker is a new program within the school that provides students in need of clothing and hygienic items. Rams Bags by Rivesville Free Methodist Church is in its second year of providing weekend food bags to the students in need. Drop off times are:

11/6- 8-9 a.m., 1-3 p.m.

11/7- same as above

11/8- 8- 9 a.m., 1-5 p.m.

Morning hours items will be collected in the drop off lane and transported to the bus. All other hours items can be delivered to the school bus parked in front of the gym.

I will just run through a few of the items needed-new with tags, underwear, socks, sports bras, scarves/hat/gloves, coats & hoodies. Food items- Easy Mac, single serving oatmeal, goldfish crackers, crackers, applesauce, peanut butter, juice boxes, ramen noodles, granola bars. Poptop cans of veggies, fruit, ravioli, spaghetti. Hygiene items- Deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, soap, hair ties, scrunchies, shampoo and feminine items. No child should do without, let’s all do our best to “STUFF THAT BUS!” If you have any questions, call the school at (304) 278-5331.

Don’t forget the ‘Make Rivesville Shine” clean up going on today. This starts at 9 a.m-?. Meet at the Town Hall for bags, gloves and vests. Please wear bright colored clothes.

Also today, Grant Town EMS Elimination Dinner for more info call (304) 278-7777 extension 409

The Rivesville Volunteer Fire Department Ladie’s Auxiliary will hold a hot dog/bake sale today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the fire department located on Jackson Street.

If you like Creamed Chicken and Biscuit, a dinner will be held tomorrow Nov. 3 from Noon-3 p.m. The meal will also have mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and drink. Adults are $10 and kids under 12 are $5, carryout is available. Proceeds benefit the upkeep & maintenance of the McCurdysville Community Building. For any questions, call (304) 278-5469 or (304) 278-5905. That sounds like a good meal for a cold day.

Rivesville Free Methodist Church will hold a yard sale and bake sale on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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 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, Times West Virginian, 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, 2019 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. The ways you can support this event is to donate 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. Serve as a drop off location, 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. Not sure what that is, go to for an explanation better than I can give. In a nutshell I’ll give a little run down. 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 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 calendars:

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. Tables will rent 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:

10/21- Gary Emery

10/21- Bryce Duncan

10/22- Karen Malson

10/23- Chris Hibbs

Hoping each of you had/has a great day!

Anniversary wishes go out to Jim and Sherry Ice as they celebrated 27 years on October 31. Wishing you many more years of love, health and happiness.

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.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour.

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

Let’s gooo Mountaineers!!

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