Veggie kabobs are a great way to use up some of your garden favorites. They are the perfect addition to a dinner or weekday gathering. Ingredients:
Vegetables – use what you like. Some great vegetables are mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini
Olive oil, salt, pepper
If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before cooking. Preheat oven to 400 ° F or grill on medium heat. Cut vegetables into pieces – about half an inch each. Alternate the vegetables on the skewer to create a pattern. Brush the kabobs with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. You can use other spices and herbs as well. Put in the oven and fry until tender – about 10-12 minutes. These can also be grilled on the grill for about 5-6 minutes per side. Serve immediately.
The recipe on the WVU Extension Service website and many other summer recipes can be found here, such as: B. Salad on a stick, crispy cucumber salsa and Greek yogurt-mashed potatoes.
The Book Mobile will stop at Barrackville Dollar General on Wednesday, July 14th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. This stop is open to the public.
There is still time to register
The Barrackville Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission’s playground program begins this week. The playground program runs from July 6th to 30th. This year’s program takes place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children aged 6-12.
Arrival is in the gym. From there we will evaluate the weather, log everyone in, and make sure everyone is logged in. Nevertheless, we ask all campers to wear a mask during their stay.
Lunches this week are: Thursday is corn dogs and Friday is chicken nuggets.
This Thursday, July 8th, we will also go to the wave pool from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. We will remind campers and parents that we have the necessary papers so that your child can come to us swimming pool.
Turtleman & Swamp People
Our neighbor E. Ray Garton, curator of PrehistoricPlanet.com, shared some interesting information. July 17th, November 11th-3rd at Crystalline Event Center 801 East Park Ave., Fairmont. Swamp People’s Facebook, TV and YouTube stars Turtleman (Ernie Brown Jr.) and Ronnie Adams meet and greet for the benefit of the Marion County Discovery Center. Bring the whole family to meet and greet these hugely popular stars. Get autographs, take your photo, buy Turtleman and Swamp People gear, t-shirts, hats, knives, photos. Admission is $ 7 per person, which will benefit the Marion County Discovery Center. Write to 304-282-2306 for more information. Like us on Facebook @ Marion County Discovery Center.
Barrackville City Council
The Barrackville City Council met with a very busy agenda. Taylor Kerere was awarded a scholarship by the city council. Congratulations Taylor! More than 20 city members attended the meeting and shared many stories about the storm in late June that caused minor to major damage to their homes and property. Some problems recurred for years, others were the result of unprecedented storms. The treasurer’s report showed expenses incurred during the storm, with most accounts showing a decrease from the previous month. Many road problems were brought to the attention of the council and the maintenance crew were aware of most of the problems and tried to remedy the situations as best they could.
Thrasher representatives have been in town for 18 months to perform dye and smoke tests on water pipes and, if possible, run cameras through those pipes. Most of the lines in the city are still made of terracotta and are not working as they should. The normal flow from the city to Fairmont is 100,000 gallons per day, but 1.6 million gallons were pumped to the station during the three day storm. Other proposals from Thrasher included creating a Storm Sewer Utility that would add another service charge to the existing bill, but would create new rain drains in the city that would be much more effective. The biggest problem right now is that rain and foundation drains are directed into the sewer system, separation would solve a lot of the problem, but it is very expensive. Send all pictures, a description and the location of the damage with approximate cost to or to attorney John R. Funkhouser.
The sewage department suffered a major blow last month when the main sewer drain was repaired again at Barrackville’s expense. The question of access to the inheritance fund when funds are needed has been referred to the Council. The city council requested that the MVB fund of just over 25,000 US dollars be made available to the sewer system if necessary and repaid when the accounts stabilize.
Fire chief Mike Bland explained that the fire class assigned by the ISO Insurance Service has increased from 9.9 to 4.4x. Many factors are considered in the rating of fire fighting companies in the country, but Barrackville has made efforts to upgrade that rating and should be commended for their persistent efforts. These ratings affect home insurance and should be monitored in each homeowner’s renewal policy to report the Barrackville fire rating as 4.4x.
Planning Commission representative Alex Neville presented ordinances to the council for review, including a noise and fireworks ordinance. The council will examine and discuss. A recommendation to purchase an IPMC 2015 Code Regulatory Document was made to the Council. Term limits were presented to members. The discussion about the purchase of the mini pump for the fire department was presented until the meeting next month. The meeting adjourned at 9.50 p. M. These are notes from the meeting and by no means official minutes, the next meeting will help on Tuesday, August 3rd at 7 p.m.
Orientation class for freshmen 2025
August 20th from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Loop Park Dr. 1 in Fairmont, parents can drop off incoming freshmen at 3:30 p.m. in the main building and come back at 6:20 a.m. We will entertain your freshman until you return, where we meet in the auditorium for a Q&A and a meet & greet session for parents and students. For more information, please call 304-367-2150.
Former Barrackville teacher passed
Arthur “Art” W. Vincent, one of the last surviving World War II veterans in Marion County, died of natural causes in Fairmont on Sunday, July 4th, according to his family. Vincent grew up in Colfax and had rarely ridden the tram beyond downtown Fairmont when he graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1942. After a brief period supporting the war effort at a Connecticut ball bearing factory, Vincent was drafted into the Army’s Seventh Army, 70th Infantry Division, and sent to the Franco-German border to fend off the Nazis in the Battle of the Bulge. Vincent returned to Fairmont and married his college girlfriend, Glendine Sue Boyd, in 1952. He graduated from Fairmont State and West Virginia University with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and botany. At the WVU he studied with the famous botanist Dr. Earl L. Core and completed his master’s thesis on coins found in West Virginia. Vincent then began a teaching career at East Fairmont, Barrackville, and Monongah High Schools.
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