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Good morning manton!

I hope everyone had a great week even though it was cold. I cut off all my flowers and now the ones that were still out are glazed, so I just said, ‘Okay, time to cut and tidy up for fall.’ If you are interested in indoor flowers, see something special. They have some very interesting pictures on their Facebook page. They also have some very cute fall decorations. Mountaineer Florist has some very beautiful decorations and arrangements. You might just want to stop by to see what Karen Morris has to offer at her Market Street store. Mannington has some very nice places to get gifts and decorations for the season. If you’re having a yard sale this weekend, stop by Mannington Stores and support your contribution to our town.

Apparently the leaves were still green a few days ago and when I was outside today, many are yellow to brown. Tree color changes so fast. I hope everyone is having a good week. Remember to check on your neighbors who may be in need. Take care of each other and stay safe.

autumn cleaning

The City of Mannington is hosting a Fall Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 15th. Two large dumpsters will be placed at 406 High St. near where the school buses park at the end of Virginia Avenue beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. or until the dumpsters are full. This gives residents a chance to get rid of unwanted household items that don’t typically end up in their regular garbage disposal. However, freon-based and large appliances, as well as tires, car batteries, computers, TV mattresses and household waste are not allowed. Use of the dumpsters is restricted to Mannington residents only who must provide their water bill as proof of residence. Contractors are prohibited from using the dumpsters. There will be city officials with the Dumpster all day to ensure these guidelines are followed.

Citywide fall yard sale

Did you do a summer or fall cleaning, or do you have items that you no longer use or that you simply no longer need? Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 15th, a citywide flea market is planned and you may be able to sell many or all of the items you no longer want.

Hot Dog Sale

A hot dog sale will be held at Homewood Fire Station on Saturday, October 15 to benefit the Mannington Fire Department Memorial Fund. While you’re yard saleing at the City Wide Yard Sale, stop by to eat hot dogs and support the Mannington Fire Department.

Mannington Industrial Corporation

The Mannington Industrial Corporation Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Soup Kitchen on Main Street, Mannington. Mark Morris, President, invites anyone who might be interested in bringing more industry to Mannington and supporting the industry and businesses that we have. If you are not familiar with this organization and its activities, this is a good meeting to attend and find out. Drinks are served.

Trick or treat night

Mannington City Council has set the date and time for 2022 Trick or Treating. We always know when it’s going to happen, but we just have to get the city council to put it on the calendar. This year it will take place on Monday 31 October from 18:00 to 19:30. If you are a resident and want to give out treats, please turn on the lights on your porch or stand on your porch or stairs to meet the little goblins. If your light isn’t on, trick-or-treat will know you’re not participating. If you drive through the city by car, please be careful and watch out for passers-by.

Later appointments

A few dates that might interest you from now until the end of the year. Halloween Town returns on October 29th from 10am to 12pm. Downtown youth events and trick-or-treating at area shops. Get ready for Shop Small Saturday, which encourages people to shop local and support small businesses on Saturday, November 26th. Then ring in the holidays with the annual Christmas Parade on December 2nd at 6pm. Start planning now if you want to attend this annual event.

Second rabies clinic

Fairmont Veterinary Hospital invites the community to a vaccination clinic, with proceeds benefiting the Mannington Fire Department Memorial Fund. If you missed getting your pets vaccinated, you have another chance on October 29 from 9am to 11am at the Homewood Fire Station on Meadow Avenue in Mannington. If you have received vaccines that require a booster at the September Clinic, you can obtain them at this time. If you didn’t get your pet’s rabies vaccination in September, you can do it at this nearest clinic. Cats must be in a carrier, dogs must be on a leash. Payment is by cash or local checks only. Please call us at 304-363-0930 for preventative care and to schedule booster shots if these are primary vaccinations.

Bag yard sale

The West Augusta Historical Society is hosting a Bag Yard Sale on Saturday, October 15 from 9am to 1pm at the Wilson School Museum. The Historical Society is attempting to get rid of all items in the basement of the Wilson School Museum. Bags will be provided.

Music in the “barn”

The next Music at the Barn will take place on October 24th. The Sapps Hollow Band will perform. This is a time to come to the Round Barn Museum on Flaggy Meadow Road and enjoy an evening of music with friends. There’s always good food. There will be more information on upcoming events very soon, mark your calendars and plan to attend. Last weekend’s event was a complete success. There were several people in attendance having a very good time and enjoying the music. For more information please call 304-986-3039

Chicken and biscuit dinner

The Katy Church of God of Prophecy is hosting a Takeout Only Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on Saturday, October 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children under 10 years old. The church is off Route 250 North on the Husky Highway.

Check the neighbors

The weather is changing and neighbors might still need help, we still need to check on them even if it’s just a phone call. It’s not always because of the weather that someone needs help. There are falls and illnesses that can cause them to be in distress. Sometimes it’s just someone to talk to for a few minutes. So think about the people next door or just down the road.


If you would like to email me any information, please use the following email address: [email protected] You can call me at 304-986-2527 to see if I received your email or to give me information. I would like to receive the information for Mannington News by Tuesday. Thank you for sending it so that others in the area will know what is happening.

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