Community Briefs

Group to observe International Workers Day today in Homestead

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World will celebrate International Workers Day with a May Day Eve celebration from 8 p.m. to midnight today at the Bulgarian Macedonian Cultural Center in Homestead.

The event will include a potluck dinner, cash bar and entertainment including musician Steve Pellegrino and poet Robin Clarke. IWW literature will be available, and those interested in joining may speak to union delegates. It will conclude with a march to the Homestead Strike Memorial just before midnight.

Senior center holding dance

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a dance Thursday with Sands of Time performing.

The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the dance will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $5.

The senior center will hold an indoor and outdoor rummage Saturday. Tables are $10.

Class of ’57 holding social

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1957 will hold their monthly social at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

Country Friends to host dance

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host the Sands of Time Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m. Country Friends hold covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins 6 p.m. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Community Briefs

Holy Family Altar Rosary Society planning indoor yard sale

BEECH BOTTOM – The Holy Family Altar Rosary Society will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Holy Family Catholic Church located at 2 Church St.

Those wanting to donate items for the sale may call (304) 394-5745 or (304) 394-1174. Large appliances and clothing are not being accepted.

Ministry holding meetings

WEIRTON – The Global School of Supernatural Ministry will hold meetings and training, beginning at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Family of God Christian Center located at 4215 Wells St.

Workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the church. Sessions include “Hearing God’s Voice,” “Deliverance,” “Words of Knowledge,” “Prophetic Protocol” and the “Five-Step Prayer Model for Healing.”

A healing and deliverance service will be held at 7 p.m. May 4, and supernatural ministry interns will speak May 5.

Workshops are free, and love offerings will be accepted at the evening services. Supernatural ministry is a one- to three-year practical ministry program.

Workshop registration deadline is May 2. For information or to register, call (304) 224-1219 or email secretary@fogcc.org.

Event looks at food production

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Master of Food Studies program will host its third annual Food in Our Neighborhood event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 at the university’s Shadyside campus.

This free event is open to the community. The day will feature workshops on such topics as starting a home food business, how to connect people to neighborhoods through food and words, and alternative food options such as co-ops, buying clubs and community gardens. More information and registration for these workshops are available online.

In the afternoon, a Community Foodscapes exhibit will feature community organizations from Pittsburgh neighborhoods, samples from Pittsburgh chefs and restaurants and hands-on activities for all ages. These will include a seed swap, “seed bomb” building, transplanting seedlings and how to build a worm compost bin.

As the movement for accessible, appropriate and sustainable food gains momentum, Food In Our Neighborhood will highlight resources, success stories, potential partnerships and new ideas about how to bring and keep good food in diverse neighborhoods.

‘Women in Red’ service set

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will present the annual “100 Women in Red” celebration at 3 p.m. May 4 at the church located at 708 N. Fifth St.

The Rev. E. LaRue Davis, pastor of Second Baptist Church of Carnegie, Pa., will be the speaker. The theme is “The Shedding of His Blood,” from Hebrews 9:22. The Morning Star Harmonizers of the Morning Star Baptist Church of Weirton will perform.

Refreshments will be served following the program, and a love offering will be accepted. Sister Sandi Rue is the Women’s Ministry Leader.

For information, call the church at (740) 282-9257.

Weir High presents ‘Choices’

WEIRTON – The Weir High Advanced Theatre Department will present “Choices” at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Milton Weinberg Theatre at Weir High School.

“Choices” looks at teens’ relationships with drugs, alcohol and peer pressure. It is directed by Deb Marino, and is presented in cooperation with Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Brooke-Hancock Weirton Family Resource Network. It stars Jessica Davis, Scott Hendershott, Caylon Crowley, Dustin Bailey, Kayla Raiford Lemley, Emily Little, Lanisha Anderson, Alyssa Neuner, Samantha Calhoun, Jenna Moore, Anthony Williamson, John DeMatteis and Jakob Hartley.

Chorus holding fundraiser

BURGETTSTOWN – The Burgettstown Middle/High School Chorus will hold a vendor sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church’s McCashin Hall located at 1109 Main St.

More than 20 vendors will be selling items, including jewelry, candles, beauty products, food, household items, Discovery Toys, doll clothes and home decor. The event also will include drawings and a bake sale.

Proceeds benefit the chorus and will go toward the purchase of a riser for performances. There are approximately 150 students in sixth through 12th grades participating in the chorus. Donations toward the purchase of the riser also will be accepted at the vendor sale.

The spring concert will be held May 23 and is open to the public. The chorus also will perform at the June graduation ceremony and host a fall music festival for Washington County schools.

Community Briefs

Knights of Columbus holding

spaghetti dinner May 4

WEIRTON – The Weirton Knights of Columbus will hold the fourth annual cash bash May 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

The doors open at 5 p.m., and the cash drawings begin at 6 p.m., and continue every 15 minutes thereafter.

Tickets are $35 and include an all-you-can-eat buffet, soda and beer and the chance to win one of more than 16 cash prizes. Guest tickets, for food and beverages only, are $20 each.

There are four $500 prizes; 12 $250 prizes and one $4,000 grand prize. There will be a 50/50 drawing and small games of chance. A silent auction for gift baskets will be held.

For tickets, call (304) 723-1492, option 1 or stop at the hall during evenings to purchase tickets.

Church holding bake sale

WEIRTON – The Weirton Alliance Church will hold a basement and bake sale May 11.

The sale will include children’s clothing, toys, household goods, furniture and baked goods. Items will be available by donation. All donations benefit the church’s youth group trip to attend the national conference “Life” in July.

For information, call (304) 748-8474.

Meucci Lodge meets

WEIRTON – The Antonio Meucci Lodge met April 9 at Undo’s at the Holiday Inn – Weirton.

President Regina Truax opened the meeting; Mary Rose Spano gave the opening prayers; and Carl Truax lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Gino Guglielmo spoke about the Wine in the Woods scholarship fundraiser June 9 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds on Kings Creek Road.

Angie Veltri called roll and read the minutes; Carol Valenti gave the financial report; and Linda Pfabe gave the treasurer’s report.

Regina Truax announced the following club trips:

June 7, Sugar Creek;

June 12, Viva Las Vegas; and

June 16-22, Mackinac Island.

For information, call (304) 723-0419.

Liz Beecroft, Dora Ferrelli, Pauline Tortis, Eugene Williams and Marge Serafini celebrated April birthdays.

Mary Rose Spano won the 50/50 drawing, and Grace Corrona won the Undo’s gift certificate.

The next meeting is May 14.

Benefit for Gill set

WEIRTON – Friends Helping Friends will host a benefit for Michael Gill at 2 p.m. May 18 at The Sports Court Lounge located at 3134 Pennsylvania Ave.

The cover charge is $10 or $5 for those who purchase a Friends Helping Friends bracelet in advance.

The event includes food, a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, cornhole tournament, live entertainment and disc jockey.

Those interested in volunteering or for information, call Karen Karavanic at (304) 670-4084.

Heritage Sunday set for May 19

NEW CUMBERLAND – The First Presbyterian Church of New Cumberland will hold the annual Heritage Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. May 19 at the church located at 200 Court St.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with bagpipes and drum on the front greens, followed at 10:30 a.m. with a traditional Irish dancer and a processional of banners into the church at 11 a.m. for the service, which will close with the kirkin of the tartans.

Scones, pastries and light refreshments will follow the service.

Council holding wine-tasting

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny West Civic Council will host a guided walking tour and wine-tasting from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 7-8 in the Allegheny West Historic District on the North Side.

Guest will meet at historic Holmes Hall to begin the evening and will visit six additional homes and gardens and will sample different wines and hors d’oeuvres at each.

Free parking is available throughout the neighborhood.

Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by visiting www.alleghenywest.org or by sending a check payable to AWCC to 812 Western Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Include a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope and an email address.

Tickets are nonrefundable.

Class of 1983 seeks classmates

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1983 are searching for missing classmates’ contact information.

They include: Brad Anderson, Anthony Boyd, Joanne Burdette Aikens, Joe Gazia, Randy Jones, Richard Knight, Bill Lee, Janice Moody, Frank Pulice, Georgetta Savage, Jeff Sturgeon, Darla Tingler and Ricky Wright.

Those having information are asked to call (304) 797-0094.

Community Briefs

Pharmacy raising money for

Children’s Miracle Network

WEIRTON – Rite Aid Pharmacy will hold a hot dog sale and face painting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

A hot dog, chips and soda will be $2, and face painting is $1.

The store is located at 1360 Cove Road.

Country Friends to hold dance

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host Art Beal and The Country Tradition Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Class of 2015 holding dinner

WEIRTON – The Madonna High School Class of 2015 will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the high school cafeteria.

The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children and family take-out for $25. Eat-in and take-out will be available.

The meal includes pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a drink and is provided by the Williams Country Club.

Library to show comedy

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-rated film “Parental Guidance,” starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Scouts offer various activities

WEIRTON – Cub Scout Pack 334 and Boy Scout Troop 334 welcomes area boys and their families to learn more about their activities at 6 p.m. Wednesday behind Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main St.

Those interested also may call Melody Golden for Cub Scout information at (304) 224-1813 or Keith Huntzinger for Boy Scout information at (304) 670-8667.

Cub Scouts is open to children in grades 1-5 and Boy Scouts is open to boys in grade 6 to 17 years of age.

Active for more than 20 years, the groups currently have more than 60 members. Their emphasis is on outdoor recreation, leadership, spiritual and patriotic values and fun.

Recent activities have included a day and sleepover camps, a Pirates’ game, family campout and soccer game, fishing, Pinewood Derby and night at the races.

Cup of Life

celebrates mom

WEIRTON – Cup of Life Ministries and Tina Schoolcraft will hold a Mother’s Day dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 3 at the Marland Heights Community Church’s pavilion located at 3900 Bright Way.

The event will include food, games and music, and mothers are encouraged to bring their children and husbands. The event is free.

Children’s knitting group to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Library’s Kid’s Knitting Group will meet May 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Children in third grade and up can learn to knit from instructor Nora Bell. Bring yarn and needles or loom.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

New vaccine

prices announced

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock county Health Department has announced, effective May 1, the prices for adult private stock vaccines will change.

The cost for Hepatitis A vaccine will be $45; Hepatitis B, $55; Measles, Mumps and Rubella, $70; TDAP, $25; Influenza, $25; Pneumonia, $25; Zostavax for shingles, $25; and PPD skin test, $20.

Vaccines remain free of charge to children newborn through 18 years old.

Vaccines are given from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays.

For information, call the health department at (304) 564-3343.

Friendship Day

Scheduled

NEW CUMBERLAND – Church Women United will hold May Friendship Day at 10 a.m. May 3 at the Oakland Presbyterian Church located on Wylie Ridge Road.

The event will start with a breakfast at 10 a.m. and the celebration service begins at 11 a.m. The theme is “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality” to encourage those attending to be open to newcomers, those of different races and ethnic groups and those with physical, mental and emotional handicaps. The group is encouraging others to grow in friendships and to look for ways to minister to one and other and for opportunities to open wide the doors to God’s people, no matter who they are and where they are meet in the faith journey. Karen Tate is the local unit president, and Helen Tate is the celebration coordinator.

People of all faiths are invited to attend the service. The church is handicap accessible.

Classes to meet

at Undo’s

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Classes of 1957-60 will meet at 1 p.m. May 3 at Undo’s.

Classmates are invited to attend.

For information, call Ed Kirk, Class of 1957, at (304) 748-7060; Regina Truax, Class of 1958, at (304) 723-0419; Karen Tate, Class of 1959, at (304) 564-5234; or Paula Brown, Class of 1960, at (304) 748-0783.

Community Briefs

Pleasant Valley Woman’s Golf Association gearing up

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. – The Pleasant Valley Women’s Golf Association of the Ponderosa Golf Course will begin 2013 league play at 8:30 a.m. May 1 at the course located at 2728 state Route 168.

An organizational meeting will follow play May 1.

All interested women golfers in the Tri-State Area are invited to join. The league plays every Wednesday May through September.

Those interested can call President Barb Williams at (724) 947-9114 or Glenda Virtue at (304) 748-1672.

Showcase rescheduled

NEW CUMBERLAND – The third annual Showcase of Talent has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. April 30 at Oak Glen Middle School.

It is sponsored by the school’s Culture Club.

For information, call (304) 374-7474.

Program to cover woodlands

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will present a free program on woodlands and their habitat for woodland owners, educators and nature enthusiasts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 8.

Dave McGill, forest resources extension specialist; and Sheldon Owen, wildlife resources extension specialist, will present the program.

Reservations should be made by contacting Brooke County WVU Extension agent Norm Schwertfeger at (304) 737-3666 or by email at Norm.Schwertfeger@mail.wvu.edu.

Wine in the Woods scheduled

WEIRTON – The Guglielmo Scholarship Foundation will host the third annual Wine in the Woods from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 9 at the Serbian American Picnic Grounds.

The event will include entertainment by Dean Martin tribute artist Rich Treglia and Disc Jockey Soundsations. There will be a drawing for a wheelbarrel of wine, a Chinese auction and craft vendors in attendance.

The cost is $10, which includes wine and food.

All proceeds benefit the scholarship foundation.

Indoor flea market offered

WELLSBURG – Frances Dennison and friends have been holding an indoor flea market at 810 Charles St., with proceeds going to purchase treats for residents at the local nursing homes, but the sale will be moving from the site and a variety of household items and collectibles must be sold.

They include two boxes of hardback editions of Zane Grey westerns, assorted records and books on cassette and other items. Anyone interested in buying all or any of the items should call Dennison at (304) 737-3614.

Music students rated

WEST LIBERTY – Janice Torrance, Marie Parker and Carla Stone’s music students participated in judged competitions April 12-13 at West Liberty University.

The students performed two selections from memory for Gerald Lee, piano judge; and Linda Cowan, vocal judge.

Johnny O’Karma was rated superior with honors on piano.

The following students were rated superior on piano: Ava Orecchio, Sydney May, Alexia Jenkins, Joey Cowher, Lauren Zeigler, Gianna Hooper, Mia Zopp, Christina Conforti, Andrea Alimario, Alan Alimario, Alanna Cervenak and Paraag Gupta.

The following students were rated excellent on piano: Abby Cowher, Maggie Rudiger, Tommy Charnie and Madeline Stafford

The following students were rated excellent for voice: Ava Orecchio, Alexia Jenkins, Kiara Fastuca and Geena Diomedi.

Roberta Fedoush, piano and voice, and Chuck Lucas, guitar, also are instructors.

Alpha Tau meets

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Alpha Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Society of Women Educators held the April meeting at the Swaney Memorial Library with President Fran Jones calling the meeting to order.

Chaplain Donna Durkin read the thought for the day, “Choices. Corresponding Secretary Shirley Washam called roll and read communications. Committee reports were given, and Susan Gracie and Rita Schmitt led the group in a fraternity education program.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chuck Stanley presented a program on the K-9 unit and introduced Jesy, a K-9 officer that does patrol, tracking and narcotics work.

Lola Bender, Suzan Smith, Karen Oyster and Barbara Logue were hostesses.

Anxiety program

set for today

WHEELING – An anxiety disorders informational program will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wheeling Hospital’s Conference Room C.

Those who experience symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, panic, anxiety and fear of crowds are invited to learn about help available for those who suffer from anxiety disorders.

To register, call the hospital’s Community Education and Outreach Department at (304) 243-3339.

Heritage eyes

reading program

MCDONALD, Pa. – The Heritage Public Library will hold the children’s summer reading program, with the theme “Dig Into Reading,” 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays from June 21 through Aug. 16 at the library located at 52 Fourth St..

Dinosaurs, insects, American Indians and ancient Egyptians will be examined.

Area residents are asked to sponsor a day of summer reading for $50; those doing so will be recognized on their sponsor day. For information, call (724) 926-8400.

The Heritage Public Library is looking for new Friends of the Library and Library Board members. Friends meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, and board meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Those interested, can call (724) 926-8400.

Historical society

presents program

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Fort Vance Historical Society will host a program, “The Life of Billy Yank: The Daily Life of a Union Soldier in the Civil War,” presented by Iron City Guards Jim DeAngelis and Chris Sedlak, at 1 p.m. May 11 at the Burgettstown Community Library located on Kerr St.

The program will examine what the average Union soldier endured during the Civil War, including what one would have worn, carried, loaded his rifle, fought, ate and slept. The difference between enlisted men’s and officers’ lives will be looked at, as well as the difference between the Civil War era and modern day. The library also will showcase letters from area residents during the Civil War, with the display beginning May 1.

The Iron City Guards are a premiere, authentic living history artillery unit. Admission is free. Registration is requested.

For information, call (724) 947-9780.

St. Thomas

holding dinner

WEIRTON – The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a meatloaf dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

Dinner includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, green beans and bread and butter. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

Take-out is available.

Prayer walk

set for Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND – The God Answers Prayer community prayer walk will be held at 10 a.m. April 27, beginning either at the Hancock County Savings Bank on Ridge Avenue or the S. Chester Street ball fields.

The walk will end at the city gazebo, followed by music and prayer. Refreshments will be available. For information, call (304) 564-3951 or (304) 564-5284.

Colliers to hold

prayer walk

COLLIERS – The second annual Colliers United Methodist Church prayer walk will be held at 11 a.m. April 27.

Those participating will pray for a resolution to the community’s drug and economic issues. Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

The rain date is May 4. The community is invited to participate. For information, call (304) 527-1816.

Community briefs

Free dinner at Sugar Grove UMC

The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community dinner on April 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The menu will include turkey and all the trimmings.

Participants must RSVP by April 24 by calling (740) 544-5037 or (740) 537-3565. The first 100 people to call will be served.

The church is located at 159 county Road 68, Toronto. The Rev. Robert Welch is its pastor.

JUHS Class of 1958 planning reunion

The Jefferson Union High School, Class of 1958, will hold a 55-year reunion organizational meeting on April 29 beginning at noon in the community room of the Eat’n Park Restaurant on Mall Drive, Steubenville.

All class members are welcome.

For information, e-mail: hleekinney@comcast.net.

Wellsburg Civic League to meet

The next monthly meeting of the Wellsburg Civic League will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the River Room of the Brooke County Library.

Jeannie and Norm Schwertfeger will give a presentation on their recent trip to Africa.

At the last meeting, a Brooke senior’s name was drawn to receive a $500 scholarship, and the recipient will be notified during the awards presentation at the high school. A donation was made to the Wellsburg museum for displays, and several women donated their time to help with the move from its old location.

Meetings are open to all women. For information, contact Barbara Willett at (304) 737-0756.

Dinner Saturday at Weirton church

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Weirton, is organizing a meatloaf dinner on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, green beans, bread and butter. Cost is $ 8 for adults and $ 4 for children age 12 and under. Takeout will be available.

Funseekers plan annual picnic

The Funseekers held their monthly dinner meeting at the YWCA in Steubenville with musical entertainment provided by David Hunt and Rich Grimm.

Entertainment for next month will be the Donohues.

The group’s annual picnic will be held July 21 at Mingo’s Arcoma Park. A committee will be organized to recommend nominations for officers to be elected by September.

Patricia Marshall won the dinner award. Door prizes were won by Mary Beth Bauer, Tony LaRosa, Joyce Dobbs, Regina Truax, Margaret Harbert, Bea Gundrum, Boyd Barker and Joan Villa.

Upcoming trips being offered include:

  • May 9, Rivers Casino;
  • May 22, Mountaineer Casino;
  • May 10-11, “Noah” at Sight & Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa.; and
  • May 16, “Vicki Lawrence & Mama,” Greenburg, Pa.

For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Joanne Bugin said the closing prayer.

Mingo Knights dinner on May 3

The Mingo Knights of Columbus Monsignor Joseph F. Dooley Council 4361 will hold its 56th anniversary past grand knights and awards dinner on May 3 at the Mingo Knights of Columbus banquet hall, 117 Legion Drive, Mingo Junction.

The event will include the presentation of awards for the Lady, Youth, Knight, Chaplain, Blue Coat, Family and Volunteer of the Year. Also to be honored are past grand knights and monthly knights. There will be a 50-50 drawing, too.

The event is open to the public.

The menu will include stuffed chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, spaghetti, salad and cake.

Cost of the dinner is $18 per person. The deadline for reservations is April 29 and can be made by calling the hall at (740) 535-8037 or Shawn Zarych, grand knight, at (740) 381-1385 or by e-mail Shawn at SEZ1963@comcast.net.

Correction on scholarship winner

Taylor Clark, daughter of Jeff and Cynthia Clark, is one of the recipients of a $1,000 Edmondo Stabene Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Italian American Cultural Club. She will graduate from Catholic Central High School and attend Florida State University.

Incorrect information was submitted to the paper.

Attention, Wintersville Class of 1964

The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 planning committee will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zalenski’s Restaurant in Wintersville to begin planning for the 50-year class reunion. All class members are invited to attend.

Questions can be directed to Lola Dornbusch Swanagan at (740) 537-4977.

Community Briefs

Brooke County Senior Center holding bake sale

FOLLANSBEE – A variety of baked goods will be sold from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Brooke County Senior Center located at 948 Main St.

Church to hold yard sale

BEECH BOTTOM – The Holy Family Altar Rosary Society will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at Holy Family Catholic Church on Church Street.

Donations of items, except large appliances and clothing, are welcome. For information, call (304) 394-5745 or 394-1174.

Spay and neuter clinic set

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold their next Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost for spaying and neutering May 4-5 at the Jefferson County Airpark. Immediate pre-payment is required. There will be no walk-in services or vaccinations available. Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Center holding rummage sale

WEIRTON – The Weirton Senior Center will hold an indoor/outdoor rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the center located at 3425 Main St.

Those interested in renting a table for $10 may call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Dinner theater to benefit Relay

WELLSBURG -The Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Co. will present an interactive murder mystery at a dinner show to benefit the American Cancer Society May 4 at Staffileno’s on the River.

Tickets are $30 each. Seating is limited, and reservations should be made by calling (304) 374-3335.

Church to hold dinner

FLORENCE – The Harmon Creek Community Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 4 at the church located 1080 Steubenville Pike.

Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, homemade rolls and desserts. A bounce house will be set up for children. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

CDL?program open

NEW CUMBERLAND – The John D. Rockefeller Career Center is accepting applications for the commercial and bus driving program.

It begins in mid-May and runs 12 weeks. Those applying must be 21 or older. Financial aid is available.

For information, call (304) 564-3337.

Actor to portray ballplayer

WELLSBURG – George Worthington of Fayetteville will portray famed ballplayer George Herman “Babe” Ruth for a free program presented by the Friends of the Brooke County Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday at the library.

As part of the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! series, Worthington will assume the persona of Ruth, who overcame a difficult childhood to become a home run king in the 1920s.

Attendees may ask questions of Worthington as Ruth and as himself following the program.

Popcorn will be served afterward.

NRA holding

safety courses

WEIRTON – A National Rifle Association Basic Pistol safety course will be held May 3-4 at the Hancock County Sportsman’s Association.

The 12-hour course is divided into two sessions, a four-hour session beginning at 6 p.m. May 3 and an eight-hour session beginning at 9 a.m. May 4.

NRA-certified instructors will present the accredited course, which is approved by West Virginia and Ohio as a requirement for applying for a concealed weapon carry permit.

The course includes lectures and live firing of handguns. Pre-registration is required; class size is limited.

For information or registration, contact Roger Tate at (304) 748-0253 or taterd@comcast.net.

Class of 1964

plans reunion

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Catholic Central High School Class of 1964 will hold a 50th reunion planning session at 7 p.m. May 7 at Lancelot’s Restaurant.

All classmates are invited to attend. The reunion will be held June 13-14 at the Steubenville Country Club.

The committee has not been able to find the mailing addresses of the following people: William Layman, Robert Van Dine, Teresa Checca, Betty Ighnat Jacob, Marian Jablonski Sweat, Helen Leonard Baker, Patty Morrow Musser, Diane Rine Kelly and Toni Simpson. If anyone has information, contact Pat Wells at p-t-wells@yahoo.com. Any classmates wanting to forward their email addresses to be included in the class database can use the same email address.

Any classmates who want information concerning the reunion may contact Pat Wells, Jo Ann Malara or Joe Deloretta.

Tour of homes offered

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be sponsoring a Spring Tour of Homes on May 4.

The tour will include visits to the Morningside mansion, the Cipoletti home, the Horvath home, and Aspen Manor Resort, where hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Tickets are $20. Participants should call the library at (304) 737-1551 in advance.

The tours will leave every 45 minutes and begin with a presentation of early photos of the homes and a brief history.

Located on Pleasant Avenue, the Morningside Mansion was built in 1911 and has a double staircase. Also on Pleasant Avenue, the Cipoletti home was built in 1968.

Located on Brookview Drive near Follansbee, the Horvath home was built in 1950, with additions made in 1974 and 2007.

Built in 1896, Aspen Manor began as Vancroft Mansion, the home of J.B. Vandergrift, the playboy son of a wealthy industrialist and included a swimming pool later converted to a chapel, turn of the century craftsmanship and rooms devoted to such themes as the Orient, Turkey, American presidents and Native Americans.

Community Briefs

Coffeehouse at the Arbor to

host Echoes of Faith

NEW CUMBERLAND – Coffeehouse at The Arbor will host Echoes of Faith in performance at 6 p.m. Saturday at 208 S. Chester St., one block south of the traffic light.

The group will play a mix of ballads, country and gospel. This is the last concert of the season, and concerts will resume in October.

A 50/50 drawing will be held, and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

Free parking is available. There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the Arbor and its community outreach after-school programs.

For information or directions, call (304) 564-4411 or (304) 794-8275 or email songbirdwv@frontier.com.

Writing worship to be held

WEIRTON – A writing workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located on Main Street.

The John Hancock Pen Club will host the event, and those attending are encouraged to bring either prose or poetry to share. In observance of National Poetry Month, those attending also are encouraged to bring an original poem or favorite poem by another author. Local writers are invited to come and share their work. Refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Pamela Makricosta at the library (304) 797-8510 or at (304) 670-8489.

Volunteers sought for church efforts

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee First Church of the Nazarene Outreach Team seeks volunteers to aid it in cleaning and painting its parsonage Saturday and in cleanup efforts at city parks on April 27.

The group said by participating, students may earn community service credits required by some schools.

The group will gather at the church at 2 p.m.

For information, contact Trendle Little at (304) 527-3523 or Trendle@comcast.net. The group also has a Facebook page at Follansbee-Nazarene-Outreach-Ministry.

Tips offered on detecting liars

WELLSBURG – The Lifetree Cafe will present tips on detecting liars, a video presentation by a former CIA agent, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno’s on the River.

Open to anyone, the free group is part of a national network geared toward discussion of life and faith following presentation of a short documentary-style films featuring everyday people as well as nationally known figures For information, contact local director Vicky Barr at (740) 282-3458 or hermvick@comcast.net.

Auxiliary holding sale

WEIRTON – The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a Masquerade $5 jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the medical center atrium.

Knights holding cash bash

WEIRTON – The Weirton Knights of Columbus will hold the fourth-annual cash bash May 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

The doors open at 5 p.m., and cash drawings begin at 6 p.m. and will be held every 15 minutes.

Tickets are $35 and include an all-you-can-eat buffet, soda, draft beer and the chance to win one of 16 cash prizes. Guest tickets for food and beverages only are $20. Cash prizes include four $500 prizes, 12 $250 prizes and a $4,000 grand prize. The event also will include a 50/50 drawing and small games of chance. A silent basket auction also will be held. To purchase tickets, call (304) 723-1492 and select option 1.

Community Briefs

New Cumberland community prayer walk set for April 27

NEW CUMBERLAND – The God Answers Prayer community prayer walk will be held at 10 a.m. April 27, beginning at Hancock County Savings Bank on Ridge Avenue or the S. Chester Street ball fields, ending at the city gazebo.

The event will include music and prayer. Refreshments will be served. For information call (304) 564-3951 or (304) 564-5284.

Friday Night Mayhem set

WEIRTON – The City Recreation Department and Weirton Little Steelers Football will hold a Friday Night Mayhem from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Millsop Community Center.

Activities include kickball, wiffleball, dodgeball, basketball, movies and a dance. Concessions will be sold. Adult chaperones will be on-site.

Admission is $10. Parents or guardians must sign a permission slip, and all children must by checked in and picked up by the person signing the slip.

For information or to register, call (304) 797-8520 or log onto the website at mcc-weir.tripod.com.

Management club to meet

WEIRTON – The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Giovanni’s Restaurant’s banquet room.

All members and former members are invited to attend. Diner and social will be enjoyed.

Programs to cover financial issues

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library is offering free financial education events in connection with Money Smart Week April 22-27.

David Garcia, a representative of Hartford Life Insurance and the state Treasurer’s Office, will discuss the SMART529 West Virginia College Savings program at noon Tuesday.

Eric Fithyan, owner of Chambers and James Funeral Homes, will speak about money-saving options for prepaid funeral planning at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for either program.

Camp to celebrate Earth Day

HICKORY, Pa. – Camp Agape will hold an Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Retreat Center located at 72 Agape Road.

The event will include preparing and planting Joseph’s Garden, transplanting tulip tree seedlings and planting black walnut trees. Lunch will be provide for participants.

Make a reservation by calling (724) 356-2308 or emailing campinfo@campagape.org. For information, visit the website at www.campagape.com.

Community Briefs

Glenn Miller Orchestra tickets for tonight still available

NEW CUMBERLAND – Tickets are still available for the Glenn Miller Orchestra performance at 7 p.m. today at Oak Glen Middle School.

Advance tickets are $21 until 4 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $24 at the door.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The Oak Glen High School Jazz Ensemble will begin the program at 7 p.m., and the orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call 304-374-7474.

Church holding rummage sale

WEIRTON – St. Thomas Episcopal Church will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

Elks holding soup challenge

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold a Soup Cookoff Challenge and pasta dinner this weekend for members and their guests at the lodge located on Main Street.

The Soup Cookoff Challenge will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The House Committee invites all members and guests to enter their best soup. The cost to sample and vote for the best soups is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Prizes will be awarded for the best soups.

The Past Exalted Rulers will hold a pasta dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for members and guests. The dinner includes pasta, salad, bread, butter, dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and under. A ticket will be selected for a free dinner at next month’s pasta Sunday.

Country Friends hosting dance

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host The Stone Street Station Saturday at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends holds covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit at www.countryfriendsfoundation. com.

Blood drive scheduled

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – A blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church’s McCashin Hall located at 1109 Main St. Appointments can be made by calling (412) 722-4410 or emailing merrilgreen@gmail.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

Cove holding flea market

WEIRTON – The Cove Presbyterian Church will hold a flea market from 9 a.m. to noon April 20 at the church located at 3404 Main St.

A variety of items and baked goods will be for sale.

Scholarship deadline upcoming

EAST LIVERPOOL – The Dollars for Scholar scholarship program application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is April 25.

The program gives tuition award to pay for college, vocational-technical school or graduate school. Funding is determined by financial need, and grants cover between 8 and 79 percent of total tuition.

The three-part application includes a recommendation section to be filled out by a teacher, boss, advisor or coach. Applications are online at DollarsForScholarsOnline.com.

GFWC district workshop set

NEW CUMBERLAND – The GFWC West Virginia Northern District Spring Leadership Workshop will be held April 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 Ridge Ave.

Northern District President Jo-Ellen Wright, of the Woman’s Club of Weirton, will preside, and the Woman’s Club of New Cumberland will host.

The club’s leaders include: Dorothy Hawkes, president; Joyce Young, workshop chairman; and Betsy Wells, registration chairman.

A pre-convention board meeting will be held at 9 a.m for all district officers, chairmen, team members and club presidents.

The general session will begin at 10 a.m., with various workshops presented by Betsy Wells, Helen Moren, Jamesie Beecroft and Wright to follow.

Clubs are encouraged to bring items for Camp Kno Koma, which is State President Carol Allen’s project. Hunger is the district president’s project, and members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food.

The cost for registration fee and lunch is $15 and should be submitted to Wells by Wednesday.

Pharmacist to

present class

WEIRTON – Pharmacist Megan Pietro will present a class, “Metabolic Syndrome,” at 3 p.m. April 29 at Weirton Medical Center’s Starvaggi Room.

Light refreshments will be available, and a prize drawing will be held.

For information, call Pietro at Tri-State Pharmacy at (304) 723-6331.

Community Briefs

Marland Heights Community Church to celebrate April 21

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights Community Church will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 10 a.m. worship service April 21 at the church located at 3900 Bright Way.

A luncheon will immediately follow the service. The public is invited to attend.

Knights to hold dinner

WEIRTON – The Weirton Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. April 21 at the knights’ gallery lounge.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and coffee.

The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for children 6 and under.

Take-out is available; those wanting take-out should bring their own containers.

Dinner theater to benefit 4-H

WELLSBURG – Mystery Theater Unlimited will present an original musical comedy murder mystery, “Dead of the Class,” on April 27 to benefit the Brooke County 4-H program.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the show, which will be presented at Staffileno’s on the River.

Tickets are $30 each and reservations should be made no later than 4 p.m. Friday by calling (304) 737-3666 or (304) 374-8336.

Admission is limited to adults 18 and older.

History group to meet

AVELLA – Local historian Eugene Painter will lead a tour of the Patterson Mill area of Avella during a meeting of the A.D. White Research Society, April 27.

The group will meet at 2 p.m. at the mill’s site on Cross Creek Road and also will attempt to find remains of the cabin that was home to Joseph K. McNutt, who operated the mill in 1887.

A.D. White Society member Joan Baker’s mother was born in the cabin.

The group also will tour the home of Fred and Beverly Hofrichter, which also was home to the Pattersons.

Everyone is welcome. For information, call (724) 947-3983.

Dinner to benefit Brooke Place

WEIRTON – Family Connections will hold its annual dinner-dance to benefit Brooke Place, a group home for girls, April 27 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center.

Appetizers and a cash bar will be available at 6 p.m., with dinner to be served at 7 p.m. There will be drawings, theme baskets up for auction and door prizes.

Music will be provided by disc jockey Rico Johnson.

Tickets are $25. For information, call Barb Jones at (304) 723-3423.

Child Abuse Awareness observed

WELLSBURG – A Child’s Place Court-Appointed Special Advocate will hold a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in observance of Child Abuse Awareness Month and seeks sponsors for the luminaria, which will line the Wellsburg Town Square.

The luminaria may be sponsored for donations of $5 for more, which will go to efforts by the nonprofit group to represent the interests of children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Brooke and Hancock counties and ensure they are in a safe, supportive home.

Donations, which are tax-deductible, may be sent to: A Child’s Place CASA, 720 Charles Street Wellsburg, WV 26070.

For information, call (304) 737-4444.

Community Briefs

Colliers Fire Auxiliary holding

pancake breakfast Saturday

COLLIERS – The Colliers Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the fire hall.

Waffles, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and all-you-can-eat pancakes will be available.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Church holding indoor garage sale

WEIRTON – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

Doughnuts, coffee and cold drinks will be available.

For information, call (304) 723-9746.

Football registration this weekend

WEIRTON – The Weirton Steelers Football registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 20-21 at the Millsop Community Center.

The cost for one child is $65, two children is $125 and three or more is $200. First-time players must bring a birth certificate.

For information, email weirtonsteelers2013@yahoo.com.

Class of ’59 set to meet

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1959 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All classmates are urged to attend.

For information, call Edith Harless Barber at (304) 723-0761.

Fink giving heart health class

WEIRTON – Registered Pharmacist Beth Ann Fink will present “Healthy Hearts Club Spring Challenge” at noon Wednesday at the Brooke Senior Center.

The class is open to everyone, especially those with diabetes and coronary artery disease. Light refreshments will be available, and a prize drawing will be held.

For information, call Fink at Follansbee Pharmacy at (304) 527-1004.

Veteran to speak at dinner

WELLSBURG – Jack Ernest, a Brooke County native, decorated Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and founder of Welcome Home Ministries, will be the featured speaker for the Brooke County Salvation Army Annual Appreciation Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Staffileno’s on the River.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (304) 737-0071.

Ernest was named the Jefferson County Veteran of the Year in 2007 and inducted in November into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame after being nominated by the AMVETS Post 275.

He is founder and president of We Believe Ministries Inc., through which he has assist the poor, orphans and people with leprosy in Vietnam.

Salvation Army Capt. Ed Long said, “The Salvation Army of Brooke County Annual Appreciation Dinner is held to recognize the many volunteers, clubs, church group, Brooke High clubs and civic organizations that support the local Salvation Army Service Center through their time and efforts during the year.

“Special recognition is also given to the many groups, businesses and civic and service organizations that help with the annual Christmas campaign and the Angel Tree project.”

George to be guest speaker

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. April 20 in the White Church located at 11 Fire Road.

Guest speaker Kerry George, author of “Black Damp Century,” will speak about the 1920s coal mines and the conditions mine workers suffered under during a time of great turbulence for miners, mine owners and government agencies. George’s novel follows two families dealing with these issues.

Copies of the book will be available.

The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The group will hold a plant sale at 9 a.m. May 11 at the White Church. Annuals, perennials and vegetables will be available. Free coffee will be available, and cookies will be for sale.

Students look to refurbish theater

WEIRTON?-The Weir High School Student Council is raising money to refurbish the school’s Milton Weinberg Theatre.

The recent school levy will replace the seating and carpeting in the theatre, but the stage needs refurbished, curtains replaced and sound and lighting systems updated.

It will cost several thousand dollars, and the council is asking those wanting to donate to send checks written to Weir High School in care of advisor Debi Mahoney, 100 Red Rider Road, Weirton, WV 26062.

Community Briefs

Mount Olive Baptist Church

holding revival through Friday

WEIRTON – Mount Olive Baptist Church is holding a revival through Friday at the church located at Weir Avenue and Kessel Street.

The Rev. Harry Tyson is the guest revivalist, and this is his second revival at Mount Olive. He is a former Washington, D.C., police officer, educator and ordained minister. He is accompanied by his wife, Karla Stewart Tyson. They reside in Spartanburg, S.C.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today and Friday.

The revival is open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.

Club hosting 5K walk/run

WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty University’s Exercise Physiology Club is hosting a 5K walk/run, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the campus’ Blatnik Hall.

The walk benefits the Team Mojo Foundation and Upper Ohio Valley youth charities. The registration form is available at teammojofoundation.org.

Church welcomes volunteers

FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee Church of the Nazarene is organizing young volunteers to clean up Follansbee parks and playgrounds and encourages students needing to fulfill community service requirements and others to join them.

Pending suitable weather, the church’s outreach team will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church and gather litter and other debris at parks and playgrounds for about three hours.

The group also is making plans for cleanups on April 20 and 27.

For information, contact Trendle Little at (304) 527-3523 or Trendle@comcast.net or visit the group’s Facebook page at Follansbee-Nazarene-Outreach-Ministry.

Anexoria to be topic of LifeCafe

WELLSBURG – One woman’s struggle with anorexia will be the subject of the next meeting of the Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno’s on the River.

Open to anyone, the free group is part of a national network geared toward discussion of life and faith following presentation of a short documentary-style film featuring everyday people as well as nationally known figures

For information, contact local director Vicky Barr at (740) 282-3458 or hermvick@comcast.net.

Community Briefs

Salvation Army to re-dedicate

Quonset hut on Cove Road

WEIRTON – The Weirton Salvation Army will re-dedicate its Quonset hut at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the hut located on Cove Road.

The re-dedication service begins at 10:30 a.m., and a luncheon follows at 12:30 p.m. Make a reservation by calling (304) 748-4310 or emailing Sharon-Shingleton@ uss.salvationarmy.org.

Indianhead holding reunion

FOX LAKE, Ill. – The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who ever served in the Army’s Second Infantry Division at any time. For information about the national association and annual reunion set for Sept. 17-21 in Columbus, Ga., contact Secretary-Treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or (224) 225-1202.

Community Briefs

Weir High Class of 1953 set

to meet today at K of C

WEIRTON – The Weir High School class of 1953 reunion committee will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Weirton Knights of Columbus.

All classmates are encouraged to attend.

Class of ’58 meeting Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1958 reunion committee will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Undo’s.

Any classmate is welcome to attend. For information, call Harry Brown at (304) 748-0783, George Payne at (304) 748-3291 or Regina Truax (304) 723-0419.

Church holding food distribution

WEIRTON – The First Christian Church will hold a food distribution from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church located at 3252 Main St.

The distribution will be held on a first-come, first-served basis, and personal hygiene items, such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste and toothbrushes, also will be distributed.

For information, contact (304) 797-7300 from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Country Friends to host Eldurays

COLLIERS – Country Friends will host The Eldurays Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

The group hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 5 p.m. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Dinner to benefit local man

FOLLANSBEE – A spaghetti dinner will be held April 30 at the Hooverson Heights Fire Department on May Road to benefit Rich Beatty of Follansbee, a kidney transplant patient.

The cost is $6 for the dinner, which will begin at 3 p.m. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.

For information, call Anthony “Butch” Rotellini at (304) 479-0225.

Class meeting nears

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Classes of 1957-1960 will hold a picnic at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds.

All those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, plates and cutlery. To make a reservation, call Ed Kirk, Class of 1957, at (304) 748-7060; Regina Truax, Class of 1958, at (304) 723-0419; Karen Tate, Class of 1959, at (304) 564-5234; or Paula Brown, Class of 1960, at (304) 748-0783. The group’s next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. May 3 at Undo’s.

Auxiliary meets

WEIRTON – The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary held their monthly meeting April at the knight’s hall.

In the absence of President Delores Bengier, Vice President Ann Yuhas presided.

Social Chair Sondra Pennacchio was absent, and Donna DiAngelis gave the report. Agnes Watt will place the crown during the May crowning. The June meeting will be held at Eat’n Park.

Grand Knight Stanley Fiedorczyk gave a brief talk, thanking the auxiliary for their past support and announcing the cash bash May 4. The auxiliary will donate a basket toward the event.

Kay Doboski held a 50/50 drawing, and Agnes Watt won.

Frances Oliver, Pauline Snyder, Kay Jonczak, the Rev. Ron Getsinger, Donna DiAngelis, Ronnie Bernardi and Mary Gubitti celebrated April birthdays, and members sang “Happy Birthday.”

Kay Jonczak, Delores Bengier and Ann Yuhas were hostesses.

Nifty Needles hold meeting

WEIRTON – The Nifty Needles Weirton Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild held their April meeting at the First Christian Church on Main Street.

Leader Nancy Sanders conducted the meeting. There were six members present.

Members were reminded of the guild anniversary event Saturday in Pittsburgh.

During show-and-tell, Kay Nixon displayed her heart pin cushion and cellphone cover created from a necktie, which were given out as kits at the last meeting. Nancy Linn completed a baby quilt featuring a family of elephants. Carol village displayed six aprons with Oriental-inspired prints. These will be sent to the Pearl S. Buck birthplace gift shop downstate as part of a Weirton Woman’s Club project. Susan Maze showed member a Thai Christmas card featuring an intricate thread design she received.

Linn presented a program on crafting with scrap fabrics. She shared several ideas and asked members to bring a scrap project to the May show-and-tell. She gave members designed note cards and matching fabric to line the envelopes. These were completed at the meeting. The next meeting is May 7. For information, call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Sons of Legion hold fundraiser

WEIRTON – The Sons of the American Legion Post 10 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the post from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 at the post located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave.

Dinner costs $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 5 and under. It includes homemade spaghetti, salad, dessert and coffee. Other beverages are available for purchase.

For information, call (304) 723-2732.

‘No Place Like

Home’ event nears

WEIRTON – Family Connections’ “There’s No Place Like Home” fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. April 27 at the Serbian American Cultural Center located on Colliers Way.

The event will include appetizers, beverages, dinner, dancing, auctions and drawings.

Four levels of recognition are being offered to business and individuals, including Ruby Level, $1,000; Emerald Level, $500; Silver Level, $250; and Yellow Brick Road, $100. Public recognition and tickets to the event accompany most of the levels.

The organization also welcomes cash donations of any amount.

Tickets are available for $25 per person.

They may be purchase by calling Family Connections at (304) 723-3423 or by contacting any member of auxiliary or board of directors. Proceeds benefit those girls living at Brooke Place.

Family Connections operates as a licensed nonprofit child care agency and behavioral health center. The agency provides residential treatment services for teenage girls at its Brooke Place facility in Colliers, and provides out-patient counseling services at its Weirton Medical Center location. It receives funding from the WV Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurances, self-pay, and contributions.

Young Marines

seek recruits

NEW MANCHESTER – The Tri-State Young Marines are accepting new recruits, and a week-long new recruit bootcamp begins May 13 at Tomlinson Run State Park.

The youth education and service group accepts boys and girls aged 8 through high school in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It has promoted mental, moral and physical development in the Upper Ohio Valley for 16 years. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

To learn more about the Young Marines, visit the national website at www.youngmarines.com.

For more information on the Tri-State Young Marines or to register call (304) 280-8898 or (740) 381-0838.

Grant deadline approaching

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Humanities Council provides programs and more than $600,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations supporting educational programming.

The Humanities Council minigrant deadlines occur every 60 days for projects requesting $1,500 or less, with an upcoming deadline of June 1.

For information about the grants program contact grants administrator Amy Saunders at (304) 346-8500 or saunders@wvhumanities.org. Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.

Health department has vaccine

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Health Department will receive the Zostavax, or shingles, vaccine.

To receive this vaccine, clients must be 60 or older or uninsured or under insured. For information, call the health department at (304) 564-3343.

Community Briefs

Lowery set to be speaker at

Oreon E. Scott lecture

BETHANY – Author Rick Lowery will be the featured speaker for the 58th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held today and Tuesday at Bethany College’s Mountainside Conference Center.

Lowery is a dean and adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and author of several books on biblical studies and social and ecological justice.

He’s currently writing a book titled “Genesis and Human Rights,” which will be the focus of this year’s event, and his many writings include blogs for the Huffington Post.

The Timothy Luncheon will be held at noon today and the day will include dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. worship service led by Lowery at Bethany Memorial Church and a reception with Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.

The Oreon E. Scott Lectures are funded through the Oreon E. Scott Foundation, which was established to strengthen the Christian Church and support related colleges and institutions.

To register or for information, call (304) 829.7723 or by email jpyle@bethanywv.edu.

Cancer support group to meet

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The American Cancer Society’s Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.

For information, contact Brother John McMahon, facilitator, by phone at (740) 283-6514 or by email at jmcmahon@franciscan.edu.

WVU Extension offers gardening tips

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a series of gardening workshops at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Brooke Hills Park.

On Thursday, Pleasant County Extension agent Claude Marra will discuss soil conservation and soil sciences, including understanding a soil test report and improving soil’s quality for flower beds and other gardens.

On April 18, Brooke County Extension agent Norm Schwertfeger will discuss successful home gardening techniques. Participants also are encouraged to bring plants or seeds they would like to trade.

A $5 donation is requested. Those interested in attending should register by phone, (304) 737-3666, or online at BrookeCountyExtension@mail.wvu .edu.

The WVU Extension Service has a number of helpful resources about gardening and agriculture. They range from the online Gardening 101 series to specific information about pests, soil, bees and other topics found at www.anr.ext.wvu. edu.

The 2013 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar, a growing guide and a varieties guide also can be downloaded from the same site.

Mount Carmel holds youth night

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Mount Carmel First United Methodist Church Anniversary Committee will host a youth night at 7 p.m. Friday at the church located at 3301 West St.

Arletta Reed and Jamar Harvey’s mime ministry and poet Eugene Williams will be special guests. The Anointed Children of God Mime Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church in Duquesne, Pa., will be featured in concert.

Church holding rummage sale

WEIRTON – The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold the semi-annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 101 Lisa Court.

Clothing and household items will be available.

Minority Health Lunch scheduled

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Ohio Valley District, Ohio Association of Colored Women’s Clubs will host the 29th-annual Minority Health Lunch on frin 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Agape Apostolic Assembly located at 525 Slack St.

The theme will be “Healthy U – Healthy Me” with Tammy Gregory as the featured speaker. The focus of the presentation will be the benefits of exercise in line with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program.

The luncheon donation is $17 with tickets available by contacting any federate woman.

Millicent Slaughter is president, and Carolyn Simmons is first vice president and chairman.

Vendors sought for Moose sale

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Moose Lodge seeks vendors for an indoor yard sale to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the lodge at 844 Main St.

Eight-foot tables may be rented for $10 each. Donations of items for the sale also are welcome by calling (304) 737-0178.

Yard sale benefits

cancer society

AVELLA, Pa. – The Powers Auto Crushing Inc. Relay for Life Team will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Avella Volunteer Fire Department on Avella Road.

Donated items, including furniture, household items, toys books, collectibles, seasonal items, decor, tools and appliances, will be accepted. Computer monitors will not be accepted. Donated items can be dropped off Friday at the fire department.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

For information, contact Patty Powers Cutlip at (724) 587-3943 or (724) 587-3900.

Weirton Steelers

signups scheduled

WEIRTON – Weirton Steelers football team signups will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 20-21 at the Millsop Community Center.

The cost is $65 for one child, $125 for two children and $200 for three or more children.

For information, contact Heidi Brown at (304) 670-4986 or weirtonsteelers2013@yahoo.com.

Library to host

grant workshop

WEIRTON – The Mary H. Weir Public Library will host a proposal writing basics workshop presented by Christopher “Kief” Schladweiler, Foundation Center Co-operating Collections coordinator, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 15 in the library’s activity room.

He also will discuss grant-seeking resources and answer questions about the Foundation Center and its databases.

To make a reservation, contact Lois Fundis at (304) 797-8510 or fundisl@weirton.lib.wv. us.

Grant-writing

workshop set

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – First Matrix Motivation will hold grant-writing workshops from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at the First Free Methodist Church located at 16260 St. Clair Ave.

The seminars will look at writing grant proposals for buildings, youth programs, schools, technical skills, sports programs, counseling, rehabilitation, job training, education, day care, health care and food and clothing distribution.

The cost is $45 per person, with group rates of $35 per person available to groups of three or more from the same organization. The cost includes registration, workbook and on-going support services.

The first 20 to register will receive a free copy of “Submitting Successful Grant Submissions.”

To register, visit FirstMatrixMotivation.com or call (330) 870-5903 or (330) 382-1086.

Hancock Schools

host screenings

NEW CUMBERLAND – Hancock County Schools will host free development skill screenings for children from birth to 5-years-old from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at the Board of Education Conference Room on the bottom floor of the New Cumberland City Building located at 104 N. Court St.

The screenings will include thinking, movement, play, self-care, language and behavior. School psychologists, educational and early intervention specialists and speech therapists will be available to answer questions.

Appointments are required. Make an appointment by calling (304) 564-3411, extension 3383.

‘Princess Ball’ scheduled

STEUBENVILLE – The Sojourner Truth Federated Club will hold “A Princess Ball” father-daughter dance from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 20 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner located at 501 Washington St. The event will feature a princess-inspired dinner, dancing, flowers, father-daughter pictures and a disc jockey playing child-appropriate music.

Tickets are $35 for a father and his daughter, with a $10 charge for each additional daughter 18 and under. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and surrogate fathers are welcome to attend. For tickets and information, contact Vicki Gilliam at (304) 748-7848, Carol Gregory at (740) 282-3190, Wylene Alexander at (740) 282-9207 or Sandi Rue at (740) 283-2832.

Roast benefits Wounded Warriors

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – A chicken roast will be held to benefit the Wounded Warriors of Washington County from noon to 5 p.m. April 27 at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion located on Smith Township State Road, state Route 18, across from Hill Memorial Stadium’s main entrance.

The cost is $12 per dinner, which includes one-half chicken, baked potato, salad, roll and dessert. A cash bar will be available. The event will include a 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction. Tickets must be purchased by April 20. They may be purchased from any of the following sponsors: Atlasburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, Burgettstown American Legion, Burgettstown Sons of the Legion, Burgettstown Veterans of Foreign Wars, Slovan Veterans of Foreign Wars, Burgettstown Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Riders.

Painter to lead

historical tour

AVELLA, Pa. – Eugene Painter will be the featured speaker of a Patterson Mill historical tour sponsored by the A.D. White Research Society at 2 p.m. April 27, beginning at the mill site on Cross Creek Road.

The group also will attempt to find any remains of the McNutt log cabin, the home of Joseph K. McNutt, who operated the mill in 1887. McNutt’s daughter, Nora Myrtle McNutt, also was born that year in the dirt-floor cabin. Nora Myrtle McNutt is the mother of John Baker of Mount Lebanon, A.D. White Society member.

The tour also will include the Fred and Beverly Hofrichter home, which was once owned by the Patterson family. For information, call Kathryn Slasor at (724) 947-3983.

Community Briefs

VFW Post 2716 will hold their

monthly dinner Saturday

WEIRTON – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2716 will hold the monthly dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 6 at the post located on Main Street.

Dinner includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables and dessert.

Tickets are $7 each and including a chance in a $500 drawing. They may be purchase from any club member or by calling (304) 748-9674.

Mount Carmel hosting 1NE Ministry

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church will celebrate their 14th church anniversary by hosting 1NE Ministry in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 708 N. Fifth St.

The group performs five-part a capella, beatbox and half-step, whole-step in harmony.

For information, visit their website at www.1neministry.com or contact the church by calling (740) 282-9257 or emailing mtcarmel-c@comcast.net.

Manley to hold revival services

WELLSBURG – Stephen Manley will hold revival services Sunday through Thursday at the Wellsburg Church of the Nazarene located at 835 Washington Pike.

The Sunday services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Evening services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. He also will lead Bible studies from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the church.

Manley, pastor at the Cross Style Church in Lebanon, Tenn., has traveled for more than 40 years, preaching and teaching. He has begun informal Bible training centers in more than 20 countries.

The Rev. Dennis K. Yingling of the Church of the Nazarene invites the public to attend the services and Bible studies.

For directions, visit www.wellsburgnaz.org.

Speaker addresses autism

WEIRTON – David A. George, “Be Unique, Be You and Live!” author, will speaker at 6 p.m. Monday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library as part of the library’s observance of Autism Awareness Month.

George will speak about dealing with a learning disability while attending college and graduate school and later being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.

He will address living with an autism spectrum disorder and speak about the importance of supporting and guiding children with autism.

He will be selling copies of his book for $12.72, which includes tax.

For information about George and his book, visit his website at beyouandlive.com.

Kiwanis holding pancake supper

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Kiwanis Club will hold its annual pancake supper from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge.

The cost is $7 for ages 9 and up, with children 8 and under admitted free. Proceeds will go to various community projects supported by the club.

Women’s job readiness class set

WEIRTON – C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will host a job readiness class for women from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located on Main Street.

The workshop is open to women 18 and older, and seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling (304) 797-7733.

Community Briefs

Weir High School Class of 1957 to hold monthly social today

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1957 will hold their monthly social at 6 p.m. today at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome.

BOP employees meeting

WEIRTON – The Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant employees’ breakfast is held at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All are welcome.

Harshman to give reading

WHEELING – West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman will read from his new book, “Green-Silver and Silent” at noon Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library as part of the Lunch With Books lecture series.

Harshman will have copies of his book for sale and will sign books. Harshman was named poet laureate by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Harshman also will host the “Library Memories” Lunch With Books program at noon April 19 at the library.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served.

Call (304) 232-0244 for information.

Rivard to give lecture

CHARLESTON – From 1934 to 1943, a unit of 10 photographers working for the U. S. Farm Security Administration captured more than 1,600 images documenting West Virginia daily life.

Their purpose was to show the needs of people in rural areas and small towns during the Great Depression, and how government was addressing those needs. Once World War II began, the focus shifted to illustrating home front efforts. The images show historical views of people in Point Pleasant, Elkins, Morgantown, Richwood, Summersville, Parkersburg, and Charleston as well as the homestead projects of Eleanor, Arthurdale and Tygart Valley.

Author Betty Rivard shares a selection of West Virginia images from the collection at 2 p.m. April 21 at the the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House located at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council’s Little Lecture Series.

Rivard gathered 158 images for her book, “New Deal Photographs of West Virginia: 1934-1943,” published in 2012 by West Virginia University Press with support from a Humanities Council grant.

Copies of the book will be available at the program. Seating is limited and people interested to attend the program should contact the Humanities Council at (304) 346-8500 no later than noon April 17.

Robinson & McElwee is sponsoring the 2013 Little Lecture Series.

Community Briefs

Weir High School Class of ’15

Parent Group set to meet

WEIRTON – The Parent Group of the Weir High School Class 2015 will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the high school cafeteria.

Parents and students will sell Gold Canyon Candles Thursday through April 19. Anyone interested in purchasing a candle can call Debbie Larch at (304) 670-3746 or Patty Rice at (304) 374-1536.

Country Friends holding dance

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host The Sands of Time Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Church celebrating anniversary

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights Community Church will celebrate their 10th anniversary at the 10 a.m. April 21 worship service at the church located at 3900 Bright Way.

A luncheon will immediately follow the service. The congregation welcomes the public to attend and help celebrate the anniversary.

Bonar to hold signing

PARIS, Pa. – The Paris Presbyterian Church will host author Mary Jean Bonar for a book signing at noon May 1 at the church located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Bonar is the author of “Look to The Hills” and “Blessed Abundantly.” She will discuss her faith journey and her books. Snacks and soup will be available. The church has a coffee shop open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450 or email parispresbyterianchurch@ yahoo.com.

Community Briefs

Former Congressman Ney to

hold book signing Thursday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney will sign copies of his book, “Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Undo’s West at the Hampton Inn located at 51130 National Road East.

Ney plead guilty to federal charges of corruption and falsification of federal documents in November 2006 in connection with lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Ney later became a talk radio host.

In “Sideswiped,” he explains his side of the story and maintains Congress didn’t learn from the scandal. It also looks at Ney regaining his sobriety and gives Ney’s perspective on George W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Karl Rove, Pope John Paul II, John Travolta and Mother Theresa, Afghanistan, Iran and campaign finance reform.

Ney has recently appeared on MSNBC, CSPAN, and the Dennis Miller Radio Show, as well as in print in TIME, Washington Post, Politico, Huffington Post and the Washington Times.

The event is sponsored by Words and Music Bookstore.

Council to hold ‘Paint and Sip’

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Art Council will hold a “Paint and Sip” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the council offices at 636 Charles St.

A Moon River Studio artist will guide those attending through creating their own painting based on a tropical ocean theme. Participants will be provided with a canvas, paints and finger foods and may bring the beverage of their choice.

“Our artists will go home with a completed 18-by-24-inch painting, ready to frame, and a complimentary ticket to any non-musical production at the Brooke Hills Playhouse this summer,” said Julia Barnhart, council president.

Church holding vendors night

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights Community Church will hold an annual vendors nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the church located at 3900 Bright Way.

The event includes vendors and food. Admission is free.

Newcomers Club meeting

WHEELING – The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold the monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. April 11 at the Wheeling Country club.

A representative from Frederick’s Salon of Wheeling will speak about cosmetic trends and treatments. Lunch is $15 per person.

To make a reservation by April 9, call Marilyn Rabinowitz at (304) 243-0164.

Vendor and craft show scheduled

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Arts Council will hold a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. April 13 at the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department Hall.

“We’re especially pleased to have so many hand-crafted goods,” said Amy Balog of Follansbee, event chair.

More than 40 crafters and vendors are expected. Items include gourmet apples, jewelry, scarves and purses, wreaths and candles. Direct-sale vendors also will participate in the show.

“Their wares include jewelry, candles, scrapbooking supplies, purses and body products, just to name a few,” said Balog.

The craft and vendor show also will feature a Chinese auction and a 50/50 drawing. Concessions will be provided by the Follansbee Baseball Association.

For information, contact Balog at (304) 374-4933.

Folk music workshop set

FRANKFORT SPRINGS, Pa. – The Appalachian Folk Music Club will conduct a workshop on learning to play the hammered dulcimer workshop from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 14 at the Frankfort Springs Grange Hall located at 1476 state Route 18.

All music and instruction sheets will be provided. There will be instruments available for student use. The cost is $20.

The club will hold an autoharp workshop May 5 and folk guitar workshop June 2.

For information or to register, contact Alice Whitehill at (724) 573-9109.

C.H.A.N.G.E. to hold seminar

WHEELING – C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will host an affordable housing and personal finance seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 at West Liberty University’s Highlands Center.

Ron Hatfield of West Virginia University, Steve Fisher of the West Virginia Housing Development Fund, Wheeling Assistant Fire Chief Ed Geisel, Laughlin Johnson of the Wheeling Health Department, John Miller of the WVU Extension Office and attorney Paul McKay will speak.

Topics include gas and mineral leases, financial security, homeownership, healthy homes and home safety. Continuing education credits are available for Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania attorneys and West Virginia social workers and accountants. The seminar is open to everyone. Lunch will be provided. For information or to register, email affordablehousingseminar@changeinc.org.

Church Women holding meeting

WEIRTON – The Church Women United will hold their executive board meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church located at 300 Three Springs Drive.

Karen Tate, Weirton Unit president, will preside.

Eleanor Cline, devotions leader, and Eloise Evans, Fellowship of the Least Coin, will give reports. Second-year delegates will be assigned to plan the May Friendship Day celebration under the guidance of Helen Tate, co-ordinator.

Retirees to meet April 9

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 9 at the Franklin United Methodist Church.

President Sharon Cuomo will preside over a business meeting immediately following lunch. Local legislators will be the guest speakers. Members are asked to wear red, supporting the group’s goal to raise $15 per year of service. Members are also asked to bring kid lit books and animals. Membership is open until June 30, and new members are welcome.

Lunch reservations can be made by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 or Dottie Cooper at (304) 737-1697 by today.

Sons of Legion hold fundraiser

WEIRTON – The Sons of the American Legion Post 10 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the post from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 at the post located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave.

Dinner costs $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 5 and under. It includes homemade spaghetti, salad, dessert and coffee. Other beverages are available for purchase.

For information, call (304) 723-2732.

Dinner to benefit local man

FOLLANSBEE – A spaghetti dinner will be held April 30 at the Hooverson Heights Fire Department on May Road to benefit Rich Beatty of Follansbee, a kidney transplant patient.

The cost is $6 for the dinner, which will begin at 3 p.m. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.

For information, call Anthony “Butch” Rotellini at (304) 479-0225.

Young Marines set boot camp

NEW MANCHESTER – The Tri-State Young Marines are accepting new recruits, and a week-long new recruit boot camp begins May 13 at Tomlinson Run State Park.

The youth education and service group accepts boys and girls aged 8 through high school in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It has promoted mental, moral and physical development in the Upper Ohio Valley for 16 years. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts. To learn more about the Young Marines, visit the national website at www.youngmarines. com.

For more information on the Tri-State Young Marines or to register call (304) 280-8898 or (740) 381-0838.

Community Briefs

West Liberty University hosts

campus blood drive Wednesday

WEST?LIBERTY?- West Liberty University’s community and environmental health class is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on campus in Blatnik Gymnasium on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

NRA hosting safety course

WEIRTON – A National Rifle Association Basic Pistol safety course will be held April 5-6 at the Hancock County Sportsmans Association.

The 12-hour course will include a four-hour session from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 5, and an eight-hour session, beginning at 9 a.m. April 6.

The course will include lectures and live firing handguns. A fully certified NRA firearms instructor will present the course. The nationally accredited course is approved by several states, including West Virginia and Ohio, as a requirement prior to applying for a concealed weapons carry permit.

Pre-registration is required to ensure adequate live firing experience. For information, contact Roger Tate at (304) 748-0253 or taterd@comcast .net.

Festival set for April 13

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will host the fifth-annual Festival of nations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Weirton Event Center located at the former Cove School site on Cove Road.

The event will include musical and dance performances, foods and displays from around the world. Admission is free. For information, visit the website at www.weirtonmuseum.com.

Club to sponsor trip

ELKINS – The Ohio Valley Promenaders Square and Round Dance Club, a nonprofit organization, will sponsor a fundraising trip to Elkins May 24-26.

The trip includes three shows; two breakfasts; one hobo lunch; and two dinners, including one in Timber Baron’s Mansion. A first deposit is due at signup. Call (304) 281-6914, (740) 695-3523 or (304) 232-3367.