BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Community Briefs

Vito’s 2 will hold dinner for family impacted by tornado

FOLLANSBEE – Vito’s 2 will hold a spaghetti dinner to benefit a family who lost its home to the tornado in Oklahoma from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Follansbee Community House.

The cost $8 per person.

It’s part of an ongoing effort by the restaurant and the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce.

WIC?providing market vouchers

WEIRTON – The Hancock County Women, Infants and Children Program will distribute Farmer’ Market vouchers to program participants beginning Monday at the offices located at 2619 Pennsylvania Ave. as long as the vouchers are available.

The vouchers are to be used to purchase fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and fresh herbs; they don’t affect participants’ current benefits.

The quantity is limited and the vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants need to show a valid WIC identification to receive vouchers.

The voucher program is meant to supplement WIC participants’ diets with fresh, locally grown produce and increase awareness of farmers’ markets.

For information, call the office at (304) 723-3153.

Promise of Victory holding VBS

FOLLANSBEE – The Promise of Victory Church of God will hold vacation Bible school from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 22-26 at the church located at the top of Mechling Hill, behind the former Korner Kupboard.

The Bible school is open to children aged 2 to 12.

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Pharmacy eyeing compounding medicine today at medical center

WEIRTON – The Tri-State Pharmacy will be providing information on personalized medication preparations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at their facility at the Weirton Medical Center located at 651 Colliers Way.

Salvatore DeCaria, a West Virginia University School of Pharmacy doctor of pharmacy candidate, will be available to discuss compounding and provide materials.

A gift basket drawing will be held at the end of the day.

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

Library to hold reading program

WELLSBURG – Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer through a variety of activities as the Brooke County Public Library and the Follansbee Branch Library present “Dig Into Reading” during their summer reading program.

The program is open to children in preschool through eighth grade and includes prizes and various activities. Registration will begin Monday.

At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nora Bell will lead some hands-on cooking instruction when she helps youth to dig up some yummy snacks at the Brooke County Library.

At 3 p.m. July 5, visitors will be invited to worm races, in which they may bring their own worms or cheer on one provided by the Brooke County Library.

There also will be story hours at noon Monday and July 8, 22 and 29 at the Follansbee Library for children aged 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

More programs will be announced.

Those interested in attending the free programs at the Brooke County Library should call (304) 737-1551 or for the Follansbee story hours, (304) 527-0860.

Call either number to participate in the summer reading program or stop by the library to learn more and find the variety of books, movies and other materials available there.

Transgender issues to be discussed

WELLSBURG – A film about a man who feels he is a woman in a man’s body will be shown and discussed at the Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno’s on the River.

The film examines issues surrounding transgenderism such as family dynamics, workplace complications and spiritual implications.

“This issue – transgenderism – raises all sorts of questions for people,” said Craig Cable, Lifetree spokesperson. “Increasingly, our schools, workplaces and faith communities are looking for answers. This Lifetree program provides some insight.”

Free and open to the public, Lifetree Cafe is an informal group in which people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

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

Community Briefs

New Cumberland High School

events set for Friday, Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland High School annual pizza party will be 6 p.m. Friday at the former school site and the picnic will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Firemen’s Field.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

For information, call (304) 374-4884.

Madonna football to hold car wash

WEIRTON – Madonna High School Football will hold a car wash and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Three Springs Drive Busy Beaver.

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Weir High School Class of ’68

will hold bake sale Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1968 will hold a bake sale, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the First Choice Credit Union located on Main Street.

Proceeds will benefit the class reunion Saturday at the Williams Country Club.

For information, call Cathy Colabrese at (304) 748-2325.

Tri-State Acoustic holding benefit

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Tri-State Acoustic Music Group will hold a fundraiser Thursday at the Hancock County Senior Center located on Gas Valley Road.

The doors open at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

Snacks and coffee will be provided. The cost is $1; free-will donations will be taken.

The event benefits the senior center.

Society holding yard sale

ELDERSVILLE – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the White Church Building located at 12 Fire Road, across from the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

To make a donation or volunteer, call (724) 947-9111.

Camera club holding auction

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club will hold a Chinese auction from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Thunder in the Ville Festival below Riesbeck’s.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Those purchasing tickets may enter their ticket for any matted and framed picture in the auction.

Pictures to be auctioned include a mail pouch barn by Steve Whiting, an eagle by Andy Tindor, a grist mill by Deb Snider, a vintage steam engine by Dave Rees, a waterfall from Old Man’s Cave in Ohio by Sam Rees and an Amish buggy by Don Roberts.

Also the club is sponsoring a 50/50 drawing and a drawing for a free club membership. The drawings will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Elks holding steak fry

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Elks will hold a steak fry from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the lodge located at 837 Charles St.

The meal includes steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, bread and dessert. The cost is $15 per person.

Call (304) 737-9806 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today or Friday or contact any House Committee member for advance tickets.

Country Friends host Eldurays

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host The Eldurays Saturday at 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 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.

Country Friends is a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting Christianity and brotherly love through music.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

‘Mike the Knight’ makes visit

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – There will be free, live 20-minute interactive musical performances of Nick Jr.’s “Mike the Knight and the Mission for Hidden Treasure” at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at The Mall at Robinson located at 100 Robinson Centre Drive.

To help Mike accomplish his mission, audience members are invited to take on challenges alongside Mike and Squirt, and learn lessons in knightliness.

After the show, young knights in training will have the opportunity to tell Mike the Knight what knightly deeds they have done and participate in a special knighting ceremony.

Each 20 minute show will be followed by a meet and greet with Mike.

In addition to the two performances, guests are encouraged to come dressed in knight attire.

Arbor to hold rummage sale

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Arbor will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 2 at the facility located at 208 S. Chester St.

Items will include gently used children’s and adult clothing, household items and baby and toddler items.

Hot dogs, sloppy joes, desserts and coffee and iced tea will be available.

Proceeds benefit the community outreach after-school program.

For information, call (304) 387-1190 or (304) 564-5326 or email songbirdwv@frontier.com.

Community Briefs

Weir High School Class of ’53

will hold meeting Tuesday

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1953 will hold a committee meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus.

The reunion is scheduled for July 26-27. All classmates are invited to attend the committee meeting.

Class of ’51 will meet

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1951 will meet at noon Thursday at Dee-Jay’s located on Three Springs Drive.

It will be the final meeting before the reunion July 19-20. All classmates and spouse are invited to attend.

St. Joseph holding garage sale

WEIRTON – The St. Joseph the Worker Church is holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Madonna High School gym located on Weirton Heights.

Tri-State Acoustic holding benefit

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Tri-State Acoustic Music Group will hold a fundraiser Saturday at the Hancock County Senior Center located on Gas Valley Road.

The doors open at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m.

Snacks and coffee will be provided. The cost is $1; free-will donations will be taken.

The event benefits the senior center.

Holy Name holding dinner

WHEELING – The Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church located at 4136 Jacob St.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and butter, dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Eat-in and take-out are available.

For information, call (304) 232-1777.

Cheerleading Clinic to be held

WEIRTON – Kenyatta Coleman Grant and Melissa Coleman Turner will hold the “All-Star Cheerleading Clinic” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 8-12 at the Mercy Baptist Church’s Bush Center located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

It is open to girls and boys aged 5-17. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt.

For information, call (304) 444-1434 or (304) 382-4313.

Junior Bears holding Softball Bash

CHESTER – The Oak Glen Junior Bears Softball Association will host its fourth annual Softball Bash July 12-14.

The event includes four divisions: Under-8 coach pitch; Under-10; Under-12 and Under-15. The format will be pool play, followed by single elimination. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the first and second place teams. Each team is guaranteed to play at least three games.

The cost is $150 per team for coach pitch and $200 for all other divisions.

For information, call (304) 670-7312.

Chapel Hill holding VBS

WEIRTON – Chapel Hill Wesleyan Church will hold a vacation Bible school, “Kingdom Rock – Where Kids Stand Strong for God,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. July 15-19 at the church located at 139 Gilson Ave.

The event will include Bible-learning activities, songs, treats, science projects and “Bible Memory Buddies.” Each evening will conclude with the “Knight’s Finale,” a celebration to reiterate what the children learned that day. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend the finale, which begins at 8 p.m. For information or to pre-register children, call Gloria Contumelio at (724) 729-3421.

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Serbian Men’s Club holding

chicken blasts every Wednesday

WEIRTON?- The Serbian Men’s Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road.

Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $6.75. Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women’s Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski. The annual event is the organization’s fundraiser. For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.

Hypnotist to perform

WEIRTON – Hypnotist Jason Christopher will perform his hypnotism and comedy show at 8 p.m. June 28 at the Weirton Moose Lodge 688 located at 3963-67 Main St.

Only those who volunteer will become part of the show. A limited number of tickets are available at $10 each. To purchase tickets, visit the lodge after 3 p.m. or call (304) 748-4707.

The show benefits the lodge and Moose Charities.

Volunteer zombies needed

MCDONALD, Pa. – Urban Assault Paintball is hosting zombie nights from 7 p.m. to midnight June 29, July 27, Aug. 31, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at its facility located at 217 Laurel Hill Road.

Volunteer zombies are needed. Those interested are asked to call (724) 413-5801.

Friends of Madonna to hold picnic

WEIRTON – The Friends of Madonna picnic will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Madonna High School grounds located at 150 Michael Way.

Concessions open at noon; local dance studios will perform from noon to 4 p.m.; games, including Principal Steve Grasser’s dunk booth, will be available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Disc Jockey Eric Hilty will entertain from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; over/under will be available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the Joseph Sisters will perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and the drawing will be held at 9 p.m.

For information, contact Director of Advancement Jennifer Parker at (304) 723-0545 or jparker@weirtonmadonna.org.

Free reading instruction offered

WEIRTON – The churches of the Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries will be offering a free summer program aimed at helping children in second through fourth grades with difficulties reading.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13-17 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive through an initiative begun by the West Virginia Episcopal Diocese.

Titled “Roaring into Reading,” the program will have a jungle theme, with activities geared toward each age group.

Parents or guardians interested in enrolling their children are asked to call Raelynn Kosarik at (724) 947-4230 by June 20.

Library holding contest

MCDONALD, Pa. – The Heritage Public Library will hold a Civil War re-enactment Aug. 31 and is holding a “Name-the-Event” contest.

The prize is a private screening of “Lincoln” for 20 people in the new community room.

Ideas can be sent to heritagelibrary@comcast.net. They also may be dropped off in person at the library located at 52 Fourth St.

Class of ’63 planning 50-year reunion

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year reunion for September.

Letters will be sent in June to many classmates, but those who haven’t received one should call Nola Wells Cronin at (304) 737-2359 or Sharon Filberto Welch at (304) 914-8111.

Church awards scholarship

WEIRTON – The Cove Presbyterian Church’s Endowment Committee awarded Chad Pickens Scholarships to Lauren Rosnick, Justin Taflan and Allison Viakley.

The late Dolores and Clark Pickens established the scholarship in memory of their son, who died as a high school student.

The committee also awarded Angeline Smith the Hamill Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Hamill family to honor former teacher Helen Hamill.

Smith named to achievement list

ADRIAN, Mich. – Deborah Smith of Weirton was named to the Sienna Heights University academic achievement list for the 2013 winter semester.

To make the lists, students must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average. The academic achievement list is for part-time students with at least six and no more than 11 credit hours.

Community Briefs

First United Methodist will

hold vacation Bible school

WEIRTON – The First United Methodist Church will hold a vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through June 27 at the church located at 3301 West St.

The theme is “God’s Backyard Bible Camp.” All are welcome.

For information, contact the church at (304) 748-6680.

Diabetes class announced

WEIRTON – A free diabetes class will be held at 3 p.m. June 24 at the Weirton Medical Center’s Starvaggi Room.

Anyone with diabetes or those interested in learning more about the condition is welcome to attend. Make a reservation by calling the Tri-State Pharmacy at (304) 723-6331.

Weirton Heights holding VBS

WEIRTON – The Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church will hold a vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through June 27 at the church located at 121 Ivy St. The theme is “Armor of God.” All are welcome. For information, contact the church at (304) 723-2571.

Identity Project eyes restoration

WEIRTON – The Catholic Identity Project will present its 2013 conference, “Life, Liturgy and Libertas: The Keys to Catholic Restoration” Sept. 20-22 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center located at 1000 Colliers Way.

Michael Voris, Michael J. Matt, Dr. John Rao, John Vennari, James Vogel, Christopher Ferrara and John-Henry Westen will be speakers. The event will include seminars, lectures and daily Latin Masses.

Christopher Schulte of the Knights of Columbus will give the dinner presentation Sept. 21, followed by Chaplain the Rev. Gregory Pendergraft.

For information or to make a reservation, contact Director M. Eric Frankovitch at (304) 723-6343.

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Country Friends will host

Stone Street Station Saturday

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host Stone Street Station Saturday at 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 have covered-dish dinners and open mic nights each 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.

Country Friends is nonprofit; all proceeds go to charity.

For information call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

Visit the website at visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com

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Appalachian Folk Music Club

to hold beginners workshop

FRANKFORT SPRINGS, Pa. – The Original Appalachian Folk Music Club Inc. is holding a folk guitar beginners workshop at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Frankfort Springs Grange Hall located at 1476 state Route 18.

All music and instruction sheets will be provided, and guitars will be available for loan to those who want to learn, but don’t have an instrument.

The cost is $10.

The event benefits the club, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving, promoting and teaching traditional American Folk music.

For information, call Alice Whitehill at (724) 573-9109.

Heart health class scheduled

FOLLANSBEE – A free healthy heart class will be held at noon Wednesday at the Brooke Senior Center.

Anyone interested in learning about healthy heart habits is welcome to attend.

Make a reservation by calling the Follansbee Pharmacy at (304) 527-1004.

Book club set to meet

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Burgettstown Community Library Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the library’s meeting room located at 2 Kerr St.

The book being reviewed is “The Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown and was chosen by Mary Jo Pendeville.

Discussion of the book by current active members will take place. Refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in participating in the Burgettstown Library Book Club is welcome to attend.

The July selection has been chosen by Leslie Jancart. It is “For One More Day” by Mitch Albom.

For information, call the library at (724) 947-9780.

Community Briefs

Historical society holding a

yard sale Friday, Saturday

ELDERSVILLE – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the White Church located on Fire Road across from the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Those wanting to make a donation – clothes and shoes will not be accepted – or volunteer can call (724) 947-9111.

Community yard sale scheduled

PARIS, Pa. – Devil’s Den Road residents will hold their annual miles-long community yard sales, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sunday is the rain date.

The event will include “buy one, get one” deals, desserts and refreshments, housewares, furniture, toys, baby items and toys.

Community fundraiser set

WEIRTON – Bob Evans will hold a community fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday with 15 percent of sales from the Weirton, Highlands and Woodsdale restaurants going to Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Catholic Neighborhood Center.

It is available for both dine-in and carry-out, and a flyer must be presented at check out.

To obtain a flyer, call (304) 232-7157 or email pjreindel@ccwva.org.

Club holding car show

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Cherry Valley Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 2013 car cruise, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the club located at 423 Joffre Cherry Valley Road.

The event welcomes antique, hot rod and custom cars and motorcycles; food and drink; a Chinese auction; 50/50 drawing; music; and roasted chicken. A dash plaque will be given to the first 50 cars.

For information, call (724) 947-5123.

Church to hold workshop

WEIRTON – The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold a labyrinth workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church’s labyrinth located at 101 Lisa Court.

There will be a labyrinth walk and discussion of the history, origins, traditional uses, revival and modern use for prayer and meditation. Refreshments will be served.

It is open to the public. The labyrinth is an Weirton Tri-Parish of United Methodist Churches outreach.

For information, contact the Rev. Patty Bucey Beagle at (304) 748-7251.

Coleman to host basketball camp

WEIRTON – Coach Mel Coleman will host his 29th annual basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8-12 at the Mercy Baptist Church’s Bush Center located 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

It is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 18. It is the longest-running basketball camp in the Tri-State area.

All campers receive a T-shirt, lunch and lessons from qualified staff and instructors.

For information, call (304) 748-1922.

Library holding reading program

AVELLA, Pa. – The Avella Public Library will hold its summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in July.

All ages are welcome, and the library is accepting donations of snacks, beverages and craft supplies toward the program. To register or make a donation, call (724) 587-5688.

Library officials asked those with overdue items return them or risk not receiving the new, county-wide patron card. The library can’t afford to replace overdue items.

Church to host Peach Festival

WEIRTON – The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold their 50th annual Peach Festival Aug. 10 at the church located at Three Springs and St. Thomas drives.

Crafters are needed. Those interested may contact the church at (304) 723-4120; leave a message if no one is available.

Free reading instruction offered

WEIRTON – The churches of the Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries will be offering a free summer program aimed at helping children in second through fourth grades with difficulties reading.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13-17 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive through an initiative begun by the West Virginia Episcopal Diocese.

Titled “Roaring into Reading,” the program will have a jungle theme, with activities geared toward each age group.

Parents or guardians interested in enrolling their children are asked to call Raelynn Kosarik at (724) 947-4230 by Thursday.

Community briefs

Greater Zion

event detailed

The 10th-annual “Ushering in His Presence” will be held at 5 p.m. June 23 at Greater Zion Temple Church located at 500 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

The event will include “Dancing and rejoicing,” according to a promotional flyer and is open to the public.

It is sponsored by the Greater Zion Temple Usher Ministry.

Bishop Roy Dawkins is the church’s pastor.

For information, call (740) 282-1046.

Church to hold

lasagna dinner

St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive, Weirton, will hold a lasagna dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21.

The cost is $8 for adults and teens and $4 for children 12 and under. The meal includes lasagna, salad, Italian bread and tea or coffee.

Soft drinks or water will be available for $1 each.

Free family event to be in Wellsburg

The Wellsburg Area Ministerium is hosting the Community Celebrates, an event with free food, activities and live entertainment, on June 21-23 at Wellsburg’s Central Park at 17th and Charles streets.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 21 and 22, with free dinner offered for all; and at 11 a.m. on June 23 beginning with a community worship service followed by free lunch.

There also will be a variety of activities, including a chance to to sink a community leader in a dunk tank.

The Wellsburg Area Ministerium is made up of clergy and leaders of several Wellsburg area churches and formed to address physical and spiritual needs of community members.

Jewett UMC to host free dinner

The Jewett United Methodist Church at 202 W. Main and Rumley streets will host a free dinner through its Olive Branch outreach program on June 25 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers, picnic foods, dessert and beverage.

Guest speaker

at Adena UMC

The Rev. Henry Mooney, a United Methodist elder of the East Ohio Conference United Methodist Church, award winner of the Denman Award from the United Methodist East Ohio Conference given for excellence in ministry accomplishments, evangelist and radio talk show host, will be the featured speaker at the 9:30 a.m. June 23 service at Adena United Methodist Church.

Mary Lou Mooney and Anita Jackson, lay leader, will provide special music.

Other participants in the program will be James Bartrug, Larry Bartrug, June McKim, Pat Thompson and Betty Thompson. The Rev. Drew McPeek is the pastor of the church.

The service is open to the public. For information call (740) 546-3785.

Gospel tent

services planned

Mark Sadler of Chicago will be the guest speaker for a gospel tent meeting to be held on Lincoln Avenue, Steubenville, across from Beatty Park, on June 17-21.

The nightly service time is 7 p.m. For information, call (740) 264-2389.

Kum Joyne Us

holds banquet

The Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church held its annual mother/daughter banquet on May 4 with 50 women and five children in attendance.

Sara Peeler extended the welcome, and Esther Fugett said grace.

Peeler was chairperson for the banquet where the theme was “Down Memory Lane with our Grandmothers.”

Lorna Flesher read “Baked Oven,” and Margie Westfall read “Grandma’s Trunk.” Ruby Grimes, Maureen Grimes, Ashley Worwa, Lora Grimes, Angel Nixon, Mariah Nixon and Shirley McCartney performed in a skit entitled title “Down Memory Lane With My Grandma,”

Tonya Flesher read “What’s It Like to Have a Mother but Most of all a Future Grandmother.” Deanna Price sang “She Loved.”

Prizes were awarded to Ruby Grimes, most daughters, granddaughters and daughters-in-law in attendance; Darlene Retzer, first reservations; Sharlene Wade, 13th woman to sign the guest book; Angel Nixon, oldest living grandmother; Ruth Ann McConnell, grandmother still working; Ashley Smart, most grandchildren and great grandchildren; and Lorna Flesher and Jackie Featner, most jewelry.

Peeler presented special gifts to Ava Schloss and Margie Westfall.

Ruby Grimes presented Peeler, the Mother of the Year, with a gift from the class.

McCartney gave the closing prayer.

Community Briefs

Hancock County Dog Warden

to sponsor rabies clinic

WEIRTON – The Hancock County Dog Warden will hold the annual rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Weirton City Building parking lot located on Cove Road.

Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a pet carrier.

West Virginia law requires dogs six months and older be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Failure to properly vaccinate a dog or cat against rabies can result in a fine up to $50 per animal, and failure to license a dog can result in a fine up to $100, in addition to court fees.

The cost is $6 for a rabies shot, $3 for a license, $10 for a kennel license and $10 for a vicious dog license.

The clinic is sponsored by the Hancock County Commissioners, county dog ward, Hancock County Assessor’s Office, Hilltop Animal Hospital and Hancock County Animal Shelter.

To report an animal bite, call the Hancock County Health Department at (304) 564-3343; county dog warden at (304) 564-3311, extension 292; or the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 564-4100, (304) 387-4100 or (304) 797-8555.

Dinner to honor Thomas

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Rev. Chuck Thomas is leaving his pastoral position at the Free Methodist Church and a covered-dish dinner will be held in his and his wife, Norma’s, honor at noon Sunday at the Arbor.

They have given 22 years of ministry to New Cumberland. Those wanting to attend should call (304) 387-1190.

Boosters set to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke High School Soccer Boosters will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Library.

Officers were not elected at the last meeting, because of the lack of attendance. They must be elected at this meeting to maintain the organization.

Parents of current and future players are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Carrie Hardsouk at (304) 374-0056, Debbie Morris at (304) 670-9952 or Kim Miller at (304) 394-5662.

Library to hold story hours

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be holding story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers at noon Monday.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free programs.

Colliers UM to hold Bible school

COLLIERS – The Colliers United Methodist Church will hold the 2013 vacation Bible school from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through June 21 at the church located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave./Harmon Creek Road, across from the Colliers Post Office.

Registration will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through June 21.

The theme is “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” A light dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., and children will participate in Bible stories, science experiments, games and songs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The children will present a program for parents June 23. The program is free. For information, call (304) 748-2989, (304) 527-2018 or (304) 527-2478.

Community church to hold Bible school

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights Community Church will hold its annual vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through June 21.

It will be open to both children and adults, and the theme is “Colossal Coasters: Facing Your Fears” for children and “Eight Things Christians Should Know” for adults. It will be conducted by Calvary Road Baptist Church of Chesapeake, Va.

The event will include lessons, crafts, activities and snacks. The Bible school will conclude with a hot dog picnic June 21.

Reading program registration open

WEIRTON – Registration for the Mary H. Weir Public Library’s summer reading program, “Dig into Reading,” will be taken through Tuesday.

Activities will include gem mining, exploring the sea, learning about plants and creating an art display.

The program will run Wednesday through Aug. 1. Those children 3- to 5-years-old will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, and those 6- to 8-years-old will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Those 9- to 11-years-old will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and those 12 and older will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Group size is limited, and those registering first will be given priority. Inquire at the circulation desk.

Community Briefs

Weirton Elks Lodge to hold

Flag Day service Saturday

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will be holding Flag Day services and a Father’s Day steak fry Saturday.

Flag Day services begin at 11 a.m. Saturday on the Millsop Community Center’s front lawn. Members, family and friends are invited to attend. The service will be followed with coffee and cake at the lodge. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the lodge, across the street from the community center.

The steak fry will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the lodge. The meal includes steak, baked potato, green beans, bread and butter and a dessert and costs $10. Call (304) 748-0565 for reservations.

Church to hold Bible school

WEIRTON – Marland Heights Community Church will hold its annual vacation Bible school for both children and adults from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 17-21 at the church located at 3900 Bright Way.

The children’s theme is “Colossal Coasters – Facing Your Fears” and the adult theme will be “Eight Things Christians Should Know.” It will include lessons, crafts, activities, music and snacks and conclude with a hot dog picnic June 21.

Calvary Road Baptist Church of Chesapeake, Va., will conduct the schools.

Class of 1959 to meet

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1959 will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. June 18 at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

All classmates are encouraged to attend.

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

Tennis program to begin

WEIRTON – Tennis Everyone, a six-week program, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays June 18-July 23 at Starvaggi Park.

Sandi Gajtka, Jeff Gajtka and Sue Wesie will direct. Players will learn fundamentals. The program will include growth of the middle school team, specific high school instruction, adult participation and parent/child sessions.

All ages are welcome.

Registration is Tuesday at the park.

For information, call (304) 723-8184.

Madonna to hold fundraiser

WEIRTON – Weirton Madonna High School will host a beer- and wine-tasting and live and silent auction at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Williams Country Club located at 1000 Williams Drive.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Live auction items include a top gun experience, master’s golf tournament packages, 2014 NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Tickets, NASCAR fan experience and 48th annual Country Music Awards and after-party package.

Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and six tasting tickets. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

The event benefits the Madonna Annual Fund.

McAllister named to dean’s list

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Abigail McAllister of Follansbee, was named to the Youngstown State University dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester.

She is majoring in fashion and interior.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.4 or better and take a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit.

Community Briefs

Brooke County Democratic

Women changing meeting time

WELLSBURG – Brooke County Democratic Women have changed their meeting night to Wednesday due to the West Virginia Democratic Women hosting the National Democratic Women’s annual meeting Wednesday through Sunday in Charleston.

This year a new national president will be elected with West Virginia’s Carye Blaney the top nominee for the office.

Club membership remains open for the 2013-14 year to any Democratic women 18 or older.

‘Faith, Flag, Freedoms’ rally scheduled

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Eastern Ohio Concerned Citizens, Steubenville for Liberty and American Patriot Council Washington/Jefferson/Hancock Chapter will host a rally, “Defending Our Faith, Flag and Freedoms,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Treasure Island Flea Market.

Featured speakers include Dr. Anton Salinski, Toni Blake, Eric Jack, Lynne Modranski, the Rev. Hombre Liggett and Dave Daubenmire. Modranski will provide music.

Hypnotist to perform

WEIRTON – Hypnotist Jason Christopher will perform his hypnotism and comedy show at 8 p.m. June 28 at the Weirton Moose Lodge 688 located at 3963-67 Main St.

Only those who volunteer will become part of the show.

“We never force anyone to volunteer,” said Christopher.

A limited number of tickets are available at $10 each. To purchase tickets, visit the lodge after 3 p.m. or call (304) 748-4707.

The show benefits the lodge and Moose Charities.

Friends of Madonna to hold picnic

WEIRTON – The Friends of Madonna picnic will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Madonna High School grounds located at 150 Michael Way.

Concessions open at noon; local dance studios will perform from noon to 4 p.m.; games, including Principal Steve Grasser’s dunk booth, will be available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Disc Jockey Eric Hilty will entertain from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; over/under will be available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the Joseph Sisters will perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and the drawing will be held at 9 p.m.

For information, contact Director of Advancement Jennifer Parker at (304) 723-0545 or jparker@weirtonmadonna.org.

Seniors travel to Amish country

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – Burgettstown Senior Travel will host a trip to Lancaster County’s Amish communities Aug. 21-22.

The trip includes trips to Hershey Farm, Rockvale Square Outlets and Kitchen Kettle Village and performance of “Noah: The Musical” at Sight and Sound Ministries Millennium Theatre.

For information, contact Joan Roman at (724) 947-4396.

Finton, Marsh named to dean’s list

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Meghan Finton and Harley Marsh, both of Weirton, have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at the University of Mount Union.

To be eligible for Dean’s List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no grade below a B.

Community Briefs

Brooke County Public Service District to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Service District will change their meeting to noon Wednesday at the offices located at 711 Charles St.

Church holding Bible school

WEIRTON – Mercy Baptist Church will hold a vacation Bible school, “Investigation Destination: Follow Clues to the King of Kings” from 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21.

It is open to children aged 3 through seventh grade. Activities include crafts and games. Snacks will be available.

Medi Home to hold free fittings

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – Medi Home Care will hold free diabetic shoe fittings from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at their offices at 105 Main St.

To set up an appointment, call (740) 266-3974.

Class of 1973 seeks classmates

WEIRTON – The Madonna High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th class reunion at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Knights of Columbus gallery.

Those planning the reunion are looking for the following classmates: Patricia Boni DiLustro, Ted DeFelice, Pamela Murray Glasure, William Vitarelli and William Wallace.

Those who have information on their whereabouts are asked to call (304) 748-2058.

Free reading instruction offered

WEIRTON – The churches of the Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries will be offering a free summer program aimed at helping children in second through fourth grades with difficulties reading.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13-17 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive through an initiative begun by the West Virginia Episcopal Diocese.

Titled “Roaring into Reading,” the program will have a jungle theme, with activities geared toward each age group.

Parents or guardians interested in enrolling their children are asked to call Raelynn Kosarik at (724) 947-4230 by June 20.

USS?Long Beach holding reunion

BOISE, Ind. – The USS Long Beach Association will hold a reunion Sept. 9-15 at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center located at 3300 S. Yale Ave.

To make a reservation, call (855) 611-1999 by Aug. 9 and request the USS Long Beach Reunion rate of $89 per night with taxes included.

For information, call President Don Shade at (866) 352-2469 or (716) 569-2314 or Bob Nesbit at (864) 608-3080.

Community Briefs

Boys and girls tennis camp to

begin Monday at Starvaggi

WEIRTON – A tennis camp for boys and girls 7 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through June 14 at Starvaggi Park.

It will include fundamental instruction and skill games and drills. Sandi Gajtka and Sue Wesie are coordinating.

The cost is $60 per child. Each child must have a tennis racquet and two cans of tennis balls.

Registration forms are available at the Millsop Community Center or online at www.mcc-weir.tripod.com.

For information, call (304) 797-5721.

Tennis for Teens set for Tuesday

WEIRTON – Tennis for Teens will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Starvaggi Park.

It is open to teens aged 14 to 19 at all skill levels. Jeff Gajtka will coordinate the session. Registration is $12.

For information, call (304) 748-3680.

Shiloh hosting fun fest

WEIRTON – Shiloh Apostolic Church will host a free summer fun fest for adults and children from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Weirton Event Center.

The theme is “His Banner Over Me is Love – God is Love.” The event will include crafts, food, games, music and a message.

For information, (304) 797-7848.

Library holding registration

WEIRTON – Registration for the Mary H. Weir Public Library’s summer reading program, “Dig into Reading,” will be taken through June 18.

Activities will include gem mining, exploring the sea, learning about plants and creating an art display.

The program will run June 19-Aug. 1. Those children 3- to 5-years-old will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, and those 6- to 8-years-old will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Those 9- to 11-years-old will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and those 12 and older will meet from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Group size is limited, and those registering first will be given priority. Inquire at the circulation desk.

Fundraiser helps neighborhood center

WEIRTON – Bob Evans will hold a community fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 22 with 15 percent of sales from the Weirton, Highlands and Woodsdale restaurants going to Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Catholic Neighborhood Center.

It is available for both dine-in and carry-out, and a flyer must be presented at check out.

To obtain a flyer, call (304) 232-7157 or email pjreindel@ccwva.org.

Kiwanis holding chicken dinner

WELLSBURG – The Kiwanis Club of Wellsburg will hold a barbecue chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27 at the 12th Street Fire Station.

Meals include one-half chicken, baked potato, apple sauce, roll and dessert and are served in take-out containers. Meals are $8.

Moose to host hypnosis show

WEIRTON – Hypnotist Jason Christopher will perform a comedy hypnosis show at 8 p.m. June 28 at Weirton Moose Lodge 688 located at 3963-67 Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by visiting the lodge at 3 p.m. or calling (304) 748-4707l. The performance benefits the lodge and Moose Charities.

Coleman to hold basketball camp

WEIRTON – Coach Mel Coleman will host his 29th annual basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8-12 at the Mercy Baptist Church’s Bush Center located 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

It is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 18. It is the longest-running basketball camp in the Tri-State Area.

All campers receive a T-shirt, lunch and lessons from qualified staff and instructors.

For information, call (304) 748-1922.

Community Briefs

Morning Star Baptist Church

to hold Men and Women’s Day

WEIRTON – Morning Star Baptist Church will celebrate Men and Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Melvin G. Rippy and Macedonia Baptist Church of Wheeling.

A dinner will be held before the program and immediately following the church’s 11 a.m. service.

The Rev. Willie Nevels is pastor of Morning Star Baptist Church, and Evelyn Woods is chairman of the program.

Father’s Day craft offered

WELLSBURG – Children are invited to stop by the Brooke County Public Library any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and create a Father’s Day craft for their dads.

Supplies are limited.

Prayer to be discussed

WELLSBURG – The effectiveness of prayer will be explored at the Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno’s on the River.

The program will include a filmed interview with former golf pro Wally Armstrong, who found an unusual way to make his prayers more meaningful.

Armstrong, who is also the author of “The Mulligan: A Parable of Second Chances,” said, “There’s a new level. I was a believer in prayer but I found there’s a big difference between believing something is true, and experiencing something is real.”

Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Lifetree Cafe is an informal group in which people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

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

SOAR to hold picnic

FOLLANSBEE – The Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees will hold their annual picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13 at the Follansbee Park.

Follansbee Mayor David Velegol will give the welcome, and the event will include guest speakers. It also will include refreshments and gifts.

Make a reservation by calling the Union Hall at (304) 748-8080 today.

Newcomers to meet

WHEELING – The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold its monthly meet at 10:30 a.m. June 13 at the Wheeling Country Club located at 906 Oglebay Drive.

It will feature a style show presented by Anna-Kay’s Unique Fashions of Steubenville, Ohio. Lunch is $15 per person.

Membership is open to all women new to the area.

Make a reservation by calling Marilyn Rabinowitz at (304) 243-0164 by Sunday.

Nazarene holding VBS

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Nazarene will hold a vacation Bible school, “Custom Garage” for children in pre-kindergarten through 12 years old from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 17-21 at the church’s Family Life Center located at state Route 8 and Washington School Road.

Church to hold Bible school

COLLIERS – Colliers United Methodist Church is holding a vacation Bible school, for ages 4 and up, June 17-21.

The theme is “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong For God.”

Activities will include Bible stories, science experiments, games and songs. The free program will begin each day at 5:30 p.m. with a light dinner served for participants and parents, and activities from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The children will present a program June 23, and all parents are welcome to attend.

The church is at 318 Pennsylvania Ave. (Harmon Creek Road) across from the Colliers Post Office.

For information, call (304) 748-2989, (304) 527-2081 or (304) 527-2478.

Marland Heights hosting VBS

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights Community Church will hold its annual vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 17-21.

It will be open to both children and adults, and the theme is “Colossal Coasters: Facing Your Fears” for children and “Eight Things Christians Should Know” for adults. It will be conducted by Calvary Road Baptist Church of Chesapeake, Va.

The event will include lessons, crafts, activities and snacks.

The Bible school will conclude with a hot dog picnic June 21.

Community Briefs

BOP?employees holding

breakfast every second Tuesday

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.

Our Lady selling pierogies

WHEELING – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church is selling fresh, homemade potato and cheese, potato and onion and meatless sauerkraut pierogies and cabbage rolls from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Place an order by calling (304) 232-1777.

Free concert scheduled

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Joseph Sisters will give a free concert at 6 p.m. June 22 at the New Cumberland Overlook located on River Avenue.

Those attending should bring a lawn chair. Concessions will be available.

The concert is presented by the Hancock County Arts Council, New Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department and Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Callas, Gilmore named to dean’s list

CLARION, Pa. – Michael Callas and Jared Gilmore, both of Burgettstown, Pa., were named to the dean’s list at Clarion University of Pennsylvania for the spring 2013 semester.

Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 for placement on the dean’s list.

Community Briefs

Weir High School Class of ’57

will hold monthly 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 host Eldurays

COLLIERS – The Country Friends will host the The Eldurays Saturday at 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 at 6 p.m. For information, visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com or call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270.

Rabies clinic announced

WEIRTON – The Hancock County Dog Warden will hold the annual rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 15 at the Weirton City Building parking lot located on Cove Road.

Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a pet carrier.

West Virginia law requires dogs six months and older be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. Failure to properly vaccinate a dog or cat against rabies can result in a fine up to $50 per animal, and failure to license a dog can result in a fine up to $100, in addition to court fees.

The cost is $6 for a rabies shot, $3 for a license, $10 for a kennel license and $10 for a vicious dog license. The clinic is sponsored by the Hancock County Commissioners, county dog warden, Hancock County Assessor’s Office, Hilltop Animal Hospital and Hancock County Animal Shelter.

To report an animal bite, call the Hancock County Health Department at (304) 564-3343; county dog warden at (304) 564-3311, extension 292; or the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 564-4100, (304) 387-4100 or (304) 797-8555.

Library holding blood drive

MCDONALD, Pa. – The Heritage Public Library will hold a Central Blood Bank drive and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 20 at the library located at 52 Fourth St.

To register to give blood, call (724) 926-8400 or (412) 209-7213 or visit the website at www.centralbloodbank.org.

Community yard sale announced

PARIS, Pa. – Devil’s Den Road residents will hold their annual miles-long community yard sales, beginning at 9 a.m. June 21-22.

June 23 is the rain date.

The event will include “buy one, get one” deals, desserts and refreshments, housewares, furniture, toys, baby items and toys.

Fair needs crafters

WEIRTON – The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold their 50th annual Peach Festival Aug. 10 at the church located at Three Springs and St. Thomas drives. Crafters are needed. Those interested may contact the church at (304) 723-4120; leave a message if no one is available.

Community Briefs

Lupus support group set to

meet for indoor picnic today

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -The Lupus Support Group will welcome Vanessa Palmer as its guest speaker during an indoor picnic from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center located at 905 Market St.

The meeting will include health and wellness discussion and Tai Chi games and prizes.

Walter and Pat Howard are project coordinators.

Himmelrick receives scholarship

WEIRTON – Taylor Himmelrick, the daughter of Danita Himmelrick and the late Martin Himmelrick of Weirton, received the Deana Steele Memorial Scholarship at the Madonna High School graduation May 19 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.

The $1,000 scholarship goes to a Madonna graduate who is pursuing education in a art-related field.

It was established by trustees Amy Alvaro of New York, Cassandra Nelson of Texas and Dan Spanovich of Pittsburgh in memorial of Deana Steele, a 1999 Madonna graduate.

Lester and Sharon Steele donated a Divine Mercy image to the high school in their daughter’s memory.

The Rev. Manny Gelido blessed the image at a Mass at the high school, and it is displayed in the school’s chapel.

Those wanting to make a donation toward the scholarship fund may contact Alvaro at amylalvaro@gmail.com.

Pine named to dean’s list

RANTHAM, Pa. – Weirton resident Reuben Pine was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester at Messiah College.

Pine is a junior majoring in health and exercise science. Dean’s list is earned by receiving a 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.