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Weirton woman celebrating

100th birthday today

WEIRTON – Minnie Lee Burks Thompson celebrates her 100th birthday today with a private, invitation-only party at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

She was one of eight children and the oldest daughter of Arthur and Ida Burks of Dooley Count, Ga. Her surviving sisters live in Florida and New Jersey.

She came to Weirton with her late husband, Louis Thompson Sr., in 1937. They were married for 51 years.

They had seven children, including Deanne Bonner of Georgia, Arthur “Dead-Eye” Thompson, Louis “Do-Eye” Thompson of Ohio, Earlene Jones and Rickey Thompson and the late Azzie M. Gregory and Viola Thompson. Burks has 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren. The family has held regular reunions for almost 40 years.

Burks has been a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church for 76 years and served as Missionary Board president and Ushers Board president and head cook.

She worked as a housekeeper and a homemaker.

“She settled on being a good wife, mother, friend, worker and listening to all who crossed her path,” said organizers. “Her wisdom was taught to all who love her.”

Friends and family may bring cards and gifts to this evening’s celebration.

Elks kick off football season

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will kick off the college football season from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the lodge located on Main Street.

The lodge will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and baked beans. The meal is all-you-can-eat for $5.

The lodge has five large-screen, high-definition televisions to watch five different games all at the same time and a smoke free dining room. There also will be a corn hole tournament. Cost is $5 per team.

Church Women United to meet

COLLIERS – The Church Women United Executive Board will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at Colliers United Methodist Church located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave.

Donna Durkin will be the devotion leader, and Gala Salatino will take up the Fellowship of the Least Coin collection.

President Karen Tate encourages all members to attend the fall meetings.

St. Nicholas holding garage sale

WEIRTON – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 at the church, located at 604 Colliers Way, across from Weirton Medical Center.

Refreshments will be available.

Mencer to perform locally

Evangelist and musician Sheldon Mencer will perform at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Marland Heights Community Church located at 3900 Bright Way, Weirton, and at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at First Baptist Church of Steubenville, 334 Cedar Ave., Steubenville.

Mencer has written several songs, including “Lead Me to the Rock,” “Mercy River” and “Only God Knows.”

Auxiliary holding jewelry sale

WEIRTON – The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a $5 Masquerade jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 in the hospital’s atrium.

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Library’s Kid’s Knitting Group

set to meet Wednesdays

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Library’s Kid’s Knitting Group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s River Room.

Youth in third grade or higher can learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell. Bring your yarn and needles or loom to start creating.

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

Church to sell lunches

WELLSBURG – Christ Episcopal Church will resume its monthly roast beef sandwich lunch sales from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the church located at 1014 Main St.

The cost is $6.50 for the lunches, which also include chips, beverage and a slice of mandarin orange sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are $4.50 each.

Delivery to businesses and shut-ins is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Auction to benefit CASA

WELLSBURG – A quarter auction will be held during the Brooke County Fair to benefit A Child’s Place Court-Appointed Special Advocate, a nonprofit group that trains volunteers to represent the rights of children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Brooke and Hancock counties.

Fairgoers are invited to stop by CASA’s booth at at Brooke Hills Park at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 and check out the assorted items up for bid in the auction, which will begin at 7 p.m.

For information, call (304) 737-4444.

Story hours set

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours at noon Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30 for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers.

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

Retirees to hear superintendent

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will hear from Brooke County Superintendent Kathy Kidder-Wilkerson at their Sept. 10 meeting.

All new and past retirees are invited to join the group, which meets for fellowship and programs of interest to them, said leaders.

The meeting will be at Franklin United Methodist Church, with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Lunch reservations should be made by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 no later than Tuesday.

The group has selected as its community service outreach backpack food programs Brooke County children and the Brooke County Animal Shelter.

Chatham holding memorial

PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Office of Student Affairs will hold a public memorial service at 4 p.m. Sept. 11 on the Shadyside Campus Quad to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The service will include a moment of silence, a speaker and the Chatham University Choir performing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” There will be 1,498 flags displayed, one for every two victims of the attack.

Connected Threads to meet

SLOVAN, Pa. – Connected Threads, a Burgettstown Presbyterian Church mission group, will meet for Bible study and to make afghans and other items for women in need from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 12, at the church located at 15 Nicholas St.

Beginners and advanced knitters are welcome. Basic knitting and crocheting will be taught to anyone who wants to learn. All yarn and supplies are provided at no cost.

The group will be working on slippers, afghans and items for the Washington Women’s Shelter.

To register, call (724) 947-5165 or (724) 947-3034.

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Weirton Area Port Authority

set to meet Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Port Authority will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 2971 West St., in the second floor meeting room.

Discussion items include committee reports, omnibus reporting, real estate, future fund and status update. For information, call (304) 907-7305.

Friends cancel Monday meeting

COLLIERS – Country Friends have canceled the Monday meeting at the Memorial Hall on Old Police Lodge Road because of the Labor Day holiday.

The regular schedule will resume after the holiday. While the Monday meeting will not be held, the Friday and Saturday ones will.

The doors open at 4 p.m. on Friday, the covered-dish meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic starts at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, Stone Street Station will entertain from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit countryfriendsfoundation. com.

Weirton Heights reunion set

FLORENCE, Pa. – Former Weirton Heights School pupils will hold a reunion at noon Saturday at Hanover Township Park located at 11 Municipal Drive, off Steubenville Pike. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and any photos of Weirton Heights or its students they may have.

Knights rescheduled meeting

WEIRTON – The Weirton Knights of Columbus has rescheduled the third degree meeting for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, because of the Labor Day holiday.

Church holding fall fest

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights Community Church will hold the annual fall fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the church ballfield located at 3900 Bright Way.

The event will include food and drink, games, face-painting and puppets. There also will be a vendor area, including Avon, Tastefully Simple, 31, Dove Chocolates, Origami Owl, Silpada Designs, homemade jewelry and jeweled cellphone cases. Vendors are still being accepted. Those interested may contact Joanne Redd at jredd125@comcast.net.

The church is holding a contest to name the ballfields, and those interested may search “Marland Heights Community Church” on Facebook, like the page and write the proposed name on the church’s Facebook wall. The winner will be announced at the fall fest. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. The event is free to the public.

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Stubbs to speak about CASA

at Lunch and Learn program

WEIRTON -Rhonda Stubbs, Child’s Place CASA executive director, will speak from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library’s activity room as part of the library’s Literacy and Lifelong Learning Program’s Lunch and Learn series.

Stubbs will discuss the court-appointed special advocate program, a volunteer-based service for Brooke and Hancock county children in the family court system. Lunch will be provided.

To make a reservation, call (304) 797-8510.

The library is located at 3442 Main St.

Public service district to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Service District will hold a project and construction meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the district office located at 711 Charles St.

Academy holding orientation

FLORENCE, Pa. – The Tri-State Christian Academy will hold an open orientation and registration from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school located on Steubenville Pike.

Parents of 3- and 4-year-olds are invited to attend. The school also is accepting 2-year-olds into its Romper Stomper program.

Kindergarten students are invited to a classroom visit with the teacher from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday. Kindergarten classes begin Sept. 3, and enrollment is limited.

For information, call the school at (724) 947-8722 or Pre-Kindergarten Director Patty Rhoades at (724) 729-3657.

Church holding yard sale

FLORENCE, Pa. – Harmon Creek Community Church held its last church service Aug. 11 and will be holding a church yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Kitchen equipment, crafts and vacation Bible school items will be available.

Man Camp to begin Friday

MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio – Man Camp 2013, a nondenominational Christian event, will be held from 5 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday at the GKL Sportsmen’s Association lower club grounds.

The cost for tent camping is $20 per person. A dinner will be held Aug. 31 with guest speaker Jason McLeod, “Facing the Giants” actor. The dinner costs $10 per person.

All males are invited to attend. To make a reservation, call Jim Westfall at (740) 457-3372 or visit www.facebook.com/mancampohio.

Ride to benefit memorial

WEIRTON – The first annual Brooke Hancock County Veterans Memorial bike ride will be held, beginning at noon, Sept. 14 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars located at 3435 Main St.

The last bike out is 1 p.m., and the last bike in is 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per rider and $10 per passenger. The event benefits the memorial and is sponsored by Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education.

Church holding festival

BRIDGEPORT, Ohio – St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a fall indoor/outdoor craft and food festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the church located at 56381 National Road, next to Wilson Funeral Home.

There will be more than 50 vendors, a Chinese auction with more than 30 items and a disc jockey playing light rock music. Vendors are still being accepted. For information, call (304) 280-4005.

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Seventh annual Ride for a

Cure set for Saturday

WELLSBURG -The Seventh Annual Ride for a Cure, a poker run to benefit the Brooke-Hancock American Cancer Society will begin and end Saturday at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall, formerly the Wellsburg Fire Hall.

Registration will be held from noon to 2 p.m., with the first bikes out at 2 p.m. and the bikes to return at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 for motorcyclists and $10 for each additional rider, which includes an end of run dinner with soft drinks and entertainment.

The dinner also is open to non-riders for $10.

For information, call Bill Riggs at (304) 374-1442, Dena Verner at 374-0084 or Sue Simonetti at (304) 737-2090.

Management club to meet

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

Members and former member are invited to attend. Dinner and social will be enjoyed.

Tennis league to begin

WEIRTON – A junior tennis league practice will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Starvaggi Park.

This is the program’s second year, and middle school-aged students from throughout the Ohio Valley are welcome to join. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Those attending should be dressed and ready to play. A program for younger players also will be available.

A brief parents’ organizational meeting will be held prior to the practice.

For information, call Sandi Gajtka at (304) 723-8184 or Sue Wesie at (304) 224-1892.

Pols to hold meeting on ACA

WASHINGTON, Pa. – 18th District Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, and Washington City Councilman Joe Manning will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Affordable Care Act at 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the city council chambers in City Hall located at 55 E. Maiden St.

“There are complex issues that will be facing business leaders, and I wanted to ensure they had enough information as possible so that they’ll be prepared to deal with this new law,” said Manning.

For information, contact Manning at (724) 263-8543.

School employees to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County School Employees will hold a meeting at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Franklin United Methodist Church located on Washington Pike.

All new and past retirees are invited to join the group. Those attending are encouraged to bring a colleague.

The year’s group community service outreach project is supporting the Brooke County Schools take-home food program and the Brooke County Animal Shelter.

Lunch will be served, and a business meeting will follow. Brooke County Schools Superintendent Kathy Kidder will be the guest speaker.

Make a reservation by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by Sept. 3.

Lesho receives scholarship

MILLINGTON, Md. – Allesandra J. Lesho, the daughter of Pavel T. Lesho, formerly of Weirton, and granddaughter of Edwin and Jackie Lesho of Weirton, received a First Slovak Catholic Ladies Association scholarship.

Lesho is a Kent County High School graduate.

She plans to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia and study biomedical engineering.

Entries sought for cutest baby

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a cutest baby contest during the Brooke County Fair.

There will be two age categories: under 12 months and 12 to 24 months, and children must not have reached their first birthday by Sept. 1 for the first category or second birthday by that date for the second category.

Participants must enter a large coffee can bearing a photo and name of the child no later than 8 p.m. Sept. 6, the first day of the fair. The can should have a lid with a slot for fairgoers to cast 25-cent votes and may be brought to the extension office at 840 Charles St. Sept. 5 or to the 4-H tent on the fairgrounds at Brooke Hills Park no later than 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

Fairgoers may cast one vote for a quarter or multiple votes for $1 or more. Trophies will be presented to the two winners at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 on the fairgrounds, but winners need not be present.

The $3 entry fee for participants and proceeds from the votes go to the Brooke County 4-H program.

Entry forms may be picked up at the extension office or online at www.brooke.ext.wvu.edu. For information, call (304) 737-3666.

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Marland Heights Community

Church to hold fall festival

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights Community Church will hold the annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church’s ballfield located at 3900 Bright Way.

The event will include food and drinks, games, face-painting and puppets. Several vendors will be on hand, including Avon, Tastefully Simple, 31, Dove Chocolates and Origami Owl. Any vendors interested in participating in the event should contact Joanne Redd at jredd125@comcast.net.

The church is asking the public to help name the ballfield and shelter. Name suggestions can be made on the church’s Facebook page by searching “Marland Heights Community Church.” The winning name will be announced at the festival.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be indoors. The event is free and open to the public.

Library holding preschool

AVELLA, Pa. – Avella Public Library, located at 11 School Court in the Avella Community Center, will sponsor a year-long preschool program this fall.

Classes for 2- and 3-year-olds not attending preschool will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mondays. Classes will include play, music, dance, learning and socialization. The cost is $45 per month. Classes for 3- and 4-year-olds will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $95 per month.

For information, contact the library at (724) 587-5688 or avellaeagles@gmail.com.

Shady Avenue Bridge closed

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Shady Avenue Bridge is closed for repair and will remain closed until Nov. 7.

The detour is Main Street to West Market Street; right on Plum Run Avenue, left on West Pittsburgh Street to the four-way stop sign, then right on Shady Avenue. Vehicles weighing no more than three tons may take Main Street to West Pittsburgh Street, cross the County Bridge and proceed to the four-way stop sign at Shady Avenue.

Zrinyi family holds reunion

TORONTO, Ohio – The 60th annual Zrinyi family picnic was held July 7 at Austin Lake Park, with 17 people, representing four generations of Ethel and Michael Zrinyi Sr.’s descendants from Ohio and West Virginia.

The event included swimming, games and viewing photo albums. Victor Zrinyi Sr., 89, was the oldest person in attendance, and Domanic Zrinyi, 4, the son of Victor Zrinyi III and Crystal Zrinyi of Carrollton, Ohio, was the youngest. The 2014 reunion will be held July 6 at Austin Lake.

Fort Vance seeks volunteers

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Fort Vance Historical Society is seeking volunteers to assist with the collection and organization of old newspaper articles.

The group is holding flex meetings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through November at the Burgettstown Community Library located at 2 Kerr St.

Volunteer hours are flexible. For information, call (724) 947-5441.

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New Cumberland Lions to hold

pulled pork dinner Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Lions Club will hold a pulled pork fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Swaney Memorial Library’s parking lot.

A pulled-pork dinner costs $6.50 and a sandwich alone is $5. Coleslaw topping is an additional 25 cents. One-half smoked chicken dinners also will be available for $7. A chicken alone is $5.50. Dinners include baked beans and either potato salad or coleslaw. Chickens are limited; advance ordering is recommended. Whole smoked pork butts will be available for $22 by advance order only.

To ensure receive a half chicken, alone or as part of a dinner, or to order a whole pork butt, make an advance order by calling Lion Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055 by 6 p.m. Thursday.

Churches sponsor health fair

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – A community health fair, sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Ann churches’ health ministry, will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McCashin Hall located at 1111 Main St.

The event will include free health screenings, including blood pressure, hearing and dental, and flu shots. It also will include prescription reviews and information on massage and physical therapy.

Vendors include Weirton Medical Center, FamCare, Rite Aid, Washington Health Systems, Natural Health and Wellness, Mental Health with Pauline Amaismeier, Canonsburg Hospital, Cornerstone Care Dental, Rep. Jesse White, Nicki’s Magic Touch Massage and Aging Services of Washington County. Admission is free and parking is available. Snacks and giveaways will be available.

Society to hold memorial

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will host a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial service at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Jefferson Township Veterans Memorial located at Cedar Grove and Fire roads.

Diane Huggins will share tributes to victims who died during the terrorist attacks, and Emma Gragan will sing. Refreshments will be served at the White Church following the ceremony.

Park prepares

for bridge fest

PARIS, Pa. – The Hanover Park Board is preparing for the Hanover-McClurg Covered Bridge Festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at the Hanover Township Park, located on Old Steubenville Pike.

The Hanover site is one of 10 that are part of the Washington and Greene Counties Covered Bridge Festival.

Crafters, artisans and vendors are needed. For information, contact Patty Rhoades at (724) 729-3657.

Festival celebrates

Native Americans

AVELLA, Pa. – Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, will hold its American Indian Heritage weekend Sept. 28-29.

Visitors exploring Meadowcroft’s recreated Indian Village will encounter native artisans dressed like their ancestors as they demonstrate skills of everyday life.

Re-enactors also will be sharing Native American history and culture with visitors.

Visitors can also explore the interior of a wigwam, inspect recreated prehistoric artifacts, learn about American Indian agriculture, and try their hand using an atlatl, a prehistoric spear thrower.

On select dates throughout the 2013 season, visitors can enjoy exclusive Insider Tours with James M. Adovasio, who began archeological excavation of the Rockshelter in 1973.

Adovasio will present a lecture and lead a special tour on the site Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9.

For reservations, contact Frances Skariot at (724) 587-3412 or frskariot@heinzhistorycenter.org.

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Weir High School Class of 1951

to hold meeting Thursday

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

All classmates are welcome to attend.

Church to hold book talk, concert

PARIS, Pa. – Larry Neptune, “Conquer Your Disease” author and New Cumberland native, will discuss how his faith and family helped him beat cancer at Coffee With the Author at noon Friday at The Gathering Place Coffee House located at the Paris Presbyterian Church at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Neptune wrote “Conquer Your Disease” after his fight with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He will discuss his book, sell copies and do a book signing.

All proceeds from books purchased at the event will benefit The Gathering Place. The event is free, and coffee will be served.

The church also will host “Music on the Deck,” featuring the Jimmy Z Trio, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Gathering Place.

Jim Zalenka will perform music from the Great American Songbook, including songs written by Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, in swing style.

The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.

For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450.

A.D. White Society to host lecture

AVELLA, Pa. – The A.D. White Research Society will hold the annual Anthony Valenti Memorial Cultural Lecture and reservation dinner at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Church Hall.

Wildlife artist Frank Hnat of Hickory will be the guest speaker. A tribute also will be paid to Valenti’s memory and his work with the society.

Meals will cost $13 each, and those attending may send a check to St. Michael’s Church, 95 Highland Ave., Avella, PA 15312. Those making reservations are asked to note whether they want a stuffed chicken breast or Salisbury steak.

For information, call (724) 249-4142.

Country Friends to hold dance

COLLIERS – The 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 starts 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, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Sheriff holding town hall meeting

NEW MANCHESTER – Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the New Manchester Volunteer Fire Department Hall, located at Main Street and Veterans Boulevard.

The public is invited to attend and ask questions, voice concerns and hear what Fletcher is doing to improve law enforcement in Hancock County.

Preschool holding registration

WEIRTON – Marland Heights Preschool is now accepting registration for 3- and 4-year-old classes.

Orientation will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 24, and classes begin Sept. 4. Space is limited. Call (304) 748-4897 or (304) 914-6676.

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Healthy heart class to be held

Wednesday at senior center

FOLLANSBEE – Pharmacist Beth Ann Fink of Follansbee Pharmacy will hold a healthy heart class at noon Wednesday at the Brooke Senior Center located on Main Street.

Anyone affected by heart disease is welcome to attend. To register for the class, call the pharmacy at (304) 527-1004.

Church to hold family fun day

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Oakland Free Methodist Church will hold a back to school family fun day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the facility located at 1551 Etruria St.

The event includes food, games, clowns, balloon animals, face-painting, science experiments, sidewalk chalk art contests, music and an old-fashioned cake walk.

Door prizes, including two new children’s bicycles, will be awarded.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call the church office at (330) 385-3504.

Society to hold cultural lecture

AVELLA, Pa. – The A.D. White Research Society will hold the annual Anthony Valenti Memorial Cultural Lecture and reservation dinner at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at St. Michael’s Church Hall.

Wildlife artist Frank Hnat of Hickory will be the guest speaker.

A tribute also will be paid to Valenti’s memory and his work with the society.

Meals will cost $13 each, and those attending may send a check to St. Michael’s Church, 95 Highland Ave., Avella, PA 15312. Those making reservations are asked to note whether they want a stuffed chicken breast or Salisbury steak.

For information, call (724) 249-4142.

Community health fair scheduled

BURGETTSTOWN – A community health fair, sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Ann churches’ health ministry, will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at McCashin Hall located at 1111 Main St.

The event will include free health screenings, including blood pressure, hearing and dental, and flu shots. It also will include prescription reviews and information on massage and physical therapy.

Vendors include Weirton Medical Center, FamCare, Rite Aid, Washington Health Systems, Natural Health and Wellness, Mental Health with Pauline Amaismeier, Canonsburg Hospital, Cornerstone Care Dental, Rep. Jesse White, Nicki’s Magic Touch Massage and Aging Services of Washington County.

Admission is free and parking is available. Snacks and giveaways will be available.

Society holding memorial

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold a memorial to honor the victims and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Jefferson Township War Memorial located at Cedar Grove and Fire roads.

Diane Huggins will give tributes to terrorists attack victims, and Emma Gragan will sing.

A social with refreshments will be held immediately afterward in the White Church.

Class of 1964 seeks classmates

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1964 is seeking contact information for classmates.

Those classmates include John Allen, Jacque Ankrom Frankoski, Nanci Butler, Virginia Cox Boyer, George Collins, Richard Ingram, James Miller, Rebecca Ohl, Donald Rhodes, Elizabeth Roberts Engel, Ruby Shaffer, Barbara Wilson and Donna Ziarko.

Anyone who has contact information for any of these classmates is asked to contact Susan Spencer-Smith at hoopiegirl@comcast.net.

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Sacred Heart of Mary Church

to hold rummage sale today

WEIRTON – The Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday.

The event will include a 50/50 drawing, a drawing for Pittsburgh Pirates tickets and food and drinks.

Our Lady holding festival

WHEELING – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold its summer festival from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today and Saturday at the church located at 4136 Jacob St.

A disc jockey will provide music, and the event will include bingo, games of chance and children’s games. There will be a 50/50 drawing, $100 Best Buy card drawing and $200 Kroger card drawing. Food will include baked goods, cabbage and noodles, pierogies, kielbasa, cabbage rolls, hot sausage, funnel cakes and pizza.

All are welcome.

Immunization hours extended

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Health Department is offering extended immunization hours from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the health department located at 100 N. Court St., directly behind the courthouse.

No appointment is necessary.

The health department participates in the Vaccine for Children program. If a child is enrolled in Medicaid, uninsured or under-insured, they qualify for free immunizations. The health department also offers immunizations on a sliding fee scale.

Incoming seventh- and 12th-grade students are required to have proof of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and meningococcal disease under state law. These vaccines are available at the health department.

For information, call (304) 564-3343.

Biographic film to be shown

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film “42”, the story of baseball great Jackie Robinson, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Crocheting group to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library’s Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is for adults of all crocheting levels, from beginners through experts. Bring your own supplies and projects. If you need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct you.

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

Farmers markets continue

The Brooke County Farmers Markets are continuing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday, with a variety of locally grown produce, baked goods and crafts for sale.

The markets are held on alternating weeks in front of the Unity Apartments on state Route 2 at the north end of Wellsburg and Ray Stoaks Plaza by the Follansbee Municipal Building, also on Route 2.

The next market will be held Wednesday in Follansbee, and the following one, on Aug. 28, will be held in Wellsburg.

A farmers market also will be held in Bethany from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31.

Women’s health clinic set

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Health Department bi-monthly women’s health and wellness clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the health department, located at 100 N. Court St., directly behind the courthouse.

Kolleen Dayton, nurse practitioner will be available and the following screening services will be offered: pap tests, pelvic and breast exams, limited sexually transmitted disease testing and family planning consulting.

Parental consent is not required.

For information or to make an appointment, call (304) 564-3343.

Republican Committee to hold meeting

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Republican Executive Committee will hold the monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Brooke County Library located at 10th and Main streets.

All interested Republicans and conservatives are welcome to attend.

Society seeks volunteers

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Fort Vance Historical Society is seeking volunteers to assist with the collection and organization of old newspaper articles.

The group is holding flex meetings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through November at the Burgettstown Community Library located at 2 Kerr St. Volunteer hours are flexible. For information, call (724) 947-5441.

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Greater Weirton Area Senior

Center to hold dance today

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold its third Thursday dance today.

The dance will feature the Not Half Bad Band. Doors open at 5 p.m. The cover charge is $5.

Country Friends to host Eldurays

COLLIERS – The 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. and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

A covered-dish dinner and open mic night is held 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) 797-1270 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Elks Lodge to hold pasta dinner

WEIRTON – The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold its monthly pasta dinner for members and guests from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The dinner includes salad, pasta, 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.

Class of 1959 set to meet

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

All classmates are invited to attend.

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

Church to hold cabbage roll dinner

WEIRTON – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a cabbage roll dinner and bake sale from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

The meal includes a cabbage roll, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dessert. The cost is $8.

For information or take-out orders, call the church at (304) 723-9746.

Reunion set for Sept. 1

NEW MANCHESTER – The annual Crago-Reed reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Tomlinson Run State Park lower shelter.

Dinner is a covered-dish meal. Those attending are asked to bring an item for the auction.

Kroger reunion scheduled

WEIRTON – There will be reunion for those Kroger employees who retired in the 1970s Sept. 15 at Undo’s.

Those interested should call Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

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Weirton senior center set

to hold dance Thursday

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold its third Thursday dance Thursday.

The dance will feature the Not Half Bad Band. Doors open at 5 p.m. The cover charge is $5.

Paris church holding retreat

PARIS, Pa. – The Paris Presbyterian Church will hold a “Take It Outside” all-church family retreat from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the church located on Steubenville Pike.

Led By Mercy will lead the closing worship service at 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Tammy Cain and church youth will lead the 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Aug. 18 services.

Society looks at Whiskey Rebellion

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will host Clay Kilgore, who will present “Digging for the Whiskey Rebellion” at the 10 a.m. Aug. 17 meeting at the White Church located at 12 Fire Road, across from the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Kilgore, Washington County Historical Society director, will speak about two Whiskey Rebellion sites, the John Holcroft and Judge John Lobinger homes, which were visited by the National Geographic “Diggers” cast, searching for Whiskey Rebellion artifacts.

Kilgore also will discuss the rebellion, the artifacts found and show clips from the show.

The public is welcome to attend.

Car cruise set for Aug. 18

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Ohio Valley Home Health Services Inc. will hold the fourth annual car show and family fun day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the facility located at 15679 state Route 170.

Registration for the car cruise will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is $5, and the first 75 cars will receive a free dash plaque. Trophies will be awarded in 15 categories. The event will include a disc jockey, children’s games and prizes, drawings, a 50/50 drawing, a bake sale and a concession stand. Home Health Services will offer a free blood pressure clinic, and children will be able to tour and explore ambulances.

Proceeds fund in-home charity care for Ohio Valley residents. Bill Tice Services/BTAS Properties is a sponsor.

For information, call (330) 385-2333 or (800) 428-3434.

Corn festival scheduled

WEIRTON – The seventh annual corn festival will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Christ United Methodist Church located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton Heights.

Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Food includes fresh-picked corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage.

The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and free for children under 5.

Lions holding fundraiser

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Lions Club will hold a pulled pork fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Swaney Memorial Library parking lot.

A pulled pork dinner costs $6.50 and a sandwich alone costs $5. Coleslaw topping on the sandwich is an additional 25 cents. One-half smoked chicken dinners are available for $7, and a chicken only is $5.50. Both dinners include baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw.

Chickens are limited; advance ordering is recommended.

Whole smoked pork butts will be available for $22 by advance order only. To ensure receiving a chicken or to order a pork butt, call Lion Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055 by 6 p.m. Aug. 20.

Class of 1948 to hold reunion

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1948 will hold their 65th class reunion Sept. 14 at Gio’s Restaurant located on Pennsylvania Ave.

All those classmates and friends wanting to attend should send $35 to Lois Merenda, 7029 Berringer Court, Coraopolis, Pa., 15108 by Thursday. This will likely be the last class reunion, due to age and declining attendance.

For information, call Merenda at (540) 539-1710.

St. Paul holding registration

WEIRTON – St. Paul School’s pre-3 preschool program is accepting registration for the afternoon class.

Classes will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the school located at 140 Walnut St. Enrollment is limited; a $35 nonrefundable fee is due at the time of registration.

For information, contact the school office from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at (304) 748-5225.

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Jimmy Z Trio returns for

‘Music on the Deck’ show

PARIS, Pa. – The Paris Presbyterian Church will host “Music on the Deck,” featuring the Jimmy Z Trio, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Jim Zalenka will perform music from the Great American Songbook, including songs written by Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, in swing style.

The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450.

Red Cross holding blood drive today

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse located on state Route 18.

The American Red Cross has had difficulties in signing up blood donors and in an emergency appeal situation for blood and blood products.

Serbian Men holding chicken blast

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 $7. 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.

Senior Center holding card party

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold a “King and Queen” card party at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the center located on Main St.

Society hosting memorial service

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will host a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial service at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Jefferson Township Veterans Memorial located at Cedar Grove and Fire roads.

Diane Huggins will share tributes to victims who died during the terrorist attacks, and Emma Gragan will sing.

Refreshments will be served at the White Church following the ceremony.

Community yard sale set for Sept. 14

MIDWAY, Pa. -The annual Midway community yard sale will be held Sept. 14.

The yearly event has become a destination for yard and garage sale bargain-hunters, drawing crowds from the Tri-State area and beyond.

The sale also is a fundraiser for the community. Residents wishing to have a garage sale on that day can register their sale with the borough office by paying a $10 fee to put their address on a map guiding guests through the community.

Those interested can visit the borough office at 304 Noblestown Road, Suite 10, or call (724) 796-8700, extension 1. The deadline to register is Sept. 9.

Nifty Needles meet

WEIRTON – The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Sewing Group of the American Sewing guild met at the First Christian Church located on Main Street.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed members and three guests. Eight were in attendance.

Those attending the Monroeville Sewing Expo Aug. 22-24 discussed final plans. It was announced an art, crafts and lifestyle show will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Mall at Robinson and Oct. 10-12 at the Monroeville Mall.

Dolly Grossman presented a program on yo-yo fabric flowers coin purses. Each member and guest received a kit.

Middy Freese won the door prize.

Sanders will present the program at the 7 p.m. Sept. 4 meeting at the church.

Those interested in attending can call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Library receives grant

BURGETTSTOWN – The Burgettstown Community Library received a $15,000 grant from the Remmel Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee.

The grant enables the Burgettstown Community Library and the Fort Vance Historical Society to make the society’s historical relics and archival materials available to the public in a room provided by the library exclusively for the use of the society.

The Fort Vance Historical Society has been housed in the library since its inception in 1969; however, its holdings were not available to the public. With the grant funding and assistance of community volunteers and students from the Burgettstown Area School District, the historical materials will be made available for historical research of the area and for genealogical research.

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Sundowners 4-H to hold open

horse show Sunday

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club will hold its last open horse show of the season Sunday at the 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road.

The show begins at 10 a.m. with five 10-years-old-and-under classes, including walk-trot, thread-the-needle, egg-and-spoon, cloverleaf barrels and leadline. All 10-and-under classes will be awarded a first-place trophy and ribbons up to five places.

Open performance classes begin at noon. They include thread-the-needle, down-and-back, straight barrels, pole-bending, cloverleaf barrels and stakebend. The classes will be divided into age divisions, including 12-and-under, 13-17, and 18-and-over. All classes with eight or more entries will have a cash payback. There also are three added-money classes, which include $50-added barrels, $50-added poles and $25-added stakebend. Champion and reserve will be awarded for all three age categories at the show’s conclusion. Contestants must be registered to be considered for champion and reserve awards.

Concessions are available. In the event of extreme inclement weather, call (304) 564-3747 after 8 p.m. the evening prior to the show to check for possible cancellation. For information or showbills, call Tara Allison at (304) 564-3747.

Car cruise scheduled for Saturday

NEW MANCHESTER – A car cruise, featuring antique and classic automobiles, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tomlinson Run State Park swimming pool parking lot located on state Route 8, Veteran’s Boulevard.

The event will include music, and the first 25 cars will receive a dash plaque. There also will be prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation will have food available.

For information, call (304) 564-3651.

Mended Hearts to meet Monday

WHEELING – The Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 3280 of the Mended Hearts Inc. will hold the annual heart survivors picnic at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ohio Valley Medical Center’s Conference Room B.

All area heart survivors will be acknowledged. All area heart survivors and their loved ones are invited to attend. The cost is $9 per meal.

Dr. Raymond Hinerman, a ear, nose and throat specialist, will speak about sinusplasty.

For information or reservations, call (304) 280-5221 or (304) 242-6444.

Writers group to meet

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County Schiappa Branch’s meeting room located on Mall Drive.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend.

For information, call (740) 424-1243 or visit www.karinagarrison.blogspot.com.

Shiloh holding

outreach services

WEIRTON – The Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly will hold outreach services from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Overbrook Towers located on Cove Road and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Freedom Place I located on Main Street.

Residents are invited to participate in the service, which will include songs, testimonies and a message from the Rev. D.W. Cummings.

Following the service, watermelon and ice cream will be served.

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Health Department offering

women’s health clinic

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Health Department will hold its bi-monthly women’s health and wellness clinic form 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the health department located at 100 N. Court St., directly behind the county courthouse.

Nurse practitioner Kolleen Dayton will be available. The following screening services will be offered: pap tests, pelvic and breast exams, limited sexually transmitted disease testing and family planning consulting. Parental consent is not required.

For information and appointments, call (304) 564-3343.

Harmony Brothers to perform

PARIS – The Harmony Brothers will be the featured performers for the “Music on the Deck,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop at the Paris Presbyterian Church located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Jim Kell, Jim Brandolino and Lou Ralich will perform gospel music and oldies. There will be free refreshments.

Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move indoors into the coffee shop.

For information, call (724) 729-3450.

Class of 1955 holding reunion

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1955 is accepting reservations for the 58th class through Sunday.

The reunion will be held Aug. 24 at the Weirton Knights of Columbus. Pictures will be taken at 5 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

To make a reservation, call Toot Horstman at (304) 723-0378 or mail her at 128 Victor St., Weirton, WV 26062.

Cheerleading try-outs set

WEIRTON – Weir Middle School cheering try-outs will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the school gymnasium.

Those trying out must have a physical. The form is available to the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission website at wvssac.org. Those trying out must have at least at 2.0 grade point average.

Shiloh holding Bible school

WEIRTON – The Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly will hold a vacation Bible school with the theme “The Joy of the Lord” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wylie Terrace playground off Cove Road and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church located on Weir Avenue.

The Bible school will include Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks. All are invited.

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Free health and wellness fair will be held on Wednesday

WEIRTON – A health and wellness fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Serbian American Cultural Center located on Colliers Way.

Many health screenings will be free of charge, including kidney function, A1C, blood pressure, glucose, bone density, cholesterol, oxygen level and sleep apnes screen. An optional $40 blood panel is offered, as well as $5 EKG and $5 fetal ultrasound.

The fair will also feature a blood drive, refreshments, door prizes, physician interaction as well as children’s finger printing. Admission is free.

Council showing film at EGCC

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Steubenville for Liberty and American Patriot Council will host a showing of “The Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eastern Gateway Community College Lecture Hall.

The film explores amnesty for undocumented immigrants.

Men of Destiny set to meet

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Men of Destiny at the House of Faith located at 1913 Estelle Ave. will meet at the church at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The nondenominational group is open to all men.

“Come and see how we can better our relationship with Christ, witness to others, help our neighbors, improve our community and build bonds of friendship with men inside and outside of our church with Christian fellowship,” said Ron Boyuk, president.

For information, call (740) 264-5070.

Country Friends hosting Eldurays

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

The doors opened 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.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love though music. All proceeds go to charity.

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

Church Women United to meet

WEIRTON – The Church Women United will meet at noon Monday at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park.

For reservations, call Lynn Bish at (304) 797-9785.

Brooke Service District to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Service District will hold a general business meeting at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 14 at the district office located at 711 Charles St.

Lions holding fundraiser

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Lions Club will hold a pulled pork fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Swaney Memorial Library parking lot.

A pulled pork dinner costs $6.50 and a sandwich alone costs $5. Coleslaw topping on the sandwich is an additional 25 cents. One-half smoked chicken dinners are available for $7, and a chicken only is $5.50. Both dinners include baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw.

Chickens are limited; advance ordering is recommended.

Whole smoked pork butts will be available for $22 by advance order only. To ensure receiving a chicken or to order a pork butt, call Lion Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055 by 6 p.m. Aug. 20.

St. Paul holding registration

WEIRTON – St. Paul School’s pre-3 preschool program is accepting registration for the afternoon class.

Classes will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the school located at 140 Walnut St. Enrollment is limited; a $35 nonrefundable fee is due at the time of registration.

For information, contact the school office from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at (304) 748-5225.

Spencer family holds reunion

TORONTO, Ohio – The Spencer family reunion was held July 13 at Austin Lake Park, with 65 descendants of Clifford and Luella Spencer in attendance.

Adria Spencer won the guessing game; Charles E. Spencer and Helen Williamson were the oldest members in attendance; Landen Spencer was the youngest member in attendance; and Bob and Doris Carey traveled the farthest.

The next reunion will be held July 12.

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Weirton Area Museum holding

ribbon-cutting Wednesday

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has announced upcoming event.

They include:

2:30 Wednesday, museum facade ribbon cutting at the museum located at 3149 Main St.

Aug. 10, “Rediscover Holliday’s Cove” at the Weirton Event Center located on Cove Road.

Sept. 10, “Rediscovering Holliday’s Cove” documentary premiere at the museum. This is a tentative date.

6 p.m. Oct. 8, “The Wheeling Conventions” at the museum. David T. Javersak will give the presentation as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council’s Sesquicentennial speaking tour.

Oct. 19, fifth annual Robert Haworth Memorial Art Exhibition at the museum.

St. Nicholas to hold luncheon

WEIRTON – St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a “Just Salads” lunch and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

The meal includes a fruit, broccoli, bean, tossed and assorted jello salads. The cost is $2 each or three for $5. For take-out orders, call (304) 723-9746.

The church also will be holding a continuous frozen pierogi sale, beginning Thursday. For information, call (304) 527-1319.

Upcoming luncheons include:

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 22, cabbage roll dinner; and

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12, soup and sandwich lunch.

Harmony Brothers to perform

PARIS, Pa. – The Harmony Brothers will be the featured performers for the “Music on the Deck,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at The Gathering Place Coffee Shop at the Paris Presbyterian Church located at 127 Steubenville Pike.

Jim Kell, Jim Brandolino and Lou Ralich will perform gospel music and oldies. There will be free refreshments.

Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move indoors into coffee shop.

For information, call (724) 729-3450.

Church holding Bible school

WEIRTON – The Colliers Way Church of Christ will hold a one-day vacation Bible school from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 612 Colliers Way, across from Weirton Medical Center.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., and a family picnic will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The theme is “Hayday: Growing in Friendship With Jesus,” and classes will be available for infants through adults. The event will include stories, crafts, games and snacks.

Area families are invited to attend and there is no charge.

For information or to enroll, call the church office at (304) 723-5220.

Writers society set to meet

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County Schiappa Branch’s meeting room located on Mall Drive.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend.

For information, call (740) 424-1243 or visit www.karinagarrison.blogspot.com.

Club to hold murder mystery dinner

WEIRTON – The Weirton Woman’s Club, a Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, will hold a murder mystery dinner fundraiser Oct. 5 at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

Mystery Theatre Unlimited will present “The Calamityville Horror,” an interactive musical comedy starring Bert Furioli, Butch Maxwell, Michael Moran, Shannan Noe and Ryan Sears. Horror and hilarity ensure when a haunted house is inherited.

Tickets are $30 per person, and no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase a ticket, call Barbara Raynolds at (304) 723-9772.

Rockefeller to be honored at dinner

CHARLESTON – Fifty years ago, Jay Rockefeller arrived in West Virginia as a young VISTA volunteer. He went on to become a member of the state House of Delegates, Secretary of State, president of a university, governor of West Virginia and a U.S. Senator.

The West Virginia Democratic Party’s Jefferson/Jackson Dinner will be dedicated to Rockefeller, who is stepping down from the Senate in January.

Larry Puccio, the party’s chairman, added a special keynote speaker will be announced in the near future. It will be held Oct. 12 at the Charleston Civic Center.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Puccio at (304) 342-8121.

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Brooke County Public Library

ends program with party

WELLSBURG – All children who participated in the Brooke County Public Library and Follansbee Branch Library Summer Reading Program are invited to a party at the Brooke County Library.

Participants in grades 5-8 are invited to a pizza and game party at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Participants in preschool through fourth grade are invited to another party at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9.

To gain admission, children must turn in their reading logs to either library by Monday and will receive their tickets then. Due to limited space, only children and guardians who have registered, by calling (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860, will be admitted.

D’Urzo named to dean’s list

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Toni D’Urzo of Burgettstown has been named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at Geneva College.

Dean’s list status is awarded to students who earn a 3.6 grade point average or better. D’Urzo is a Senior Elementary Education major.

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Mary H. Weir Public Library

to host puppet show Saturday

WEIRTON – The Stevens Puppets will present “Beauty and the Beast” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located at 3442 Main St.

The company has 80 years of experience in performing. The performance is free of charge, suitable for all ages and sponsored by the library.

Story hours set

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers at noon Monday and Aug. 12 and 19.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack.

Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free programs.

Children’s knitting group to meet

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library’s Kid’s Knitting Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the River Room.

Children in third grade or higher can learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell. Bring your yarn and needles or loom to start creating.

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