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Library details various programs

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following upcoming programs:

Register now for Tot Time at the main library and at the Schiappa branch. The main library will have it on Monday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Call the main library at (740) 282-9782 to register. The Schiappa branch offers three sessions. Choose one session to attend: Feb. 10, 17, 24, and March 3 at 6 p.m.; Feb. 11, 18, 25, and March 4 at 10 a.m.; Feb. 12, 19, 26, and March 5 at 11 a.m. Register at the Schiappa branch by calling (740) 264-6166.

Tot Time is for caregiver and children ages 2 and 3. Books, songs and fingerplays are offered.

Gaming for kids is on Feb. 5 any time from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Wii and other popular games can be played.

Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to 3) will be held at the Schiappa branch on Feb. 6 and 11 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Choose one time to attend on either or both days. Play and Learn encourages children to love the library from a young age.

There will be a family movie at the Tiltonsville branch on Feb. 8 at noon.

Story time (children ages 4-6) will be held on Monday and Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tiltonsville branch and on Tuesday and Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brilliant branch. To register, call the Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163 and the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028.

Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) offers letter-learning toys for an hour-long play session. It will be held at the Adena branch on Monday at 11:15 a.m.; Toronto branch on Feb. 5 at noon; and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.

Cheap movie date for adults on Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Adena branch and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch is planned Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day early at the library. Bring a date. Register for the movie by calling the Adena branch at (740) 546-3782 and the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch at (740) 769-2090.

Country Friends to host Eldurays

Country Friends will host the Eldurays dance band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Hall. On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Guests can bring a covered dish if they so desire for the meal that begins 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) 797-1270 or (304) 527-3322. The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Screenings set for Feb. 10

Residents living in and around the Steubenville area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture as the Steubenville Parks & Recreation Department, Martin Luther King Jr. Center at 905 Market St., Steubenville, hosts a Life Line screening on Feb. 10.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease, according to a news release. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk also is offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

The news release notes:

— Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.

— Eighty percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.

— Preventive ultrasound screenings can help people avoid a stroke; and

— Screenings are “fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.”

Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit the website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

Association meeting rescheduled

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association has rescheduled its monthly meeting. It was to have been held Jan. 28 but now will be held Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m.

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TIMET retirees

to meet Tuesday

Retirees of TIMET in Toronto will have occasion to chat, reminisce and stay connected at the next get-together luncheon scheduled for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at CJ’s Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville.

It’s open to all TIMET retirees.

For information, contact Bob Olexia at (740) 535-0937.

Weirton Elks plan chili cook-off, pasta dinner

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold their second chili cook-off and pasta dinner on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, at the lodge located on Main Street, Weirton.

The cook-off will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Members or guests are invited to make their best chili and enter it into the cook-off. The cost to sample the chili and cast a vote for the winner is $4 for adults and $3 for children. Prizes will be awarded for the best chili.

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

Nominees sought for

Bethany awards

Nominees are being accepted for the Bethany College Alumnus of the Year Award.

The award was established by the president’s office to recognize outstanding loyalty and accomplishment for the college by alumni who also have attained excellence throughout their careers and in their service to others.

Letters of nomination should detail the nominee’s strengths and should be sent to: Office of the President, Bethany College, Old Main, Bethany, WV 26032.

The director of alumni and parent relations and president’s cabinet will serve as the screening committee for the award. The president will choose the recipient.

The Bethany College Alumni Association also is accepting nominations for its annual alumni awards. Recipients are selected by the internal affairs committee of the Bethany College Alumni Council from nomination forms submitted by alumni and friends of Bethany.

They will be honored at a banquet during Alumni Weekend festivities, May 2-4. For award categories and a nomination form, visit www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/alumni-awards. Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations no later than Feb. 10.

They can be sent by e-mail to alumni@bethanywv.edu, by fax to (304) 829-7223 or by mail to the Erickson Alumni Center, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032.

Toronto Sunrise Seniors have

first meeting of new year

The Toronto Sunrise Seniors held their first meeting of the new year on Jan. 10 at the Roosevelt Center where Floyd Crawford, Donna Olsen, Cathy Samuel and Gloria Howard were welcomed as guests.

Reports were given by Secretary Mary Lou Deku and Treasurer Rex Mossor.

Members were reminded that the final payment for the May 2-5 Washington, D.C., trip will be due no later than March 3. Questions can be directed to John Bodrog (740) 537-1611.

Committees are forming for the Mother’s Day-Father’s Day dinner and the July picnic. Those interested in assisting can call President Tim Gribben at (740) 537-1069.

Phyllis Smith and Floyd Crawford were 50-50 winners. Door prize winners were Donna Twyford and Kitty Roth.

Members played bingo and scat following the business meeting. Bingo winners were Sandy Lesnick, Judy Price, Donna Olsen, Beth Clark, Edna Riffle, Donna Twyford, Marilyn Campbell, Mary Lou Deku, Nancy Bodrog, Scherry Sine, Tim Gribben, Dorothy Pavelka, Evelyn Woodland, Janet Blaschak, Floyd Crawford, Bette Ann Parker and Judy Sabol. Scat winners were Helen Lindsay, Edna Riffle, John Bodrog, Nancy Bodrog and Donna Twyford.

Anyone 55 years and older and a resident of Ohio are welcome to join. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

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Foundation offers


The Wheeling-based Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley 2014 scholarship applications are now available online at www.cfov.org/scholarships/ and can be submitted until March 7.

Award recipients will be notified in May.

Competitive scholarships are primarily awarded to graduating high school seniors and range from approximately $250 to $5,000. In 2013, the foundation awarded more than $170,000 to more than 100 students through its scholarship program.

Scholarships are made possible by donors who established funds at the foundation. These funds are invested to grow over time and provide a permanent source of funding.

“With the cost of college tuition rising, these scholarships help to ensure that Ohio Valley students have an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams and seek a college education,” said Associate Director Vicki Smith. “With the help of our generous donors, we are pleased to offer hope for students.”

The scholarship program consists of more than 50 different scholarship opportunities established by individuals, families, businesses or organizations to assist Ohio Valley students.

Students are encouraged to review scholarship opportunities and apply for those which they are eligible. Many awards are restricted to students graduating from certain high schools; others to students pursuing particular fields of study or attending specific institutions.

RSVP to hold MLK project on Jan. 21

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program will hold a Martin Luther King Project from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Mary H. Weir Library.

Seniors will learn hidden costs involved with borrowing money.

To register, call the library at (304) 797-8510 or RSVP at (304) 527-3410.

Traubert receives special license

Michael Traubert of Wellsburg has received an expanded license from USA Boxing Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo., allowing him to serve as a coach, judge, time keeper and clerk through the Allegheny Mountain Boxing Association.

A lifelong boxing fan and former volunteer with the Brooke County Athletic Association Boxing Team, Traubert has been licensed through the AMBA since 1983. He has served as ring announcer for various area boxing events.

Blood drive set

in Burgettstown

A Central Blood Bank blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes, McCashin Hall, 1109 Main St., Burgettstown.

To make an appointment, contact Marianne Rogers by phone at (412) 722-4410 or by e-mail merrilgreen@hotmail.com.

Park accepting shelter rentals

Brooke Hills Park will accept shelter rentals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the park’s clubhouse.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. All rentals will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those whose rentals have been automatically renewed and who haven’t received their rental packet for 2014 should call the park as soon as possible at (304) 737-1236.

Crocheting group meets Wednesday

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

The group is for adults, beginners through experts. Bring supplies and projects. Assistance and/or instruction will be available as needed. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Library to show action film

The Brooke County Public Library will be showing “Fast and Furious 6,” at 5 p.m. Thursday. The PG-13-rated film stars Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

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Brooke Hills Park Shelter

signups being accepted

Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg will be conducting shelter signups Jan. 18 at the park’s clubhouse.

Doors will open at 9 a.m., with registration to begin at 10 a.m.

The cost for shelters ranges from $85 to $200, depending on size and availability of bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The park automatically reserves shelters for those who have made reservations for the same date for at least three consecutive years.

Those groups were required to make a deposit on their rental in December. If they didn’t, their dates became available.

The park has shelters available for weekends in May and June, among other dates. For information, call (304) 737-1236.

Jefferson County Veterans

Service Commission to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at 500 Market St., Suite 310, Steubenville.

All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.

Wheeling Civil Air Patrol

squadron plans open house

The Wheeling Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will host an open house beginning at noon on Saturday.

The squadron headquarters, which is located at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, will be the site for the open house, according to Todd Sherman, squadron commander, who said the entire community is welcome to attend and learn more about CAP.

Members of the squadron will be on hand to greet visitors and explain CAP’s missions for America. CAP was established Dec. 1, 1941, and the Wheeling squadron is celebrating Civil Air Patrol Week. The open house is part of the anniversary observance designed to create a greater awareness of CAP’s presence and contributions in the community.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 57,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 90 lives in fiscal year 2008.

Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.

The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 67 years.

For information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.

CCHS Class of 1964 has planning meeting Jan. 21

The planning committee for the 50-year reunion of Steubenville Catholic Central High School’s Class of 1964 to be celebrated on June 13-14 will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Lancelot’s Restaurant in Wintersville.

The Friday and Saturday activities will be discussed along with anything else members may desire.

Addresses for some classmates are still being sought. Anyone with information or questions can contact Pat Wells by phone at (740) 537-3982 or by e-mail to patricktwells@sbcglobal.net.

Reservations are being accepted.

Start the new year ‘write’ –

check out writers society

Start the new year “write,” encourage members of the Tri-State Writers Society, a group led by award-winning, local author Karen Majoris-Garrison.

The group will hold its first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Published and aspiring writers are welcome to attend.

For information, contact Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243 or Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507 or visit www.karinagarrison.blogspot.com.

Jewett VFD to host steak, ham loaf dinner Sunday

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a steak and ham loaf dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The meal also includes vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver

support group meetings set

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:

  • Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1506, Steubenville.
  • Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

The group meetings are free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer’s Association at (330) 650-0552 or (800) 272-3900.

Free amateur radio license classes being offered

The Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club will sponsor free amateur radio license classes at the Mary H. Weir Library in Weirton.

The classes will meet at noon on Saturdays beginning Feb. 1.

This class will prepare the students for the technician class (entry level) license exam, with the exam given at the end of the classes.

While the class is free, there are textbooks available for purchase from several sources. There also is free study material available for download online.

The license is good for 10 years and is renewable without taking another exam.

The technician class license permits “hams” to use very high frequency and ultra high frequency radios for local communications. These are similar to the radios used by police and fire departments, according to a news release.

“The technician license is the gateway to a lifetime of the worldwide enjoyment of amateur radio,” the news release notes.

“In addition to using the radios for fun, we also volunteer to provide emergency communications when called on by local agencies.”

Morse Code is no longer required for any amateur radio license.

For information, contact Les at (304) 723-1743.

Senior center planning

bake sale on Jan. 30

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30.

The center is located at 3425 Main St./state Route 2. It welcomes donations of baked goods.

For information, call (304) 748-3490.

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MLK Memorial Mass Choir to practice

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass Choir will rehearse at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Quinn Memorial AME Church in Steubenville.

The rehearsal is for the upcoming MLK musical on Jan. 11 and the MLK ecumenical services set for Jan. 18, according to Delores Wiggins, minister of music.

Anyone interested in joining the choir can attend the rehearsal, said Wiggins, who can be contacted at (740) 512-0471.

Country Friends to host Eldurays

The Country Friends will host the Eldurays on Saturday at Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts 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 Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music.

For information, call (304) 797-1270 or (304) 527-3322 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

United Way report luncheon set

All campaign volunteers and United Way supporters are reminded that the United Way of Jefferson County will hold a report luncheon at noon on Wednesday at Holy Trinity’s Hellenic Hall located at 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

Cost is $10 per person.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by today by contacting the United Way office by phone at (740) 284-9000; by fax at (740) 283-2103; or by e-mail at unitedway@unitedway-jc.org.

Checks can be made payable to the United Way of Jefferson County and mailed to the United Way at P.O. Box 1463, Steubenville, OH 43952.

“Please join us in celebrating our success to date and keep the momentum rolling,” a spokesperson said.

Library branch programs detailed

The following programs have been announced by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County:

  • Children can make a craft at the Tiltonsville branch on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and at the Brilliant branch on Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Watch a movie at the Tiltonsville branch on Jan. 11 at noon or at the Toronto branch on Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. Register for the Toronto branch by calling (740) 537-1262.
  • Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to three) will be at the Schiappa branch on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. They are hour-long play sessions that encourage children to love the library at a young age.
  • Story Hour (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the main library on Tuesdays from Jan. 7-21 at 6 p.m.
  • Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be at the main library on Monday at 11 a.m.; Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.; and at the Adena branch on Monday at 11:15 a.m. Letter-learning toys are available at this hour-long session.
  • An Internet for beginners class will be held at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Choose one class to attend by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Story hours set in Follansbee

The Follansbee Library will hold story hours for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers at noon Jan. 6, 13 and 27.

They include a story, snack, craft and other activities. To register for the free programs, call (304) 527-0860.

Free KidneySmart classes offered

Free KidneySmart classes will be offered at the new DaVita Dialysis Center located at 1799 Sinclair Ave., Steubenville.

They will be held on the last Thursday of the month, from January through June, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the conference room.

There is free parking.

“The classes are free, community-based education and information about your kidneys,” a spokesperson said. “Learn how your kidneys function, recognize early signs of kidney disease, ways to better manage your diet and health and also learn about treatment options if or when diagnosed with chronic kidney disease,” the spokesperson said.

Each participant gets a free workbook. Classes are taught by certified educators. Register at KidneySmart.org/Class or call (412) 770-7210.