Community news from throughout the area

Meet some notable women

of Harrison County at program

CADIZ — Who are some notable women of Harrison County?

The Puskarich Public Library System, in its fall newsletter, invites the public to hear “the stories of ladies like Mary Jobe Akeley, who has a mountain named after her in Canada; Lulu Bell Parr, who was the champion Lady Bucking Horse Rider of the World; or Malinda Warfel Slaughter, author, educator, historian, missionary and social reformer.”

The program will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Puskarich Public Library by Susan Adams, president of the Harrison County Genealogical Society.

Other women to be highlighted, according to the newsletter, will include Mary Dore Pittis, Biddy Donnell, Bertha Blue, Katherine Johnson Robbins, Maria Ward Kirkpatrick Custer, Dr. Mary Lemmon, Dr. Adda Watson, Dr. Anna Watson and Ida Mae Stull, woman coal miner.

For information about the program, call (740) 942-2623.

National Eagle Scout

Association plans picnic

WHEELING — The National Eagle Scout Association Chapter of the Ohio River Valley Council invites all Eagle Scouts in the Ohio River Valley to the first NESA picnic, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Sandscrest Scout Reservation located at 192 McColloch Drive, Wheeling.

Guest speakers will include U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, who will be honored by the chapter, and Order of the Arrow C-4 Section Chief Ben Pycraft.

There is no cost for Eagle Scouts to attend the picnic that will feature a Scout-style reception with hot dogs, hamburgers and fellowship with other Eagle Scouts. The chapter will be providing opportunities for scholarships and volunteering within the council and also will have limited-edition Eagle Scout Council shoulder patches available for $50. To RSVP by Sept. 13, call the Scout office at (304) 277-2660 or send an e-mail to

Women on Target shooting clinic scheduled for Oct. 7

CHESTER — The National Rifle Association Women On Target instructional shooting clinic “Learn to Shoot!” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Chester-Newell Sportsman Club.

The GPS address is 131 Gas Valley road, Georgetown, Pa., 15043. The cost is $35 with pre-registration required. It includes use of ear/eye protection fire-arms, ammunition, targets and lunch. The clinic is held rain or shine.

The deadline to register is Sept. 30. There are free goody bags and T-shirts for the first 20 registrants.

Send advanced registration and check payable to Chester-Newell Sportsmen Club to Vance Squires, NRA Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinic, 45 Kathy Drive, Chester, W. Va., 26034.

For information, contact Squires at (304) 374-5587 or via e-mail at or Tammy West at (304) 218-9534 or at

Country Friends announces

weekend entertainment

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host Kenny Husk and his Country Hoedown round and square dance band Friday at the Memorial Hall, located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The Sands of Time dance band is scheduled to entertain there Saturday.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge per person for both events. 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) 797-0122 or (304) 748-2816. The website is