Community news from throughout the area

Consignment sale Friday,

Saturday to aid scholarships

WEIRTON — More than 30,000 items will be featured when the Tri-State Christian Academy holds its children’s consignment sale at the R.J. Bush Center at Mercy Baptist Church, 3474 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

The sale times and dates are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, when selected items will be available at half-off.

The semi-annual event, organized by Erin Gum, has been a fundraising tradition of 12 years and was started by Melinda Harms. The sale features a variety of “new or like new” items geared to children 12 and younger — everything from clothing and toys to strollers and car seats.

The sale involves the participation of 100 consignors from across the Ohio Valley and typically attracts as many as 500 shoppers. The sale items are organized for shoppers’ convenience. Forty percent of the sale proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for students in need at the Tri-State Christian Academy, located at 750 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown. For information, call (724) 947-8722.

Brooke County Teen Court

program seeks participants

WELLSBURG — Youth in grades 7-12 interested in learning more about the legal system and earning community service hours are invited to participate in the Brooke County Teen Court program.

The youth may serve as jurors helping to determine the sentence for peers charged with nonviolent offenses by local law enforcement. Some serve as prosecuting and defense attorneys for the cases, which are presided over by a licensed attorney.

Applications for prospective volunteers can be obtained at www.brookehancockfrn.corg/teen-court or by calling (304) 748-7850 or e-mailing teen–

Tri-State Marine Corps Club

Auxiliary planning activities

WEIRTON — The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary met Sept. 11 with nine members present and and Vice President Darlene Kemp presiding and leading opening exercises.

Chaplain Mary Ann Smith gave the invocations and read Psalms 116 verse 11.

Secretary Marcy Spano read the minutes from the August meeting and also read a thank-you note from the W.Va.Veterans Home in Barboursville for the August birthday cards sent by the auxiliary. A report on other cards sent nad received also was offered.

The group received a letter and gift of money from an out-of-town member for the troops.

Shirley Brecht gave the treasurer’s report.

The auxiliary thanked Marge Porchiran from Mount Pleasant, Mich., for making the afghan that recently was presented to the group’s adopted veteran.

September birthdays were acknowledged.

The auxiliary’s Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Giovanni’s Restaurant. The Marine Ball will be held at Undo’s in Weirton located at the Holiday Inn. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The auxiliary will purchase a half-page ad for the event program.

Gloria Jerrel won the 50-50 drawing and donated it back to the treasury. Refreshments for the evening were provided by Jerrel, Brecht and Barbara Glassner. Leroy Bee and Joan Spano will provide refreshments next month.

Marcy Spano brought Christmas stockings for everyone to fill for the troops. Members were asked to bring them to the next auxiliary meeting next month at the VFW to take a picture and to give to Boatsie’s Boxes. The next meeting will be held Oct. 9, beginning at 6 p.m.

Country Friends to host bands

entertaining Friday, Saturday

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Neon Knights Dance Band on Friday at the Memorial Hall, which is located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

On Saturday, the Moonlite Special is scheduled to entertain.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. for both events. 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) 479-1270, (304) 797-0122 or (304) 748-2816. The website is

Library announces variety

of programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities being held at its various locations:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: Trivia Night will be held Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Form a team or watch for the fun of it. Call for information.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Adults: The book club will meet for discussion on Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Call to join.

Children: Make a craft on Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Adults: Color pages designed for adults on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

Children: Tot Time, for parents with children ages 2-4, will be held Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. Tot Time offers stories, songs and play. Register in advance.

Make a fall craft on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.

Dillonvale-Mount-Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Adults: The book club will meet for discussion on Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Call to join.

Make a craft on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m.

Children: Babygarten, for parents with children birth to 2, will be held Sept. 21 at 11:15 a.m. This is a lap-sit program to share books, rhymes and songs to help babies with language development and early literacy tips.

Story Time, for parents with children ages 5-10, will be held Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Children will listen to stories and make an art activity. Call to register.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults and Teens: Get Tech Help for downloading and streaming eBooks, movies, magazines and more from the library’s website to an electronic device on Sept. 18 anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for a 15-minute appointment.

A web searching class will be held Sept. 20 at 1:30 and 6 p.m. The instructor will show a variety of search engines to use and how to use specific search terms to a user’s advantage. Register for the class by calling the library.

Teens can play games on Wii, Playstation XBOX360 and more on Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

An “Intro to Newspaper Archive” class will be held Sept. 21, beginning at 6 p.m., offering access to more than 400 years of history. Explore various newspapers from all 50 states, 18 foreign countries and the Virgin Islands. Register in advance.

A Paint ‘n Sip will be held Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. and on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. The $10 fee includes supplies and a non-alcoholic beverage. Seating is limited, so call to register.

Author Carleton Young will be at the library on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his book, “Voices from the Attic.”

Imagine clearing out the family attic and discovering an enormous collection of letters written by two soldiers during the Civil War, but not knowing why the letters were there.

After more than a decade of visiting battlefields and researching the soldiers, the author tells the story of two brothers who witnessed and made history by fighting in the Peninsula Campaign, then at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Cedar Creek. They then preserved that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters. Rediscovered after 150 years, their letters offer fascinating insights as seen through the eyes of two soldiers fighting in America’s great Civil War.

Children: Babygarten will be held Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Tot Time will be held Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Tot Time offers stories, songs and play. Register in advance.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Children: Story hour will be held Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Call to register.