Community news from around the area

Weekly ‘Together’ outreach

kicks off Sept. 5 in Weirton

WEIRTON — Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, 121 Ivy St., will be offering a new weekly outreach for children and adults on Wednesdays throughout the school year.

“Together” kicks off on Sept. 5 and will be held next door to the church at the new Weirton Christian Center.

It begins with a meal prepared by the women of the church and served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $2 per person with a $10 maximum per family. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcomed.

“At 6:45 p.m., we divide up for a time of fun, getting to know each other and learning from Scripture how to successfully handle the challenges of personal and family life,” a spokesperson explained. “The group time goes from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will be using a lot of ways to get at the truth about living healthy, enjoyable lives — video presentations, discussion, hands-on learning, guest presenters and more,” the spokesperson added.

Groups are divided into kindergarten through fourth, fifth through eighth grade and adults.

For information, call (304) 723-2571 or e-mail

The sessions will continue until the end of the school year.

Banners along Main Street

in Follansbee to honor veterans

FOLLANSBEE — The city will be displaying along Main Street up to 60 banners honoring local residents who served in the military.

Families of veterans may sponsor a banner for $60 and will receive it after it has flown for a period of time. Those interested in honoring a loved one in this way should call (304) 527-1330 for information. The banners will include a photo and name of the veteran, his or her military branch and years served. Family members should submit DD214 discharge papers and a photo of the veteran, which can’t be returned.

Brilliant Lions Club plans

end-of-summer picnic Sept. 8

BRILLIANT — Plans were finalized for the Brilliant Lions Club’s end-of-summer picnic at Wells Township Community Park when the group met recently at the club room.

The picnic will be held Sept. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. Assigned members will make calls to establish a menu.

Dave Porter presided at the meeting where Frank Noble was congratulate for being named to the Brilliant Memorial High School Alumni Hall of Fame. John Goosman was congratulated on his retirement from the Wells Township’s water department after more than 12 years of service.

A club fundraiser was discussed. Door prize winners were Jim Harmon, Susan Nolan and Jim Everson. The next meeting will be held Sept. 20.

WMC Auxiliary hears update

on gift shop refurbishment

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary board met Aug. 21 at the Starvaggi boardroom with President Sondra Weigel presiding.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley and Corresponding Secretary Domenica “Minnie” Malloy, who offered a rundown on cards sent. Weigel gave the financial status of the auxiliary.

Service chairs made the following reports: Peg Barber, mail/coffee cart; Paula Billick, payroll deductions; Malloy and Barbara Visnic, telephone committee; and Weekley, publicity. Special reports were given by Flo Jonczak, birth certificates, and Dee Krinock, membership.

Weigel gave an update on the refurbishment of the Weirton Medical Center Gift Shop.

Upcoming events include: Sept. 5-6, $5 Masquerade jewelry sale; Sept. 18, executive board meeting; Nov. 1-2, “Books are Fun”; Nov. 29-30, $5 Masquerade jewelry sale; and Dec. 13 auxiliary Christmas party.

AIM Women’s Center official

to address Knights of Columbus

WEIRTON — The Knights of Columbus Council No. 3734 in Weirton is in the fund-raising phase of the K of C Ultrasound Initiative Program.

The local council is attempting to fund an ultrasound machine for the AIM Women’s Center in Steubenville to serve expectant mothers in the area.

Victoria Fallon, the center’s executive director, will be speaking at the Knights of Columbus membership meeting about the need for such a device and the good that it can do for the communities, according to a council spokesman. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the council home at 450 Elaine St., Weirton, with the guest speaker addressing attendees around 8 p.m.

All area Knights of Columbus members are invited to attend.

Brooke Library to show ‘Show

Dogs’ and ‘Les Miserables’

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will show the PG rated family film, “Show Dogs,” at 5 p.m. Tuesday and the PG-13 rated musical, “Les Miserables,” at noon on Friday. Call (304) 527-0860 or (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screenings.