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October 9, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

St. Nicholas Church holding

haluski, pierogi dinner

WEIRTON - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a haluski and pierogi dinner and bake sale, beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday a the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

The meal includes haluski, pierogi, sweet Italian sausage on a roll and dessert. The cost is $8.

For information or to place an order, call (304) 723-9746.

MS support group to meet

WEIRTON - The Weirton/Steubenville Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Serbian American Cultural Center located on Colliers Way.

Joanne Moore from Animal Friends of Pittsburgh will discuss the role of companion animals in good health and well being. She also will discuss the PAWS program and how it helps people with MS care for their pets.

Those with MS and their families and friends are invited to attend.

For information, call Connie Kafton at (304) 527-3023.

Camera Club exhibiting photos

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club is hosting its annual exhibit through Sunday at the Fort Steuben Mall Center Court, near Macy's.

The Best of Show winners Melissa Bendle, prints, and Ruth Bovalina, slides, from the recent annual competition will have their pictures featured, along with all the competition's winning pictures. This is the largest exhibit held by the club.

Those attending the exhibit may vote for a People's Choice Award.

Memorial Baptist hosting singers

WEIRTON - The Needhams, a southern gospel singing group, will perform at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at Memorial Baptist Church located at 121 Ivy St.

The community is invited to attend.

'Poe' to visit Weirton

WEIRTON - George Bartley will portray Edgar Allan Poe at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located at 3442 Main St.

The presentation is free and open to the public, it is funded through the West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive! program.

A horror writer, Poe also wrote "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" and wrote the first detective story and first modern science fiction story. He is often referred to as "America's Shakespeare." During the presentation, Bartley will discuss Poe's life and works with a special emphasis will be given to Poe's connection with the area that became West Virginia.

The History Alive! program is available to nonprofit groups such as libraries, museums and historical societies.

For information, call the humanities council at (304) 346-8500 or visit the website at

4-H enrollment open

National 4-H Week began Sunday, a new program year is beginning and area 4-H clubs are opening their enrollment periods.

There are no dues or fees to join.

Nearly one-in-four West Virginia youth belong to the 4-H program, and 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the nation. 4-H students participate in a variety of activities, including building robots, helping the environment, exploring math and science, travel, health education and leadership and community projects.

A recent national study of the 4-H "learn by doing" approach shows 4-Hers are nearly twice as likely to get better grades in school and twice as likely to plan to go to college. That same national study also found that girls in 4-H are more than twice as likely to participate in science, engineering or computer technology programs as their peers.

"4-H is a youth development opportunity that extends into a life-long experience," said Susan James, Hancock County 4-H Leaders Association president and a volunteer of 15 years.

"Through projects, community service, club leadership, county and state events and camps, 4-H helps youth develop into caring, compassionate, well-rounded role models.

"4-H is an extended family that continues to support and celebrate for a lifetime. 4-Hers make a difference in every aspect of life. Former 4-Hers are leaders in health care, principals, university presidents, secret service agents and county commissioners - just to name a few. Once a 4-Her, always a 4-Her."

For information about 4-H opportunities in Hancock County, contact Carole Scheerbaum, West Virginia University Extension agent, at (304) 564-3805.

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