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October 22, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

The Journey Project offers

volunteer opportunities

WEIRTON - The Weirton Christian Center's The Journey Project is seeking volunteers.

The Journey Project is a network of community organizations dedicated to help children and their families in Brooke and Hancock counties. It offers diverse volunteer opportunities to adults, students, seniors, professionals and youth.

To volunteer, call (304) 748-2353.

Crocheting group to meet

WELLSBURG The Brooke County Public Library's Crocheting Group will meet in the River Room of the library Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The group is for adults, both beginners and experts. Bring your own supplies and projects. If you need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct you.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Diabetes support group to meet

WELLSBURG - A newly formed diabetes support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooke High School library.

People of all ages with diabetes, their family members and anyone interested in learning more about the disease are welcome.

Carol Cipoletti, Brooke High School nurse, said members can share information about managing diabetes and sources of information. There are plans to bring in guest speakers and representatives of companies serving individuals with diabetes.

A former diabetes educator for Wheeling Hospital, Cipoletti has coped with the disease herself since being diagnosed with Type I at age 6.

She said she has seen an increase in Brooke County students who have diabetes, with about 15 who take insulin and others with Type II diabetes who must regulate their diets.

Members will help to determine the group's regular meeting time.

Culture Club to host poetry reading

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Oak Glen Middle School Culture Club will hold its third annual poetry forum, focusing on the prose and poetry of the Civil War, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the middle school library.

Area poetry enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. The program will include an open reading and a portrayal of Sarah Ballou, widow of Civil War veteran Sullivan Ballou. Refreshments will be available.

Admission is free.

For information, call (304) 374-7474.

Vendors sought for MS Walk

WELLSBURG - Vendors are needed for the Brooke County MS Walk, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 inside Brooke High School.

There is no set-up fee, but vendors are asked to provide a door prize and contribute 10 percent of their sales to the event, which is aimed at raising awareness and support of individuals with multiple sclerosis.

Vendors must bring their own tables and chair. For information, call Kim Chapline-Byers at (304) 737-3335.

Baby shower to benefit A.I.M.

WELLSBURG - The women of the Altar-Rosary Society of St. John Catholic Church will host a baby shower to benefit the Assistance in Motherhood Center at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

The center provides ultrasounds for expectant mothers and alternatives to abortion as well as child care classes, formula, diapers and baby's clothing for new mothers in need.

Sharon Maedke, the center's director, said there's a strong need for baby items because of the current economic conditions.

The show will include games, prizes and refreshments. Those unable to attend but wanting to help may leave unwrapped baby items in the church's vestibule at any time.

Nancy Reed is the group's president, and the Rev. Dan Pisano is the church's pastor.

Church to present program

FOLLANSBEE - The Rev. Murray Brown Jr. and participants of the Teen Challenge program will share details of the national program, which aims to provide help and hope to those who hurt, at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Christian Assembly Church, 1009 Virginia Ave.

Everyone is invited to learn about the program and hear testimonies from teens who have benefited from it.

A luncheon will follow Those interested in attending are asked to call (304) 479-2630.

Joseph Cuomo is the church's pastor.

Our Lady holding turkey dinner

WHEELING - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church will hold a turkey dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the church located at 4142 Jacob St.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Carry-out is available. For information, call the church at (304) 232-1777.

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