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November 5, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

AARP safe driving class free

to military vets and families

WEIRTON - An AARP safe driving class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at West Virginia Northern Community College, and there's no charge for military veterans and their their families.

Taught by Mel Vorhees, the two-day class is geared toward older adults who may or may not be experiencing diminished vision, hearing and reaction time, all common to the aging process.

Most insurance agencies offer a discount to those who have completed it.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for for non-members. It covers materials and must be paid in advance. This month the class is free to all current and former members of the military, their spouses or widows and children.

Eligible veterans include those who have served in the National Guard, Reserves and Coast Guard as well as the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Class space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-3410.

Sunday school class holding sale

WEIRTON - The Myrtle McHendry Sunday School Class will hold its "Christmas in November Sale" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at Cove Presbyterian Church located at 3404 Main St.

Precious Moments collectibles, jewelry, holiday gifts, children's toys and books, cemetery pillows and holiday pine decorations will be available. Homemade soup and sandwiches will be served.

Committee to host dinner

AVELLA, Pa. - The Cross Creek Township Parks and Recreation Committee will host a murder-mystery dinner, "Slay Ride," at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Avella Fire Hall.

Tickets are $25 and include dinner, mixers, coffee and the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Cross Creek Township Building.

Mystery's Most Wanted will perform, and adult beverages will be served.

The fundraiser benefits improvements to the Cedar Grove Park.

Hospice holding training

WEIRTON - Valley Hospice of Trinity Hospital will hold free hospice volunteer training at 9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Mount Olive Baptist Church located on Weir Avenue.

Volunteers undergoing training will receive a certificate which will allow them to serve as a hospice volunteer throughout the country. Debbie Barto, hospice volunteer director, will conduct the training. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided.

The sessions are open and free to the public.

Those interested in attending should contact Clemmie Payton Frierson at (304) 604-2066.

Heritage week proclaimed

CHARLESTON - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed the week of Thanksgiving the 21st annual Christian Heritage Week.

Since 2001, mayors from 105 West Virginian cities also have proclaimed that week Christian Heritage Week.

Bruce Barilla, statewide promoter, asked churches to participate with relevant Sunday school lessons, sermons, patriotic song services, youth programs and prayer meetings along with a reading of the proclamation, which can bee seen at

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