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November 12, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

McHendry Class to hold

Christmas in November sale

WEIRTON - The Myrtle McHendry Sunday School Class held their monthly meeting Nov. 6 at the Cove Presbyterian Church's fellowship hall.

Vice President Bonnie Nichols called an abbreviated business meeting to order, led the devotions and read from "The Book of Prayer."

Secretary Evelyn Buckley read the previous meeting's minutes, which were approved as read, and Treasurer Rhadine Ross gave her report, which was filed for audit. Ross noted there were nine members and a guest in attendance.

November birthdays were acknowledged, and "Happy Birthday" was sung.

Members priced items and made final plans for the Christmas in November sale, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Cove church.

Church holding garage sale

WEIRTON - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center. Lunch will be available.

For information, call (304) 723-9746.

Holiday tour offered

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Woman's Club of New Cumberland, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member club, is selling tickets for the annual holiday tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday presented by the Hancock County Arts Council and sponsored by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The seven sites include the DiBartolomeo and Shirer homes in Weirton, the Grishkevich home in New Cumberland, the Homer Laughlin China Co. in Newell and the Reed and Juszczak homes and Calcott House in Chester. The club will hold a reception with light refreshments from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Swaney Memorial Library.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the library.

Volleyball tournament scheduled

AVELLA - The Avella High School Yearbook Staff is sponsoring an alumni volleyball double-elimination tournament at 6 p.m. Saturday in the high school gymnasium.

Avella alumni from classes back until 1997 will participate. Those participating include Madison Drazich, Natalya Glaum, Allison Corle, Samantha Malone, Kim Gonzalez, Jolene Moore Stokes, Joelle Yamber, Jasman Papa, Katie Bednarski, Renee Brandenburg Lavina, Courtney Kern, Ashley Breitigan, Sabrina Simons, Amy Lowe Vizyak, Jessica Roman Wright, Dana Brownlee Gatewood, Meghan Brownlee, Bethanie Kern, Chelsea Brownlee, Jenn Bracken, Ashley Clemens Lowe, Allison Evans and Farrah Bogo. Admission is $5 per person, with children 10 and under free. Refreshments will be available for sale. Proceeds offset cost of publishing.

Morning Star celebrates anniversary

WEIRTON - The Morning Star Baptist Church will celebrate their 93rd anniversary Sunday with the Rev. Kevin Haines of Mount Zion Baptist of Fairmont will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. service and the Rev. Melvin Rippy and congregation and choir of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Wheeling will be guests at the 3 p.m. service.

Dinner will be served immediately after the morning service until 2:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve service set

WEIRTON - St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the church located on Three Springs Drive. The public is invited to attend.

KBS holding activities

WEIRTON - Krazy 'Bout Sportz located on Weir Avenue have announced a free family movie, "Arthur's Christmas" at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and a breakfast and movie with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 15.

Those attending the breakfast should wear their pajamas and bring a camera. "Polar Express" will be shown. The cost is $5 for children and $7 for adults. Those attending must register by calling (304) 914-3248.

Grant applications sought

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Humanities Council, a National Endowment for the Humanities affiliate, is offering minigrants of up to $1,500 to support educational programming.

The next two deadlines for grant applications are Dec. 1 and Feb. 1.

For more information about the grants program contact grants administrator Amy Saunders at (304) 346-8500 or via email at

Grant guidelines and applications are available on the website at

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