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November 23, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Christ United Methodist set

to hold cookie walk Dec. 1

WEIRTON - The Christ United Methodist Church will hold its annual cookie walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the church located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., directly behind Dr. John Garan's office on Weirton Heights.

Several tables of holiday cookies, lady locks and nut rolls will be available, and they can be purchased al a carte for $5 per dozen. The congregation's women have been participating in the project under Jean Gumm's direction since 1997.

Hot soup and roast beef sandwiches will be available for purchase as well. Eat-in and take-out are available. Trays and boxes of cookies and lunch items can be ordered by calling the church from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at (304) 723-0800 or by calling Gumm at (304) 723-1438.

Autism expert to give speech

WEIRTON - Dr. Jim Ball of JB Autism Consulting will give a presentation, "The Whole Child," from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Weir Middle School Little Theater located on Sinclair Avenue.

Ball will discuss autism and how the pervasive developmental disability affects functioning across all domains.

The event is sponsored by the Hancock and Brooke county schools special education departments.

Ball is a board-certified behavior analyst who has been working in the autism field for more than 20 years. He has provided educational, employment and residential services to children and adults with autism. Ball has lectured and written about autism, and he is a Autism Asperger's Digest magazine advisory board member. Ball is a New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community Board of Trustees member.

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