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December 20, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

First Christian Church set to

collect books during service

WEIRTON - The First Christian Church is collecting new and gently used book at the Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday at the church located on Main Street.

The books will be distributed to children in the Ohio Valley through the church's ministry.

Ham radio class available

WEIRTON - The Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club will host a class in amateur radio from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays for eight weeks, beginning Jan. 12, at the Mary H. Weir Public library.

At the end of the class, an Amateur Radio Technician License Exam will be administered, and those passing will receive a license.

No previous radio or electronics knowledge is necessary and Morse Code is no longer required for the amateur radio licenses. The number of amateur radio operators, or "hams," has increased significantly over the past several years, and the total number of hams in the United States is at an all-time high. Besides the hobby aspects, hams assist with emergency communications when normal communications services are disrupted by disasters.

There is no charge for the class, but a text book may be purchased and there is a $15 fee for the exam. Pre-registration is requested.

For information or pre-registration, please contact Lester Shields at (304) 723-1743.

Brooke history book available

WELLSBURG - Brooke County Genealogy is selling "Lookin' Back," a pictorial history of Brooke County featuring 500 photos of various people, places and events in the county over the years.

Copies of the 198-page book are $25 each, plus tax, and can be obtained at the Brooke County Public Library or Brooke County Museum.

The book also can be ordered by mail by sending $31.80 to: BCD Books, 581 Scenery Hill, Wellsburg, WV 26070.

Bethany women celebrate Christmas

BETHANY - The Bethany Woman's Club, General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member, held its Christmas dinner Dec. 11 at Bethany Memorial Church, with Helen Moren, president, presiding.

The invocation was delivered by Judy Pyle. Handling dinner arrangements was Charlotte Chambers while Connie McVicar was in charge of decorations.

A donation was made to the state scholarship fund for victims of domestic violence. A scholarship is awarded annually to help women affected by domestic violence to reshape their future by establishing a career and gaining personal independence.

Favors were made for Valley Haven and Ann's Country Retreat.

Guests were former Kiwanis members Ted Bunnell and Jack Hoffman, Lawrence Pyle, Akardy Seidweitz, Ray Godina, Karen Bracey, Lloyd VanHorn, Bill Riggs, Cindy Hoffman, Ruth Jones and Donna Lovato.

The meeting concluded with a game. The group will meet again in February.

Teachers, we want your photos

Attention, teachers and day care providers - we are looking for your photos of your students during Christmas celebrations for publication.

Those interested are asked to send their photos either via email or U.S. Postal Service for publication in a future edition of The Weirton Daily Times. When sending a photo by email, send a large-size .jpeg, .jpg or .tif file as an attachment to swallace@pafocus.com. When sending a photo by USPS, please send a 3-inch by 5-inch photo to Summer Wallace-Minger, c/o The Weirton Daily Times, 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH 43952. We cannot accept photos printed on home computer printers.

Please include your name, the name of your school or day care, a brief description of the celebration and a day-time phone number.

 
 

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