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January 11, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Colliers United Methodist set to

hold annual Super Soup Sale

COLLIERS - The Colliers United Methodist Church will hold its annual Super Soup Sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at the church located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave., across from the Colliers Post Office.

Potato soup, both with and without dumplings; vegetable soup; and chicken noodle soup will be for sale. The cost is $5 per quart. Only take-out will be available. Delivery will be available for orders of 10 or more quarts. All orders must be made by Jan. 29.

The fundraiser supports the church youth group.

For information or to make an order, call Barb and Larry Freshwater at (304) 527-2478.

Volunteer tax assistance offered

FOLLANSBEE -The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will offer free income tax assistance to seniors and low-income families from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. each Tuesday, beginning Feb. 12.

Appointments should be made by calling (304) 527-3410.

The service is offered through AARP's Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.

Anyone interested in volunteering their time for the program also should call the above number.

Nominations sought for award

BETHANY - Nominations are sought for the Bethany College Alumnus of the Year award, which was established by the President's Office to recognize outstanding loyalty and accomplishment by Bethany alumni.

The award recognizes not one achievement, but is reserved for those who have attained and maintained excellence throughout their career and in their service to others, said college officials.

Recipients must hold a degree from Bethany College and demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishment and personal deeds on behalf of the college.

Nominations should be in the form of a letter detailing the nominees' strengths and sent to: Office of the President, Bethany College, Old Main, Bethany, WV 26032.

The director of alumni and parent relations and president's cabinet will serve as the screening committee for the award, and the president will choose the recipient.

Volunteers needed for tax assistance

WEIRTON - C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. needs people to assist individuals with low to moderate incomes in preparing their tax returns.

The free assistance is provided through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the Northern Panhandle Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition and aimed at informing people of the credit and other credits and deductions they may take.

Free training is provided to the volunteers. For information, call Jim Boniey at (304) 797-7733.

Gardening calendars available

WELLSBURG - The West Virginia University Extension Service's 2013 Garden Calendar is available at the extension service's Brooke County office at 840 Charles St.

Avid or beginning gardeners will find the gardening tips offered by the calendar helpful.

Location, volunteers sought

FOLLANSBEE - The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers and a site for a planned afterschool program in the Wellsburg area.

RSVP leaders have been operating the Afterschool Adventures Program in Follansbee for a few years and would like to add another site.

Held at the Brooke County Senior Center and the former St. Anthony School, the program offers children homework assistance and a variety of activities.

Those interested in participating or with a potential location for the program are asked to call Louis Golar, coordinator for the program, at (304) 527-3410.

Scholarship in memory of Caroline

BETHANY - Bethany College is supporting the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in the establishment of a scholarship in memory of Caroline Previdi, daughter of 1995 Bethany College graduate Jeff Previdi, who was among those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

College officials said the endowment will ensure Caroline will be remembered in a positive way by providing annual scholarships to worthy students who are majoring in education.

For information or to donate to the scholarship fund, visit

Children's MLK

celebration set

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The sixth-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth and Children Program celebration will be held Jan. 19 at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center located at 905 Market St.

The schedule includes:

The event is open to boys and girls age 3 to 16. To register, contact Parks and Recreation Department at (740) 283-6000, ext. 4000. The event is sponsored by Eastern Gateway Community College, MLK Association, City of Steubenville and Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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