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April 12, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Colliers Fire Auxiliary holding

pancake breakfast Saturday

COLLIERS - The Colliers Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the fire hall.

Waffles, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and all-you-can-eat pancakes will be available.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Church holding indoor 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.

Doughnuts, coffee and cold drinks will be available.

For information, call (304) 723-9746.

Football registration this weekend

WEIRTON - The Weirton Steelers Football registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 20-21 at the Millsop Community Center.

The cost for one child is $65, two children is $125 and three or more is $200. First-time players must bring a birth certificate.

For information, email

Class of '59 set to meet

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1959 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Three Springs Drive Eat'n Park.

All classmates are urged to attend.

For information, call Edith Harless Barber at (304) 723-0761.

Fink giving heart health class

WEIRTON - Registered Pharmacist Beth Ann Fink will present "Healthy Hearts Club Spring Challenge" at noon Wednesday at the Brooke Senior Center.

The class is open to everyone, especially those with diabetes and coronary artery disease. Light refreshments will be available, and a prize drawing will be held.

For information, call Fink at Follansbee Pharmacy at (304) 527-1004.

Veteran to speak at dinner

WELLSBURG - Jack Ernest, a Brooke County native, decorated Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and founder of Welcome Home Ministries, will be the featured speaker for the Brooke County Salvation Army Annual Appreciation Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Staffileno's on the River.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (304) 737-0071.

Ernest was named the Jefferson County Veteran of the Year in 2007 and inducted in November into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame after being nominated by the AMVETS Post 275.

He is founder and president of We Believe Ministries Inc., through which he has assist the poor, orphans and people with leprosy in Vietnam.

Salvation Army Capt. Ed Long said, "The Salvation Army of Brooke County Annual Appreciation Dinner is held to recognize the many volunteers, clubs, church group, Brooke High clubs and civic organizations that support the local Salvation Army Service Center through their time and efforts during the year.

"Special recognition is also given to the many groups, businesses and civic and service organizations that help with the annual Christmas campaign and the Angel Tree project."

George to be guest speaker

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. - The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. April 20 in the White Church located at 11 Fire Road.

Guest speaker Kerry George, author of "Black Damp Century," will speak about the 1920s coal mines and the conditions mine workers suffered under during a time of great turbulence for miners, mine owners and government agencies. George's novel follows two families dealing with these issues.

Copies of the book will be available.

The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The group will hold a plant sale at 9 a.m. May 11 at the White Church. Annuals, perennials and vegetables will be available. Free coffee will be available, and cookies will be for sale.

Students look to refurbish theater

WEIRTON?-The Weir High School Student Council is raising money to refurbish the school's Milton Weinberg Theatre.

The recent school levy will replace the seating and carpeting in the theatre, but the stage needs refurbished, curtains replaced and sound and lighting systems updated.

It will cost several thousand dollars, and the council is asking those wanting to donate to send checks written to Weir High School in care of advisor Debi Mahoney, 100 Red Rider Road, Weirton, WV 26062.

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