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April 29, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Women's ministry sponsoring trip

The Women's Ministry of Mount Zion Baptist Church is sponsoring a trip to Jamaica, N.Y., on July 13-14, a weekend consisting of shopping on Jamaica Avenue on July 13.

Jamaica Center, New York's largest fashion urban district, has more than 300 stores from national retailers to local designers.

The trip will include free time with options for evening entertainment. On July 14, the group members will be guests at the Faith Baptist Church in Hempstead, N.Y, where the Rev. Joe Brown serves as pastor. The church will serve dinner to the group immediately after the service, and the group will head home afterwards.

The price is $180 for hotel and a seat on the 55-passenger motor coach. Rooms are based on double occupancy. Meals are not provided except for the church dinner. Payment is due as soon as possible with seat availability based on a first-come-first-served basis.

For information contact Ruth Pendergrast at (304) 748-7249; Wylene Alexander, Women's Ministry chairman, at (740) 282-9207; or Barbara Prentice at (740) 219-9992.

Church yard sale Friday, Saturday

The Holy Family Altar Rosary Society will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church on Church Street, Beech Bottom.

Donations of items, except large appliances and clothing, are welcome.

For information, call (304) 394-5745 or (304) 394-1174.

Basement sale to Benefit ministry

St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jewett will hold a three-day basement sale to benefit the Helping Hands ministry the church has hosted since last July.

It will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the church social room located at 203 E. Main St., Jewett.

A bake sale will be held on Friday in conjunction with the yard sale, while the Saturday sale date will offer half-off remaining items.

Paper goods, cleaning supplies and personal care items are among the 20 or so categories from which those in the Jewett mailing area who qualify for food stamps can choose from on the third Monday of each month at the Helping Hands ministry.

The Carroll-Harrison County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be matching funds raised with an extra $500 gift if the sale nets $1,500. Thrivent Financial is a Lutheran Fraternal organization that assists social programs or financial needs of families or organizations.

St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church is served by interim Pastor Paul Stork.

For information or to donate items, contact Linda Bake at (740) 946-5151 or any St. James member.

Children's knitting group to meet

The Brooke County Library's Kids Knitting Group will meet Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Children in third grade and up can learn to knit from instructor Nora Bell. Bring yarn and needles or loom. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

First Bethany diabetes walk Saturday

The area's first Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 5K walk, sponsored by Wheeling Hospital's Center for Pediatrics and Bethany College's Delta Tau Delta, will be held Saturday at the college track.

Registration will begin at 9:20 a.m. for the free event, which is being organized by Dr. Amy Jean, pediatric endocrinologist at the center for pediatrics, and Seth Myers, philanthropy chairman of Delta Tau Delta.

The event will start at 10 a.m. Prizes and awards will be presented to participants, and there will be diabetes information tables and after the walk, drinks, snacks and children's games.

In addition, diabetic education tables will be set up to provide educational materials and information.

Registration is recommended by calling (304) 243-8849, or at the JDRF website at JDRF.org and clicking on Community Events.

Jean's more than 100 patients, along with students from Wheeling Park High School, have been busy raising funds for the event, Gregg Warren, spokesman for the hospital.

It is part of the foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes, an international effort that raised $86 million last year at more than 200 sites in the U.S., Australia, Canada and Europe in support of efforts to find a cure for Type I diabetes and provide better treatment.

Jean said, "I am excited to sponsor this local event after the amazing turnout we had in March for our first diabetes support group meeting here at Wheeling Hospital. This is another great opportunity for families to meet while also raising money to find the cure for this disease, which I strongly believe will occur during their lifetime. Secondly, this provides an excellent opportunity to encourage kids to come out and exercise and improve their glycemic control."

Delta Tau Delta recently made the JDRF its national philanthropic association.

Myers said, "I have heard some remarkable stories of families that have come a long way considering the drawbacks of this disease. With this being the only walk in the valley, we're providing a wonderful opportunity to the families who may not be able to attend similar events in Charleston or Pittsburgh."

Giacomel back at coffeehouse

John Giacomel will be making his third appearance at the 213 Coffeehouse on Friday, performing from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is a requested donation of $5. Refreshments will be available. The coffeehouse is at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, located on state Route 213, Steubenville, next to the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

Brooke library to show comedy

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing the PG-rated film "Parental Guidance," starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Veterans satellite office open

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans and/or veterans' widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans' benefits.

For information, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.

Pancake breakfast set for Saturday

The Bishop John King Mussio Junior Crusaders will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday at Applebee's in Steubenville.

Cost is $5 per person. For tickets, contact the school office at (740) 346-0028.

 
 

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