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July 26, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Hancock County Senior Center

hosting veterans' workshop

NEW CUMBERLAND - All veterans and veterans' caregivers are invited to attend a veterans' resources workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Hancock County Senior Center located at 647 Gas Valley Road.

Veterans Affairs representatives Schelley Brooks and Brenda Lewis will give the presentation. A free lunch will be provided to those who register by Aug. 7.

To register, call the senior center at (304) 564-3801.

Insulin presentation scheduled

WEIRTON - Pharmacist Megan Pietro will give a presentation on insulin usage and diabetes at 3 p.m. Monday at the Weirton Medical Center's Medical Office Building Room A.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. All are welcome to attend.

Make a reservation by calling Tri-State Pharmacy at (304) 723-6331.

Stewart named to honors list

MADISON, N.J. - Beth Stewart, of Burgettstown, Pa., has been named to the spring 2013 honors list at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham.

Calling All Teachers:?Grant

money available for projects

U.S. Cellular will donate $500,000 to help teachers fund classroom projects as part of its Calling All Teachers campaign.

Teachers are invited to post their projects on for potential funding. West Virginia public school teachers can register on and affiliate as a U.S. Cellular teacher beginning Aug. 1. Projects must be submitted by Sept. 16 to be eligible for funding.

U.S. Cellular has donated more than $2 million toward 3,800 classroom projects, including purchasing musical instruments, reading games, technology tools and science experiments.

In November, U.S. Cellular will launch its Calling All Communities campaign, during which schools can rally community support to win a $25,000 grant. The 20 schools with the top votes will receive a grant.

For information, visit

Center holding yard sale

WEIRTON - The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Aug. 2 at the senior center.

Those wanting to make donations may drop them off at the senior center.

Business distributing backpacks

WEIRTON - The Cellular Connection will hold its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at its store located at 206 Three Springs Drive, Suite 4.

The store will have between 100 and 150 backpacks filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue. They will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Any left-over backpacks will be donated to local schools.

Approximately 400 affiliated stores across the country will distribute 60,000 backpacks. Cellular Connection customers have the option of rounding their

Information about the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative is available on YouTube. Supporters are encouraged to use hashtag #TCCRocks on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.

Car show approaches

FLORENCE - The 14th-annual Covered Bridge Car Show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Hanover Township Park located on Old Steubenville Pike.

"Thanks to many of the businesses in our area who continue to be show sponsors," said coordinator Ralph Farulli. "We couldn't do the show without them."

Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $8, including a chance for a door prize, and dash plaques will be distributed. It is open to all classic and muscle cars.

The judged event includes 60 trophies and 10 best of show trophies handmade by Farulli. The show also will include door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, refreshments, a model show and music by Disc Jockey Charlie Mitchell.

The Burgettstown Kids Center is the food vendor and all food sales benefit the center. The Tri-State Young Marines will handle parking duties.

The event benefits the park and is sponsored by AutoZone.

The rain date is Aug. 17.

General admission is free to the public.

Participants sought for camp

WEIRTON - Area families with children having difficulty with reading or who just want their children to practice their reading skills before the new school year are invited to participate in a free reading camp to be held Aug. 13-17 by the churches of Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries.

The camp will be held for children in grades 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive.

It will have a jungle theme, with activities geared toward each age group, and local author Anna Egan Smucker will share writing tips with participants on one day.

The goal is to impart a love of reading and build self-confidence, said Raelynn Kosarik, a schoolteacher who is organizing it.

Those interested in enrolling their children are asked to call (724) 947-4230 so sufficient materials may be provided.

Olashuk delegate at convention

FOLLANSBEE - Mary Kay Olashuk, a Follansbee resident and member of the Weirton Kiwanis Club, was one of 2,500 delegates globally and 17 from West Virginia attending the 98th-annual Kiwanis International Convention held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on June 27-29.

Kevin Dean of Morgantown was elected to a full term as one of 16 trustees on the international board.

And for the first time in Kiwanis' history, a woman was elected international vice president, making Sue Petrisin of Michigan the first female international president in 2015, which is the Kiwanis' 100th anniversary.

Members of the organization renewed their commitment to the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus around the globe. In partnering with UNICEF, 36.5 million of the 110 million goal has been reached, and tetanus has been eliminated in six of the 34 targeted countries.

Next year's convention will be held July 17-20 in Tokyo-Chiba Japan.

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