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September 3, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Extension Service holding a

beautiful baby contest at fair

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a cutest baby contest during the Brooke County Fair.

There will be two age categories: under 12 months and 12 to 24 months, and children must not have reached their first birthday by Sept. 1 for the first category or second birthday by that date for the second category.

Participants must enter a large coffee can bearing a photo and name of the child no later than 8 p.m. Sept. 6, the first day of the fair.

The can should have a lid with a slot for fairgoers to cast 25-cent votes and may be brought to the extension office at 840 Charles St. Sept. 5 or to the 4-H tent on the fairgrounds at Brooke Hills Park no later than 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

Fairgoers may cast one vote for a quarter or multiple votes for $1 or more.

Trophies will be presented to the two winners at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 on the fairgrounds, but winners need not be present.

There is a $3 entry fee for participants, and proceeds from the votes go to the Brooke County 4-H program.

Entry forms can be picked up at the extension office or online at www.brooke.ext.wvu. edu.

For information, call (304) 737-3666.

Woman's Club to hold panel

WEIRTON - The Weirton Woman's Club will hold a panel on the Affordable Care Act at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Serbian American Cultural Center located on Colliers Way.

Health care professionals will answer questions.

Catholic conference to be held

WEIRTON - The 2013 Catholic Identity Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Serbian American Cultural Center on Colliers Way.

"Life, Liberty and Libertas: The Keys to Catholic Restoration" is the theme for the event, which will include lectures and seminars by several speakers, daily traditional Latin Masses and food.

For information, visit or call (304) 723-6343.

District holding 'Big Tree' contest

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio - The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry are sponsoring the Fourth Annual "Big Tree Contest."

This national contest aims at promoting the environmental legacy of these living monarchs. This year, locals are scouring Jefferson County in search of the biggest beech tree.

The beech tree has smooth, steel grey bark, triangular nuts and tapering roots around the base.

The leaves are teardrop shaped, with waxy surfaces and rough, serrated edges.

For a guide to identification, visit the Division of Forestry website at www.dnr.state.oh. us/forestry, and follow the prompts to Ohio's tree index.

Those wanting to join in the search, entry forms can be found online at, or call (740) 264-9790 for information.

Entries must be received no later than Oct. 1.

Class of 1961 holding meeting

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1961 will celebrate class members' 70th birthday with a dinner party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Knights of Columbus gallery.

All class members are welcome.

For information, visit the website at or email

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