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September 9, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Clothes closet seeks socks,

underwear for children

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Clothes Closet needs new underwear and socks or monetary donations so it may provide them to children and teens at Brooke County Schools.

Denise Spensky, president of the Brooke County Council PTA, said the group is preparing to distribute clothing from its clothes closet but lacks funds normally used to purchase underwear and socks. The group may only distribute new underwear and socks.

The group also welcomes donations of new or gently used coats or shoes.

A drop-box for donations has been established at the clothes closet at Pleasant Avenue and 26th Street. Those interested in making monetary donations may call Bobbie Jo Parsons, (304) 670-0396; or Denise Spensky, (304) 527-2516.

Multiple Sclerosis group to meet

WEIRTON - The Weirton/Steubenville Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Serbian American Cultural Center located on Colliers Way.

Those with MS and their loved ones are invited to attend.

For information, call Connie Kafton at (304) 527-3023.

Dinner to benefit Friday Friends

FOLLANSBEE - St. Anthony Parish is organizing a spaghetti dinner to benefit Friday Friends Backpack Program, which provides weekend food packages to children in Brooke County schools who are at risk of malnutrition.

The dinner will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the St. Francis Centre located at 805 Lee Road. The phone number is (304) 527-1279.

The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and butter, dessert, cold drinks and coffee.

Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children age 4 to 12. Patrons can dine in and carryout orders. There will be free local delivery.

Church to hold craft bazaar

WEIRTON - The Christ United Methodist Church will host a craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the church located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton Heights.

Vendors are sought.

Call (304) 748-6680 for information.

Professor of Year nominees sought

CHARLESTON - The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia is seeking nominations for the 2013 Professor of the Year Award.

The Professor of the Year receives a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by United Bank, and a trophy. The runner-up receives $2,500, and the next three finalists each receive $1,000

Professors at private and public colleges and and universities are eligible.

Nominations must be postmarked no later than Nov. 1 to be eligible.

Nomation forms are available at

Class of 1964 seeks classmates

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1964 is seeking classmates' addresses.

The class needs the addresses for John Allen, James Baker, George Collins, Richard Ingram, James Miller, Rebecca Ohl, Donald Rhodes, Elizabeth Roberts Engel, Ruby Shaffer, Sue Westfall and Donna Ziarko.

Address information may be sent to Susan Kearns Spencer-Smith at or (304) 914-4298.

The class will hold its 50th reunion Aug. 15-16.

Culture Club sponsors trip

NEW YORK - The Oak Glen Middle School Culture Club will host a charter trip to New York City Nov. 23-24.

The trip will include stops at Zabar's, South Street Seaport and Chelsea Market. Accommodations will be the Bowery Hanbee Hotel, near the SoHo, Little Italy, TriBeCa and Chinatown neighborhoods.

The cost is $157 for quad occupancy, $178 for triple occupancy and $204 for double occupancy. For information, call (304) 374-7474.

Nifty Needles meets

WEIRTON - The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Sewing Group of the American Sewing Guild met recently at the First Christian Church.

Leaders Nancy Sanders welcomed returning member Carolyn Freeman, and seven members were in attendance. Sanders reviewed the Monroeville Sewing Expo she attended in August.

Nancy Linn spoke about her recent trip to Paris and the fabric available there.

Members presented show-and-tell items, including: Middy Freese, doll clothes; Kay Nixon, iron tote and faux fur scarf; Dale Negle, coin purse, quilt squares and cell phone case; Linn, christening gown; and Carol Village, fabric for scarves.

Sanders presented a program on floral pins made with jumbo rickrack. All members received a kit and completed them at the meeting. Freeman received the door prize.

The next meeting is Oct. 1. For information, call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

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