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September 23, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Lodge women to hold yard sale

WELLSBURG - The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will hold an indoor yard sale at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5.

The group welcomes vendors, who may rent 8 foot tables for $10 each. Anyone interested in donating items should call (304) 737-0178 or 737-2553.

Entries sought for baby contest

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Right to Life seeks entries for its Beautiful Baby Contest, which will be held during the Wellsburg Applefest, Oct. 4-6.

It's open to children 3 and under, and entries must be submitted by Sept. 29 to Marla Mercer, 221 Hillcrest Drive, Wellsburg, WV 26070. They should include a 4 by 6 photo of the child, with his or her full name and age on the back and the name, address and phone number of the adult submitting it on an index card.

The winning child will be announced on the festival's last day and will receive a $100 savings bond and chance to ride in the Wellsburg 4th of July Parade. For information, call (304) 829-4383.

History fair coming to Avella

AVELLA - The Avella History and Genealogy Fair will be held Saturday at the Community Center on Avella Heights.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. for the event, which will include food sold by the ladies of St. Michael's Church through the day.

Admission and table fees will be based on donations by participants. For information, call (724) 947-3983.

Apple Anything Contest to be held

WELLSBURG - An Apple Anything Baking Contest will be held during the Wellsburg Applefest, with entries of apple pie, cobbler, cake and other apple-based dishes welcome.

This year festival goers may vote on the entries after paying $1 to sample each desert from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Participants should bring their entries to the Wellsburg Town Square at 12:30 p.m. that day.

The winner of each of three categories - dough-related dishes, including pies; cakes and miscellaneous - will receive a $25 cash prize.

For information, call (304) 723-8968.

SHS alumni group meets Tuesday

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville.

Library to show 'Now you See Me'

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will show the PG-13-rated suspense film, "Now You See Me," at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The film involves four talented magicians who mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

New Cumberland Woman's Club meets

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Woman's Club of New Cumberland, a General Federation of Woman's Clubs of West Virginia member organization, met Sept. 3, at the Swaney Memorial Library for its first meeting for 2013-14.

President Dorothy Hawkes presided, welcoming members and guest Carol Village of the Weirton Woman's Club.

Members discussed the New Cumberland River Fest, Northern District Style Show and fall convention and the Hancock County Arts Council Holiday Tour. The River Fest will be held Sept. 28-29, and the club will hold a drawing for a basket of Hancock County merchandise. The style show is Sept. 29 at the Holiday Inn - Weirton, and the fall convention will be held Oct. 12 at the First Presbyterian Church in Moundsville. The holiday tour will be held Nov. 16 and include the McConnell home in New Cumberland and Pettit home in New Manchester. The club will host a reception at the Swaney Memorial Library.

Arts Chair Terri Fisher reminded club members to bring art and craft projects to the October meeting for judging. Winning entries will be taken to the fall convention to be judged, with winners going to the state convention in March.

New Cumberland Mayor Linda McNeil requested the club's assistance in compiling a resource manual for the city, and club members agreed to the request.

Shirley Weinbert won the traveling door prize.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Swaney Memorial Library. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend.

Story hours being offered

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will be holding an evening storytime with Kim Harless at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and a daytime story hour for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Children will enjoy stories, craft and other activities. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Safe driving class offered

WEIRTON - The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will sponsor an AARP Safe Driving class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

The class is geared toward mature adults who may or may not be experiencing problems with diminishing vision, hearing and reaction time.

Rules of the road are reviewed along with safe driving techniques.

Most insurance agencies offer a discount on vehicle insurance premiums to those who have completed the two-day course.

The cost is $12 fee per AARP members and $14 for non-members and must be paid prior to attending the class. Participants are limited to 20, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-3410.

Cutest Baby Contest winners named

Winners of the Cutest Baby Contest held by Brooke County 4-H during the Brooke County Fair were Kaori Allenby, son of Katherine and Ronald Allenby of Wheeling, for the under 12 months old category, and Braelynn Morris, daughter of Jessica Elbon of Wellsburg, for the 12-24 months category.

Baked goods contest winner named

WELLSBURG - Susan Fodor of Wellsburg was the winner of the baked goods contest held by Brooke County 4-H leaders at the Brooke County Fair.

Chosen through votes cast by fairgoers, Fodor's winning entry was a banana nut cake.

Computer class offered for adults

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Branch Library will be offering a free basic computer class for adults at 11 a.m. Friday. The class will be instructed by Linda Dobbs. Class space is limited. Call (304) 527-0860 to register.

Auxiliary selling food at event

Family Connections Fund Development Auxiliary will be selling hot dogs, sloppy joes and drinks at the annual Riverfest in New Cumberland set for Saturday and Sunday. Family Connections is a nonprofit, behavioral health and social service agency established in 1976. It offers residential group treatment for adolescent females at its Brooke Place facility located in Colliers.

Dice run benefits veterans

Local Veterans of Foreign War Posts will sponsor a dice run Oct. 6 to benefit the West Virginia Veterans Home in Barboursville.

Registration will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at the New Cumberland Adam Poe Post 3526 located at 208 N. Chester St. The entry fee is $10 per person, and motorcycles and cars are welcome.

Those participating will visit VFW posts in New Cumberland, Chester, Weirton, Elm Grove and Moundsville. The ride culminates at the New Cumberland park with food, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

For information, call (304) 280-8719.

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