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October 7, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Brooke County Public Service

District to meet Wednesday

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Service District's monthly general business meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district office located at 711 Charles St.

Hookstown Legion holding craft show

GEORGETOWN, Pa. - The Hookstown American Legion Post 952 Auxiliary will hold the annual fall craft show and sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the post located at 1265 state Route 168, near the Hookstown fairgrounds.

There will be crafters from the Tri-State area, and the kitchen will be open for lunch.

For information on renting a table, contact (412) 897-0100 or

St. Elizabeth Guild meets

WEIRTON - The St. Thomas Episcopal Church's St. Elizabeth Guild held the October meeting at the church's fellowship hall.

President Carol Village welcomed Pam Makricosta of the Mary H. Weir Public Library. Makricosta presented a program on books available, the Affordable Care Act and Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center October activities.

Members discussed the upcoming rummage sale, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12.

The holiday luncheon and bazaar will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. The Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the church.

Ronnie Block was a hostess for the meeting.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, program pending.

'Mary Lincoln' to visit museum

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Hancock County Museum will host "Mary Lincoln" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the museum located at 1008 Ridge Ave.

JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood, a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program presenter will portray Lincoln.

Lincoln, the first woman dubbed the First Lady in the press, was born into a politically active, slave-owning family, yet was Abraham Lincoln's political advisor and encouraged his presidential run. She dealt with several personal tragedies while being accused of being a spy and being vilified and criticized by the press.

Peterson, a singer, actress and writer, owns Mountaineer Country Tours, is the Preston Community Arts Center executive director and appears as Julia Pierpont in West Virginia Public Broadcasting System's Sesquicentennial documentary.

The humanities council created the History Alive! programs to explore history by interacting directly with noteworthy historical characters. Each presenter conducts research on their character.

Union and Confederate re-enactors will camp on the museum grounds all day, and tours of the Museum will be available between performances.

The event is free and open to the public.

OSP?holding 'Angel' auditions

HICKORY, Pa. - The Old Schoolhouse Players will hold auditions for December's "The Littlest Angel" at 7 p.m. Oct. 13-14 at the Mount Pleasant Township Community Center.

Director David Grande will oversee auditions. Those auditioning should prepare a brief song of no moe than 16 bars. Accompaniment will be provided.

Casting requires one child, aged 7 to 10 and 12 to 20 adults. There are 10 speaking roles, including the Gatekeeper, Understanding Angel, Heavenly Messenger and Divine Music Director.

Nifty Needles group meets

WEIRTON - The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild held the October meeting at the First Christian Church on Main Street.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed members. There were seven attending.

Members were reminded of the Christmas party Dec. 3 at Scaffidi's and the American Sewing Guild Christmas Tea Dec. 15 at the Edgewood Country Club in Pittsburgh.

Members displayed items during show-and-tell, including Middy Freese, scissors holder; Kay Nixon, tote; Carol Village, apron fabrics; Dale Negle, wall hanging; and Nancy Linn, French fabrics.

Linn also presented the program on applique acorns. Each member received a kit to work on at the meeting. Light refreshment were provided by Negle. Freese will present the program at the Nov. 5 meeting.

For information, call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Ahearn offers children's book

BULGER, Pa. - Local author Margy Ahearn announces the publication of her first children's picture book, "Spotty," illustrated by Stephanie Lang.

JoJo is afraid to go to bed, so her older sister creates bedtime friend Spotty, the light reflections on the bedroom walls. Readers help JoJo look for Spotty throughout the book.

It is available online through Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Ahearn is a Montour High School graduate and Bulger, Pa., resident.

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