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November 18, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Operation Christmas Child

accepting donations

STEUBENVILLE - Operation Christmas Child's national collection week is Monday through Nov. 25 and shoeboxes filled with gifts for children in need will be accepted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 23, noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 and noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 25 at the First Westminister Presbyterian Church located at 235 N. Fourth St.

Local volunteers will pack and transport the boxes to the regional center.

Approximately 9.8 million boxes are sent out to children in need.

For additional drop-off sites and information, call (800) 567-8580 or visit

Class of '59 set to meet

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1959 will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Three Springs Drive Eat'n Park.

All classmates are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Edith Harless Barber at (304) 723-0761.

Shiloh holding harvest revival

WEIRTON - Shiloh Apostolic Faith Church will hold a one-day harvest revival service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church located at 3000 Weir Ave.

The Rev. D.W. Cummings will speak.

The church also will host a pre-Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 with Cummings as a speaker.

If transportation is needed, call (304) 797-7848 or (304) 233-8899 a day before the service.

The public is invited to attend.

Flu shots to be delivered to homes

Tri State Pharmacy will deliver and administer flu shots Wednesday to those who are unable to leave their homes.

"We know some area residents are challenged to get out of the house but need to be protected just the same" said JJ Bernabei, Tristate Medical Group pharmacist.

Those at high risk include children younger than 5, adults older than 65, pregnant women and those with respiratory and immune conditions, heart disease and diabetes.

Those who live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, parents and caregivers of young children and those living with someone at-risk also should receive a flu shot.

A flu shot is needed yearly, as the virus constantly changes.

For information or to schedule an in-home appointment, call (304) 723-6331.

Most insurances can be billed, including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances.

Festival offices open for parade

WHEELING - The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival office will be open, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, for the Wheeling Christmas parade.

The office is located along the parade route, adjacent to the McLure Hotel's main entrance at 1200 Market St.

Homemade Italian sausages and meatballs, cookies and pastries and hot and cold drinks will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the festival.

The 32nd annual Italian Heritage Festival will be held July 24-26 at Wheeling's Heritage Port.

Club holding spaghetti dinner

WHEELING - The Polish American Patriot Club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the club located at 4410 Jacob St.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and a dessert.

The cost is $6.50 without meatballs and $7 with meatballs. The club is handicap-accessible.

Carry-out is available. The event is open to the public.

For information or to make an order, call (304) 232-1752.

Hometown Heroes sought

PITTSBURGH - NewsRadio KDKA-AM and Larry Richert are looking to identify five local men or women and honor them for their service to the community for the second-annual Larry Richert Honors our Hometown Heroes.

KDKA-AM is seeking nominations of individuals who have stood out for their service to the community or for extraordinary acts of heroism.

Five heroes will be honored at a dinner March 6 at the Lexus Club at PNC Park. Each hero also will receive $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit charity of their choice.

"In our first outing last year, our heroes were amazing and inspirational people," said Richert.

"I was honored to have had the chance to share their stories. Again this year we're looking for people who do what they do without expecting recognition.

"These are your friends and neighbors who may have changed a life or lives with a simple act or something they may do on a daily basis."

Ticket sales to the dinner will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The deadline to nominate a Hometown Hero is Dec. 31.

For information and for the nomination criteria and form visit

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