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January 23, 2014
Weirton Daily Times



Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program nominations will be accepting nominations Jan. 31-March 14 at

Nominations are open to youth volunteers aged 6 to 18, and those nominating them must be 21 years old or older. Through the program, Kohl's will award more than 2,300 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.

Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl's stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl's gift card, and nearly 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education, and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl's Cares, Kohl's philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes.

To learn more about last year's winners, visit

Management club

set to meet

WEIRTON - The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Giovanni's Restaurant's banquet room.

All members and former members are invited to attend. Dinner and social will be enjoyed.

Master gardeners will lead

round-robin discussion

WEIRTON - The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners round-robin presentations will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mary H. Weir Library located at 3442 Main St.

Master gardeners will discuss herbs, perennials, vegetable gardens, annuals, lawns, butterfly and bird gardens, trees and shrubs, deer and wildlife pests, shade and sun gardens and ponds and water features. The 2014 master gardener calendars, with articles and tips on gardening, will be available.

The cost is $5 for those who pre-register by contacting the Hancock County West Virginia University Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 or It is $7 at the door.

Elks to hold wine-tasting

WEIRTON - The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold the second annual wine-tasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the lodge located on Main St.

The Tri-State Winemakers have donated the locally crafted wines.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $13 at the door and includes a wine glass and finger foods.

Proceeds benefit the Elks. For information or to purchase tickets, call (304) 748-0565.

Senior center sponsors trip

WEIRTON - The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will host a trip to Atlantic City March 24-27.

The trip includes motorcoach transportation, three nights lodging, four meals, a casino bonus, gaming and sight-seeing. The cost is $235 for a double occupancy and is due Feb. 7.

Pick-up is at the senior center at 8 a.m. March 24. For information or to book a reservation, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Finton, Marsh named to dean's list

ALLIANCE, Ohio - Meghan Finton, a sophomore, and Harley Marsh, a junior, both of Weirton, were named to the University of Mount Union fall dean's list.

To be eligible, students complete at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no grade below a B.

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