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Historical society planning

9/11 memorial day service

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. — The Jefferson Township Historical Society will be holding a 9/11 memorial day service on Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m.

“We are glad to welcome back the therapy dogs once again,” said Diane Baughman Huggins of the historical society, who noted the service this year will be held at the White Church on Fire Road behind the memorial site.

There will be refreshments after the service.

“We will be honoring all those lost on 911, including too many we have lost from the 9/11-related illnesses,” she said. “We invite all first responders to attend,” she added. “If you can come, please let me know your departments so we can recognize them and honor them.” She can be contacted on her Facebook page.

The guest speaker will be state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, 46th District.

There will be several volunteers on hand with their service dogs, including Janet Craig and Maya, Hilary Liwosz and Ariat, Pixie Sohn and McKay and Sandy Milligan and Avalon.

Country Friends announces

entertainment for weekend

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Neon Knights on Friday and the Buffington Brothers on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail owlcinder@yahoo.com.

Sept. 13 deadline to order

Steubenville Kiwanis roses

STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Steubenville Kiwanis Club are approaching the deadline for accepting orders for what constitutes the organization’s key fundraiser.

Orders for a dozen long-stemmed roses can be placed through Sept. 13 through any Kiwanis member or by calling Tom Timmons, treasurer, at (740) 314-9574.

The sale has been an annual tradition of more than 50 years for the club, which uses the proceeds to fund a number of its youth and community projects, including scholarships and a Christmas party for first-graders at East Elementary School in Steubenville.

The price of a dozen long-stemmed, boxed roses is $20 for local deliveries to be made Sept. 17 to the Steubenville, Wintersville, Mingo Junction, Toronto, Richmond, Brilliant, Weirton and Follansbee areas. The sale continues to be limited to local sales only, with no mailouts as done in past years.

CHANGE offering home

buyer education class

WEIRTON — A homebuyer education class sponsored by CHANGE Inc. will be held Sept. 28 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, Main Street.

To pre-register for the class, a completed application with a payment of $50 for an individual and $75 for a couple is needed. Participants will receive the “Realizing the American Dream” manual to keep for future reference. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Applications are available to be downloaded online under CHANGE Inc.’s housing tab or at any of our local offices.

Once the all-day workshop is over, participants will meet individually with a housing counselor to construct an individual household spending plan, with housing goals and timelines, review the manual worksheets and obtain a certificate of completion.

CHANGE Inc. also offers an online class for a fee. Details about this option also are on the website. For information about either option, visit www.changeinc.org or call (304) 797-7733, extension 1405.

‘Race of the H’s’ Sept. 14

supports 4-H program

NEW CUMBERLAND — The “Race of the H’s,” described as a 5K walk/run with a purpose, will be held Sept. 14 as part of the Hancock County Old Time Fair.

The event begins and ends at Tomlinson Run State Park swimming pool. The race starts at 8 a.m. The fee is $25 per person.

“All funds help support Hancock County 4-H, a program that welcomes kids of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving them a voice and opportunity to express who they are and learn how they make their lives and communities better,” a news release notes.

Contact Autumn Moninger by phone at (304) 564-3805 or by e-mail to autumn.moninger@mail.wvu.edu for questions, information or registration forms.

EGCC yard sale accepting

registrations for spaces

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College’s annual community yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 . The rain date is Sept. 21.

Spaces are $15 each with registration and payment due by Sept. 9. Registration forms can be downloaded by going to the college’s website.

Those who prefer a specific space should list that on the registration form. “We will do our best to accommodate all requests; however, they are not guaranteed, and spots are on a first-come, first-served basis,” a spokesperson noted. “Once all spots are filled, a waiting list will begin, and interested participants will be contacted in order of the receipt of forms, should there be any cancellations.”

Spaces will not be reserved until full payment is received. “If you wish to park your vehicle with your set-up area, you’ll need to reserve and pay for an extra space when registering.” Registrants are responsible for providing their own tables and chairs.

Set-up for the yard sale will not begin until the day of the event at 6 a.m. The parking lot will be closed the evening before and will not be open for set-up. Registrants are asked to not arrive earlier than 15 minutes prior to the set-up time.

For information, contact Abbie Twyford Wilson, director of student activities, at atwyford@egcc.edu or (330) 480-0726, extension 3129.

Homecoming weekend reunion

for SHS classes from the ’80s

STEUBENVILLE — Alumni from Steubenville High School 1980s classes will gather for a “Homecoming Weekend “ on Oct. 11-12 to the theme “It’s An ’80s Thing.”

“Last year the Class of 1983 had such a great time catching up and being together that we wanted to do it again and include all the classes of the 1980s,” notes information from Willynne E. Simmons, president of SHS Class of 1983. “Please come out and reconnect with friends and relive some great high school memories. The schedule of events will include:

Oct. 11: 5 p.m., pre-game tail gate in the lot adjacent to Harding Stadium with food and nonalcoholic refreshments provided, but additional items to share are welcomed; 7 p.m., Big Red’s homecoming game; and an after-game mixer at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern.

Oct. 12: 10 a.m., meet-and-greet at Steubenville High School with coffee and danish provided, followed by a school tour at 11 a.m. and a group photo at noon; and 7 p.m., all ’80s class mixer with location to be determined.

The reunion cost is $40 per person with payment due by Oct. 1 and including the group photo and game ticket. For information, contact Simmons at wes2love @yahoo.com or (804) 986-5444.

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