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Urban Mission Ministries

accepting coat donations

STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries is preparing for its annual coat distribution and is accepting donations of new and used coats in good condition for men, women and children.

“We are specifically looking for kids coats,” notes the mission’s September newsletter. Coats can be dropped off at the food warehouse at 311 N. Sixth St. or the main office in the War Memorial Building on North Street in downtown Steubenville.

The coats will be made available for free at the plaza location at 240 S. Seventh St. on Oct. 21-23.

Sunrise Seniors welcome guest, get trip updates

TORONTO — The Toronto Sunrise Seniors welcomed guest Linda Urdzik to the Sept. 13 meeting held at the Roosevelt Center.

Gloria Boley offered the opening prayer. Following the covered-dish meal, President Barbara Pritts introduced Judy Bickler, tour director of the other Toronto senior citizens group, who encouraged the members to “work together” and take advantage of the trips offered and “just have fun.”

Pritts thanked the kitchen committee, and members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Reports were given by Secretary Laura Sheets and Treasurer Judy Sabol

Congratulations were extended to members celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during the first half of September. The October kitchen committee will include Gloria Boley, Jerry Cornish, Scherry Sine, Cindy Moser, Beth Clark and Ken Mossor.

Members were encouraged to sign up for trips to Midland to see “Frozen” on Nov. 17, and “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 15. A trip to the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek to see “The Christmas Ship” is planned for Dec. 3.

Mary Lou Deku was recognized as member of the month and presented with a small gift. Pritts also discussed the upcoming election of officers and encouraged members to actively participate in the group by holding an office. Following announcements, the benediction was given by Chaplain Mary Edwards.

After bthe meeting, members played bingo and cards. Bingo winners included Helen Lindsay, Marion Wilson, Bill Black, Marsha McConnell, Ruth White, Joyce Gribben, Paul Zink, Jerry Cornish, Nancy Bodrog, Paul Sherwood, Linda Urdzik, Mary Lou Deku and Peggy Nordenger. Scat winners were Bob Deku and Joyce Gribben. Thanks were extended to Bob Deku and Paul Sherwood for conducting the bingo games.

The next meeting is scheduled for Friday at the Roosevelt Center. Potential members are always welcome.

WMC Auxiliary welcomes new member, get report updates

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical auxiliary board met on Sept. 17 in conference room C with President Sondra Weigel presiding.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley and Corresponding Secretary Dominica “Minnie” Malloy.

Service chairmen giving reports included: Sondra Weigel, information desk; Paula Billick, payroll deductions; Elda Weekley, publicity; and Minnie Malloy and Barbara Visnic, telephone. Special reports were given by Peg Barber on birth certificates, coffee cart and mail, and Dee Krinock, membership.

Under new business, Susan O’Niell was welcomed as a new member working in the auxiliary gift shop.

WMC Gift Shop Manager Roberta Ziemer invited members and the public to “stop in our gift shop for a shake” with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors now available.

The auxiliary Christmas party will be held Dec. 12 in conference rooms A, B, C.

Upcoming events include: Oct. 17-18, “Books Are Fun,” and Dec. 2-3, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale.

Informational meeting

on becoming a foster parent

WELLSBURG — Those interested in becoming a foster parent or those with questions about the process can attend an informational meeting on Wednesday at the Brooke County Public Library, located at 945 Main St., Wellsburg.

The National Youth Advocate Program — West Virginia and Fosterware will be hosting the meeting from noon until 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

‘Pot Luck Recipes’ is theme

of Tuesday club gathering

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library is hosting an adults-only Recipe Club.

Every month has a theme. Those attending choose a recipe, make it and bring it into the library with a copy of the recipe. Group members then share the finished product, swap recipes and engage in fellowship.

The group will be meeting at noon on Tuesday in the River Room with a theme of “Pot Luck Recipes.”

For information, call the library at (304) 737-1551.

Brooke Retired School

Employees to met Oct. 8

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet Oct. 8 at the Brooke Hills Club House.

Lunch will be served at noon. Reservations can be made by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by Oct. 1. The program speaker will be Jeffrey Cook, superintendent of Brooke County Schools.

Sycamore Youth Center site

of ‘Future of Safety’ Thursday

STEUBENVILLE — Community Conversations will present “The Future of Safety in the Ohio Valley,” which will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Sycamore Youth Center, 301 N. Fourth St.

The discussion and question-and-answer period will include speakers Bill Powers, Angel Brook, Oscar Herrera and others, according to a promotional flier. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.For information or to RSVP by today, call (740)266-6081 or e-mail msegrest@afphq.org.

Book club to meet Thursday

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will be meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss the book “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

Those gathered will receive the October book “When the Men Were Gone.”

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