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Minority Health Month online event set for Saturday

STEUBENVILLE — The Neighborhood Community Development Center of Urban Mission Ministries will host a Minority Health Month Facebook Live online event at 7 p.m. on Saturday called “COVID-19: A Minority Health Disparity.”

The event will be recorded and presented to the public through Urban Mission’s Facebook Live platform.

The purpose of the event, according to an item in the mission’s June newsletter, is “to inform, educate and inspire minority populations within the Ohio Valley and surrounding areas.” Sylvia Crawley and community guests will take “a closer look at the impact of COVID-19 on minority populations and stigmas that surround the pandemic.”

It will feature a collection of informative, educational interviews with local minority health care professionals, clergy and community leaders, intertwined with inspirational stories of local minorities who have the extra mile to take care of the community’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event is sponsored by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Weirton Medical Center

Auxiliary board holds meeting

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary board members held their June meeting in the Starvaggi Board Room where President Sondra Weigel opened the meeting with the auxiliary prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley; Sondra Weigel, financial report; and Corresponding Secretary Domenica “Minnie” Malloy, on get-well and thank-you cards sent.

Service chairmen making reports included: Flo Jonczak, birth certificates; Barbara Visnic, coffee cart/mail;Vivian Weigel, gift shop scheduler; Sondra Weigel, information desk; Dee Krinock, membership; Elda Weekley, publicity; Paula Billick, payroll deductions; and “Minnie” Malloy and Babara Visnic telephone.

Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary Officers for 2021 are: President Sondra Weigel; recording secretary, Elda Weekley; corresponding secretary, Domenica “Minnie” Malloy; and Vivian Weigel, assistant treasurer.

The WMC Auxiliary Gift Shop will hold a 20 percent off sale on summer wraps and scarves July 6-10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The shop is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Upcoming events include: Roberts Medical Uniform and shoe sale, July 22-23 in conference room A,B,C; executive board meeting, Aug. 18; $5 Masquerade jewelry sale, Sept. 9-10; collective goods, Oct. 22-23; and $5 Masquerade jewelry sale, Dec. 3-4.

Jefferson County Farm Bureau board projects discussed

NEW ALEXANDRIA — The Jefferson County Farm Bureau board is making plans to belatedly deliver the Promotion and Education committee book to Jefferson County schools.

The agriculture-themed books written for the American Farm Bureau Federation education division were to have been delivered and read to second-graders in Jefferson County school in March, a project postponed by the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Placemats for Agriculture Week also were unable to be delivered to restaurants that temporarily closed because of guidelines in place.

There also are baby items for the postponed Agriculture Baby Week in storage until a decision is made on how to proceed.

The “Straight From the Heart” woman’s seminar in Tuscarawas County in September and involvement with the Jefferson County Fair have been canceled. The annual meeting dinner for the county, however, will be held Sept. 3 with details to be announced later.

Jeanne Roberts, P&E and education committee chairman, encourages members to make a list of ideas that can be addressed when meetings begin. She can be reached at (740) 598-4832.

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