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‘COVID Run’ Saturday to be

Just BeClause fundraiser

AMSTERDAM — A Just BeClause fundraiser “COVID Run” welcoming the participation of bikes, jeeps, buggies, cars and trucks will be held Saturday in Amsterdam.

The short ride begins and ends at the Amsterdam VFW Post 232 at 412 Liberty St. Signups begin there at 10 a.m. with departure by noon and the last bike/vehicle in by 4 p.m. Dinner will be held upon return.

The cost is $15 per person or $25 for a couple. There will be a 50-50 drawing.

All proceeds benefit Just BeClause to assist in providing for families in need during the holiday season. Questions can be directed to Jason Beard at (330) 936-3623.

Brilliant Lions Club aiding

in blood drive scheduled Oct. 20

BRILLIANT –The Brilliant Memorial Park was the site for the Brilliant Lions Club meeting Oct. 1with the decision to made to hold future meetings in the club room above the village library.

The next meeting will be Nov. 5 with Frank Noble, Susan Nolan and Lamont and Esther McCoy in charge of dinner arrangements.

Butch Ford presided at the meeting where Dave Porter gave the invocation. Ron Retzer distributed tickets for a fundraiser. The money will be presented to the winner in December.

John Goosman reminded members about the blood drive to be held Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in conjunction with the fire department. Nov. 21 will be the Lions Zone 7 meeting. Donations of money and toys for the Christmas for Children project will be accepted at it.

Members were reminded to keep saving bottle caps used to make Buddy Benches.

Ralph Nickoson announced that the club room had a refrigerator donated for their soft drink sale, thanks to a donation made by Dave Benedict.

The monthly money drawings were won by Ford, Lamont McCoy and Nickoson.

Wellness kit items for

Harrison County seniors

CAMBRIDGE — The Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, allocated CARES ACT funding toward wellness kit items and to focal points in varying counties for assembly and distribution, including Harrison County.

Focal points providing kits include the Harrison County Senior Center.

Val Sampson, vice president of development and community options for AAA9, commented, “We are excited to be able to provide our local seniors with these wellness kits. The kits were designed with their needs in mind. We are so appreciative of working with our local senior centers to be able to provide an additional layer of wellness and safety to our valued senior population.”

Wellness kits include hand sanitizer, washable cloth masks, ear saver for mask use, individual hand sanitizer wipes, a clean tool (for opening doors, pushing buttons, etc.), AAA9 vinyl refrigerator pouch with medical/health information and informational flyers on COVID, isolation, elder abuse and AAA9 services.

For information, contact the Harrison County Senior Center.

Starkdale Presbyterian

Women hold meeting

STEUBENVILLE — The Starkdale Presbyterian Women’s group met Sept. 22 in the fellowship hall for a noon luncheon meeting.

Hostesses were Mary Beth Allan, Carla Colson and Pat Daily. Reports were given by Kathy Kramer, secretary, including acknowledgements of thank-you cards received. Janis Whitaker presented the Bible study on Luke 6:36.

Treasurer Joyce Palmer’s report included an update on donations for the yearly bakeless bake sale campaign. Janet Stukins reported on cards sent.

The meeting included discussions on donations. Prayer partners were revealed and new ones chosen.

The next meeting is Oct. 27. The hostesses will be Ruth Carson and Carol Oklok.

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