Community news from around the area

Wellsburg church offering free soup from parking lot Jan. 14

WELLSBURG — Community of Christ Church will be offering free soup for takeout at 11 a.m. on Jan. 14 from its parking lot on 26th Street.

An assortment of soups will be offered, rain or shine, to anyone on a first-come first-served basis as an outreach by the church.

WVNCC offering free online

aerobics class starting Jan. 25

WEIRTON — West Virginia Northern Community College is offering a free online aerobics class that will run from Jan. 25 to March 13.

The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. over Zoom. This is a low-impact class with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance, strength improvement and flexibility, and all exercise is done standing — there is no chair or floor work — usually to music that is 128-140 beats per minute.

Enrollment is continuous, and anyone interested can go to https://wvncc.coursestorm.com/course/online-aerobics-course1#! to register or use a search engine and type in wvncc community ed and click on “Current Courses Available.” Then click on “Community ed courses” and then “Online Aerobics Course” to register. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail with additional information.

The instructor is Carol Teaff, who can be contacted by e-mail at cteaff@wvncc.edu.

Jefferson County Farm Bureau to award three scholarships

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau will be awarding three $500 scholarships in 2021.

The scholarships are being sponsored as an aid to young people of Jefferson County in continuing their education and becoming self-directing, productive and contributing members of their community, according to a bureau spokesperson.

Qualified students must be residents of Jefferson County and high school seniors or graduates planning to attend or having entered an accredited institution offering post-secondary education. The student or his/her parents or guardian must be current Jefferson County Farm Bureau members for at least the past two consecutive years.

Questions can be directed to the Jefferson County Farm Bureau office by phone at (888) 265-2090 of by e-mail to jefferson@ofbf.org. The deadline for the county application is March 15.

To see all scholarship opportunities the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation has to offer, visit https://ofbf.org/foundation/scholarships/.

The Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is “working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.”

ADK Beta Alpha Chapter

members holds Zoom meeting

STEUBENVILLE — The Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Sorority met virtually on Jan. 5 through Zoom.

Fourteen members were in attendance, including state President Susan Nolan and a member of Beta Epsilon Chapter. President Linda Lenzi presided.

Secretary Joyce Cammilletti called the roll and read the minutes of the last meeting. Treasurer Erin DeSantis gave her report. Members were asked to mail money for this month’s altruistic project — Coats for Kids — to DeSantis.

Nolan presented ideas for Zoom speakers for upcoming meetings. Lenzi will work with her on this project.

Sharon Patterson, scholarship chairman, has sent scholarship application forms to local schools. The members present discussed possible ways-and-means projects and generally agreed to wait until fall to pursue such projects because of the pandemic situation.

The next meeting will be held through Zoom on Feb. 2, beginning at 6 p.m.


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