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Rotary Club accepting scholarship applications

STEUBENVILLE — The Rotary Club of Steubenville is accepting applications from graduating seniors in Jefferson County for the Service Above Self Scholarship. The local Rotary Club has offered this scholarship for 20 years through the Steubenville Rotary Foundation, which is supported by its members and community fundraisers.

Service Above Self is one of the Rotary International mottos that members area asked to adhere to in their daily lives. During the 1911 Rotary Convention where members gathered in Portland, Ore., one of the principles discussed in organizing a new club was “Service, Not Self.” At the 1950 Rotary Convention in Detroit, two slogans were approved as official mottoes of Rotary: “He Profits Most Who Serves Best” and “Service Above Self.” In 1989 the Council on Legislation established Service Above Self as the principal motto because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.

Individuals applying must complete the online application and essay describing what Service Above Self is to them. Members of he scholarship committee, chaired by Rotarian Charles Joyce, read and score the applications based on service to their school, community and home life. Each application is read by two members of the committee and scored. The top 10 finalists are then reread and scored by entire committee.

Applications must be submitted by March 1 and can be found at steubenvillerotary.com/page/scholarships.

Virtual cooking looks at popular restaurant dishes

WELLSBURG — As part of its Cook by the Book Recipe Club, the Brooke County Public Library will offer tips on making dishes made popular by various restaurants at noon Feb. 23 at the library’s facebook page at BCPL.WV.

Church offering free soup

WELLSBURG — Community of Christ Church on 26th Street will again be offering a variety of free soup to go on Feb. 25. It will be available beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until it’s all gone.


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