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‘State of Minority Health’ virtual series Friday has cardiovascular disease theme

STEUBENVILLE — “The State of Minority Health,” a four-part virtual health series in observance of Minority Health Month in April, continues Friday with a presentation by cardiologist Dr. Anthony Fletcher of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Steubenville.

“CVD (cardiovascular disease) and the Minority Community” will be the topic of the 7 p.m. part-two presentation that can be viewed on the Urban Mission Ministries and Minority Health Month Facebook pages.

The Neighborhood Community Development Center of Urban Mission kicked off the series April 9 with “Cancer is Not Equal,” a topic focusing on the importance of mammogram and prostate screenings for minorities. It was presented by Dr. Vanessa Palmer and Dr. Gary Tan, osteopathic medicine.

Other remaining series topics will be “My Child and Their Shots: What You Need to Know About Child Immunizations” at 7 p.m. April 23, presented by Dr. Candis N. Platt-Houston and Angel Williams, NP, childhood obesity specialist, and “The Wrap-Up” on April 30 at 7 p.m., presented by Carletta Platt-Williams and LeAnn Taylor, mental health specialist.

For information, visit the website www.urbanmission.org or call (740) 282-8010.

Weekly fish fry in Brilliant to continue through May 7

BRILLIANT — Although Lent is over, the Brilliant American Legion Post 573 is continuing with its weekly Friday fish fries until May 7.

The hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. The menu includes a choice of Coleman’s breaded fish sandwiches, chicken tender basket, shrimp basket and fish nugget basket, all of which can be purchased as a dinner which comes with bread, french fries and coleslaw.

Orders can be called in to (740) 598-3515. Limited delivery will be available.

Annual farm luncheon April 26 at Harrison fairgrounds

CADIZ — The Harrison County Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee will hold its annual farm luncheon on April 26 at 11 p.m. at the Harrison County Fairgrounds commercial building. There is no cost for the luncheon and a chance to win door prizes.

Trevor Kirkpatrick, the new organizational director of Ohio Farm Bureau, serving in Harrison, Jefferson, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties, will be the guest speaker and have an opportunity to meet the people from the counties he represents. “Pigs to Pork” will be his topic.

To register for the luncheon, call the Harrison County Farm Bureau office at (888) 265-2090 or contact Jane Wallace at (740) 942-3378 or by e-mail to harrison@ofbf.org.

The registration deadline is April 19. State COVID guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks will be observed.

Steubenville Legion Auxiliary hosting breakfast, bake sale

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville American Legion Post Auxiliary Unit 33 will hold a breakfast and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Legion hall, located at North Fifth Street and Madison Avenue.

Breakfast consist of eggs, sausage patties, home fries and pancakes for $7.

It is open to the public.

Library locations offering craft activities for children

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following activities available at its various locations, including:

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Stop in the library April 19-23 for a take-home craft available while supplies last. The kits are for ages 3-12 and may require glue and scissors. The child must be present at pickup.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children can stop in the library any time on April 22 to pick up a take-home Earth Day craft.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Stop in the library April 19-23 for a take-home craft while supplies last. The kits are for ages 3-12 and may require glue and scissors. The child must be present at pickup.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Children: School-age children can visit the library on April 20 to pick up a take-home craft.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Stop in the library anytime on April 22 to pick up an Earth Day take-home craft.

Mission hosting online event to honor volunteers, donors

STEUBENVILLE — Each spring, Urban Mission Ministries hosts a special event to honor donors and volunteers who help the mission to thrive.

“We’ve decided to hold this year’s event online as a way to stay connected but to do so in the safest way possible,” notes an item in the mission’s April newsletter.

This year’s event will be held on April 28, beginning at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested can tune in by visiting the mission Facebook page at Urban Mission of Steubenville, OH or by visiting the mission’s website at www.urbanmission.org.

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