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Food preservation class is presented by CEOS

Contributed HOW IT’S DONE — Sue Isner, CEOS member and Hancock County Extension family and community development program assistant, taught about some of the equipment needed for preserving the garden’s bounty. -- Contributed

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Community Educational Outreach Service held its final food preservation class, “Freezing and Dehydrating,” on Sept. 1.

Part of the ongoing series “From Garden to Pantry — Preserving What You Grow,” the class was presented by the Hancock County Community Educational Outreach Service with support from WVU Extension, the Brooke-Hancock Family Resource Network, Try This WV and the Hancock County 4-H Foundation. All the produce used in the classes was purchased from R-n-R Family Farm of New Cumberland.

The series came about as the CEOS searched for meaningful ways to fulfill their mission of strengthening individuals and families through continuing education, community service and leadership development.

“We have seen a resurgence of interest in gardening as more and more people become concerned about the quality of their food, where it comes from and what is in it, and also availability,” commented CEOS President Becky Wiegers. “The COVID-19 pandemic made it very clear we may not always find what we need on the shelves at the grocery store. I see a natural progression from growing our own food to preserving what we grow to ensure an ample supply of good, healthy food beyond the growing season,” she said. “It’s also worth noting that, although our classes concentrate on preserving fruits and vegetables, meat also can be preserved, and we touch on that as well.”

The CEOS plans to present these workshops again next year, and those who are interested in participating are encouraged to call the WVU Hancock County Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 for information. Because the classes are hands-on, the number of spots for each class is limited and can fill up quickly.

Library offering variety of

programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenvile and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities schedled at its various locations.

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: “Breathwork and Guided Meditation” will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 offering participants a way to reduce stress and anxiety by learning breathwork with Lisa Mort of Empowered Yoga. Breathwork is the practice of using controlled conscious breathing to bypass the mind and enter a different state of awareness, according to a news release. Participants should bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket. Register by calling the library.

Children: Stop in anytime on Thursday for children to make a craft.

Watch a family movie at the library on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Grab-and-Go Story Time is available for children today.

Adults: Coloring for adults is Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

Children: Babygarten will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for parent or caregiver with children birth to age 2. This is a lap-sit program that involves free play, songs, rhymes and books that will help babies with language development and early literacy skills.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: Learn color and style trends for today’s living with Beth McVay on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. “Visit the newest fashion colors present and on the horizon along with fashion decor trends for easy living for today’s busy lifestyles,” a library spokesperson noted. Registration is required.

Children: Play and Learn is an hour-long play session for parent or caregiver and their children birth to age 4 that will be offered Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Adults: Join the library’s book club for discussion on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Children: Grab-and-Go Story Time is available for children today.

Allow children to explore their artistic side at this kids’ Paint and Sip on Saturday at noon. Registration is required.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call to join.

Steubenville Saddle Club

plans meeting, horse show

RICHMOND — The Steubenville Saddle Club will hold the fourth and final show of its 2021 season on Sunday at the club grounds, located at 8675 state Route 152 N., Richmond.

The show begins at 9 a.m. with halter/showmanship classes followed by English/Western performance classes and ending with contest classes that will not begin before 3 p.m.

The open horse shows consist of halter and showmanship, driving, English equitation and pleasure, Western horsemanship and pleasure, ranch pleasure, trail and contesting.

Concessions will be available at the club room.

Shows are open to the public, and admission is free.

The club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the club grounds. Normally, the club meets on the first Tuesday of the month but has delayed it since it comes the day after the Labor Day holiday.

Railroaders are invited

to Thursday gathering

CHESTER — All railroaders are invited to a breakfast meeting at E.J.’s Restaurant, Chester, at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Questions can be directed to Rocco at (330) 853-3045.

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