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‘Eerie stories’ part of Hancock museum lecture series Oct. 31

NEW CUMBERLAND — The regular meeting of the Hancock County Museum Commission was held Oct. 7 at the museum with President Vivian Weigel presiding and leading in the pledge to the flag.

Aside from Weigel, attending were Marcus Trelaine, Susan Welch, Lois Carpini, Alice Mitchell and Doris Cameron.

Brian and Terry Seech and Fred Saluga, guests of Janet Keller, briefly toured the museum prior to the meeting.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as mailed. Treasurer Marcus Trelaine presented the financial statement, which was placed on file for audit. He reported on his recent meeting with county commissioners, noting a very informative session was held as they learned details of the museum’s recent renovations and the costs. The museum’s greatest need is supplemental funds to repair/replace a few badly worn windows. He noted the commissioners were appreciative of the development and continued progress and current programs of the museum.

Plans were discussed for the final lecture series of the year, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 with a Halloween theme and “eerie stories” featuring three mystery guests. The museum will be decorated accordingly.

Doris Cameron announced the receipt of several paper documents regarding the family of George McCormick, including birth certificates, Civil War discharge papers, property deeds, high school diplomas, a class photo and class ring and the book “Tales of Yellow Creek.” McCormick was a citizen of Newell. The items were donated by Russell and Vickie Crim.

A framed citation of the award of a bronze star medal presented to Jesse A. Cullen from the U.S. Navy was received from Linda McNeil.

The next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the museum. All are welcome.

Sherman Avenue Halloween block party set for Oct. 29-30

STEUBENVILLE — The third-annual Sherman Avenue Halloween block party will be held Oct. 29 and 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There will be a haunted house, food, a costume contest, bouncy house, movie night and free giveaways.

Brooke County Democrats

select Democrat of the Year

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Democratic Executive Committee and the Brooke County Democratic Women have selected Elsie Pompa as their Democrat of the Year.

Pompa has been a member for many years and has held a number of offices. She currently is serving as treasurer.

“Elsie does an outstanding job of keeping the club involved in fundraising activities, including organizing yard sales and the recent participation in Follansbee’s Christmas in the Park,” a spokesperson noted. “She has helped register eligible voters at Brooke High School. She has been involved in hosting Meet the Candidate events in both primary and general elections,” the spokesperson continued.

Pompa “actively supports Democratic candidates by distributing campaign materials and has spent hours stuffing envelopes for candidates and their causes.”

She also has assisted W.Va. FDW President Anna Gillespie in preparing for annual conventions.

Pompa will be honored at the WVDP Roosevelt-Kennedy virtual convention to be held in November.

Jefferson County Retired Teachers to meet Nov. 9

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association will meet Nov. 9 at Starkdale Presbyterian Church, 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Bea Lehner will install the new officers and give updates on the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. The Steubenville High School Choir will perform. A luncheon will follow.

A $15 reservation fee is due to Ann Wiley by Friday. Checks can be made payable to JCRTA.

Any retired teacher is welcome to join the association.

WMC Auxiliary sponsoring two-day ‘Books Are Fun’ sale

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a “Books Are Fun” sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

The sale will be held in the medical center atrium located on Colliers Way.

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