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East Springfield Community Center dinner set for Thursday

EAST SPRINGFIELD — The East Springfield Community Center will host its monthly fundraiser dinner on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

It will be a spaghetti dinner with a salad bar, bread, dessert and drink. The cost is $9. Patrons can get carryout dinners or dine inside. Orders can be called in to (740) 543-3700.

The monthly dinners are held on the second Thursday of the month.

The center is located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department

Let’s Fight Together plans

fall fundraiser for Nov. 6

RICHMOND — Let’s Fight Together, a nonprofit that transplant recipient T.J. Anderson of Annapolis founded eight years ago to help local kidney dialysis patients, is planning a fundraiser for Nov. 6.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glenn Mills Community Senior Center, located at 7576 state Route 152 S., Richmond, with all proceeds benefiting local kidney dialysis patients.

There will be homemade soups and sandwiches with vendors set up on the main floor with Anderson having a bake sale and jerky sale in the downstairs where tickets also will be available for a special drawing.

The cost is $5 for one ticket or $20 for five tickets. The drawing will be held Nov. 6. Among the prize winnings are a Second Amendment American flag painting done by Jimmy Bee, a $250 Wal-Mart card and a $250 gas card.

For information or to purchase tickets, contact Anderson at (740) 512-3278 or (740) 543-4353 or on Facebook. Tickets can be purchased online through Anderson on Facebook through PayPal letsfighttogether58@yahoo.com.

“We been doing Let’s Fight Together for eight years,” Anderson said. “We help local kidney dialysis patients with gas cards or groceries cards — the little things we try to help with that take away a lot of the discouragement that comes with dialysis,” he said. “Discouraging things such as not having gas to get to treatment can give a person a reason to quit. We also help with support, although we haven’t been able to do much in-person support groups lately cause of COVID-19,” explained Anderson, who has had two kidney transplants, said Let’s Fight together helps not only dialysis patients but also has worked to help with causes related to the military, fire departments, animal shelters and cancer patients.

Coy officially is installed as

permanent pastor at Zion UCC

STEUBENVILLE — Zion United Church of Christ, located at 139 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, has installed the Rev. Walter Coy as its permanent pastor.

A service of installation was held Sept. 12 with UCC Association Minister the Rev. Nayiri Karjian presiding. Coy has been with Zion since May 2019, but installation had been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coy graduated from Youngstown State University where he earned an associate degree in police science and a bachelor’s degree in religious studies. He graduated with a master of divinity degree with specifications in pastoral psychology and counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1989 with the Disciples of Christ and has duel standing with the United Church of Christ.

He serves on the pulpit supply for the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church and the UCC. He has served many churches throughout Northeastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, Northeastern Indiana and Massachusetts.

Coy has conflict management training and clinical pastoral education from Akron General Hospital. He has served as assistant chaplain at Leavittsburg Correctional Institution in Leavittsburg, Ohio, and helped open and set up the religious department and programming at Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut, Ohio, while serving as its head chaplain. He has served on the executive board of the Ohio Conference and the Western Reserve Association of the UCC. Coy additionally has served as a mental health therapist for five years and has been a substitute school teacher for 20 years.

Coy and his wife of 34 years, Joyce, reside in Boardman and have four children between them and four grandchildren.

Story Time, rock painting

among library’s programs

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

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Children: Stop in the library to make a craft anytime on Oct. 21.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Register now for Story Time that is scheduled on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Story Time is for children ages 5 to 10. Stories, activities and songs are shared.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Stop in to pick up a Grab-and-Go Story Time on Oct. 18.

Get creative at the library’s Halloween Mummy Rock Painting on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

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

Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. Call to join.

Children: Register now for Story Time that is scheduled on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Story Time is for children ages 5 to 10. Stories, activities and songs are shared.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Children: Grab-and-Go Craft is available at the library for pickup on Oct. 18 while supplies last. Stop in anytime.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Stop in to pick up a Grab-and-Go Story Time on Oct. 18.

Get creative at the library’s Halloween Mummy Rock Painting on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.

Cattle Management School planned by Osu Extension

CADIZ — Join Ohio State University Extension Oct. 26 and 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the fall Cattle Management School.

The cost of each session is $10 per person, and anyone ages 12 and younger may attend at no cost. A boxed meal will be provided as part of the registration fee. Local health department guidance given at the time of these sessions will be followed.

The first session of the Cattle Management School on Oct. 26 will cover preconditioning programs and co-op models for cattle. Guest speakers include Garth Ruff, beef cattle field specialist, OSU Extension and Hannah Scott, program manager, CFAES Center for Cooperatives OSU South Centers.

The session will be held at the Harrison County Fairgrounds commercial building, 550 Grant St., Cadiz. Pre-registration is required at go.osu.edu/cmsmarketing.

Small-scale cattle operations sometimes struggle to market their livestock at prices high enough to recover costs, a spokesperson explained. Preconditioning programs and co-ops provide opportunities for local producers to pool cattle and add value. Precon

ditioning refers to management practices implemented around weaning that focus on improving immune system function and nutritional status of calves to reduce risk of sickness and mortality. Co-ops can help producers better market and process livestock.

The second session on Oct. 28 will be centered on BQA certification. Anyone needing to become certified or recertified for is encouraged to attend.

“Consumers are concerned for animal health, and the sustainability of the production systems their food’s raised in.” This statement is just one of several that has led to teaching and certifying Ohio’s cattlemen in Beef Quality Assurance to become a priority. Adding even more meaning to that statement, the spokesperson continued is the fact that Tyson Foods, which harvests and processes 25 percent of the U.S. beef market share, and also Wendy’s, now the second largest fast-food hamburger chain in the United States, have announced beginning in 2019 cattle they purchase must originate from producers and feedyards who are BQA certified.

“Not only are today’s consumers sharing their concerns, but now the businesses who are supplying the public’s demand for a quality beef product raised in a humane and sustainable fashion also want some guarantees that it’s happening throughout the production chain,” the spokesperson noted.

In response, OSU Extension is working in cooperation with the Ohio Beef Council, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Ohio’s cattle auction markets and collection points to offer Ohio’s cattlemen several opportunities to become BQA certified. This session will be held at the Ohio Valley Towers Building, second-floor conference room, 500 Market St., Steubenville. Pre-registration is required at go.osu.edu/21fallbqa. Visit www.bqa.org to get BQA certified online. Online training consists of a series of lessons and quizzes to become certified. Training will take two hours.

Questions can be directed to Erika Lyon, OSU Extension, at (740) 461-6136 or e-mail lyon.194@osu.edu.

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