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December 28, 2012
Weirton Daily Times


registration begins

NEW CUMBERLAND - Hancock County Schools will hold phone-in registration for pre-kindergarten for the 2013-2014 academic year from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25.

The parents and guardians of children who will be 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2013, may call (304) 564-3411, extension 3320 or 3322 to begin the registration process. Registration will be explained over the phone, and a registration packet will be mailed to be completed at home.

In the Weirton area, registration will be accepted for classrooms at Broadview Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Northern Panhandle Head Start Pipinos Center, Weirton Heights Day Care and The Children's Academy.

In northern Hancock County, registration will be accepted for classrooms at New Manchester Elementary School, A.T. Allison Elementary School, Northern Panhandle Head Start Newell and The Tree House in Chester.

To complete registration, parents need the child's current immunization records, Social Security card and a state-certified birth certificate, signed by a state registrar and stamped with an official seal, from the Office of Vital Statistics in the state in which the child was born. Those applying for a Head Start site must have proof of income.

Children must undergo a mandatory screening in March, date to be announced. For information, call Hancock County Schools at (304) 564-3411, extension 3330. Enrollment in pre-kindergarten classes is free; transportation is parents' responsibility in most cases.

Teachers, we want your photos

Attention, teachers and day care providers - we are looking for your photos of your students during Christmas celebrations for publication.

Those interested are asked to send their photos either via email or U.S. Postal Service for publication in a future edition of The Weirton Daily Times. When sending a photo by email, send a large-size .jpeg, .jpg or .tif file as an attachment to When sending a photo by USPS, please send a 3-inch by 5-inch photo to Summer Wallace-Minger, c/o The Weirton Daily Times, 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH 43952. We cannot accept photos printed on home computer printers.

Please include your name, the name of your school or day care, a brief description of the celebration and a day-time phone number.

Library announces programs

BURGETTSTOWN - The Burgettstown Community Library, located at 2 Kerr St., holds adult Tai Chi classes at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the library.

The cost is a $10 donation per session.

Patrons now have the ability to download free eBooks and audio books from the library's website at, through the district's "Off the Shelf" initiative.

The library benefits from deposits at the ABITIBI recycling containers, which are located at the library and the Barbush Community Center's baseball field entrance in Langeloth.

For information, call (724) 947-9780.

Light the Night planned

WHEELING - The Western Pennsylvania Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will hold its Light the Night Walk at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Wheeling Jesuit University's McDonough Center.

The pre-walk registration and celebration begins at 7:30 p.m.

The non-competitive walk celebrates and commemorates lives touched by cancer. Those walking will carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors and red for supporters - to "light the way." Those participating may either walk individually or as teams.

There is no registration fee, but all walkers are encouraged to raise $25 in order to carry a balloon. There are additional incentives at higher fundraising levels.

For information, contact Shaunna Dunder Hershberger by phone at (800) 726-2873, extension 2853, or (412) 697-2853, or by email at Visit the website at

Knitting group inviting

new members

BURGETTSTOWN - Connected Threads, a women's service knitting and crochet group, is inviting new members to come and participate in their weekly coffee and Bible study meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.

The group also works on afghans and other items for women in need. All women of any age or skill level from the community are welcome to attend.

Basic beginning knit and crochet skills will be taught to anyone who wants to learn and work on the projects. All yarn and supplies are provided without charge.

For information, call (724) 947-5165 or (724) 947-3034.

Steubenville School retirees gather

Thirty-five retirees of Steubenville City Schools gathered Dec. 13 at the Ville Restaurant for a Christmas lunch.

Christmas cards were sent, and a gift exchange was held.

A thank-you letter was read from Charity Hospice. Volunteers worked for two days at its poinsettia tree booth at the mall and collected more than $500.

State Teachers Retirement System news updates were discussed.

Charities were chosen for the next two months. January will be Hounds' Haven, and February will be the Jefferson County Humane Society.

The next lunch will be held Jan. 10 at Margaret's in Toronto.

Music lessons offered

in Avella

AVELLA - The Avella Public Library is offering "Music N'At" lessons in piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone and guitar.

For information, call (724) 587-5688.

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