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April 8, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Lowery set to be speaker at

Oreon E. Scott lecture

BETHANY - Author Rick Lowery will be the featured speaker for the 58th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held today and Tuesday at Bethany College's Mountainside Conference Center.

Lowery is a dean and adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and author of several books on biblical studies and social and ecological justice.

He's currently writing a book titled "Genesis and Human Rights," which will be the focus of this year's event, and his many writings include blogs for the Huffington Post.

The Timothy Luncheon will be held at noon today and the day will include dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. worship service led by Lowery at Bethany Memorial Church and a reception with Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.

The Oreon E. Scott Lectures are funded through the Oreon E. Scott Foundation, which was established to strengthen the Christian Church and support related colleges and institutions.

To register or for information, call (304) 829.7723 or by email

Cancer support group to meet

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The American Cancer Society's Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.

For information, contact Brother John McMahon, facilitator, by phone at (740) 283-6514 or by email at

WVU Extension offers gardening tips

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a series of gardening workshops at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Brooke Hills Park.

On Thursday, Pleasant County Extension agent Claude Marra will discuss soil conservation and soil sciences, including understanding a soil test report and improving soil's quality for flower beds and other gardens.

On April 18, Brooke County Extension agent Norm Schwertfeger will discuss successful home gardening techniques. Participants also are encouraged to bring plants or seeds they would like to trade.

A $5 donation is requested. Those interested in attending should register by phone, (304) 737-3666, or online at BrookeCountyExtension@mail.wvu .edu.

The WVU Extension Service has a number of helpful resources about gardening and agriculture. They range from the online Gardening 101 series to specific information about pests, soil, bees and other topics found at www.anr.ext.wvu. edu.

The 2013 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar, a growing guide and a varieties guide also can be downloaded from the same site.

Mount Carmel holds youth night

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Mount Carmel First United Methodist Church Anniversary Committee will host a youth night at 7 p.m. Friday at the church located at 3301 West St.

Arletta Reed and Jamar Harvey's mime ministry and poet Eugene Williams will be special guests. The Anointed Children of God Mime Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church in Duquesne, Pa., will be featured in concert.

Church holding rummage sale

WEIRTON - The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold the semi-annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 101 Lisa Court.

Clothing and household items will be available.

Minority Health Lunch scheduled

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Ohio Valley District, Ohio Association of Colored Women's Clubs will host the 29th-annual Minority Health Lunch on frin 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Agape Apostolic Assembly located at 525 Slack St.

The theme will be "Healthy U - Healthy Me" with Tammy Gregory as the featured speaker. The focus of the presentation will be the benefits of exercise in line with First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program.

The luncheon donation is $17 with tickets available by contacting any federate woman.

Millicent Slaughter is president, and Carolyn Simmons is first vice president and chairman.

Vendors sought for Moose sale

WELLSBURG - The Wellsburg Moose Lodge seeks vendors for an indoor yard sale to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the lodge at 844 Main St.

Eight-foot tables may be rented for $10 each. Donations of items for the sale also are welcome by calling (304) 737-0178.

Yard sale benefits

cancer society

AVELLA, Pa. - The Powers Auto Crushing Inc. Relay for Life Team will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Avella Volunteer Fire Department on Avella Road.

Donated items, including furniture, household items, toys books, collectibles, seasonal items, decor, tools and appliances, will be accepted. Computer monitors will not be accepted. Donated items can be dropped off Friday at the fire department.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

For information, contact Patty Powers Cutlip at (724) 587-3943 or (724) 587-3900.

Weirton Steelers

signups scheduled

WEIRTON - Weirton Steelers football team signups will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 20-21 at the Millsop Community Center.

The cost is $65 for one child, $125 for two children and $200 for three or more children.

For information, contact Heidi Brown at (304) 670-4986 or

Library to host

grant workshop

WEIRTON - The Mary H. Weir Public Library will host a proposal writing basics workshop presented by Christopher "Kief" Schladweiler, Foundation Center Co-operating Collections coordinator, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 15 in the library's activity room.

He also will discuss grant-seeking resources and answer questions about the Foundation Center and its databases.

To make a reservation, contact Lois Fundis at (304) 797-8510 or fundisl@weirton.lib.wv. us.


workshop set

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio - First Matrix Motivation will hold grant-writing workshops from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at the First Free Methodist Church located at 16260 St. Clair Ave.

The seminars will look at writing grant proposals for buildings, youth programs, schools, technical skills, sports programs, counseling, rehabilitation, job training, education, day care, health care and food and clothing distribution.

The cost is $45 per person, with group rates of $35 per person available to groups of three or more from the same organization. The cost includes registration, workbook and on-going support services.

The first 20 to register will receive a free copy of "Submitting Successful Grant Submissions."

To register, visit or call (330) 870-5903 or (330) 382-1086.

Hancock Schools

host screenings

NEW CUMBERLAND - Hancock County Schools will host free development skill screenings for children from birth to 5-years-old from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 at the Board of Education Conference Room on the bottom floor of the New Cumberland City Building located at 104 N. Court St.

The screenings will include thinking, movement, play, self-care, language and behavior. School psychologists, educational and early intervention specialists and speech therapists will be available to answer questions.

Appointments are required. Make an appointment by calling (304) 564-3411, extension 3383.

'Princess Ball' scheduled

STEUBENVILLE - The Sojourner Truth Federated Club will hold "A Princess Ball" father-daughter dance from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 20 at Froehlich's Classic Corner located at 501 Washington St. The event will feature a princess-inspired dinner, dancing, flowers, father-daughter pictures and a disc jockey playing child-appropriate music.

Tickets are $35 for a father and his daughter, with a $10 charge for each additional daughter 18 and under. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and surrogate fathers are welcome to attend. For tickets and information, contact Vicki Gilliam at (304) 748-7848, Carol Gregory at (740) 282-3190, Wylene Alexander at (740) 282-9207 or Sandi Rue at (740) 283-2832.

Roast benefits Wounded Warriors

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - A chicken roast will be held to benefit the Wounded Warriors of Washington County from noon to 5 p.m. April 27 at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion located on Smith Township State Road, state Route 18, across from Hill Memorial Stadium's main entrance.

The cost is $12 per dinner, which includes one-half chicken, baked potato, salad, roll and dessert. A cash bar will be available. The event will include a 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction. Tickets must be purchased by April 20. They may be purchased from any of the following sponsors: Atlasburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, Burgettstown American Legion, Burgettstown Sons of the Legion, Burgettstown Veterans of Foreign Wars, Slovan Veterans of Foreign Wars, Burgettstown Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Riders.

Painter to lead

historical tour

AVELLA, Pa. - Eugene Painter will be the featured speaker of a Patterson Mill historical tour sponsored by the A.D. White Research Society at 2 p.m. April 27, beginning at the mill site on Cross Creek Road.

The group also will attempt to find any remains of the McNutt log cabin, the home of Joseph K. McNutt, who operated the mill in 1887. McNutt's daughter, Nora Myrtle McNutt, also was born that year in the dirt-floor cabin. Nora Myrtle McNutt is the mother of John Baker of Mount Lebanon, A.D. White Society member.

The tour also will include the Fred and Beverly Hofrichter home, which was once owned by the Patterson family. For information, call Kathryn Slasor at (724) 947-3983.

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