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April 23, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Pleasant Valley Woman's Golf Association gearing up

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. - The Pleasant Valley Women's Golf Association of the Ponderosa Golf Course will begin 2013 league play at 8:30 a.m. May 1 at the course located at 2728 state Route 168.

An organizational meeting will follow play May 1.

All interested women golfers in the Tri-State Area are invited to join. The league plays every Wednesday May through September.

Those interested can call President Barb Williams at (724) 947-9114 or Glenda Virtue at (304) 748-1672.

Showcase rescheduled

NEW CUMBERLAND - The third annual Showcase of Talent has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. April 30 at Oak Glen Middle School.

It is sponsored by the school's Culture Club.

For information, call (304) 374-7474.

Program to cover woodlands

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will present a free program on woodlands and their habitat for woodland owners, educators and nature enthusiasts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 8.

Dave McGill, forest resources extension specialist; and Sheldon Owen, wildlife resources extension specialist, will present the program.

Reservations should be made by contacting Brooke County WVU Extension agent Norm Schwertfeger at (304) 737-3666 or by email at

Wine in the Woods scheduled

WEIRTON - The Guglielmo Scholarship Foundation will host the third annual Wine in the Woods from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 9 at the Serbian American Picnic Grounds.

The event will include entertainment by Dean Martin tribute artist Rich Treglia and Disc Jockey Soundsations. There will be a drawing for a wheelbarrel of wine, a Chinese auction and craft vendors in attendance.

The cost is $10, which includes wine and food.

All proceeds benefit the scholarship foundation.

Indoor flea market offered

WELLSBURG - Frances Dennison and friends have been holding an indoor flea market at 810 Charles St., with proceeds going to purchase treats for residents at the local nursing homes, but the sale will be moving from the site and a variety of household items and collectibles must be sold.

They include two boxes of hardback editions of Zane Grey westerns, assorted records and books on cassette and other items. Anyone interested in buying all or any of the items should call Dennison at (304) 737-3614.

Music students rated

WEST LIBERTY - Janice Torrance, Marie Parker and Carla Stone's music students participated in judged competitions April 12-13 at West Liberty University.

The students performed two selections from memory for Gerald Lee, piano judge; and Linda Cowan, vocal judge.

Johnny O'Karma was rated superior with honors on piano.

The following students were rated superior on piano: Ava Orecchio, Sydney May, Alexia Jenkins, Joey Cowher, Lauren Zeigler, Gianna Hooper, Mia Zopp, Christina Conforti, Andrea Alimario, Alan Alimario, Alanna Cervenak and Paraag Gupta.

The following students were rated excellent on piano: Abby Cowher, Maggie Rudiger, Tommy Charnie and Madeline Stafford

The following students were rated excellent for voice: Ava Orecchio, Alexia Jenkins, Kiara Fastuca and Geena Diomedi.

Roberta Fedoush, piano and voice, and Chuck Lucas, guitar, also are instructors.

Alpha Tau meets

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Alpha Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Society of Women Educators held the April meeting at the Swaney Memorial Library with President Fran Jones calling the meeting to order.

Chaplain Donna Durkin read the thought for the day, "Choices. Corresponding Secretary Shirley Washam called roll and read communications. Committee reports were given, and Susan Gracie and Rita Schmitt led the group in a fraternity education program.

Hancock County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Chuck Stanley presented a program on the K-9 unit and introduced Jesy, a K-9 officer that does patrol, tracking and narcotics work.

Lola Bender, Suzan Smith, Karen Oyster and Barbara Logue were hostesses.

Anxiety program

set for today

WHEELING - An anxiety disorders informational program will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wheeling Hospital's Conference Room C.

Those who experience symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, panic, anxiety and fear of crowds are invited to learn about help available for those who suffer from anxiety disorders.

To register, call the hospital's Community Education and Outreach Department at (304) 243-3339.

Heritage eyes

reading program

MCDONALD, Pa. - The Heritage Public Library will hold the children's summer reading program, with the theme "Dig Into Reading," 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays from June 21 through Aug. 16 at the library located at 52 Fourth St..

Dinosaurs, insects, American Indians and ancient Egyptians will be examined.

Area residents are asked to sponsor a day of summer reading for $50; those doing so will be recognized on their sponsor day. For information, call (724) 926-8400.

The Heritage Public Library is looking for new Friends of the Library and Library Board members. Friends meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, and board meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Those interested, can call (724) 926-8400.

Historical society

presents program

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - The Fort Vance Historical Society will host a program, "The Life of Billy Yank: The Daily Life of a Union Soldier in the Civil War," presented by Iron City Guards Jim DeAngelis and Chris Sedlak, at 1 p.m. May 11 at the Burgettstown Community Library located on Kerr St.

The program will examine what the average Union soldier endured during the Civil War, including what one would have worn, carried, loaded his rifle, fought, ate and slept. The difference between enlisted men's and officers' lives will be looked at, as well as the difference between the Civil War era and modern day. The library also will showcase letters from area residents during the Civil War, with the display beginning May 1.

The Iron City Guards are a premiere, authentic living history artillery unit. Admission is free. Registration is requested.

For information, call (724) 947-9780.

St. Thomas

holding dinner

WEIRTON - The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a meatloaf dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church located on Three Springs Drive.

Dinner includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, green beans and bread and butter. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

Take-out is available.

Prayer walk

set for Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND - The God Answers Prayer community prayer walk will be held at 10 a.m. April 27, beginning either at the Hancock County Savings Bank on Ridge Avenue or the S. Chester Street ball fields.

The walk will end at the city gazebo, followed by music and prayer. Refreshments will be available. For information, call (304) 564-3951 or (304) 564-5284.

Colliers to hold

prayer walk

COLLIERS - The second annual Colliers United Methodist Church prayer walk will be held at 11 a.m. April 27.

Those participating will pray for a resolution to the community's drug and economic issues. Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

The rain date is May 4. The community is invited to participate. For information, call (304) 527-1816.

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