Community news from around the area

Veterans Service Commission to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at 500 Market St., Suite 310, Steubenville. All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.

Free Valentine dinner at Sugar Grove

Mark your calendar for Saturday.

There will be a free Valentine dinner that day at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, beginning at 5 p.m., according to Pastor James Willson.

Food and entertainment will be provided. The event is open to the public, and the dinner is free.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by Thursday by calling either (740) 544-5037 or (740) 544-5992. “Please leave a message if an answering machine picks up the call,” Willson said.

Sugar Grove UMC church is located on county Road 68, to the right at the top off of state Route 152 out of Empire.

Brooke Library to show animated film

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing the PG-rated animated film, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Mingo Class of 1964 plans reunion

The Mingo High School Class of 1964 is planning its 50-year reunion, which will be held Aug. 16 at Aracoma Park, Mingo Junction.

The reunion committee met Jan. 29 to discuss further planning, class addresses, e-mails, and a report on the menu.

As an extended invitation to the reunion, the class of 1964 also will be host and welcome all 1960s (1960-69) MHS graduates and their guests to the event.

The RSVP deadline is March 15. For registration forms or questions, contact Nancy at (740) 282-1970. The committee’s next meeting will be this month.

Free community dinner at church

The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg located at 901 Charles St. will hold a free community dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday. It is open to the public.

Moose hosts ‘Legends of Music’

The Weirton Moose will host “Legends of Music,” Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and Elvis tribute artists at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Moose’s upstairs area located on Main Street.

Tickets are $10 each.

NOVASR meeting scheduled Feb. 21

The Northern Ohio Valley Area Search and Rescue organization will hold its February members meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department, Luray Drive, Wintersville.

Anyone interested in joining NOVASAR is welcome to attend.

Questions about NOVASAR can be directed to Dave Nicholson, the nonprofit organization’s secretary-treasurer, at (740) 544-6249 or (740) 632-4239.

A unique way to show you care

If you’re looking for a unique way to express affection to your Valentine, Judy Bratten, executive director of Historic Fort Steuben, has a suggestion.

“Show your love by purchasing an engraved brick by Wednesday, and we will send a Valentine’s card announcing your gift,” Bratten said.

Normally each brick costs $65 for non-members and $50 for members, but with this Valentine’s Day special, you can purchase one brick for $45,” Bratten said.

“An engraved brick of three lines and 15 characters is a unique way to remember a loved one. Bricks ordered by the end of February will be placed by the Veterans Memorial Fountain in May,” Bratten said.

All bricks and their locations are listed in a book at the visitors center, which is located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville. The phone number is (740) 283-1787.