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News from area churches

Smithfield Council of Churches sponsoring Ron Retzer Trio concert SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Council of Churches invites the public to an evening of special Christmas music to be performed by the Ron Retzer Trio in concert. “The Sounds Of Christmas” will be presented Sunday at ...

DONATION MADE — Donations of food were presented to Pastor D. W. Cummings at the Church Women United’s annual Christmas luncheon. The canned goods are for Bethlehem Apostolic Temple, Wheeling, and Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, Weirton, pantries. On hand were, from left, Rebecca “Tish” Turner of the CWU; Pastor Cummings and his wife, Latisha Cummings; Cathy Cooper, president; and Diane Pastoric, citizens action chair.
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Church Women United hold Christmas luncheon

WEIRTON — Church Women United members met for their annual December Christmas luncheon hosted by Helen Jeter and Rebecca “Tish” Turner of the Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly Church, Weirton. President Cathy Cooper welcome those attending. Karen Tate gave a reading titled “Christmas ...

Church sermon topics

-- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Pondering Words of Wisdom.” -- Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Are You Ready?” -- Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “The Word Expanded.” -- Covenant Presbyterian Church, ...

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Women’s group holds luncheon

The Women’s Christian Fellowship group of the Wintersville Church of Christ held a covered-dish luncheon Dec. 3 to usher in the Christmas season. Chuck Bretell offered grace before the meal, supervised by Barb Prekup and Kay Fucco, was served. After lunch, Brenda Vandeborne led the attendees ...

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Funseekers help CDI

The Funseekers helped the Cancer Dietary Initiative by recently donating food and money to the program that helps area cancer patients undergoing treatment. On hand for the presentation were, from left, CDI representatives Patti D’Aurora and Chris Hyland and club members Dave Krause and ...

Community news from around the area

Moving On holding its final meeting on Sunday WEIRTON — Moving On will hold its final meeting Sunday at Undo’s in Weirton. At the Nov. 12 meeting members were reminded to bring a Christmas card and a $5 gift to the December meeting. President Lucretia “Toots” Ross welcomed the ...

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Planters decorated for holiday

Willie Balt, chair of the Chester Arts Club Community Improvement Committee, organized members to decorate the planters along Carolina Avenue in Chester for the Christmas season. Velma Jackson, local artist and member, has maintained the wooden snowmen heads. Pine boughs and Christmas ornaments ...

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Design, display big books

Education students from Franciscan University of Steubenville’s content area reading class hold big books they designed, then displayed at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. The big books were made to connect literacy concepts to the subject areas ...

THEY’RE WOMEN OF DISTINCTION — The YWCA of Steubenville held its second-annual Women of Distinction awards banquet Nov. 30 at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville. With Sophie Spencer, standing left, YWCA executive director, are honorees, seated, from left, Vanessa Palmer, who retired from Steubenville City Schools, working as a certified school nurse for 30 years, health and sciences; Melinda Young, superintendent of Steubenville City Schools, education; and Esther McCoy, former columnist, food editor and staff writer for the Herald-Star, legacy award; and standing, attorney Francesca Carinci, community and civic affairs; Angelita Forte,’ youth services coordinator for Steubenville City Schools, rising star award; and Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller, business and professional services.
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Candids from YWCA’s Women of Distinction

Today’s community page is dedicated to photographs I took while covering the YWCA of Steubenville’s second-annual Women of Distinction banquet held Nov. 30 at Hellenic Hall. The complete story ran in the Dec. 2 edition of the Herald-Star. Hats of to the six honorees — all well ...

Justin DeVore and Virginia Carpenter are shown with some of the already donated gifts.
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Annual Christmas Angel Tree project under way by Chester Arts Club

CHESTER — Marlene Flemming Murray, a member of the Chester Arts Club, has initiated the annual Christmas Angel Tree project for the W. Va. Veterans Home in Barboursville, W.Va. President Joann Hobbs donated the Christmas tree while members decorated the tree with lights and gift tags. ...