group to meet
The Lupus Optimum Health support group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Hampton Inn, 820 University Blvd., Steubenville.
Tammy Gregory will be the speaker.
The group offers support for patients and their caregivers on living and coping with lupus.
The Lupus Outreach Program's line dance class will be held July 21 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville. All classes are free.
It is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and sponsored by Urban Mission/NCDC.
Walter and Pat Howard are program coordinators.
to host Eldurays
Although Country Friends has canceled its July 4 session today because of the holiday, the dance will be held on Saturday.
Country Friends will host the Eldurays band at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m.
Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music, according to a news release.
All proceeds go to charity.
For information, call (304) 797-1270 or (304) 527-3322 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.
Life Line screening
scheduled July 12
Residents living in and around Steubenville can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture as St. Mark Lutheran Church, 133 Lovers Lane, Steubenville hosts a Life Line screening on July 12.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease.
A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk also is offered and is appropriate for both men and women.
Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
For information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit the website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded $1,000 scholarships to seven Ohio Valley high school seniors through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
One of the foundation's signature community investment initiatives, the program recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service, according to a news release.
"The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, are involved in their schools and serve as models for their fellow students," the news release notes.
"The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the value placed on civic involvement by the business community," it notes.
The recipients include: Gianna Marie Anile, Weirton Madonna High School; Carly DiCola of Wheeling Park High School; Tanner Filben, John Marshall High School; Zachary Kaiser, Buckeye Local High School; Alexander Reed, Linsly School; Hemali Shah, Steubenville Catholic Central High School; and Alexa Tweedlie of Bishop Donahue High School.
"Comcast recognizes the importance of fostering leadership and excellence in the next generation," said Jim Samaha, senior vice president for Comcast's Keystone Region, which includes the Ohio Valley and which awarded a total of $194,000 in scholarships this year.
"These students are role models in their communities and at their schools. We commend them for their exceptional achievements, and wish them the very best in their future endeavors."