Community news from around the area
Oak Glen Middle School takes first place in Patriot’s Pen
NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen Middle School student Shea Wimberley won first place and $300 in prize money in the Patriot’s Pen writing competition.
The VFW-sponsored youth essay contest gives sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students an opportunity to write essays expressing their view on a patriotic theme.
“Why I Honor the American Flag” was the 2018 theme.
The 13-year-old daughter of David and Gloria Wimberley of New Cumberland is an eighth-grader at the school.
Sugar Grove UMC holding
Valentine’s Day fundraiser
TORONTO — Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, located at 159 county Road 68, Toronto, will be holding a “Souper Valentine’s Day Fill Your Tummy” fundraiser.
It will be held at the church from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and feature soup, sandwich, dessert and drink by donation. Patrons can eat in or get takeout. For information, call (740) 544-5037.
PERI Chapter members hear
program on humane society
STEUBENVILLE — Fifteen members and guests of Chapter 5, District 9 PERI met at the YWCA in Steubenville on Jan. 9.
Harold Ray, president, opened the meeting. Joyce Summers led the prayer and opening exercises.
Jerry Krupinski, legislative officer, swore in John McDevitt as the new treasurer. He replaces Steve Hughes. Aside from McDevitt, other officers for 2019 are Ray, president; Randy Smith, vice president; Terry Kaminski, secretary; and Krupinski, legislative officer.
Brandi DeNoon Damewood, community outreach officer for the Jefferson County Humane Society, was the guest speaker. She explained what services are offered and discussed the new clinic supported by the humane society. She also said the animal shelter can always use volunteers and foster families to help with the animals. The clinic located on Talbott Drive in Wintersville is open five days a week and employs three veterinarians, she said.
The next PERI meeting will be held at noon at the YWCA in Steubenville.
Weirton Senior Center hosting
entertainment event Feb. 21
WEIRTON — Live entertainment will be provided by Tom Zielinsky from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center at 3425 Main St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided. For information, call (304) 748-3490.
Steubenville Saddle Club
STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Saddle Club will hold its 2018 awards banquet on March 23 at the Four Seasons Community Center, which is located in the former Pleasant Hill Elementary School on state Route 213.
It had been scheduled for Jan. 19 but was canceled because of inclement weather. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the dinner begins at 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and a dessert and a small gift for the exchange. To RSVP contact Marty Ternasky at (740) 543-8277 or (740) 346-6960 or Robin Wedlake at (740) 424-7606.
There will be no February meeting.
Weirton Elks postpone event
WEIRTON — The Weirton Elks have postponed until a later date a wine-tasting fundraiser event that was to have been held Feb. 16 at the lodge.