Community news from around the area

Northern District Spring

Workshop set for April 27

NEW CUMBERLAND — The GFWC WV Woman’s Club of New Cumberland, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia, held its April 3 meeting at the Swaney Memorial Library.

Devotions were read by Sharon Neeley followed by opening ceremonies.

The minutes of March’s meeting were read followed by the treasurer’s report. Correspondence consisted of the invitation to the GFWC WV Northern District Spring Workshop to be hosted by the GFWC WV Woman’s Club of Weirton and held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton on April 27.

It was noted in the invitation that items will be collected for the district project, which is donating to Gabriel House items ideal for babies and children’s books to be donated to the new Children’s Hospital in Morgantown.

Reports on the state convention held at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs was given. The club received the Rhododendron Award for maintaining membership as well as an award for leadership.

A survey on membership was taken by members in attendance and will be sent to the state membership chairman.

The GFWC WV Woman’s Club of New Cumberland meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Swaney Memorial Library, at 7 p.m. September through November and at 1 p.m. December through March. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome.

Unionport churches announces

special Holy Week services

UNIONPORT — Unionport United Methodist Church and Unionport Christian Church will hold Holy Week services jointly, with a Good Friday service being held at 7 p.m. Friday at Unionport United Methodist Church.

An Easter sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday at Unionport Christian Church. Breakfast will follow the service.

Each church will hold their individual Easter services with a 9 a.m. starting time at Union UMC and a 10 a.m. beginning time at Unionport Christian Church.

‘Spring Into Spring’ to benefit university scholarship fund

STEUBENVILLE — “Spring Into Spring,” a fundraiser to benefit the Rose M. DeFede Women’s Guild Scholarship Fund, will be held May 14 at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The fundraiser will feature entertainment, prize drawings and door prizes and will be held in the Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery in the J.C. Williams Center. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m., and there is a $7 admission fee.

All proceeds will benefit the Rose M. DeFede Women’s Guild Scholarship Fund, which supports local older students hoping to complete a degree at Franciscan University.

The scholarship is awarded during the university’s Annual Founders’ Association Dinner.

For information on the event, contact Marisa Ross at

Veterans staff to attend

mandatory schooling

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Veterans Service Office will be closed beginning at noon on April 23 through April 26, due to staff educational requirements. All staff personnel must attend school to obtain continuing educational credits.

The educational requirements are established by the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and co-ordinate with the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office.

The mandatory education is provided to keep all personnel informed of Veterans Administration changes, updates in law changes and all facets of filing claims with the VA.

All veterans who use the DAV Transportation Network through the Veterans Service Office are encouraged to call in all appointments early to insure seat availability.

All constituents who receive assistance through the Veterans Service Office will be notified of procedures that will be followed during the closure.

Questions can be directed to the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571.

District Key Club Convention

has local participation

WEIRTON — Devon Price, Kiwanis Family Chair and member of the Weir High Key Club, addressed the 73rd-annual W.Va. District Key Club Convention held March 29-31 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston.

Among the events was a service project where 50 packages were assembled for children in the West Virginia foster care system.

Also in attendance at the conference was Mary Kay Olashuk of the Weirton Kiwanis Club, which sponsors the Weir High Key Club.

SERO Chapter 33 to meet

April 24 at library branch

STEUBENVILLE — The School Employee Retirees of Ohio Chapter 33, which includes Belmont, Harrison and Jefferson counties, will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on April 24 in the meeting room of the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Social Security specialist Robert Fenn will be hosting a webinar during the meeting. He will discuss the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision and offer additional Social Security updates and be on hand to answer any questions.

For information, contact Joyce Rensi, Chapter 33 president, at (740) 733-7047.

Quarter auction to help

Special Olympics in Hancock

WEIRTON — The return of the Special Olympics in Hancock County has “many excited athletes wanting to go to the state competition,” according to organizer Tasha Ocobock.

“In order for our athletes to participate, we need to raise money,” she explained.

Given that, a quarter auction fundraiser will be held May 4 at Cove Presbyterian Church, located at 3403 Main St.

Doors open to the public at noon, and the auction will start at 1 p.m. Admission of $5 provides one paddle with additional paddles available for $1 each.

The event will include a 50-50 drawing, a concession stand and a Chinese auction.

All proceeds will go to the Hancock County Special Olympics to send the athletes down state for competition. Questions can be directed to (304) 919-9712.

Final Friday fish fry at

St. Thomas Episcopal

WEIRTON — The final fish fry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located on Three Springs Drive in Weirton, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

This week’s menu is baked or fried fish, macaroni and cheese, fries, slaw and a variety of desserts. Patrons can dine in or get takeouts.

For information, contact the church at (304) 723-4120.

Veterans Resource Fair

scheduled May 4 in Cadiz

CADIZ — The Harrison County Veterans Office is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4 at the commercial building at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, located at 550 Grant St., Cadiz.

The resource fair is open to all veterans. Several vendors will be on hand to provide information to veterans with Trinity Health System and Harrison Community Hospital available to provide free health screens and information.

“This office will issue ID cards to anyone bringing in their DD 214 with them,” a news release notes.

Lunch also will be provided as well as free haircuts to anyone wanting one.

Veteran Service Commissioners and service officers will be available to answer questions or to schedule appointments.

For information, call (740) 942-8441.

Pam Shoemaker Foundation plans

ninth-annual golf classic

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Pam Shoemaker “Paying It Forward” Breast Cancer Foundation will hold its ninth-annual golf classic and fundraiser on May 5 at Woodview Golf Course in New Cumberland.

There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. for the four-person scramble that costs $280 per team.

For information, contact Sandy Gotschall at (740) 317-9241 or Teresa Stoll at (740) 317-9243.

Hole sponsorships in memory of a loved one or for a business advertisement are being sought.