Newview CEOS has busy meeting

APRIL 'SHOWER' — The April meeting of the Newview Community Education Outreach Service included the collection of baby items for a baby safety shower. With some of the items is Laura Greathouse. -- Contributed

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Newview Community Educational Outreach Service met April 4 and learned about the Monarch butterfly, thanks to a lesson presented by Virginia Lawrence.

Participants were informed about the needs, life cycle and migration pattern of this once common butterfly.

In other business, baby items, including a number of handmade outfits and blankets, were collected for the baby safety shower.

The banner committee presented a prototype of the new banner and welcomed input from other members on the work in progress. The upcoming area meeting in Morgantown was discussed, and travel arrangements were finalized. Members also volunteered some time to folding brochures for the 4-H program.

Further discussions were held concerning CEOS week and the recruiting of new members. The week of May 20-24 has been designated as CEOS week and, during that time, informational displays will be set up at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, Greater Weirton Senior Center, Swaney Memorial Library, Hancock County Senior Center and the Lynn Murray Memorial Library.

The club’s next meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on May 2 at the Hancock County Senior Center. The topic will be “Basic Self-Defense for Seniors” as part of a lesson presented by the lesson’s co-author, Brooke County Extension Agent Jason Rine. Participants will learn to be aware of their surroundings and the basic concepts of self-defense. They also will try easy-to-use, but effective, self-defense techniques.

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