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New book club to focus on

leadership styles, experiences

STEUBENVILLE — Trinity Health System, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County are partnering to offer a book club on leadership beginning in August.

“The book club will be a networking opportunity to share and learn about different leading styles and experiences,” said Jennifer Cesta, library public relations coordinator, who noted the book club is free and open to anyone who wants to join.

Cesta explained that Kathie Pasquarella had a leadership book club for staff already in place for staff at Trinity. “I thought this was a great idea and asked Kathie if we could expand it to include the public. And of course, having the chamber of commerce as a partner is a natural fit,” Cesta said.

The book club’s first discussion will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 21 at the Main Library to discuss “Leading Continuous Change: Navigating Churn in the Real World” by William Pasmore.

“Most change efforts fail because most change methods are built to deal with single challenges in a nice, neat, linear way,” Cesta said. “But leaders know that today, pressures for change don’t come at you one at a time — they come all at once. It’s like riding a roller coaster — sudden drops, jarring turns, anxious climbs into the unknown. Drawing on his years of experience at the Center for Creative Leadership and Columbia University, Bill Pasmore offers a four-part model and four mindsets that allow leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn.”

To join one or all three discussions, register by calling the library at (740) 282-9782. The books selected for the book club are available as an e-book or a physical book at the library. A library card is needed to check out the book from the library, or participants can choose to purchase a copy for their personal library, too.

The book club will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce to discuss “Developing the Leader within You” by John Maxwell and at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 18 at Trinity West to discuss “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead” by Brene Brown.

Country Friends announces

entertainment for weekend

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host Hank Vincent’s Stone Street Station on Friday and Light Touch on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail owlcinder@yahoo.com.

Weir High Class of 1968

having luncheon on Aug. 8

WEIRTON — The Weir High School Class of 1968 will have a luncheon at noon on Aug. 8 at the Crooked Dock in Wellsburg.

All classmates and spouses are invited.

Deadline Aug. 12 to enter home gardening contest

NEW CUMBERLAND — Gardeners in the Tri-State Area are encouraged to enter the West Virginia University Hancock County Extension’s second-annual home gardening contest.

Those interested are advised to send up to six photos of their vegetable and/or flower garden(s) to Elizabeth.bailey@mail.wvu.edu by Aug. 12.

Winners will be notified on Aug. 26. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category and a grand prize winner. Entrants also can mail their photos. Contact Ann Bailey at (304) 564-3805 for the address and information.

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