Community news from around the area
Farm bill meeting
to be held Oct. 28
STEUBENVILLE — The 2018 Farm Bill that passed in December 2018 provides support for farmers who are looking to implement conservation practices and maintain improvements on agricultural land.
Several changes have been made from the previous bill, however, and producers will likely have questions on how to determine which programs and options will work best for their farm. Enrollment for many of the Farm Bill programs already has begun and will continue into March 2020, according to Erika Lyon, Agriculture & Natural Resources Educator, Ohio State University Extension Jefferson & Harrison Counties
Ohio State University Extension and the Farm Service Agency are offering residents an opportunity to find out what’s new with farm bill programs and how the 2018 Farm Bill will provide production and conservation assistance for farmers, ranchers and forest managers during a meeting that will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Puskarich Public Library, 200 E. Market St., Cadiz.
There is no cost for this event, but pre-registration is required, and participants must register by Friday by contacting OSU Extension, Jefferson County at (740) 264-2212 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting is supported by grant funding through the North Central Extension Risk Management Education and the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
For information on Harrison and Jefferson County Extension programs, visit harrison.osu.edu or jefferson.osu.edu.
Halloween party at
Weirton Legion Post
WEIRTON — The Weirton American Legion Post 10, 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., will be hosting a Halloween party set for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday.
The cover charge is $5 and that includes all-you-can-eat food. There will be a DJ and a costume prizes.
Annual basket drawing
under way at library
WEIRTON — The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club, a member of the GFWC, will again hold its annual basket drawing at the Mary H. Weir Public Library from October to December.
Tickets will be on sale at the library with six tickets available for $5 or one ticket for $1. The final drawing for baskets will be held at 4 p.m. on Dec. 20 with winners contacted that evening.
‘Evening with Alice
Whitehill’ is Saturday
NEWELL — “An Evening with Alice Whitehill” will be presented from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Tri-State Genealogical and Historical Society lower level (old Wells School building) in Newell.
Author of “In Tune With Spirits,” Whitehill will give a talk about ghosts. The program will be child-friendly, and there will be refreshments. Admission is free.
Friends of Smithfield
to host Robin Yocum
SMITHFIELD — Friends of Smithfield will host author Brilliant native Robin Yocum as its presenter for the next speaker series event set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Smithfield Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Hill and Main streets.
Yocum’s award-winning novel “Favorite Sons” was named the 2011 USA Books News Book of the Year for Mystery Suspense and was a Choose to Read Ohio selection for 2013-14. His book “Dead Before Deadline” is a compilation of stories from his days as a crime beat reporter with the Columbus Dispatch.
Yocum won more than 30 local, state and national awards while at the paper. He has a journalism degree from Bowling Green State University.
Feed the Need kickoff
Thursday at school
WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Christian School, 125 Fernwood Road, will be hosting a kick-off Thursday at 7 p.m. about its Feed the Need fundraiser.
“Instead of a walk-a-thon or jump-a-thon, we will be packing 10,000 meals for Haiti in four hours,” explained Kathy Martin, development, JCCS. “Our students will be seeking financial sponsors for their efforts. It is a crowd-funding fundraiser with each student having their own text-to-donate page. With corporate sponsors, we hope to reach our goal of $60,000. The money raised will go toward scholarships,” Martin noted.
“We feel this is a great opportunity for our students. It is an overseas mission brought right here to our campus. The meals will consist of rice, soy, dried vegetable and powdered vitamins,” she added,
“To help us make Haiti and the needs there seem more real to our students, we have a missionary who serves in Haiti from an organization called ‘Haiti 180’ that has a connection to Franciscan. She is from this area and happens to be home during our kick-off,” Martin noted. The speaker will address students on Wednesday.
For information, contact Martin at (740) 275-4326.
Pleasant Hill museum
taking cookie orders
STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum is having a fundraiser Christmas cookie pre-sale, accepting orders through Nov. 1.
Five dozen assorted cookies in a box sell for $35. All orders must be paid in advance with checks made payable to the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum and mailed to Kay Finney, 920 township Road 378, Steubenville OH 43952.
Orders can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the museum.
WMC Auxiliary has
new gift shop items
WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary held its Oct. 16 meeting in the Starvaggi Board Room with President Sondra Weigel presiding.
Reports were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley, Corresponding Secretary Dominica “Minnie” Malloy and Weigel, treasurer’s report.
Service chairmen giving reports included: Weigel, information desk; Peg Barber, coffee cart and mail; Paula Billick, payroll deductions; and Weekley, publicity. Special reports were given by Flo Jonczak, birth certificates, and Dee Krinock, membership.
New items available in the gift shop are milk shakes, breast cancer T-shirts, Christmas items and “My enjoy” coupon books.
Upcoming events include: Nov. 19 board meeting; Dec. 2-3, $5 Masquerade jewelry sale; and Dec. 12, auxiliary Christmas party.
Historical society plans
Saturday music event
RICHMOND — The Richmond Community Historical Society will host an evening of country music as part of a Halloween-time event set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Glenn Mills Community Senior Center, 7576 state Route 152 S.
Music will be provided by Larry Santee and the Neon Knights. Food, water and pop will be sold along with historical society items. There also will be a 50-50 drawing. Admission is $5 per person. Costumes are encouraged. A prize will be awarded for the best costume.
For information, call Phil Judy, historical society president, at (750) 765-4534.
Irondale UMC hosting
IRONDALE — Irondale United Methodist Church, located on Grant Street, is having an apple/pumpkin festival from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The menu will include kielbasa and kraut, cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and dessert, all for a donation. Carryout will be available.
For information or to place an order, call (330) 532- 3790 the day of the festival.