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Foundation 2020 scholarship

applications now available

WHEELING — The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley announces 2020 scholarship applications are now available.

Applications can be obtained online at www.cfov.org by clicking the scholarships tab.

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley administers more than 70 scholarship funds. Last year, CFOV scholarship funds provided financial support to nearly 200 students throughout the Ohio Valley. CFOV scholarship recipients attend schools in the region and beyond.

“Community Foundation scholarships are as unique as the establishing donor,” explained Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV, noting scholarships managed by CFOV represent memorials for loved ones, an affinity for a particular major, attendance at a particular school/university, intended career path, financial need and even being a first-generation college student.

While each application has specific instructions, the application period closes Feb. 21 for most opportunities. Application review will then take place, and recipients will be informed of awards in late May.

“Scholarships make a difference for local students as they prepare to take the next step in their educational journey,” Nelson said. “Through the generosity of donors, we are able to provide a diverse and meaningful assortment of scholarships to help finance an education,” Nelson added.

Students seeking scholarships are encouraged to visit the CFOV website to explore opportunities. Questions may be directed to CFOV at (304) 242-3144 or jess@cfov.org.

UMWA Local meets Saturday

at Capraro’s in Hopedale

HOPEDALE — The United Mine Workers of America Local No. 1304 will hold a regular meeting on Saturday at Capraro’s Restaurant in Hopedale, beginning at 10 a.m.

Jewett VFD to host fundraiser lasagna dinner on Sunday

JEWETT — The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a homemade lasagna dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The meal includes salad bar, bread, dessert and beverage. The dinner cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

WWII aircraft display

to mark anniversary

WELLSBURG — In observance of the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, model versions of aircraft flown by the Armed Forces during World War II will be displayed at the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The museum is within the Brooke County Public Library.

William E. Debig of Pittsburgh, a member of the Master Builders Association, will discuss the detailed models he has created at 11 a.m.

The museum details the experiences of Allied servicemen and others captured while defending the Philippine Islands against Japanese invasion during the war but also includes many items related to the war overall.

Brooke County Library to show ‘Lion King,’ ‘Blinded by Light’

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library will show the PG rated film, “The Lion King,” at 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and the PG-13 rated film, “Blinded by the Light,” at noon Dec. 13.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat for the free screenings.

Video fitness classes being

offered for senior citizens

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library is offering Geri-Fit, a 45-minute strength training class for older adults.

Participants start lifting light weights, usually while seated and can work at their own pace. They should bring a set of 2 or 3 pound dumbbells, a stretch band and water to drink.

The video fitness classes are held from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Follansbee Library, 844 Main St. and from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Brooke County Library, 945 Main St. Advance registration is required by calling (304) 737-1551.

Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club to meet on Monday

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library Dungeons & Dragons Club for adults will meet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Reservations aren’t required. For information, contact Daniel Melching at melching745@yahoo.com.

Antonio Meucci Lodge having

Christmas party on Dec. 10

WEIRTON — The Antonio Meucci Lodge No. 2506, Sons and Daughters of Italy, held its dinner meeting Nov. 12 at Undo’s in Weirton.

Vice President Tony La Rosa read the invocation. Richard Sklenor led in opening exercises.

Reports were given by Secretary Rita Orler and Truax, financial.

Truax announced that the annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 10 at Undo’s. Rick Pastre will entertain. Members were asked to bring a dessert to share and may bring guests for an additional cost. Members were reminded that the annual dues are due for 2020. No meeting will be held in January.

In honor of Veterans Day, veterans from all branches of the armed forces were acknowledged, including Mike DiBiase, Jim Cerra, Richard Sklenor, Nick Smarella, Ron Fallert, Dino Rossi, Auggie Lellie, Chuck Elliott and Gabriel Arlia.

Birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

Entertainment was playing a name game with the final winners being Beverly DiBiase, Richard Sklenor, Dolores Ginier, Barbara Purks and Angie Veltri.

Several bus tours were announced, including: Dec. 11, Meadows Casino, Washington, Pa.; March 14, “Swing! A Musical Dance Spectacular,” Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, Midland, Pa.; March 15, “Sound of Music,” Benedum Theater, Pittsburgh; April 18, Rock and Roll Doo Wop, Capitol Theater, Wheeling; April 26, “The Return of Kenny Vance,” Palace Theater, Greensburg, Pa.; and May 3, “Carousel,” Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, Midland, Pa. For information, contact Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419. All tours are open to the public.

Angie Veltri and Gene Viola won Undo’s gift certificates. MaryAnn DiFonzo won the 50-50 drawing.

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