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‘#We Belong in College’

screening Sept. 23 at library

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library will be holding a virtual screening of the documentary film “#We Belong In College” at 5 p.m. Sept. 23, with a discussion time following the video.

The #WeBelongInCollege Campaign encourages students to share their stories about a time when they struggled and questioned whether they belonged in college, either while applying or attending.

By sharing their stories, students can help others know that they are not alone. To register, e-mail bcpl@weirton.lib.wv.us before Sunday.

Burgettstown church offering

blessing of pets and vaccines

BURGETTSTOWN — Paris Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, will be holding its annual Blessing of the Pets and rabies vaccine clinic on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Because of COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, a curbside service will be offered.

“Pull your car into the church parking lot during the event, and a volunteer will take your information and provide directions for the pet blessing and vaccines,” a news release notes.

Vaccines will be administered by Dr. Mark Ferris, and the Rev. Tina Hosler will bless the pets.

Community blood drive

Monday at church in Chester

CHESTER — The opportunity to give the gift of life will be available during a community blood drive planned for Monday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Everyday Church is partnering with the American Red Cross to host the drive that will be held in the church at 1298 Lincoln Ave., Chester.

Those interested in donating can call (800) 733-2767 or go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter Everyday to schedule an appointment.

A perishable product that can only come from volunteer donors, blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every 2 seconds

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone and is often used to treat trauma patients.

Steubenville Legion Auxiliary

hosting breakfast/bake sale

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville American Legion Post 33 Auxiliary is having a breakfast/bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The post is located at 808 N. Fifth St.

The fundraiser is open to the public.

The cost is $7 for sausage patties, scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes and a beverage.

Breakfast/bake sales also are planned for the same times, same menus on Oct. 18 and Nov. 8.

Post paid-up members will receive a free breakfast at the November breakfast.

Library the place for many things, including flu shots

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs, including:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

A flu shot clinic will be held from 10 a.m to noon on Sept. 24. The shots will be administered by the CVS Pharmacy in Steubenville. Participants should bring their insurance and prescription cards with them. Most insurances are accepted. The cost for the flu shot is $40 for those who do not have insurance.

Library Card Sign-up Month continues. Stop by the library to register for a library card, pick up books, and barbeque food. Double D’s BBQ food truck will be in the library’s parking lot from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Story Hour, for parents or caregivers with children ages 2-6, is scheduled for Sept. 23, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling the library.

Brooke Library to screen

‘Dark Waters’ thriller Friday

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will show the rated PG-13 legal thriller, “Dark Waters,” at noon on Friday. Seating is limited. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat. Attendees may bring a lunch.

Church Women United

executive board holds meeting

WEIRTON — The Sept. 4 executive board meeting of Church Women United was held at Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, 3000 Weir Ave. Second Vice President Gerri Harbaugh welcomed the women and opened the meeting with prayer.

A moment of silent prayer was observed in memory of Karen Tate and Marge DiClemente. The group sang “In Times Like These.” Devotions were given by President Rebecca “Tish” Turner, drawing on scripture from Ephesians 5:16 and the meaning behind “redeeming the time.” Turner noted scripture instructs being diligent about doing good and using time well. “Sitting at a red light, we can pray for our neighbor. Mopping the floor, we can worship in song. At a restaurant, we can leave an extra big tip with a gospel tract” were among the suggestions.

Reports were given by Ronda Krebs, recording secretary, with a roll call of six churches represented; Helen Jeter, correspondence; JoAnn Morrison, treasurer; and Isobel Bell, publicity. New Begining backpacks were brought to the meeting.

The next board meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 2 at Oakland Presbyterian Church, Wylie Ridge Road.

Birthdays were acknowledged.

Fellowship of the Least Coin was collected. Corless Brown, host church, had the closing prayer.

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