Community news from around the area
Weirton Woman’s Club sets
sights on November meeting
WEIRTON — The Weirton Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is regrouping for the 2020-21 club year in the midst of coronavirus pandemic safety precautions and the untimely death of its president.
The club unexpectedly lost one of its longtime members and its newly elected club President Sharon Neeley, who was a 24-year member. Neeley, 66, died Sept. 8.
“The club is doing its best to move forward and deal with both Neeley’s passing and COVID-19,” noted Jeanne Amidon, who was elected to serve as vice president but will assume the duties of the club presidency.
“Due to this situation the October meeting is canceled with the intention of meeting in November while maintaining proper social distancing and the wearing of masks,” she added.
The program for November will be “COVID and the Working Woman” with Helen Gibson, Kay Kempler and Amidon each offering a different perspective on working during the pandemic.
There will be a temporary reduction of dues because of the pandemic and not being able to meet regularly. Members may contact Amidon for information.
“There will not be a fundraising event this year, but the hope is to have an event in the spring so the group can do more to help community organizations,” Amidon explained, adding, “The club looks forward to getting back to a new ‘normal.'”
CASA is holding virtual
auction through Oct. 13
FOLLANSBEE — A Child’s Place Court-Appointed Special Advocates is holding a virtual auction through Oct. 13.
Items up for bid can be found at the group’s Facebook page at A Child’s Place CASA or website at www.childsplacecasa.com. The cost to enter is $5, with each bidder paying $1 per bid.
The nonprofit group trains volunteers to represent the interests of children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Brooke, Hancock and Jefferson counties.
It serves 119 youth and welcomes more volunteers. For information, call (304) 737-4444.
Virtual story hours continue
at Brooke County libraries
WELLSBURG — Brooke County Public Libraries will hold virtual story times on Zoom at noon each Monday and 11 a.m. each Wednesday in October.
The theme will be food for each session, which will include songs and crafts using materials parents and guardians may pick up.
To obtain a password and order the craft bag, call (304) 737-1551 OR (304) 527-0860 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us.newsletter2.htm.
S.O.A.R. meeting Oct. 13 to
include election of officers
WEIRTON — The next meeting of S.O.A.R., an acronym for Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 13 at Mario’s restaurant, 3806 Main St.,Weirton. Pizza and a soft drink will be provided.
The agenda for the meeting will be the election of officers for the next four years. Only those updated with their dues qualify to vote.
Reservations must be received by Oct. 11 by calling the union hall at (304) 748-8080 or Lynn at (304) 797-9785. Wearing masks and social distancing protocol will be enforced.
Church Women United
executive board to meet Friday
WEIRTON — The Church Women United of Weirton’s executive board will meet on Friday at Oakland Prebyterian Church, Wylie Ridge road.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with President Rebecca “Tish” Turner” presiding. Plans will be made for the fall. Those attending are asked to wear a mask.
Pumpkin decorating contest set for preschool through 12th
WELLSBURG — With help from the Wellsburg Applefest Committee, Brooke County Public Libraries are offering bags containing materials that youth in preschool through 12th grade may use for their annual pumpkin decorating contest.
Participants will be invited to e-mail a photo of their pumpkins for a chance at winning prizes.
The libraries also are offering other craft bags, including a jumbo Halloween Countdown calendar for coloring and for young adults, a paper pumpkin craft requiring a glue gun and wooden Halloween ornaments they may color.
Call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us.newsletter2.htm to order any of the bags for pickup.
UMWA Local 1304 to meet
HOPEDALE — The United Mine Workers of America Local 1304 will hold a regular meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hopedale American Legion Post, located at 48225 Rabbit Road.
Because of coronavirus precautions, masks will be required, and safe distancing will be maintained. Masks will be available.