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Stuff the Bus

outreach set

for Dec. 1

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville City Schools has begun preparing for the fifth-annual Stuff the Bus campaign.

“Stuff the Bus” will be held on Dec. 1, the National Day of Giving. The bus will start at Steubenville High School and make its way through the school district, collecting items to fill a child’s Christmas with joy, according to a spokesperson. Items will then be sorted and distributed to area families.

“2020 has been a year of unknowns for everyone,” the spokesperson noted. “As a community, we have faced many challenges, but in true Steubenville tradition, we have remained steadfast and forged forward. “

The effort is in partnership Huntington Bank, First Westminster Presbyterian Church, the United Way of Jefferson County, Chrysalis Health, Capital Health Network, Family Recovery and Hilscher and Clark.

To support the outreach:

– Send an e-mail to jwalters@rollred.org;

– Call (740) 282-9741, extension 1542;

– Drop off items at any Steubenville City School location;

– Make a monetary donation to SCS- memo: Stuff the Bus or;

– Search SCS Wishlist under Amazon List Find.

Smithfield Methodist Woman’s Missionary members meet

SMITHFIELD — With masks and the accepted social distancing, the Smithfield Methodist Woman’s Missionary group met for its first meeting since November 2019.

Betty Ruttencutter presided, and Kim Yocum gave a reading about a rock that was selected by each member as a symbolic reminder to pray, especially if it is placed on a pillow each night, then tossed to the floor as a reminder to say a prayer of thanks in the morning.

Ruttencutter and Lorrie Greene discussed a letter from the Ken and Sue Sawka family, who have been serving as missionaries specializing in Bible translation for more than 28 years.

They returned to the area this summer with intentions to return to Africa.

Officers were named for 2021 with Ruttencutter remaining as president. Glenda Ogden will continue as vice president and Greene as secretary/treasurer.

Karen Rish handed out bags of autumn candy treats.

Craft, vendor show Nov. 28 in Unionport

UNIONPORT — A craft and vendor show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport.

Food will be available for sale. Food proceeds will benefit the center.

Cookie recipes offered in virtual program

WELLSBURG — During the pandemic, the Brooke County Public Library’s Cook by the Book Recipe Club has continued through virtual presentations.

They are offered by Alexandra Schneider, the library’s director, and Kim Harless, director of educational programs.

On Tuesday at noon, they will present recipes for Christmas cookies at the library’s Facebook page.

Applications being

accepted for toy drive

WELLSBURG — Organizers of the Bernie’s Kids Christmas Toy Drive will be accepting applications from Brooke County families until Nov. 27.

Held with help from the Brooke County Deputy Sheriffs Association, the grassroots charity isn’t able to provide gifts for youth over 12 years old or video games or other expensive electronic items.

For information, call (304) 737-3660 or message the Bernie’s Kids Facebook page.

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