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Sycamore center now has

student development director

STEUBENVILLE — The Sycamore Youth and Community Center recently announced the hiring of a familiar face to the part-time position of director of student development, a first for the center located at 301 N. Fourth St.

Bobbyjon Bauman, center founder and director, noted Kelly Jeffers will have a presence at the center Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ministering to the students there and overseeing the high school Sycamore Student Leadership Team.

Jeffers continues as the director of new initiatives at Urban Mission Ministries, a position she has held since January 2016, where among other things, she developed and implemented the Jobs for Life program. She also had served as manager and trainer at the Urban Thrift and Opportunity Center. She also has her own cleaning business, Green Earth Custodial Solutions.

“I jumped at the opportunity to join the staff at the Sycamore Youth Center,” Jeffers noted. “I will use my faith and my life experience to help guide teens and children on their life journey. This is an awesome gift and a big responsibility.”

She added, “My goal is to help the center move forward on missions of growth and community development as well as building relationships with the children, parents and volunteers.”

Bauman said Jeffers already had been volunteering at the center for the last two years as a teacher.

“She is an awesome woman of God with a heart for children and will also assist with cleaning the Sycamore Center as well,” Bauman noted in the center’s November newsletter.

Mingo Presbyterian Church cancels nutroll sale

MINGO JUNCTION — The First United Presbyterian Church in Mingo Junction has announced that it is canceling its nutroll sale that was to have been held Dec. 14.

Brooke Libraries offering

Christmas-themed craft bags

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Libraries is offering Christmas-themed grab-and-go craft bags this month.

There will be bags with materials for a glass globe Christmas candle holder, clothespin tree ornament and the Grinch scratch-and-reveal Advent calendars as well as coloring materials for young adults and adults. A limited number of bags will be available. To order them for pickup, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us.newsletter2.htm.

Live online presentation

features Christmas stories

WELLSBURG — Former news reporter and editor Judi Tarowsky will be telling a mix of Christmas stories — some old, some her own, some fairy tales and some ghost stories — in a live online presentation at 5 p.m. Dec. 3.

Those interested in viewing should call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit http://wellsburg.lib.wv.us/newsletter2.htm.

The first 24 to register will receive a watch party snack and craft pack they may pick up.

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