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What’s going on throughout the area

April 13, 2011
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

CCHS competes

in math event

In February, more than 30 Catholic Central High School honor math students participated in the American Mathematic Competition that involved two categories - one the AMC 10 for freshmen and sophomores, the other the AMC 12 for juniors and seniors. The students who scored highest on the AMC 10 were Kristen Looman and Rachel Rigaud, both sophomores.

The AMC 12 and overall building winner was senior Andrew Rigaud, who achieved the highest building score for four consecutive years. Additionally this year, Rigaud scored in the top 5 percent in the nation, qualifying for the next level.

On March 30, Rigaud participated in the 29th American Invitational Mathematics Examination. Winners of this move on to the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program and are eligible for the selection of the USA Team for the International Mathematical Olympiad, according to Dolores Michnowicz, CCHS assistant principal.

MS support group

to hear Nardone

The Weirton-Steubenville Multiple Sclerosis Support group will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Matthew Nardone, owner of Nardone Chiropractic, who will discuss basic rehabilitation and pain management.

Anyone with MS, their family and friends are welcome to attend. For information, contact Connie Kafton at (304) 527-3023.

Great Easter Duck

race is April 23

The Great Easter 50/50 Duck Race at Yellow Creek will be held April 23 during the Easter egg hunt behind the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Department.

Post time is 3 p.m.

Cost is $5 per duck. The winner splits the proceeds 50-50.

Proceeds benefit future programs in Bergholz.

Special Olympians to play deputies

The Brooke County Special Olympics Bears will again compete against the Brooke County Sheriff's Department Enforcers in a basketball game Friday.

Admission to the event is free, courtesy of sponsors Lyle's Auto and the Brooke County Fraternal Order of Police. A pre-game will begin at 6 p.m., with the main event to start at 7 p.m.

There will be refreshments, door prizes and drawings benefiting Special Olympics.

Elks to hold

jewelry bingo

The Weirton Elks will host a ladies night featuring Lia Sophia bingo Friday at 7 p.m. at the Elks' lodge at 3429 Main St.

Bingo cards will cost $1 and can be used for all games played. Lia Sophia jewelry will be awarded as prizes and part of the proceeds will benefit the Weirton Elks. For information, contact Stephanie Zimmer at (304) 479-0579 or visit

Local author

to sign book

Tracy Carbasho, a local journalist whose work has appeared in business publications throughout the United States, will be signing copies of her new book at the Brooke County Public Library on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Entitled "Nike," the book is geared toward sports fans, entertainment enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, business leaders and others, Carbasho said.

Call (304) 737-7131 to register for the free program.

Purple Circle to host fundraiser

The Purple Circle 4-H Club will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday at the East Springfield Community and Recreation Center on county road 39, E. Springfield, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink for a $6 donation. Carryout will be available. Modern Woodmen of America insurance company will match dinner funds raised.


support group set

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support group meeting on April 21 at 7 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, room 1500. For information, contact the association at (800) 272-3900.

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