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BV Residents announce summer events

June 11, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Although the Buena Vista Residents are not having meetings in June and July, they are continuing with their neighborhood recycling program and have events on the summer calendar.

Recycling will continue on Thursday and July 12 with residents reminded that items should be placed at curbside by noon on those days for pickup by volunteers between noon and 4 p.m. Plastics and cans can be combined, but paper and plastic should not be mixed. Paper should be bundled in paper bags or cardboard. The pickup is not for glass or Styrofoam.

The group has scheduled a picnic and line dancing on June 30 at 4 p.m. at shelter B at Jim Wood Park. Music and drinks will be provided but participants are asked to bring a finger food.

On July 22, shelter B at Jim Wood Park again will be the site of a neighborhood activity at 4 p.m., this time a picnic and surprise drawing. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a side dish. Entertainment will be announced.

Ed Looman of Progress Alliance will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 8 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Buena Vista UMC. "Death by Chocolate" will be the food theme with participants asked to bring a favorite chocolate dessert. The monthly recycle pickup is Aug. 9.

Also coming up are a tailgate party at the Sept. 12 meeting at 6:30 p.m.; the annual bonfire at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 in the upper level of Jim Wood Park; Italian covered-dish night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the church basement; and a cookie exchange and silent auction at the monthly meeting Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the church basement.

The group's theme is Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Bethany women take on projects

The GFWC-WV Bethany Woman's Club closed its season with a covered-dish dinner May 22 at Bethany Memorial Church.

Helen Moren, president, presided and welcomed guests Karen Bracey, Karol Puskarich, Ray Godina, Bill Riggs, and Lloyd VanHorn.

Members held a soup and sandwich luncheon with proceeds going toward a heating and cooling system at Bethany Memorial Church, supported Boatsie's Boxes and sent cards to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, canceled stamps for veterans and socks to the YWCA.

They also displayed purple pinwheels to show their support against child abuse and neglect.

Upcoming projects including collecting items for the Energy Express summer youth program offered by the West Virginia University Extension Office and supplies for Operation Smile, an international medical humanitarian organization dedicated to raising awareness of life-threatening issues.

They also plan to make and collect articles for Christmas stockings for Boatsie's Boxes and Let's Ice West Virginia, a program designed to alert emergency personnel of contact information stored on cell phones. West Virginia clubs will be educating communities and first-responders about the program, and stickers will be placed on cell phones to alert personnel.

They also will promote awareness of the state Department of Motor Vehicles' Yellow Dot program and participate in the GFWC-WV state project Camp Kno-Koma, a diabetes camp for ages 7 through 15.

As GFWC-WV Secretary, Moren will be attending the state board meeting July 13-15 in Huntington. The summer conference will be held Aug. 10-11 at Flatwoods and the Northern District Style Show is set for Sept. 30 at Undo's in Weirton.

Crocheting group

meets Wednesday

The Brooke County Public Library's Crocheting Group will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The group is for beginners through experts. Attendees should bring their own supplies and projects. Someone will be available to assist those who need help. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Special exhibit at

area museum

In a special Father's Day exhibit, the Hancock County Historical Museum in New Cumberland will display World War II-era baseball uniforms and driving outfits, along with a military collection.

Robert Lamuel "Gamey" Westlake, born in 1866 in Hancock County, held the world record for catching 75 straight games with the Springfield, Ohio, Reds baseball team. The museum will display "cabinet cards," photos of teams for which he played, and uniforms from Pughtown and New Cumberland Veterans of Foreign Wars teams.

The museum will hold an antique car show, bake sale and 50-50 drawing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

MS support group meeting Thursday

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

The guest speaker will be Ryan Orie, a physician assistant for Dr. Rock Heyman, an MS specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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

Democratic Women

meet Wednesday

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Federated Democratic Women of Ohio will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday.

The meeting location has been changed to Eat'n Park Restaurant at the Fort Steuben Mall. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the business meeting to begin at 6 p.m. All Democratic women are invited to attend.

Brooke AARP

meetings set

The Brooke Area AARP Chapter No. 3910 meets at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge on the third Thursday of each month at noon. Participants must make a reservation to attend. For details call (304) 737-1204 or (304) 737-1723.

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