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March 26, 2013
The Herald-Star

Entries sought for state quilt show

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites West Virginia quilters to enter its annual Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition, which will open May 24 and continue through Sept. 2 at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex.

Commissioner of Culture and History Randall Reid-Smith said, "The quilt exhibition in the Great Hall is one of our most popular and colorful exhibitions. Visitors from around the country enjoy the fine handiwork of West Virginians whose creativity and appreciation of tradition are showcased in the quilts and wall hangings we feature."

Hand- or machine-made quilts by West Virginia residents and not shown previously in the exhibition are eligible. Entries must be shipped or mailed no earlier than April 8 and arrive at the Culture Center no later than May 3.

Hand-delivered entries will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 25-26. Each entrant may submit one quilt and one wall hanging, which must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $20 for each entry.

For information or applications, visit, or call Betty Gay, exhibits coordinator, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 128.

Cash awards of $750, $400 and $300 will go to first-, second- and third- place winners, respectively, for quilts in the following categories: pieced, appliqued and quilts made with mixed/other techniques and for winners of a general category of wall hangings.

A best of show prize of $100 as well as honorable mention or other non-monetary awards may be given at the judge's discretion.

The Division of Culture and History will provide two purchase awards and add the purchased quilt and wall hanging to the collection of the West Virginia State Museum. Quilters may sell their quilts during the exhibition, but quilts may not be removed until the show ends.

Beverly Fine, a National Quilting Association certified judge from Haymarket, Va., will be the juror for this year's exhibition.

The co-author of "A Guide to Judged Quilt Shows," Fine will lead a workshop titled "A Judge's Guide to a Professional Finish" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 10. Students will learn a step-by-step process for making bindings and facings that will win praise from a quilt judge.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants, with a $20 fee per person required.

Recruits sought

by Young Marines

The Tri-State Young Marines are accepting new recruits.

New recruit bootcamp begins May 13 and ends with a week-long encampment at Tomlinson Run State Park in New Manchester.

For more than 16 years, Tri-State Young Marines has been working with youth in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania through its youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school.

The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

For information, visit the national website at or call (304) 280-8898 or (740) 381-0838.

Local students are


Carroll Electric Cooperative Inc. recently selected two area high school students to represent the cooperative at the Washington D.C. Rural Electric Youth Tour to be held June 14-20.

Emily Bryan, daughter of Earl and Tonya Bryan of Kensington, and Samantha Craig, daughter of Gabriel and Tina Craig of Jewett, will join the nearly 1,500 other youth from across the country for the week-long trip.

Bryan is a sophomore at Carrollton High School, and Craig is a junior at Harrison Central High School.

The tour teaches students about the rural electric utility that brings electricity into their homes and lives and gives students a first-hand look at the activities of our government in the nation's capital. Both will get a change to meet and talk to congressional leaders from Ohio at the United States Capital, while visiting the sights of Washington, D.C.

In addition to representing Carroll Electric at the tour, both students will have the opportunity to be selected to serve on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Leadership Council.

The youth tour is an annual contest sponsored by the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives Inc. and the Carroll Electric Cooperative.

Carroll Electric Cooperative Inc., a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a member-owned rural electric cooperative that services portions of Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. More than 12,400 members are connected to the 1,474 miles of lines serviced by the co-op.

For information, contact the company at (800) 232-7967 or visit online at

Retirees start

scholarship fund

Steubenville City School retirees met for lunch March 14 at JC Wine Cellar in East Springfield with 28 in attendance.

Cards were signed for ill members, and discussions were held on upcoming events members were to be involved in, including a spaghetti dinner organized for April 21 by Charity Hospice; the Dueling Pianos benefit held by the Jefferson County Humane Society; and a pancake breakfast to benefit the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center.

A small scholarship fund was started to benefit people taking GED tests.

Contributions will be accepted at next month's luncheon which will be held April 11 at the White Bear Inn in East Springfield.

Spring dance

at Post No. 274

The American Legion David Walker Post No. 274 in Steubenville will host a spring dance at the post on April 13 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

There will be a DJ, drawings and food. It is open to the public.

Vendors sought

for Moose sale

The Wellsburg Moose Lodge seeks vendors for an indoor yard sale to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the lodge at 844 Main St.

Eight-foot tables can be rented for $10 each. Donations of items for the sale also are welcome by calling (304) 737-0178.

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