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September 20, 2013
The Herald-Star

Ring bells at 10 a.m. Saturday in observance of World Peace Day

The GFWC/Ohio Woman's Club of Steubenville will be observing International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, on Saturday.

"We are asking local officials and religious leaders for a proclamation which calls for the ringing of church bells, school bells and all bells in the community to join in an effort by ringing bells at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the same time as the Peace Bell at the United Nations," reads a news release from the club.

"At no time is there a greater need to reflect on our nation for peace and good will in the country and world," it notes.

Weirton Steel Management Club

to meet Monday in Weirton

The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Giovanni's Family Restaurant in the banquet room.

All members and former members are invited to attend the dinner and time of fellowship.

Brooke Federation of Democratic Women accepting nominations

The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women is accepting nominations for all offices in the organization.

Prospective office holders must reside in Brooke County and have been a member for the last year to qualify for the nomination. Anyone interested should contact Verna Tarr, nominating chair, at (304) 670-3191 or Gina Marchetti, co-chair, at (304) 527-2161.

The W.Va. Federation of Democratic Women will be holding its annual meeting in Bridgeport, W.Va. The 1st District East will serve as host.

Meetings for the BCFDW are held the second Thursday of the month at the Follansbee Library at 7 p.m. All Democratic women over the age of 18 are invited to attend.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 10 with the slate of names for officers to be presented. The elections will take place that evening with the induction of officers to be conducted at the November meeting.

The group expressed appreciation for all those who supported the annual Night at the Races fundraiser held Aug. 2, which was hailed "a great success."

Women's Day services continuing

at Mount Zion Baptist Church

The Women's Ministry of Mount Zion Baptist Church will continue its annual Women's Day services with a prayer brunch on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

There will be prayers, scriptures and soloists from various churches and denominations. Prayers will be said by Naomi Gooch, Mamie Miller, Tish Turner, Carla Johnson, Evg. Clarissa Speaker, evangelist Ruth Stinson and the Rev. Patricia Angel. Scripture readers will be Rosalind Watkins, Garnett Jones, Alice Collins, Ruth Pendergrast, Mary Collins, Shirley Snyder, Trina Lawson and June Beal.

Soloists will include Roberta Jordan, Sharon Cooper, Cynthia Smith, Debbie Montgomery, Christy Terry, Regina Blanchard and Juliette Hamilton. Lunch will be served immediately after the service.

On Sunday at 11 a.m., the Women's Day service will continue with Elder Verlinda Perry of the 4 Real Church in Cleveland as guest speaker. Music will be provided by the Mount Zion Women's Day Choir.

The Women's Day Committee is Wylene Alexander, chairman; Barbara Prentice, co-chairman; financial chairmen, Floretta Hampton and Juanita Thorn; and committee members: Ruth Pendergrast, Janet Carter, Cheryl Austin, Bunswella Brown, Charlene Reid, Vanessa Styles, Isabelle Lavender, Paulette Johnson, Sharron Cain, Estelle Dalton, Lynn Knight, Rose Slaughter, Millicent Slaughter, Sharon Johnson, Catherine Coleman and Rose Lavender.

Country friends to host Stone Street

Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station Saturday at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

The group hosts a covered-dish dinner and open mic night every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

at public library system

Celebrate the Freedom to Read Sept. 22-28 at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. According to the American Library Association, there were 464 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2012, and many more go unreported.

The 10 most challenged titles of 2012 were: "Captain Underpants" (series); "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian;" "Thirteen Reasons Why;" "Fifty Shades of Grey;" "And Tango Makes Three;" "The Kite Runner;" "Looking for Alaska;" "Scary Stories" (series); "The Glass Castle;" and "Beloved."

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