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Community Happenings

November 22, 2013
The Herald-Star

Youth to compete in pageant

Two local youth are set to compete in the National American Miss Pageant which will be held in Anaheim, Calif., at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week.

They are Lil Smith of Steubenville and Amber Fiala of Bloomgindale.

Smith, daughter of Michael and Mary Smith, earned the title of 2013 National American Miss Ohio at the state pageant held in June.

Fiala, daughter of Lee and Tammy Fiala, earned the opportunity to attend, winning top model honors.

Both will represent the Buckeye State with the opportunity to win their share of more than $500,000 in cash and prizes.

The National American Miss Pageants are "dedicated to celebrating America's greatness and encouraging its future leaders," according to a press release. Each year, it awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. The pageant program is "based on inner beauty, poise and presentation" with emphasis placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills and good attitudes about competition and setting and achieving personal goals.

Fiala, a senior at Buckeye Online School for Success, is a member of the 4-H Ridge Hoppers and works at Burger King as a manager shifter.

Smith, a fifth-grader at Bishop Mussio Elementary School, is involved in volunteering for the Pam Shoemaker Foundation for breast cancer awareness, recently holding "Cheer for a Cure." She is active in cheering, dancing and tumbling.

Fundraiser sale at Toronto church

The Toronto Nazarene Church M&M Ministry for the Handicapped is sponsoring a Christmas craft, knick knack and bake sale in the church's fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 30.

WSX Management Club to meet

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

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

Library branch programs announced

Upcoming programs available at the branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include:

An intermediate Internet class will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Schiappa branch. Call the branch at (740) 264-6166 to participate in one.

Family movie night at the Schiappa branch will be offered at 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29. Popcorn will be provided. Register by calling the library branch at (740) 264-6166.

The book discussion group for the main library will meet on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. Local author Angel M. will visit the group to discuss her book "The Keeper." To join the group, call the library at (740) 282-9782.

The Brilliant branch's book club will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. To join the Brilliant branch, call (740) 598-4028.

The Tiltonsville branch's thriller book club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. To join the club that discusses thriller books, call the library branch at (740) 859-5163.

The Schiappa branch's book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. To join this library branch's monthly discussion group, call (740) 264-6166.

Play and Learn for caregiver and children ages birth to 3 will be at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Monday at 11 a.m. They are hour-long play sessions that encourage children to love the library at an early age.

Make and take a craft for ages 5-12 will be held at the Adena branch on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

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