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January 6, 2014
The Herald-Star

Brooke Hills Park Shelter

signups being accepted

Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg will be conducting shelter signups Jan. 18 at the park's clubhouse.

Doors will open at 9 a.m., with registration to begin at 10 a.m.

The cost for shelters ranges from $85 to $200, depending on size and availability of bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The park automatically reserves shelters for those who have made reservations for the same date for at least three consecutive years.

Those groups were required to make a deposit on their rental in December. If they didn't, their dates became available.

The park has shelters available for weekends in May and June, among other dates. For information, call (304) 737-1236.

Jefferson County Veterans

Service Commission to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at 500 Market St., Suite 310, Steubenville.

All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.

Wheeling Civil Air Patrol

squadron plans open house

The Wheeling Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will host an open house beginning at noon on Saturday.

The squadron headquarters, which is located at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, will be the site for the open house, according to Todd Sherman, squadron commander, who said the entire community is welcome to attend and learn more about CAP.

Members of the squadron will be on hand to greet visitors and explain CAP's missions for America. CAP was established Dec. 1, 1941, and the Wheeling squadron is celebrating Civil Air Patrol Week. The open house is part of the anniversary observance designed to create a greater awareness of CAP's presence and contributions in the community.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 57,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 90 lives in fiscal year 2008.

Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies.

The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 67 years.

For information, visit

CCHS Class of 1964 has planning meeting Jan. 21

The planning committee for the 50-year reunion of Steubenville Catholic Central High School's Class of 1964 to be celebrated on June 13-14 will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Lancelot's Restaurant in Wintersville.

The Friday and Saturday activities will be discussed along with anything else members may desire.

Addresses for some classmates are still being sought. Anyone with information or questions can contact Pat Wells by phone at (740) 537-3982 or by e-mail to

Reservations are being accepted.

Start the new year 'write' -

check out writers society

Start the new year "write," encourage members of the Tri-State Writers Society, a group led by award-winning, local author Karen Majoris-Garrison.

The group will hold its first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Published and aspiring writers are welcome to attend.

For information, contact Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243 or Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507 or visit

Jewett VFD to host steak, ham loaf dinner Sunday

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a steak and ham loaf dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The meal also includes vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Alzheimer's Caregiver

support group meetings set

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:

The group meetings are free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or (800) 272-3900.

Free amateur radio license classes being offered

The Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club will sponsor free amateur radio license classes at the Mary H. Weir Library in Weirton.

The classes will meet at noon on Saturdays beginning Feb. 1.

This class will prepare the students for the technician class (entry level) license exam, with the exam given at the end of the classes.

While the class is free, there are textbooks available for purchase from several sources. There also is free study material available for download online.

The license is good for 10 years and is renewable without taking another exam.

The technician class license permits "hams" to use very high frequency and ultra high frequency radios for local communications. These are similar to the radios used by police and fire departments, according to a news release.

"The technician license is the gateway to a lifetime of the worldwide enjoyment of amateur radio," the news release notes.

"In addition to using the radios for fun, we also volunteer to provide emergency communications when called on by local agencies."

Morse Code is no longer required for any amateur radio license.

For information, contact Les at (304) 723-1743.

Senior center planning

bake sale on Jan. 30

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30.

The center is located at 3425 Main St./state Route 2. It welcomes donations of baked goods.

For information, call (304) 748-3490.

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