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February 18, 2014
The Herald-Star

Veterans Association group meets

SMITHFIELD - Jefferson County Veterans Association officials made plans to visit the Jefferson County Historical Association Museum at 426 Franklin Ave. on March 5.

Barry Bardone made the arrangements for a tour of the military rooms at the museum.

County veterans association Commander Bill Smythe conducted the Feb. 5 meeting held at the Friendship Park office.

Further discussion was conducted by members on the campaign to extend the Fort Friendship Veterans Memorial Wall Museum in the spring. The 600 memorial brick limit has been reached with the last 149 orders but the veterans group now plans to extend the wall that is part of the military equipment museum at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, according to Tony Phillippi, veterans group officer.

Charles Greene was the first coordinator of the project that was presented to the Jefferson County commissioners two years ago. Work has been done by volunteers and labor unions who contributed their experience.

University group presents Lincoln feature

STEUBENVILLE - Franciscan University of Steubenville's Film Society will host a screening of "Young Mr. Lincoln" at 7 p.m. Friday in Anathan Theatre located in the ground floor of Egan Hall.

Starring Henry Fonda as Abraham Lincoln, the 1939 film is a partly fictionalized biography that depicts Lincoln's rise from log-cabin roots to become a novice lawyer struggling with an incendiary murder case in Springfield, Ill.

"Young Mr. Lincoln" represents the first collaboration of Fonda and director John Ford. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Harrison Hills committee to meet

CADIZ- The Harrison Hills City Board of Education insurance committee will meet 5 p.m. Thursday at the administrative office.

School district to showcase safety

TILTONSVILLE - Buckeye Local School District residents will have a chance to be updated on the district's ongoing safety preparations at meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Buckeye South Elementary.

Heading up the program will be Retired Navy SEAL Senior Chief Frank Hoagland, founder of the Mingo Junction based Special Tactics and Rescue Training

A Buckeye North High School graduate, Hoagland, along with his staff were hired by the school board some months ago to assess the district's level of safety.

The ability to better control campus and building access is a districtwide project, according to officials.

"We have eyes on our kids from the minute they are on campus," offered South Elementary Principal Kim Leonard. "Everyone is pleased with the improvements we have seen just with this part of our efforts. We changed our delivery and pickup plans for students on campus. We no longer allow vehicles other than our buses to travel behind the building whatsoever. Parents drop their kids off at the front of the driveway where one of our teachers is there to redirect them, so they are immediately moving off campus after dropping off or picking up their student," noted Leonard.

Wednesday dinner at Hill Top rescheduled

TORONTO - A baked steak dinner scheduled for Wednesday at the Hill Top Fellowship Hall located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto, has been rescheduled for the following Wednesday because of anticipated bad weather.

The dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.

The menu will be baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad bar, pie and hot and cold beverages. Donations will be accepted.

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