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2022-04-02 10:07:56 By : Mr. Mike Xu

MINGO JUNCTION — The Bay Six Project’s Easter giveaway is looking to the community for some support for the holiday outreach to be a success.

The grocery and Easter Basket giveaway will be held April 11 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bay Six: Mingo, located at 618 Commercial St., Mingo Junction. No delivery will be available.

The deadline to sign up is Saturday with registration available through

The Easter bag giveaway for families does not have income restrictions or an approval process. The project is, however, geared specifically toward Mingo Junction and Brilliant residents. The only restriction for the third-annual Easter basket giveaway is that children receiving an Easter basket must be 12 years and younger and live with the family making the request.

Because Easter giveaway signups have nearly doubled compared to last year’s total, various items are being collected for the grocery bags that will be given out, according to Bobby Westfall, Bay Six Project founder and director.

Those items are pre-cooked hams, canned green beans, canned corn, egg noodles, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, sticks of butter, frozen dinner rolls, and boxed cake mixes with icing or a brownie mix.

“We will be collecting these items until April 8,” Westfall noted. “Please e-mail us at or call/text us at (740) 535-6229 to get information about when and where to bring donations.”

Another way to help is by making a tax-deductible monetary contribution on the donations tab on the website ( or mail a check to: The Bay Six Project, 618 Commercial St., Mingo Junction OH 43938.

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Retired School Employees will meet April 12 at St. Francis Centre.

Meeting will begin at noon. and will be game day. Lunch reservations are required and must be made by Wednesday by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314. The price for lunch is $12-14.

by group to promote reading

CADIZ — In an effort to make books more accessible to those who can’t make it to one of the three public libraries in Harrison County, planning is in progress to have “little libraries” placed in other communities other than just in the Jewett area.

The topic was the focus of the library club group members who met recently at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz.

Sam Bates conducted the meeting where discussion included the best possible locations to place little libraries with Deersville mentioned as one possibility to accommodate campers. New Athens, Sally Buffalo Park and Hopedale were mentioned as other possibilities.

“We have had great projects and good groups in the past. We want to get as many children interested in reading as possible by putting up the little libraries where they will be utilized,” Sandy Thompson commented.

Plans are in place for a six-week summer reading plan. The Friends of the Library is working on this and wants it to be a fun time for reading, according to Thompson, who will be assisted by Carol Bates, secretary of the library group.

Thompson explained that there is a Dolly Parton Challenge to see if each county in Ohio can get 50 percent funding for the program. It is $25 per child. Fundraisers will have to be held to help with the books, and matching funds are available, according to Thompson.

Visiting nursing homes and the county home with books was a suggestion discussed at the meeting, too.

WEIRTON — The Rev. Brent Gallagher, the pastor of Oakwood Church of Christ in Fairmont, W.Va., will be the guest speaker during the Weirton Heights Church of Christ’s spring gospel meeting scheduled for Sunday through April 7.

Services begin Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Bible study, followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m., a potluck meal at noon and evening worship at 6:30 p.m.

Sermon topics are as follows:

– Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 1st Peter; 10:30 a.m., “A Living Hope;” and 6:30 p.m., “Be Ye Holy.”

– Monday: 7 p.m., “God’s Enduring Word.”

– Tuesday: 7 p.m., “What are You Preaching?”

– Wednesday: 7 p.m., “How Should We React?”

– April 7: 7 p.m., “Suffering for God’s Glory.”

Weirton Heights Church of Christ is located at 3169 Pennsylvania Ave. For information, call (304) 723-1160 or visit the website

Volunteers sought to help with

WELLSBURG — Volunteers are sought to man stations at Brooke Hills Park’s Easter Egg Trail, which is slated for 1 p.m. April 10.

Those interested in helping should call (304) 737-1236. Admission to the children’s event is $5.

entertained by Ron Retzer Trio

WEIRTON — The Four Seasons Seniors held their March meeting at Undo’s with Gene Viola presiding.

Tony LaRosa gave the opening prayer followed by Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.” After dinner, committee reports were read. Changes to the bylaws were discussed and voted on.

Guest Rose Mark was welcomed. Members were entertained by the Ron Retzer Trio. Birthdays were acknowledged.

Joann Magnone won the 50-50 drawing. Undo’s gift certificates went to Marie Scarfo and Nancy Smurda.Other prize winners were John Corrigan, Sandy Corrigan and Stephana Iannetti.

The next meeting will be held April 20.

LaRosa gave the closing prayer.

WINTERSVILLE — The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has announced the March competition winners to the theme “Frost.”

The theme category winners were: First place, Michelle Stevens; second place, Barb Momyer; and third place, John Hanish. The open category winners were: First place, Michelle Stevens; second place (tie), Karen Felix and John Hanish; and third place, Tami Hosterman. The special effects category winners were: First place, Michelle Stevens; second place (tie), Tami Hosterman and Sam Rees; and third place, Karen Felix.

The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 19 at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, 1085 Canton Road, Wintersville. For information about the camera club, including the monthly contests, visit the website The winning images are displayed at the camera club’s Facebook page

at Hill Top Fellowship Hall

TORONTO — Hill Top Presbyterian Church will hold a soup and sandwich drive-through dinner fundraiser at the fellowship hall, located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto.

It will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“There’s no need to leave your vehicle — just drive through and pick up your dinner,” a spokesperson noted. The menu and prices are: One quart of soup, $7 for vegetable, chicken noodle, broccoli cheese and macaroni and cheese; sandwiches: $5 for shredded chicken and barbecued ham sandwiches and sloppy joes.

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