Tickets remain available for the OVBPW Wine and Shoe event
STEUBENVILLE — Tickets remain available for the premier fundraiser for business and professional women in the Ohio Valley — the Wine and Shoe Extravaganza to be held April 28 at the St. Francis Center, located at 805 Lee Road, Follansbee.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and include hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine, and other beverages. They are available by contacting Julie Decker at (740) 632-9972 or [email protected] or Phyllis Riccadonna at (740) 317-3868 or [email protected] No tickets will be sold at the door. Tables are available for $200 for eight people.
While the event raises money for scholarships given by the organization, it also celebrates six area residents for Woman of the Year honors, the outcome of which is determined by a popular vote taken that evening. by the participants. The nominees are Mary Lou Jones, Kathy Santoro, Kelli Sarlo, Jeannine Sawon, Maureen Taggart and Nanci Walker.
A ballot at the door allows everyone to vote for the woman of the year, and her choice of the best shoes.
Breast cancer screening as part of Minority Health Month
STEUBENVILLE — As part of Minority Health Month events, Diversity Health Initiative and Urban Mission Ministries will present a breast cancer screening event on April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the presence of the mobile unit of the Tiffany Breast Care Center in Mahoning County. The mobile unit will be at 311 N. Sixth St.
The screenings are for women residing in Ohio and age 40 and older, whether insured or uninsured. Help is provided by the Northwestern Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project.
Women interested in participating should register by calling the mission at (740) 282-8010.
There will be a packed lunch for screening participants.
The Jefferson County Health Department Mobile Unit will be offering free COVID vaccines onsite. People who receive their very first vaccine will receive a $50 gift card.
Weir High School first
introduction to NTHS chapter
WEIRTON – Weir High School recently held an induction ceremony for its first chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.
To qualify, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, must be in good academic standing both academically and with exceptional attendance, and must aim for CTE excellence. Students in the Information Technology pathway, Accounting pathway, Management and Administrative Support study program, Pre-Engineering study program and Teaching study program are considered to join NTHS.
Students in grades 9 through 12 who have met the NTHS admission requirements include Sophia Aperfine, Shaylah Arvin, Alena Austin, Karlie Bailey, Joshua Berdine, Nathaniel Best, Leanna Bissett, Jake Bostaph, Gianna Brun, Dante Bruno, Anthony Cross, Arwen Denunzio, Nektarios Dimitriou, Rylee Donaldson, Kendall Drobish, Mason Drobish, Joshua Duffy, Ryan Dunmyer, Anthony Earley, Angelo Figlioli, Joseph Fletcher, Dominic Guiddy, Marissa Howard, Tyler Kelly, Mason Klink, Michael Lytle, Andrew Coat , Madalyn Masters, Haley Mazon, Savannah Moore, Rachel Ogbonna, Kiara Palavis, Anthony Potocnik, Elizabeth Rhodes, Mallory Rosnick, James Sauer, Jude Smith, Owen Totten, John Wansack, Arissa Waugh, Ryan Weber, Grant Wilharm, Dylan Wilson, Brandon Yoho and Shawn Young.
The National Technical Honor Society is a nonprofit educational association that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in vocational and technical education.
As an honor society, it serves more than 100,000 active members each year in secondary and post-secondary chapters across the country.
Since its founding in 1984, nearly one million students have become NTHS alumni. The NTHS honors the achievements of CTE’s top students, provides nearly $300,000 in scholarships each year, and strives to help connect education and industry to create a highly skilled workforce.
Mingo Church Takes Control
for the soup sale on April 23
MINGO JUNCTION – Harmony United Methodist Church, located at 2117 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction, will hold a one-day-only soup sale on April 23.
The vegetable and bean soup at $6.50 a liter will be available in take-out containers instead of jars. Pickup will be after 11:30 a.m. To place orders, call Jim McClung at (740) 535-0730.
Brooke High School will present “Cinderella” from April 22 to 24
WELLSBURG – Brooke High School will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of “Cinderella” at 7 p.m. on April 22 and 23 and at 3 p.m. on April 24.
Tickets are $10. Reservations can be made by calling (304) 527-1410 ext. 1902 or by emailing [email protected]
The local historian will be the presenter for the OGS Chapter Lecture Series
STRATTON — Local historian Virginia Glenn will be the presenter when the Jefferson County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society continues its lecture series.
Glenn will refer “I walked in the footsteps of my fathers” a book by Helen Rose York, during its presentation at 1 p.m. on April 24 at the Stratton Municipal Building.
Glenn’s lecture will tell the story of Margaret and Mary Castleman, two young sisters who were taken by Indians in 1791 to the mouth of Croxton’s Run near Knoxville in Jefferson County. Margaret, the younger sister, was sold as a slave to a trapper. Mary was married to a half-Indian chief named Abraham Williams, a drunkard who threatened to harm her. He was one of the petty chiefs who signed the Treaty of Greenville.
Mary and Abraham had two children, a boy and a girl, but Mary left the children with Abraham and returned to Holliday’s Cove to be with her parents. Abraham raised the children as Christians, and the daughter married a preacher named Journeycake. The couple traveled with part of the Shawnee tribe when they left Ohio. Mary’s second husband, William Wells, was one of the Washington Rangers.
Author Helen Rose York discovered that her sixth great-grandmother had written a two-part manuscript about the Castleman sisters and how their story was passed down through oral history. York couldn’t find any evidence or evidence quotes, so she searched, searched, asked questions and wrote the book, “I walked in the footsteps of my fathers.”
Crochet Club Hours
meet on April 20
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library Crochet Club will meet at noon on April 20.
Area residents, including first-timers, are welcome to participate by bringing their own supplies and projects, with guidance available from experienced members if desired.
To register for the free group, call (304) 737-1551 or visit brookecountylibs.org/programming-registration.