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March 5, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

HONORED: Weirton native Joyce Cline Hagerty was named the 2011-12 West Virginia Art Education Association Middle Level Art Educator of the Year.

Hagerty, daughter of Eleanor Cline of Weirton and the late Wayne Cline, was given the award at the WVAEA held at Concord University. She was nominated by the executive committee and voted on by art educators from throughout the state.

She has had several articles published in the Interactive Artist magazine and believes that developing a strong art program goes beyond the classroom. She displays student work in school hallways, and integrates reading, writing and the sciences into her lessons whenever possible. Hagerty has been an art educator for the past 34 years. She is presently employed by the Tyler County Board of Education as a middle school art instructor.

She and her husband, Gary, and their three children reside in Friendly, W.Va.

GIVE BACK: Macy's at the Fort Steuben Mall is giving area residents a chance to help local charities during "Give Back Day" set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Benefiting from the event will be the City Rescue Mission, AIM Women's Center, ALIVE Women's Shelter, American Red Cross Jefferson County Chapter, Neighborhood House Daycare and the Humane Society Adopt-A-Pet program.

The event, designed to help customers and store associates learn more about and support area charities, will include food, demonstrations and prizes. Boxes will be set up for donations.

The Rescue Mission will collect new and gently used household and clothing items in good working order; AIM Women's Center will accept baby items; ALIVE Shelter will accept women's perfumes, hand creams and nail polish; Neighborhood House will accept new and gently used children's books and toys, cars, trucks, Crayons and craft items in good condition (no stuffed animals); the animal shelter will accept donations of pet food; and the Red Cross is accepting monetary donations.

Anyone making a donation to any of the organizations will receive a 20 percent all-day shopping pass to the store.

For information, call (740) 264-7341, extension 287.

MTR?POST: Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort has named Jeffrey Favre its director of gaming operations.

Favre has more than 12 years of experience in senior leadership positions and extensive experience in the gaming and hospitality industry at casinos across the United States. His areas of expertise include operational efficiency, analytics and fiscal responsibility.

Before joining Mountaineer, Favre served as director of player development for Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Miss. Prior to Pearl River, he was vice president and general manager for Harlow's Casino Resort in Greenville, Miss. He also has held senior operational leadership positions with Isle of Capri Casinos, Paragon Casino Resort and Nevada Gold and Casinos, Inc.

HIRED: Kenneth D. Davison, P.E., has been hired as chief engineer in Hammontree & Associates' new office in St. Clairsville.

Hammontree is a professional engineering, planning and surveying company.

Davison, a St. Clairsville resident, has more than 35 years of experience with the West Virginia Department of Highways and has worked as a planning and design engineer, project engineer and assistant district engineer. He is an Ohio State University graduate.

Hammontree's new, 3,300-square-foot office is a block from the Belmont County courthouse and will serve municipal customers as well as customers in the energy exploration and production industry.

SEMINAR: Cincinnati-based SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, the world's leading CAD/CAM nesting authority, is hosting a half-day seminar on the latest in parts nesting technology.

SigmaTEK's "Nest with the Best" roadshow series will kick off March 27 at the Courtyard By Marriot Washington Meadow Lands hotel, 1800 Tanger Boulevard, Washington, Pa. Admission is free. The session begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. with a software demonstration. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

The event is geared toward those responsible for fabrication, CAD/CAM nesting and overall manufacturing process efficiency improvements. Companies that cut with laser, plasma, oxyfuel, water jet, router, punch or bending machines will benefit. Attendees will learn about the industry's leading CAD/CAM nesting solution, Sigma NEST (R) and see how the technology delivers measurable and sustainable improvement to material optimization, integrates with current manufacturing and business programs, and boosts bottom-line profitability.

For information or to register, call (513) 674-0005.

CLE COURSES: The Ohio State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Department is offering two seminars in Steubenville on May 16.

Scheduled are "Ethics for Title Agents and Attorneys," with an afternoon simulcast, and "Trust Accounts 101," with an a.m. simulcast. Both will be offered at Eastern Gateway Community College.

The ethics course offers three CLE hours and the trust class, 2.5.

Advance registration is advised, since door registrants will be limited to available seating. To register, call (800) 232-7124 or register online at the OSBA CLE website,

For those unable to attend in person, CLE credit also may be earned via the website, and seminar materials may be purchased at any time.

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