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November 12, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Chamber holding

business expo

CANONSBURG, Pa. - The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual member business exposition from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe.

The event will feature exposition booths, live music and food, featuring carving stations, sushi, pastas and holiday desserts.

The cost is $25 per person for chamber members and $40 per person for non-members.

Reservations will be accepted through Dec. 2.

To register, contact Debbie Sims at the chamber at (724) 225-3010 or

CONSOL Energy and Range Resources are sponsors.

Christian artist

set to perform

WELLSBURG - Christian recording artist JJ Heller will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church located on Washington Pike.

Heller is based in Phoenix, Ariz., and has had songs chart on Billboard and be included on television shows such as "Make It or Break It" and "One Tree Hill." Her song, "What Love Really Means" has been viewed more than three million times on YouTube.

For information on Heller and her music, visit her website at

Through a sponsorship, tickets are free.

To obtain at ticket, contact Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church by calling (304) 737-0186 or His Place Christian Bookstore by calling (304) 737-2911 or visit either venue.

Trumpets of

Joy to sing

WHEELING - The Trumpets of Joy Male Quartet invites the public to attend a Humanitarian Service honoring Bishop Juanita Bledsoe's 30 years of ministry, during which the Trumpets of Joy will give a concert, at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Temple of Praise Missionary Baptist Church located at Suite 800, 1025 Main St., where the Rev. Albert K. Anderson Jr. is pastor.

Drawing winners announced

FOLLANSBEE - Winners of drawings held during the Follansbee Christmas in the Park were: Mildred "Wootsie" DeSantis of Wheeling, 50-50; and Mickie Diserio of Follansbee, holiday basket.

The winner of the Steelers package didn't give his or her full name.

Weirton's Lamp

in pageant

FLATWOODS - Melissa Lamp of Weirton was a semi-finalist for Miss West Virginia USA 2013.

Chelsea Lynn Welch of West Union was crowned Miss West Virginia, with Kristina Snider of Mineral Wells as first runner-up, Summer Wyatt of Princeton second runner-up, Charisse Haislop of Parkersburg third runner-up and Erin Given of Craigsville fourth runner-up.

Other semi-finalists included Megan Otte of Glen Dale, Hannah McComas of Ripley, Sarah Thorne of Moorefield and Sarah Echelberger of Morgantown.

The Miss West Virginia Teen USA and Miss West Virginia USA pageant were held at the Days Hotel Conference Center.

Miss West Virginia Teen is open to girls 14 to 18 years old, and Miss West Virginia is open to young woman 18 to 26 years old.

All 61 contestants in both pageants participated in swimsuit, interview and evening gown competitions.

The winners will go on to the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants, which will be televised on NBC-TV.

Mangano Lion

Scholar of Month

NEW CUMBERLAND - Jennifer Mangano, the daughter of Mark and Tracy Mangano of Chester, is the Oak Glen High School Lion Scholar of the Month for September.

She is a four-year member of the Culture Club, Foreign Language Club and Key Club. Mangano is the Key Club West Virginia District Treasurer, Culture Club president and Language Club secretary-treasurer.

She is a member of the Business Club, Pep Club and Prom Committee.

Mangano served as Oak Glen's ambassador for the Medical Explorer Club at East Liverpool City Hospital, where she volunteers. She is a math tutor, and attended the Governor's School for Math and Science in 2009, NASA Biology Camp at Glenville State College in 2010, West Virginia Aerospace and Engineering Scholars Summer Program in 2011, Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce High School Business Symposium in 2012 and the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy in 2012.

She is a four-year letterman on the soccer team.

Mangano plans to attend college and study physics.


hold meeting

WEIRTON - The Musketeers 4-H Club met recently, opening with Kaylee Austin calling roll.

Members discussed their favorite Halloween treat, and Anna Byers gave the treasurer's report, noting the club has a balance of $700.

Daniel Mayfield led the club in singing "Loaded," and Dakota Wagner led members in playing "Witches Cat." The Moore family provided refreshments.

Volunteers sought for tax assistance

WEIRTON - C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc., a Weirton-based community action agency, seeks volunteers to assist area residents with low to moderate incomes in completing their income tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

The volunteers will receive free training this month and should call (304) 797-7733 for information.

Volunteers also are needed to assist in other ways, including organizing tax sites, scheduling tax preparers and setting appointments.

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