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December 3, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Attack on Pearl Harbor to

be remembered Friday

WELLSBURG - On Friday at 2 p.m. the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum of the Brooke County Public Library will mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a program about the USS West Virginia.

Deanna Meyers, West Liberty University student and museum intern, will speak about the ship, which survived the attack and saw action in the Philippines.

More than 2,000 Americans were killed and nearly 1,300 wounded at Pearl Harbor on what President Franklin Roosevelt called "a day which will live in infamy."

Through the attack, the Japanese sought to destroy the Pacific fleet and go on to the Philippines and Indo- China, where they could access raw materials needed to remain a superpower. Prior to the announcement of war, the Americans had placed an embargo on oil and scrap metal to Japan.

Jane Kraina, museum coordinator, will briefly speak about the bombings to the airfields and shipyards in the Philippines.

Holiday craft fair set

WHEELING - The Seeing Hand Association will hold a Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wheeling Country Day School Gym on Park Road.

All proceeds will help the blind and visually impaired served by Seeing Hand, a United Way agency.

Karen Haught, executive director of Seeing Hand, said,"This is the perfect place to do all of your holiday shopping. We will have many local craft items such as stained glass, candles, scarves, wood products and jewelry."

There also will be an auction with many unique items up for bid, Haught said.

Church holding breakfast with Santa

WEIRTON - Cove Presbyterian Church will host a breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at the church located at 3404 Main St.

Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, milk, juice or coffee.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 11 years old and under.

Tips for holiday treats offered

WELLSBURG - Nora Bell will offer tips on making holiday treats at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brooke County Public Library.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Church to sell cookies

COLLIERS - As the holiday season draws near, Olde St. John Episcopal Church at Eldersville and St. John's roads will be selling assorted cookies and gently used Christmas decorations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Several craft vendors also will be selling a variety of items that would make great Christmas gifts, said organizers.

Christmas event free to public

WEIRTON - Christ the King Worship Center presents "A Christmas with Dora and Friends" with a special meet and greet with The Avengers at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the RJ Bush Center located 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

The event includes a $100 door prize and free give-aways all day. Those wanting to take photos should bring a camera.

It is free to the public. Those attending are encouraged to arrive early.

For information, call (740) 275-6077.

Dinner with Santa set

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. - Eldersville United Methodist Church will hold a dinner with Santa fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 15 Church Road.

Dinner includes pasta, salad, roll with butter, dessert and a beverage.

The cost is $6 per adult and $3 per child 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the church's Roof Fund.

For information, contact the church at (724) 947-2598 or Ida Williams at

Donnelly set to speak

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Rich Donnelly, Steubenville native, devout Catholic and former professional baseball coach, will speak at 5 p.m. Dec. 9 at Holy Family Church located at 2565 Alexander Ave.

Donnelly is known for his association with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He will speak about re-discovering his faith.

The event is free and open to the public.

Knights holding dinner

WEIRTON - The Weirton Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 in the gallery.

Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children aged 6 to 12 and free for children under 6.

Take-out is available for those who bring their own containers.

Screenings offered

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio - Medi Home Care will hold free diabetic foot screenings from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the facility on 105 Main St.

For an appointment, call (740) 266-3974.

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