Christ Episcopal Church to
hold Christmas cookie sale
WELLSBURG - Christ Episcopal Church, at 1014 Main St., will hold its annual Christmas cookie sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
The dates have changed from those previously announced.
A wide variety of cookies and holiday treats, including pecan pie, biscotti, pizzelles and banana nut bread, will be sold.
The church will be taking orders for nut horns and lady lox through Saturday. For information, call (304) 737-1506.
BOP?employees to meet
WEIRTON - The Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant employees' breakfast is held at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Three Springs Drive Eat'n Park. All are welcome.
Senior center holding dance
WEIRTON - The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will host Hank Vincent and the Stonestreet Station Thursday.
Doors open at 5 p.m., and the dance will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pumpkin rolls are still available for $8 each this week. For information on activities or to order a roll, call the center at (304) 748-3490.
Library schedules party
AVELLA, Pa. - The Avella Public Library is holding its children's Christmas party from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the library on School Court.
The event will include a story, craft and treats.
The library will be closed Dec. 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
The library is offering "Music N'At" lessons in piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone and guitar.
For information, call (724) 587-5688.
Church to hold carol sing
WELLSBURG - The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg will hold its annual Community Carol Sing at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 in the church sanctuary located at 901 Charles St.
In addition to a carol sing-a-long, the handbell choir and chancel choir will give performances and refreshments will be served.
The public is invited to attend.
Health screenings offered
WELLSBURG - Life Line Screening will offer a day of preventive health screenings on Jan. 17 at the Brooke County Public Library.
The screenings involve ultrasound technology and scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which can lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms which can lead to a rupture, and plaque buildup in the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis. The screenings takes about 90 minutes or less to complete and range from $129 to $149 in cost. For information or appointments, call (888) 653-6441.
Head Start volunteers recognized
WHEELING - Several parents of children at Head Start Centers in Brooke County were among Northern Panhandle Head Start parents recognized for their volunteer service over the year.
"Parents play a vital role in our program supporting the mission of Head Start in their homes, in the community and in the centers," said Executive Director Marlene Midget. "We are so grateful to our parents for being involved in their child's education, and for all their energy and enthusiasm."
Local parents receiving recognition were: Melissa McLaughlin, for 1,735.75 hours; Ashley Guiler, for 1,326.425 hours; Jessica Clever, for 1,284.25 hours; Lori Petruccioli, for 1,192.75 hours; and Danny Corso for 940.50 hours.
For information about opportunities to volunteer in a Head Start or Early Head Start classroom, contact Cathy Knox, family and community partnerships manager, at (304) 233-3290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motorists can't park on highway
The Pennsylvania State Police Pittsburgh Station reminds motorists it is illegal to stop, stand or park a vehicle on a limited-access highway unless authorized by official traffic-control devices.
It also is illegal to enter and exit a limited-access highway from any point other than an established entrance or exit ramp. Police have encountered vehicles parked along highways, and motorists are reminded they should park vehicles in an established parking area for state game lands or a parking area off the highway established with a landowner.