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December 7, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Orchestra alumni concert set

for 7 p.m. today

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Steubenville City Schools Orchestra Alumni Concert will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Steubenville High School auditorium.

The performance will feature a piece written by guest conductor and composer Robert Rollin. Other music will include popular and jazz pieces.

All are welcome to attend.

For information, contact Director Ethan D. Howard at (740) 632-3714.

Newcomers club to meet

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio - The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Belmont Hills Country Club.

Membership is open to all women new to the area. The program includes a special Holiday Punch and a gift exchange. Lunch is $15 per person. Make reservations by Sunday by calling Jane Levy at (740) 526-0154.

Mended Hearts looks at stem cells

WHEELING - Mended Hearts Inc. Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 280 will hold a meeting Monday at Perkins Restaurant.

The meal will begin at 6 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Dr. James Radcliffe of Town and Country Animal Hospital will speak about stem cells research and surgery.

There will be no meeting in January. The Heart Ball will be held Feb. 23 at the Belmont Hills Country Club. For information, call President Mary Magurie at (304) 280-5221 or email

Red Ribbon theme needed

The National Family Partnership is soliciting entries for next year's Red Ribbon Week theme.

The winning slogan and design will be used throughout 2013 at schools and community across the county, and the winner will receive $500 worth of Red Ribbon Week 2013 merchandise for the kindergarten through 12th grade school of their choice. The winner will be recognized at the 2013 Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's Annual Leadership Forum.

Entries must be received by Monday by email to or by mail to National Family Partnership, 2490 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145. Those submitting an entry should include their name, school, telephone number and email address.

Contest rules and details are available at

Red Ribbon Week is the nation's largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, reaching 80 million people each year. The NFP spearheaded the national campaign in response to the 1985 death of Drug Enforcement Agency Agent Kiki Camarena, who was abducted and murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico.

Club to meet for Christmas dinner

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Follansbee 20th Century Club will hold its annual Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Eat'n Park located on Mall Drive. Those interested in attending should make reservations by calling Sally DiGiacinto at (304) 527-2511.

Library announces programs

WHEELING - The Ohio County Public Library has announced several upcoming programs for both children and adults.

They include:

6 p.m. Jan. 14, Winter Delights family literacy night.

noon Jan. 15, Lunch With Books, Robin Yocum discusses the novel "The Essay."

noon Jan. 22, Lunch With Books, Betsy Bethel McFarland presents a bagpipe birthday tribute to Scots poet Robert Burns.

7 p.m. Jan. 25, Wheeling Film Society screens "The Godfather" at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Cinema.

noon Jan. 29, Lunch With Books, Wheeling Film Society discusses "The Godfather" with John Whitehead, Wheeling Jesuit University Fine Arts director.

Tribute nominees sought

PITTSBURGH - The Allegheny Division of the American Liver Foundation will hold its seventh annual Tribute to Excellence luncheon March 8 at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel and the foundation is accepting nominations of deserving individuals and organizations that have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the foundation and fight against liver disease.

Those making nominations may nomination more than one person or organization. A Selection Committee will review the nominations and up to five honorees will be recognized.

The Tribute to Excellence event celebrated its inception in 2007 by honoring Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, the "Father of Transplantation" and naming a $100,000 Research Grant in his name.

For information, contact Events Manager Brigid Tigano at (412) 434-7044 or

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