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December 17, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Weirton Area Literacy Council to hold celebration Tuesday

WEIRTON - The Weirton Area Literacy Council will hold its Christmas and holiday celebration at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mary H. Weir Public Activity Room.

Cindy Webster, a Hancock County Health Department nurse, will speak about emergency preparedness. A reception will follow the presentation. The pre-Graduate Equivalency Diploma classes will resume at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 at the library. For information, contact Pam Makricostas at the library at (304) 797-8510 or (304) 670-8489.

Krynicki moves to regionals

PARKERSBURG - Kali Krynicki, representing Weirton Elks Lodge 1801, was the first-place winner in the Under-12 Division at the West Virginia Elks Soccer Shoot Nov. 17 at the Elite Sports Center.

As the first-place finisher, she will compete in her division at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Shoot in March in Hagerstown, Md.

Kali, the daughter of Ben Krynicki and Lori Bargar, both of Weirton, is a fifth-grader at St. Joesph the Worker School. She has played soccer since she was 4-years-old and plays for the Lady Force's Under-13 team.

Other Weirton children participating and placing in the top ten included, Madelyn Cramer, Under-8 girls; Katlynne Ferrebee, Under-14 girls; Nicholas Serafine, Under-8 boys; Matthew Grier, Under-10 boys; Nicholas Cruny, Under-12 boys; and Nicholas Calvert, Under-14 boys. Robert Kolanko chairs the Soccer Shoot for Lodge 1801.

Pre-kindergarten registration begins

NEW CUMBERLAND - Hancock County Schools will hold phone-in registration for pre-kindergarten for the 2013-2014 academic year from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25.

The parents and guardians of children who will be 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2013, may call (304) 564-3411, extension 3320 or 3322 to begin the registration process. Registration will be explained over the phone, and a registration packet will be mailed to be completed at home.

In the Weirton area, registration will be accepted for classrooms at Broadview Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Northern Panhandle Head Start Pipinos Center, Weirton Heights Day Care and The Children's Academy.

In northern Hancock County, registration will be accepted for classrooms at New Manchester Elementary School, A.T. Allison Elementary School, Northern Panhandle Head Start Newell and The Tree House in Chester.

To complete registration, parents need the child's current immunization records, Social Security card and a state-certified birth certificate, signed by a state registrar and stamped with an official seal, from the Office of Vital Statistics in the state in which the child was born. Those applying for a Head Start site must have proof of income.

Children must undergo a mandatory screening in March, date to be announced. For information, call Hancock County Schools at (304) 564-3411, extension 3330. Enrollment in pre-kindergarten classes is free; transportation is parents' responsibility in most cases.

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