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December 27, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Senior Center to hold

New Year's Eve party

WEIRTON - The Greater Weirton Senior Center is holding a New Year's Eve Party, 7 p.m. Dec. 31.

Sands of Time will be performing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $15 per person, or $25 per couple.

Pictures will be taken from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a $5 charge for copies.

Ticket price includes party favors, door prizes and a midnight buffet with desserts, coffee, punch and a New Year's Eve toast.

For more information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Bethany club helps children in Africa

BETHANY - The Bethany College business administration and accounting club and the college's economics club raised more than $100, through a bake sale, for the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, a charity that aids young children in Africa.

The organization provides treatment against parasitic worms that can cause anemia and long-term development problems.

It costs $5 to protect a child for 10 years, according to the group.

The students involved in the bake sale were Amber Ridings, Jared Roque, Allison Snyder, Cameron Cooper, Alexander Tyre, Peter Franklin, Evan Sargo, Kelly Becquet and Johntel Coleman.

Professor David Youngberg is adviser to the economics club, and Professor Anju Ramjee is adviser to the business and accounting club.

Knights to host New Year's event

The Weirton Knights of Columbus will host a New Years Eve Party, beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 31. The event will include a variety of hot and cold hos d'oeuvres as well as port, kielbasa and sauerkraut.

Disc jockey Mark Kaczmarek will provide entertainment throughout the evening. A cash bar will be available and dress is casual.

Admission is $25 per person.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Jim Gerlando at (304) 723-1492.

Foundation seeks nominees

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.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 4.

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

Brooke history book available

WELLSBURG - Brooke County Genealogy is selling "Lookin' Back," a pictorial history of Brooke County featuring 500 photos of various people, places and events in the county over the years.

Copies of the 198-page book are $25 each, plus tax, and can be obtained at the Brooke County Public Library or Brooke County Museum.

The book also can be ordered by mail by sending $31.80 to: BCD Books, 581 Scenery Hill, Wellsburg, WV 26070.

Ham radio class available

WEIRTON - The Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club will host a class in amateur radio from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays for eight weeks, beginning Jan. 12, at the Mary H. Weir Public library.

At the end of the class, an Amateur Radio Technician License Exam will be administered, and those passing will receive a license.

No previous radio or electronics knowledge is necessary and Morse Code is no longer required for the amateur radio licenses. The number of amateur radio operators, or "hams," has increased significantly over the past several years, and the total number of hams in the United States is at an all-time high. Besides the hobby aspects, hams assist with emergency communications when normal communications services are disrupted by disasters.

There is no charge for the class, but a text book may be purchased and there is a $15 fee for the exam. Pre-registration is requested.

For information or pre-registration, please contact Lester Shields at (304) 723-1743.

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