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January 25, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Junior Bears baseball and

softball registration to begin

The Oak Glen Junior Bears baseball and softball will hold sign-ups for boys aged 4 to 14 and girls aged 4 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the New Cumberland City building and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23 at the Chester Volunteer Fire Department.

The cost is $50 for the first child, $40 for the second and $25 for any additional children.

For information, call (330) 383-1886.

CWU board set to meet

WEIRTON - The Weirton Church Women United Executive Board will met at 10 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Cove Presbyterian Church located at 3404 Main St.

President Karen Tate will preside. Devotion Leader Maggie Clark and Gerri Harbaugh, Fellowship of the Least Coin, will assist.

All first-year delegates are encouraged to attend to assist in the planning of the World Day of Prayer celebration, which will be coordinated by JoAnn Morrison.

NRA holding pistol safety class

WEIRTON - A National Rifle Association Basic Pistol safety course will be held Feb. 1-2 at the Hancock county Sportman's Association.

The course will have a four-hour session from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 1 and an eight-hour session, beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 2.

The class will include lectures and live firing. It is a nationally accredited course, approved by several states, including West Virginia and Ohio, as a requirement for applying for a concealed weapons carry permit. Class size is limited; pre-registration is required.

For information or to register, call Roger Tate at (304) 748-0253.

Coaches turn spotlight on cancer

PITTSBURGH - More than 4,000 college and high school basketball coaches will wear tennis shoes with their suits Friday through Sunday during the 10th annual Suits and Sneakers weekend, part of Coaches Vs. Cancer, a collaboration between the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society.

The event is organized to bring attention to the fact that cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly one of every fourth deaths, and to raise awareness on reducing cancer risks, including diet, exercise, lifestyle choices and screening.

Fans can support the initiative by donating $5 by texting "COACH" to 2022 through April 9 to be entered for a chance to watch the 2013 Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic or autographed items from Bo Ryan, Mark Few and Johnny Dawkins.

Coaches Vs. Cancer has raised more than $85 million for the American Cancer Society over 20 years.

For information, visit

Kohl's looking for outstanding youth

Kohl's Department Stores are accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2013 Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Feb. 1-March 15 at

Children volunteers aged 6 to 18 can be nominated, and those nominating them must be 21 years old or older.

More than 2,300 volunteers will be recognized and receive $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Two nominees from each Kohl's store will receive a $50 Kohl's gift card. More than 200 store winners will win a $1,000 scholarship toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner's behalf.

The scholarship program is part of Kohl's Cares, the company's philanthropic program, focused on improving children's lives. Since the program was introduced in 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 17,000 volunteers with more than $3.4 million in scholarships.

For information on past winners, visit

WVU registering for online courses

MORGANTOWN - West Virginia University is offering more than 200 online non-credit courses through the Extended Learning's Continuing and Professional Education division.

Registration is underway for the spring term.

Available courses range from business, education, healthcare, law, creative arts, engineering and forensic science. Students can learn how to open their own restaurant, design web pages, create an environmentally-friendly lifestyle and prepare for upcoming tests like the Graduate Record Examinations.

All courses are presented in an online format, allowing students to take their courses anywhere at any time. Continuing Education is geared to the lifelong learner with registrations open year-round.

Visit the website at /spring.

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