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October 30, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

New youth program at Quinn

Quinn Memorial AME Church, 515 North St., Steubenville, will be hosting a community youth group called "The CREW," an acronym for Christians Ready, Equipped and Willing, and will hold an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday for residents to learn specifics about it.

"Our purpose for the youth group is to promote positivity for our youth and show them that we are here for them and want to succeed in life," a news release notes.

The program is for youth age 6 to 13 and will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, offering, for example, homework help, wellness programs, group discussions, daily life skills, arts and crafts and other activities.

There also will be a group for youth ages 14 to 17 every Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will provide assistance. for example, with resume building, applying for jobs and budgeting.

The open house and "jump off" night Friday for the youth to meet each other and the program volunteers will include food, games, a wii dance party contest and information stands.

The program's official start date is Nov. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church under the leadership of Trey Jeter, Renee Thompson, Denesha Clark, Shayla Thompson, Brandy Ross and Jermaine Kelley.

For information contact Jeter at (740) 219-3212 or call the church and leave a message at (740) 282-3192.

Craft show, rummage sale detailed

The Jefferson County Christian School's Parent Teacher Fellowship is organizing a craft show and rummage (yard) sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, which is located at 125 Fernwood Road, Wintersville.

There will be a lunch stand.

Coffeehouse to feature Whiteman

The Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Coffeehouse will welcome Marvin Whiteman as the performer on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Whiteman, blind since birth, began taking classical piano lessons at the School for the Blind in Romney, W.Va., and has played with several bands, performed as a soloist and been a songwriter and piano player. He is a song leader at revivals, retreats, church meetings, vacation bible schools, church camps, dinners and other events.

Admission to the coffeehouse is a suggested donation of $5. Snacks are available for purchase. All proceeds go to charity.

Woman's club meets Monday

The GFWC/Ohio Woman's Club of Steubenville will welcome author Mary Ann Sunyoger as the guest speaker at its noon luncheon meeting Monday at the Steubenville Country Club.

Sunyoger, a professor of English at Franciscan University of Steubenville, will discuss her recently published book, "Life Lessons: A Connection of Souls Throughout Life's Journey."

The book celebrates her students and the life's lessons she has learned from them during more than 40 years of teaching.

Carole Gaston and Shirley Valuksa will serve as greeters and hostesses.

Members interested in participating in the club's silent auction fundraiser are reminded to arrive a little early and bring their new or items in good condition for the fundraiser.

Event to benefit Hounds' Haven

A Holiday Bazaar and More fundraiser on Saturday at the Cornerstone Church, Fifth and Clark streets, Toronto, will benefit Hounds' Haven Inc.

The sale will be held in the fellowship hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All items available are gently used, in good condition and also include a variety of new, unopened merchandise.

All proceeds will help with operations at Hounds' Haven Inc., a non-profit "quality-of-life" animal shelter in Jefferson County, dedicated to helping homeless and abused pets from throughout the Ohio Valley to find shelter, care and love for a lifetime, according to a news release.

'Sister to Sister' retreat scheduled

Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church located at 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will hold its 14th-annual "Sister to Sister" Retreat on Friday and Saturday.

The retreat kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a prayer pajama party to the theme "Coming Out of Egypt."

Saturday's events begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, followed by the retreat at 9 a.m.

The theme is "Good N.E.W.S." - an acronym for "Never Doubt Everlasting Life, Watching and Waiting (for the) Savior's Return.

Retreat scriptures will include James 1:6; John 3:16; Titus 2:13; and Phil. 3:20-21.

Retreat facilitators will be Sister Tina Smith of First Baptist Church in Wellsville; Sister Penda James of Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh; the Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director, Urban Mission Ministries, Steubenville; and the Rev. Quiana Golphin, Deliverance Baptist Church, Pittsburgh.

Long-sleeve T-shirts are available for $15 from Sandi Rue, MountCarmel women's ministry leader.

A $10 registration fee will be accepted for the event but is not required in order to attend.

Craft show is Saturday

The Harrisville Fire Hall in Harrisville will be the site of a craft show featuring 40 craft tables on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will include a 50-50, grocery basket drawings and lunch with homemade soups and other items available.

Dinner Thursday at E.S. center

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its monthly fundraiser dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The menu will be a hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, dessert and drink. Cost is $7. Patrons can dine in or get carryout orders by calling (740) 543-3700. The website is

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