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December 20, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Management club

meeting canceled

The Weirton Steel Management Club meeting scheduled for Monday, at 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni's Restaurant has been canceled.

All members and families are wished a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 27.

New Year's Eve

dance planned

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a New Year's Eve dance Dec. 31.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Sands of Time will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will include a midnight buffet, favors and a New Year's toast.

Tickets are on sale at the center and available at the door. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held Jan. 2.

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

Nimble Thimble

holds party

The Nimble Thimble Federated Club held its Christmas party at Scaffidi's Restaurant on Dec. 8 with President Soundra Palmer reading a welcoming poem and Milicent Slaughter, district president, offering the invocation.

Patricia Fletcher, past national president of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, read the story of the "Littlest Angel," an annual Christmas reading of the club.

Rose Slaughter, state ways and means chairperson, presented Christmas puzzle games.

Claudia Thompson, a guest, and Palmer won prizes. Palmer presented Christmas gifts to all in attendance.

Also participating in the meeting were Pearl Brown, club secretary, and Jacqueline Gibson, club parliamentarian.

Teen to attend program in D.C.

Abbey Jackson, a sophomore at Brooke High School, has been invited to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. in February.

The congress is an honors-only program for top high school students who want to become physicians or enter medical research fields.

Jackson was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, for her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve others through the field of medicine.

During the three-day program, Jackson and students from across the U.S. will hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners speak about leading medical research and receive advice from Ivy League and medical school deans on what they can expect.

They also will hear from patients considered living medical miracles and learn about cutting-edge advances in medicine and medical technology.

The academy offers free services to students interested in careers in medicine and medical science. Plans for 2014 include online social networks for aspiring doctors and medical scientists, mentorships with physicians and medical students, and information for students and parents about college financing, internships and other issues.

The daughter of Todd and Sharon Jackson of Wellsburg, Jackson's interests include horses, sports and medicine. She has been a member of the U.S. Pony Club for six years and plays soccer and basketball for Brooke High School, where she maintains a 3.9 grade point average and is on the Principal's Honor Roll.

She represented Brooke County at the 2012 Governor's School for Mathematics and Science at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va. and the 2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, a three-day workshop in which high school freshmen learned about leadership skills, problem solving and community involvement.

Center hosting trip to Atlantic City

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will host an Atlantic City trip.

The trip includes a motorcoach transportation, lodging and four meals. The cost is $235.

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

Food pantry

giveaway Saturday

The Wayne Township Food Pantry consisting of the community churches will have a Christmas basket giveaway from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Katie Woods Senior Citizens building in Bloomingdale.

The giveaway is for those who have signed up, according to Betty Gaffney, chairman.

Babygarten at library branch

Babygarten for parent and children ages birth to 2 will be held at the Adena branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County on Dec. 26, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

Brooke Library

to show films

The Brooke County Public Library will show two films in the next two weeks: the PG-13-rated "The Wolverine," at 5 p.m. Thursday, and the PG-rated "Planes" at 1 p.m. Dec. 30.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screenings.

Library holiday hours announced

The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee Branch will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Brooke County Library and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Follansbee Library.

Healthy Life

Workshop detailed

Anticipating surgery and/or a hospital stay can be a stressful time for patients, families and caregivers, but an upcoming workshop will offer information to make the process less so.

Registered nurse Carol Teter, diabetes nurse educator, will lead such a discussion as part of the Healthy Life Workshops offered through the Harrison Community Hospital.

This one will be held Jan. 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.

The program will include the admission and discharge processes, including what to bring, what to leave at home and questions to ask.

"This is very important information to know as some studies show that nearly one in five patients will be readmitted for a related health condition within 30 days of their discharge," Teter said.

Recommended health screening tests and immunizations also will be a part of the program.

The monthly Healthy Life Workshops are open to the public.

"You do not have to have diabetes to enjoy these free educational sessions that are held the first Thursday of each month, featuring physicians, dieticians and other health care professionals covering a wide range of topics such as heart disease, arthritis and other health issues affecting the greater population," Teter said.

Light refreshments are served and reservations are not necessary.

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