registration still open
Registration for the 19th-annual College Camp for Kids at Eastern Gateway Community College's Jefferson County Campus is open until July 20.
The camp is for youth in kindergarten through eighth grade and runs Aug. 6 through Aug. 10. The cost is $99 for the full-day week and $50 for half days.
Kindergarten Kids runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The camp is geared specifically to the interests and abilities of these young campers. Activities include reading, arts, crafts, math and science and physical activities.
Discovery Camp is planned for grades one and two, Adventure Camp for grades three and four, and Blue Jeans Camp for grades five through eight. Each group runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Campers can do either morning or afternoon or both.
Some class titles include Crazy Crafts; Fun with Food; Under the Big Top; Wild, Wild West; Using Your Imagination and Making a Music Video. A complete list of classes and descriptions may be found on the college's web site at www.egcc.edu or by calling (740) 264-5591, extension 310. Registration may be made by calling the same number.
Republicans announce picnic
STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Brian Wilson announced the annual GOP picnic is set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the Wintersville F.O.P. Lodge 97 on Kragel Road in Richmond.
"We will have food, fun and intelligent conversation," promised Wilson.
Wilson said the cost is $10 a person or $25 for a family.
"We are asking everyone to bring a covered dish. The meat, beverages and tableware will be supplied by the Republican Party," added Wilson. "To RSVP, contact Fran Rensi at email@example.com or call her at (740) 381-4352. Checks should be made payable to the Jefferson County Republican Party and can be mailed to Rensi at P.O. Box 2081, Wintersville, Ohio 43953. Attendees can pay in advance or at the picnic," explained Wilson.
to be rescheduled
CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Democratic Party has announced its annual fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, planned for Aug. 11, will be rescheduled in response to the storms that have caused widespread damage in much of the state.
"Most West Virginians were affected by these devastating storms," West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Larry Puccio said. "I don't feel that it is appropriate at this time to host a fundraising dinner when many people have to run generators, restock their refrigerators or repair their homes and businesses. We were excited for our annual J.J. Dinner, and we will work to reschedule it and our guest speaker former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt later this fall."
The party will offer a full refund for pre-purchased tickets and encourages individuals to send monetary donations to the Volunteer West Virginia Food Drive, 710 Central Ave. Charleston, WV 25302.
E. coli outbreak after picnic now at 55
GERMANTOWN - Health officials investigating an E. coli outbreak among people who ate at a southwest Ohio picnic say they've identified more cases, bringing the total to 55. The bacteria can cause diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, kidney failure.
Lodge to hold poker run
WELLSBURG - The Wellsburg Moose Lodge will hold its annual poker run Saturday, with the first riders leaving the lodge at 1267 Main St. at 8 a.m. The last riders will return at 8 p.m.
Proceeds will go to causes supported by the lodge, such as the Salvation Army, Special Olympics and scholarships for Brooke students.
For information, call (304) 737-3085.