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August 20, 2013
The Herald-Star

Back-to-School Fair at East Elementary

A Back-to-School Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at East Elementary School located at 936 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

The event is being sponsored by Jane Scott, certified family nurse practictioner and certified diabetes educator and founder of the Diabetes Education Learning Center at 2502 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, and United Healthcare.

It will include:

-- Dr. Health E. Hound available to shake paws and be photographed with;

-- Free backpacks and school supplies;

-- Free immunizations and health screenings;

-- Games, healthy snacks and space jumps; and

-- Five quick back-to-school tips.

According to a promotional flyer, "As your kids go back to school, make sure they're staying healthy with a wellness checkup and their immunization shots. We'll also talk to kids about how important it is to brush your teeth, stay active and eat healthy."

For information, call (740) 275-4936 or check out

Healthy Heart class Wednesday

Pharmacist Beth Ann Fink of Follansbee Pharmacy will lead the discussion at the next Healthy Heart class set for noon Wednesday at the Brooke Senior Center.

Individuals, family members and friends affected by heart disease are welcome to attend. Contact the pharmacy at (304) 527-1004 to RSVP for the class.

'Music on the Deck' set for Friday

The Paris Presbyterian Church will host "Music on the Deck," featuring the Jimmy Z Trio, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris, Pa.

Jim Zalenka will perform music from the Great American Songbook, including songs written by Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, in swing style.

The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.

For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450.

Academy applications accepted

The office of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, is accepting applications from young men and women who are interested in seeking a nomination from his office to the United States service academies for 2014 admission.

"One of the highest privileges a young man or woman can experience is attending one of the United States' military service academies," Johnson said. "This nomination process is also one of my most important responsibilities as your representative to Congress, and the process of selecting future leaders who embody the best of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio is a duty I take very seriously."

Johnson entered the U.S. Air Force in 1973 and retired as a lieutenant colonel after a distinguished military career of more than 26 years.

"My career in the Air Force and the core values we lived by - 'Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do' - helped shape my life and affirmed my belief in all that makes America great. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve, and I look forward to meeting all of this year's candidates," Johnson said.

All completed applications must be received in Johnson's Cambridge District Office by Oct. 15. Applicants can apply for a nomination to all service academies which they have an interest. Candidates must be at least 17 years old and not have passed their 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year of admission (2014), and reside within the 6th Congressional District.

All of the requested information is required in order for an application package to be considered complete. All candidates who submit a complete application will be notified of an interview date and time by Nov. 1.

Applicants are reviewed and evaluated by the non-partisan, volunteer 6th Congressional District Service Academy Nomination Board. Applicants still must meet the requirements of each individual service academy. Each academy will then make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission. For information, visit Johnson's website,, or contact his academy coordinator at the Cambridge District Office at (740) 432-2366.

Retired teachers' lunch deadline set

The next meeting of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will be held Sept. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church of Toronto located at 116 N. Third St., Toronto.

A reception for new retirees will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the business meeting to begin at 11 a.m.. The guest speaker will be John Holmes of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Lunch at noon will include a menu of baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and assorted homemade desserts. The cost is $14 with checks due by Aug. 28 made payable to JCRTA and mailed to Ann Wiley, P.O. Box 304, Amsterdam, OH 43903.

At 1 p.m., John Buch from the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio will discuss health care and field questions.

Chapter officers are Dave Nicholson, president; Janie Wittmer, vice president; Janis Westfall, secretary; Ida Haynes, treasurer; Marguerite Andres, membership chair; and Wiley, reservations.

The September community service project will involve the collection of school supplies for the Neighborhood House in Steubenville.

Serbian Men holding chicken blast

The Serbian Men's Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road, Weirton.

Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $7. Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women's Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski.

The annual event is the organization's fundraiser. For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.

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