Project Manna Christmas sign-ups Oct. 31 in Bethesda

Project Manna Christmas sign-ups will be held at the Epworth Center, Bethesda from 9 a.m. - noon on Wednesday, October 31 and again from 9 a.m. - noon and 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7. Project Manna is for individuals/ families in the Union Local School District. For more information, call (740) 484.4705.

Food drive for St. Vincent DePaul

The Junior Womens Club of Barnesville/OFWC/GFWC is sponsoring a food drive for St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry on Friday, Nov. 2 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 3 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) at Riesbecks in Barnesville. Pre-made, $5 and $10 bags of food will be available for purchase. Donations of other foods and money in any amount will also be accepted and appreciated. Club members will be outside the store to collect the donations. The donations will help stock the pantry for the upcoming holiday season. Junior Womens Club will begin the drive with a purchase of 30 bags. Other groups or individuals who would like to purchase bags can contact Rodona Dunfee at 425-1587 or Nancy Detling at 425-3418.

Barnesville Street Department leaf pick up offered

The Street Department will once again pick up laves that are bagged and left curbside by residents of the Village of Barnesville. Bags must contain leaves only and will be picked up as time allows. No specific schedule will be followed. Bagged leaves may be dropped off by residents at the East End of the Depot parking lot.

Sewellsville Love Fest Nov. 3

Sewellsville Annual Thanksgiving Love Fest will be held on Sat., Nov. 3, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sewellsville United Methodist Church. This event is sponsored by the Sewellsville United Methodist women. Love offering only.

Shamrock apparel sale to benefit BHS Junior Class

The Barnesville High School Junior Class is having a prom fund raiser. Items include blankets, bag chairs, stadium seats, seat cushions and other Shamrocks apparel perfect for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Anyone interested in purchasing any of these items should contact any student of the junior class, stop in the high school office, or contact one of the class officers to place your order: Junior Class President, Brian Clark at (740) 391-2677 or Junior Class Vice President, Layne McGee at (740) 238-2113.

Eastern Star meeting Nov. 6

Barnesville Chapter # 206 Order of the Eastern Star will be holding its regular meeting on November 6. There will be a mini dinner at 6:30 p.m. with proceeds donated to 3Cs. We will have discussion on future lunch committees and a cookie swap. All members are urged to attend.

3Cs Cancer Support Group meets Nov. 12

The 3Cs Cancer Support Group will meet on Monday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barnesville Senior Citizen Center. Dr. Thomas Przybysz, oncologist at Wheeling Hospital, will be the speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Thanksgiving sign up Nov. 13-17

St. Vincents Thanksgiving sign up will be November 13-17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You must be a resident of the Barnesville School district, have photo ID, have proof of residence and income of everyone living in the household. No proxies or rent receipts accepted.

For more information call St. Vincents at 425--7438.

Union Local Middle School hosting Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 15

The Union Local Middle School will host their annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the ULMS gymnasium. The event is sponsored by the ULMS student council.

Belmont American Legion meeting Nov. 5

Belmont American Legion meeting Belmont American Legion Post 312 will have their last regular meeting of the year, Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the post home in Belmont.

United Way - Bubbles for Baubles Nov. 1

United Way Bubbles for Baubles will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at Undos West in St. Clairsville.

The event will include a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction and music. There will be one lucky winner of a 0.6 carat round diamond pendant. Each guest receives a numbered glass of champagne. One will be the winning glass.

Cost is $75 per person and all proceeds benefit The United Way of The Upper Ohio Valley.

For further information or to purchase tickets call The United Way at 304-232-4625.

WIC walk-in clinics offered

The Belmont County WIC Program will sponsor walk-in clinics every Wednesday in Bellaire. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The St. Clairsville office is located at the Belmont County Health Department and the Bellaire clinic is located in the Chase bank building. New clients need to bring proof of address, proof of income, proof of pregnancy and identification for themselves and newborns. Clients who need recertified will need proof of income and their WIC folders. The WIC folders are needed for coupon pick-up also. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that encourages breast feeding and provides nutrition education to its clients. Women who are pregnant, infants, and children up to the age of 5 years old qualify. Working families are encouraged to apply. For more information call 695-0222 or 676-2232.

Belmont County Chapter of the OGS meeting November 11

The Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at 3 p.m., in the Genealogy Room, at Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, 308 E. Main St., Barnesville, Ohio.

We will have business meeting and election of offices for next year.

Meeting is free and open to the public. Come join in the excitement of finding your family and their history. Our website: or e-mail:

Any question; comments: or in case of inclement weather, call: Cheryl J. Skinner (740) 484-4839, E-mail:; Sandy Saffield (740) 425-1760, E-mail: or Ellen Brown (740) 425-1509, E-mail:

Barnesville Middle School Book Fair Nov. 26-30

The Barnesville High School Book Fair will be held November 26-30. The book fair will be open during Family Night on Nov. 29 from 6-8 p.m. The them is One World, Many Stories.

PERI meeting Nov. 14

PERI Chapter #79 of Belmont County will hold their November meeting on November 14th rather than November 21st as originally scheduled. The change is due to Thanksgiving falling on the 22nd.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 10:30 a.m. at the J.B. Martin Center in St. Clairsville. Election of officers for 2013 will be held.

Union Local Jets Girls Basketball Turkey Bingo

The Union Local Jets Girls basketball team will be sponsoring a Turkey Bingo on November, 15 at 7 p.m. in the high school commons. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 for a Master Card and $1 for each additional card. There will be 20 games with the final game being a coverall worth $100. We will have refreshments and raffle prizes. If you have any questions, please fell free to contact Amy DeLaney at 740-686-9805.

Turkey Bingo Fund raiser November 11

The Barnesville High School Girls Basketball team will be hosting a Turkey Bingo event on Sunday, November 11 at 1 p.m. at the Barnesville Elks. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Come play for turkeys, prizes, and Chinese auction. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. You can support the Lady Rocks by purchasing a $10 ticket from any player or coach or by calling 740-238-0053 or 740-359-6201. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event.

Turkey Bingo at Centerville

The Annual Turkey Bingo will be held at the Smith Township Community Center, (old Centerville School) on Saturday, November 3 with twenty games played for turkey. Each player required to have a Master Card. The doors will open at 5 p.m. with the Bingo Games beginning at 7 p.m.. A food table will be available featuring Hot Chicken Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Sloppy Joes, Noodles, Nachos and Cheese, with many kinds of desserts. The evening will feature a raffle table and door prizes. Bingo is sponsored by the Smith Township Community Center Committee to raise money for operating costs of the building. The public is cordially invited to attend. For questions you may call the Center at 740-686-9832. Hope to see you in Centerville on November 3.

5 Loaves Food Ministry offering meals Nov. 10 and 22

The 5 Loaves Food Ministry, to be offered twice monthly in the basement of the First Christian Church of Barnesville, opened Oct. 27 in the New Life Center. In November, it will be open on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22 from 1-3 p.m., with a free Thanksgiving dinner beginning at noon in the New Life Center. For more information, call the church at (740) 425-2480. Special appointments may be made by calling Beth Dennis at (740) 359-5346. Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate food or money, may contact the church or donate online at and going to the 5 Loaves Food Ministry page.

Alzheimer support group meetings set

The Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry. For more information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimers Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900.

OGrady Memorial Scholarship Fund raffle tickets

50/50 raffle tickets are being sold to benefit the James M. OGrady Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jim taught math and was a guidance counselor at Union Local High School, and he also taught Drivers Education to countless people over the years. The scholarship is awarded to a Union Local High School senior who is attending Ohio University and majoring in education or a math-related field. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can call Michele at 425-2057 or Kelly at 425-4293.

Dancing For a Cause

The Dancing For a Cause group r meets each Thursday from 6-7 p.m. in the Grange Hall on Shamrock Drive. People of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to join them. They learn a new dance each week, but also review learned dances. All money collected is donated to local organizations. Past donations have been made to the Barnesville Elementary School for school supplies, a meals on a wheels program and the summer lunch program. For more information, call Rodona Dunfee.

Vet Center Representative in Barnesville

Attention area military veterans: R. Jeremy Harrison, MSW, LICSW, Social Worker at the Wheeling Vet Center and Iraq War veteran, will be in Barnesville every Thursday from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at the Veteran Service Commission Office, located at 113 W. Main St. Services include individual, and group counseling for PTSD, substance abuse, depression, and various other readjustment issues endured by combat veterans. Jeremy also provides marital/family therapy, bereavement therapy, hospital referrals and enrollment, benefit questions, among other services. Jeremy can be reached at his Wheeling office at (304) 232-0587, Monday through Friday or at the VSO on Thursdays at (740) 619-0326. Walk-ins welcome. Individuals with appointments will be given preference.

Sons of Italy to honor veterans with pasta dinner

The Bellaire Sons of Italy proudly announces that on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. it will be providing all Ohio Valley Veterans and their immediate family with a free complete pasta dinner at the Lodge. The Sons of Italy is very proud of the Valleys Veterans and wants to show its a appreciation for the may sacrifices made by those Veterans. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dick Vannelle at 676-9663 or Frank Fregiato at 635-0162 or 695-5470.