JWC meeting Dec. 15

The Junior Women's Club of Barnesville will be holding their December meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at Emerald Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center. JWCB recognizes the month of December as International Affairs Awareness Month. Via Skype, a popular voice communication program through the Internet, Andy and Heather Nelson, teachers in Langfang, China will be our guest speakers. Club members will learn and share information about the day to day routine in the life of a Chinese student. Members are to bring their favorite appetizers or finger food, recyclable items and books for book exchange. To learn about the exciting ways you can volunteer to serve your community contact Peggy 425-1233 or website at: www.gfwc-barnesvilleohio.org.

Weyer Chapter meets Dec. 10

Weyer Chapter Order of the Eastern Star will meet on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Weyer Masonic Hall in Centerville at 7:30 p.m. Soup and sandwiches will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Lunch Committee Eileen Slack and Janet Neuman. Holiday sweaters or blouses will be fine. OES Home Christmas fund for the sunshine fund. Honored member Candy Thompson District Treasurer. Linda Bunting District President. Short form opening, gift of the season, Worthy Matron Martha Heath, Worthy Patron Wallace Malolepszy presiding. In lieu of gift exchange we will have kitchen/restroom shower for the lodge hall. All sisters and brothers cordially invited to attend.

Barnesville artists featured at Marietta Art and Craft Show

Barnesville Calligrapher Sharon Hanse and Jewelry Designer Christa DeVine will be participating in The Local Artist Show in Marietta.

The Local Artist Show and Holiday Sale will be open Friday, Dec. 10 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show will take place in the Commons Area of the Main Building at the Washington State Community College, in Marietta, Ohio. The College is on Colgate Drive. There is plenty of parking and admission is free.

There are some very talented and creative artists and craftsmen in the local area. Here is an opportunity to purchase unique and distinctive hand made gifts from seventeen of them.

Some of the beautiful work offered includes needle felting by Ann Amash, handcrafted portfolios made with hand decorated paper by Claire Bogard, unique jewelry by Steve Combs, stunning jewelry with wire knitting by Christa DeVine, beaded jewelry by Andrea Euser-MIller, gold and silver jewelry by Jim Grecni, decorated porcelain items by Nancy Gribble, inspiring calligraphy by Sharon Hanse, beautiful photography by Kelly Harris, pottery by Margaret Lazer, paintings and art by Beth Nash, decorative pottery by Zach Orcutt, sculptures by Bob Rhoads, glass by Doug Sweet, jewelry made with antique beads by Paul Tescher. New this year: ceramics by Joseph Davis, mosaic tiles and tables by Tracee Hein and stained glass by Cindy Yeager.

Come and enjoy a delightful shopping experience.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Jody Bain

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held to benefit Jody Bain, who is fighting breast cancer, at St. Mary's Marion Hall, St. Clairsville from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 17. Dinner includes: spaghetti and meatballs, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Take out is available. For advanced tickets and take out please call (740) 325-6695. Raffles on baskets, gift cards, afghans, etc. Donations accepted! The benefit is sponsored by Lori Adkins, Vickie Ramsey and Kristin Rodgers.

Christmas Cantata in Flushing Dec. 19

"O Holy Night!" Christmas Cantata will be presented by Trinity Gospel Fellowship, 71101 Flushing-Morristown Road, Flushing, Ohio, Sunday, Dec, 19 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come fellowship and celebrate the Birth of Jesus. For more information call 968-3259.

3C's Cancer Support Group meeting Dec. 13

The 3C's Cancer Support Group will meet Monday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Barnesville Senior Citizen Center. Please bring a covered dish and a $10 Christmas gift for exchange. Come and enjoy this festive evening. All cancer survivors, family and friends welcome.

Small Government Committee meeting Dec. 15

A meeting of the District 18 Small Government Committee will be held Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Holiday Inn in Marietta, Ohio.

The purpose of this meeting is to select seven small government eligible projects, two of the seven being contingency projects, for submission to the Ohio Public Works Commission. Five of the projects selected at this meeting will compete for small government funding with other projects throughout the state of Ohio.

If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Michelle Hyer at (740) 374-9436.

WIC walk-in clinic

The Belmont County WIC program will sponsor walk-in clinics on Tuesdays in St. Clairsville and on Wednesdays in Bellaire. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New clients need proof of address, proof of income and identification such as a drivers license or a social security card. Crib cards will be accepted for newborns. Clients who need recertified will need proof of income and their WIC folders. Also, a written authorization from a parent/guardian to have a child receive WIC services is needed if a parent/guardian is not with a child at the time of recertification. Belmont County WIC is having open enrollment the months of November and December. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that encourages breastfeeding and provides education to its clients. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, infants and children up to the age of five qualify. Working families are encouraged to apply. WIC is pleased to announce that coupon pick-up is now available in the Barnesville office every month by appointment only. For more information call 695-0222 or 676-2232.

MOVBA Expo Jan. 29

The Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeeper's Association - MOVBA - will hold its next Expo on Saturday, Jan. 29, at West Virginia University - Parkersburg, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration cost is $17, must be received by Jan. 10, and at the door is $22. Cost for children, aged 12 and under, is $8. Payment covers attendance in classes and access to vendors. Kim Flottum will be the keynote speaker. He is the editor of Bee Culture magazine, as well as the author of The Backyard Beekeeper and The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. He edited (with Dr. Shiminuki and Ann Harman) the popular 41st edition of the ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, the bible of United States beekeeping. Kim blogs about beekeeping on www.thedailygreen.com, plus he is a regular columnist for the U.K. beekeeping magazine The Beekeeper's Quarterly. Throughout the day, other beekeeping professionals will lead an assortment of interesting and educational classes. This Expo is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service and is open to anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating insect. For more information, please phone Teresa Wagoner at (304) 375-4919, or (304) 482-5401, or visit www.angelfire.com/nb/movba.

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry. For more information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at (330) 533-3300 or 1-800-272-3900.

BBM Rotary meets

The Bethesda-Belmont-Morristown Rotary Club dinner meeting is every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Bethesda Senior Center. The meeting is now being catered by Mark Glass from the Bethesda Market.