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HOW IT’S DONE – Sue Isner, CEOS member and Hancock County Extension Family and Community Development Program Assistant, taught some of the equipment needed to keep the garden bountiful. — Contributed

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Community Outreach Service held its final food preservation class, “Freezing and Dehydration” September 1.

Part of the ongoing series “From Garden to Pantry – Preserving What You Grow,” the class was presented by the Hancock County Community Educational Outreach Service with support from WVU Extension, the Brooke-Hancock Family Resource Network, Try This WV, and the Hancock County 4-H Foundation. All products used in the courses were purchased from the RnR family farm in New Cumberland.

The series originated as CEOS sought meaningful ways to fulfill its mission of strengthening individuals and families through lifelong learning, community service, and leadership development.

“We have seen a resurgence of interest in gardening as more and more people worry about the quality of their food, its origin and content, and its availability,” commented CEOS President Becky Wiegers. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it very clear that we may not always find what we need on the grocery store shelves. I see a natural progression from growing our own food to preserving what we grow to ensure an ample supply of good, healthy food beyond the growing season,” she says. “It’s also worth noting that while our classes focus on preserving fruits and vegetables, meat can also be preserved, and we talk about that as well.”

CEOS plans to present these workshops again next year, and those interested in participating are encouraged to call the WVU Hancock County Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 for more information. Because the courses are practical, the number of places for each course is limited and can fill up quickly.

Library offering a variety of

programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville and Jefferson County Public Library has announced the following programs and activities planned at its various locations.

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Adults: Guided Breathing and Meditation will take place at 11 a.m. on September 25, offering participants a way to reduce stress and anxiety by learning how to breathe with Lisa Mort of Empowered Yoga. Breathwork is the practice of using controlled conscious breathing to bypass the mind and enter a different state of consciousness, according to a press release. Participants should bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket. Register by calling the library.

Kids: Stop by anytime on Thursday for the kids to do a craft.

Watch a family movie at the library on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Kids: Grab-and-Go Storytime is available for kids today.

Adults: Adult coloring is Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Babygarten will take place on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. for parents or caregivers with children from birth to 2 years old. This is a lap-sitting program that includes free games, songs, rhymes and books that will help babies develop their language and literacy skills.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: Explore color and style trends for today’s life with Beth McVay on September 21 at 6:00 p.m. “Visit the latest fashion colors present and on the horizon as well as fashion decoration trends for easy living for today’s busy lifestyles,” noted a library spokesperson. Registration is mandatory.

Kids: Play and Learn is a one-hour play session for parents or caregivers and their children from birth to 4 years old that will be offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Adults: Join the library book club for discussion on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Kids: Grab-and-Go Storytime is available for kids today.

Let the kids explore their artistic side at Paint and Sip for kids on Saturday lunchtimes. Registration is mandatory.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Adults: The book club will meet for discussion Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Call to join.

Steubenville Saddle Club

plan meeting, equestrian competition

RICHMOND — The Steubenville Saddle Club will hold the fourth and final show of its 2021 season on Sunday at the club’s home ground, located at 8675 State Route 152 N., Richmond.

The show begins at 9:00 a.m. with halter/showmanship lessons followed by English/Western performance lessons and concludes with pageant lessons which will not begin until 3:00 p.m.

Open horse shows include Halter and Showmanship, Driving, English Riding and Pleasure, Western Riding and Pleasure, Ranch Pleasure, Trail and Competitive.

Concessions will be available at the club room.

The shows are open to the public and admission is free.

The club will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the club grounds. Normally the club meets on the first Tuesday of the month but have delayed it as it comes the day after the Labor Day holiday.

Railway workers are invited

at the Thursday meeting

CHESTER – All railway workers are invited to breakfast at EJ’s Restaurant, Chester, at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Questions can be directed to Rocco at (330) 853-3045.



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