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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Community Educational Outreach Service, Newview Club, held their first meeting of 2020 on Jan. 2 at the Hancock County Senior Center.
After a light lunch, provided by the Senior Center, members settled in to begin the year’s work. The first four lessons of 2020 will be:
* February – Covered Bridges of West Virginia, to be presented by Janet Keller
* March – How to Get the Most From Your Air Fryer by Louanne Huff
* April – Tai Chi For Health, presented by Betty Wagner
* May – Famous Trees And What Makes Them Famous, by Virginia Lawrence.
For February, members will be collecting fleece throws to be turned into reusable beds for cats and dogs at the Hancock County Animal Shelter. They will also be looking for donations of used sheets, towels, pillow cases, etc., to be used in the sick room at the shelter. Unlike the beds, items in the sick room must be disposed of after use to prevent the spread of illness, so there is an ongoing need for them. To learn how to donate throws or items for the sick room, you can contact the shelter directly at (304)387-4102.
Other upcoming projects will include the collection of items for the Baby Safety shower, collecting items to benefit our county’s homeless population, and planting a tree in observance of Arbor Day.
Weather permitting, the next meeting of the CEOS will be Thursday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. in the Hancock County Senior Center. As always, the public is cordially invited to attend. Attending the lesson and meeting is free but, if you wish to join us for lunch, the normal Senior Center fee of $5 will apply.
WELLSVILLE — TOPS 1957 of Wellsville met on Jan. 7 at the Living Well Church with leader Connie Hissam opening with pledges, roll call and then Mary Schmidt led the group in prayer.
TOPS best loser was Schmidt and she also won the food calorie chart drawing. Marci Anderson won the 50/50 drawing.
Hissam read a thank you from the church and Barb M.
Barb Tranter gave out copies of 10 reason to make a good chart.
Alice Eickstein gave the program titled, “Prevention is a Key to Good Health”.
Tranter read a funny story and then Hissam closed the meeting wishing all a good week.
EAST LIVERPOOL — TOPS 2231 met on Jan. 14 at Always Best Care, 1324 St. Clair Ave., with leader Tonnie Slagle presiding. The meeting opened with pledges and roll call.
Pam Fouse gave the secretary report and Cassie Stephens gave the treasurer report. Both were approved as read.
Verla Betteridge was the KOPS best loser and also the officer best loser. She had three weeks in leeway. Anita Kukich, Slagle, Stephens, and Betteridge are all in leeway.
Betteridge won the calorie charts, Stephens won the dimes and Fouse won the 50/50.
The no-no’s are ice cream and no eating after dinner.
Stephens had an article on “Striking a Balance to Avoid Dangerous Falls.”
Slagle closed the meeting with prayer requests followed by the Lord’s Prayer.
New and former members are always welcome at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.
EAST LIVERPOOL — TOPS 1390 met on Jan. 7 at the Oakland Free Methodist Church, located at 1551 Etruria Street. The meeting opened with the pledges.
Minutes and treasurer’s report from the Dec. 17 meeting were read and approved.
Karen Brereton, Vesta Ferlaino, Mildred Elliott and Naomi Cowsert were recognized for coming in with a loss or staying in leeway after Christmas and New Years.
Ice cream is the no-no for the week.
Elliott was recognized for staying in leeway for three weeks in a row.
Cowsert won the 50/50 drawing and the calorie chart drawing was held over.
Members were encouraged to bring in healthy snacks for the gift basket raffle.
The group sang “Happy Anniversary” to Cowsert.
A new check contest will begin on Jan. 14. Brereton will introduce a new contest on Jan. 14.
The chapter voted to begin charging a weekly fee, when members do not bring in a calorie chart.
Cowsert presented the program “A New Year, A New Beginning” and “Breakfast, The Most Important Meal of the Day, to Jump Start Our Metabolism.”
The chapter meets every Tuesday with weigh-in at 4 p.m. Visitors, new and former members are always welcome. If you are interested in losing weight in the New Year 2020 with TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Come and visit with our very supportive group. Your first visit is free. If interested, call 330-385-2736 or 330-386-1211.
The meeting closed with prayer requests and the Lord’s Prayer.