Groups detail activities

Sunrise Seniors

hold meeting

The Sunrise Seniors of Toronto met Jan. 11 with President Susan Kulstad welcoming visitors Judy Price, Diana Hooper and Connie Tolman.

Chaplain Glenn Smith offered grace for the dinner.

After dinner, reports were given by Mary Lou Deku, secretary; Mike Timko, treasurer; and and Susan Conaway, social secretary.

John Bodrog updated the club on the Branson trip in May. The second payment is due during February. There are some seats remaining.

Tim Gribben circulated a sheet to meter interest in attending “The Lion King” in Pittsburgh on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Anyone interested can contact him to reserve a seat.

The Mother/Father’s Day Dinner has been changed to June 14. Kulstad and Conaway will co-chair the event with the committee consisting of the kitchen committee for June in addition to Kitty and Rusty Roth.

The Mardi Gras party will be held Feb. 8, which will include door prizes this year.

The kitchen committee for February is Jim and Marion Wilson, Ray and Anka Buratynski, Phyllis Smith, Rachel Deluca, and Bob and Mary Lou Deku. Participants are to bring their favorite Mardi Gras side dish or dessert.

The 50/50 drawing was won by Judith Price and Karen Horne.

Door prizes were won by Eileen Cernanski and Susan Conaway. Bingo winners were Harry Andrews, Mary Ann and Stan Ohalek, Mike Timko, Elaine Briceland, Beth Clarke, Susan Kulstad, Kitty Roth, Brenda Cottrell, Wilma Elder, Cathy Pertko, Karen Horne, Patty Roth, Tim Gribben, Ray Horne, and Judy Sabol.

Skat winners were Cathy Pertko, John Bodrog, Bruce Pertko, Tim Gribben, Helen Lindsay, and Betty Jo Andrews.

The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Roosevelt Senior Center.

Membership drive

to be launched

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau made plans for a membership kick-off campaign at the Promotion and Education meeting held at Eat ‘n’ Park Restaurant. Mary Ellen Grafton presided.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the new Farm Bureau office gymnasium at the former Bantam Ridge Elementary School.

Members chose to make either soup or pies for the meeting, and Jeanne Roberts, membership chairman, announced that 40 new members are needed by March 15.

The group donated $35 to the American Farm Bureau Federation for the Ag Literacy Fund. Their new selection of reading for children will be named at the annual AFBF meeting in Nashville. The book will be donated to the Jefferson County Christian School as part of the group’s education campaign.

The annual cupcake war to be held during the Jefferson County Fair was discussed. Each team must have at least one member who has parents who are Farm Bureau members.

Resource center

open house set

The Weirton Family Resource Center will hold an open house for Hancock and Brooke County residents from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the facility located at 371 New York St., Weirton.

The resource center provides parents with child development training and materials, parenting skills training, parent-child activities, networking and referrals to social service agencies. It is open to all Hancock and Brooke County families.

There are no income eligibility requirements, and services are free. Direct services include play groups, support groups and after-school and summer programs, which provide homework help, tutoring and educational activities.

The organizations will be adding a teen area, where local teens will have a safe place to do homework and socialize with friends.

School retirees

have luncheon

Steubenville City Schools retirees met Jan. 10 at Margaret’s in Toronto for lunch.

Cards were signed, and donations and supplies were collected for Hounds’ Haven. Next month’s lunch will be held Feb. 14 at the Gaslite. The charity will be the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.

Bingo party is set for Saturday

The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a bingo party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the firehouse.

Refreshments and food will be available for purchase.

Pancake breakfast

fundraiser Jan. 26

The Buckeye Local Foreign Language Students will hold a fundraiser pancake breakfast at Applebee’s Restaurant in Steubenville on Jan. 26 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The cost is $5, which includes pancakes, sausage and drink.

All proceeds will benefit the foreign language student trip to Europe.

For tickets, contact: Tina Herrlein at (740) 598-3995; Michele Braley at (304) 280-1944; and Tammy Dixon at (740) 632-6326. Tickets also will be available at the door.


champaign set

The Harrison County Farm Bureau will kick off its 2013 membership campaign at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Ja-Lin’s upstairs banquet room on Main Street, Jewett.

Members are asked to bring a favorite sweet treat for the dessert contest that will be held.

The bureau’s goal is 24 new subscribers needed by March 15.

Dinner to benefit cancer patient

A spaghetti benefit dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at Colliers First Church of God located on Old Police Lodge Road.

The dinner benefits Danny Smearman, who is battling cancer and has already lost both his kidneys to the disease and undergoes dialysis four days a week.

The cost is $7 per person. For information, call (304) 794-6926, (304) 797-0087 or (304) 919-3175.