Community happenings

Women’s ministry sponsoring trip

The Women’s Ministry of Mount Zion Baptist Church is sponsoring a trip to Jamaica, N.Y., on July 13-14, a weekend consisting of shopping on Jamaica Avenue on July 13.

Jamaica Center, New York’s largest fashion urban district, has more than 300 stores from national retailers to local designers.

The trip will include free time with options for evening entertainment. On July 14, the group members will be guests at the Faith Baptist Church in Hempstead, N.Y, where the Rev. Joe Brown serves as pastor. The church will serve dinner to the group immediately after the service, and the group will head home afterwards.

The price is $180 for hotel and a seat on the 55-passenger motor coach. Rooms are based on double occupancy. Meals are not provided except for the church dinner. Payment is due as soon as possible with seat availability based on a first-come-first-served basis.

For information contact Ruth Pendergrast at (304) 748-7249; Wylene Alexander, Women’s Ministry chairman, at (740) 282-9207; or Barbara Prentice at (740) 219-9992.

Church yard sale Friday, Saturday

The Holy Family Altar Rosary Society will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church on Church Street, Beech Bottom.

Donations of items, except large appliances and clothing, are welcome.

For information, call (304) 394-5745 or (304) 394-1174.

Basement sale to Benefit ministry

St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jewett will hold a three-day basement sale to benefit the Helping Hands ministry the church has hosted since last July.

It will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the church social room located at 203 E. Main St., Jewett.

A bake sale will be held on Friday in conjunction with the yard sale, while the Saturday sale date will offer half-off remaining items.

Paper goods, cleaning supplies and personal care items are among the 20 or so categories from which those in the Jewett mailing area who qualify for food stamps can choose from on the third Monday of each month at the Helping Hands ministry.

The Carroll-Harrison County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be matching funds raised with an extra $500 gift if the sale nets $1,500. Thrivent Financial is a Lutheran Fraternal organization that assists social programs or financial needs of families or organizations.

St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church is served by interim Pastor Paul Stork.

For information or to donate items, contact Linda Bake at (740) 946-5151 or any St. James member.

Children’s knitting group to meet

The Brooke County Library’s Kids Knitting Group will meet Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Children in third grade and up can learn to knit from instructor Nora Bell. Bring yarn and needles or loom. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

First Bethany diabetes walk Saturday

The area’s first Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 5K walk, sponsored by Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics and Bethany College’s Delta Tau Delta, will be held Saturday at the college track.

Registration will begin at 9:20 a.m. for the free event, which is being organized by Dr. Amy Jean, pediatric endocrinologist at the center for pediatrics, and Seth Myers, philanthropy chairman of Delta Tau Delta.

The event will start at 10 a.m. Prizes and awards will be presented to participants, and there will be diabetes information tables and after the walk, drinks, snacks and children’s games.

In addition, diabetic education tables will be set up to provide educational materials and information.

Registration is recommended by calling (304) 243-8849, or at the JDRF website at and clicking on Community Events.

Jean’s more than 100 patients, along with students from Wheeling Park High School, have been busy raising funds for the event, Gregg Warren, spokesman for the hospital.

It is part of the foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, an international effort that raised $86 million last year at more than 200 sites in the U.S., Australia, Canada and Europe in support of efforts to find a cure for Type I diabetes and provide better treatment.

Jean said, “I am excited to sponsor this local event after the amazing turnout we had in March for our first diabetes support group meeting here at Wheeling Hospital. This is another great opportunity for families to meet while also raising money to find the cure for this disease, which I strongly believe will occur during their lifetime. Secondly, this provides an excellent opportunity to encourage kids to come out and exercise and improve their glycemic control.”

Delta Tau Delta recently made the JDRF its national philanthropic association.

Myers said, “I have heard some remarkable stories of families that have come a long way considering the drawbacks of this disease. With this being the only walk in the valley, we’re providing a wonderful opportunity to the families who may not be able to attend similar events in Charleston or Pittsburgh.”

Giacomel back at coffeehouse

John Giacomel will be making his third appearance at the 213 Coffeehouse on Friday, performing from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is a requested donation of $5. Refreshments will be available. The coffeehouse is at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, located on state Route 213, Steubenville, next to the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

Brooke library to show comedy

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing the PG-rated film “Parental Guidance,” starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Veterans satellite office open

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans and/or veterans’ widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans’ benefits.

For information, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.

Pancake breakfast set for Saturday

The Bishop John King Mussio Junior Crusaders will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday at Applebee’s in Steubenville.

Cost is $5 per person. For tickets, contact the school office at (740) 346-0028.

Community happenings

Revival services

At Empire church

Mike Adams will be the evangelist when the Empire United Methodist Church holds revival services today at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

A Nazarene pastor for 21 years and an evangelist for 16, Adams and his wife, Elizabeth, have ministered in many camp meetings across the United States as well as in many countries around the world.

Adams preaches Bible-based messages, incorporating humor into a relevant message of salvation and holiness.

The church is located at 84 First Ave., Stratton.

Program Sunday at Mount Zion

The Rev. Theodore White Scholarship Committee will present its annual musical program at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Steubenville.

Featured guests at the program will be Angelic Sounds of Second Baptist Church, the Harmonizers of Morning Star Baptist Church, a group from Greater Zion, soloist Roberta Jordan from Agape Apostolic Assembly and liturgical praise by Phyllis Freeman of Shiloh Apostolic.

Groups from Mount Zion, including the mass choir and male chorus, will perform. Rose Lavender will conduct the proceedings. The purpose will be given by Millicent Slaughter. Paulette Johnson and Regina Blackwell are in charge of the gifts and donations.

The scholarship committee strives to promote academics and encourage the pursuit of higher education. The Rev. Norries Hood is the founder of the scholarship committee.

“You are invited to share in this music ministry as we further the cause of education by supporting our youth and helping to ensure their future success in life,” a news release notes.

Gospel musical stage play set

The Ohio Valley Acts of Faith will present its annual Mother’s Day weekend gospel musical stage play on May 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at Steubenville High School’s auditorium.

The play, a gospel comedy written by Wylene Alexander, opens with part of the cast at a local beauty salon discussing the events of their personal lives and deciding to go on a cruise.

“The play is a comedy, but the message is that there are going to be times in our lives when our faith is tested,” Alexander said. “God can keep us calm during these raging times and has promised to guide us safely through the storms.”

Cast members are Arletta Reed, Gloria Terry, Rhonda Parrish, Melvin Creech Jr., Brenda Ware, Ronni Edwards, Horace Hampton, Dauwud Abullah, Trina Lawson, Manard Reed, Michael Jett, Eddie Alexander, Michael McIntyre, Karla Martin, Eliza Kelly and Sharron Cain.

The Acts of Faith is a joint venture by a group of individuals who have combined their talents, gifts and abilities to spread the word of God in an entertaining and spiritual manner, with dramatizations of religious themes as well as moral and ethical issues of today, according to Alexander.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from Ronni at “Things We Grow” Hair Salon located at 178 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, or by calling June Beal (740) 264-9028; Alexander at (740) 282-9207; Sandi Rue at (740) 283-2832; or Bunswella Brown at (740) 284-2766. Tickets also can be purchased from cast members.

Flood conducts academy chorus

James Flood, son of Laurie Welday of Smithfield, was invited to conduct the Lyceum Academy chorus to perform at EWTN, the international cable Catholic television station, on April 25.

The chorus performed during their three Mass schedules at 8 a.m., noon and 12 a.m.

Lyceum Academy, located in the Cleveland area where Flood resides with his family, is a private Catholic school for grades six through 12. The chorus, with Flood conducting, has been nationally critiqued as per the EWTN invitation.

Flood serves as music director at St. Clements Church as well.

Ministry event to

honor mothers

The Cup of Life Ministries with Tina Schoolcraft is sponsoring an event to honor mothers on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Weather permitting, the event to include dinner, music, fun and fellowship will be held in the pavilion next to the playground at Marland Heights Community Church located at 3900 Bright way, Weirton. Otherwise, it will be moved indoors.

Bible reading

campaign detailed

The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people in the area are actually reading it?

A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles; however, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day.

The Bergholz Church of Christ hopes to reverse that trend, beginning with its own congregation. According to a news release, Pastor Dave Miller believes that “The Story,” a Zondervan best seller, is the right tool to increase Biblical literacy, helping readers understand God’s story from Genesis to Revelation and how their own stories intersect with God’s.

“I want the people in my congregation as well as the city of Bergholz and surrounding areas to realize the incredible love God has for them and how their story is found in his story,” Miller said.

The Story Church Campaign is a unique program, he said, providing up to 31 weeks of curriculum for children, teen and adult Sunday school and up to 31 weeks of corresponding sermons.

When accompanied by reading through five age-related books, the entire church can be literally on the same page for 31 weeks.

Bergholz Church of Christ plans to begin the experience, he said, starting Sunday.

For information, visit the church’s Facebook page or call (740) 768-2745.

Community happenings

Area Lions club

holding breakfast

The Warren Township Lions Club is holding an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Tiltonsville United Methodist Church on Grandview Avenue.

The cost is $5 per person. The fundraiser also will include a bake sale and a Chinese auction.

Wells Township

Seniors to meet

The Wells Township Senior Citizens meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wells Township Community Center located on Steuben Street in Brilliant.

The lunch menu is soup and sandwiches. Participants can bring a dessert if they so choose.

Police Chief John Ingram and Frank Hoagland will give a presentation on a safety program they are involved in with teachers.

Wells Township seniors are welcome to become members. An annual membership is $5 payable at any time. The gatherings include lunch, fellowship, door prizes and a 50-50 drawing. Questions can be directed to Liz Cook, Wells Township recreation director, at (740) 598-3967 or (740) 632-6253.

School retirees

hold meeting

Steubenville City School retirees held their monthly luncheon meeting on April 11 at the White Bear Inn in East Springfield, celebrating early the 99th birthday of fellow member Mary Coleman.

The next luncheon will be held May 9 at Naples Spaghetti House. The June charity will be the GED Scholarship Fund.

Moving On

members meet

Moving On met April 14 at Undo’s in Weirton with Norma Boni, president, presiding.

Guests attending were Carol Boyd, Darlene Roe, Holly Miller and Jim Barrett.

Fred Vogt offered the blessing. Birthdays were acknowledged.

Entertainment was provided by Jack Giacomel of Burgettstown, who performed a medley of songs on the keyboard.

Tables were decorated with spring centerpieces in a popcorn box with candy, flowers and a balloon.

Reports were given by Lucretia Ross, secretary, and Margaret Chapman, treasurer.

Madeline Michael Boulson and Ross conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Vogt. Undo’s gift certificates were won by Janet Saner and Ingrid Koenig. Table prize winners were Vogt, Cindy Gilbert, Becky Michalka, Ann Zmuda and Richard Kimmel.

The next meeting will be held May 5 at Undo’s in Weirton. Anyone interested in joining can call Saner at (740) 537-4487. Dues are $10 annually, and dinners are $12.

Dinner theater

to benefit Relay

The Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Co. will present an interactive murder mystery at a dinner show to benefit the American Cancer Society May 4 at Staffileno’s on the River.

Tickets are $30 each. For reservations, call (304) 374-3335.

Community happenings

Dyslexia center

plans simulation

The Children’s Dyslexia Center, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Regional Group of the International Dyslexia Association, will present a Dyslexia Simulation at 6 p.m. April 25 at the Masonic Temple located at 227 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The presentation is provided for educators, parents, siblings, professionals and others who want to better understand the struggles of those with reading and related learning challenges, according to Nicole Brown, center director.

The simulation helps participants understand how it feels to be a person with dyslexia in a school setting.

Participants can take part in six simulated activities which mimic the experiences and processing of those with dyslexia. They include:

— Learn to Read: a beginning reading problem;

— Listen to Me: an auditory figure-ground problem;

— Write with Mirrors: a visual-motor and writing problem;

— Name That Letter: a letter-word identification problem;

— Write or Left: a copying and writing problem; and

— Hear and Spell: an auditory discrimination problem

Seating is limited to 100. The donation for participation is $15 per person. For information, contact the Children’s Dyslexia Center by phone at (740) 282-4875 or by e-mail at

Organ donation

topic for Rotary

The Steubenville Rotary Club will welcome Carl Cook of Wintersville, a recipient of both a kidney and tissue donation, to its Friday noon meeting at the YWCA to discuss Lifeline of Ohio, the organ donors support organization.

Bill Cable, owner of Austin Lake and a retired educator, will discuss “What Rotary Has Done for Me” at the April 26 noon luncheon and business meeting.

Suzanne Kresser is April program chair.

Community happenings

Purple Circle plans

Saturday dinner

The Purple Circle 4-H Club will hold its annual dinner fundraiser from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

The menu will include spaghetti, a salad bar, bread, dessert and drink with patrons able to dine in or get carryout.

Orders can be placed by calling (740) 543-3700. The cost will be $7 for those 11 and older and $4 for those 10 and under.

The event also will include a silent auction for a framed and matted Dave Barnhouse print from 3 p.m. through 6:45 p.m.

Modern Woodmen of America also is helping with the fundraiser, matching up to $1,200.

At the club’s March 17 at the center, Tom Wedlake attended with the K-9 dog and provided search demonstrations. State Trooper Eric Darrington gave a presentation on the dangers of drugs, drunk driving and texting and driving.

Backwoods Gang

plans fundraiser

Backwoods Gang gathered at the Smithfield Evangelical Friends Church on April 14 for an appreciation dinner, thanking the pastor and church members for use of the facilities there.

A meeting followed with thank-you cards signed for the Smithfield Police Department which purchased the members’ 4-H shirts.

The club will hold a bake sale Saturday at the Loading Zone in Bloomingdale and Super C in Smithfield.

The meeting also included discussion of upcoming events, classes and activities and 4-H projects.

The next meeting will be held May 5.

County Council

meets April 24

The Jefferson County Council of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet in Dillonvale on April 24 at 6 p.m., a new time.

The guest speaker will be Laurel DuBeck, community education coordinator from Region 9, Area Agency on Aging, whose presentation will combine humor, health and relaxation exercises that promote rest, peaceful sleep and stress reduction.

All current dues-paying members of a Legion auxiliary are invited. Lunch will be served by the hosts with RSVPs appreciated by calling Mary Ulczynski at (740) 769-7773 or Mariann Ebright at (740) 733-8158.

The Legion is located on state Route 150 at 213 Liberty St., Dillonvale.

The meeting will include nominations for new county council officers for the 2013-14.

Community happenings

Knights to host

guest speaker

Supreme Council Membership and Program Consultant Dannie Harris will making a stop at the Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 on Thursday for a presentation beginning at 7:45 p.m.

All Knights of Columbus members in District No. 48 are encouraged to attend, which includes councils in the Tri-State Area from any district.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation, according to Don Hall, Grand Knight of Council No. 472 and district deputy.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 is located on Two Ridge Road behind the Ohio State Patrol headquarters.

Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

AMVETS Post 275

meets Wednesday

AMVETS Post 275 will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Veterans Service Office, 423 North St., Steubenville.

The meeting will include numerous program updates, officer nominations and the 2014 meeting schedule.

All area veterans are welcome to attend.

Questions can be directed to Dan Wilson, commander, at (740) 317-8646.

Adena Legion to

host card party

The Adena American Legion will host a card party on April 23 beginning at 6 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person, which includes lunch and door prizes.

Tickets will not be sold at the door and must be prepaid in advance.

For reservations, call Libby Fulton at (740) 546-3336; Cheryl Zamski at (740) 769-2846; or Christine Thompson at (740) 546-4300.

Brilliant Lions

elect officers

The Brilliant Lions Club elected officers at its April 4 meeting with Ralph Nickoson selected as president.

Also tapped to lead were: Jim Everson, first vice president; John McGuire, second vice president; Gebo Fleming, third vice president; John Goosman, secretary; Tom Connell, assistant secretary; Todd Henry, treasurer; Glenn Dennis, assistant treasurer; Don Grant, Lion tamer; Mike Wilson, tail twister; Dave Porter and Ron Retzer, two-year trustees; and Charlie Bane and Jim Harmon, one-year trustees.

It was announced that 10-year club membership awards were presented to Bob Potts, Nickoson and Goosman.

The club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Wells Township Community Senior Center on Steuben Street in Brilliant.

Free diabetic foot

screening set

Medi Home Care at 105 Main St., Wintersville, will hold a free diabetic foot screening for diabetic shoes on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an appointment, call (740) 266-3974.

Toronto Senior

Citizens meet

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held April 11 with Pam Dunlap, Pat and Mel Simpson, Bob and Pat Richardson and Mary Hackney welcomed as guests.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner and read devotions.

Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine.

Lola Swanagan reported on trips, including: May 5, Cabaret theater for “You Say Tomato;” June 30, Columbiana Theater; “Speakn Easy;” Sept. 16-19, Ashville, N.C., Biltmore, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge; and Oct. 19, Riverboat from New Martinsville to Marietta. For information, call Swanagan at (740) 537-4977 or Matyas at (740) 537-3064.

April birthdays and anniversaries were announced. The 50/50 was won by Huck Hanuscin. Door prize winners were David Krause, Mary Petras, Violet McClain, Joyce Dobbs, Carole Eddy, Richard Dobbs, Mary Hackney and Bob Carroll. Bingo winners were Pat Ferrell, Mary Petras, Arlene Zahniser and Jane Hanuscin.

Scat winners were Doris Matyas, David Krause, Nancy Ludewig, Jane Hanuscin and Richard Dobbs.

The next meeting will be held April 25 at the Roosevelt Building.

Art association

meets Wednesday

The Steubenville Art Association will host a show-and-tell/critique meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Historic Fort Steuben located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville.

Participants can share a favorite possession and explain its significance or seek some help or input on a current art project.

Nominations for the 2013-14 year will be made.

The social committee includes Chairman Jim Watson, Paul Hornung, Jim Gorney, Bob Martin and Larry King.

Upcoming workshops will include “Armatures and Celuclay” on May 15 by instructors Martha Jamall, Klyoe Howald, Janet Sawer and Marilyn O’Connell from Cambridge. The last day to register is May 10.

“Acrylics as Watercolor” by Wayne Chunat of Malvern will be held June 19 with the last day to register being June 14.

Both workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Fort Steuben. Cost is $40. For information or to register, contact Marnee Muhleman at (330) 340-4577.

Questers tour

‘shabby chic’ home

Jane Bigler was hostess for a brunch meeting of the Bezaleel Wells Chapter of Questers.

Following the meal, Bigler showed members around her home, which is decorated with garage sale finds in a style she describes as “shabby chic.” She had notes placed in various spots which supported her philosophy of collecting and choosing according to what a person likes to have around.

Although she uses her sale finds artistically, such as a drying rack displaying kitchen utensils, mixed in are several family heirlooms. Among them were a Steubenville Pottery soup tureen, a Wheeling Pottery pitcher, two Toronto Pottery platters and a Weller bowl.

Iris Craig noted the state spring meeting was to be held in Delaware, Ohio.

Treasurer Marlene Rhueff announced that dues are now being collected.

Jean Turrentine will be the April hostess with Fenton Glassware as the subject.

Survivors, Seekers

hold meeting

The Survivors and Seekers held their April meeting and luncheon recently at Wintersville United Methodist Church.

Ten copies of “The Lost Children of the Ohio Valley,” written by the late Gordon Grafton, were ordered and are available by calling Charlie Lash at (740) 264-4821 or Darlene Pehanich at (740) 282-6127. The meeting included reports by Pehanich and Mary Pasich. The next meeting is May 9 at 1 p.m. at Wintersville UMC.

Community happenings

St. Paul’s luncheon on Sunday

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will host its monthly soup and sandwich luncheon on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Featured soups are wedding, vegetable and bow-tie, and sandwiches include pulled pork and egg salad. Lunches include desserts, salad and drinks. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available by calling (740) 282-5366 before 11 a.m.

‘Discover Hometown Treasures’ tour

The Academy of Lifelong Learning is offering an opportunity to “Discover the Treasures of Your Hometown” tour on April 18 with the tour beginning with guests boarding the Steubenville trolley at the lower parking lot of Franciscan University of Steubenville on University Boulevard at 8:30 a.m.

First stop will be the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County’s main library for a guided tour by Alan Hall, the library’s director. The gruop will then proceed to Nelson’s Fine Arts and Gifts on Lincoln Avenue, Steubenville, a local business with an international clientele. Lunch will follow at Froehlich’s Classic Corner.

Afterward, the trolley will follow the Murals of Steubenville with step-on guide Paul Hlivko, who will give “an entertaining and informative tour of the historic, larger-than-life works of art,” a spokesman said.

The group will return at 3:30 p.m. Cost of the tour is $40. The deadline for reservations is today and can be made by calling Gloria Renda at (740) 264-3565.

Brilliant Lions hosting dinner Sunday

The Brilliant Lions Club is organizing a ham dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on April 14 at the Brilliant Presbyterian Church located at Second and Main streets in Brilliant.

Adult tickets are $8 and children, $4. The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, drinks and dessert.

Patrons can dine in or get takeout orders.

Tickets are available at the door or from any member of the club.

Night at the Races benefits derby

A Night at the Races to benefit the Wellsburg 4th of July Oil Can Derby will be held April 20 at Staffileno’s on the River in Wellsburg.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the races to start at 7 p.m.

The cost is $10 to “buy” a horse and $100 to sponsor a race.

For information, call Fred Marino at (304) 479-0202.

Community happenings

Sands of Time at Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

Sunrise Seniors plan for dinner show

The Sunrise Seniors of Toronto met March 22 with President Susan Kulstad presiding. Kathy McBride offered grace for the dinner.

Reports were giving by Secretary Mary Lou Deku, Treasurer Mike Timko, and Social Secretary Susan Conaway.

The bus will leave from Cornerstone Church’s parking lot on April 17 at 10:45 a.m. for the dinner show in Columbiana. Payment for the trip to see “The Lion King” in September is due to Tim Gribben by the next meeting on April 12.

The 50/50 was won by Connie Tolman and Marlene Garrett. Door prizes were won by Madge DeJulio and Mike Timko. Bingo winners were Paul Pavelka, Wilma Elder, Susan Kulstad, Joyce Gribben, Jay Smith, Marion Wilson, Marge Kane, Mike Timko, Brenda Cottrell, Teresa Kaminski, Peg Nordinger, Betty Ann Parker, Evelyn Woodland, Jo Andrews, Madge DeJulio, Lucy Timko, Joe McBride and Rex Mossor. Skat winners were Judy Sabol, Carolyn McCart, Joyce Gribben, Bruce Pertko, Helen Lindsay, and Harry Andrews.

Man to Man support group to meet

The American Cancer Society’s Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center in Steubenville.

For information, contact Brother John McMahon, facilitator, by phone at (740) 283-6514 or by e-mail at

Brooke school retirees to meet

The Brooke County Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Franklin United Methodist Church.

President Sharon Cuomo will preside over a business meeting. Local legislators will be the guest speakers. Members are asked to wear red, supporting the group’s goal to raise $15 per year of service and to bring children’s books. New members are welcome. For information about lunch, call Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 or Dottie Cooper at (304) 737-1697.

Kiwanis to hold pancake supper

The Wellsburg Kiwanis Club will hold its annual pancake supper from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge.

The cost is $7 for ages 9 and up, with children 8 and under admitted free. Proceeds will go to various community projects supported by the club.

Community happenings

Mount Carmel to

mark anniversary

Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church, 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, is preparing for its 14th church anniversary, the theme of which will be “Kingdom Building by Faith.”

The observance kicks off Saturday at 6 p.m. with a concert featuring 1NE Ministry with special guest Doc Roe of Mingo Junction. 1NE (One) Ministry is presenting a different genre of music, according to a church spokesperson. The group is an a capella, five-part Christian group. For information on 1NE Ministry, visit the website at

On April 12 at 6 p.m., Mount Carmel will host Youth Night at “The Mount.” Special guests will include Eugene Willliams with poetry, Arletta Reed and Jamar Harvey with mime, Mount Carmel Youth Mime Ministry and Light of Judah (Bethel Baptist Church) of Aliquippa, Pa.

The featured guests in concert will be the Anointed Children of God Mime Ministry from Macedonia Baptist Church in Duquesne, Pa.

On April 14, the 11 a.m. worship service will feature the Rev. Maryln C. Black of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Pittsburgh. The Rev. Melvin G. Rippy, senior pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wheeling, will deliver the message at the 4 p.m. service.

For information contact Sophie Spencer by e-mail at or by phone at (740) 282-9257.

Minstrel show

work continues

Preparations are continuing for the 63rd-annual “Viva Las Vegas” ministrel show organized by the Adena Lions Club to be held at the Buckeye West Elementary School at 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20.

The committee chairmen for the show are: ticket sales, John Lengyel; publicity, nursing home liaison for dress rehearsal and stage decorations, Dustin Kinsey; interlocutor, John Parkinson; door guards, T.C. Shields, captain; sound system, Karl Bowers; and parking, Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department.

Approval was given for work done on the Adena Girls Softball team. The $1,000 will cover two dugouts and a backstop, with the Lions doing the work.

At the March business meeting, Lloyd Hutchison was commended for handling the Valentine’s dinner meeting at the Farm Inn.

Bill Ralston, originally from Las Vegas, was welcomed as a new member.

Members attended a recent meeting of the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Lions Club.

Young and Drew Case will check to determine how many new flags are needed on the village green. The Adena American Legion will conduct a flag-burning on Flag Day.

The club room will be used as a voting site in the May primary.

Nancy Ann Walker was presented the Orange “G” for the club working with youth in the community. Leadership school will be in Uhrichsville on May 4.

Square dance club

trip planned

The Ohio Valley Promenaders Square & Round Dance Club, a nonprofit organization, will sponsor a fundraising trip to Elkins, W.Va, on May 24-26. The trip includes three shows; two breakfasts; one hobo lunch; and two dinners, including one in Timber Baron’s Mansion.

A first deposit is due at signup. For information call Janice at (304)281-6914; Jane at (740) 695-3523; or Rick at (304) 232-3367.

Community happenings

Moving On welcomes guests

Moving On met March 10 at Undo’s in Weirton with President Norma Boni opening the meeting.

Jack Davis gave the blessing, and Christine Brown gave a reading.

Jeanne Avoli, Ruth Daugherty, Barbara McCoy, Ed Bedouin and Herb Simms were guests.

Nancy Sollinger, Becky Michalka, Jean Baird, Marcia Bishop, Beverly Andreen and Edna Bain donated St. Patrick’s Day hats and fresh flowers for table prizes. Norma Boni, Betty Jeffries, Ruth Daugherty, Martha Wright, Jack Davis and Richard Kimmel won table prizes.

Madeline Michael Boulson and Lucretia “Toots” Ross conducted the 50/50 drawing, which Ruth Daugherty won. Nick Rodriguez and Joe Quattrone won the Undo’s gift certificates. Other prize winners were Ruth Jackson, Janet Saner and Cindy Gilbert.

Moving On is open to widows and widowers. Those interested in joining can call Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487. Dues are $10 annually and dinners are $12.

The next meeting is April 14.

Masons receive grand visitation

Bethany Chapter 64 received a grand visitation March 9 at the masonic hall, with Mary Lou Chambers, worthy matron, and Jim Dailey, worthy patron, presiding.

The group was visited by Worthy Grand Matron Dee Wanner; Jim Savage, worthy grand patron of the Grand Chapter of West Virginia; and Marilyn Myers, most worthy grand chaplain of the General Grand Chapter.

Seventy-five guests and members attended along with Bonnie Kerr, Wellsburg Chapter 23 grand adah, and Nola Cronin, Bethany grand martha.

The worthy grand matron and worthy grand patron overviewed their projects, which include Wounded Warriors, domestic violence, cancer and scholarships for youth.

A dinner followed the meeting at Bethany Church, with a committee consisting of Helen Moren, Karen Bracey and Mary Jane Kemp assisted by Karol Puskarich and Bruce and Carla Boettcher.

Grange donates to Urban Mission

The Jefferson County Pomona Grange No. 41 members met recently in New Alexandria and agreed to send a monetary gift to Urban Mission Ministries during the Feinstein hunger challenge campaign that proportionately matches contributions.

The literary program featured a St. Patrick’s Day and Easter theme. Dixie Turner played the piano.

Unionport Community Grange No. 2728 members will host the May meeting.

Bergholz Ruritans hosting dinner

The Bergholz Ruritan Club will host a roast beef and roast pork dinner on April 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Department.

The menu will include a choice of roast beef or pork, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Cost is by donation. Patrons can dine in or get takeout. The event also will include a 50-50 drawing.

Proceeds will go toward various community projects this year, according to a promotional flyer.

Tri-State Writers Society to meet

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning author Karen Majoris-Garrison of Steubenville, will conduct its monthly meeting on April 9, beginning at 6 p.m. at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville.

Published and aspiring authors are welcome to attend. For information, call (740) 434-1243 or visit and click on Tri- State Writers Society.

Foundation fundraisers announced

The Pam Shoemaker “Paying It Forward” Foundation has announced its 2013 events schedule and benefactors.

The group will hold a spaghetti dinner from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 28 at Holy Family Church in Steubenville. Patrons can dine in or get takeout orders. The event also will include a Chinese auction.

The third-annual golf classic will be held Aug. 4 at Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield. Teams and hole sponsors are being sought.

Tickets for the December Secret Santa drawing are available for $20 per ticket and can be obtained at any Shoemaker event or Women In Action Against Cancer Coalition event.

This year’s fundraising efforts will benefit the WIAACC for free breast and cervical exams, the Tony Teramana Cancer Center TEAR Fund, Valley Hospice and the Pam Shoemaker scholarship fund for a local graduate.

Community happenings

‘Celebrate Central’

fundraiser detailed

The third-annual “Celebrate Central” fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit Catholic Central High School will be held April 13 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Music will be provided by the U.S. Kids/Spinning Jenny with the event including drawings, a live auction and food. There will be a cash bar.

Tickets are $20 in advance and available at Catholic Central High School’s office where the phone number is (740) 264-5538.

They also are available in advance at Scaffidi’s Restaurant, Two Brothers Dry Cleaners and Valley Wine Cellar.

Tickets will be $30 at the door.

The fundraiser is being sponsored by the CCHS Home and School Association.

Tri-State Marine

Auxiliary meets

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held its March meeting at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with Darlene Kemp, vice president, presiding.

Marcy Spano read devotions, and Elizabeth Shipe, second vice president, led members in opening ceremonies.

Carol Lyons, secretary, gave a report and read thank-you letters from the West Virginia Veterans Home in Barboursville for birthday cards and 2013 calendars and from Boatsie Boxes in appreciation for the Valentine cards sent to the troops. She reviewed donations of money and items received.

Sunshine Chairperson Mary Ann Elliott reported on cards sent.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 8.

Spano is shown with healthy items collected for Boatsie’s Boxes.

Flower sale orders

are being taken

The Adena Fire Ladies Auxiliary will host a Mother’s Day flower sale with pickup on May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adena Fire House.

The pre-order deadline is April 10. Hanging baskets, potted plants and flowers, and flats of flowers and vegetables will be available.

To place orders, call Chris Thompson at (740) 546-4300 or Bev Lengyel at (740) 546-3567.

Garage sale at

Unionport center

The Unionport Community Center, formerly the old schoolhouse, will host a large indoor garage sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch will be on sale during the event, which is being sponsored by the community center group.

All proceeds will go for building repairs and current expenses.

Children’s knitting group to meet

The Brooke County Public Library’s Kids’ Knitting Group will meet Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Children who are in third grade or higher can learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Library programs

are announced

Upcoming program at the branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

  • Register now for Story Time that will be held at the Schiappa branch on Mondays, April 8-29 at 6 p.m. Story Time is for children ages 4-6. Register by calling the Schiappa branch at (740) 264-6166.

Story Time also will be offered at the Tiltonsville branch on Wednesday and April 10 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Brilliant branch on Thursday and April 11 at 11 a.m.

  • Tot Time will be held today and April 8 at 6 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch at 6 p.m. and at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday and April 9 at 6 p.m. It is for caregiver and children ages 2 and 3.
  • Babygarten will be held at the Tiltonsville branch on Thursday at 11 a.m. It is for caregiver and children ages birth to 2.
  • Play and Learn the Alphabet, for children ages 2-6, will be offered at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Hellock marking

90th birthday

Mingo Junction native John Hellock is celebrating his 90th birthday today.

He was born on April 1, 1923, in Mingo Junction, a son of the late Michael and Anna Hellock and one of eight children.

He and his wife, the former Imogene Culp, were married on April 18, 1946. They have three children: Douglas, Dana and Diane Kuntzman. They have six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Hellock served as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. He worked as a masonry contractor for 40 years, building churches, offices and private homes throughout the area.

His interests have included bowling, golfing and reading. He is a member of Wintersville United Methodist Church.

Basic pistol safety

course offered

A National Rifle Association basic pistol safety course has been scheduled at the Hancock County Sportsmans Association in Weirton.

The 12-hour course will be presented in two parts with one four-hour session on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continuing into an eight-hour session on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

Certified NRA firearms instructors will present the course that will include lectures as well as live firing of handguns.

The nationally accredited course is approved by multiple states, including West Virginia, Ohio and Florida, as a requirement prior to applying for a concealed weapons carry permit. Pre-registration is required.

For information, contact Roger Tate by phone at (304) 748-0253 or by e-mail at

Three Score Senior

Club meeting held

The Three Score Senior Club met recently at Undo’s with President Cookie Veltri presiding.

Tony LaRosa gave the invocation and benediction.

Dr. J.K. Luthra discussed the Festival of Nations which will be held April 13 at the Weirton Events Center located at the former Cove School site.

Entertainment Chair Rosemary Gaynor welcomed Dave Watkins who performed several “Rat Pack” songs.

Veltri announced a “for-the-good-of-the-group” suggestion box will be placed at the door for members’ suggestions and ideas.

Secretary Pat Deletka gave the February report.

Tour Chair Regina Truax announced upcoming tours.

They include:

  • April 7, Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh;
  • April 11, Branson’s Ozark Jubilee Show; and
  • April 22-25, Atlantic City.

For information, call Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent and received.

House Chair Kathryn Hardsouk was thanked for the Easter-themed decorations. Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel reported 104 members were in attendance.

Joann Gorrell and Veltri won Undo’s dinner certificates, and Hospitality Chair Jim Hare awarded prizes to Sonny Marino, Martha Welch, John Fields, Carol Irvine and Joan Villa.

Jack Cummings and Marino awarded the 50/50 drawing to Pauline Corsi and Barbara Andrews.

The next meeting will be held April 25.

Bethany Women collect for causes

The GFWC WV Bethany Woman’s Club met March 18 at Bethany Memorial Church with Helen Moren, president, presiding.

Devotions were led by Judy Pyle. Reports were given by Beverly Chambers, secretary, and Pyle, the group’s treasurer.

Charlotte Chambers reported on a coffee hour held March 17 honoring Ruth Tye on her 94th birthday and dedication of the window at Bethany Church.

Members are collecting items for Camp Kno Koma and healthy items for “Boatsie’s Boxes.” Both items are due by the April meeting.

Easter favors were made for Valley Haven and Ann’s Country Retreat.

Federation Week will be celebrated with a coffee hour on April 21 at Bethany Church. A soup and sandwich lunch will be held May 5.

Moren spoke on a luncheon held by the Brooke County Health Department that dealt with prevention of diabetes and chronic disease.

The GFWC WV Northern District Spring Workshop will be held April 25 at New Cumberland.