What’s going on around the area

Reservations due

for May banquet

Eight members of the Kum Joyne Us Class of Kolmont Church met April 5 in the fellowship hall where Alice Brandon said the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.

Shirley McCartney, president, presided at the meeting where members were reminded that April 28 is the deadline for reservations for the mother/daughter banquet to be held May 4 in the fellowship hall beginning at 7 p.m.

The cost is $15 for adults; $5 for children ages 7-12; and those age 6 and under eat for free. Ruby Grimes will be in charge of reservations.

Brandon led devotions on “The Gardener and The Master Gardener,” drawing on scripture from Matthew 13:1-9. She compared the similarities between gardeners tending to plants as God helps Christians blossom and grow.

Reports were given by Ruby Grimes, Virginia Young and Lora Grimes. Sara Peeler gave the card report.

Young closed the meeting with prayer. Peeler held the auction. The next meeting will be held May 3 at the fellowship hall with a covered dish dinner. There will not be an auction at this meeting. After the meeting, members will decorate for the mother/daughter banquet.

The May meeting will be the last regular meeting until Sept. 6.

Free dinner at

Jewett UMC

A free dinner will be available at the Jewett United Methodist Church through its Olive Branch Program on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

The church is located at 202 W. Main St. and Rumley.

The menu will include ham, cheesy potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverage.

Event to benefit

4-H program

Mystery Theater Unlimited will present an original musical comedy murder mystery, “Dead of the Class,” on Saturday to benefit the Brooke County 4-H program.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the show, which will be presented at Staffileno’s on the River in Wellsburg.

Tickets are $30 each and reservations should be made no later than 4 p.m. Friday by calling (304) 737-3666 or (304) 374-8336.

Admission is limited to adults 18 and older.

Community band

to play April 29

The Tri-State Community Band will be performing a spring concert on April 29 at the center court of the Fort Steuben Mall.

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. and feature a variety of music to include marches, popular show tunes, some patriotic selections and a piece called “Folk Song Suite for Military Band.”

The program is scheduled to last about one hour, and everyone is welcome to attend, according to a news release.

Follansbee unit

to sell poppies

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45 of Follansbee met April 10 in the club social room with Rita Robinson, president, presiding.

The members will be selling poppies on May 4 at 9 a.m. at several locations.

Robinson and Betty Rea will attend the spring conference on Sunday in New Martinsville.

Officers will be elected at the regular meeting set for 7 p.m. on May 8. All members are asked to attend.

Sunrise Seniors

hold meeting

The Sunrise Seniors of Toronto met April 12 with President Susan Kulstad presiding. Chaplain Glenn Smith gave the blessing for dinner.

Reports were given by Treasurer Mike Timko and Social Secretary Susan Conaway.

Kulstad welcomed new member Janet Wells and announced the mother/father banquet will be held at the Roosevelt Center on June 14 at 5 p.m. There is no cost to members, but it will be $12 for guests.

John Bodrog gave an update on the Branson trip in May, noting there will be a meeting for those traveling.

The 50/50 winners were Elaine Briceland and Janet Morrow. Door prizes were won by Judy Price and Henry Portocarrero. Bingo winners were Elaine Briceland, Edna Riffle, Eileen Cernansky, Judy Whyte, Evelyn Woodland, Tracey Wade, Rex Mossor, Sally Holland, Beth Clark, Donna Twyford and Tim Gribben. Skat winners were Helen Lindsay and Joyce Gribben.

The next meeting will be held Friday at the Roosevelt Center.

Rummage sale,

lunch at YWCA

The YWCA at 320 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will host a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 2. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with patrons able to dine in or get takeout.

For takeout orders, call (740) 282-1261.

Benefit for burn

victim scheduled

A benefit for Keith Harris, a burn victim, will be held on April 27 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.

Entertainment will be round and square dancing with a DJ.

The event will include food and a Chinese auction available. Cost is by donation.

For information, call Sandy at (330) 679-0681.

Antique machinery

show approaches

The Knox Antique Auto, Engine, and Tractor Association will hold its 23rd-annual antique machinery show Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to whenever both days.

A free car and truck show will be held April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, on a blacktop parking lot.

All exhibitors – antique tractors and equipment, crafters and flea market vendors – are welcome.

Dash plaques will be presented with no registration or admission fees. It is open to the public, and food will be available.

The show is held at the North Georgetown Firehall, 6 miles west of Salem on Columbiana County Road 400 (Georgetown Road) or 7 miles east of state Route 153 (Louisville Street becomes Georgetown Road) behind the historic Stagecoach Inn.

For engine and tractor show information or flea market information call Tim Anstine at (330) 277-1561. For car show information call Shawn Watson at (330) 525-7214.

Local historian

to lead tour

Local historian Eugene Painter will lead a tour of the Patterson Mill area of Avella during a meeting of the A.D. White Research Society on Saturday.

The group will meet at 2 p.m. at the mill’s site on Cross Creek Road and also will attempt to find remains of the cabin that was home to Joseph K. McNutt, who operated the mill in 1887.

A.D. White Society member Joan Baker’s mother was born in the cabin.

The group also will tour the home of Fred and Beverly Hofrichter, which also was home to the Pattersons.

Everyone is welcome. For information, call (724) 947-3983.

Civic Garden

Center event set

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, will hold a card party and salad luncheon on Friday with doors opening at 11 a.m.

The event is being coordinated by the center’s board members, volunteers and staff.

Cost is $12 per person or $48 for a table of four. Reservations are required. Space is limited.

For information, call (304) 424-0665.

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 – one four-hour session on May 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and continuing May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The class includes lectures as well as live firing of handguns. This is a nationally accredited course, which 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 due to the limitation of class size to ensure adequate live firing experience.

For information, contact Roger Tate by phone at (304) 748-0253 or by e-mail at taterd@comcast.net