What’s going on throughout the area

Annual scholarship

banquet, concert

set for Friday

The George C. Smith Scholarship Committee will present its 29th-annual scholarship banquet and concert on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church located at 717 Adams St., Steubenville.

The event, where five scholarships will be presented, will feature a soul food buffet and Jesse “TC” Brown and Chosen in concert along with Cynthia Smith, soloist.

The scholarship committee has awarded more than $70,000 to college-bound students in its 29-year history.

For ticket information, call (740) 282-4949 or (740) 264-0142.

Chicken dinner

at E.S. center

A roast chicken dinner is on the menu as volunteers with the East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center prepare to hold their monthly fundraiser dinner at the center on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The center is located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

The menu will include roast chicken breasts, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, noodles, applesauce, rolls, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults, and children under age 10 eat for free.

Takeout orders are available by calling (740) 543-3700.

The center’s website is www.escommunitycenter.com.

UMW local to

hold meeting

The United Mine Workers of America Local No. 1304 will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Capraros in Hopedale.


class reunion set

An Amsterdam class reunion will be held Aug. 17 at the Countryside located in East Springfield.

The social time begins at 3 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m.

Reservation are due by Aug. 10 by sending them to Norma Smith, 8229 Snug Harbor, Amsterdam, OH 43903, or call (740) 543-3967.


Sisters meet

The Sisters of Garibaldi gathered together for a summer social on July 16 at the Garibaldi Lodge where members and their guests enjoyed a covered-dish dinner served by President Gina Marchetti and Rita Robinson, treasurer.

Prizes were awarded to Antionette Boyd, Lucy Takash, Emelia Recchio, Mary Ann Fletcher, Teresa Lamantia and Sylvia Wendt.

A “very important meeting” will be held at the lodge on Aug. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. All members are encourage to attend.

Sands of?Time at

Country Friends

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

Country Friends has events each 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 nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish 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 www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Vets, caregivers

invited to event

All veterans and veterans’ caregivers are invited to attend a veterans’ resources workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Hancock County Senior Center located at 647 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland.

Veterans Affairs representatives Schelley Brooks and Brenda Lewis will give the presentation.

A free lunch will be provided to those who register by Aug. 7.

To register, call the senior center at (304) 564-3801.

Join foundation,

get free trees

You can add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

Individuals who join the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s area, which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10.

The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

“Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds in the winter,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.

New members of the foundation also receive the “Tree Book,” which includes information about tree planting and care, and a subscription to Arbor Day, the foundation’s bimonthly publication.

To receive the free white flowering dogwood trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Free Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31 or join online at arborday.org/august.

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Rummage sale

at Quinn AME

Quinn Memorial AME Church at 515 North St., Steubenville, will be the site of a rummage sale on Aug. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until “whenever.”

It will include baked goods and hot dogs.

The fundraiser is sponsored by Melinda Guy Missionary.

Peace festival at Weirton church

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will celebrate its 50th-annual Peach Festival with a special service at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at the church located on Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

William “Bill” Swing, retired California Bishop; West Virginia Bishop Michie Klusmeyer; and former ministers the Rev. David Sailer and the Rev. Paul Daggett will attend.

Following the service, a luncheon will be held at Undo’s at the Holiday Inn – Weirton. All former members and friends are invited to attend.

Reservations must be made by Aug. 1 by calling the church at (304) 723-4120.

Rick Mergen and Wendy Speer are co-chairs.

Sale scheduled

at Weirton church

The Tri-State Christian Academy will hold the annual kids consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Aug. 1 and 3 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Mercy Baptist Church located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

More than 15,000 items are available.

For information, call (724) 947-8722 or visit www.tcakidscs.com.

Two Ridges picnic

set for Aug. 11

The annual Two Ridges Presbyterian Church picnic will be held at the Bates barn on Aug. 11 with Ron Retzer providing music.

The public is invited to the entertainment.

For information, contact Mary Kay Bates at (740) 632-8960.

‘Down by the

Riverside’ Aug. 11

The fifth-annual “Down by the Riverside” musical festival will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the New Cumberland Fireman’s Field on state Route 2, New Cumberland.

The benefit will feature an afternoon concert of inspirational music, entertainment and food. There will be a bounce house, face painting and carnival style games for the children.

Entertainment will be provided by Extol, the Remnants, Newell First Church of the Nazarene worship team, Anaphero, Nathan Harris, John Edwards, Tyler Stovall with Vince Travaline and the Edge.

While admission to the concert is free, event-goers are encouraged to bring a canned good for the local food closet. All monetary proceeds through sponsorships and food sales will be donated to the New Cumberland United Church Social Services organization to help the needy in the community.

Event-goers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.

Doug Snyder guest

speaker at church

Brother Doug Snyder will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at Port Homer Community Church located at 2454 county Road 68, Toronto.

Snyder is an evangelist for People for Jesus Ministries that Snyder said the Lord led him to initiate in 1996. It has involved preaching on the streets and in churches in America and ministering for 12 years in six nations in Africa, planting churches there.

Participants sought for camp

Area families with children having difficulty with reading or who just want their children to practice their reading skills before the new school year are invited to participate in a free reading camp to be held Aug. 13-17 by the churches of Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries.

The camp will be held for children in grades 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

It will have a jungle theme, with activities geared toward each age group, and local author Anna Egan Smucker will share writing tips with participants on one day.

The goal is to impart a love of reading and build self-confidence, said Raelynn Kosarik, a schoolteacher who is organizing it.

Those interested in enrolling their children are asked to call (724) 947-4230 so sufficient materials may be provided.

Annual summer fest on Aug. 3

The Voice of Pentecost Church, 106 Mendenhall St., Weirton, will hold its annual summer fest on Aug. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.

The festival will include food booths featuring hot dogs, gyros, chicken, funnel cakes, snow cones and a bake sale.

Vendors will include Miche, Avon, Scentsy, 4-H, 31 Bags and other local crafters.

The event will feature carnival-type games as well as bounce houses, face painting and a dunk tank.

For information, contact the church office at (304) 748-5400.

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Keeder marks 99th birthday

A celebration of the 99th birthday of Albert Keeder was marked Sunday at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Weirton

Keeder was born on July 15, 1914, in Toronto to James and Bertha Dalrymple Keeder. He lived most of his life in Weirton and was a short- time employee of Weirton Steel Company.

After a tour in World War II, he was employed as a carpenter for Gardner Lumber Co. and finished his career working as a carpenter for Carpenters Union 186. Retirement took him to Florida before he moved back to Weirton.

He was married to Mary Hickman (1934); then to Ethel Long Gardner (1968). From this marriage his family came to include two step-daughters, Joyce Gardner Brady and Patricia Gardner Suici; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A sister, Shirley Bailey, resides in Weirton.

His greatest joy has been making wooden crafts and taking thousands of photos.

Blood drive set for July 26 in Brilliant

The Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department along with the American Red Cross Jefferson County Chapter, the Brilliant American Legion and the Wells Township Senior Citizens will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. July 26 at the Brilliant fire station located at 1001 Third St., Brilliant.

Mingo Knights

cancel picnic

The Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 family picnic is canceled because of a lack of people.

Community yard

sale in Hopedale

The 14th-annual Hopedale community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.

Anyone participating in the sale should contact the city building to be placed on the maps that will be available at various family yard sale locations.

Toronto Seniors’

picnic Aug. 8

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting July 11 attended by members and guest Joyce Zimmerman.

Robert Haught gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner, and Kenny Woodward led the members in opening ceremonies.

Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine gave reports. July birthdays and anniversaries were announced.

The picnic will be Aug. 8 at the Stratton Park.

The next trip will be July 31 to the Columbiana Dutch Village. Seats are available for the trip to the Smokies to see the Biltmore, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Andy Griffith, and Mt. Airy on Sept 16-19 for $490. For information, call (740) 537-3064.

Richard Dobbs won the 50/50. Bill Baier won the door prize. Bingo winners were Dolly Robinson, Agnes Rohal, Mary Koth, Laura Mamula, Fran Sheets, Pat Pfabe, Dee Fouts and Irene Miller.

Scat winners were Sharon Carroll, Bill Baier, Joyce Dobbs, Terry Mamula Fran Sheets, Carole Eddy, Pat Pfabe, Laura Mamula, Arlene Zahniser, John Wherry, Nancy Ludewig and Karen Krause.

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

Knights to install officers Thursday

Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 will be installing new officers for the 2013-14 fraternal year at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the council hall.

All members, their families and guests are cordially invited to attend. The installing officer will be the Rev. Jack McCoy, district deputy for district No. 48.

All officers for the coming year are asked to arrive early for pictures to be taken. After the installation of officers, refreshments will be served.

Hilltoppers Reunion July 28

The annual Hilltoppers Reunion will be held July 28 at the Community House in Follansbee Park.

Oldtime residents of the Hooverson Heights area of Follansbee are invited to the reunion every year and are encouraged to bring a covered dish and participate in the afternoon of visiting and reminiscing with old friends.

Dinner is set for 1 p.m., and all beverages, table service and serving utensils will be furnished by the committee.

Bob Geary, assisted by Roy Waugh, head the planning committee and are assisted by Ruth Ann Eckles Shingleton, treasurer; Gloria Simmons Kotur, secretary.

Others on the arrangement committee are Betty Bioux Stoaks, Dorothy Lahita, Dolores Nixdorf Reese, Bessie Burton Eddy, Mary Jane Sabol Siudak, Jackie Trolley Perkins and David Eddy.

The Brindley, Bullock and Krystynak families started the reunion decades ago when they were reminiscing about the Oldtimers Baseball League that dates back to the 1920s era. The reunion usually attracts 150 friends together for the yearly event.

CCHS Class of ’64

planning reunion

The Steubenville Catholic Central High School Class of 1964 will continue planning for its 50-year reunion at a meeting set for 7 p.m. July 23 at Lancelot’s Restaurant in Wintersville.

The reunion will be held June 13-14, 2014, with a dinner at the Steubenville Country Club and other activities. Classmates will be contacted with information. Some addresses for classmates are needed.

For information, contact Pat Wells by phone at (740) 537-3982 or by e-mail at Patricktwells@sbcglobal.net.

All interested classmates and friends are urged to attend the planning meeting.

SAL to hold annual steak fry Friday

The Sons of American Legion, Post 10, Weirton, will hold their annual steak fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

The cost is $10 and includes steak, baked potato, salad, deserts and coffee. Legal beverages will be available for sale.

The post is located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave, Weirton.

The event is open to the public. For information, call (304) 723-2732.

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Mingo High School

classes plan picnic

The Mingo Junction High School Classes of 1957, 1958 and 1959 will be having their first picnic on Aug. 3 at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction.

The picnic will start at 1 p.m. and continue until whenever.

The cost is $15. Food will be catered and includes roast beef and baked chicken with three sides. Water and ice will be provided.

Those planning to attend are directed to call Richard Petrella at (740) 314-2542 no later than Monday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring any Mingo memorabilia of the era.

For details contact Petrella by phone or e-mail at mingojct@gmail.com.

Olashuk delegate at

Kiwanis convention

Mary Kay Olashuk, a Follansbee resident and member of the Weirton Kiwanis Club, was one of 2,500 delegates globally and 17 from West Virginia attending the 98th-annual Kiwanis International Convention held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on June 27-29.

Kevin Dean of Morgantown was elected to a full term as one of 16 trustees on the international board.

And for the first time in Kiwanis’ history, a woman was elected international vice president, making Sue Petrisin of Michigan the first female international president in 2015, which is the Kiwanis’ 100th anniversary.

Members of the organization renewed their commitment to the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus around the globe. In partnering with UNICEF, 36.5 million of the 110 million goal has been reached, and tetanus has been eliminated in six of the 34 targeted countries.

Next year’s convention will be held July 17-20 in Tokyo-Chiba Japan

Shipmates planning

September reunion

Shipmates who served aboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) will hold their 40th-annual reunion Sept. 10-18 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa.

All veterans and interested parties along with their family and friends are invited.

The USS Missouri (BB-63) Association is a nonprofit organization made up of sailors, Marines, officers and midshipmen who have served aboard the famous battleship.

For information, contact Bill Morton, vice president, by phone at (803) 469-3579 or e-mail at Mp63@ftc-i.net or Jack Stempick, president, at (203) 281-4693 or e-mail at mobb63ct@aol.com.

Brooke AARP Chapter

plans Victorian tea

The Brooke Area AARP Chapter 3910 will hold a Victorian Tea on July 27 at 2 p.m. at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge.

Victorian attire is optional, and patrons also can bring their favorite tea cup and saucer.

Tickets are $10 each, sold in advance by calling Linda Palmer (304) 737-3411 or stopping at the front desk of the Brooke County Library.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Brooke County Library, Brooke County Museum and the Holy Family Food Pantry.

Entertainment will be provided by the Donahues.

Library offering

variety of programs

Upcoming programs organized by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

— Coffee, doughnuts and a movie will be at the main library at 10 a.m. on July 19.

— Kid’s gaming will be at the Schiappa branch at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

— A worm race will be held at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 2 p.m. with an ice cream social to follow at 2:30 p.m. There also will be a worm race at the Toronto branch on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

— Play and Learn the Alphabet for children age 2-6 and their caregiver offers letter-learning toys available to promote early literacy on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. It also will be offered at the Toronto branch on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

— Children can make and take a craft at the main library on Thursday any time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

— There will be a story and activity for children at the Toronto branch on Thursday at noon.

— Children can paint an animal rock at the Adena branch on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

— Camping 101 program for families will be at the Toronto branch on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Call the library at (740) 537-1262 to register.

— Teens and adults can decorate a flower-shaped cookie to put in dirt cake at the Brilliant branch on Thursday at 2 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Register at either branch by calling the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028 and the Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163.

— Babygarten for children age birth to 2 and their caregiver will be held at the Tiltonsville branch on July 18 at 11 a.m.

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Old Timers Reunion Picnic is Saturday

The 22nd-annual Old Timers Reunion Picnic for the former employees of Vanadium Corp., Foote Mineral and Satralloy Inc. will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cross Creek Park in Wintersville.

The reunion committee will furnish the chicken, plates, cups, utensils and soft drinks. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

All former employees, widows, widowers and their families are urged to attend this “festive and fun day as old friends gather to share memories.”

Prizes donated by local merchants will be awarded to employees, widows and widowers. There also will be a 50/50 drawing.

For information, contact Al Brandon at (740) 598-3751.

Brunch/lunch at St. Paul’s Sunday

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church., 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will hold its monthly soup and sandwich luncheon Sunday.

The main feature of this month’s luncheon is the addition of brunch foods along with the regular soup, sandwich and dessert menu. Brunch/lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost for adults is $6 and $3 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available by calling (740) 282-5366.

ICHS Class of 2003 having reunion

Indian Creek High School’s Class of 2003 will celebrate its 10-year reunion on Aug. 17 at Zalenski Family Eatery and Pub from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well as a cash bar. The cost is $15 per person.

Individuals who are a member of the 2003 ICHS class can join the Facebook group or e-mail Ginny Carpenter at ginny.pawelczyk@omeresa.net for tickets.

Crew House open for summer series

The Crew House Museum on Main Street operated by the Richmond Community Historical Society will continue its summer open house series from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors can tour the facility that features a variety of Richmond memorabilia and check out the Jefferson Union High School room of school items, including yearbooks, uniforms and trophies.

There will be Richmond pottery on sale and newly available T-shirts from Memorial Day for $15 bearing the logo “In Richmond, We Remember.”

The open houses will continue to be held on the second and fourth Sundays in July and August. It additionally will be open on July 27 from noon to 3 p.m. as part of the local 150th anniversary commemoration of Confederate Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raid through Indiana and Ohio that included Jefferson County and Richmond.

Phil Judy is president of the historical society. For information, call (740) 765-4534.

Outdoors club plans hiking outings

The Harrison County Outdoors Club organized its first excursion recently with members traveling to Hocking Hills State Forest where they hiked to Ash Cave, the Firetower, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave and Rock House.

In between rain showers, some members of the group hiked a portion of the Grandma Gatewood section of the old Buckeye Trail and went on a zipline canopy tour.

On July 21 at 2 p.m., the group will be hiking an onroad section of the Buckeye Trail. Hikers should meet by 1:45 p.m. at the covered bridge on Covered Bridge Road near Freeport – point 27 on the Buckeye Trail Association map. All ages are welcome.

The hike will be limited to roads and last approximately two hours. Participants are reminded to bring water.

Also this month, the group will be participating in an historical hike led by Dr. Scott Pendleton and Ray Ferrell.

Given this is the 150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid through Harrison County, the two historians plan to hold a presentation at the Piedmont rest area at 4 p.m. July 28 when they will discuss Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s activities in Ohio.

Following the presentation, participants will get the opportunity to hike to the spot where Morgan crossed the hill and came into the valley of Piedmont.

State fair nominees announced

Harrison County Junior Fair state fair nominees have been named and include the following:

Bree Albaugh, Family History Treasure Hunt; Bryce Arbaugh, Robotics 1; Alex Chrisman, Dress Up Outfit and Star Spangled Foods; Emma Cline, Canning and Freezing; Tucker Coultrap, Rope; Lindsay Dowdle, Beekeeping; Katherine Eberhart, Cake Decorating; and Cole Ferguson, Making the Cut.

Other state fair nominees are, Seth Ferguson, Measuring Up; Mary Foster, Let’s Bake Quick Breads; Haley Godman, Truth About Tobacco and Becoming Money Wise; Mikaya Kovacik, Look Great for Less; Jory Marvin, Trapping Muskrats in Ohio; McKenna Mizer, Fun with Clothes; Ryan Peters, Measuring Up; Kaylee Toland, Scrapbooking; and Kaylee Wright, Focus on Photography.

Lupus program on line dancing

A line dancing Lupus Outreach Program will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 19 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center located at 905 Market St., Steubenville.

SHS Alumni Association to meet

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m.

Using Facebook for library needs

Use Facebook to reserve books, renew items and look up story time or other activities for the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

“This is a great tool for our customers to have easy access to library materials without having to leave Facebook,” said Jennifer Cesta, public relations coordinator.

“You can now log in to your account from Facebook to get access to the library any time, anywhere you want in three easy steps: go to the library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/steubenvillelibrary, click on the ‘Catalog Search and Reserve’ app near the top of the page, then search, reserve, pay fines, or share material from your Facebook,” Cesta said.

Vendors sought for Brooke County fair

The Brooke County Fair Board is seeking vendors for the fair, which will be held Sept. 6-8 at Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg.

Vendors may be nonprofit or for-profit groups. For information, call (304) 737-2863 or visit the fair’s website at www.brookecountyfair.org.

City building hours expanded

The Follansbee City Building is now open an hour earlier, at 8 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Calls to the building through (304) 527-1330 will be answered at that time also. City Manager John DeStefano said the change was made in an effort to better assist residents.

Caregiver support group meetings set

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding its caregiver support group meetings on the following dates:

— July 18 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville.

— July 23 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

The meetings are free and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer’s Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1 (800) 272-3900.

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Vietnam Wall

replica coming

The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Follansbee next week.

It is expected to arrive at the Follansbee Middle School football field on July 11 with a special program planned for 11 a.m. July 12, the first day of Follansbee Community Days, and remain on display throughout the three-day festival.

Comprised of sturdy aluminum panels, the 252-foot long mobile wall bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who died while serving in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975.

The football field is behind Follansbee Middle School on state Route 2 and just before the Follansbee Park parking lot, where the festival is being held.

Parking won’t be available at the school or park, but shuttles will be available from the area near Jo-Jon’s off Route 2 at the city’s north end.

Mayor’s 5K run set for Thursday

The Follansbee Mayor’s 5K Run-Walk, a Follansbee Community Days event, will return Thursday at a new location, Highland Hills, and has become part of the Grand Prix Series sponsored by the Health Plan, Ohio Valley Runners’ and Walkers’ Club and CentreTown Fitness.

The run will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the tennis and basketball courts on Highland Hills Drive and end there. The registration fee is $20 and forms can be obtained at the Follansbee City Building or online at grandprix.healthplan.org.

Awards will go to the top three men and women in each of four age categories for walking and running.

Kiwanis list

July speakers

Angie Peters, business resource network director at Eastern Gateway Community College, will be the guest speaker at the Steubenville Kiwanis Club’s July 9 noon luncheon and business meeting held at the Steubenville YWCA.

A board meeting will follow.

Other speakers for July are:

  • July 16: Alisha Zack, EGCC A.B.L.E/GED director;
  • July 23: Dawn Gombar, job developer for Goodwill Industries; and
  • July 30: Roundtable discussion to kick of the club’s annual rose sale which will be chaired by George Pugh.

Bruce Misselwitz is July program chair.

Jewett VDF to hold

dinner July 14

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a hamloaf and baked steak dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 14.

The menu includes vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Museum to host

July 27 event

The Pleasant Hill Schoolhouse Historical Museum on state Route 213, Steubenville, will hold an open house and local history day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27.

The public is invited to visit the 1880 schoolhouse and learn about the history of Island Creek Township. Community members are invited to participate by contributing their history memories.

For information, call (740) 264-3565 or (740) 283-1626.

Retiring official

honored at event

Policemen from Jefferson County, Jefferson County sheriff, Saline Township Police Department, Saline Township employees, and family and friends gathered recently to celebrate the retirement of Saline Township Chief of Police Ken Hayes.

The luncheon was held at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville and was sponsored by employees and residents of the township.

Hayes served 22 years working for the township with 15 years as chief. He was presented a watch by township employees and a retirement badge from his department.

State school

official to visit

James Phares, the recently appointed West Virginia superintendent of schools, will attend the Brooke County Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the board’s office at 1201 Pleasant Ave., Wellsburg.

Appointed superintendent in January, Phares has a doctorate in education administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and nearly 40 years of experience as a classroom teacher, university instructor, principal, assistant principal and county superintendent.

A native of Elkins, he earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education at West Virginia University and a master’s in school administration from Lynchburg College in Virginia. He has worked at schools in Marion, Pocahontas and Randolph counties as well as serving as an adjunct professor at WVU and Lynchburg College.

Brooke County Superintendent of Schools Kathy Kidder-Wilkerson said she and other school officials invited Phares to visit Brooke County during a visit to Charleston, and he accepted the invitation.

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Brooke seniors planning picnic

The Brooke County Senior Center’s annual picnic will be held at 10 a.m. July 18 at Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg.

In addition to lots of food, there will be live entertainment, bingo, a balloon release, prizes and other fun.

Transportation is available and arrangements should be be made no later than July 16 by calling (304) 527-3410.

Norma Pertko

marks 100th

Norma Pertko, a resident of Genesis Health Care Brightwood Center in Follansbee and formerly of Wellsburg, celebrated her 100th birthday with family, friends and Brightwood staff on June 14.

Pertko said one secret to her longevity is hard work. She recalled that when she was 12, her grandmother said she was the best washer with a wash board because she could get out anything.

She entered the work force at age 14, working as a filing receptionist at a local glass house and married the same year. When she was 16, she gave birth to her son.

Asked advice she would give to younger people, Pertko said, “Be confident and own the room” and “Don’t drink.”

Pertko remains active at Brightwood, where she enjoys bingo and other table games, trivia and exercise, as well as shopping and having her nails done.

A music lover, she enjoys rock and roll and Big Band music, particularly Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Lawrence Welk.

Veterans get free rodeo admission

The annual Hoppel’s Rodeo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday with a 7 p.m. pre-rodeo entertainment and rodeo at 7:30 p.m.

All veterans will be honored with a free admission on Friday with proper identification.

Saturday will be Teen Night where teen teams will compete in a “Dress the Calf” contest for gas gift cards.

Groups of four or more teens will receive advanced ticket prices at the gate. Interested teens can call ahead to reserve their team.

Advanced tickets are available for $8 each with gate prices being $8 for children and $12 for adults.

The arena is located at 40891 St. Rt. 518, Lisbon, on the scenic Beaver Creek. Patrons can bring lawn chairs and blankets for on-lawn seating overlooking “the beautiful country setting and the best rodeo arena in the land,” according to a press release.

“Enjoy the thrill of experiencing traditions of the Old West with cowboys and cowgirls competing in such events as calf roping, barrel racing, bronc riding and bull riding. Local and regional contestants compete for points so they might qualify for the top spots in the year-end finals,” according to the release.

More than 150 contestants will be entered in the two performances this weekend.

For information or tickets phone (740) 944-1910; (740) 765-5455; or (330) 424-2051.

Eastern Star

officers installed

Bethany Order of Eastern Star Chapter 64 installed officers at its June 11 meeting at the Masonic Building.

Bonnie Kerr, past matron, Wellsburg Chapter 23 installed the officers.

They are: Worthy Matron, Mary Lou Chambers; Worthy Patron, Jim Dailey; Associate Patron, Brian Beck; Associate Matron, Karen Bracey; Secretary, Nola Cronin; Treasurer, Sydma Hatzopoulous; Conductress, Helen Moren; and Associate Conductress, Sharon Cronin.

Also officers are: Chaplian, Donna Lovato; Marshall, Karol Puskarich; Adah, Mary Jane Kemp; Ruth, Carlene Gerrard; Esther, Phyllis Dalton; Electa, Nancy Proellechs; Warder, John Proellochs; and Sentinel, Donna Dailey.

Chambers outlined her programs for the year. Members were assigned special duties and months of service. Refreshments were served by Gerrard.

WVU tickets are drawing prize

During the Weirton Summerfest on Saturday at the Weirton Event Center, officials with Family Connections and Brooke Place will hold a drawing for tickets to a West Virginia University home game and several other WVU-related prizes.

Led by co-chairs Linda Howell and Jean Bartholow, members of the Family Connections Fund Development Auxiliary will be selling tickets.

All proceeds will go to Brooke Place, a group home for girls in Colliers.

Tickets also can be purchased by calling (304) 797-7089 or (304) 723-3423.

Satellite office

for vets 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 veteran’s benefits.

For information or assistance, 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.

Various library

programs offered

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

  • Play and Learn the Alphabet will be offered at the Adena branch on today at 11:15 a.m. and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. Letter-learning toys are available to children ages 2-6 and caregivers.
  • Children will enjoy a story and craft at the Toronto branch on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
  • Visit the main library on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for stories, craft and a brief movie on underground animals.
  • Play and Learn for caregiver and children birth to 3 will be at the Schiappa branch today at 2 p.m.
  • There will be a movie for children at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 6 p.m. For information, call the library at (740) 264-6166.
  • Author Bill Hunt will be at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his book, “A Guardian For Garson.” Copies of the book can be purchased for $10 the day of the program.

Regional artists

to be honored

The Hancock County Arts Council will hold a reception to honor four regional artists from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Summit Gallery at the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 3393 Main St.

The artist include Sandra Beitsing of Corapolis, Pa., whose works include scenes from Italy and Austria; Joan Heddle of Chester, whose works include scenes from Florida to the Virgin Islands; the late Dr. Mitchell Sagan of Weirton, whose works include retrospective on his life and family; and Sue Tate of Weirton, who has taught for 27 years.

The exhibit will be on display through October. The gallery exhibits are changed every three months, showcasing works from Tri-State area artists in a variety of mediums.

“When we opened this gallery, we knew Dr. Sagan’s works were well known among some of the older residents in the Weirton area and thought it would be interesting to share his work with a new group of art enthusiasts,” said Joyce Beatty, art council vice president and reception chair.

“Sue Tate has taught art for more than 25 years and told us showing her work in a gallery was on her bucket list. When we saw her work, we were happy to help her check that item off her list.”

The public is welcome to attend the reception. Light refreshments will be served.

Retirees enjoy lunch at festival

The June gathering of Steubenville City Schools retirees was lunch during the Greek Festival on June 13.

The gathering included signing cards to send to those who are ill.

The next lunch will be July 11 at the Farm in Mount Pleasant.

The charity for the month will be the United Way of Jefferson County.

SHS Class of 1963

seeks classmates

SHS Class of 1963 is in the process of planning of 50-year-old reunion.

Current addresses and/or whereabouts are needed for numerous classmembers.

Anyone with information can contact Penny Spon Brettell (740) 264-7473 or Marti Burkett Spurlock at (740) 264-4841.


clinic scheduled

The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold their next spay and neuter Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost Aug. 3-4 at the Jefferson County Airpark in Wintersville.

Immediate pre-payment is required. There are no walk-in services or vaccinations available.

Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents.

Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.