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Labor Day food

at Unionport

The Community Center in Unionport will have a breakfast on Labor Day Monday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed up with an ice cream social from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is in celebration of the last holiday of the summer.

Proceeds will benefit community center expenses. The museum will be open.

Saddle Club’s final

show is Sunday

The Steubenville Saddle Club’s final show of the 2013 season will be held Sunday at the club grounds located on state Route 152 north just outside Richmond.

Classes will get under way at 9 a.m.

The club’s next meeting will be held at the club grounds at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Membership in the club is open to anyone at any time. An annual membership for a family is $25; $15 for an individual; and $10 for a youth.

For 2013 memberships, checks can be made payable to the Steubenville Saddle Club and mailed to SCC, P.O. Box 431, Richmond, OH 43944. Meetings normally are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the club grounds.

The club is in its 66th year.

SHS Class of 1968

having reunion

The Steubenville High School Class of 1968 is having its 45-year reunion on Sept. 6-7.

Any classmates interested in attending should contact Beverly Drzayich Bise at (740) 264-0032. The cost is $15.

AARP chapter

members meet

President Joann Bugin led the August meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3846.

Virginia Kucan gave the innovation and benediction

Bettie Williamson introduced Christian singers Brian and Shawn Chrisagis and dancers Diana Crago and Bugin.

Reports were given by Barbara Purks, secretary, and Frank Fazio, treasurer.

Reservation Chair Regina Truax reported 84 members were in attendance and introduced guest Judy Kaufman.

Truax announced the following trips:

  • Sept. 11-13, Seneca Niagara Falls Casino;
  • Sept. 26, Kenny Vance and the Planotones; and
  • Sept. 30, Polynesian Fire.

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

Sunshine Chair Mary Rose Spano reported on cards and anniversaries celebrated.

Eva Fabianich will serve on the board, replacing Katy Rosohac, who submitted her resignation.

Milt Fabianich collected 61 pairs of glasses, nine cell phones and two hearing aid sets and is continuing to collect them.

Barbara McCoy collected $15.52 in July in the penny jar for the senior center.

Committees giving reports were hospitality, Kathryn Hardsauk; parliamentarian, Louise Herman; sunshine, Mary Rose Spano; and membership, Joyce Dobbs.

Diana Crago and Purks won the 50/25/25 drawing.

Mary Rose Spano won the quilt. Rena Wilson, Mary Tyson and Barbara Purks won dinners. Katy Allen, Olivia Oklok, Virginia Kucan, Dan Tournay, Liz Messerly, Dolores Krinock, Joyce Rzepka and Nancy Fridley won door prizes.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 9.

Stumptown Steam

event approaches

The Stumptown Steam Threshers Reunion & Show will be held Sept. 7-8 on the club grounds located 1 mile west of New Athens, Ohio, on state Route 519 between state Route 9 and US 22.

The Stumptown Steam Threshers Club officially was formed more than 40 years ago, but the event has been held for close to 50 years. The club was formed as an organization dedicated to preserve, restore and display antique farm and power equipment.

Each year the event features live steam equipment to power such equipment. Demonstrations include lumber being cut from logs, grains being separates from the stalks of straws which is then bailed by a hand-fed and hand-tied bailer. Shingles are cut, and fresh cornmeal is ground.

Many displays give festival-goers a glimpse of farm life before the turn of the 20th century. A church service is held on Sunday morning.

A large flea market and food also are part of the event.

Admission is $3 for adults with children under age 12 accompanied by an adult admitted for free.

For information, contact Gary at (330) 488-0301.

Library programs

are announced

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

— A basic Internet class will be at the Schiappa branch on Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Register for one by calling the library branch at (740) 264-6166.

— Register now for Tot Time that will be held at the Schiappa branch on Mondays, Sept. 9-30 at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. It is for caregiver and children ages 2 and 3. It offers books, songs, rhymes and tips on promoting early literacy. Call (740) 264-6166 to register.

— Play and Learn will be held Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. It is for caregiver and children ages birth to 3. This is an hour-long play session that encourages children to love the library.

— A spaghetti art program for ages 5-12 will be held at the Tiltonsville branch on Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

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Joseph Tope to mark 90th birthday

An open house in celebration of Joseph Tope’s upcoming 90th birthday will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Hopedale.

The son of the late Wilbur and Agnes Tope, Tope was born Sept. 8, 1923.

He is a resident of Bloomingdale and was a carpenter of more than 60 years with Carpenter’s Local Union No. 186 before his retirement.

He and his wife, the late Patty Couch Tope, have three children: Randy of Texas, Tamy Yarnell of Tennessee and Marsh of Jewett.

Tope enjoys visiting friends and relatives, going out to eat and playing the lottery and slots.

‘Band Benefit for Washington’ Friday

The Buckeye Local High School Band Boosters are organizing a “Band Benefit for Washington” classic car cruise-in for Friday to help raise money to send the band to perform in the 2014 National Veterans Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C., set for May 26.

The BLHS Band was nominated by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, to represent Ohio in the event.

The boosters are having the classic car cruise in addition to other fundraisers to help make the trip a reality.

The classic car cruise Friday will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at South Elementary in Tiltonsville. The first 50 cars will receive dash plaques. The cost is $3 to register. All cars and bikes are welcome.

The event will include music by disc jockey Spike Man, food, drinks, snacks and a 50-50 drawing in addition to other drawings.

“We have a goal of $67,000 (for travel and lodging) and approximately 110 band members to send. We are very excited about this. It’s an honor,” said Tammy Capalingo, vice president of the BLHS Band Boosters.

Donations can be be sent to: Buckeye Local Panther Band Boosters, c/o Buckeye Local High School, 10692 Ohio 150, Rayland, OH 43943

Bill Stevens is the director of the band that was notified in April of its nomination to represent Ohio in the parade. The four-day trip takes on an educational tone as the contingent will get to see the sights of the nation’s Capitol and to lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Military Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Caregiving workshop set for Friday

Gables Care Center in Hopedale will host a free workshop Friday entitled “Caregiving Is It For You?”

It begins with a free lunch at 1 p.m. followed by workshop.

Questions can be directed to Nancy at (740) 310-7295.

Knights reschedule meeting

The Weirton Knights of Columbus has rescheduled the third degree meeting for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, because of the Labor Day holiday.

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Special event

Sept. 5 at YWCA

The YWCA of Steubenville’s international luncheon and program, an event that celebrates the work of the World YWCA, will be held at noon on Sept. 5.

This year’s speaker is Lori Jones, executive director of the YWCA of Wheeling.

The cost for lunch is $8 with reservations due by Aug. 30 by calling (740) 282-1261.

The YWCA of Steubenville is located at 320 N. Fourth St.

E-mails can be directed to steubenvilleywca@comcast.net.

Art Beal, band at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host Art Beal and the Country Tradition band 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. Doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Mondays and Fridays, 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 www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Fun Seekers

approve officers

Officers were nominated and approved for two-year terms at the July meeting of the Fun Seekers where President David Krause presided.

Leaders are: President David Hunt, Vice President Larry Bauer, Secretary Mary Beth Bauer and Treasurer J. DeFallo.

Joann Bugin read an inspirational message during the meeting held at Undo’s in Weirton and gave the benediction. Rick Pastre provided entertainment. Dave Watkins will entertain at the Sept. 4 meeting at the YWCA in Steubenville.

Reports were given by Larry Bauer, secretary, and Barbara Losey, treasurer.

Regina Truax announced upcoming trips, including:

  • Sept. 11-13, Seneca Niagara Falls Casino;
  • Sept. 26, Kenny Vance and the Planotones; and
  • Sept. 30, Polynesian Fire.

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

A committee to extend well-wishes to members was formed. West Virginia members should call Mary Orecchio at (304) 797-7378, and Ohio members should call Karen Krause at (740) 264-5817.

Phyllis Riapos won the 50/50 drawing, and Tony LaRosa and Linda Lenzi won dinners. Margaret Harbert, Mary Sadler, Louise Herman, Wendy Mosslander, Marge Serafini, Nancy Day, Bugin and Judy Koper won prizes.

Library programs

are announced

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

The book discussion group for the Brilliant branch will meet Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. Join by calling (740) 598-4028. The main library’s book club will meet on Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. To join, call (740) 282-9782. The thriller book club at the Tiltonsville branch will meet on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. For information, call the library branch at (740) 859-5163.

Play and Learn, which is for caregiver and children ages birth to 3, will be held at the Brilliant branch on Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. Registration is not required.

Babygarten, caregiver and children ages birth to 2, will be held at the Adena branch on Aug. 29 at 11:15 a.m. The program involves sharing books, songs and rhymes.

Cookbook club for the Adena branch will be held on Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. Participants bring in samples from cookbooks selected by the library to taste and discuss. Join by calling the library branch at (740) 546-3782.

Benefit in Scio

for local pupil

The Scio United Methodist Church, 117 Maple Ave., Scio, will host a benefit fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 for Aaryn McAfee, 13, a student at Harrison Central Junior High School. It will involve a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and 50/50 drawing.

McAfee was born prematurely in 2000, weighing only 2.2 pounds. He has a variety of health issues, including being blind, grand maul seizures, hydrocephilitious, septo-optic dysplasia, cerebral palsey, mental retardation, retina opothy of prematurity and autism. He was diagnosed with seizures on Easter 2007, which have caused brain damage over the years.

“The family is now having financial issues with some of his medical costs and mostly modifications to his home,” according to information submitted.

“The family is in need of modifications such as handrails, a front porch with handicap ramps (railings), bedroom renovations and bathroom redo.”

Donations also are being accepted through US Bank in Hopedale in care of Aaryn McAfee.

Shoemaker golf

classic detailed

The Pam Shoemaker “Paying It Forward” Breast Cancer Foundation in partnership with Women In Action Against Cancer Coalition is gearing up for its third-annual golf classic to be held Sept. 8 at Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield.

Shotgun start is 9:30 a.m. for the four-man scramble with a $260 cost per team with hole sponsorships and team participation being sought.

Checks can be made payable to the Pam Shoemaker Foundation and mailed c/o 208 Eleanor St., Mingo Junction, OH 43938.

As in past years, proceeds will “Pay It Forward” to numerous groups and individuals to help in the fight against women’s cancer.

The scramble will feature representatives of the Dixon Golf Co.

For information, contact Sandy Gotschall at (740) 317-9241.

WIAACC is a community based group founded in 1994 and established through the Appalachia Leadership Initiative on Cancer, funded by the National Cancer Institutes to improve cancer awareness and control in Appalachia.

WIAACC provides education on ways to prevent cancer as well as free breast and cervical exams and mammograms when indicated.

WIAACC meets at Manfred’s in Steubenville on the first Wednesday of the month at noon. For information, contact Judy Manfred, chairperson, at (740) 264-2710.

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Rummage sale at Weirton church

The Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church located at 200 Preston Ave., Weirton, will continue its two-day rummage sale today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include a 50/50 drawing, a drawing for Pittsburgh Pirates tickets and food and drinks.

Cabbage roll dinner Thursday

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a cabbage roll dinner and bake sale from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, Weirton, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

The meal includes a cabbage roll, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dessert. The cost is $8.

For information or take-out orders, call the church at (304) 723-9746.

CWC fall card party set for Sept. 15

The Catholic Women’s Club of Triumph of the Cross Parish is continuing plans for its fall card party on Sept. 15 in the Holy Rosary Auditorium on Rosemont Avenue in Steubenville.

Doors will open at 1 p.m. Admission is $6.

Lunch will be served.

Men’s breakfast for area residents

A men’s breakfast at NorthSide Community Church located at 702 Orchard Grove Ave., East Liverpool, welcomes all area men to “Join Jesus’ Winning Team Today.”

The event will be held Sept. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. Dress is casual with participants encouraged to wear their favorite team colors.

The breakfast will be buffet style with donations accepted at the door to help offset the cost.

Men are urged to bring canned goods that will be donated to “The Center” in Midland, Pa.

The program will include Bill Crawford from Team Mojo; Bob Headley of Youth With A Purpose Boys Home in Salineville; Walter “Bing” Newton, founder of Men of Faith Rally in the Valley; the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge Choir; and a special guest from the Men’s Rally in the Valley 2014.

Church’s chicken barbecue Aug. 31

The 30th-annual Effie Stewart chicken barbecue will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Jewett United Methodist Church.

The menu is a half a chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cole slaw, drink and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Carryout is available by calling (740) 946-5591.

First Westminster picnic Sunday

First Westminster Presbyterian Church of Steubenville will hold its annual picnic Sunday at Belleview Park.

Toronto church has annual picnic

Toronto North River Avenue Christian Church held its annual picnic at Stratton with minister Luke Hightshue welcoming more than 90 church members and guests.

The event included games, food and fellowship.

Lola Swanagan was chairman of the event.

Jen Kisner, daughter of Paul and Crissie Cunningham, traveled the farthest, coming from Alaska.

Church adopts park-and-go policy

Grace Lutheran Church located at 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, has adopted a park-and-go policy for individuals using the church’s lot while attending Steubenville Big Red and Catholic Central football games at nearby Harding Stadium.

“Loitering, partying, gaming and alcohol” are prohibited, according to posted flyers.

Parking donations will continue to benefit mission projects the church supports.

Questions can be directed to the church office at (740)?282-9064.

Christian concert at Grace Point

Grace Point Ministries located at 4244 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, will host a Christian concert performed by JJ Heller on Aug. 31 beginning at 7 p.m.

Heller is a Phoenix-based singer-songwriter, wife and mother, according to her Facebook page. A church flyer promoting the concert notes, “Let’s start some healing in the Ohio Valley with a Christian concert performed by JJ Heller.”

On the flyer, Heller is quoted: “I feel called to be honest about what’s going on in my life – to talk and sing about the struggles that I face so that my listeners realize that they are not alone. For some reason, Christians, including myself, sometimes think ‘If I’m following the Lord and doing the best I can, that life will be easy,’ and it’s not. That’s where grace comes in, and that’s where we grow.”

For tickets, which are $10, call (304) 670-1484.

Grace Point Ministries, located near Tim Horton’s, began on April 8, 2012, and is a nondenominational church “that desires the name and message of Jesus to permeate the community.”

Its three elders are teaching pastor Jeremy Ellis and pastors Tim Hayden and Zac Crosby. Sunday service times are 9:30 a.m., men’s prayer; 10 a.m., worship service; and Kids Point, 10 a.m.

For information, visit the website at www.gracepointministries.info.

Annual corn festival scheduled today

The seventh-annual corn festival will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Christ United Methodist Church located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton Heights.

Entertainment begins at 6 p.m.

Food includes fresh-picked corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage.

The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and free for children under 5.

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TIMET retirees to meet Tuesday

Retirees of TIMET in Toronto have two gatherings on the calendar – occasions to chat, reminisce and stay connected.

They will get together for lunch on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at CJ’S Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, and then again on Sept. 17, same time, same place.

It’s open to all TIMET retirees.

For information, contact Bob Olexia at (740) 535-0937.

Back-to-school event in Amsterdam

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 232 in Amsterdam wrapped up their summer season with a brief business meeting after the annual covered- dish meal at the post home.

Upcoming projects include a back-to-school dance for children to be held Aug. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the VFW with disc jockey Rockin’ Rodney.

There will be a steak dinner at the post home on Sept. 7. The menu will include steak, potato, salad and dessert. Cost is $12 per person.

There will be a horseshoe tournament on Sept. 8 with details to come.

Knights schedule first degree

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 has scheduled a first degree for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the council hall on Two Ridges Road, Wintersville.

Candidates for the first degree are to be there between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. All members are asked to attend the degree and welcome the new brother knights.

The degree is open to anyone wanting to become a knight in the Steubenville-Wintersville, Toronto and Mingo areas.

Any questions pertaining to the degree can be directed to Bill DiMarzio, grand knight, at (740) 264-4773.

Following the first degree exemplification, refreshments will be served to all attending.

July camera club winners listed

The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has named the winners of the July competition in prints and slides.

The print winners for the topic of the month “Bubbles” were Barb Momyer, first place; Lisa Carte, second place; and Ernest D’Andrea, third place. In the open category, the winners included Carte, first place; Chris Horvath, second place; and D’Andrea, third place. The special effects winners were Debra Snider, first place; Connie Koniski, second place; and Stephen Mihopulos, third place. The winners’ pictures can be found on Facebook at the Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club page.

The slide winners for the topic “Bubbles” were Dave Rees, first place, and Claudia Norris second place. The open category winners included Rees, first place; Steve Whiting, second place; and Norris, third place. The special effects winners were Norris, first place; Rees, second place; and Whiting, third place.

The July competition concludes the 10-month competition season which began October 2012. The number of points accumulated will be tallied for each member, and the top three in prints and slides will be named the “Photographers of the Year” at the annual fall banquet.

The July workshop meeting was a presentation on mat cutting by Sam Rees and Whiting. Rees gave a demonstration, using special tools to cut a straight edge, beveled edge and make an oval shape. He showed club members how to calculate measurements for the opening size. Rees showed the club “Basic Mat Cutting” by Vivian Kistler.

Whiting demonstrated mat cutting using a T-square metal ruler, rotary cutting mat board and bladed tools. Whiting placed self-healing, heavy rubber cutting surface under the mat board. Cutting surfaces come in different sizes and can be used repeatedly without leaving blade grooves in the material.

Diane Bannister displayed matted pictures, including octagonal, curved edges, domed and fancy shapes used to enhance pictures. The shapes are available at frame shops that use a computerized system to cut mats.

The annual camera club picnic was held July 21 at the home of Lisa and Troy Carte in Steubenville.

On Aug. 6, club members met at Faith Ranch in Jewett for the second time in an outing arranged by Angela McClain. Members photographed horses, peacocks, farm animals, sunsets and the night sky. Members also held a hot dog roast.

For information about the club, contact Whiting at (740) 546-4497.

Tri-State Marine Corps Auxiliary meets

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held their monthly meeting Aug. 12 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton.

President Joan Spano presided at the business session. Maxine Ragan gave the invocation, and Marcy Spano gave the devotions, reading “Name Above All Names.”

Secretary Carol Lyons gave a report and read a thank-you from the West Virginia Veterans Home in Barboursville for sending seven birthday cards in July.

Treasurer Maxine Ragan gave the financial report. Sunshine Chair Mary Ann Elliott reported on cards sent. Historian Marcy Spano passed pictures out to the members.

Shirley Brecht won the 50/50 drawing and donated it back to the club. Joan Spano sent seven birthday cards to Barboursville for August birthdays.

The auxiliary picnic was canceled, and the group will have dinner out at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 instead.

Carolyn Lyons and Leroy Bee served refreshments. Mary Ann Smith and Mary Arlia will serve at the September meeting.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Kroger reunion for 1970s retirees

There will be a Kroger reunion for all retirees from the 1970s that will be held Sept. 15 at Undo’s in Weirton. Those interested should call Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Retirees head to Amish country

Nineteen Steubenville City School retirees gathered for a home-cooked, family-style meal in the gazebo of Schrock’s Farm in Sugarcreek on Aug. 8.

The outing included the Schrock family singing after the meal and fielding questions about the Amish way of life. There was a discussion about how involved Amish parents are with young people to entertain and keep them involved in the Amish life. Huge groups gather for suppers, softball and volleyball games throughout the summer, they explained, and they assemble in smaller groups during the winter because of a lack of large spaces to accommodate larger groups.

Upcoming lunches for the retirees will include one at Abdalla’s in September, the Dove in October and at Steubenville High School in November. Any retiree is welcome to attend.

Anyone interested in attending who hasn’t been contacted can call Linda Holub for information.

Elks Lodge to hold pasta dinner

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold its monthly pasta dinner for members and guests from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The dinner includes salad, pasta, bread, butter, dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and under. A ticket will be selected for a free dinner at next month’s pasta Sunday.

Class of 1959 set to meet

The Weir High School Class of 1959 will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Three Springs Drive Weirton Eat’n Park. All classmates are invited to attend. For information, call Edith Harless Barber at (304) 723-0761.

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Ohio Ferro Alloys

picnic Saturday

The 28th-annual Ohio Ferro Alloys picnic will be held Saturday at the Brilliant Community Park, with dinner beginning at 12:30 p.m. and a short business meeting following.

Attendees should bring a covered dish, chairs, beverage and items for the brown bag auction. No meat will be furnished this year. Guests are welcomed to attend.

For information, call Shirley Jarvis at (740) 859-6158 or Flo Coen at (740) 283-3620.

Gardening honors set for Burges

A garden tour and covered dish dinner at the home of Darwin and Linda Burge was the setting for the July meeting of the Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club. All present answered roll call by naming a garden tool.

Burge gave a reading on “My New Year’s Garden.”

President Gloria Bartyzell congratulated the Burges on being named Outstanding Amateur Gardeners by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. They will be honored at the 83rd-annual Ohio Association of Garden Clubs convention to be held Aug. 26 at the Maumee State Park Lodge in Oregon, Ohio. The club also will receive a superior award for its program booklet.

A slate of officers was approved for the October election naming Caroline Williams, president; Kim Campbell, vice president; and Linda Kovach, secretary.

The evening program was building and selecting plants for a winter garden. Nina Cleaver gave members handouts on plants that are visually intriguing and functional for water gardens along with steps to build a pond or garden. Darwin Burge gave members a tour of his garden, which includes five water features, then described the materials and plants used in those areas.

The Jefferson County Fair Flower Show will be held Saturday and Sunday. Members discussed entry requirements and and will be notified of set-up times.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 21 at the Dillonvale Presbyterian Church. Questions can be directed to Bartyzell at (740) 769-2663.

Annual car show, fun day Sunday

Ohio Valley Home Health Services Inc. will host its fourth-annual car show and family fun day on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Liverpool location at 15679 state Route 170 in East Liverpool.

Registration for the car cruise will be from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $5. The first 75 cars will receive a free dash plaque, and there will be trophies awarded in 15 categories.

In addition to the car cruise, there will be a live disc jockey, games and prizes for the children, drawings and 50-50 drawings, a bake sale and a concession stand.

In addition, OVHHS will offer a free blood pressure clinic, and there will be local ambulances for children to tour and explore. Admission to the event is free to the community.

Bill Tice Services/BTAS Properties, LLC is the event sponsor.

“We (OVHHS) feel very blessed to have such great support from area businesses for the fundraisers and community event that we host. Every event that we have helps us help others, in need of in-home care, with no means to pay. It’s all about giving back to the community that has allowed OVHHS to serve them since 1967,” said Megan Shimmel, director of community education.

All proceeds from the event will assist in the funding of in-home charity care to the residents in the Ohio Valley. OVHHS serves Columbiana, Jefferson, Brooke and Hancock counties and recently opened a branch office in Steubenville.

For information about the event, call (330) 385-2333 or (800) 428-3434.

Adena Lions Club

plans for picnic

The Adena Lions Club is making plans for the annual Adena Lions Club picnic to be held at Bedway Park on Wednesday.

Darrin Young will be the cook for the event, which was discussed when the business meeting was held at the Adena Lions Club room.

Officers were installed at a previous meeting with Lloyd Hutchison named president; John Lengyel, first vice president; Laura Konkoleski, second vice president; Karl Bowers, third vice president; Nancy Walker, secretary; Shirley Bednarski, treasurer; John Sebring, tail twister; Alva Kinney, assistant tail twister; Ray Konkoleski, Bob Luyster, Don Moore and Jean Shields, one-year directors; Randy Bednarski, Drew Case, R.J. Konkoleski and Martin McKim, two-year directors; John Parkinson, sightsaving; Jay Hopkins, membership chairman; and Young, immediate past president.

Members will be collecting clothes for a community project. This will start Sept. 1 and end the first meeting in October.

Hutchison presided at the meeting.

The July dinner meeting was held at the Willow Restaurant, with Bednarski in charge of arrangements.

Ron Malin reported a talk with Mary Birkhimer, Jefferson County board of elections district director, who said money was received from the state to put in two handicap parking places by the Lions club room, which is used for elections.

Matching funds of $250 are needed to complete this, which members approved paying.

Saturday event

in Scio detailed

The Conotton Creek Trail benefit bicycle show and swap meet will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Scio.

The event will be held on the trail beside the covered bridge in Scio and is held in conjunction with the fall festival car show.

There will be a prize for the people’s choice winner and for second-place runner-up. Donations put in contestants’ canisters will be counted as votes with the monies being donated to the trail.

There is no fee to show a bike or to sell or trade biking gear. T-shirts and caps will be for sale.

The event is sponsored by the Scio branch of PNC Bank.

For information, call Fred Beatty at (330) 205-0733 Jim Galigher at (330) 339-3721; or Dee Ann Horstman at (740) 945-2172.

Four Seasons

seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens met July 17 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with President Norma Yoho presiding.

Following the opening prayer, members enjoyed a picnic buffet.

After dinner, members and guests played bingo, corn hole and cards.

Kristen Butkus and Maria Grico were guests of Jeanette LaRosa.

July birthdays were acknowledged.

Lester Fridley won the free dinner with Kristen Butkus and Jane Barney winning the 50-50 drawing.

Door prizes were won by Virginia Roseberry, Barb Cerra, Bev DiBaise, Gene Matey and Rose Mark.

Team winners at corn hole were Jane Barney and Ron Fallert and Jose Cekinovich and Martha Varitek.

A trip to the Rivers Casino on Sept. 25 to see Vicki Lawrence. Anyone interested in going can contact Roberta Burnette at (304) 564-4479 or Edie Mitchell at (304) 797-1323.

Dance Thursday

at senior center

The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold its third Thursday dance Thursday.

The dance will feature the Not Half Bad Band. Doors open at 5 p.m. The cover charge is $15.

What’s going on throughout the area

Writers society set to meet Aug. 13

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend.

For information, call (740) 424-1243 or visit www.karinagarrison.blogspot.com.

Murder-mystery dinner scheduled

The Weirton Woman’s Club, a Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia member organization, is organizing a murder mystery dinner fundraiser Oct. 5 at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

Mystery Theatre Unlimited will present “The Calamityville Horror,” an interactive musical comedy starring Bert Furioli, Butch Maxwell, Michael Moran, Shannan Noe and Ryan Sears.

Horror and hilarity ensure when a haunted house is inherited, according to promotional material.

Tickets are $30 per person, and no tickets will be sold at the door. To purchase a ticket, call Barbara Raynolds at (304) 723-9772.

Country Friends hosting Eldurays

The Country Friends will host the Eldurays band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Road, Colliers.

The doors opened at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love though music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Crew House open house Sunday

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.

Tom and Barb Grimm will serve as hosts.

Visitors can tour the facility that features a variety of Richmond memorabilia and check out the Jefferson Union 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 be held on the second and fourth Sundays this month August.

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

Three Score Seniors meet

President Cookie Veltri presided at the July Three Score Seniors meeting where Tony LaRosa gave the invocation and benediction.

Rosemary Gaynor introduced the evening’s entertainer – Chuck Lucas, who played guitar and sang. We Three will be the August entertainment.

Reports were given by Secretary Pat Delekta; Membership Chair Nancy Smurda, who introduced new member Kathy McCarrick; and Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel, who said 101 members and three guests were in attendance, including Rita Mitchell, Roberta Barnett and Kathy Jones.

Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent and acknowledged birthdays and anniversaries.

Upcoming trips include:

Sept. 11-13, Seneca Niagara Falls Casino; and

Sept. 30, Polynesian Fire Seven Spring.

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

Veltri said a nominating committee should be in place for the August meeting.

Hospitality Chair Jim Hare gave prizes to Sonny Marino, Frank Fazio, Jeanette Wetzel, Jeanette Meriwether and John Peterson. Geno Cercone and Claire French won Undo’s dinners. Sonny Marino and Marian Lammers won the 50/25/25 drawing.

Carrying out the meeting’s luau theme, pineapples were given to Joe Veltri, Nancy Fridley, Virginia Kucan, Marilyn Hinchee, Jack Cummings and Barbara Andrews.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 22.

One-day VBS at Colliers church

The Colliers Way Church of Christ will hold a one-day vacation Bible school on Saturday at the church located at 612 Colliers Way, Weirton, across from Weirton Medical Center.

Registration and light breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

The theme is “Hayday – Growing in Friendship with Jesus,” and there will be classes for infants through adults. There will be stories, crafts, games and snacks, and the day will conclude with a family picnic from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds.

Area families are invited to attend. There is no charge.

For information or to enroll, call the church office at (304) 723-5220.

Film showing tonight at college

Steubenville For Liberty and the American patriot Council WJH chapter will be showing “They Come to America II (“The Cost of Amnesty”) in the Eastern Gateway Community College lecture hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. today.

It is open to the public and is free of charge.

UMW Local 7690 meets Tuesday

The United Mine Workers Local 7690 will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the cafeteria of Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz.

Final show of season Sunday

The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club has sponsored a series of open horse shows this summer with the last show of the season set for Sunday at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road, New Cumberland.

The show begins at 10 a.m. with five 10 years-and-under classes, including walk-trot, thread the needle, egg and spoon, cloverleaf barrels and leadline. All 10-and-under classes will be awarded a first-place trophy and ribbons to five places.

At noon, open performance classes begin, including thread the needle, down and back, straight barrels, pole bending, cloverleaf barrels and stakebend. The classes are broken into age divisions of 12 and under, 13-17 and 18 and over.

All classes with eight or more entries will have cash payback. There also are three added money classes which include $50 added barrels, $50 added poles and $25 added stakebend. Champion and reserve will be awarded for all three age categories at the conclusion of the show. Contestants must have signed up to be considered for champion and reserve awards.

A concession stand is available on the grounds. In the event of extreme inclement, call (304) 564-3747 after 8 p.m. the night before the show to check for possible show cancellation.

For information or showbills, contact Tara Allison at (304) 564-3747.

St. Paul’s having Sunday brunch

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will host a brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Featured will be brunch casseroles, made-to-order omelets and Belgian waffles along with salads, desserts and beverages.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Carryouts are available by calling (740) 282-5366 between brunch hours.

Mended Hearts to meet Monday

The Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 3280 of the Mended Hearts Inc. will meet Monday at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in conference room B where the annual heart survivors picnic will be held and all heart survivors will be acknowledged.

All area heart survivors are invited to attend along with family, friends, neighbors or anyone with an interest. The menu will include salad, grilled chicken breast, oven roasted red skinned potatoes, green beans and angel food cake with strawberries. The meal cost is $9.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Raymond Hunerman, whose topic will be “Sinusplasty.”

For information or reservations, contact Mary at (304) 280-5221 or Betsy at (304) 242-6444.