Community news from around the area

Voice 4 Christ, Remnant

set to perform Saturday

STEUBENVILLE — The Music and Mime Ministry of Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church, located at 708 N. Fifth St., will present the Voices 4 Christ in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday with special guest gospel rapper Remnant.

Admission is a $10 donation.

The Voices 4 Christ trio has been on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show and has opened for Hezekiah Walker, Yolanda Adams, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy and Marvin Sapp.

For information contact the church at (740) 282-9257 or Glenn Freeman at (724) 513-7709. Tickets can be purchased from members of the adult choir or at the door.

Hancock County Museum

Commission to meet Nov. 2

WEIRTON — The Hancock County Museum Commission met Oct. 5 with President Vivian Weigel presiding.

Lois Carpini read a note of thanks to the commission for choosing her as an outstanding star and honoring her for her work and dedication to the museum.

Reports were given by Secretary Doris Cameron, and Bob McNeil, financial, who noted he is pursuing directors and officers insurance as well as liability only.

Under old business, Greg Blake reported contractors would begin work on the three chimneys.

Homer Laughlin Tent Sale McNeil was coordinating workers and materials for the Homer Laughlin tent sale.

The Poe event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.

Weigel discussed the Carriage House plans and displayed copies of the proposed project.

Under grants and bylaws, Tom Zielinsky reported updating a detailed report of the museum and noted bylaws are overdue for an update.

Weigel announced Janet Keller planned to attend a meeting in Moundsville regarding the front porch grant with Michael Moore supervising.

A work day to clean and store military uniforms was set.

The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Nov. 2.

Questers hear program

on Hummel figurines

STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Bezaleel Wells Chapter No. 1474 of Questers International held their monthly luncheon and business meeting Oct. 19 at the YWCA of Steubenville.

The business meeting included President Eileen Krupinski leading a discussion on plans for the Nov. 16 joint meeting with the De He Wa Mis and Hetty Elizabeth Beatty chapters. It will involve planning for the groups’ hosting of the Ohio State Questers fall convention that will be held in Steubenville in 2019. Carol Lynn, a member of the Hetty Elizabeth Beatty chapter and the current Ohio state treasurer, will be the featured speaker.

After the meeting, Judy Irvin presented a program on the origin and history of M.I. Hummel figurines. The figurines of children were based on the drawings of Berta Hummel who later became Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel after she entered the Convent of Siessen in 1931. She was 37 when she died in 1946 from tuberculosis.

The drawings caught the attention of Franz Goebel, and with permission from the Convent of Siessen, were translated into three-dimensional ceramic figurines. They were introduced to the world in 1935 at the Leipzig Fair, Irvin explained, and they became the favorite of collectors after World War II when American G.I.s stationed in Germany following the war, bought them as souvenirs and sent them home to family.

Members displayed some of the Hummel figurines and other items from their personal collections. Each motif bears a facsimile of Sister Maria’s signature, M.I. Hummel and the stamp of Goebel, assuring excellence and authenticity, according to Irvin.

Steubenville City Schools

retirees to meet Nov. 9

STEUBENVILLE — Retirees of Steubenville City Schools met Oct. 12 at the Ville for their monthly luncheon gathering held at various locations.

A sympathy card was signed. Pumpkin rolls were delivered by Barbara Crugnale. Money was collected for Christmas charities. Contributions will continue to be collected at the December lunch or can be given to Becky Bryan by Dec. 10.

The next lunch will be held Nov. 9 at Dee Jay’s in Weirton. December’s lunch will be on Dec. 14 at JC Wine Cellar in East Springfield.

Any Steubenville City Schools retiree is welcome to attend the lunches.

Weir High Class of 1970

meeting on Nov. 1

WEIRTON — Members of Weir High School’s Class of 1970 will hold their Thanksgiving meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at Mario’s Restaurant, located at 3806 Main St.

All classmates and spouses are welcome to attend.

Country Friends plan music

and Halloween party

COLLIERS — Country Friends has announced its weekend schedule along with a Halloween party planned for Monday.

Light Touch on Friday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The last Friday of the month is charity night with a donation made to a church or charity.

Moonlite Special will entertain on Saturday.

The doors open at 6 p.m. for the Friday and Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Monday will be the Halloween party and open mic night with the tentative agenda being doors opening at 4 p.m.; the covered-dish meal served at 5 p.m. with participants encouraged to bring a covered dish; costume judging at 7 p.m.; a 50-50 drawing at 8:30 p.m.; and the event ending at 9 p.m.

There is no cover charge on Monday.

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 or text (304) 479-1270 or (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. To receive upcoming events, e-mail and request a schedule.

Weirton Woman’s Club

plans Nov. 19 fundraiser

WEIRTON — The GFWC Weirton Woman’s Club is sponsoring a “Music & Magic” luncheon featuring the Donahues and Jim Tate the Magic Man with proceeds benefiting the Weirton Bread Basket, the Weirton Christian Center and other community needs.

The event will be held at Undo’s in the Holiday Inn on Nov. 19. Doors open at 1 p.m. with lunch served at 2 p.m. The fundraiser will include a Chinese auction, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

The luncheon is open to the public at a cost of $25 per person paid in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

For information, contact Shirlee Baltich at (304) 914-4233; Sandra Robbins at (304) 723-4668; or Delores Azzarello at (304) 723-0954.

Brooke Library staff to dress

for Halloween judging

WELLSBURG — Staff members at the Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch have been invited to wear costumes through Tuesday in observance of Halloween, and library patrons are asked to choose the best, scariest, funniest and most original costumes when their photos are displayed from Nov. 6 to 11.

It’s the fourth year for the contest among library personnel.