Literary department welcomes local author, presents donation to library

MEETING HAPPENINGS — A recent meeting of the Literary Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club included a guest speaker and a check presentation. With guest speaker Michael Nogay, author of “Every Home a Fort, Every Man a Warrior,” are Barbara Raynolds, left, program chair, and Molly Mossor, chairman. -- Contributed

WEIRTON — The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club held its September dinner meeting at Undo’s with Chairman Molly Mossor presiding.

The inspiration was given by Carol Village, who read from the Daily Bread, “Available to All,” and also gave the “Literary Light,” a review of “Prisoner of Birth, Only Time will Tell” by Jeffrey Archer.

Enid Williams led in opening exercises.

Barbara Raynolds, program chairman, introduced local attorney and author Michael Nogay, who discussed his novel, “Every Home a Fort, Every Man a Warrior.” He overviewed the early settling of Holliday’s Cove and its importance in the Upper Ohio Valley during the American Revolutionary War. He later signed copies of his book for the members.

Sandra Robbins announced the book review luncheon will be held at 2 p.m. on April 22 at Undo’s. Tickets are $25.

The basket drawing at the Mary H. Weir Public Library is under way, a project to enable the library to purchase books. Tickets are $1 for one or six for $5 and are available during library hours. Themed baskets offered this year include Pittsburgh Steelers, West Virginia University, Italian, scrapbooking, chocolate, tea, patriotic, toy and Christmas. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00 and may be purchased during the library’s regular operating hours. The final drawing will be held Dec. 20.

Guests in attendance also included Rik Rekowski, the library’s executive director, and his wife, Lois. The literary department presented Rekowski with a check for the library.

Door prizes, donated by Village, were won by Diana Durst, president of the Weirton Woman’s Club, and Mossor.