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August 30, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Gadabouts enjoy

the Buffingtons

The Buffington Brothers provided dancing music for the Gadabouts at the August meeting held at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

John Zak presided, praising the picnic committee "for a superb job" at the July picnic held at Follansbee Community House.

Bob Merideth led with benediction and invocation. Margaret Chapman won the 50/50 prize which was conducted by Jennie Avoli and Ron Fallert.

Carol and Frank Wisnieski distributed door prize tickets. The prizes furnished by Jim and Barb Cerra were won by Jim Cerra, Edith Cooper, David Hunt, Mel Simpson, Lola Swanagan, Wanda Whanger and Carol Wisnieski.

Tour Director Claudia Clevenger reminded members to be on time for the 12:30 p.m. bus departure at Riesbeck's for the Sept. 8 production of "Jersey Boys" at Pittsburgh's Benedum Center. She announced several other trips, including:

For trip details, contact Claudia at (740) 264-5678.

Gadabouts member Regina Truax announced other trips, including:

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

Non-members are invited on all Gadabouts trips, it was noted.

Members of Salon 807 attend event

Two partners of the Jefferson County 8 and 40 Salon 807 attended the 85th LaMarche Departemental d'Ohio in Sandusky - Lorraine Hazlett, passe departemental chapeau, and Thelma Bronson, le petit chapeau deuxieme. The meeting was held at the American Legion Post 83.

Pre-Marche Pouvior was an informal meeting for the reading of the budget and parodies. Summit County 165 won the parodie.

The Chapeau Departemental Passe breakfast was held with Marian Darr presiding. Hazlett was named chair of audit and third member of the nurses scholarship.

Terry Kaufman, Post 83 commander, gave the welcome, and Pat Miller, chapeau, introduced the American Legion Department 40 and 8.

The deceased partner service honored Carmen Frye and Bea Payne from the local group. A white carnation was placed in the altar vase for both members.

Award certificates received by Salon 807 were partnership 85 percent; publicity award for Bronson; and Sharon Morris, award for constitution and bylaws, ritual and emblem. Edith Truax received a certificate and a cross for her book of prayers, and Hazlett received all around program in nurse scholarship and first for most money donated.

The newly elected officers were installed at the evening banquet, with Betty Harris as the installing officer. Nannette Peterson is new departemental chapeau. Her father pinned on her chapeau wing. Her theme is "Lighting the Way to Drop Anchor for Research and Education."

Oct. 3 and 4 is the school of instruction and the Peterson homecoming. All attending are to dress for Halloween at the banquet.

Jewett VFD to

host dinner

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will hold a ham loaf and baked steak dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the fire department social room. The menu will also include vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage for $8 for adults and $4 for children.

SERO meeting

set for Wednesday

The Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson and Monroe counties' Chapter 33 of School Employee Retirees of Ohio will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the meeting room of the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County in Steubenville.

Jim "Jake" Jackson, a registered nurse and retired Mingo Junction Fire Department assistant chief, will give a demonstration on cardiopulmonary resuscitation. No certification, however, will be given.

All school employee retirees are invited to attend to learn about SERO and stay current on retiree issues and pending legislation.

For information, contact Joyce Rensi, chapter president, by phone at (740) 733-7047 or by e-mail at or Jim Fisher at (740) 535-0771.

Charity Hospice

planning events

Charity Hospice is making plans for October events, including its comedy fundraiser that will be held Oct. 27 at the Mingo Knights of Columbus, featuring comedian Jim Krenn.

Plans also are under way for a volunteer class to be scheduled in October. Details will be announced at a later date.

Mingo center

hosting breakfast

The Mingo Junction Senior Center at 663 Commercial St., Mingo, will host a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 8.

Cost is by donation. The event is open to the public. For information call (740) 535-1639.

Mingo Pharmacy will be giving flu shots at the center in September with the dates to be announced. Upcoming trips seeking participants include one to Cincinnati/Louisville Oct. 1-3; to Seven Springs on Oct. 20 for Octoberfest; and the "Cleveland Christmas Connection" on Nov. 16.

'Crop for Cure'

on the calendar

Scrapbookers and cardmakers are encouraged to participate in the second-annual "Crop For the Cure" fundraiser to "Bonnie's Bus" for Breast Cancer Awareness and the Relay for Life in the fight against all cancers.

Sponsored by the Circle of Friends Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Group and the Hancock County Senior Wellness Center, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Hancock County Senior Wellness Center, 647 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland.

A $25 donation provides 6 feet of table space, a T-shirt, meal and giveaways.

For information and a registration form, contact Sue Obarski at (304) 387-4122 or e-mail

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