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September 28, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Gadabouts get

trip updates

DJ Billy D provided music for dinner and dancing when the Gadabouts held their September meeting at St. Florian Hall.

John Zak presided. Dino Rossi led the benediction and invocation.

Glen McClain won the 50/50, which was conducted by Jennie Avoli and Ron Fallert.

Carol and Frank Wisneiski distributed door prize tickets. The prizes furnished by Betty Owens were won by Virginia McMenamin, Bob Carroll, John Hersko, Shirley Richardson, Pat Rossi, Bill Shipe and Jasper Wamsley.

Terry and Laura Mamula volunteered to help with seating members who need assistance upon arrival on meeting nights.

Claudia Clevenger, Gadabouts tour director, announced the following trips:

-- Oct. 13: Seven Springs Autumnfest;

-- Nov. 18, "Nunsensations," Gibsonia, Pa.;

-- Dec. 9, "A Christmas Miracle," Franklin, Pa.

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

Regina Truax, a Gadabouts member, announced other trips, including:

-- Oct. 10, American Bandstand, Wexford, Pa.

-- Oct. 14-20: Branson, Mo.

-- Oct. 28: "Toy and Tina's Wedding," Midland, Pa.

-- Nov. 12-16: Nashville.

-- Dec. 5: Christmas Spectacular, Wexford, Pa.

-- Dec. 7: Doo Wop Concert, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh.

-- Feb. 10: "Sister Act," Benedum Center, Pittsburgh.

For trip details call Regina at (304) 723-0419.

Non-members are invited on all Gadabouts trips.

Group planning

wine tasting

A football tailgate theme was adopted by members of the Tri State Winemakers Club at their September meeting where Wilson and Linda Cole and John and Norma Kovach served as hosts.

Ron Stimpak presided, welcoming 25 members. Secretary Patti Stimpak and treasurer Linda Cole gave reports. Prizes were won by Charlie Rangos and Karen Truax.

The members finalized plans for the wine tasting at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's Hellenic Hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Bill Shipe asked members to donate wine for gift basket drawings at the Marine Corp Club Ball on Nov. 10 to benefit Toys for Tots. He will collect the wine at the October meeting.

Members voted to assist the Weirton Lions Club with a wine tasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Legends Hall on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton.

The wine discussion was lead by Cindy Parker, who read an article about the effects of the summer drought on the grape growers this season. The harvest and grapes were smaller, but the fruit has a more concentrated flavor. The concern is the stress on the vines from the drought may cause a bad crop next year, she said.

The next meeting will be a Halloween party at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Wellsburg Elks Lodge with Marlene Marsh as host.

Free workshop for

a healthier you

A free, six-week workshop to help people with ongoing medical conditions manage symptoms and live healthier, happier lives is what the Healthy U Diabetes Self-Management Program is all about, according to organizers.

The class will begin Oct. 5 and be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, Pugliese Training Center.

The class schedule beyond that is Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9.

Registration is required by calling (740) 282-8010.

It is sponsored by Area Office on Aging Region 9 and Urban Mission Ministries and funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

Strokes topic for Adena Lions Club

Kevin Milligan, Harrison Community Hospital assistant administrator, was the guest speaker at the Adena Lions Club dinner meeting where he discussed the new stroke trauma center that will be a joint venture with Ohio State University Hospital.

He said strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States and the No. 1 cause of disability.

"Each year, more than 750,000 people suffer from a stroke, and the side effects can last a lifetime, including loss of bodily function and the ability to move, talk or think," he said.

A stroke is commonly known as a brain attack and happens when a blood clot blocks an artery or when a blood vessel breaks. As a result, blood flow to the brain is blocked and the brain needs oxygen to do its job.

The warning signs of a stroke can be learned by remembering the letters, FAST.

-- F is for face. Ask the person to smile and see if one side of the face droops.

-- A is for arms. Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

-- S is for speech. Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?

-- T is for time. If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately. Don't waste time.

Darrin Young presided at the board meeting, thanking all who helped with Heritage Days and who attended the zone meeting.

A discussion was held on the annual Halloween parade to be held Oct. 24, with children marching around the town then to the community center for prizes and hot dogs.

Members approved continuing the rose sale. The deadline for the Urban Mission clothes donation is Wednesday with items to be dropped off at the Adena Methodist Church, Lions club room at the community center or the People's National Bank.

Six new members were voted into the club: Lason Kovalski, Scott VanCuran, Mike and Amber Basich and Rebecca and Tom Donley.

Approval was given for the Jefferson County board of elections to use the Lions club room for the election.

Mingo Knights

list activities

The Mingo Knights of Columbus 4361 have announced events for October.

A rosary will be said in front of the grotto at 6 p.m. Thursday in honor of October being Rosary Month. The event is open to the public, and snacks will be served afterwards. There will be no meeting that evening.

The council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 with snacks served afterwards.

There will be a dance Oct. 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with dancing to Roll Back Band playing rock 'n roll classics of the 1950s through 1970s.

Cost is $10 per person in advance and $12 at the door. The price includes hors d'eouvres. Tables of eight or 10 can be reserved. It is open to the public.

For information, call (740) 535-8037.

Oct. 23 is movie night with "For Greater Glory" showing in the small hall, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be available for purchase. It is open to the public. Those planning to attend should call (740) 535-8037.

Art Beal band

at Country Friends

Country Friends will host Art Beal and the Country Tradition band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m.

The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday, 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 Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

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