Catherlean Smith, a resident of Steubenville for more than 90 years, is celebrating here 101st birthday today.
Catherlean Burgwin Johnston Smith was born Oct. 2, 1911, in Wadesboro, N.C., to Bessie Louise and Walter W. Burgwin. She moved to Ohio at age 6, later settling in Steubenville.
She worked as an Avon representative for more than 50 years and was an active member at Quinn AME Memorial Church, serving on its missionary council for a number of years. Her brother, George "Puck" Burgwin, played football for Big Red.
Her hobbies include gardening, in particular tomatoes.
She and her first husband, the late William Allen Johnson, had six children: Shirley, Alice, Raymond, William Jr., Donald, with whom she resides, and Joyce. Her second husband was the late James B. Smith.
Her family includes 11 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
A celebration will be held Saturday.
The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans and/or veterans' widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans' benefits.
For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit its office at 423 North St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.
for area child
A benefit for Kade Haines, 2-year-old son of Alishia and Mike Haines of Brilliant who recently was diagnosed with leukemia, will be held Saturday at the Mingo Sportsman Club.
The benefit will begin at noon and include a cornhole tournament, 50-50 drawings, auctions, food, drinks and live entertainment.
It is being organized by Kade's Krusaders with event info on its Facebook page or by contacting John Stout at (740) 346-5708 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Morris at (740) 317-1350.
at E.S. center
The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center on county Road 39, East Springfield, next to the fire department will host its monthly fundraiser dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The menu will feature hot roast beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, noodles, coleslaw, dessert and drink. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
Patrons can dine in or get takeout orders by calling (740) 543-3700.
For building rental information, call Sue Call at (740) 543-3066 or Debbie Martin at (740) 543-3305.
The website is www.escommunitycenter.com.
Blood drive at
The Wintersville United Methodist Church will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 pm. Thursday.
"Blood supplies in our area are very low. Your help is needed for this important service to our community," a spokesman said.
As a special treat, participants can enjoy an ice cream social after they donate. It will include homemade cookies and ice cream sundaes.
Walk-ins are welcome.
The church is located at 702 Main St., Wintersville.
Boosters to hold Night at the Races
The Brooke High School Football Boosters will hold a Night at the Races at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wellsburg Fire Hall to benefit the football team.
Those interested in "sponsoring" a horse in the videotaped races should call (304) 737-2782, (304) 670-3428, 670-3432 or (304) 374-9137. The cost for that is $20, which includes admission, and the horse's name will be printed on the ticket, which entitles participants to food and drinks for the evening.
Those who just want to observe may purchase $10 tickets in advance or at the door.
There will be a 50-50 drawing and door prizes.
Entries sought for Apple Bake-off
Entries of assorted apple-based dishes are sought for the Apple Bake-off to be held during the Wellsburg Applefest.
The entries should be brought in non-returnable containers to the Wellsburg Town Square on Sunday no later than 1 p.m. The categories are: things made with dough, such as pies, cookies, dumplings, etc.; cakes; and miscellaneous, such as applesauce, apple butter, apple desserts, etc.
Loretta and Michelle Basil will serve as judges for the contest, which is being sponsored by Mullenbach Funeral Home.
For information, call Bill Konkle at (304) 737-0075.
to mark occasion
Members of the Hancock County Museum, 1008 Ridge Ave., New Cumberland, invite the public to join them in celebrating the museum's 10-year anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The celebration will begin with the presentation of colors by the Ebenezer Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Special recognition of Marie Converse, Victor Greco and members of the Wells family will be given for their contributions.
Visitors can enjoy a Victorian tea, relax on the front porch and listen to music. Bud Simmons will play the dulcimer. Derek Chamberlain, in top hat, will entertain with sing-along songs on the player piano in the parlor.
Several rooms will be open for viewing, showcasing period furnishings and exhibits of events in history.
Adena Lions to
Ed Looman, executive director of Progress Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Adena Lions Club.
His topic, "Jefferson County: There's Something Happening Here!" will address growth occurring in Jefferson County in relation to the gas and oil industry's presence.
The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the Adena United Methodist Church's social hall. Michael Zonkoski is meeting chairman. Co-chairs are Monsignor John Kolesar and Ray Konkoleski.
FHS Class of '61
The Follansbee High School Class of 1961 will hold a social at 6 p.m. today at the Three Spring Drive Eat'n Park.
All classmates, spouses and guests are welcome to attend.