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October 4, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

OES honors

longtime members

LaBelle Chapter No. 414 Order of the Eastern Star held its Friendship Night, honoring 50- and 25-year members with Clara McClure, worthy matron, and Howard McClure, worthy patron, presiding.

Honored guests from the Weirton Chapter were Charlene Brown, Grand Adah; Bud Brown, grand representative of Manitoba; and Connie Gottinger, worthy matron. Other honored guests were Pat Smith, worthy matron, and Gerald Hasley, worthy patron of the Unionport Chapter.

Past matrons and past patrons of LaBelle Chapter attending were Mary Lou Scott, Opal Kleineke, Lou Anne Craven, Cindy Stingle, Sandy Moxley, JoAnn Williams, Mary Gail Monroe, Arlene Sue Davis, Sara Joe Peeler, Eileen Alloggia, Randall Craven and Ben Moxley.

Also recognized were Paul Moore, district secretary; Lou Anne Craven, grand page to the deputy grand matron; Sara Joe Peeler, district charities director; and honored masons Frank England, Howard McClure, Randall Craven, Ben Moxley and Gerald Hasley.

Fifty-year pins were presented to Mary Lou Scott and Mary Filler by Clara McClure and Marjorie McCullough, and 25-year pins were presented to JoAnn Williams and Cindy Stingle by Lou Anne Craven and Howard McClure.

Other members who were to receive their pins were: 70 years, Edith Jane Porter; 60 years, Mary Virginia Irwin; 50 years, Viola Davis; 25 years, Catherine and Timothy Ball, Kimberly Burek, Jeffrey Oxley and Deborah Schwartz.

Other 50-year members present were JoAnn Osburn, Unionport Chapter, and Marjorie McCullough and Lou Ann Craven.

Entertainment was provided by Amelia Brooks. Refreshments were served by Clara McClure, Lisa Jenkins, Lacey Kepner, Eileen Alloggia and Betty Hasley.

Garden club

elects officers

The September meeting of the River's Edge Garden Club of Toronto was held at the home of Debbie Artman with 11 members in attendance.

President Ruth Sutherin opened the meeting where roll call was answered with members reporting what did well in their gardens this year.

Artman gave devotions on the topics of fall leaves, sunflowers and friendship from Country Living magazine.

Reports were given by Ginny Popson, secretary, and Betty Stewart, treasurer.

The program book for 2012-13 was discussed. Programs and hostesses were assigned.

Officers elected for the coming term are: president, Mary Bilchak; vice president, Mary Jane Ighnat; secretary, Beth Cooper; and treasurer, Betty Stewart.

Other duties will be scrapbook, Sutherin, and photographer, Gail Saner.

Stewart will chair the beautification committee and Janet Saner the card committee. Beth Cooper will handle publicity.

Artman's program involved interesting facts about growing sunflowers. She shared photos of the different varieties she has grown over the years, and in appreciation of members' help and friendship, she presented sunflower hand towels to her club peers.

Following the program, Artman served refreshments with a sunflower theme.

The next meeting will be the club's fall cleanup at Newburg Landing. Janet Saner and Karen Thompson will be the hostesses.

Effort benefits

Easter Seals

Wendy's Restaurants, WWVA-AM and WOVK-FM are teaming up to raise funds for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center by selling Safe Halloween Coupon books.

For a $1 donation to Easter Seals, individuals receive a book of 10 coupons. Each coupon is good for one free junior frosty.

Coupons can be purchased at Wendy's Restaurants located in Barnesville, Benwood, Cadiz, Elm Grove, the Highlands, Martins Ferry, Moundsville, St. Clairsville, Weirton and Wellsburg. Books also are available at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center on National Road in Wheeling. All proceeds benefit programs and services provided by Easter Seals.

The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit facility that provides child development, early education, occupational, speech and physical therapies, medical services, West Virginia Birth to Three early intervention services, social work and advocacy to individuals with disabilities and developmental delays.

Easter Seals primary service area includes Brooke, Tyler, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio and Wetzel counties in West Virginia and Belmont, Monroe, Jefferson and Harrison counties in Ohio.

Show dates topic for Saddle Club

Members of the Steubenville Saddle Club, led by President Debbie Grimes, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Agenda items will include decisions on 2013 show dates and show bill changes. Officers also will be elected.

"This is the meeting to attend if you want a voice in any changes for 2013," Grimes said.

Final planning for the club's banquet in January also will be discussed. It was decided at the September meeting to hold the event at the East Springfield Community Center.

Internet literacy

program detailed

The Jefferson County Community Action Council located at 114 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will be offering free computer basic classes for seniors 55 and older using Generations on Line, a national nonprofit dedicated to reconnecting the generations through Internet literacy for seniors.

A free "Fall into Fun" Generations on Line program for seniors will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the CAC with those interested at liberty to walk in any time during those hours.

Computer experience is not required for the program goers who will use the Internet to explore pumpkin facts and history, fall foilage, Oktoberfest, Halloween and "everything in between."

"This is one in a monthly series of programs by the Jefferson County CAC to help older adults with little or no computer experience to use the Internet for this special program," a CAC spokesperson said.

For those unable to attend, they are welcome to learn the Generations on Line basic computer course by contacting the CAC at (740) 282-0971 at extension 163 or extension 180. Walks-in are welcome.

Toronto Senior

citizens meet

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting Sept. 27 where Mary Petras was a guest, and Dick and Nancy Silverthorn were welcomed as new members.

Paula Krensavage gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner.

Representatives of the Toronto Apothecary were guest speakers.

Devotions were given by Paula Krensavage.

Flu shots will be given at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Roosevelt Building for members.

Reports were given by Shirley Rebich and Rosemary Bonofine. The kitchen committee for October will be Rosemary Bonofine, Agnes Rohal, Dolly Robinson, Mary Koth, Paulette Morrocco, Jeanette Minolti, Laura Mamula and Pat Pfabe.

There will be a pizza party for the Oct. 11 meeting at the Roosevelt Building. Members whose last names begin with A through L are to bring a dessert with M through Z asked to bring a salad.

Lola Swanagan gave updates on the Vermont trip. Members going on the Riverboat trip are to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Roosevelt Building on Oct 9. The Denmark trip is open for July 12-24. Call (740) 537-3064 for information.

Irma Straka won the 50/50 drawing. Door prize winners were Marjorie Grafton, Agnes Rohal and Norma Montgomery.

Bingo winners were Dee Fouts, Cecilia Petras, John Corrigan and Nancy Taggart. Scat winners were Robbie France, Marilyn Peckens and Irene Miller.

Church rummage, bake sale set

The Wintersville Church of the Nazarene, 377 Longvue Drive off of Two Ridge Road, Wintersville, will be the site of a rummage sale, bake sale and lunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Items for sale include "lots of furniture," a 60-inch television, stove, dishwasher, 25 rolls of house insulation, clothes and toys.

The church also has recently opened Love to Grow Daycare, which is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5. For information, call (740) 264-3688.

Liberty Grange

event Oct. 13

Liberty Grange 1749 will hold its fall "All Games Party" on Oct. 13 beginning at 7 p.m.

There will be a $4 donation taken at the door.

Jewett VFD to

host dinner

The Jewett Fire Department will host a chicken and baked steak dinner Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The menu includes vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

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