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October 8, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Lodge sponsoring

rigatoni dinner

Jenkins Lodge No. 471, Free and Accepted Masons of Irondale will hold a rigatoni dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Irondale Community Building (the old Irondale Elementary School) in Irondale.

The menu will include rigatoni with meatballs in homemade sauce, salad, bread and butter, dessert, coffee and soft drinks with Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla once again making his homemade sauce and meatballs.

The dinner is open to the public. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Patrons can dine in or get takeout. Delivery will be available in the Hammondsville and Irondale areas by calling (330) 532-4190 on Oct. 13 to place an order.

Proceeds will be used for Jenkins Lodge expenses.

Satellite veterans

office to be open

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Toronto American Legion, 415 Market St., Toronto, 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 the 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.

Animals topic for

MS support group

The Weirton and Steubenville Multiple Sclerosis support group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton.

Joanne Moore of Animals Friends in Pittsburgh will be the guest speaker. She will be discussing Animal Friends in general and the role companion animals play in people's lives. She also will discuss the PAWS program and how it can help people with MS care for their pets.

The meeting is for anyone with MS, their family and friends. For information, contact Connie Kafton at (304) 527-3023.

'Poe' to visit Brooke Library

Just in time for the Halloween season, the Brooke County Public Library will present a program featuring the master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe, at 6 p.m. Oct. 17.

George Bartley, a former guide at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum in Richmond, Va., will portray the famous author through the West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive program. Bartley will interweave the tragic events of Poe's life with some of his most famous works.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

AARP Chapter

welcomes guests

AARP Chapter 3846 President Joann Bugin presided at the Sept. 10 meeting where Virginia Kucan gave the invocation and benediction.

Entertainment Chair Bettye Williamson introduced Joe Diamond, who performed.

The Casey Sisters Dance Group will perform at the October meeting.

Bugin welcomed guests Katy Leyland, Cheryl Martin, Cindy Gilbert, Paul and Mary Yates and Jack Cummings.

Reports were given by Barbara Purks, Frank Fazio and Chair Joyce Dobbs.

Regina Truax reported 85 members and seven guests were in attendance. Truax announced the following tours:

-- Wednesday, American Bandstand;

-- Oct. 14-20, Branson, Mo.; and

-- Nov. 12-16, Nashville, Tenn.

For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Sunshine Chair Mary Rose Spano reported on get well cards sent. The nominating committee was selected and includes Chair Nancy Smurda, Carol Irvine, Enola Romanelli, Marion Bowen and Katy Allen.

Bill Wetzel, Ruth Sperry, Barb Thompson, Paul Yates, Valeria Adamczyk, Patsy Verlest, George Kucan, Katy Allen, Walt Klepadlo, Cindy Gilbert, Joann Bugin, Peggy Sweeney, Mary Rose Spano, Nancy Smurda, Regina Truax, Marion Bowen and Eleanor Pritchard received prizes during the meeting.

Mingo Senior

Center busy

The Mingo Junction Senior Center is arranging trips, hosting bingo and planning holiday parties.

The Oktoberfest trip will be held Oct. 20 at Seven Springs and the Cleveland Connection Christmas show on Nov. 16. Anyone interested in going should contact Suzie Zorbini, center director, at (740) 535-1639. A trip to Wildwood, N.J., is a spring possibility.

Bingo is held at the center on Mondays and Fridays at 12:!5 p.m.

There will be a Halloween party on Oct. 29 at noon. There will be food and prizes. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. The Christmas party will be held Dec. 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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