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October 23, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Reservations due for buffet at JVS

The Culinary Arts Pacific Rim buffet by reservation only will be served to interested public patrons at the Crestview Inn at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School on Oct. 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The cost is $12 with reservations required by Friday by calling (740) 264-5545, extension 602.

The menu items and students preparing them are:

Eggplant and plantain dip served with cumin and spiced pita chips (Columbia), Brooke Kimble, Isabella White and Michael Bridges;

Coconut curry soup with sweet potatoes, butternut squash and shiitake mushrooms (Thailand), Darian Wurschum, Tina Shaffer and Kelsie Lockhart;

Quinoa crusted citrus scallops and a honey mustard lamb chop with lo mein noodles and a vegetable trio of cabbage, carrot and red pepper, (Chile, Australia and China), Sierra Murphy, Alexis Hollen and Tiera Rexroad.

Mango mousse served in an edible chocolate bowl (Hawaii), Kody Myler, Nikki Spring and Nikki Dewess.

Habitation to welcome speaker

The Habitation of God's Glory sponsored by the P.O.W. Intercessory Prayer Ministry will welcome Pastor Gary Beck of the Ravenna Assembly of God as guest speaker Friday.

The 7 p.m. presentation will get under way at the River Christian Fellowship Church located at 183 Nessley St., Empire.

Beck has been a speaker and teacher for 40 years and has ministered in churches and at conferences.

For information, call Aimee at (740) 317-6189 or Carol at (740) 765-4623.

Toronto Senior Citizens meet

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting Oct. 11 where Mary Petras was welcomed as a new member. Guests were Beth Clark, Scherry Sine and Sol Robinson.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the pizza party, read devotions and led in opening ceremonies.

Birthdays and anniversaries were singled out.

The Christmas dinner will be held Dec. 13 at the St. Francis Church hall.

Reports were given by Shirley Rebich and Rosemary Bonofine.

The 50/50 was won by Irene Sabados. The door prizes were won by Terry Mamula, Eileen Emery, Kenny Woodward, Laura Mamula, Bill Baier, Phil Cicone, Arlene Zahniser, Richard Dobbs, Robert Cieslak, Dolly Robinson and Cathy Grimes. Bingo winners were Carole Eddy, Nancy Taggart, Agnes Rohal and Irene Sabados.

The next meeting will be held Thursday at the Roosevelt Building.

OGS chapter plans Christmas party

The Jefferson County County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold its Christmas luncheon Dec. 1 at noon at St. Florian Hall.

There will be a quartet, a soloist singing traditional Christmas songs and the guest speaker will present "Christmases from the Past."

The theme for the luncheon will be "Honoring Our Grandparents." There will be various displays, including heirloom collections.

Chapter members, their families and friends as well as the community are invited to attend. Membership is not required to attend the event.

For reservation information, contact Judy Schmidt, vice president, by phone at (740) 264-1265 or by e-mail at

The deadline is Nov. 15.

Gabriel Project hosting fundraiser

The Northern Panhandle Chapter of the Gabriel Project is hosting a fundraiser at all the local Bob Evans Restaurants on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 15 percent of sales donated to the chapter.

Each sale must be accompanied by a flyer. There is a flyer for the Three Springs Drive Bob Evans in Weirton, for the two locations on National Road and at the Highlands in Wheeling and for the New Martinsville Bob Evans.

Flyers can be picked up or e-mailed by contacting Faith Hicks at (304) 639-5039 or by e-mail to

The money raised will help support young families and their children. The Gabriel Project is known for providing cribs and other baby items, according to a news release.

Garibaldi Sisters hold meeting

The Sisters of the Garibaldi met recently with President Kathie DiCarlantonio presiding.

The social hour committee was comprised of Glara Cozza, Anna Pate and Angela Rinaldi.

Prize winners were Mary Torini, Anna Pate, Lucy Takach, Sylvia Wendt, Edna Michetti and Teresa Lamantia.

Officers in addition to DiCarlantonio include Vice President Gina Marchetti, Secretary Joann Bernabei, Treasurer Rita Robinson and Financial Secretary Lucy Takach.

School retirees have lunch

There were 22 in attendance for the monthly luncheon meeting of Steubenville City School retirees held Oct. 11 at The Farm.

Cards were signed for ill members. Donations of cards and stamps are welcome.

Barb Crugnale had St. Agnes pumpkin rolls for sale. Dave Nicholson announced open positions for the Jefferson County Retired Teacher Association.

The next gathering is a luncheon Nov. 8 at Scaffidi's.

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