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Society having Election Day event

November 2, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

The Smithfield Historical Society will hold an Election Day Soup and Sandwich breakfast and lunch Tuesday at its Main Street museum.

There will be coffee and pastries from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu will include bean soup with corn muffins; chili; sloppy joes; plain, chili and kraut hot dogs; homemade desserts; and drinks.

Bergholz museum is open Sunday

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Getting ready for the Smithfield Historical Society Election Day sale are, from left, seated, Linda Kovach and Michelle Miller, and back, Frank Kovach, Samantha Yanok and Jody Verhovec.

The Bergholz Area Museum will be open for the last time this season on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Featured this month is a collection of original poems written by the late Forrest Buchanan, famed naturalist and a longtime educator from Amsterdam. A DVD of Carroll County cemeteries from 1806 through 1991 will be shown on a DVD.

The museum's permanent collection includes pictures and memorabilia related to area communities, the schools, local mines and various businesses.

The museum, which is open on the first Sunday of the month from May through November, is located at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets across from the town parking lot. Admission is free.

Election Day food sale in Stratton

Proceeds from an Election Day food sale at the Stratton Fire Hall will benefit the Charlie Ward Cancer Memorial.

The sale Tuesday begins at 9 a.m. with a menu consisting of soups and sandwiches, cakes and cookies and beverage. Patrons can dine in or get takeout by calling (740) 264-5551. The fire hall is located behind the Stratton Municipal Building.

The menu will include bean soup, chili, vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup and wedding soup along with sloppy joes, shredded turkey sandwiches and hot dogs.

Benefit dinner set in Unionport

The F&A Masons of Unionport No. 333 located at 3451 county Road 39, Unionport, will host a spaghetti dinner benefit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10.

It will be held for the Pete and Stephanie Dennis family, which includes children Gracie, 10; Kurtis, 8; Jonathan, 3; and Mackenzie, 6 months.

The Dennis family lost everything when their home caught fire Sept. 29, according to a press release.

Cost is by donation for the dinner which includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, bread, salad, drink and dessert with ice cream.

Veterans invited to pasta dinner

The GFWC WV Bethany Woman's Club made plans for Veterans Day and other activities at a meeting led by Helen Moren, president, and held at the Old Meeting House.

The group will honor veterans on Nov. 11 with a morning coffee hour at Bethany Church and a free spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the church.

Sharon Monigold shared the history of the Old Meeting House, and devotions were led by Moren.

Judy Pyle gave the treasurer's report. Moren reported on the soup and sandwich sale and Northern District convention held Oct. 13 at Moundsville. Winnona Arthurs was recognized as a 25-year member and Moren won first place in arts and crafts in the recycling category.

Plans were made to make Halloween favors for Ann's Country Retreat and Valley Haven Nursing Home, observe Make A Difference Day, provide cookies for Bethany College's Connections program and fill Christmas stockings for Boatsie's Boxes.

Other projects will include sewing hats and scarves for the homeless, supporting Operation Smile, sewing Little Dresses for Africa and collaborating with Beech Bottom Community Church in its Backpack Buddies project.

Special guests were: Linda Viderman, Carmel Esposito and Mary Schwertfeger of the 20th Century Club of Follansbee; Dorothy Hawkes, Joyce Young, Patty Fisher, Sally Greathouse and Alice Mitchell of the New Cumberland Woman's Club; Lynette Williams, president, Betty Miller and Audrey Cirpompa of the Warwood Civic Club; and Karen Bracey.

Brain foods topic of program

Discover brain foods that help slow mental aging and simple exercises that can help fight Alzheimer's disease during a program planned for 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

National speaker and author Patrick Hartory will be discussing his new book, "Your Ageless Mind." Hartory became interested in the power of the mind at an early age. As a young student being challenged by his weekly spelling test, Hartory was encouraged by his father to use memory systems to help improve his scores. From those early experiences, he took with him a deep appreciation of how the mind works and was determined to learn more.

He would later take that interest to Kent State University where he earned a degree in both psychology and business administration. Following college, he went to work developing educational programming for the PBS network, going on to produce and star in the long-running series "Weird Science."

Today, Patrick continues to present more than 150 live programs and workshops each year, delivering his educational messages to audiences across the country. His stories and articles have been featured in major publications and he is the author of three books, including his latest release: Your Ageless Mind. Copies of the book can be purchased at the library during the program.

East Springfield food sale Tuesday

The East Springfield Junior Women's Club will be having a bake sale and also soup to go on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the election polls at the East Springfield Fire Hall. The soup selections will be vegetable, chicken noodle and chili. The cost for the soup will be $5 a container.

Lupus Support Group to meet Monday

Susan Miller, a registered nurse, oncology, patient advocate, will be the guest speaker at the Monday meeting of the Lupus Support Group. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 820 University Inn. Steubenville.

Walter and Pat Howard are coordinators. Iris Callahan is the outreach worker.

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