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December 10, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Four Seasons Senior members reminded to submit dues

WEIRTON - Four Season Senior members 2013 dues should be paid by Dec. 31.

Dues can be paid at the December meeting or mailed to Ruth Ladomersky, 321 Culler Road, Weirton, WV 26062.

Winemakers meet

WEIRTON - The Tri-State Winemaker's Club held its November meeting at the home of Gino and Karen Guglielmo. Rick Parker presided at the meeting attended by 24 in attendance.

The hosts prepared a rigatoni and sausage dinner.

Reports were given by Linda Cole, treasurer, and Robbie France on cards mailed.

Marlene Marsh presented prizes to Susan Johnston and Ted Walaszczyk for having birthdays the closest to Thanksgiving.

The club's Christmas party will be held Friday at the Weirton Knights of Columbus and constitute the next meeting.

Bill Shipe will be collecting unwrapped items for Toys for Tots.

A nominating committee consisting of Susan Johnston, Derek Sliday and Dominic Potts will be selecting a slate of officers to be considered for election at the March meeting.

Organic farming conference set

GRANVILLE, Ohio - The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will hold its 34th annual conference, "Growing Opportunities, Cultivating Change," featuring keynote speakers George Siemon, Organic Valley chief executive officer and Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools founder, and Nicolette Hahn Niman, "Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms" author, Feb. 15-17.

The two-day conference will feature more than 90 workshops on sustainable farming, gardening, homesteading, cooking and livestock production; local and organic meals; a kids' conference and childcare; and a trade show.

Full-day pre-conferences on livestock grazing and food safety also will be offered.

Registration is open; visit for information.

Palcic announces book

LAS VEGAS - Richard Palcic, former city resident and Madonna High School graduate, has announced the publication of his book, "Bible Thoughts, The Old Testament: A View From a Common Man."

The book is "designed for the common man or woman who has never found the time to read the Bible." It includes commentary on the Old Testament.

Palcic is a 1960 Madonna graduate and was involved in students government, religious and social clubs and a member of the basketball and baseball teams.

He and his wife, Nancy, are retired and living in Las Vegas.

His book is now available at and as an ebooks on Kindle and Nook devices.

For information and daily Bible thoughts, visit the website at

Museum schedules events

WEIRTON - The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, located at 3149 Main St., has rescheduled two of its upcoming 2013 events.

The fifth-annual Festival of Nations will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Weirton Event Center, located at the former Cove School site. In the event of inclement weather, the festival, which celebrates Weirton's diverse cultural heritage, will be held at the Millsop Community Center. Dr. Juginder Luthra chairs the event.

The museum will host an "Afternoon Tea With Rosie the Riveters" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at the museum. Those women who entered non-traditional industrial jobs to support the war effort during World War II will be celebrated. "Rosie the Riveters" are encouraged to attend the event and share their stories. Museum Vice President Pam Makricosta chairs the event.

Museum volunteers continue to work to identify residents in historical photos in the museum's collection. There will be meetings at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of January, February and March in which the public is invited to attend and assist in identifying people in the photos. For information on the museum and upcoming events, visit the website at

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