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February 4, 2013
Weirton Daily Times
Avella marching band to hold comedy night fundraiser AVELLA, Pa. — The Avella High School Marching Band will host a comedy show-spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the community center on Avella Heights. The homemade pasta dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and be immediately followed with physical comedian Howard Mincone and ventriloquist Chris Donahue. The show may not be appropriate for children under 13. The show will benefit the marching band, defraying the costs for an upcoming trip. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets or for information, call Lynn Clarchick at the school at (724) 356-2216 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Winemakers part of event WELLSBURG?— The Tri-State Winemakers Club held its January meeting at the Elks Club with Rick Parker presiding. Susan and Denny Johnston were hosts for the meeting attended by 20 members. Treasurer Linda Cole is collecting dues of $10 per person. At the March meeting, the nominating committee will present a slate of officers to be considered. The club will be participating in the first wine-tasting held by the Weirton Elks Club from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Susan and Jim Zorbini will serve as hosts of the Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day meeting at the Wellsburg Elks at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. Altar Society to hold breakfast AVELLA, Pa. — The St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church Altar Society will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the church hall located at 176 Cross Creek Road. The cost is $6 for adults and $2 for children. Take-out is available. Class of 2013 to hold fundraiser WEIRTON — The Weir High School Class of 2013 will host a prom gala and fashion show Sunday at the Williams Country Club. The doors open at 2 p.m., and the style show by jjones starts at 3 p.m. The show will include gowns, tuxedos, flowers and hair styles, and students from 10 area school will model the clothing. The event also will include door prizes, a Chinese auction, giveaways and a bake sale. Admission is $5 at the door, and all students will receive a discount packet. Mended Hearts to meet WHEELING —The Greater Wheeling Area Chapter No. 280 of the Mended Hearts Inc. will hold its annual dinner meeting Feb. 11 in honor of Heart Month. Members and guests will meet at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Perkins and order from the menu. The guest speakers will be Dr. Ahmad Rahbar, whose topic will be “The Vein Clinic.” To make a reservation, call Betsy at (304) 242-6444 or Mary at (304) 280-5221. Church holding pancake supper WEIRTON — St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold a pancake supper from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the church. The cost is $5 per person. Tri-State Writers meeting STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Tri-State Writers Society will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the meeting room at the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County located on Mall Drive. Aspiring and published writers of all genres are welcome to attend. For information, visit their Facebook page by searching “Tri State Writers Society.” Senior center holding craft show WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a spring fling craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23. The cost of a table is $20 and crafters and vendors are welcome. Those interested should call (304) 748-3490 to reserve a table. Key fob found WEIRTON — Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary members found a Marine key fob with a single key on it during a recent event. Anyone who may have lost such a key is asked to call (304) 748-3107, so the key can be returned. Lupus Support Group to meet STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Lupus Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center located at 905 Market St. The meeting location is changed because of remodeling at the Hampton Inn. “Bringing Services into the Home” will be the topic. Walter and Pat Howard are project coordinators. Iris Callahan is an outreach worker. The group is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and Sponsored by Urban Mission Ministries, Neighborhood Community Development Center. Saddle Club meeting changed EAST SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Steubenville Saddle Club’s February meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Springfield Community Center, not the Glenn Mills Senior/Community Center in Richmond. The meeting change is because the former Grange hall in Richmond is a polling place in Tuesday’s special Edison levy vote. Black History celebration set STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church Music Ministry will host a Black History Month musical celebration at 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at the church located at 708 N. Fifth St. The celebration will include 1NE Ministries, Mount Zion Baptist Church Male Chorus of Fairmont, Gospel Lights, Doc Roe, Men of Vision, Bridgeville Male Ensemble, Mount Zion Baptist Church Male Chorus of Steubenville and the Trumpets of Joy. For information, contact A. Glenn Freeman at or call (724) 513-7709. Chamber to hold breakfast briefing CANONSBURG, Pa. — The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will host an economic development breakfast briefing with Washington County Commissioners Larry Maggi, Diana Irey Vaughan and Harlan Shober Jr. from 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Southpointe Golf Club. The commissioners will discuss economic development and business successes from the past year. The cost is $25 per person for chamber members and $40 for non-members. Reservations will be accepted until Feb. 25. To register, call Debbie Sims at (724) 225-3010. Spay/neuter clinic scheduled WINTERSVILLE — The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold its next spay and neuter clinic, Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low-Cost, on March 2-3 at the Jefferson County Airpark. Immediate pre-payment is required. There will be no walk-in services or vaccinations available. Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443. Winterguard to hold fundraiser BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — The Burgettstown High School Winter Guard will hold a Ladies’ Day Out Shopping Event fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Burgettstown Kids Center located on Main Street. Those attending will receive one-on-one time with vendors, and manicures, make-overs and foot massages will be available for those who register prior to the event. Vendors will include Tastefully Simple, Celadon Road, Mary-Kay, Beauti-Control Spa, Jamberry Nails, Premier Designs, Cutie Patootie, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Pure Romance, Pink Zebra and Gold Canyon Candles. Local crafters and businesses also will be on hand. The event also will include door prizes and a treat for each visitor. For information, call (724) 947-0744 or email

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