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February 26, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Weir High Class of 2015 parents set to meet Wednesday at school

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 2015 Parent Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a classroom adjacent to the high school cafeteria.

The group will discuss spring and fall fundraisers. All parents are encouraged to attend.

For information, contact Debbie Larch at (304) 723-1368.

World Day of Prayer is Friday

WEIRTON - Church Women United is sponsoring a World Day of Prayer at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church located on Main Street.

The theme is "I Was a Stranger And You Welcomed Me." A tea will immediately follow the celebration. The church women will be collecting cleaning supplies and paper goods for the Weirton Christian Center as their World Day of Prayer project. Joyce Summers is the coordinator, and Karen Tate is the unit president.

Parker to demonstrate craft

WHEELING - Larry A. Parker of Belmont, Ohio, a hand engraver and custom rifle builder, will be exhibiting and engraving onsite from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through March 6 at Cabela's Gun Library located on Dallas Pike.

He will be engraving using a hammer and chisel and have an exhibit of his work, including embellished and engraved shotguns, rifles, handguns, presentation-grade black powder rifles, knives and tomahawks. Parker also does woodwork, checkering and stockwork on his arms.

He has had his work featured on the cover of national magazines and is one of two living hand engravers to have multiple pieces in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo.

Parker has 55 years of experience in engraving firearms and is one of 330 engravers in the Firearms Engravers Guild of America.

Cup of Life holding coffee house

WEIRTON - Cup of Life Ministries will host a Christian coffee house for women from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Marland Heights Community Church located at 3900 Bright Way.

There will be refreshments and beverages with free childcare for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade. Tina Schoolcraft leads Bible studies. Those needing childcare are asked to register in advance by contacting Joanne Redd at (724) 573-0333 or

Retired school employees to meet

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 13 at Brooke High School.

Sharon Cuomo will preside over business meeting immediately following the luncheon. The Brooke Madrigal Choir will perform.

All members and newly retired employees are encouraged to attend. To make a lunch reservation, call Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 or Dottie Cooper at (304) 737-1697 by March 6.

Women in Action meet

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition met Feb. 6 at Manfred's Restaurant after a one-month hiatus.

In December, the group held a Christmas bingo for Urban Mission Ministries clients at Quinn Memorial AME Church and a cancer awareness briefing.

Donations were received from Steubenville High School, Riesbeck's and the Ville Restaurant. A donation in memory of Lonny Ross was given by Nick and Donna Ivkovich.

George Komar gave a presentation on the third-annual Campbell-Dickinson St. Patrick 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K hosted by the Toronto Coalition for Revitalization which will be held March 16 in Toronto, Ohio. Members were reminded to bring items for the yard sale that will be held April 5-6 at Manfred's. The next meeting will be held at noon on March 6.

Gorzkie Zale service scheduled

WHEELING - A Gorzkie Zale, or Lenten Lamentations, service will be held at 2 p.m. March 10 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church located at 4136 Jacob St.

The church is handicap-accessible, and all are welcome. For information, call (304) 281-1337.

Preschool accepting registrations

WEIRTON - The Marland Heights Preschool is accepting registration for the 3- and 4-year-old classes. Space is limited. Call (304) 748-4897 or (304) 914-6676 for information.

Stilettos & Steel aids Easter Seals

WHEELING - Stilettos & Steel will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack.

The Easter Seals fundraiser will include music and food. Tickets are $25 for one drawing entry; $50 for one drawing entry, one party entry and one drink ticket; and $100 for two drawing entries, two party entries and two drink tickets.

Checks can be made payable to Easter Seals. For information, call (304) 242-1390.

Our Lady holding

pork dinner

WHEELING - The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church's Apostleship of Prayer group will hold a roast pork dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 10 at the church located at 4136 Jacob St.

The meal includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, dessert and coffee or iced tea. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under and free for children under 5. Carry-out and eat-in are available.

For information, call (304) 232-1777.

Park Friends

hold drawing

WELLSBURG - The Friends of Brooke Hills Park Committee held a drawing for a 50-inch flat screen television to fund a lift chair for the park pool.

The drawing was held Jan. 27, with Jason Ferguson of Wellsburg holding the winning ticket. Friends Committee members, park board members and employees and supporters sold tickets, raising $3,300 toward the $15,000 cost of the chair lift.

The Friends Committee is a newly established nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the park in offering recreational opportunities to the community.

Shriners holding


STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Steubenville Shrine Club will hold a fundraiser pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebee's.

Cost is a $5 donation for the breakfast that includes pancakes and sausage, juice and drink. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Jerry Williams at (740) 264-4921 or any club member.

The wives of Shriners are selling tickets for a drawing for a signed painting by Richmond artist Dave Barnhouse entitled "Andy of Mayberry." Tickets are $2 for one or $5 for three.

The winning ticket will be drawn after the breakfast.

The Steubenville Shrine Club is dedicated to helping area children that have been burned or are in need of medical care at no cost to the families, according to a club spokesperson. The club provides transportation for the children and their families to and from the Shriner hospitals. The state organization, Aladdin Shrine Club, incurs the cost of the medical treatment, meals and gasoline.

The pancake breakfast is the club's only fundraiser.

Gadabouts crown

Valentine royalty

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Gadabouts crowned Nial Pashke and Doris Matyas as their 2013 Valentine king and queen at the February meeting where Dave Watkins provided the entertainment with "It's Martini Time," a tribute to Dean Martin and his pals.

John Zak presided and recognized birthdays and anniversaries as well as members on the prayer list. Bob Moffat gave devotions.

Zak introduced new members Robert Williams, Jasper and Betty Wamsley, Rose Marie Harlen, Lester Stuckmeyer, Douglas and Shirley Barnette, Shirley Ohalek, Donald and Janice Roush and Joanna Bretell.

Ellen Hunt won the 50/50 drawing. Door prizes that were furnished by Norm and Marion Moore were won by Larry and Patty Basil, Marion Moore, Paula Krensavage, Dino Rossi, Jim Stanko and Tim Thomas. Tickets for the prizes were distributed by Frank and Carol Wiznieski.

Tour director Claudia Clevenger announced bus trips as follows:

For trip details, contact Claudia at (740) 264-5678.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced bus trips, including:

For trip details, Regina can be reached at (304) 723-0419. All Gadabouts trips are open to non-members. The Gadabouts club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.

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