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March 11, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Weir Soccer Boosters set to

meet Tuesday evening

WEIRTON - The Weir Soccer Boosters are having a meeting to elect officers for the upcoming term at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Weir High School cafeteria.

Class of 1953 reschedules meeting

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1953 has rescheduled the reunion planning meeting for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus.

All classmates are encouraged to attend.

Date changed for Brooke meeting

FOLLANSBEE - The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women have moved the March meeting to Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Follansbee Library because of a schedule conflict.

The W.Va. Federation of Democratic Women "Day at the Legislature" is being held Thursday at the state capitol in Charleston, which all women are invited to attend. The Tuesday meeting is open to candidates running for office in the city of Follansbee to present their platform. Candidates interested in attending should call Anna Gillespie, president, at (304) 748-1447.

UFOs subject of free class

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The subject of unidentified flying objects is one that has fascinated people for a long time, but most of what the public knows about UFOs is from the movies, according to Fred Saluga of Weirton, who will be conducting a free 10-session class on that very topic.

"Learn the truth from research that has been conducted from the last 50 years to gain a better understanding of the UFO phenomena," says Saluga, whose class at Eastern Gateway Community College will be held on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning March 18 and continuing through May 20.

Topics will include UFO occurrences, investigations, alien abductions, Bigfoot, mutilations, and many more, according to Saluga, who serves as the West Virginia state director for MUFON, an acronym for the Mutual UFO Network, which was founded in 1969 and is a nonprofit corporation dedicated through its volunteers to resolving scientific enigma known collectively as UFOs.

To register, call the college at (740) 264-5591. Registration ends today.

WBA holding fundraiser

WEIRTON -The Weirton Baseball Association will hold at St. Patrick's Day party Saturday.

The event will include food, drinks, a cash bar, disc jockey and silent and Chinese auctions.

Tickets may be purchased from any association board member.

Class of 1948 planning reunion

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1948 will hold a planning meeting for the 65th graduation celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday at Gio's Restaurant located on Pennsylvania Avenue.

All classmates are welcome to attend. A tentative date for the 65th reunion is Sept. 14, and the date will be discussed. The group also will discuss the menu and venue.

The group is led by Lois Merenda of Oakdale, Pa., and Ruth Plunkett of McDonald, Pa.

Orchid Society holding show

PITTSBURGH - The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania announced its annual spring orchid show, "An Orchid Obsession" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 at the Phipps Garden Center located at 1059 Shady Ave.

Admission is free; donations are accepted. There will be orchid exhibits, lectures, orchid sales and orchid supplies. Orchid growers from five states and Ecuador will be in attendance with plants for sale. American Orchid Society judging will take place March 23.

Many society members will be available to give advice and can be identified by their "ask me about orchids" buttons. Information, including the lecture schedule, can be found at

Master Gardeners holding workshops

FINLEYVILLE, Pa. - Tri-State Area Master Gardeners and Trax Farms will hold an all-day workshop May 16 at Trax, located at 538 Trax Road.

The morning sessions will be dedicated to gardening topics, and those attending will make a living terrarium in a gallon-size bowl during the afternoon session.

Morning sessions include "Right Plant, Wrong Place," by Linda Steider, a garden specialist and master gardener with Trax Farms; "Veggie Gardening From the Ground Up," by Roger Van Horn, master gardener; and "Nature's Pests: Keeping Deer, Rodents, Bugs and Snakes Out of Your Garden," by Nita Resler, master gardener. Door prizes will be given after each session.

The cost is $15 for the morning sessions, $25 for the afternoon session or $35 for both sessions, a discounted prize only available to those who pre-register. The cost of both sessions is $40 at the door. Pre-register by calling the West Virginia University Extension Office in Hancock County at (304) 564-3805.

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