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March 25, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Spring luncheon

at Crestview Inn

The Jefferson County Joint Vocational School culinary arts department will hold a spring luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Crestview Inn located inside the school.

It is open to the public.

The menu will include field greens salad with honey-lime vinaigrette; stuffed potato soup, golden baked walleye, vegetable orzo with lentils, garlic shrimp, homemade potato gnocchi with marinara sauce, lemon blueberry trifle and strawberry pie.

Cost is $12 per person.

Anyone interested in attending should make reservations by calling (740) 264-5545, extension 602. The JVS is located 1 mile off the Route 22, Reed's Mill Broadacre exit at 1509 county Highway 22A.

Event to promote organ donation

The James Funeral Home in Follansbee will host the second Gift of Life Awareness Event held by the Center for Organ Recovery and Education at 4 p.m. April 1.

A representative of the center will be on hand to discuss organ donation, and an organ recipient will be on hand to comment.

In observance of Organ Donation Month, green lights will be shown on the funeral home throughout April.

Brooke Library

to show film

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing the PG-rated film "Life of Pi," at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Based on the bestselling novel by Yann Martel, the movie involves Pi Patel, who finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Regional garden

club meeting set

The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Region 12 will meet April 20 at the Hopedale Social Hall.

Sign-in and coffee hour will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and a covered dish will be held at noon.

Rita Mullet will speak on "Hostas" at 1 p.m. Her garden has more than 500 varieties of hostas and will be on the regional tour in June.

Three workshops will be presented by Marilou Rupert and Jackie Martz. Topics will include writing a flower show schedule; how to win a blue ribbon; and arrangements, start to finish, along with flower show etiquette.

There will OAGC items available for purchase and a basket drawing, with each club bringing a basket of items or one large item for it.

A flea market table where all members bring items from home for the table will be available, and there will be an educational exhibit by the horticulture chairman. Each club is to bring a door prize for a drawing.

The cost is $15 per person, and it is open to the public. Junior members are free.

Reservations are due by April 12 and can be sent to Gloria Bartyzel, P.O. Box 62, Dillonvale, OH 43917-0062.

For information, contact Jodi Russell at (740) 537-2862.

Membership drive is under way

The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women's annual membership drive for 2013-14 is under way.

Dues are $10 per year. Membership automatically includes membership in the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women and the National Federation of Democratic Women.

This year, the WVFDW will serve as host of the National Democratic Women's Convention to be held in Charleston.

For information, contact Linda Arbogast, membership chair, at (304) 374-4030.

Alpha Mu Chapter

members meet

The March 6 meeting of the Alpha Mu Chapter of DKG was held at Ponderosa Restaurant in Carrollton with Darlene Smith, president, presiding.

Cicely Worthington of the hospitality committee read a poem by Emily Dickinson, and Jan Primack said grace.

Carole Thorne led the initiation program welcoming Diane Thomas, who was presented a red rose. Participants in the ceremony were Joyce Ferguson, Cynthia Harrah, Linda Holub and Primack.

In old business, it was announced that yearbooks are available, and the "The Voice" is available on e-mail. Ferguson noted the children's books collected would be split between the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center in Steubenville and the doctor's office in Carrollton.

CarolynLee Barrett expressed appreciation for Christmas items sent to Martha Manor in Steubenville, while Ferguson said thanks came from the Golden Age for Christmas items members donated in December.

In new business, it was announced that the state convention will be held April 12-14 at the Columbus Hilton, which will include a tour of the statehouse. Smith, Seck and Juanita Whisman will attend the convention. Smith will attend the executive meeting Friday evening. Forms are available online for members wanting to attend the convention that marks the 75th anniversary of DKG.

In committee reports, it was announced that the personal growth and services committee will collect for Hounds' Haven in Jefferson County and the animal protective league of Carroll County at the April meeting. The professional growth committee sponsored a fundraising drawing won by Barbara Pritts. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 18.

The education and excellence committee will host the April meeting which will be attended by state official Pat Cermack. The state project this year involves support for early education careers. The Founders Day program will be in May.

Announcements included:

Tax forms at

library branches

State, federal and RITA tax forms are available at branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Tri-State Young

Marines event set

The Tri-State Young Marines will be hosting a night of movies, swimming, dancing and games at the Millsop Community Center in Weirton on April 5 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

All area youth in grades five through eight are invited to attend. Children must be signed in and out by an adult.

The cost is $10 per child, which includes a slice of pizza and a drink. Other concessions will be available at additional cost.

The group's staff and parents will be supervising all activities.

Retired teachers

to meet April 9

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will meet April 9 at the Richmond United Methodist Churcch with the business meeting beginning at 11 a.m.

Alan Kearns from the ORTA Members Benefits Advisers will be the speaker.

A noon luncheon will follow with the menu featuring turkey and mashed potatoes, green beans, perfection salad, rolls, beverage and dessert.

The meal cost is $14, due Friday. Checks can be made payable to JCRTA and mailed to Ann Wiley at P.O. Box 3-4. Amsterdam, OH 43903.

The April community service project is collecting canned fruit for the Salvation Army.

For information on the group, contact Dave Nicholson, president, at (740) 544-6249.

Author to speak

at Bethany event

Author Rick Lowery will be the featured speaker for the 58th- annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held April 8-9 at Bethany College's Mountainside Conference Center.

Lowery is a dean and adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and author of several books on biblical studies and social and ecological justice.

He's currently writing a book titled "Genesis and Human Rights," which will be the focus of this year's event, and his many writings include blogs for the Huffington Post.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. April 8 at the conference center.

The Timothy Luncheon will be held at noon, and the day will conclude with dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. worship service led by Lowery at Bethany Memorial Church and a reception with Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.

The Oreon E. Scott Lectures are funded through the Oreon E. Scott Foundation, which was established to strengthen the Christian Church and support Disciples-related colleges and institutions.

The first Oreon E. Scott Lecture was held in 1956 with Professor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Harvard University historian, as lecturer.

To register or for information, call (304) 829-7723 or e-mail

Gadabouts hear

plans for trips

At their March meeting held at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts played an entertaining card game and were updated on various trips.

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

Jasper Wamsley won the 50/50 drawing which was conducted by Ron Fallert and Betty Zak. Door prizes furnished by Okey and Sondra Nestor were won by Regina Truax, Helen Sweeney, Betty Zak, Mary Cox, Rose Marie Harlan, Jean Morelli and Shirley Ohalek. The drawing for the door prizes was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.

The card game was directed by John Zak, Paul and Gloria Tripodi. Terry and Laura Mamula assisted.

Tour Director Claudia Clevenger announced the following trips:

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

Tour Director Regina Truax announced other trips, including:

July 28, "Una Bella Festa," Lincoln Park, Midland, Pa.;

For trip details, call (304) 723-0149.

All Gadabouts trips are open to nonmembers. The Gadabouts club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.

Extension offers gardening tips

The Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a series of gardening workshops at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Brooke Hills Park.

A $5 donation is requested. Those interested in attending should register by phone, (304) 737-3666, or online at

At the first, to be held Thursday, Extension Specialist Lewis Jett will discuss making the most use of the WVU Garden Calendar.

At the next, on April 4, Ohio County Extension agent John Miller will discuss using raised beds in home gardens.

On April 11, Pleasant County Extension agent Claude Marra will discuss soil conservation and soil sciences, including understanding a soil test report and improving soil's quality for flower beds and other gardens.

On April 18, Brooke County Extension agent Norm Schwertfeger will discuss successful home gardening techniques. Participants also are encouraged to bring plants or seeds to trade.

The WVU Extension Service has a number of helpful resources about gardening and agriculture. They range from the online Gardening 101 series to specific information about pests, soil, bees and other topics found at

The 2013 WVU Extension Service Garden Calendar, a growing guide and a varieties guide also can be downloaded from the same site.

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