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April 9, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Weir High Class of 1953 set

to meet today at K of C

WEIRTON - The Weir High School class of 1953 reunion committee will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Weirton Knights of Columbus.

All classmates are encouraged to attend.

Class of '58 meeting Wednesday

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Class of 1958 reunion committee will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Undo's.

Any classmate is welcome to attend. For information, call Harry Brown at (304) 748-0783, George Payne at (304) 748-3291 or Regina Truax (304) 723-0419.

Church holding food distribution

WEIRTON - The First Christian Church will hold a food distribution from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church located at 3252 Main St.

The distribution will be held on a first-come, first-served basis, and personal hygiene items, such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste and toothbrushes, also will be distributed.

For information, contact (304) 797-7300 from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Country Friends to host Eldurays

COLLIERS - Country Friends will host The Eldurays Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

The group hosts covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 5 p.m. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270 or visit

Dinner to benefit local man

FOLLANSBEE - A spaghetti dinner will be held April 30 at the Hooverson Heights Fire Department on May Road to benefit Rich Beatty of Follansbee, a kidney transplant patient.

The cost is $6 for the dinner, which will begin at 3 p.m. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.

For information, call Anthony "Butch" Rotellini at (304) 479-0225.

Class meeting nears

WEIRTON - The Weir High School Classes of 1957-1960 will hold a picnic at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds.

All those attending are asked to bring a covered dish, plates and cutlery. To make a reservation, call Ed Kirk, Class of 1957, at (304) 748-7060; Regina Truax, Class of 1958, at (304) 723-0419; Karen Tate, Class of 1959, at (304) 564-5234; or Paula Brown, Class of 1960, at (304) 748-0783. The group's next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. May 3 at Undo's.

Auxiliary meets

WEIRTON - The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary held their monthly meeting April at the knight's hall.

In the absence of President Delores Bengier, Vice President Ann Yuhas presided.

Social Chair Sondra Pennacchio was absent, and Donna DiAngelis gave the report. Agnes Watt will place the crown during the May crowning. The June meeting will be held at Eat'n Park.

Grand Knight Stanley Fiedorczyk gave a brief talk, thanking the auxiliary for their past support and announcing the cash bash May 4. The auxiliary will donate a basket toward the event.

Kay Doboski held a 50/50 drawing, and Agnes Watt won.

Frances Oliver, Pauline Snyder, Kay Jonczak, the Rev. Ron Getsinger, Donna DiAngelis, Ronnie Bernardi and Mary Gubitti celebrated April birthdays, and members sang "Happy Birthday."

Kay Jonczak, Delores Bengier and Ann Yuhas were hostesses.

Nifty Needles hold meeting

WEIRTON - The Nifty Needles Weirton Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild held their April meeting at the First Christian Church on Main Street.

Leader Nancy Sanders conducted the meeting. There were six members present.

Members were reminded of the guild anniversary event Saturday in Pittsburgh.

During show-and-tell, Kay Nixon displayed her heart pin cushion and cellphone cover created from a necktie, which were given out as kits at the last meeting. Nancy Linn completed a baby quilt featuring a family of elephants. Carol village displayed six aprons with Oriental-inspired prints. These will be sent to the Pearl S. Buck birthplace gift shop downstate as part of a Weirton Woman's Club project. Susan Maze showed member a Thai Christmas card featuring an intricate thread design she received.

Linn presented a program on crafting with scrap fabrics. She shared several ideas and asked members to bring a scrap project to the May show-and-tell. She gave members designed note cards and matching fabric to line the envelopes. These were completed at the meeting. The next meeting is May 7. For information, call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Sons of Legion hold fundraiser

WEIRTON - The Sons of the American Legion Post 10 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the post from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 at the post located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave.

Dinner costs $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 5 and under. It includes homemade spaghetti, salad, dessert and coffee. Other beverages are available for purchase.

For information, call (304) 723-2732.

'No Place Like

Home' event nears

WEIRTON - Family Connections' "There's No Place Like Home" fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. April 27 at the Serbian American Cultural Center located on Colliers Way.

The event will include appetizers, beverages, dinner, dancing, auctions and drawings.

Four levels of recognition are being offered to business and individuals, including Ruby Level, $1,000; Emerald Level, $500; Silver Level, $250; and Yellow Brick Road, $100. Public recognition and tickets to the event accompany most of the levels.

The organization also welcomes cash donations of any amount.

Tickets are available for $25 per person.

They may be purchase by calling Family Connections at (304) 723-3423 or by contacting any member of auxiliary or board of directors. Proceeds benefit those girls living at Brooke Place.

Family Connections operates as a licensed nonprofit child care agency and behavioral health center. The agency provides residential treatment services for teenage girls at its Brooke Place facility in Colliers, and provides out-patient counseling services at its Weirton Medical Center location. It receives funding from the WV Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid, Medicare, private insurances, self-pay, and contributions.

Young Marines

seek recruits

NEW MANCHESTER - The Tri-State Young Marines are accepting new recruits, and a week-long new recruit bootcamp begins May 13 at Tomlinson Run State Park.

The youth education and service group accepts boys and girls aged 8 through high school in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It has promoted mental, moral and physical development in the Upper Ohio Valley for 16 years. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

To learn more about the Young Marines, visit the national website at

For more information on the Tri-State Young Marines or to register call (304) 280-8898 or (740) 381-0838.

Grant deadline approaching

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Humanities Council provides programs and more than $600,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations supporting educational programming.

The Humanities Council minigrant deadlines occur every 60 days for projects requesting $1,500 or less, with an upcoming deadline of June 1.

For information about the grants program contact grants administrator Amy Saunders at (304) 346-8500 or Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website,

Health department has vaccine

NEW CUMBERLAND - The Hancock County Health Department will receive the Zostavax, or shingles, vaccine.

To receive this vaccine, clients must be 60 or older or uninsured or under insured. For information, call the health department at (304) 564-3343.

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