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May 7, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

KKK 'spy' subject of LifeTree Cafe

The issue of racism will be explored at Lifetree Cafe at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Staffileno's on the River.

The program, titled "The Black and White Truth About Racism: Will We Ever Live in a Colorblind World?" features a filmed interview with Daryl Davis, a black man who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Lifetree Cafe is an informal group in which people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

For information, contact Vicky Barr at (740) 282-3458 or

Wellsburg church to sell lunches

Christ Episcopal Church at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will sell roast beef sandwich lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $6.50, which includes sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of peanut butter sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are available for $4.50 each.

Take-out and delivery to local businesses and shut-ins is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Gardeners to

hold plant sale

The Tri-State Area Master Gardener Association will be holding its annual plant sale on Saturday at Gabriel's parking lot in Weirton from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be no sales before the starting time.

Vegetables, flowers, bushes and houseplants will be offered along with special plant arrangements such as terrariums, fairy gardens and other gift items for Mother's Day purchase.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions about plants.

For information, call the WVU Extension office at (304) 564-3805

School of Bright

Promise event set

The School of Bright Promise in Steubenville will hold a craft and vendor show and community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 at the school located on John Scott Highway.

All proceeds benefit the United Way. Spaces are available.

For information, contact Mari Sines at (740) 275-1598 or

CCHS Class of '48

planning reunion

Catholic Central High School's Class of 1948 is planning its 65-year class reunion for Aug. 17 at Froehlich's Classic Corner in Steubenville.

Classmates who have not received a letter and are interested in attending can contact Rose Thomas Petrella at (740) 264-4270 or Patsy Duffy Cifrancis at (740) 264-5320.

Hill School Reunion July 6

The annual Hills School Reunion will be held July 6 at noon at the Bell Chapel United Methodist Church shelter house on state Route 213, Steubenville.

A covered-dish luncheon will be served.

For information, contact Fred Vogt at (740) 282-4278.

The reunion is for students of the former Oak Grove School.

Ex-teachers who volunteer honored

The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association held its April 9 meeting at the Richmond United Methodist Church where Dave Nicholson, president, presided.

Larry Coleman, community service chairperson, announced the top three community volunteers: Nicholson, Gloria Renda and Carolyn Kibble. They were presented gift cards from various businesses as prizes.

Ann Wiley, reservation chairman, announced the next meeting will be held June 4 at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church on state Route 213, Steubenville.

Four members have passed away since the November meeting, according to Margaret Alice Myers, necrology chairman.

Diane Neptune, informative and protective chairman, discussed increased costs in health care.

Myers brought several scrapbooks for display.

Renda announced plans for the second-grade class from Pleasant Hills Elementary School to go to the Pleasant Hills Schoolhouse Museum for a 45-minute field trip.

Carol Remington, District IX director of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, reported that membership is the focus of the district and state this year.

Janie Wittmer, vice president, introduced Alan Kearns from the Association Member Benefits Advisors. He explained benefits available to ORTA members.

Canned fruit was collected for the Salvation Army as a community service project.

Any retired teacher from Jefferson County and surrounding Ohio counties can join the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association.

For information, contact Nicholson by phone at (740) 544-6249 or (740) 632-4239 or by e-mail at

Sisters of Garibaldi

banquet May 19

The Sisters of Garibaldi met April 16 with plans made for the annual spring banquet.

It will be held May 19 at Vito's II, beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $14 per person. All members will be contacted for reservations.

Members were reminded that dues are now due.

Prizes were awarded to Betty Rae, Gina Marchetti, Joyce Parrish and Mary Torini. Refreshments were served by Lisa and Stacy Caruso.

Benefit for Gill

set for May 18

Friends Helping Friends will host a benefit for Michael Gill at 2 p.m. May 18 at the Sports Court Lounge located at 3134 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

The cover charge is $10 or $5 for those who purchase a Friends Helping Friends bracelet in advance.

The event includes food, a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, cornhole tournament, live entertainment and disc jockey.

Those interested in volunteering or seeking information can contact Karen Karavanic at (304) 670-4084.

Mended Hearts will meet

The Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 280 of The Mended Hearts Inc. will meet at 6 p.m. May 13 at Perkin's Restaurant.

Heather Leonard, Ohio Valley Medical Center clinical diabetic educator, will give the presentation "Health Choices When Eating Out."

For information or to make a reservation, call Mary Maguire at (304) 280-5221.

COAD offering


The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development is offering a scholarship opportunity to eligible high school students in a 30-county service area of Ohio, including Jefferson County, who want to attend an institution of higher education.

The scholarship is offered in collaboration with COAD member Community Action Agencies and the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education.

The David V. Stivison Appalachian Community Action Scholarship Fund is in memory of the former COAD employee as a tribute to his pursuit of academic excellence and his commitment to help others achieve their fullest potential.

Stivison was a native of Hocking County and a graduate of Ohio University and Harvard Law School.

To be eligible, scholarship applicants must reside in a household with a total annual income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Interested persons can contact the Jefferson County Community Action Council's Administration Office at (740) 282-0971, extension 110 for information or to request an application.

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