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May 14, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Computer class

at area library

The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be offering a free basic computer class for adults at 11 a.m. Friday.

The instructor will be Linda Dobbs.

Class space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-0860.

Retired teachers

To meet June 4

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will hear Judy Owings from the Prime Time Office on Aging address the topic "Diabetes Care for Seniors" when the group meets June 4 at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church on state Route 213, Steubenville.

The association's business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. and be followed by dinner at noon. The menu will include chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable dish, salad, rolls, homemade pie and beverages.

Reservations are $14, due by May 22. Checks can be made payable to JCRTA and mailed to Ann Wiley, P.O. Box 304, Amsterdam, OH 43903.

The June community service project for members will be collecting baby and/or adult hygiene supplies to benefit the WEBA Outreach Food Pantry, which serves the communities of Wolf Run, East Springfield, Bergholz and Amsterdam.

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

Art association

to elect officers

The Steubenville Art Association will elect officers when it meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Historic Fort Steuben located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville.

A demonstration on armatures and celuclay sculpture will be given. A workshop on the same topic led by instructors Martha Jamail, Kiyoe Howalf, Janet Sower and Marilyn O'Connell of Cambridge will be held earlier in the day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fort. Cost is $40 for the brown bag lunch event. Contact Marnee Muhleman at (330) 340-4577 for information.

Anne Wagner, Lillian Brue, Laura Thrasher and Patti Chafin will serve as hostesses at the evening meeting.

Multiple Sclerosis group meeting set

The Weirton and Steubenville Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton.

Margie O'Leary, a nurse working with Multiple Sclerosis patients at UPMC, will discuss new medications recently approved for MS patients.

Anyone with MS, their families and friends are invited to attend.

For information, call Connie Kafton at (304) 527-3023.

Club barbecue

part of event

The Stanton Ruritan Club's chicken barbecue will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Irondale Village Park.

It will be held in addition to the Keith T. Harris Memorial Car Show with vendors, crafts, a disc jockey, Chinese auction and corn hole.

Free diabetes

class detailed

A free diabetes-related class open to the public will be held May 20 in the Starvaggi Room of Weirton Medical Center, beginning at 3 p.m.

Megan Pietro will lead an informal discussion on managing type two diabetes. For information, call Pietro at Tri State Pharmacy at (304) 723-6331.

Upcoming library

programs detailed

Upcoming programs being offered through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

Author Kaylee Owen will read her book, "Just One More, Please!" at the Toronto branch at 6 p.m. today. Copies will be available for purchase.

Babygarten will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Schiappa branch and at the Brilliant branch on Thursday at 11 a.m. It is a lapsit for parents and children age birth to 24 months that involves songs, rhymes, and books.

An intermediate Internet class for adults will be held at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

Children can make a spring craft at the Schiappa branch on Thursday any time from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Family movie day will be held at the main library on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Play and Learn the Alphabet offers letter-learning toys for children age 2-6 and caregiver. It will be offered at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch today at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy coffee, doughnuts and a movie at the main library on Friday at 10 a.m.

Club to sponsor

Ocean City trip

The Ohio Valley Promenaders Square & Round Dance Club, a nonprofit organization, will sponsor a trip to Ocean City, Md., on Sept. 9-12.

For trip details, call Janice at (304) 281-6914; Jane at (740) 695-3523; or Rick at (304) 232-3367.

Group welcomes

newest member

Moving On, a group of widows and widowers, met May 9 for their meeting and luncheon held at Undo's in Weirton with Christine Brown, vice president, presiding.

Jack Davis gave the blessing and Brown, the friendship reading. May birthdays were acknowledged.

Darlene Roe became the newest member to join while guests attending were Selva Mallory, Candy Yachini and Burlane Hoagland.

Table prizes in the form of gift cards were donated by Margaret Ashbee, Janet Gilham, Frances Parsons, Cindy Gilbert, Katie Roshac and Peg Sweeney.

Entertainment was provided by the Donohues - Jim and Jimmy - who performed easy listening music through songs from the 1950s and 1960s.

Reports were given Lucretia "Toots" Ross, secretary, and Margaret Chapman, treasurer.

Madeline Michael Boulson and Toots Ross conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Ruth Jackson. Undo gift certificates went to Helen Parrish and Herb Simms.

Gift cards went to Jeannette Spear, Jack Davis, Carol Boyer, Candy Yachini, Martha Wright and Herb Simms.

Christine Brown won the massage from Schrickel Health and Wellness Center and Katy Rosahac the musical rose.

The next meeting will be held June 9 at Undo's in Weirton. Anyone interested in joining can call Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487. Dues are $10 annually, and dinners are $12.

Support group

meeting Thursday

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support group on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville.

It is free and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or (800) 272-3900.


meeting scheduled

An organizational meeting for the "St. Anthony Hawks Forever" reunion weekend is scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 26 on the deck of the Spot Bar in Steubenville.

Plans for the reunion weekend on Aug. 17-18 will be discussed, and all Hawks who would like to work on the committee are welcomed to attend.

The weekend tentative plans include a golf outing, music, auction and food.

Anyone interested in being involved should attend the meeting or contact Joe DiAlbert at (740) 283-9164; Bernie Ravasio at (740) 317-5656; or Rocco Augustine at (740) 264-1975.

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