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July 30, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Annual scholarship

banquet, concert

set for Friday

The George C. Smith Scholarship Committee will present its 29th-annual scholarship banquet and concert on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church located at 717 Adams St., Steubenville.

The event, where five scholarships will be presented, will feature a soul food buffet and Jesse "TC" Brown and Chosen in concert along with Cynthia Smith, soloist.

The scholarship committee has awarded more than $70,000 to college-bound students in its 29-year history.

For ticket information, call (740) 282-4949 or (740) 264-0142.

Chicken dinner

at E.S. center

A roast chicken dinner is on the menu as volunteers with the East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center prepare to hold their monthly fundraiser dinner at the center on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The center is located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

The menu will include roast chicken breasts, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, noodles, applesauce, rolls, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults, and children under age 10 eat for free.

Takeout orders are available by calling (740) 543-3700.

The center's website is

UMW local to

hold meeting

The United Mine Workers of America Local No. 1304 will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Capraros in Hopedale.


class reunion set

An Amsterdam class reunion will be held Aug. 17 at the Countryside located in East Springfield.

The social time begins at 3 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m.

Reservation are due by Aug. 10 by sending them to Norma Smith, 8229 Snug Harbor, Amsterdam, OH 43903, or call (740) 543-3967.


Sisters meet

The Sisters of Garibaldi gathered together for a summer social on July 16 at the Garibaldi Lodge where members and their guests enjoyed a covered-dish dinner served by President Gina Marchetti and Rita Robinson, treasurer.

Prizes were awarded to Antionette Boyd, Lucy Takash, Emelia Recchio, Mary Ann Fletcher, Teresa Lamantia and Sylvia Wendt.

A "very important meeting" will be held at the lodge on Aug. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. All members are encourage to attend.

Sands of?Time at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music.

All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

Vets, caregivers

invited to event

All veterans and veterans' caregivers are invited to attend a veterans' resources workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Hancock County Senior Center located at 647 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland.

Veterans Affairs representatives Schelley Brooks and Brenda Lewis will give the presentation.

A free lunch will be provided to those who register by Aug. 7.

To register, call the senior center at (304) 564-3801.

Join foundation,

get free trees

You can add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

Individuals who join the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the foundation's Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member's area, which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10.

The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.

"Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with their showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds in the winter," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.

New members of the foundation also receive the "Tree Book," which includes information about tree planting and care, and a subscription to Arbor Day, the foundation's bimonthly publication.

To receive the free white flowering dogwood trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Free Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31 or join online at

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