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August 13, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Ohio Ferro Alloys

picnic Saturday

The 28th-annual Ohio Ferro Alloys picnic will be held Saturday at the Brilliant Community Park, with dinner beginning at 12:30 p.m. and a short business meeting following.

Attendees should bring a covered dish, chairs, beverage and items for the brown bag auction. No meat will be furnished this year. Guests are welcomed to attend.

For information, call Shirley Jarvis at (740) 859-6158 or Flo Coen at (740) 283-3620.

Gardening honors set for Burges

A garden tour and covered dish dinner at the home of Darwin and Linda Burge was the setting for the July meeting of the Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club. All present answered roll call by naming a garden tool.

Burge gave a reading on "My New Year's Garden."

President Gloria Bartyzell congratulated the Burges on being named Outstanding Amateur Gardeners by the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. They will be honored at the 83rd-annual Ohio Association of Garden Clubs convention to be held Aug. 26 at the Maumee State Park Lodge in Oregon, Ohio. The club also will receive a superior award for its program booklet.

A slate of officers was approved for the October election naming Caroline Williams, president; Kim Campbell, vice president; and Linda Kovach, secretary.

The evening program was building and selecting plants for a winter garden. Nina Cleaver gave members handouts on plants that are visually intriguing and functional for water gardens along with steps to build a pond or garden. Darwin Burge gave members a tour of his garden, which includes five water features, then described the materials and plants used in those areas.

The Jefferson County Fair Flower Show will be held Saturday and Sunday. Members discussed entry requirements and and will be notified of set-up times.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 21 at the Dillonvale Presbyterian Church. Questions can be directed to Bartyzell at (740) 769-2663.

Annual car show, fun day Sunday

Ohio Valley Home Health Services Inc. will host its fourth-annual car show and family fun day on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Liverpool location at 15679 state Route 170 in East Liverpool.

Registration for the car cruise will be from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The cost is $5. The first 75 cars will receive a free dash plaque, and there will be trophies awarded in 15 categories.

In addition to the car cruise, there will be a live disc jockey, games and prizes for the children, drawings and 50-50 drawings, a bake sale and a concession stand.

In addition, OVHHS will offer a free blood pressure clinic, and there will be local ambulances for children to tour and explore. Admission to the event is free to the community.

Bill Tice Services/BTAS Properties, LLC is the event sponsor.

"We (OVHHS) feel very blessed to have such great support from area businesses for the fundraisers and community event that we host. Every event that we have helps us help others, in need of in-home care, with no means to pay. It's all about giving back to the community that has allowed OVHHS to serve them since 1967," said Megan Shimmel, director of community education.

All proceeds from the event will assist in the funding of in-home charity care to the residents in the Ohio Valley. OVHHS serves Columbiana, Jefferson, Brooke and Hancock counties and recently opened a branch office in Steubenville.

For information about the event, call (330) 385-2333 or (800) 428-3434.

Adena Lions Club

plans for picnic

The Adena Lions Club is making plans for the annual Adena Lions Club picnic to be held at Bedway Park on Wednesday.

Darrin Young will be the cook for the event, which was discussed when the business meeting was held at the Adena Lions Club room.

Officers were installed at a previous meeting with Lloyd Hutchison named president; John Lengyel, first vice president; Laura Konkoleski, second vice president; Karl Bowers, third vice president; Nancy Walker, secretary; Shirley Bednarski, treasurer; John Sebring, tail twister; Alva Kinney, assistant tail twister; Ray Konkoleski, Bob Luyster, Don Moore and Jean Shields, one-year directors; Randy Bednarski, Drew Case, R.J. Konkoleski and Martin McKim, two-year directors; John Parkinson, sightsaving; Jay Hopkins, membership chairman; and Young, immediate past president.

Members will be collecting clothes for a community project. This will start Sept. 1 and end the first meeting in October.

Hutchison presided at the meeting.

The July dinner meeting was held at the Willow Restaurant, with Bednarski in charge of arrangements.

Ron Malin reported a talk with Mary Birkhimer, Jefferson County board of elections district director, who said money was received from the state to put in two handicap parking places by the Lions club room, which is used for elections.

Matching funds of $250 are needed to complete this, which members approved paying.

Saturday event

in Scio detailed

The Conotton Creek Trail benefit bicycle show and swap meet will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Scio.

The event will be held on the trail beside the covered bridge in Scio and is held in conjunction with the fall festival car show.

There will be a prize for the people's choice winner and for second-place runner-up. Donations put in contestants' canisters will be counted as votes with the monies being donated to the trail.

There is no fee to show a bike or to sell or trade biking gear. T-shirts and caps will be for sale.

The event is sponsored by the Scio branch of PNC Bank.

For information, call Fred Beatty at (330) 205-0733 Jim Galigher at (330) 339-3721; or Dee Ann Horstman at (740) 945-2172.

Four Seasons

seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens met July 17 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with President Norma Yoho presiding.

Following the opening prayer, members enjoyed a picnic buffet.

After dinner, members and guests played bingo, corn hole and cards.

Kristen Butkus and Maria Grico were guests of Jeanette LaRosa.

July birthdays were acknowledged.

Lester Fridley won the free dinner with Kristen Butkus and Jane Barney winning the 50-50 drawing.

Door prizes were won by Virginia Roseberry, Barb Cerra, Bev DiBaise, Gene Matey and Rose Mark.

Team winners at corn hole were Jane Barney and Ron Fallert and Jose Cekinovich and Martha Varitek.

A trip to the Rivers Casino on Sept. 25 to see Vicki Lawrence. Anyone interested in going can contact Roberta Burnette at (304) 564-4479 or Edie Mitchell at (304) 797-1323.

Dance Thursday

at senior center

The Greater Weirton Area Senior Center will hold its third Thursday dance Thursday.

The dance will feature the Not Half Bad Band. Doors open at 5 p.m. The cover charge is $15.

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