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August 22, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Special event

Sept. 5 at YWCA

The YWCA of Steubenville's international luncheon and program, an event that celebrates the work of the World YWCA, will be held at noon on Sept. 5.

This year's speaker is Lori Jones, executive director of the YWCA of Wheeling.

The cost for lunch is $8 with reservations due by Aug. 30 by calling (740) 282-1261.

The YWCA of Steubenville is located at 320 N. Fourth St.

E-mails can be directed to

Art Beal, band at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host Art Beal and the Country Tradition band 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. Doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Mondays and Fridays, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire 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

Fun Seekers

approve officers

Officers were nominated and approved for two-year terms at the July meeting of the Fun Seekers where President David Krause presided.

Leaders are: President David Hunt, Vice President Larry Bauer, Secretary Mary Beth Bauer and Treasurer J. DeFallo.

Joann Bugin read an inspirational message during the meeting held at Undo's in Weirton and gave the benediction. Rick Pastre provided entertainment. Dave Watkins will entertain at the Sept. 4 meeting at the YWCA in Steubenville.

Reports were given by Larry Bauer, secretary, and Barbara Losey, treasurer.

Regina Truax announced upcoming trips, including:

For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

A committee to extend well-wishes to members was formed. West Virginia members should call Mary Orecchio at (304) 797-7378, and Ohio members should call Karen Krause at (740) 264-5817.

Phyllis Riapos won the 50/50 drawing, and Tony LaRosa and Linda Lenzi won dinners. Margaret Harbert, Mary Sadler, Louise Herman, Wendy Mosslander, Marge Serafini, Nancy Day, Bugin and Judy Koper won prizes.

Library programs

are announced

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

The book discussion group for the Brilliant branch will meet Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. Join by calling (740) 598-4028. The main library's book club will meet on Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. To join, call (740) 282-9782. The thriller book club at the Tiltonsville branch will meet on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. For information, call the library branch at (740) 859-5163.

Play and Learn, which is for caregiver and children ages birth to 3, will be held at the Brilliant branch on Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. Registration is not required.

Babygarten, caregiver and children ages birth to 2, will be held at the Adena branch on Aug. 29 at 11:15 a.m. The program involves sharing books, songs and rhymes.

Cookbook club for the Adena branch will be held on Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. Participants bring in samples from cookbooks selected by the library to taste and discuss. Join by calling the library branch at (740) 546-3782.

Benefit in Scio

for local pupil

The Scio United Methodist Church, 117 Maple Ave., Scio, will host a benefit fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 for Aaryn McAfee, 13, a student at Harrison Central Junior High School. It will involve a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and 50/50 drawing.

McAfee was born prematurely in 2000, weighing only 2.2 pounds. He has a variety of health issues, including being blind, grand maul seizures, hydrocephilitious, septo-optic dysplasia, cerebral palsey, mental retardation, retina opothy of prematurity and autism. He was diagnosed with seizures on Easter 2007, which have caused brain damage over the years.

"The family is now having financial issues with some of his medical costs and mostly modifications to his home," according to information submitted.

"The family is in need of modifications such as handrails, a front porch with handicap ramps (railings), bedroom renovations and bathroom redo."

Donations also are being accepted through US Bank in Hopedale in care of Aaryn McAfee.

Shoemaker golf

classic detailed

The Pam Shoemaker "Paying It Forward" Breast Cancer Foundation in partnership with Women In Action Against Cancer Coalition is gearing up for its third-annual golf classic to be held Sept. 8 at Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield.

Shotgun start is 9:30 a.m. for the four-man scramble with a $260 cost per team with hole sponsorships and team participation being sought.

Checks can be made payable to the Pam Shoemaker Foundation and mailed c/o 208 Eleanor St., Mingo Junction, OH 43938.

As in past years, proceeds will "Pay It Forward" to numerous groups and individuals to help in the fight against women's cancer.

The scramble will feature representatives of the Dixon Golf Co.

For information, contact Sandy Gotschall at (740) 317-9241.

WIAACC is a community based group founded in 1994 and established through the Appalachia Leadership Initiative on Cancer, funded by the National Cancer Institutes to improve cancer awareness and control in Appalachia.

WIAACC provides education on ways to prevent cancer as well as free breast and cervical exams and mammograms when indicated.

WIAACC meets at Manfred's in Steubenville on the first Wednesday of the month at noon. For information, contact Judy Manfred, chairperson, at (740) 264-2710.

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