Community news from throughout the area

Jewett VFD set to host

fundraiser dinner Sunday

JEWETT — The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser baked steak and baked chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The meal will include a salad bar, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost for an adult meal is $10 and $6 for children.

‘A Spoonful of Sugar’

to be Newview CEOS topic

NEW CUMBERLAND — “A Spoonful of Sugar” will be the lesson of the month when the Newview CEOS Club meets at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hancock County Senior Center for a light lunch followed by a brief business meeting and the lesson.

It is open to the public. There is no charge to attend the lesson, but for those who choose to have lunch, the normal senior center fee will apply.

The lesson, written by Marion County Extension Agent Lauren Prinzo, will be presented by Robin Walker.

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to distinguish between added sugar, natural sugar and non-nutritive sweeteners. They also will be able to identify added sugar on a nutrition label and understand the recommended daily limit of added sugar intake.

Weir High Class of 1970

to meet on Wednesday

WEIRTON — Members of the Weir High School Class of 1970 will hold their President’s Day meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mario’s Restaurant, 3806 Main St. All classmates and spouses are welcome to attend.

Tri-State Winemakers

discuss upcoming events

STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Winemakers Club met Jan. 10 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville.

The members discussed the five wine tastings that the club will be participating in from February through April. The next wine tasting will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the YWCA of Steubenville.

Club members also discussed future trips to wineries in the Tri-State Area. The club’s next meeting will be held Feb. 14 at the church.

Weirton Elks plan wine-tasting

fundraiser for Feb. 16

WEIRTON — The Weirton Elks will be holding a wine-tasting fundraiser event at the Weirton Elks Lodge, 3429 Main St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 16.

The Tri-State Winemakers Club will provide wine and homemade beer. The cost is $15 per person and includes finger foods. A Chinese auction also will be part of the event.

Tickets can be purchased at the Weirton Elks Lodge in advance or the day of the event. For information, call (304) 748-0565 or (304) 794-6709.

Muskies Chapter 18 finalizes

tournaments, plans banquet

HOPEDALE — Members of Chapter 18 of Muskies Inc., an organization dedicated to the conservation of muskellunge and the enjoyment of muskie fishing, met Jan. 3 at the Pine Valley Sportsman’s Club in Hopedale.

The session included finalizing the meeting and tournament calendar for 2019, which can be seen on the website.

Members were reminded that 50-50 tickets remain available up to the evening of the banquet in March. Inquiries were directed to Dave Nabb, vice president.

Plans were discussed to visit Ohio and Pennsylvania shows. It was announced that Jim Petrozzi, tournament director, is buying back any new, packaged lures from those interested in cleaning out their tackle boxes.

New for 2019, it was noted, is the requirement that to be eligible for any award, a combination of four meetings and/or tournaments must be attended. All members are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.

The February meeting, which will be held Thursday, will feature the wild game feed and pot-luck dinner. After dinner, guest speaker Dave White will discuss seasonal fishing, water temperatures and electronics. White has been ranked first nationally in the men’s master division of Muskies Inc.

The March 7 meeting will involve finalizing plans and numbers for the banquet. Reservations need to be submitted to Jerry Pruneski by Feb 28. The annual awards banquet is set for March 16. There will be a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. and a catered dinner at 7 p.m. with awards to follow. Dinner is $17 per person.

Tournaments begin in April and continue until November. Tournament locations, dates and times can be found on the website. Tournament fees and liability forms will need to be in to tournament directors before each tournament. Forms can be found on the website also. Each person needs a form for each tournament, with the tournament location noted on each form.

Meeting notes and schedules will be sent to members and be available on the website.

Club meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:30 p.m., and are held at the Pine Valley Sportsman’s Club in Hopedale.

Story hour sessions offered

at Mary H. Weir Public Library

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will be hosting story hour sessions in its activity room starting today and continuing through May 15.

There will be three times to choose from — Mondays at 11 a.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Registration is required to ensure ample supplies for the children. Forms are available on the main floor at the children’s desk and in the activity room during story times. A library card is required.

“Enjoy this time with your children, including stories, music and movement, and both fine motor and sensory crafts/activities. Expect to get messy,” a news release notes.

For information, contact Nikki at (304) 797-8510.

Weirton Senior Center lists

upcoming entertainment

WEIRTON — Neon Knights will perform on Thursday with music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center at 3425 Main St.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and there will be music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided.

Live entertainment will be provided by Tom Zielinsky from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 21. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided. For information, call (304) 748-3490.