Community news from around the area

Church Relay for Life team

plans fundraiser luncheon

WINTERSVILLE — The Wintersville United Methodist Church Relay for Life team will be holding a fundraiser luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the fellowship hall at the church, located at 701 Main St.

All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Relay for Life Team and the American Cancer Society.

Team members will be serving a variety of soups, including chicken noodle, chili, wedding and vegetable beef; hot sandwiches such as barbecued ham, sloppy joes and pulled pork; and cold sandwiches, including egg salad, chicken salad and ham salad. Desserts and drinks also will be available.

All food orders will be by donation. Patrons can dine in or get takeout.

“Please support this very worthwhile cause and help us make our theme come true — ‘Relay: Where Cures Come True,'” a spokesperson said.

Point Pleasant Ladies Aide

plan Saturday quarter auction

WEIRTON — The Point Pleasant Ladies Aide met April 10 with 25 members and four guests attending.

President Carolyn Allison presided, welcoming members; guests Peggy Bronson, Caren Miller and Pat Wilson; and guest speaker Fred Miller.

Miller recently compiled 50 of his favorite columns he wrote during his 24-year career at the East Liverpool Review, publishing them into his first book, “Worshrag, Shark & Seed.”

Miller, who told the group that he wrote more than 700 weekly columns, explained that the name of his book refers to the nicknames given to the three Miller children when they were growing up. He shared his love for his family and how much the stories in his book mean to him. He read part of one story titled “The Fairy Princess and the Sweaty Mulcher.”

A blessing was read in unison, and the group was served refreshments by hostesses Ruth Fuller, Mick Goffoli, Marla Simmons and Lisa Subrick, who decorated the tables with pink cloths, vases of pink tulips and Easter decorations. Subrick made an individual pot containing a pink tulip for each person attending.

The business meeting included the announcement that guest Pat Wilson had decided to become a member. Louanne Huff read the minutes of the March meeting, and Carla Fryer presented the financial report. Allison gave the card report that Betty Glenn compiled.

Final plans were made for the quarter auction set for Saturday at the Chester City Building in Chester. There will be more than 20 vendors participating. There will be a basket drawing and a 50/50 drawing. Food will be available for sale throughout the afternoon. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for people to shop at the vendors’ tables, and the quarter auction will begin at 1 p.m.

Allison reported that an Easter flower was to be displayed at the church in memory of the deceased members of the Ladies Aide. Joys and concerns were shared followed by silent prayer for those mentioned.

Members drew the names of “Heart Sisters” to pray for during the month.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 8 at the Point Pleasant United Methodist Church.

COAD seeking stipend paid

classroom volunteer applicants

STEUBENVILLE — Individuals who are 55 and older and interested in volunteering in local educational facilities are being sought as part of the COAD Area 1 Senior Program.

COAD is an acronym for Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, a private, nonprofit community-based organization serving rural, mostly Appalachian, counties in eastern and southern Ohio. It is comprised of 17 Community Action Agencies that serve a 30-county area. COAD has three major program divisions: Community Development, Early Care and Education and Senior Programs.

All applicants will have to meet income guidelines and pass a background checks, according to a news release from Kirk Guisti, coordinator, COAD Area I Senior Programs Office. “Your local educational facilities are asking for more help in the classrooms to help the children who need a little extra help.”

“Our Foster Grandparent volunteers serve between 15 and 40 hours per week and earn a non-taxable stipend for their time along with round-trip mileage or van reimbursement,” he explained.

The stipend cannot be counted as income and will not affect any assistance program determinations or to set apartment rent levels. “You also will have paid holidays and earn paid time off. No experience is necessary, and the daily tasks are all arranged and supervised by the classroom teaching staff,” he added.

“You also will make new friends at our monthly training meetings and annual recognition luncheons,” Guisti said.

For information, contact Guisti by phone at (330) 987-7232 or by e-mail to The Area I office covers Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Noble and Tuscarawas counties.