Community happenings from throughout the area

Paris Cemetery to be site of

military Memorial Day service

PARIS, Pa. — The Honor Guard of Slovan Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a memorial salute at the Paris Cemetery, Paris, Pa., on Memorial Day, beginning at 7:45 a.m.

Board members and visitors present will place memorial flags at all veteran grave sites.

“This historical cemetery is the resting place of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Uriah H. Brown of the Civil War as well as two Revolutionary soldiers, William Ledlie and John Goorley, who served under Gen. George Washington,” a spokesperson explained.

Ancestors and family members of Civil War through current military service veterans buried at the cemetery are encouraged to participate.

Ralph and Jana Speer oversee the full volunteer operations of Paris Cemetery, along with board members Joan Weaver, Edwin Kirk, Elaine Ferrari, Mildred Green and Patty Rhoades in addition to outreach committee members Steve Psaros, Harry Brown and John Semarakis.

The Paris Cemetery Co. was established with the first burial in 1807 and chartered through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1881. Donations for the nonprofit cemetery can be sent to First Choice America, FCU, 3501 Main St., Weirton, WV 26062. Checks can be made payable to Paris Cemetery Co. For information, contact Ralph Speer at (724) 506-3350.

Questers to meet Thursday

at McCook House in Carrollton

STEUBENVILLE — The Edwin M. Stanton chapter of Questers met for the April meeting at the home of Janet Neuman of St. Clairsville. President Becky Swickard called the meeting to order for the 14 members and guests in attendance.

Swickard reported on the spring council meeting held in Sugarcreek at the Carlisle Inn. Six members from the local chapters sang a song inviting the group to the fall conference, which will be held in Steubenville in October.

After lunch, Neuman and Swickard presented a program on Easter traditions. They displayed eggs they had dyed from foods, explaining that their mothers had done this and hung the eggs on a tree branch for Easter. They shared how the White House egg roll involved 14,000 eggs.

Barbara Anderson will be the hostess of Thursday’s meeting at the Ashton McCook House in Carrollton.

Wednesday meals served

at Weirton Heights church

WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, 121 Ivy St., will serve a meal and dessert for $2 per person today from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tonight’s menu is pizza, salad, desserts and beverages. The evening of fellowship is open to the public.


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