Community news from around the area
Unionport plans observance
of Memorial Day Monday
UNIONPORT — The observance of Memorial Day in Unionport includes the parade at 10 a.m. Monday featuring the Unionport Patriotic Ladies and led by the Indian Creek High School Marching Band.
There will be a gun salute at 10:45 a.m. in the Unionport Cemetery, followed by the program at 11 a.m. in the Christian Church of Unionport. It is sponsored and hosted by the Unionport Patriotic Ladies.
There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Wayne Township Community Center (the old Unionport School). Cost is by donation for the meal that is open to the public and sponsored by the community center.
A lunch will be served at the center from noon to 2 p.m. It is open to the public and hosted by Unionport Patriotic Ladies. The menu features sandwiches, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, homemade pie and beverages.
Reservations due Friday for
retired teachers’ June meeting
STEUBENVILLE — The second meeting of the year for members of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association will be held June 4 at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located on state Route 213.
The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. The guest speakers will be Robin Rayfield of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and Jim Kaine from AMBA.
Reservations are due to Ann Wiley by Friday.
Library announces variety
of programs and activities
STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will hold a variety of programs and activities at its various locations, including:
Main Library, (740) 282-9782
Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be held May 29 at 4 p.m. Children play with letter-learning toys to help with early literacy skills.
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on May 29 at 10:30 a.m. Call to join.
Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028
Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet will be held at 11 a.m. on May 28.
Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090
Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be on May 28 at 5:30 p.m. Call to register.
Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166
Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. Call to join.
Children: Watch a family movie at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 31. Register for one show time by calling the library.
Babygarten, for parents with children birth-2, will be held on May 29 at 10:30 a.m. This is a lapsit program that includes stories, songs and rhymes to help babies with language development.
Play and Learn the Alphabet will be held on May 30 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163
Adults: Thriller Book Club will meet for discussion on May 28 at 6 p.m. Call to join.
Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262
Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet will be at noon on May 28.
Tri-State Marine Corps
Club Auxiliary meets
WEIRTON — The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary met May 13 with President Shirley Brecht presiding.
Chaplain Mary Ann Smith offered prayer.
Secretary Marcy Spano read the minutes from the April 9 meeting. The treasurer’s report was approved.
The audit was canceled due to the death of auxiliary member Leroy Bee, it was noted. Brecht nominated Edith Truax and Marcy Spano to do the audit at their convenience.
Discussion was held on helping veterans of the Woodland Hills Assisted Living in Weirton.
Truax will be presenting the wreath for the Marine Auxiliary at the Memorial Day service that begins at 11 a.m. on May 27.
The group voted to donate to “Wreaths around the World.” Brecht appointed Truax as sergeant-at-arms until elections are completed.
Barb Glessner won the 50-50 drawing, donating it back to the club.
The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on June 10.
Funseekers plan to elect
officers at July meeting
WEIRTON — President David Krause introduced Joann Bugin to conduct the opening ceremonies for the May 1 meeting of the Funseekers, which was held at Undo’s.
Krause extended the welcome, acknowledged birthdays and anniversaries and mentioned the names of several members to be remembered with prayers and cards. Following dinner, entertainment was provided by local musician Chuck Lucas.
During the business meeting, Krause reported the nominating committee will present a slate of officers at the June meeting and accept nominations from the floor. The election of new officers will be held at the July 3 meeting with the new officers taking over in September.
The standing board will plan and oversee the annual picnic on Aug. 18 at the Follansbee Shelter House.
The brown bag auction in April was a huge success. Proceeds will be used to offset picnic costs. There will be no charge for members, but guests will require reservations and a small fee.
Trips reviewed were June 9, “Grease,” Benedum Theater with dinner at Gaetono’s; June 21, Sugarcreek; June 26-28, W.Va. Rail Experience; July 14, Meadows Casino; July 26, Hartville Flea Market; July 28, “Rock of Ages,” Benedum Theater; Aug. 11, “Hello Dolly,” Benedum; Aug. 14-16, American Theater in Lancaster for two shows; Aug. 22, Hard Rock Casino; Sept. 25-27, Senaca Niagra; and Sept. 16-21, Myrtle Beach.
Country Friends announces
COLLIERS — Country Friends will host Light Touch on Friday, and Country Friends will entertain on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
The doors open at 6 p.m, the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.
There will be no open mic on Monday because of Memorial Day.
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) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHS Alumni Association
schedules Tuesday meeting
STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville High School Alumni Association members will meet for their monthly meeting on Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern in Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m.
Brooke Library book club
to meet on May 30
WELLSBURG — A group of friends, a good book and free-flowing discussion are the order of the evening at the Brooke County Public Library on May 30, beginning at 5 p.m.
The book club will discuss “The Good Earth” by Pearl Buck.
Members will receive the June book, “American Wolf: A True Story of Survival” by Nate Blakeslee, at the meeting.
The book club is free and open to the public.