Community news from throughout the area

LaBelle Chapter No. 414

to mark centennial May 21

STEUBENVILLE — The LaBelle Chapter No. 414, Order of the Eastern Star, will celebrate its 100th anniversary May 21 at the Masonic Temple with Worthy Grand Matron Kelly Cholodewitsch and Worthy Grand Patron Dennis Lawson and other distinguished guests attending.

There will be a potato bar at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Worthy matron is Sara Joe Peeler, who can be contacted at (740) 283-2089. Worthy patron is Howard McClure, who can be contacted at (740) 733-7127.

Car wash Saturday to benefit

church Relay for Life team

WINTERSVILLE — The Wintersville United Methodist Church Relay for Life team will be holding a fundraiser car wash in the church parking lot fro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Cost will be by donation, and all proceeds will benefit the relay team and given to the American Cancer Society to further cancer research and “to assist those suffering from this disease,” a spokesperson noted.

The church is located at 702 Main St.

Three Arts Club to finish out

meeting season on Thursday

TORONTO — The Three Arts Club of Toronto will finish out its season with a carry-in dinner consisting of foods from some of Toronto’s fine eateries, a spokesperson noted.

The last meeting will be held on Thursday at the home of Karen Meyer, beginning at 6 p.m. Prospective new members also are invited to attend.

The slate of officers for the next season will be announced, and summer reading material will be discussed. The next season will begin in September.

‘Influenza 1918’ to be topic

at historical society meeting

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. — The Jefferson Township Historical Society, Eldersville, will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the White Church building located on Fire Road across from the fire hall.

The guest speaker will be Chris Sedlak, providing a presentation on “Influenza 1918,” the pandemic that predominantly killed previously healthy young adults.

The meeting will include a discussion on the pandemic and viewing of a multimedia presentation originally part of the PBS series “American Experience.” A historical society spokesperson explained that “a special treat” will be an authentic 1918 lunch of macaroni soup home-made directly from the 1916 U.S. Army Cooks Manual.

The museum will be opened following the meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Toronto Senior Citizens

hold anniversary dinner

TORONTO — The Toronto Senior Citizens held their anniversary dinner on May 9 at Stratton Municipal Hall.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the dinner catered by Brickers. Jack Giacomel entertained the seniors with keyboard and vocal selections. Guests were Mayor John and Tracey Parker and Don and Cheryl Clarke.

Laura Van Dyke won the 50/50 drawing. Terry Elson won the gift basket. Door prize winners were Mary Scott, Skip Stanak, Phil Cicone, Nancy Stanak, Mary Kay Petras, Ken Woodward, Emma Spicer, Peg Miller, Lola Swanagan, Dorothy Farrister, Crissy Cunningham, Pat Richardson, Cheryl Clarke, Doris Matyas, Lisa Rex, Virginia DaFoe, Kathleen Elliott, John Parker, Terry Mamula and Marlene Dunn.

The next meeting will be held on May 23 at the Roosevelt Building.

New Cumberland Lions Club

to hold pulled pork fundraiser

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Lions Club will be holding its pulled pork take-out fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 25 in the parking lot of the Swaney Memorial Library.

The pork sandwich will cost $5.50 with coleslaw topping available for an additional 25 cents. Smoked chicken halves will cost $6. Both are available as dinners with two side dishes — baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw — for an additional $1.50.

Whole smoked pork butts will be available for $26 by advanced order only. To ensure receiving the half chicken (alone or as part of a dinner) or to order a whole pork butt, advance orders must be phoned in by 6 p.m. May 23 to Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055.

Alpha Beta Chapter of ADK welcomes new members

STEUBENVILLE — Ohio Alpha Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Sorority met May 7 Malara Hall in Steubenville. President Peggy Pyle welcomed members.

Chaplain Pam Fithen read “The Meaning of Memorial Day” and offered prayers. Joyce Cammilletti read a thank-you note from Valley Hospice for the money the club has collected in its behalf.

Membership Chairman Michele Fabbro welcomed new members Teresa Nicholson and Stacey Hall and presented membership certificates to them. Cammilletti, fraternity education chairman, presented the members with a quiz on ADK information.

Treasurer Joanne McCraley reminded members that their $15 assessment, in lieu of a fundraiser, was due.

Scholarship Chairman Clara Joyce announced that her committee has selected a winner for the $300 scholarship. The winner will be announced later this month.

Money was collected for the AIM Women’s Center in Steubenville.

After the business meeting, the members enjoyed a salad and dessert buffet. Hostesses were Debbie Danely and Dorie Mallas.

The organization’s next meeting will be held at a location and time to be announced.

‘LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’

Saturday in Weirton

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will present “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” rated PG, on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.

Admission and popcorn are free, and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and soft drinks. The accessible Walnut Street doors will open at 1:45 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

Crocheting group to meet

Wednesday at Brooke Library

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library’s crocheting group will be meeting in the River Room of the Brooke County Library on Wednesday, beginning at 5 p.m.

The group is for adult beginners through experts.

Those interested must bring their own supplies and projects. If help is needed, someone will be available to assist. Call the circulation desk at (304) 737-1551 to register.

Northern Panhandle Head

Start to hold annual meeting

WHEELING — The board of directors of Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. will hold its annual corporation meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Orchard Park, 1 Orchard Road, Suite 1, Wheeling Park, to recognize the accomplishments of the program over the last year.

Cathy Williams, executive director, will present the annual report. Linda Myers, board vice president, will address the achievements of the program. The meeting is open to the public. Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. program provides comprehensive, early childhood development services for qualifying families with children ages birth to 5, including services to pregnant women who reside in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall or Wetzel counties in West Virginia. There is no fee for the program, and transportation is provided in most areas. For information, call (304) 233-3290 or visit the agency’s website at

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 and $10 per family from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The menu is pierogi, sauerkraut, kielbasa anddesserts. The evening of fellowship is open to the public.

To save a seat, call the church at (304) 723-2571.