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‘Cheerfest’ scheduled March 28

at Oak Glen High School gym

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen High School cheerleaders will host a “Cheerfest” for preschool to eighth-graders on March 28.

Cheerfest is “a fun-filled educational day of cheerleading,” a spokesperson noted of the event that will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Glen High School gymnasium. There will be a performance and awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. for family.

The cost is $35 for each child attending, and participants must bring a packed lunch.

Those who register no later than March 9 will receive a free Cheerfest T-shirt. Cheering items will be on sale during Cheerfest for cash-only purchases. For questions or to register, call Jaime at (724) 831-9927.

‘Dancing Through the Decades’

planned by local foundation

JEWETT — “Dancing Through the Decades,” a throwback prom fundraiser by the Eric Watt True Heart Foundation, will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday in the upstairs of Pennington’s, located at 106 E. Main St., Jewett.

Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner catered by Capraro’s of Hopedale. Tickets need to be purchased in advance at Pennington’s and Watts Wares. For information, call (33) 340-3997.

Music will be provided by DJ Coulson, and the event will include a prom court, caricaturist and a silent auction.

The foundation’s Facebook page notes “Join us for a step back in time as we celebrate proms from the past. Come dressed in your best throwback clothes for the decade that you would like to represent.”

Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. along with the silent auction, dinner catered at 7 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with DJ Coulson. A caricaturist will be on hand, and there will be a 50-50 drawing, prom court and photographer.

Ticket price includes appetizers, dinner and dessert.

Eric Watt True Heart Foundation is a nonprofit foundation to help local residents and organizations in need.

Jeannette Ogden marking

her 95th birthday today

DILLONVALE — Jeanette Ogden of Dillonvale is celebrating her 95th birthday today.

She was born Feb. 26, 1925, in Piney Fork, to Loman “Casey” and Esta Stinard.

She married William “Bill” Moore on June 10, 1946. After his death in 1993, she married Evart Ogden on April 14, 1999. He died in 2007.

Both husbands were World War II veterans, and “Rosie the Riveter” during wartime.

Formerly employed at Kanoski’s grocery store in Adena, she is a self-taught pianist who was a church pianist and Sunday school teacher for many years. She also could play the accordion.

She has four children: William “Bill” Moore of Piney Fork; Richard Moore of Morgantown, W.Va.; Janie Hubbard of Mountain Home, Ark.; and Cathy Anuof W. Palm Bay, Fla.

Her family also includes 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She has two sisters, Dora Horvat of Dillonvale and the late Verda Campbell.

Bible study and crossword puzzles are her hobbies.

Steubenville Legion Post

to host fish fry Friday

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville American Legion Post 33, located at 808 N. Fifth St., will be hosting a fish fry from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday.

The menu will include beer-battered fried fish dinners with two sides; a fish sandwich; and a butterfly shrimp dinner with two sides.

Desserts will be available.

Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park meeting set

CADIZ — The 2020 Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park’s annual meeting will be held at 11 a.m. March 7 at the Harrison County History of Coal Museum, located at 200 E. Market St.

The meeting will include the election of officers and directors; a membership meeting; a review and discussion of fundraising; and machinery maintenance, restorations and projects.

Anyone interested in being an officer or director, or being on a committee or volunteering is urged to attend. For those who are unavailable to attend but have ideas or interest in serving, send e-mail info@hcrhp.org or hcrhp@yahoo.com. or call (740) 740-312-5385.

The Harrison County History of Coal Museum is located in the lower level of the Puskarich Public Library. The meeting will be held in the large meeting room.

Videos will be shown in the museum’s theater room from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and during any open times.

The meeting will break for lunch.

The monthly Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park membership meetings are held the first Tuesday at the Harrison County Visitors Center, 143 S. Main St., Cadiz, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park is a mining and energy museum project and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of mining, construction, agriculture, logging, transportation and oil and gas history.

The Historical Construction Equipment Association-Ohio Valley Chapter, Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club-Chapter 22, and the Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show will be holding meetings in the afternoon.

Weirton Medical Center

Auxiliary maps out calendar

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medial Center Auxiliary held its February meeting in the Starvaggi Boardroom.

President Sondra Weigel opened with the auxiliary prayer and pledge of allegiance.

Report were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley; Weigel, financial report; and Domenica “Minnie” Malloy, cards sent.

Service chairmen making reports included Weekley for Flo Jonczak, birth certificates; Barbara Visnic, coffee cart and mail; Dee Krinock, membership and Weekley, publicity.

The annual observation of Volunteer Week will be marked April 19-25 with April 24 being the auxiliary appreciation dinner in conference rooms A, B, C. The annual auxiliary awards dinner is scheduled for July 15. The auxiliary Christmas party will be held Dec. 10.

The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary Gift Shop will hold an end-of-season sale with 25 percent off all winter wraps, gloves and scarves. Some exclusions will apply.

Upcoming events include the board meeting on March 17 and Books Are Fun, set for April 8-9.

Retired railroaders having

monthly breakfast meetings

CHESTER — A monthly meeting welcoming all retired railroaders and crafts meets on the last Thursday of the month.

Retirees are encouraged to meet at 11 a.m. for breakfast at EJ’s Restaurant, located at 807 Carolina Ave. A spokesperson noted any retired railroader is invited. It doesn’t matter from where or what company, division or department.

A spokesperson noted any retired railroader is invited. It doesn’t matter from where or what company, division or department.

Questions can be directed to Rocco at (330) 853-3045.

Antonio Meucci Lodge

thanked for donations

WEIRTON — The Antonio Meucci Lodge No. 2506 Sons and Daughters of Italy met Feb. 11 at Undo’s in Weirton. Vice President Tony LaRosa read the invocation and extended wishes for a happy Valentine’s Day.

Richard Sklenor led the pledge of allegiance after which club members had a sit-down dinner.

Reports were given by Secretary Rita Orler and Treasurer Norma Henson.

President Regina Truax announced that a new trustee was needed, and Sklenor volunteered to fill the vacated position. The group received thank-you notes from the Salvation Army for the donation of canned goods in November and for the Toy for Tots donation made in December.

Birthdays were acknowledged. A report on cards sent was given.

Entertainment was playing a card game where table prizes moved from person to person until all cards were called.

Several bus tours were announced, including: March 15, “Sound of Music,” Benedum Theater, Pittsburgh; April 26, “The Return of Kenny Vance,” Palace Theater, Greensburg, Pa.; May 3, “Carousel,” Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, Midland, Pa.; May 24-30, Branson, Mo.; June 10-11, Seneca Allegheny Resort and Casino, Pa.; June 14, “Memphis The Musical Rock and Roll,” Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland, Pa.; June 17-19, Sight and Sound Millennium Theater, Queen Ester, Lancaster, Pa. For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

All tours are open to the public.

The Undo’s gift certificates were won by Ron Fallert and Carl Truax. The 50/50 was won by Marilyn DiLeonardo. Valentine candy door prizes were won by Marilyn DiLeonardo, Carl Truax, Gene Viola and MaryAnn DiFonzo.

The next meeting will be held March 10 at Undo’s in Weirton. Anyone interested in joining or wanting information can contact Truax.

Extension to host Women

in Agriculture conference

MASSILLON — Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will host the seventh-annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference.

This year’s conference convenes on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the RG Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE in Massillon. All women and high school age women who are interested in, involved in or want to become involved with food, agricultural or natural resources production or small business are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

The conference program features an agency/vendor fair and 18 educational breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers and partner agencies.

Sessions focus around five themes: Business and finance, plants and animals, communication, home and family and special interest, areas of specific interest to attendees.

Farm and Dairy Editor Rebecca Miller will be the conference’s featured keynote speaker. Her presentation will engage and enlighten participants on “Clinging to Context in a Noisy World: Don’t Lose Sight of Your ‘Why.'”

Interested individuals can register for the conference online at go.osu.edu/eowia2020. Cost of the conference is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students. The fee includes conference participation, continental breakfast, lunch and conference handouts. The registration deadline is March 12.

Registered participants, community organizations or businesses interested in sponsorships and/or securing an informational or vendor table can do so from the registration page or contact (740) 264-2212 to obtain information.

A list of sponsorship opportunities also is available from the registration page.


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