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Weekly fish fries start Friday

for Brilliant Legion Post 573

BRILLIANT — Beginning Friday, the Brilliant American Legion Post 573, located at 210 Market St., will have weekly fish fries from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The menu includes a choice of Coleman’s fish, chicken planks, shrimp or fish nuggets, all of which can be bought as dinners or as smaller portion baskets.

Dinners come with bread, French fries or onion rings and coleslaw. Other menu items include french fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and hot or mild cheese balls.

Orders can be called in to (740) 598-3515. Limited delivery will be available. Check the Legion’s Facebook page at the Brilliant American Legion Post 573 for the complete menu.

Library Story Time offers

children songs, rhymes, art

STEUBENVILLE — Story Time is planned at two branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

The program is for children ages 5-10 and offers stories, songs, rhymes and an art activity.

It will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Adena Branch, where participants can register by calling (740) 546-3782.

It will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch. To register, call (740) 769-2090.

Book Club will meet for discussion on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch. Call to join.

Toronto Seniors celebrate

summer picnic with a luau

TORONTO — A Hawaiian wonderland awaited members of the Toronto Seniors as the group members celebrated luau style for their annual summer picnic held Aug. 19.

Room decorations included large tropical flowers, leis and large palm leaves with photos taken against a flowered bamboo backdrop.

President Judy Bickler’s welcome to members was followed by the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

The picnic included food and a Chinese auction. Winners were Linda Livingstone, Peggy Ziarko, Karen Kraus, Mary Alice Meyer, Ben Cicone, Pat Phabe, Rosemary Bonafide, Mary Koth, Richard Dobbs, Paula Krensavage, Lola Swanagan, Jean Barker, Peggy Miller, Pat Simpson and Judy Bickler.

Bonita Emery was the 50-50 winner. Bingo winners were Linda Livingston, Nancy Nale, Peggy Miller, Irma Straka, Joyce Berdine, Jean Cline and Phil Cicone.

Members were reminded about the trip Sept. 7 to Tara and Grove City Outlets and the Amish country tour, shopping and dinner outing on Oct. 5.

The next meeting is at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

UFOs, creatures of the valley

topics at Puskarich Library

CADIZ — If you’re fascinated with UFO sightings, Bigfoot, Mothman and other unearthly phenomenon, don’t miss the return of local researchers Fred Sagula and Brian Seech to the Puskarich Public Library on Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. to discuss strange happenings and sightings in the area along with other eerie legends and encounters.

So reads the announcement in the August/September newsletter issue for the Harrison County library system with locations in Cadiz, Freeport and Scio.

“You are encouraged to share stories of your creepy and unexplained experiences,” the newsletter notes.

Sagula is the director of the Fayette County Bigfoot Research Project and director of West Virginia Mutual UFO network MUFON, an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable corporation and the world’s oldest and largest civilian UFO investigation and research organization.

Seech is the co-founder of the Center of Unexplained Events and the co-founder of the Center for Cryptozoological Studies.

A “Big” extravaganza at the library will fall on a Saturday in October.

Ohio Bigfoot investigator Marc DeWerth will be at the Puskarich Public Library on Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. for his presentation on the legendary Bigfoot.

DeWerth, the Ohio curator of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, will share compelling audio recordings, evidence and stories of these elusive creatures, according to the newsletter announcement.

“Find out the most up-to-date sightings along with local sightings and investigations in Harrison County.”

The program is for all ages.

Earlier that day, DeWertsh will give another presentation, this one on Big Trees Ohio.

DeWerth is the founder of that volunteer group that has discovered more than 1,000 of the state’s largest trees, some of which are national champions.

He’ll give a slideshow presentation at 1 p.m. on Oct. 9 and take a look at the magnificent trees in Ohio, including in Harrison County, one of which measures 24 feet, 10 inches in circumference.

For information on any of the programs, call (740) 942-2623.

The library is located at 200 E. Market St. The website is www.harrison.lib.oh.us.

Missionaries to be guest

speakers at Sunday service

TORONTO — Port Homer Church, located at 2454 county Road 68, Toronto, will host a special service on Sunday with the 11 a.m. service featuring the Gillium family from Michigan. They are missionaries to the Middle East.

Wednesday in Wintersville

is canceled for September

WINTERSVILLE — The September installment of Wednesday in Wintersville has been canceled because of the prediction of thunderstorms today and will not be rescheduled because of a lack of police staffing to direct traffic, according to an announcement on the event Facebook page.

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