The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association met April 10 at Richmond United Methodist Church where Dave Nicholson, president, presided.
Marguerite Andres, membership chairman, discussed proposed changes in the bylaws which were approved.
Ann Wiley, reservation chairman, announced the dates and locations of future meetings including:
Six members have passed away since the last meeting, it was announced.
Carole Remington, district nine director, reported on current business in the district.
Janie Wittmer, vice president, introduced guest speaker Cathy Cich, founder and director of Charity Hospice based in Wintersville.
Canned fruit was collected as part of the JCRTA community service project.
Any retired teachers from Jefferson County and surrounding counties in Ohio are welcome to join the association.
For information, contact Nicholson by phone at (740) 544-6249 or (740) 632-4239 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
seniors to meet
Wells Township will hold its senior citizens meeting on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Wells Township Senior/Community Center on Labelle Street, Brilliant.
Meatball sandwiches and potato and macaroni salad will be served for lunch. Questions can be directed to Liz Cook at (740) 632-6253.
Prayer walk set
The Colliers United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the New Cumberland ecumenical churches, is organizing a prayer walk, "God Answers Prayer," to ask for intervention in the drug and alcohol problems in the community, at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Participants are asked to meet at the Colliers UMC by 9:45 a.m., at which time the group will carpool to the east end of Colliers. Those participating will then march to the Nazarene Church. The Colliers Volunteer Fire Department will provide an escort for marchers, and placards and music will be part of the march.
The New Cumberland churches will be marching at the same time in their community.
For information or to confirm participation, contact Rosemary Mazeska at (304) 527-1816.
Spring art show
kicks off May 5
It's time for the Steubenville Art Association's annual spring exhibit at Eastern Gateway Community College.
The opening reception for the show will be held May 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the awards ceremony set to get under way at 2:30 p.m.
Visitors to the college can enjoy all the works on display through May 19 at the college with weekday hours from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday hours from noon to 4 p.m.
set for May 5
The Dillonvale Legion Auxiliary's second-annual Basket Bingo will be held May 5 at 2 p.m. at St. Adalbert School Hall in Dillonvale, state Route 150.
The doors open at 1 p.m.
Admission is $20 which includes 15 games with three cards per game with additional cards available. Admission also includes a chance to win the grand prize of the day. Three bonus games will be offered for an additional $5.
All proceeds benefit McCook American Legion Unit No. 529 programs for children and youth, Girls State and veterans hospitals.
Lunch will be offered with free coffee.
More than $1,800 in prizes will be awarded along with Longaberger baskets and door prizes.
For ticket information, call (740) 769-7773 .
workers to meet
The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 8 at the Wellsburg Christian Church.
Lunch will be served, a business meeting will follow, and President Betty Lou Harris will preside over the installation of officers. A memorial service will be held.
Members are asked to bring items for the food bank and Brooke County Animal Shelter, which is in need of towels, newspapers, toys, collars and food. All members are encouraged to attend.
Call (304) 737-1697 for lunch reservations by May 2.
State flag given
State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, presented a state flag to Tina Morell, president of the Federated Democratic Women of Ohio, during the organization's spring state convention held recently at the Best Western University Inn, Steubenville.
Members of the Jefferson County Federated Democratic Women's Club served as convention hosts.
Gentile said the flag previously was flown over the Ohio Statehouse.
Harrison Community Hospital's monthly diabetes workshop is scheduled for May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria.
Dr. Gary B. Pearch, an optometrist from Cadiz, will lead the workshop, which will focus on diabetic retinopathy and how to reduce the risk of developing this complication.
Nearly 45 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have some stage of diabetic eye disease, which can lead to impaired vision, including blindness, according to a news release.
The monthly diabetes workshops are designed to help people understand the disease and learn to manage it. The free educational sessions are held the first Thursday of each month featuring physicians, dieticians and other health care professionals covering a variety of topics, including healthy eating, monitoring blood sugar levels, taking medications and problem solving.
Reservations are not required. Light refreshments will be served. Transportation is available through the Harrison County Rural Transit by calling (740) 942-1369.
The Hancock County Senior Wellness Center in New Cumberland will host the American Association of Retired Persons safe driving classes on May 1 and 2 at the center located at 647 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland.
Classes begin at 9 a.m. sharp and wrap up at 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP member and $14 for nonmembers. "The good thing about the classes is that seniors can actually save on their insurance costs," said Sally Knabenshue, associate director of programs and services. "It's one of the really nice programs we offer."
Participants will learn new driving skills and review some time-honored ones as well. For example, do you find blind spots bothering you? Do you get drowsy when driving? And, what about road rage? Do you succumb? Plus, the classes provide an opportunity to meet other seniors from the area, Knabenshue said.
Preregistration is required by calling the center at (304) 564-3802 or (304) 387-3251. The center is located adjacent to Oak Glen high and middle schools.
The Unionport Community Center Grange No. 2728 members were hosts of the Liberty Grange No. 1749 of New Alexandria on April 19 for visitation night.
Sis Brannon presented the program - "An Evening with Laughs."
The Jefferson County Pomona Grange No. 41 members will meet May 12 at 3 p.m. in Unionport for the next Grange activity.
Women of Moose
plan May 5 sale
The Wellsburg Women of the Moose Chapter 1354 will hold a hot dog and bake sale May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dollar General Market on Cross Creek Road.
There will be several kinds of homemade baked goods available along with a variety of hot dog toppings. Anyone interested in donating a baked good for the sale can contact the moose lodge at (304) 737-1552.
Reunion time for
Edison 2002 class
The Edison High School Class of 2002 is planning a 10-year reunion for June 23 at the Countryside Banquet Hall, 91 twp. Road 262, Bloomingdale.
The cost is $50 per person for an all-you-can-eat dinner. The event also will include a disc jockey and open bar.