County Council to meet Tuesday
The American Legion Jefferson County Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Post 351 in Mingo Junction. All veterans are welcome to attend.
AMVETS Post 275 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Building in Steubenville. All veterans are welcome to attend.
Library programs announced
Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include:
Registration set for swim team
The Stratton Seacats Swim Team will continue registrations on Friday at the Stratton indoor pool, 136 Third Ave., Stratton, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The registration fee is $20 for the first child per family and $10 for each additional child/family member.
A spokesperson noted these do not constitute swimming lessons. All children should bring a swim suit and be prepared to pass a swim test the night of registration.
Participants do not need to be a resident of Stratton. All children ages 5 to 18 are welcome to join.
Questions can be directed to Jennifer Sperry at (740) 317-9837.
Representative to be at library
A representative from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office will be at the Main Library of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County for open office hours Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The representative, Bob Kalish, will meet and answer questions from the public.
Retired teachers to meet June 12
The next meeting of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will be held June 12 at the First United Presbyterian Church in Brilliant.
The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a noon meal.
John Holmes of the Franciscan University of Steubenville will discuss the "Official Language of the Ohio Valley."
Karen Butt of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will speak to the group at 1 p.m.
Luncheon reservations are $14 and due by May 25. Checks made payable to JCRTA can be mailed to Ann Wiley, reservations, at P.O. Box 304, Amsterdam, OH 43903.
As the June community service project, members are asked to bring baby and/or adult hygiene supplies for donation to the ALIVE Shelter.
Trips announced for Fun Seekers
The Fun Seekers May meeting was opened by David Krouse with Joanne Bugin offering a Mother's Day reading and leading in opening ceremonies.
Rick Pastre provided entertainment.
The 50/50 was won by Mav Kearney. Door prizes winners were Phyllis Riapos, Dino Rossi, Robbie Frantz, Victor Rossi, Patsy Verelst, Chris Skienar, Betty Bednarek and Judy Gaynor. Phil DeStefano won the dinner prize.
A letter was read from Jim Fulciniti regarding resigning from tour director duties.
Trips planned for members and non-members include:
Sunday: River Casino;
May 23: Wheeling Downs Casino;
June 8: Sugar Creek;
June 13: Meadows Casino;
June 16-20: Nashville.
For trip information, call Krause at (740) 264-5817 or Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.
Volunteers are needed for the July 15 picnic meeting at Aracoma Park.
The next meeting will be held June 6 at Undo's in Weirton.
Gardening workshop offered
West Virginia University Extension Agent Norm Schwertfeger will conduct a class on square foot gardening from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Brooke Hills Park's Cardinal Shelter, Wellsburg.
Square foot gardens enable backyard gardeners to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers in one-fifth the space required for a regular garden.
"If you quit gardening because the weeds took over your garden, if you hate bending over and breaking your back while gardening, if you would like to learn to recycle food scraps, this class is for you," Schwertfeger said.
He will demonstrate how to build an inexpensive square foot garden that can be converted into a small greenhouse very easily.
The workshop also will include ways to start plants from seed and make your own garden pots from newspaper.
The cost is $5, which includes beverages for participants. Food also will be available for purchase.
To register, call (304) 737-3666.