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September 26, 2012
The Herald-Star

Rev. Richard Davis

to address club

The OFWC Woman's Club of Steubenville will welcome the Rev. Richard Davis as the guest speaker at its Monday luncheon and business meeting at the Steubenville Country Club.

The luncheon gets under way at noon.

Eileen Krupinski and Dolores Dooley will serve as greeters and hostesses.

Davis, vice president of community relations at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, will address the topic "This is My Life," sharing his memories of growing up on the south side of Buffalo, N.Y.

Quaker Day set

in Richmond

The Richmond Community Historical Society will hold its annual Quaker Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crew House Museum area at 34 W. Main St., Richmond.

The event will include kettle-cooked vegetable soup and homemade cobblers; crafts; mums; honey; an antique tractor display, country music performed by local musicians; and the sale of historical society pottery, Richmond history books, and Crew House note and Christmas cards.

"We have lots of new items to see in the Crew House," said Sandy Judy, historical society secretary, referring to items in the upper level Jefferson Union High School museum.

There also will be vintage clothing and linens on display.

The village building across the street will be open for visitors to appreciate an extensive collection of old Richmond photos that were part of a collection organized by the late Don Thompson, town historian.

For information on the festival or to set up a booth, call Phil Judy, society president, at (740) 765-4534.

Lupus support group to meet

The Lupus Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Hampton Inn, 820 University Blvd.

"Let's Talk About Lupus - A Time of Sharing" will be the theme.

Walter and Pat Howard are the project coordinators. Iris Callahan is the outreach worker.

It is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and sponsored by Urban Mission's NCDC.

Brooke library to screen film Friday

The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-13-rated film, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," at 1 p.m. Friday.

It involves British retirees who travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Follansbee units

collecting coupons

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 45 of Follansbee met at the post home Sept. 12 with Rita Robinson, president, presiding.

It was noted that 2013 dues are due and can be dropped off at the post at 998 Main St., Follansbee.

Members are collecting manufacturing coupons whether expired or not to be sent to service men and women stationed overseas. The coupons can be dropped off at the post or mailed.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the post home.

Hounds' Haven

fall bazaar set

Clean out your closet and help a good cause, suggests representatives of Hounds' Haven Inc., which is organizing a holiday fall bazaar to be held Oct. 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Treasure Island Marketplace in Wintersville.

The shelter also is accepting donations of gently used holiday items, in good condition, for this fundraiser with donations tax-deductible. Call the shelter at (740) 733-8546 to make arrangements.

Hounds' Haven Inc. is a nonprofit, "quality-of-life" shelter for homeless animals from around the Ohio Valley. "The shelter receives no government funds and relies on volunteers and the generosity of animal lovers from around the area, in order to provide love and care - and a home for hundreds of dogs and cats for life, while actively seeking 'forever' homes for them," according to a news release.

Meet 'n Greet

set for Tuesday

The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women is sponsoring a "Meet 'n Greet" in honor of Sue Thorn, a candidate for Congress' 1st District of West Virgina.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the home of Anna Gillespie, federation president. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Those attending should RSVP by Friday. by calling (304) 748-1447.

Weirton auxiliary

plans for dinner

The Weirton American Legion Post 10 Auxiliary held its September meeting with President Shirley Brecht presiding.

Chaplain Wanda Perrone gave the invocation.

Reports were given by Clara Robinson, secretary, and Loretta Fabian, treasurer.

Vice President Gloria Jerrel reported Linda Corwin and Anna-Maria Taylor will be joining the auxiliary.

A report was given regarding cards sent.

The group will make a $50 donation to Bonnie's Bus, a mobile mammogram unit, in honor of deceased members.

Donna Gates was installed as the 2012-13 sergeant-at-arms, and new member Pat Folden was welcomed. The by-laws were revised and some articles were changed. They will be submitted for approval by the state.

Brecht and members discussed the upcoming Korean War veterans dinner, which will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the legion hall. The children's Christmas party will be held in December.

Clara Robinson won the 50/50 drawing.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the legion hall.

Chapter's annual

card party set

The Wellsburg Chapter of the Women of the Moose will hold its annual card party at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge, 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

The cost is $6.

Everyone attending will be eligible for a door prize with the meal consisting of homemade meatball sandwiches, pasta salad and cupcakes. Drawing tickets will be on sale for items such as business gift certificates, handmade crafts, cash, a card table set and a television.

The card party is the chapter's biggest fundraiser of the year. Party proceeds are used to provide for activities such as the children's Easter, Halloween and Christmas parties; funding for the local food baskets for those less fortunate; for local high school scholarships; and for Girls State.

Unionport Grange

planning event

The Unionport Community Grange No. 2728 met recently in Unionport with plans made for the Unionport Apple Stirrin' Time on Oct. 20-21. There will be free parking, admission and entertainment.

Members will host the county grange banquet at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 in Unionport.

Members recently attended the Jefferson County Pomona Grange No. 41 meeting and officers conference held in New Alexandria by the Library Grange No. 1749 members.

Anyone wanting to join the Grange can contact any Grange member for information.

Group introduces

new retirees

New retirees were introduced when Steubenville City Schools retirees attended a luncheon at JC Wine Cellars in East Springfield.

Members signed cards to be sent and received a thank-you note from Hounds' Haven Inc. for donations provided. Drawing tickets were made available for a fundraiser Hounds' Haven is having.

Orders were taken for pumpkin rolls that will be available next month. The Oct. 11 luncheon will be held at the Farm in Mount Pleasant.

Church to hold

fall-themed event

Olde St. John's Episcopal Church, at Eldersville and St. John's roads, will offer a variety of hot food and baked goods and display an assortment of quilts, old and new, at its second Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The church's members will be selling barbecued ham sandwiches, ham, cheddar and apple butter sandwiches, home-made chili and chicken noodle soup and old-fashioned West Virginia apple cake.

Visitors also are invited to bring their own quilts for display between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. A note with the owner's name, address and phone number should be pinned to the back and the quilts should be picked up at 4 p.m.

There also will be assorted new and used fall and Christmas decorations for sale and a basket drawing.

The church has a long history, having originated in 1793 with a log structure later burned down by Native Americans. The current brick building was constructed in 1849.

Wine tasting at

Hellenic Hall

The wines of the Tri-State Wine Makers Club will be featured at a fundraiser wine tasting set for Oct. 6 at the Hellenic Hall, 300 S. Fourth St., Steubenville.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and include Greek hors d'oeuvres.

Cost is $11 in advance or $13 at the door.

It is sponsored by the Steubenville AHEPA to benefit AHEPA charities.

AHEPA is an acronym for the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

Pre-sale tickets are available at the office at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Downtown Bakery, Lancelot's Restaurant and the Winemakers Loft in Follansbee.

Charities include the Salvation Army, AHEPA Buckeye Scholarship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiac Research Center, International Orthodox Christian Charities, Urban Mission Ministries, Cooley's Anemia Organization, Holy Trinity Church, Taki Romios Memorial Library, Holy Trinity Grecian Stars, Holy Trinity Philoptochos Society and Holy Trinity Junior Goya.

Local history fair set for Saturday

Set for Saturday, the Avella History Fair will have several new attractions this year, organizers said.

Doors of the Avella Community Center will open at 8 a.m., with a vintage car display to begin at the same time in the Valduga lot across the road.

Set to coincide with the Avella High School Reunion, the event will offer a variety of local history displays featuring such topics as embroidery, Depression glass and other antiques, railroads and arrowheads.

There also will be a bocce court available for play and food sold by the ladies of St. Michael's Church.

For information, call (724) 947-3983 or (724) 587-3900.

Survivors, Seekers

eye fundraisers

Survivors and Seekers met at the Wintersville United Methodist Church for a covered dish luncheon and business meeting. Mary Pasich gave the blessing before the meal, and Charlie Lash presided.

Darlene Pehanic reported there were 21 members and guests at the annual picnic held at the state Route 213, Hammonsville, rest area, where the former McCullough Children's Home was located.

The survivors group is comprised of former residents of the home and their spouses or friends but is open to any new member who is interested in the group, according to Pehanic. There were 58 known residents when the home closed, and 19 are known or have been located.

Fundraisers were discussed with Lash noting he will check on the cost of re-publishing copies of "The Lost Children of the Ohio Valley," written by the late Gordon Grafton.

Lash will report to the club at the Oct. 12 meeting. Other ideas for generating money for the club are needed, it was noted.

In discussing holding meetings at the Children's Home, located off Sunset Boulevard, it was pointed out that there is a monument there dedicated to past residents of the McCullough home. A visit to the monument on the June anniversary was mentioned and then members will go to a restaurant for lunch. The group met there until 2008 when it moved to the Wintersville church.

Pasich suggested bringing a sack lunch for regular meetings, only holding a covered-dish event when there is a guest speaker.

Auxiliary readies

cards for veterans

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary of Weirton held its monthly meeting Sept. 10 at the Serbian American Cultural Center on Colliers Way.

President Joan Spano presided at the meeting where Chaplain Mary Ann Smith led devotions

Mary Ann Elliott gave the sunshine report on cards sent. The auxiliary purchased a gift card for adopted veteran Duke Horstemeyer's September birthday.

Joan Spano sent seven birthday cards, playing cards, sandals, lap robes and calendars to the West Virginia Veterans Home in Barboursville. Joan Spano, Maxine Ragan and LaVonne Balint have addressed 675 Christmas cards for active-duty troops, and Tina Spano has addressed 200 and Joan Spano 145 for veterans.

Shirley Brecht asked that each member give a donation toward a drawing basket for the Marine Ball, which will be held Nov. 12 at the Serbian American Cultural Center. The auxiliary will purchase a full-page advertisement for the Ball Book.

Leroy Bee won the 50/50 drawing and donated it back to the treasurer.

Elizabeth Shipe and Marcy Spano served refreshments, and Maxine Ragan will serve at October's meeting.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the cultural center.

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