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What’s going on throughout the area

October 19, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Rotary club

royalty crowned

Marty Hauser and Christine Hargrave were crowned king and queen of the Steubenville Rotary Club's Octoberfest held Sunday at Bella Hall. The festivities included German food.

Retired teachers

to meet Nov. 13

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will be held Nov. 13 at the Starkdale Presbyterian Church, Steubenville with the business meeting beginning at 11 a.m.

John Cucarese of New York Life will be the speaker.

Following the noon luncheon, Michael Neft or Dave Gynn, ORTA president, will discuss any changes the Legislature has made to teachers' retirement.

The lunch menu will include ham loaf, potato casserole, vegetable, salad, rolls and caramel pie. Cost is $14 with checks due Oct. 31 to Ann Wiley, reservations chair. Checks should be made payable to JCRTA and mailed to Wiley at P.O. Box 304, Amsterdam OH 43903.

Members are asked to bring personal hygiene items to be donated to Urban Mission Ministries for its teen Christmas stockings.

For information, contact Dave Nicholson, president, at (740) 544-6249.

Sands of Time

at E.S. center

A popular country-western band, Sands of Time, will be performing Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the East Springfield Community and Recreation Center located on county Road 39.

Admission is $5.

Clubs to collect

for Urban Mission

In conjunction with the Catholic Central High School's Key Club, the Weirton Madonna Interact Club will conduct a food drive at Harding Stadium prior to and during the Crusader and Blue Don football game on Saturday.

The students will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable items. Collection boxes will be set up at the front gates. All items collected will be donated to Urban Mission Ministries in Steubenville.

COAD applauds

program helpers

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, Area 1, held its annual recognition event Oct. 1 to acknowledge volunteers involved in the Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program.

Local volunteers recognized were:

One year, FGP: Bonnie Bruce, Carroll County; and Norma Tucker and Irene Harris-Smith, both Jefferson County;

Five years: Wanneta Horn, FGP, and Peggie Robinson, SCP, both Harrison County; Joan Pennock, FGP; Carroll County; and Pearl Dawson, SCP, Jefferson County.

Fifteen years: Betty Gaffney, SCP, Jefferson County.

Twenty years: Mary Richards and Margaret Ferrell, both FGP, Harrison County.

County Council

to feature Morris

The Jefferson County Council Auxiliary meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Wintersville Unit No. 557 with Heather Bowser as the featured speaker.

Born in 1972 with multiple birth defects related to agent orange, Bowser is an advocate for children all over the world who have faced the effects of agent orange. Her mother, Sharon Morris, is the county council treasurer.

Unit members are welcome to hear what Bowser has to say about the benefits available to veterans and their spouses, according to a news release.

Questions can be directed to Sharon at (740) 264-5442 or Mary Ulczynski at (740) 769-7773.

Convention had

local presence

The Federated Democratic Women of Ohio held its 81st-annual convention at the Worthington Holiday Inn with Tina Morell presiding.

Willa Wade, Jefferson County president, gave the opening invocation. Norma Wellington reported on the spring convention, and members viewed a video entitled "Take Us Forward."

State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, presented the state flag to Morell, who took second place with the T-shirt design contest. She got Vice President Joe Biden to autograph it and sold tickets for a fundraiser.

On the second day, Morell presided, Wade gave the invocation, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ruby Gilliam of Carroll County, a World War II veteran.

Marie Karl, vice president, gave a report on the Harrison County Democratic Club.

Lorraine Hazlett said there are five counties that do not have a Democratic Woman's Club and reported she sent letters to the county chairman to see if they wanted to start one with help from the region vice president if needed.

Hazlett reported on the Jefferson County Fair and noted that a fundraiser for a $100 gas card was held. The Jefferson County club held a garage sale and will hold a style show Nov. 18 at the Stratton Municipal Building, she announced.

Eileen Krupinski and Wellington, bylaws committee members, read the first reading on the correction to the bylaws.

Some members toured the state house on the second day.

At the Friday dinner, Thelma Adams introduced Bob Dietrick and Steve Morgan, authors and financial planners, who were the speakers. Their book is named "Bulls, Bears and the Ballot Box."

On the last day, Wade paid special tribute to the deceased members. Kate Chapek, national director for American women, was the special guest.

Wanda Kuhns introduced Dr. Donald Nduyen of Doctors for America. He spoke on understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Yvette McGee Brown, supreme court justice, was the key speaker for the close of the convention. She was the first African-American woman to serve as a justice in Ohio.

Morell announced that the spring convention will be held in Lorain.

Eldurays at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Eldurays band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they so desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 797-1270.

Knights to mark Octoberfest

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Knights of Columbus Council will celebrate Octoberfest with a free meal for all its members and their families on Sunday at the council hall with festivities beginning at 5 p.m.

The menu will include a variety of foods for the season such as soups, kielbasa, stuffed hot peppers and sauerkraut along with salads and German chocolate cake for dessert.

Free coffee will be furnished with sodas and other refreshments available for sale in the social room. Grand Knight Donald Hall said the event is a way for the council to show appreciation to all its members for their support of council activities.

Dice run benefit

set for Oct. 27

A dice run fundraiser with all bikers and vehicles welcome will be held at Friendlys Tavern, state Route 213, Steubenville, on Oct. 27.

The first bike out will be at 2 p.m. with the last bike in at 6 p.m. at the Brierwood Tavern in Pottery Addition, Steubenville. Cost is $10 for a bike. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit Cindy Nelson in her fight against breast cancer, according to a promotional flyer. Following the dice run, there will be a Halloween party at the Brierwood Tavern with a $3 cover charge. It will include a costume contest, music, food, a 50-50 drawing and a Chinese auction. For information, call Nona at (740) 275-8895; Tonya at (740) 219-4639; or Bryan Reed at (304) 639-4351.

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