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March 14, 2013
The Herald-Star

Dinner Sunday at Quinn AME

The Melinda Guy Women's Missionary Society is sponsoring a St. Patrick's Day dinner on Sunday at Quinn AME Memorial Church located at 515 North St., Steubenville.

The dinner will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost is $12 for adults with children 10 and under eating for free.

Calendars feature

Hanna Coal pix

The Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park still has 2013 calendars for sale featuring photos from the early years of Hanna Coal Co.

The cost is $10 per calendar with $2 handling and postage.

Calendar photos feature the "Sandy Andy" yard bucket and the "Pioneer," shovels that were purchased in 1939 by Hanna.

Consolidated Coal Co. is the sponsor of this year's calendar.

To purchase a calendar, contact Dale Davis at (740) 391-4135 or Donald Richards at (740) 937-2178. Orders can be sent to Davis at 456 Park Ave., Cadiz, OH 43907. Money orders or checks need made payable to HCRHPO Inc.

There also are some remaining 2012 and 2011 calendars. Please specify when ordering. The 2012 calendars are $12 each because of many photos in color.

Wellsburg Lenten services continue

The Wellsburg Ministerium reminds residents that Wellsburg area churches and their clergy are participating in an ongoing series of Lenten services through Easter.

The services are open to people of all denominations. Many are led by a clergy member visiting from another Wellsburg church.

The schedule includes:

Today at 7 p.m., Henderson Chapel AME, the Rev. Bryce Grieco.

March 21 at 7 p.m., Windsor Heights Church of God, the Rev. Carl Tribbet.

March 29 at noon at Wellsburg Christian Church, Good Friday service with the theme "Seven Last Sayings of Christ" and featuring The Rev. Angel Adams, Joy Leasure, the Rev. Jerome Anderson, the Rev. Dan Pisano, Grieco, the Rev. Aaron Miller and the Rev. Carl Terry participating.

March 31 at 7 a.m. at Brooke Hills Park Clubhouse, Easter sunrise service with the Rev. Carl Tribbet.

Book discussion

group to meet

The Saturday Afternoon Book Discussion Group will discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning "March" by Geraldine Brooks at 1:30 p.m. March 23 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, Main Street, Weirton.

"March" follows the father of the Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" during his deployment in the Civil War. The library has additional copies on loan from the West Virginia Library Commission available. Inquire at the assistant director's office for information.

April's book will be "Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan. Copies will be available at the March meeting.

The book discussion group meets the fourth Saturday of each month. All are welcome to attend.

Have breakfast

with Easter Bunny

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the center located on Main Street, Weirton.

The cost is $5 and includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, a photo with the Easter Bunny, and treats for children.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met Feb. 20 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Norma Yoho presiding.

Debbie Call entertained members after dinner by singing inspirational and love songs.

New member Art Chappel and guests were welcomed.

Christine Barker won the free dinner. Jose Cekinovich and Shirley Brecht won the 50/50 drawing. Norma Yoho, Brecht, Boyd Barker, Nancy Saxon, Virginia Riley and Ronald Fallert won door prizes.

Members played cards and bingo after the meeting. The next meeting will be March 20.

Stone Street

Station to perform

Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

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

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

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

Sisters of Garibaldi

to meet March 19

The Sisters of Garibaldi will hold their first meeting of 2013 when members gather on March 19 in the club's social room.

The meeting gets under way at 7 p.m. with "important business" to be discussed.

All members and officers are urged to attend.

Survivors, Seekers

are selling book

The Survivors and Seekers of the old McCullough Children's Home had six in attendance at its March meeting.

Reports were given by Darlene Pehanich, secretary, and Mary Pasich, treasurer, who also offered the prayer.

It was announced that copies of "The Lost Children of the Ohio Valley" are available for purchase for $20 by contacting Charlie Lash, president, at (740) 264-4821 or Pehanich at (740) 282-6127.

The next meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Wintersville United Methodist Church.

Weirton Elks

dinner Sunday

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 Past Exalted Rulers will hold their monthly pasta dinner for members and guests from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the lodge located on Main Street, Weirton.

The dinner includes salad, pasta, bread, butter, dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and under. A ticket will be selected for a free dinner at next month's "Pasta Sunday."

New members in

winemakers club

Rick Parker presided at the Valentine's Day-themed February meeting of the Tri-State Winemakers Club where Jim and Suzie Zorbini served as hosts.

Linda Cole, treasurer, gave a report.

Marlene Marsh awarded prizes to Erma Rangos and Rick Parker for birthdays being the closest to Valentine's Day.

The nominating committee has a slate of officers to present to the members for consideration at the March meeting.

The club participated in what was described as a "very successful" wine-tasting for the Weirton Elks Club in February. Upcoming wine tasting events are planned by the Wellsburg Elks on March 23 from 6 p.m. to to 9 p.m. and St. Paul's and St. Joseph's churches on April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Madonna High School gym.

The club set its Christmas party for Dec. 13 at the Weirton Knights of Columbus.

Lisa Carte announced she is planning an overnight bus trip to Niagara Falls to stay at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Sept. 8. The trip will include visiting several wineries. If the bus can't be filled with reservations from club members, it will be open to nonmembers.

The club welcomed new members Mike and Michelle Penney and Samuel Gibb and guests Ed and Vickie Zeigler.

Cliff Edgell suggested the idea of a club bulletin board where members can post wine-related articles or events

The next meeting will be held today at the Wellsburg Elks Club. Edgell will serve as host for the meeting which will have a St. Patrick's Day theme.

Iris Himmelrick and Renee Lemal, members of the Marland Heights Community Association, will talk to the club about possibly doing a wine tasting for them.

Perennials topic

for garden club

Betty Clark opened the March meeting of the Woodland Garden Club with an inspirational reading entitled "A Garden Reflection."

There were 14 members present. Hostess duties were shared by Norma Harris and Verna Smolinsky, club president, who followed a St. Patrick's theme.

Paula Nutter gave the prayer. Roll call was answered by naming a person who influenced a love for gardening.

A garden tip from the "Old Farmers Almanac" was provided by Arjanta Mansfield and read by Carole Patton regarding planning for and buying seeds for the garden.

Smolinsky presented a program on selecting perennials that grow in Ohio and gave each member a waterproof book by Miracle-Gro for growing perennials.

A "white elephant sale" was conducted at the end of the meeting.

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