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March 22, 2013
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Annual observance

at Masonic Temple

The annual observance of the solemn ceremony of the Feast of the Paschal Lamb will be held Sunday at the Steubenville Masonic Temple located at 227 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The ceremony is under the auspices of the Drummond Chapter of Rose Croix, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville. The service will begin at 3 p.m. and is open to the public as well as Scottish Rite Masons, their families and friends.

The Rev. Clint Quillen Jr., pastor of Wintersville United Methodist Church, will give the address.

The annual service, one of the oldest ceremonials in existence, is a reminder to Christians of Holy Week and to the Jewish faith of Passover, acknowledging the celebration of both faiths, a spokesman explained. The service is built around a series of tableaux taken from the King James version of the Bible. It is further enhanced by dramatic scripture readings and music provided by the Scottish Rite Choir under the direction of Anthony Violi with Carolyn Kibble as organist.

The service also is a memorial for those members of the Valley of Steubenville who have died in the past year.

County Council meets Wednesday

The Jefferson County Council of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Brilliant Post No. 573 located at 210 Market St., at the north end of Brilliant.

All auxiliary members who are current with their dues are welcome to attend.

The Brilliant auxiliary will serve a small luncheon after the opening of the meeting.

The main agenda item is a nominating committee to select officers for the 2013-14 year.

Units are encouraged to attend and share their news and events. There will be a 50-50 drawing and door prizes.

To RSVP, contact Dorothy Sisler, Brilliant Auxiliary president, at (740) 535-0930 or Mary Ulczynski, county council president, at (740) 769-7773.

Weirton Auxiliary reviews events

The Weirton American Legion Post No. 10 Ladies Auxiliary met March 18 at the post hall in Weirton with Shirley Brecht, president, presiding and installing a new member, Mary Folden.

Chaplain Wanda Perrone gave the invocation and closing prayer, and Clara Robinson, secretary, gave a report.

Gloria Jerrel, vice president, reported that the bakeless bake sale was doing well.

Brecht announced that an officers meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Monday.

The Sons of Allegiance will host a spaghetti dinner on April 21, with the auxiliary furnishing desserts. The auxiliary year-end reports have been submitted. The First District Spring Conference will be held April 28 in Moundsville with six auxiliary representatives to attend.

A Memorial Day wreath and Golden Star Mother wreath have been ordered. The auxiliary donated to the Leadership Weirton Class of 2013 to beautify the Memorial Park by Walmart.

Folden won the 50/50 drawing.

The next meeting will be held April 15.

Library programs detailed

Upcoming programs planned at the branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include:

SHS alumni group to meet Tuesday

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville.

April 1 deadline for applications

April 1 is the application deadline for scholarships being offered for the 2013-14 school year by the Bergholz Community Foundation.

Students eligible for consideration for the scholarships are 2013 high school graduates who reside in the Edison Local School District. Scholarships also are available to nontraditional students who must be past graduates of Edison High School or one of the Edison School District's consolidated high schools and who are seeking a first-time associate or undergraduate degree or technical training.

Edison High School students can obtain scholarship applications from the Edison guidance office or by forwarding a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Bergholz Community Foundation, P.O. Box 201, Bergholz, OH 43908.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Easter egg hunt in Mingo Junction

The community of Mingo Junction and the Mingo Knights of Columbus will host an Easter egg hunt for the children of Mingo Junction and children and grandchildren of the Knights of Columbus on March 30 at Mingo's Aracoma Park, beginning at 11 a.m. The event, co-sponsored by John "Wiz" Fabian and Scott Fabian, will include food and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Those planning to attend should call the hall at (740) 535-8037.

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