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What’s going on throughout the area

April 8, 2013
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Herald-Star community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Recycling topic

for garden club

The Rivers Edge Garden Club of Toronto held its March meeting at the home of Mary Jane Ighnat with 10 members in attendance.

Hostess Mary Jane Ighnat introduced guest speaker Susan Guskea, whose topic was recycling. She suggested starting to recycle with one or two items at first and shared various pictures of products that were made from recycled items.

Mary Bilchak, president, presided at the meeting where Ighnat gave the devotion entitled "Time Began in a Garden."

Members answered roll call by sharing their favorite plant for winter color and texture in their yard.

Reports were given by Beth Cooper, secretary, and Betty Stewart, treasurer. The club agreed to make a donation to the Fourth of July Committee.

Discussion was held regarding the picture that was previously displayed at the Toronto Post Office. Stewart will bring the picture to the next meeting for members to see. Bilchak will contact the Toronto Library to see if it could be displayed there.

The club will purchase pink geraniums from the Toronto Beautification Committee for the club's pink awareness garden at Newburg Landing. Stewart will measure the area and bring a list of plants to consider planting there.

Ighnat served refreshments.

The April meeting will be held at the home of Goldie Smurda.

Luncheon in honor

of volunteers

Plans are under way for the annual volunteer luncheon to recognize the faithfulness of volunteers who gave of their time nad talents during 2012.

A total of 43,515 hours of volunteer service was completed by hundreds of volunteers.

The luncheon will be held April 26 at noon at the Wintersville United Methodist Church. The theme is "Our Volunteers Help Us to Grow ... Growing Hope, Change and Happiness."

The event will honor 2012 outstanding volunteers and also remember the faithful servants who died during 2012.

Reservations are due by April 15 by calling (740) 282-2911.

Historical society

Plans dinner

The Carroll County Historical Society will host a pork and sauerkraut supper from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 20 at the Algonquin Mill dining hall.

The all-you-can-eat dinner will feature local pork and the society's "famous homemade sauerkraut," mashed potatoes, bread, applesauce, dessert and beverage.

Cost is $8 for adults for ages 13 and up and $4 for ages 6 to 12. Children under age 6 eat for free.

Because of limited seating, tickets for the dinner are by presale only. Carryout orders will be available by pre-sale also with April 15 the cut-off date for purchasing tickets, which are available by contacting the historical society at (330) 627-5910.

The society's dining hall is located at Algonquin Mill on state Route 332, 5 miles south of the square in Carrollton.

Library programs

are detailed

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

Brooke Democratic Women to meet

The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Follansbee Library.

It will be a regular meeting. The membership drive will continue. For information on membership and yearly dues call Linda Arbogast at (304) 374-4030.

Library to show 'The Hobbit'

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," rated PG, on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The epic is the first of a planned trilogy of films adapting the popular masterpiece "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Women of Moose to hold yard sale

The Women of the Wellsburg Moose will hold an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

A variety of items will be sold and the group still has 8 foot tables for rent by vendors. The cost is $10 each.

For information, call (304) 737-0178.

Scholarship dinner to be held April 19

The Seventh Annual Derek "Ike" Eisenhauer Scholarship Dinner will be held April 19 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bethany College's Harder Hall.

The son of Jay and Mary Ann Eisenhauer, Derek died of a heart attack, in March 2006. A 2004 graduate of Brooke High School, he was known for his outgoing nature, ability to joke easily and desire to help others.

Each year family and friends hold the dinner, with the support of many, to raise scholarships for Brooke High School graduates.

Since 2007, $6,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students going on to college or technical school.

The cost is $12 for adults and teens and $6 for ages 6-12 for the dinner, which will include a make your own pasta bar, soup, salad, dessert and entry into a drawing for a variety of door prizes.

Children 5 and under will be admitted free, and takeout will be available.

Dinner to benefit Follansbee man

A spaghetti dinner will be held April 20 at the Hooverson Heights Fire Department to benefit Rich Beatty of Follansbee, a kidney transplant patient.

The cost is $6 for the dinner, which will begin at 3 p.m. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.

For information, call Anthony "Butch" Rotellini at (304) 479-0225.

CAC accepting applications

The Jefferson County Community Action Council is accepting applications for the Curtis A. Brooks Memorial Scholarship.

Brooks was a visionary leader in the Community Action movement both in Ohio and nationally. He was a pioneer in the war on poverty and the anti-poverty movement.

The purpose of the scholarship is to honor him by finding a person who hopes to pursue a career that will have a positive effect on those who need assistance.

The award will be for $1,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The recipient will be someone who is pursuing a degree in social work, social service, child development, political science, public administration or a related field.

Applicants must have an income no greater than 80 percent of the median income for the Columbus Metropolitan area.

A family of four with income not exceeding $54,300 would qualify. Incomes vary according to family size.

Applicants must be 55 years old or younger, pursuing a first, second or third career and plan to attend an accredited institution in the United States. Interested persons may contact the Community Action Council's Administration Office at (740) 282-0971 Ext. 110 for information or to request an application. Applications must be postmarked by April 30.

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