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September 2, 2013
The Herald-Star

Dinner Sept. 8

at Jewett VFD

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a baked pork chops and dressing dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The dinner also will include vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

OES grand chapter

session scheduled

The 124th session of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, Order of the Eastern Star, "Just Believe" session will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton.

Barbara Pelfrey, worthy grand matron of Miamisburg, and Ronald Keller, worthy grand patron of Montpelier, will preside over the sessions.

A by-invitation-only open installation of the 2014 grand officers at 1:30 p.m. will close the Grand Chapter session on Sept. 29.

Gail Walsh from Maumee will be installed as worthy grand matron, and Steve Farus of Duncan Falls will be installed as worthy grand patron for 2014.

Attending from the LaBelle Chapter No. 414, Steubenville, will be Howard McClure and Lou Anne and Randall Craven.

Weirton Legion

Auxiliary meets

The Weirton American Legion Post 310 Ladies Auxiliary held its monthly meeting Aug. 19 at the post hall in Weirton.

President Shirley Brecht presided over the business session. Chaplain Marcy Spano gave the invocation, Brecht led in opening exercises.

Reports were given by Secretary Clara Robinson and Treasurer Gloria Jerrel.

The group canceled an upcoming cabbage roll sale.

Jaye Taylor, Brecht's granddaughter, was inducted as a new member.

Brecht thanked those who helped with the auxiliary picnic. Sue Donahoe won the picnic's drawing.

The auxiliary plans to begin holding a Veterans Day dinner, beginning next year.

Auxiliary members will donate a basket for the Christmas party.

Robinson won the 50/50 drawing.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the post hall.

Satellite vets

office to be open

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans' widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veteran's benefits.

For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.

Gadabouts enjoy

Retzer's music

At its August meeting at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts were entertained by Ron Retzer and his selection of dance music, which included classic oldies from the 1950s through 1970s.

John Zak presided and recognized birthdays and anniversaries. Okey Nestor led devotions.

Marian Moore won the 50/50 which was conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert.

Claudia Clevenger announced her retirement as tour director. On behalf of the members, Zak thanked her for her hard work over the years since she formed the Gadabouts club for seniors in 2001. She was given a standing ovation and will remain as a member of the club's executive committee.

Members and wine-makers Bill and Elizabeth Shipe donated before-dinner wines as well as door prizes. The door prizes were won by Sena Benos, Jeanette Gibson, Isabelle McCollough, Dorothy Paske, John Rayburn, Nick Smarella and Tim Thomas. Zak expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the Shipe's for their donations to the club. The drawing for the door prizes was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following trips:

For details, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

All Gadabouts trips are open to public. The club is for couples and singles age 55 and older.

Rivers Edge

Garden Club meets

Beth Cooper was the hostess when the Rivers Edge Garden Club of Toronto held its Aug. 8 meeting at her home. There were 10 members and two guests in attendance.

Following a covered-dish dinner, Gail Saner presented a program on making various herbal vinegars and using unusual bottles to display the different types of herbal vinegars she made. Members participated in tasting the herbal vinegars, and Saner also distributed recipes to the members so they could make their own.

Betty Stewart gave an update on Newburg Landing with members reminded to keep up the maintenance schedule at Newburg.

A trip to Amish Country is planned for Sept. 21. Members will meet at Reisbeck's parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

Plans were made for a meeting to be held at the home of Mary Bilchak to organize information for the yearly program book.

Members were encouraged to read the book entitled, "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh for discussion at future meetings.

The September meeting will be held at the home of Debbie Artman. The program will be on preserving fall leaves with glycerin.

Dinner planned at

Unionport lodge

A chicken and steak barbecue will be held Saturday at the Unionport Masonic Lodge located on county Road 39, Unionport.

It will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The cost is $8 for a chicken meal and $10 for a steak meal. The dinner includes choice of chicken or a steak with a baked potato, cole slaw, cake and ice cream. Carryout will be available.

Alumni reunion

held in Weirton

The ninth bi-annual Weir Avenue/North Weirton/Dunbar Alumni reunion was held Aug. 16-17.

A get-acquainted social, including music, was held Aug. 16 at the Dunbar Recreation Center, and a block party began at 11 a.m. Aug. 17 on Vermont Street.

A variety of vendors were on hand, selling food, beverages, makeup, jewelry and T-shirts. Robert "Bob" Kelley hosted a tour of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, with a special emphasis on Dunbar School history, at noon Aug. 17.

A dinner-dance was held Aug. 17 at the Knights of Columbus hall with music by disc jockey Bill Harvey.

Kelley donated a Dunbar sweater for drawing, and the proceeds benefited the Dunbar Recreation Center. Door prizes were distributed.

Guests attended the reunion from Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Georgia.

The next reunion will be held in 2015.

Women of Moose to hold style show

The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will hold their first salad luncheon and style show at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St.

Fashions will be presented by Anna Kay's Unique Fashions of Steubenville. There also will be a Chinese auction with a variety of items up for bid.

Tickets are $7 each and may be purchased in advance only at the lodge or from any member. For information, call (304) 737-2553 or 737-0178.

AIM announces

walk/fun run

The Assistance in Motherhood Women's Center will host its fifth-annual Walk/5K Fun Run for Life on Sept. 21 at Jim Wood Park in Steubenville's West End from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m..

The events raises funds and awareness about the center. Participants who raise $50 or more will receive a free T-shirt and can sign up at clicking the Ministry Sync link.

For information or to request a sponsorship form, contact Victoria Fallon at (740) 283-3636.

Prizes will be available for top fundraisers and fastest times in youth to 13 and adult categories.

The AIM Women's Center, located in downtown Steubenville, offers free services and support to women who are experiencing an unexpected or crisis pregnancy.

"Our goal is to erase the need for abortion by transforming a woman's fear and anxiety into confidence by offering options counseling, free pregnancy tests, free limited ultrasounds, a Bridges Program and a 24-hour Help Line. All services provided are strictly confidential and nonjudgmental," a news release notes.

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