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October 7, 2013
The Herald-Star

'Night at the Museum' Tuesday

The Tri-State Writers Society will hold the monthly meeting, "Night at the Museum," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson County Historical Association Museum located at Fifth Street and Franklin Avenue, Steubenville.

Barry Bardone, association board member, will give a flashlight tour of the museum. Collin Michael McGee, association member and author, will give a reading of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."

Members were asked to write a short story featuring a murder at the museum, and those who have completed their stories will share them at the meeting.

The meeting also will include a meal, and members are asked to contribute $5 each.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend the meeting.

For information, contact President Karen Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243 or Susan Guy, public relations director, at (740) 632-9507 or visit

Rummage sale at

Follansbee UMC

The Follansbee United Methodist Church located at 1002 Virginia Ave., one block from the post office, will be holding its two-day fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, which will be 10 cent day.

The church also will have its "famous chili" at its booth at Christmas in the Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Church plans trip

To outlet mall

Mount Zion Baptist Church at 221 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, is sponsoring a trip Nov. 9 to the Grove City, Pa., outlet mall featuring 130 stores and restaurants.

The cost is $40 due Oct. 18. The bus will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. and leave Grove City at 5 p.m.

To reserve a seat, contact Ruth Pendergrast at (304) 748-7249; Rose Lavender at (740) 632-9088; or Metta James at (740) 381-3824.

Story hours set at

Follansbee branch

The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers at noon today and Oct. 14, 21 and 28.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. They are invited to wear their Halloween costumes on Oct. 28.

Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free program.

Library to show two movies

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will show "Iron Man 3," rated PG-13, at 1 p.m. Tuesday and the PG-rated animated film "The Croods," at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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

Youth invited

to join 4-H

Area youth are invited to learn about shooting sports, horticulture, dance and other subjects and make new friends by joining a Brooke County 4-H club in Wellsburg, Colliers or Bethany.

While 4-H was created to introduce young farmers to new agricultural procedures, the program has expanded over the years to expose youth to a variety of topics.

Aimed at developing life and leadership skills and building self-esteem and character, the clubs are open to youth, ages 9 through 21. Youth must be 12 years old to participate on the shooting sports team, which has competed in regional events.

There also are plans to start teams for horticulture and dance. There also is a Cloverbud club, for youth ages 5-8, in Wellsburg.

There are no membership fees.

For information, contact Liz Gatts, West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H program assistant, at (304) 737-3666 or

Barbershop music

to be performed

Barbershop music is returning to Carrollton as the Carrollton Bible Chapel will host a concert of barbershop music featuring the Salem Jubilee Chorus, a men's chorus, and Ocho-Sync-O, a women's group.

It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the chapel, which is located at 365 Steubenville Road S.E., Carrollton. A love offering will be taken. Two food items also are requested for admission. They will be donated to Loaves and Fishes, the local food pantry.

The Salem Jubilee Chorus is a small Salem-based group of men and women of various ages from area towns, including Salem, Lisbon and Beloit. They sing various arrangements of barbershop music, including standards, 1950s, 1960s, gospel and western. The chorus sings for various festivals and at nursing homes.

Ocho-Sync-O is a double quartet of eight women and is one of several quartets that are part of the Canton-based City of Flags chapter of Sweet Adelines Inc.

For information, call Chuck Wilson, pastor, at (330) 627-7376 or Richard and Judy Cunningham at (330) 739-4005 or (330) 323-9253.

Men of Destiny

meeting Saturday

Men of Destiny of the House of Faith located at 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville, will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday.

"Come and see how we can better our relationship with Christ, witness to others, help our neighbors, improve our community, build bonds of friendship with men inside and outside of our church with Christian fellowship," said Ron Boyuk, president.

For information, call (740) 264-5070.

Alpha Mu Chapter

awards presented

The Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met Sept. 14 at the YWCA in Steubenville where President Darlene Smith presided.

Prior to the meeting, Cicely Worthington and Jan Primack of the hospitality committee conducted an opening exercise where members were divided into three groups, and each group sang a summer song: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," "Shine On Harvest Moon" and "School Days."

In July, members went to the dinner theater in Youngstown, it was noted under old business.

In new business, Worthington is collecting personal/professional awards information for the 75th anniversary celebration. Retirees Linda Nocera, Vicki Littlejohn and Diane McElwain will be recognized at the October meeting.

Carole Thorne, membership committee member, presented the following awards:

Committees met and made plans for the coming year.

Rose Seck expressed thanks for the donations to the Carroll County "Back to School Extravaganza."

Barb Losey introduced the featured speaker, Mary Ann Sunyoger, an English professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville, who discussed her book, "Life Lessons: A Connection of Souls Throughout Life's Journey."

Margery Gregg gave the invocation before lunch.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 19.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met Sept. 18 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Norma Yoho presiding and Chaplin Mary Rose Spano leading the group in opening ceremonies.

After dinner, the music of "deja vu" was enjoyed.

September birthdays and anniversaries were announced.

The free dinner was awarded to Jasper Wamsley.

Josie Cekinovich and Al Partozoti won the 50-50 drawing.

Other prize winners were Annie Pellegrino, Lester Yoho, Linda Pfabe, Bob Anderson, Judy Anderson, Nancy Fridley, John Prebeg, Fran Wenzel, Ron Fallert, Lois Molyneaux, Cathy Hardsouk and Barbara Cerra.

After dinner, members played cards and bingo.

The next meeting will be held on Oct. 16.

Dinner to benefit

boys home

The Presbyterian Women's Association of Toronto will host a spaghetti dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Toronto located at 116 N. Third St., Toronto.

Cost is by donation.

All proceeds will benefit the Youth With A Purpose Boys Home in Salineville.

Free diabetic

shoe fitting set

Medi Home Care, 105 Main St., Wintersville, will host a free exam and shoe fitting for diabetic shoes from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Participants can call for an appointment at (740) 266-3974.

WMC Retirees

hold meeting

President Joyce Barnhart presided over a recent Weirton Medical Center Retirees meeting at Gio's Restaurant.

Barnhart introduced four new members, Toni Underwood, Sandy Robbins, Christy Wilson and Diana Scott.

Linda Heilman read a poem in memory of former Treasurer Rhadine Ross.

Barnhart introduced the new officers and committee chairs, including Vice President Mary Orrechio, Treasurer Sandy Haspel, Scholarship Fund Chair Judy Tate and Telephone Committee Chair Elaine Cappazolli. Incumbents include Barnhart, Secretary Josie Glauser, Membership Chair Cathy Colbert and Sunshine Chair Donna Karas. Jean Kovalan and Dorothy Means will continue to sell tickets for the organization's drawings.

Glauser, Haspel and Karas gave reports. Tate gave an update on the sundresses she is making from pillowcases as part of the ongoing "Sleeping Bag" project. The goal is to make 100 sundresses, which will be sent to a distribution center in Wisconsin, before being sent to Africa.

The scholarship committee will give a report at the fall meeting.

Members thanked Nancy Reyer for her work on the telephone committee, as she is relocating to South Carolina.

Karas was recognized for her work on the sunshine committee.

Means and Kovalan sold 50/50 drawing tickets, and Robbins won. Glauser read "A Story to Brighten Your Day."

Barnhart requested additional help for the telephone committee, because, as the membership increases, the number of calls that need to be made also increases.

The next meeting will be held at noon Tuesday at Gio's.

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