Community briefs

Tekulve to address Rotarians

Kent Tekulve, former Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher, will be the guest speaker when the Steubenville Rotary Club meets Friday for its noon luncheon meeting at the YWCA.

Tekulve will offer an update on what fans can expect from the team this year, according to the Rotary Club’s January newsletter.

A representative of the Jefferson County Humane Society will update Rotarians on the conditions at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter at the Jan. 18 meeting.

The Jan. 25 guest speaker will be a representative from the Pittsburgh Zoo who will discuss endangered species.

Marty Hauser is the January program chair.

Eldurays band at Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Eldurays band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road in Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. On Monday and Friday nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they’d like for the meal that begins 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

Library to host grant workshops

The Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton will present a grant-writing workshop,”Grant-seeking Basics” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the library.

The workshop is a basic orientation for non-profits explaining the process of seeking funding from foundations. Those attending also will be introduced to the free resources available at the library, and how they can help in the grantseeking process. This event is free and open to the public. For information, call (304) 797-8510 or email

Camera club winners announced

The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has listed the winners of a recent competition.

The print winners for the “Things That Fly” topic of the month in November were Claudia Norris, first place; Kathy Sivert, second place; and Pat Grimm, third place. In the open category, the winners included Dave Rees, first place; Andy Tindor, second place; and Angela McClain and Grimm, third place. The special effects winners were Barb Momyer, first place; Melissa Bendle and Stephen Mihopulos, second place; and McClain, third place.

The slide winners for the topic “Things That Fly” were Jack Hatala, first place; Vince Trupiano, second place; and Steve Whiting, third place The open category winners included Hatala, first place; Trupiano, second place; and Whiting, third place. The special effects winners were Hatala, first place; and Trupiano, second place; and Claudia Norris, third place.

The workshop was presented by four camera club members. Stephen Mihopulos explained about the F-stop adjustment and shutter speed. He gave a program showing various pictures with the manual adjustments he had made with the camera. Whiting spoke about manual adjustments for the camera and using the ISO and showed examples of the rule of thirds for picture-taking. Deb Snider explained adjusting the white balance. Momyer explained about the three criteria that the club uses for judging competitions: impact, composition and technique.

For information, contact Whiting, club president, at (740) 546-3923.