Clubs, organizations detail activities

Saddle Club to

meet Tuesday

The Steubenville Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the club grounds located on state Route 152, Richmond.

The meeting date for September was changed because of the Jefferson County Fair.

The club’s final show of the 2013 season will be held Sept. 1, getting under way at 9 a.m.

Membership in the club is open to anyone at any time. An annual membership for a family is $25; $15 for an individual; and $10 for a youth.

For 2013 memberships, checks can be made payable to the Steubenville Saddle Club and mailed to SCC, P.O. Box 431, Richmond, OH 43944. Meetings normally are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the club grounds. The club is in its 66th year.

Library programs

are announced

Upcoming programs of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

  • Get tech help with downloading books and more from the library’s website to hand-held devices or home computers at the Schiappa branch today through 4 p.m. Call the library at (740) 264-6166 to make an appointment.
  • The cookbook club at the Tiltonsville branch will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. to eat and discuss. Call the library at (740) 859-5163 for information.
  • Coffee, doughnuts and a movie will be offered at the Brilliant branch on Friday at 10 a.m. The book discussion group for the Adena branch will meet today at 5:30 p.m. Join by calling (740) 546-3782.
  • The Toronto branch will have Play and Learn the Alphabet on Thursday at noon. Letter-learning toys are accessible at this play group that is for caregiver and children ages 2-6.
  • Babygarten will be offered at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. It is for caregiver and children ages birth to 2. Books, song and rhymes are shared.
  • Author Mary Paice will be at the Schiappa branch on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of her book, “A Life of Love with Madam Judy Jordan.” Books can be purchased at the library at the program.

County council

meets Aug. 28

Jefferson County Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Mingo Junction American Legion Post.

All members with paid-up dues are welcome.

Buckeye South

reunion Sept. 1

The Buckeye South High School annual “Get2Together at the Park” will be held Sept. 1 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

It will be held at the Warren Township Park in Yorkville

The event is a covered dish pot luck and a bring your own bottle.

There will be music and live entertainment.

Pastre entertains

at Moving On

Members of Moving On, a group of widows and widowers, met Aug. 11 for their luncheon and meeting at Undo’s in Weirton with Norma Boni, president, presiding.

Fred Vogt gave the blessing, and Christine Brown provided the friendship reading. Peggy Pizer was welcomed as a guest.

August birthdays were acknowledged.

The entertainment was Rick Pastre of Smithfield, who played the accordion.

Ann Zmuda, Boni, Jack Davis, Herb Simms and Mary Ann Kramer donated candles with an oriental flare that adorned the tables.

Madeline Michael Boulson and Lucretia “Toots” Ross conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Clare French. Undo gift certificates went to Carolyn Hill and Betty Mazur. A calculator with alarm was won by Jean Baird and the lady pendant necklace to Mazur.

Table prizes went to Barbara Myers, June Puskarich, Zmuda, Janet Gilham, Mary Sue Hodovanic and Joe Quattrone.

Nancy Smurda, “sunshine girl,” reported on cards mailed to members. Cathy Rosohac will provide a new list of members next month. Dues of $10 are now due for next year.

Ross gave the secretarial report and Margaret Chapman, the treasurer’s report.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 8 at Undo’s in Weirton. The cost of the meal is $12. Those interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

Oak Glen Class of 1964 plans reunion

Oak Glen High School’s first graduating class, the class of 1964, will hold its 50-year reunion on Aug. 9, 2014.

A planning meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Chester City Building. Attendees should use the back entrance by the gym.

All class members are welcome to attend. Questions can be directed to Peg Herron Govey at (330) 385-8909 or Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055.

Gardeners warned of tomato disease

Officials with the West Virginia University Extension Service want area gardeners to know recent weather has created an increased threat to tomato plants from a disease commonly known as septoria leaf spot.

Mahfuz Rahman, WVU Extension Service plant pathology specialist, said the heavy rain and high humidity create a prime breeding ground for the disease, which can be mistaken for early blight.

Septoria is most easily identified by the leaf spots, which can grow up to an eighth of an inch wide and are gray or tan in the center, with dark brown borders.

As the spots mature, they may grow a dark brown, pimplelike fungus. Eventually the leaf turns yellow and dies. Unlike early blight, septoria doesn’t usually affect stems, though if the plant loses too many leaves, the fruit can be susceptible to sunscald.

To treat septoria, Rahman suggests removing the lower, infected leaves and burying or burning them as soon as possible. Dry leaves help to prevent the disease from spreading, and a plastic canopy can help to protect the leaves from moisture.

If there is an outbreak, the same products are effective against early blight and septoria.

For organically grown tomatoes, use copper hydroxide for 10 days, starting pre-bloom or at first sight of blight spots. For conventional tomatoes, use chlorothalonil or azoxystrobin if the disease is detected and the weather remains damp and rainy.

Do not use azoxystrobin more than two consecutive sprays or a total of five sprays in a growing season to keep the fungus from developing resistance, he said.

For information, call Norman Schwertfeger at (304) 73703666 or visit the WVU Extension Service website at