What’s going on throughout the area

Shanagu Seniors

have party

The Shanagu Senior Social Club of Mingo Junction held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 8 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant where Bettyann Jeffries, chaplain, gave the invocation.

Prizes were donated by Wheeler Funeral Home, Everhart/Bove Funeral Home and the Shanagu Senior Club.

A card game called Florida Bingo was played with Georgia Brooks and Floyd Crawford the big winners.

The club officers are: president, Diane Pernick; vice president, Rose Giampolo; secretary-treasurer, Marge Juresko; assistant treasurer, Georgia Brooks; chaplain, Bettyann Jeffries; and assistant chaplain, Barb Jackson.

New membership in the club opens in January. The club meets every Wednesday from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mingo Senior Center. All seniors age 50 and over are welcome.

Service tonight

at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Steubenville will hold a Freedom Eve Watch Night Service tonight at 10:30 p.m. at the church located at 334 Cedar Ave., Steubenville, off Lawson Avenue behind the Pleasant Heights field.

A spokesperson said participants can:

Confess and thank God for 2013 blessings;

Declare God’s divine favor for 2014; and

Learn kingdom keys for overcoming life’s struggles.

It will include a time of prayer and refreshments afterwards.

Satellite veterans

office to be open

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday 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 veterans’ benefits.

For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 500 Market St., Suite 310, 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.

School system

retirees meet

Retirees of Steubenville City Schools met Dec. 12 for lunch at the Steubenville Country Club.

Christmas and get-well cards were signed.

All those who participated in the gift exchange placed gifts on a table. Linda Holub drew letters out of a basket. Everyone whose first name began with that letter went up to choose a gift.

The charity next month will be the Jefferson County Humane Society. Lunch will be held on Jan. 9 at the Ville at the Fort Steuben Mall.

Library programs

are announced

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County announces the following lineup of programs:

Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to 3) will be at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. The hour-long play session encourages children to love the library at a young age.

Did you get an e-reader this holiday season? Learn how to download books and more from the library at Tech Help on Saturday any time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Make a 15-minute appointment by calling (740) 264-6166.

What’s going on throughout the area

New Year’s Eve dance planned

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a New Year’s Eve dance on Tuesday.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Sands of Time will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will include a midnight buffet, favors and a New Year’s toast.

Tickets are on sale at the center and are available at the door. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held Jan. 2. For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Center hosting trip to Atlantic City

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will host an Atlantic City trip.

The trip includes a motorcoach transportation, lodging and four meals. The cost is $235.

For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Country Friends Band to perform

The Country Friends Dance Band will be performing as part of an evening of dancing Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds from Country Friends’ events go to charity. For information, call (304)?527-3322 or (304)?479-1270.

Story hours set at Follansbee Library

The Follansbee Library will hold story hours for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers at noon Jan. 6, 13 and 27.

They include a story, snack, craft and other activities. To register for the free programs, call (304) 527-0860.

Job search help being offered

The Brooke County Public Library will offer free help in using computers to create resumes and complete online job applications at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

To register for the free program, call (304) 737-1551.

Shelter signups being accepted

Brooke Hills Park will be conducting shelter signups Jan. 18 at the park’s clubhouse.

Doors will open at 9 a.m., with registration to begin at 10 a.m.

The cost for shelters ranges from $85 to $200, depending on size and availability of bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The park automatically reserves shelters for those who have made reservations for the same date for at least three consecutive years.

Those groups are required to make a deposit on their rental in December. If they don’t, their dates become available. The park currently has shelters available for weekends in May and June, among other dates.

For information, call (304) 737-1236.

Four Seasons hold meeting, party

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association held its meeting and Christmas party on Dec. 11 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with President Norma Yoho presiding.

After the opening prayer, members joined in opening exercises.

Following dinner, members were entertained by the Donahues.

Yoho announced that Marge Trinone was the new membership chairperson.

Tom Barbara won the free dinner.

Jane Barney and Barb Cerra won the 50/50 drawing.

Door prizes went to Norma Yoho, Barb Cerra, Tom Barbara, Carolyn Shaffer, Nancy Smurda, Jane Barney, Jasper Wamsley, Nial Pashke, Bob Anderson, Mary Salatino, Judy Beltrame, Tom Maxwell, Roberta Burnette, Chris Sklener, Bev Dibaise, Lester Yoho, Jose Cekinovich, John Saxon, Art Chappell, Rita Orler, Jim Orler, Lil Cellini, Nick Rodriguez, Shirley Brecht, Lorraine Hazlett, Alvera Guglielma, Kathryn Hardsouk, Anna Mae Matey and Gina Scopel.

After dinner, members played cards and bingo.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 15.

The menu will feature vegetable soup, Italian sausage with peppers or chicken parmesian, baked potato, green beans and dessert.

Members were reminded that dues are due by the end of this month.

Rollback entertains Gadabouts

At its December meeting at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts were entertained by Rollback’s David Hunt and Rich Grimm and their selection of dance music which included classic oldies from the 1950s through the 1970s.

John Zak presided and recognized birthdays and anniversaries. Dino Rossi led devotions. Betty Ann Parker won the 50/50 which was conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert.

Zak announced that there will be no meeting in January and that all future meetings beginning in February will be changed to the second Wednesday of every month, beginning with Wednesday, Feb. 12. The club will continue to meet at St. Florian Hall except for the July picnic.

Members and wine makers Bill and Elizabeth Shipe donated bottles of wine as the evening’s before-dinner wines. A large tray of cookies baked and donated by Evelyn Parise for a drawing was won by Shirley Ohalek. Terry and Laura Mamula conducted the cookie drawing. Zak expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Parise and the Shipes for their donations to the club.

The door prize winners were Ellen Hunt, Barb Cerra, Mary Ann Sadler, Elizabeth Shipe, Betty Wamsley, Frank Wisnieski and Roger Manfresca. The drawing for door prizes, furnished by Paul and Gloria Tripodi, was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following 2014 trips:

— March 29: Doo Wop Show, Capitol Theater, Wheeling;

— May 9-10: Lancaster, Pa., Sight & Sound Theater;

— May 12-15: Atlantic City;

— May 23-27: New York City guided tours and sightseeing;

— June 6: Sugar Creek;

— June 11: “Dancing in the Street Doo Wop,” Chadwick-Wexford, Pa.; and

— June 18-19: Seneca Allegheny Casino;

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

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

What’s going on throughout the area

Management club

meeting canceled

The Weirton Steel Management Club meeting scheduled for Monday, at 5:30 p.m. at Giovanni’s Restaurant has been canceled.

All members and families are wished a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 27.

New Year’s Eve

dance planned

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a New Year’s Eve dance Dec. 31.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Sands of Time will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will include a midnight buffet, favors and a New Year’s toast.

Tickets are on sale at the center and available at the door. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held Jan. 2.

For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Nimble Thimble

holds party

The Nimble Thimble Federated Club held its Christmas party at Scaffidi’s Restaurant on Dec. 8 with President Soundra Palmer reading a welcoming poem and Milicent Slaughter, district president, offering the invocation.

Patricia Fletcher, past national president of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, read the story of the “Littlest Angel,” an annual Christmas reading of the club.

Rose Slaughter, state ways and means chairperson, presented Christmas puzzle games.

Claudia Thompson, a guest, and Palmer won prizes. Palmer presented Christmas gifts to all in attendance.

Also participating in the meeting were Pearl Brown, club secretary, and Jacqueline Gibson, club parliamentarian.

Teen to attend program in D.C.

Abbey Jackson, a sophomore at Brooke High School, has been invited to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. in February.

The congress is an honors-only program for top high school students who want to become physicians or enter medical research fields.

Jackson was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, for her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve others through the field of medicine.

During the three-day program, Jackson and students from across the U.S. will hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners speak about leading medical research and receive advice from Ivy League and medical school deans on what they can expect.

They also will hear from patients considered living medical miracles and learn about cutting-edge advances in medicine and medical technology.

The academy offers free services to students interested in careers in medicine and medical science. Plans for 2014 include online social networks for aspiring doctors and medical scientists, mentorships with physicians and medical students, and information for students and parents about college financing, internships and other issues.

The daughter of Todd and Sharon Jackson of Wellsburg, Jackson’s interests include horses, sports and medicine. She has been a member of the U.S. Pony Club for six years and plays soccer and basketball for Brooke High School, where she maintains a 3.9 grade point average and is on the Principal’s Honor Roll.

She represented Brooke County at the 2012 Governor’s School for Mathematics and Science at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va. and the 2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, a three-day workshop in which high school freshmen learned about leadership skills, problem solving and community involvement.

Center hosting trip to Atlantic City

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will host an Atlantic City trip.

The trip includes a motorcoach transportation, lodging and four meals. The cost is $235.

For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Food pantry

giveaway Saturday

The Wayne Township Food Pantry consisting of the community churches will have a Christmas basket giveaway from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Katie Woods Senior Citizens building in Bloomingdale.

The giveaway is for those who have signed up, according to Betty Gaffney, chairman.

Babygarten at library branch

Babygarten for parent and children ages birth to 2 will be held at the Adena branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County on Dec. 26, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

Brooke Library

to show films

The Brooke County Public Library will show two films in the next two weeks: the PG-13-rated “The Wolverine,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, and the PG-rated “Planes” at 1 p.m. Dec. 30.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screenings.

Library holiday hours announced

The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee Branch will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Brooke County Library and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Follansbee Library.

Healthy Life

Workshop detailed

Anticipating surgery and/or a hospital stay can be a stressful time for patients, families and caregivers, but an upcoming workshop will offer information to make the process less so.

Registered nurse Carol Teter, diabetes nurse educator, will lead such a discussion as part of the Healthy Life Workshops offered through the Harrison Community Hospital.

This one will be held Jan. 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.

The program will include the admission and discharge processes, including what to bring, what to leave at home and questions to ask.

“This is very important information to know as some studies show that nearly one in five patients will be readmitted for a related health condition within 30 days of their discharge,” Teter said.

Recommended health screening tests and immunizations also will be a part of the program.

The monthly Healthy Life Workshops are open to the public.

“You do not have to have diabetes to enjoy these free educational sessions that are held the first Thursday of each month, featuring physicians, dieticians and other health care professionals covering a wide range of topics such as heart disease, arthritis and other health issues affecting the greater population,” Teter said.

Light refreshments are served and reservations are not necessary.

What’s going on throughout the area

Special guest at

book discussion

There will be a special guest at the book discussion of the book club for the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County on Tuesday.

Local author William David will share his writing experiences and the challenges of finding and working with a publisher. His newly released book is “A Child’s Adventure, Tragedy to Triumph.” His discussion will begin at 7 p.m. following the regular monthly discussion that gets under way at 6:30 p.m.

Tri-State Marine

Auxiliary meets

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held the monthly meeting Dec. 9 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Joan Spano presiding.

Marcy Spano led devotions, and Elizabeth Shipe led in opening ceremonies.

Secretary Carol Lyons read a thank-you letter from Boatsie’s Boxes for 26 stockings and 540 Christmas cards sent to active-duty military members. The group received a thank-you letter from Barboursville Veterans Home for 88 Christmas cards sent to the residents at the home.

In her reports, Toys for Tots Chair Darlene Kemp said signing up families in need has been slow. Christmas Chair Shirley Brecht rescheduled the Christmas party for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Undo’s, weather permitting.

December birthdays were acknowledged.

Shipe won the 50/50 and donated it back to the club.

Joan Spano sent a total of 540 Christmas cards to veterans, including Tri-State Marine Corps Club, Barboursville Veterans Home, Wyngate, Weirton Geriatric Center, Serra Manor, Heritage Place, Paris Presbyterian Church, Beckley Veterans Home and Barboursville Veterans Home.

Joan Spano also made Lance Cpl. Wendy Wells a Christmas stocking. Wells is the daughter of Marianne Cunningham and was to return home in December.

Members who participated in making the cards and stocking for Boatsie’s Boxes included Mary Ann Elliott, Shirley Brecht, Barbara Spinella, Maxine Ragan, Tina Spano, LaVonne Balint, Marcy Spano, Joan Spano, Judy Hucik, Barbara Mermon, Mary Ann Smith, Leroy Bee, Marianne Cunningham and Peg Dawson.

Following the meeting, the auxiliary joined the Marines Corps Club for its Christmas party, where Joan Spano passed out flashlights.

The 2014 officers include President Joan Spano, First Vice President Darlene Kemp, Second Vice President Maxine Ragan, Secretary Carol Lyons, Treasurer Shirley Brecht, Sunshine Chair Mary Ann Elliott, Chaplain Mary Ann Smith, Historian Marcy Spano and Sergeant-at-Arms Leroy Bee.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13.

Donohues sing

for Moving On

Christmas poinsettias, lights, trees and packages decorated the room where widows and widowers of Moving On met Dec. 8 at Undo’s in Weirton with Christine Brown, vice president, presiding.

Fred Vogt gave the blessing.

A holiday scene of poinsettias decorated the tables made possible by Margaret Chapman, Betty Ann Jeffries, Helen Parrish, Delores Proakis and Nancy Smurda.

Brown provided the reading, and Ingrid Koenig wrote a poem about the meaning of Christmas.

December birthdays were acknowledged with a song and a cupcake.

Afterwards, a Christmas card exchange was held and a gift given to all.

Lucretia “Toots” Ross and Koenig conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Anita Spadaford. Undo gift certificates went to Peggy Sweeney and Richard Kimmel, who also won the jewelry case.

Table prizes of poinsettias were won by Jack Davis, Koenig, Herbert Simms, Jim Barrett, Carol Ann Zagula with dinners for Fran Parsons, Simms and Margaret Ashbee.

Entertainment was provided by Jim and Jimmy Donahue, who performed down-memory-lane songs. Members participated with songs.

Mary Sue Hodovanic provided the information on those members who would sponsor the table prizes and what months were provided for the club.

There will be no meetings in January and February.

The next meeting will be March 9 at Undo’s in Weirton. Carol Zagula discussed 2014 tours available.

The cost is $12 for dinner and $10 for dues. Anyone interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

Christmas party

for Toronto seniors

The Toronto Senior Citizens held their Christmas party at the Stratton Municipal Hall on Dec. 12 with entertainment provided by David and Sherry Watkins.

Lola Swanagan gave the blessing for the dinner.

Gas card winners were Pam Dunlap, Patty Rose and Lea Bickerstaff. Rosemary Bonofine won the gingerbread house. Pat Richards won the blanket.

Door prize winners were Terry Mamula, Violet McClain, Rosemary Bonofine, Dolly Robinson, Frances Keenan, Pat Simpson, Sharon Carroll, Ruth White, Linda Ragsdale, Agnes Rohal, Jeff Foster, Sherry Chase, Karen Krause, Phil Cicone, Don Clarke, Lea Bickerstaff, Huck Hanuscin, Sally Bauman, Theresa Troski, Louie Nelson, Jack Doran, Mary Petras, Deanne Starr, Mafalda Rochio, Mary Ann Smith, Tony Farrister, Irene Sabados, Patty Rose, Mary Ann Parker, David Krause, Irene Miller, Angie Kurty, Lola Swanagan, Eileen Emery, Pat Richardson, Duke Pfabe, Carole Eddy, Mary Koth, Bob Carroll, Nancy Stanak, Frances Sheets, Pam Dunlap, Pat Pfabe, Cheryl Clarke, Dee Fouts, Pat Ferrell, Shirley Rebich, Jane Hanuscin, Grant Starr, Joann Fogle, Cathy Grimes, Dorothy Farrister, Nancy Taggart, Libby Conrad, Monica Dornbusch, Sophia Radvansky, Bob Richards, Joyce Zimmerman, Marilyn Peckens, Doris Matyas, Laura Mamula, Debbie Custer, Blanche Williams, Paul Koltz, Larry Williams, Bill Baier, Glenna DeBacco, Judy Bickler and Arlene Zahniser.

Cathy Grimes won the 50-50 drawing.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 9 at the Roosevelt building.

What’s going on throughout the area

Party Saturday for

Mingo children

The Mingo Knights of Columbus Christmas party co-sponsored by Mayor John “Wiz” Fabian and Scott Fabian will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mingo Knights of Columbus banquet hall located at 117 Legion Drive, Mingo Junction.

The event, which will include light food and a visit from Santa Claus, is open to children of Mingo.

Those planning to attend are asked to call (740) 535-8037.

LaBelle Chapter

holds installation

The 95th-annual installation of officers for LaBelle Chapter No. 414, Order of the Eastern Stars, recently was held at the Masonic Temple.

Officers installed were: Clara McClure, worthy matron; Howard McClure, worthy patron; Sandy Moxley, associate matron; Ben Moxley, associate patron; Lou Anne Craven, secretary; Carolyn Bickerstaff, treasurer; Eileen Alloggia, conductress; Arlene Sue Davis, associate conductress; Randall Craven, chaplain; Jim Davis, marshal; Paul Moore, organist; Stephanie Burch, Ruth; Opal Kleineke, Esther; Shirley Wallace, Martha; Mary Gail Monroe, warder; and Dorothy Stingle, sentinel. Pages are Lauren Callahan and JoElle Westfall.

Dorothy Newbold, past matron of the Toronto chapter, was the installing officer. She was assisted by Mary Sue Whipkey, Holly Lewis, Barbara Cameron, Betty Hasley, all from the Toronto Chapter, and Dianne Phillips, past matron of Delta Chapter.

Honored guests attending were: Susan Kerns, past grand matron of Ohio; Lawrence Cullifer, past grand patron of West Virginia; Clara McClure and Nancy McMillin, deputy grand matrons; and Doris Bichsel, Pat Smith and Brenda Momirovis, grand representatives.

Worthy matrons and worthy patrons were from Bolivar, Freeport, New Philadelphia, Newcomerstown, Toronto, Unionport, District 13, Carrollton, East Liverpool, East Palestine, Louisville and Kingston.

Brothers honored by their Masonic fraternity were Alan Mart, Wayne Sperber, Earl Fitzgerald, Tom Jones III, Lawrence Cullfier, Ben Moxley, Howard McClure and Randall Craven.

Others recognized were: 50-year members Theresa Reese and Lou Anne Craven, LaBelle Chapter; Marlene Bond, Freeport Chapter; Barbara Cameron, Anne Graham and Paula Johns, Toronto Chapter; Joann Osburn, Unionport Chapter; Marilyn Petroli, Louisville Chapter; officers of the district, Marty Bardall, president; Paul Moore, vice president; Cathy Barcus, secretary; district No. 13, Karen Jones, president; district charities director, Ruth Kistler; president, Golden Stars Pennsylvania, Nancy McMillin; grand page to the deputy grand matron, Audred Rainsberger; and grand aide to the deputy grand matron, Howard McClure.

Installation committees were: registration, Sara Joe Peeler; Roberta Gilday; refreshments, Lisa Jenkins, Chelsea Jenkins; and chairs, Ron Phillips, Delta Chapter.

Eldurays at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Eldurays Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

Country Friends have covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 797-1270 or (304) 527-3322 or visit www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Christmas Fun Day

set for Saturday

The Follansbee United Methodist Church will host a “Christmas Fun Day” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for children ages 4 and older.

Activities will include carol singing, cookie decorating, crafts and Christmas bingo.

Fish fry dinner

Friday at church

St. Thomas Church located on Three Springs Drive in Weirton is having a fish fry dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

Dinner includes fish, fries, cole slaw and coffee for $8. Drinks and desserts are extra. Takeout will be available. The event is open to the public.

Patrons can place an order by calling (304) 723-4120 or stop at the church.

Mingo Lions plan

Christmas party

President James Freiling presided for the November dinner meeting of the Mingo Lions Club that was held at La La’s Diner in Steubenville.

Karen Edwards gave the opening prayer and led in opening exercises.

Discussion was held on the zone meeting the club will host on Feb. 17 at Harmony United Methodist Church in Mingo. Plans will be finalized at the January meeting.

Members recycled for the benefit of Indian Creek Schools.

The club’s Christmas party will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 with Jeff Schuetz to host the covered-dish event at his business establishment. The party will include the club’s “famous white elephant sale,” door prizes and games. Clara Sue Milewsky will be the caller. Guests are welcome to attend.

Birthdays were acknowledged.

Bill Snyder gave the closing prayer.

Rich Daniel Angelica was welcomed as a guest.

Freiling won the drawing, which he donated back to the club.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 20.

Dancers entertain

Fun Seekers

Fun Seekers President David Hunt presided at the December meeting where Joann Bugin gave the invocation and benediction.

Bugin introduced the Casey School of Dance dancers, who performed their Christmas program.

David Krause announced tours being offered for 2014, which include:

  • March 29, doo-wop concert at Wheeling Capital Music Hall;
  • April 12-15, Atlantic City; and
  • May 9-10, Lancaster, Pa., Sight and Sound Theatre.

For information, contact Krause at (740) 264-6886 or Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Barbara Purks and Truax won the 50/50 drawing. The following won door prizes: Howard Day and Richard Dobbs won free dinners. Marilyn Ridgeway, Patsy Verlast, Joyce Dobbs, Krause, Milt Fabianich, Jerry Mulrooney, Linda Lenzi, Sam DeMeo, Bill Whiteman, Jeannie Manfresca, Anita Spadafora, Wendy Mosslander, Pat Marshall, Theresa Hamrock, Ellen Hunt, J. DeFallo, Purks, Tony LaRosa, Thelma Kettle, Truax, Ben Gundrum, Larry Thomaselli, Phil DeStefano, Bugin, Joe Hamrock, Chuck Pearce, Jannette Gibson, Pat Rossi, Nancy Smurda, Laura Mamula, Karen Krause, Phyllis Riapos, Larry Basil, Barbara Cerra and Barbara Whiteman. Wal and Mary Margaret Klepadlo selected the prizes.

There will be no January meeting. The next meeting will be held Feb. 5 at Weirton Undo’s.

Library programs are announced

Upcoming programs offered through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include the following:

  • Children can make a craft at the main library on Dec. 18 any time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Brilliant branch on Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m.; Schiappa branch on Dec. 18 any time from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; at the Adena branch on Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.; and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Book discussion group for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch will meet on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. Join by calling the library branch at (740) 769-2090. The Schiappa branch’s book club will meet on Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and the Schiappa branch’s teen book club will meet on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. To join, call (740) 264-6166. The thriller book club at the Tiltonsville branch will meet on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Register for the thriller club by calling the library branch at (740) 859-5163.
  • Enjoy “Coffee, Doughnuts and a Movie” at the main library and the Brilliant branch, both on Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Babygarten (parent and children ages birth to 2) will be at the Schiappa branch on Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Dec. 19 at 11:15 a.m.
  • Teens game night will be on Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Schiappa branch.
  • Play and Learn the Alphabet (parent and children ages 2 to 6) will be at the Toronto branch on Dec. 18 at noon and at the Schiappa branch on Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. for an hour-long play session with letter-learning toys.
  • Cookbook club for the Adena branch is Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. Choose and make a recipe from selected cookbooks to taste and discuss with the group. Join by calling the Adena branch at (740) 546-3782 and the Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163.
  • A movie will be shown at the Schiappa branch on Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Register for one by calling (740) 264-6166.
  • Tech help will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the library at (740) 264-6166 to schedule a 15-minute appointment and learn how to download materials from the library’s website to a hand-held device.

BOSS students

In honor society

The Buckeye Online School for Success recently held its induction ceremony of the National Honor Society in Columbus in the State Capitol Rotunda.

Among the 19 students inducted were three Jefferson County residents, including Shelby Bennett and Rebekah Bradcovich, both of Bloomingdale, and Gabriel Gessler of Mingo Junction.

To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 In addition, candidates must meet high standards of leadership, service and character.

Members of the 11th and 12th-grade classes were evaluated and selected by the faculty council of the chapter.


Coffeehouse set

A Christmas Coffeehouse at the Arbor will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the facility located at 208 S. Chester St., New Cumberland, one block south of the traffic light.

Dale McCartney and Family Tradition will perform country and Christmas music. Children are welcome with accompanying adults. Donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the community outreach afterschool program.

Free parking is available. For information, call (304) 794-8275 or email deborahdaughtery5@gmail.com.