What’s going on throughout the area

EGCC graduates

get-together set

Eastern Gateway Community College’s Alumni Association is inviting the 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 graduates to a get-together on March 6 in Steubenville.

An informal dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at a local restaurant for graduates to meet with former classmates, to renew friendships and to share fun and interesting stories. To participate, graduates should call the college’s alumni office at (740) 264-5591, extension 405 or (800) 68-COLLEGE.

Class of 1964 holding meeting

Catholic Central High School’s Class of 1964 will hold a planning meeting concerning its upcoming 50-year reunion.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on March 18 at Lancelot’s Restaurant in Wintersville.

Classmates will discuss the June 13 golf outing, June 13 get-together and June 14 dinner and dance. All events will be held at the Steubenville Country Club.

All those interested are invited to attend the meeting.

For information, contact Pat Wells by phone at (740) 537-3982 or by e-mail at p-t-wells@yahoo.com.

Senior center to hold bake sale

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold its next bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The center welcomes donations of baked goods. For information, call (304) 748-3490.

Library to show comedy Feb. 28

The Brooke County Public Library will show “Last Vegas” at 1 p.m. Feb. 28.

The PG-13-rated comedy stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.

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

Help with online job searches

The Brooke County Public Library will offer help with resumes and online job applications at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free assistance.

Lasagna dinner

at Jewett VFD

A lasagna dinner fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 9 at the Jewett Volunteer Fire Department. The menu includes salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Church to hold pancake supper

Christ Episcopal Church, at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold its Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 2. The cost is $5 for adults and youth 11 and up and $3 for children 10 and under.

Antonio Meucci

Lodge meets

The Antonio Meucci Lodge 2506 met Feb. 11 at Undo’s with President Regina Truax presiding.

Mary Rose Spano read the invocation, and Carl Truax led in opening ceremonies. Members had a buffet dinner.

Truax introduced new members Mary Ann Perko and John Spiotta.

The group also welcomed Joanna Shorac, Lola Starvaggi’s guest, and James Akin, Walter Angeline’s guest.

Rita Orler called roll and read the previous meeting’s minutes. Linda Pfabe gave the financial and treasurer’s reports.

Dominic Potts swore in the new officers and trustees.

Officers include Regina Truax, Tony LaRosa, Rita Orler, Carol Valenti, Linda Pfabe, Victor Rossi, Carl Truax, Boyd Barker and Mary Rose Spano. Trustees include Gabriel Arlia, Anthony Guglielmo, Nick Iannetti, Dominic Potts, Mena Potts and Mary Lou Rossi.

Dr. J.K. Luthra was the guest speaker, discussing the upcoming sixth-annual Festival of Nations which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at the Millsop Community Center in Weirton.

Luthra explained the event will feature ethnic performers on stage, ethnic foods for sale by various local organizations and displays on different cultures.

The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center is planning the event. Lodge members agreed to operate a booth selling Italian food and baked goods and beverages.

Club members signed cards and made donations to a local family that lost their home in a fire and a second family dealing with medical expenses.

Truax announced the lodge’s annual picnic will be held in August at the Starvaggi Memorial Park. During the picnic, Italian cookbooks will be available for purchase.

December, January and February birthdays were acknowledged as were anniversaries.

Truax announced the following tours:

March 29, doo-wop concert at Wheeling’s Capitol Theater;

April 23, Pure Gold at Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh; and

May 12-15, Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City.

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

Mary Arlia won the 50/50; Chris Barker won the Undo’s gift certificate; and Patsy Brancazio, Adalglisa D’Amico, Staf Iannetti, Kathryn Hardsauk, Joann Magnone, Mary Rose Spano, Regina Truax and Mary Ann Perko won gift certificates.

The next meeting will be March 11 at Undo’s. Anyone wanting to attend can contact Truax or any club member.

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offers scholarships

The Bergholz Community Foundation is offering scholarships for the 2014-15 school year with applications now available.

Students eligible for the scholarships are 2014 high school graduates residing in the Edison Local School District.

Scholarships also are available to nontraditional students. These applicants must be past graduates of Edison High School or one of the Edison School District’s consolidated high schools who are seeking a first-time associate or undergraduate degree or technical training.

Edison High School students can obtain scholarship applications from the Edison guidance office. They also are available by forwarding a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Bergholz Community Foundation, P.O. Box 201, Bergholz, OH 43908.

The application deadline is April 11.

Completed applications should be returned to the address listed above.

Garden club meets

at Toronto home

The River’s Edge Garden Club, Toronto, met Feb. 13 at the home of Sherry Foglio, where her husband, Tony, gave a tour and history of it, and Sherry served a meal.

Ten members were in attendance and answered roll call by naming flowers they have dried. Discussion was held on drying methods.

Sherry gave devotions on First Corinthians 13, and Ginny Popson read the December minutes.

Betty Stewart, treasurer, gave the financial report.

Sherry led the program on “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” in the garden. She demonstrated how seeds could be started in items that might normally be thrown away. Members shared their hints on how they practice conservation in their gardens.

The March meeting will be held at the home of Mary Jane Ighnat and will be a documentary on the hummingbird.

SCS retirees have

Valentine’s lunch

Thirty-seven retirees of the Steubenville City Schools met for their monthly gathering, this one held Feb. 13 at the Gaslite in Wintersville.

Mary Virginia Irwin presented a box of candy to all in attendance, while Linda Holub gave everyone a peppermint pattie heart in memory of fellow educator Bill Croskey, who always passed out candy.

Rick and Nancy Shuster provided a Valentine’s cake.

A card was signed for ill members.

Mary Coleman announced an open house will be held in honor of her 100th birthday. It will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at Starkdale Presbyterian Church.

Frank Vostatek announced upcoming trips to the Cabaret in Pittsburgh and the First Ladies Museum in North Canton.

The trips are sponsored by the Academy of Lifelong Learning with a meeting set for March 15 at the university’s St. Joseph Center for those interested. Gloria Renda will provide information.

Money and canned goods were collected for the Salvation Army of Jefferson County.

The group’s March lunch will be held at Scaffidi’s.

Library programs

are announced

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has ananounced the following upcoming programs:

Coffee, doughtnuts and a movie will be at the main library at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28.

Watch a newly released movie at the main library at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and at the Schiappa branch on Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. or at 6:30 p.m. Choose one movie time and register for it by calling the Schiappa branch at (740) 264-6166.

Teen book club at the Schiappa branch will meet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 27. To join, call the library branch at (740) 264-6166.

Book club for adults will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Schiappa branch and at the Brilliant branch on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Join the Schiappa branch by calling (740) 264-6166 and the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028.

Story Time for children ages 4-6 will be offered at the Adena branch at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 24. Register by calling the library branch at (740) 546-3782.

Babygarten for caregiver and children ages birth to 2 will be held at the Adena branch on Feb. 27 at 11:15 a.m. and at the Schiappa branch on Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Cookbook club for the Adena branch will meet at 5 p.m. on Feb. 27. Join by calling (740) 546-3782.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss library branch celebrations include: Adena branch, March 3 at 5:30 p.m.; Brilliant branch, March 1 at 2 p.m.; Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch, March 4 at 5:30 p.m.; Schiappa branch, March 3 craft at 4 p.m. with movie at 5 p.m. (Please register for the movie.); Tiltonsville branch, March 1 at noon; and Toronto branch, March 3 any time from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Play and learn the alphabet for caregiver and children ages 2-6 will be at the Tiltonsville branch at 11 a.m. on Feb. 24 and at the Brilliant branch at 11 a.m. on Feb. 25.

The thriller book club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25. To join, call the library at (740) 859-5163.

Lego mania for children ages 8-12 will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Brilliant branch.

WSX Management

Club to meet

The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the banquet room at Giovanni’s Restaurant in the banquet room.

All members and former members are invited to attend the dinner and social time.

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Spay, neuter clinic

for cats in March

Hosted by SpayNeuterOhio, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats only will be held March 29-30 at the Toronto Fire Department located at 601 S. Fourth St., Toronto.

With veterinary service provided by RASCAL Mobile Surgical Unit, this clinic, by appointment only, is open to all area cat owners.

For residents living within Toronto city limits, funds are being raised to help with the costs of spaying and neutering stray cats. Toronto residents caring for neighborhood strays are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to help prevent the births of more homeless kittens, according to event organizer Cindy Miller.

Monies available for this purpose will be based on the amount of funding raised and on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution of donated funds will be administered by Miller and are not under the auspices of SpayNeuterOhio.

To schedule an appointment, for information about the clinic, to donate or sponsor this event to help a stray cat, call (740) 457-9809 or e-mail TeeTownSpayNeuter@yahoo.com.

Appointments also can be made at www.spayneuterohio.com.

Library details

various programs

The following programs have been announced by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County:

The cooking club at the Schiappa branch will be held today at 6 p.m. Watch a cooking demonstration and eat samples. It is $10 to participate. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Gaming for teens will be at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday any time from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tot Time (caregiver and children ages 2-3) will be at the Tiltonsville branch today at 6 p.m. Register by calling the library at (740) 859-5163. It also will be offered at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Register at the Brilliant branch by calling (740) 598-4028.

Coffee, doughnuts and a movie will be offered at the Brilliant branch on Friday at 10 a.m.

Lego mania (ages 8-12) will be at the Tiltonsville branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Cookbook club will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Tiltonsville branch. Participants contribute by making a dish from books chosen by the library, then eat and discuss. Join by calling the library at (740) 859-5163.

Story Hour (ages 2-6) will be held at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Register by calling the library at (740) 769-2090.

Babygarten (caregiver and children ages birth to 2) will be held on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch.

Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be at the Schiappa branch on Thursday and Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.

Learn about numerology with Carol Borkoski at the Toronto branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. Register to attend by calling the library at (740) 537-1262.

Join the book club for adults at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call the library at (740) 769-2090 to join.

Caregiver support

groups to meet

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:

  • Thursday at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1506, Steubenville.
  • Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

Free of charge, the gatherings are open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer’s Association at (330) 650-0552 or (800) 272-3900.

Theater hosting

vendor show

Striplight Theatre will host a spring craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 at the Millsop Community Center located at 3420 Main St., Weirton.

Approximately 20 vendors will be on hand, including Styro Art, 31, Origami Owl, Tupperware, Pink Zebra, Susani Gifts, Sugar and Spice Hairbows, Dove Chocolates, Mary Kay, It Works, In a Pikle, Perfectly Posh, Scarlet Scarves, Wreaths by Mary and Trunk of Tricks.

The event also will include a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, “Gypsy” cast meet and greet, ticket giveaways and children’s costumed characters.

Children’s book

topic for group

Members of the Promotion and Education Committee of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau learned about the new children’s book promoted by the American Farm Bureau – “The Beeman” by Laurie Krebs and Valeria Cis – at the dinner meeting held at Zalenski’s Family Eatery.

Mary Ellen Grafton, chairman, presented the book, which will be delivered to the Stanton and John Gregg elementary schools as a community project. It will be sold to the public as well for $12.

The books presented to schools are purchased through the collection of coins at the monthly meetings.

The book has a recipe using honey, a bee product, called Grandma’s Apple and Honey Muffins included.

Grafton began the meeting by reading “The Heart is a Garden,” explaining “to plant loving seed thoughts and loving thoughts will grow.”

The four-county woman’s event will be held Oct. 4 with the theme to be “Straight from the Heart.” The retreat will be held at the Carlisle Inn in Sugar Creek. Those attending will have the option of coming for the day or reserving a room at the Carlisle Inn, as the play “The Tattered Quilt” will not be over until 10 p.m.

This is for participants who wish to stay for this as well as the sessions that include a yoga class, a WOW program where health issues will be addressed, talks on investments and estate planning, heart healthy foods and other sessions.

Agriculture Week will be observed the week of March 17, with members to bring a baby gift to the 9:30 a.m. breakfast meeting on March 11 a Zalenski’s.

The gifts will be presented to the qualifying ag baby born at the Trinity Birthing Center.

The spring soiree was discussed with final plans to be made at the March meeting. It is a buffet dinner, with entertainment and door prizes.

The annual youth cupcake war will be held at the Jefferson County Fair on Aug. 15. This will be for youth from fifth through 12th grade, in teams of three or less, with one participant having parents who are Farm Bureau members. The maximum will be six teams in competition.

The theme will be centered around a sport, and the cake recipe should include a type of fruit.

Virginia Young shared details about the dinner and show fundraiser at the Jefferson County Christian School on March 1. The spaghetti dinner will be at the next-door Wintersville United Methodist Church from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the talent show will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the school.

Joyce Wetherell was the winner of the door prize.

Sisters of Garibaldi

to meet Tuesday

The Sisters of Garibaldi will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Garibaldi Lodge.

All members are encouraged to attend. Yearly dues will be taken at the meeting.

The January meeting was not held because of inclement weather.

Hall of Fame

nominees sought

The Ohio Department of Aging is accepting nominations for outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2014 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

Individuals and organizations interested in nominating a neighbor, colleague, family member or friend can visit www.aging.ohio.gov/news/halloffame for information, to submit a nomination or download the nomination form.

“So many of our older Ohioans – our Golden Buckeyes – are defined not by their age, but by the good work they have done and continue to do,” said Bonnie K. Burman, director of the department.

“The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honors the vital roles our elders play in their communities, across the state and nationwide, while it promotes the benefits of active, productive and purposeful living at all points in our lives,” she said.

Nominees for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame must be age 60 or older and be native-born Ohioans or residents of the state for at least 10 years. Posthumous nominations will be accepted. The nominee (or a representative of the nominee if he or she is unable) must consent to the nomination.

Nominees will be evaluated on the impact of their current contributions, or a continuation of contributions begun before age 60, in areas of endeavor including, but not limited to:

— Arts/literature;

— Business/technology;

— Education;

— Health/fitness;

— Community activism and;

— Science/medicine.

Induction is held each May. Those selected will join more than 350 older Ohioans inducted into the hall since its inception in 1978.

“The Ohio Department of Aging works to ensure that our elders are respected as vital members of society who continue to grow, thrive and contribute,” a news release notes. “We collaborate with state agencies and community partners, including area agencies on aging, to help integrate aging needs into local plans and ensure that aging Ohioans have access to a wide array of high-quality services and supports that are person-centered in policy and practice,” it continues.

Programs include the PASSPORT Medicaid waiver, caregiver support, the long-term care ombudsman program and the Golden Buckeye Card.

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Speakers listed

for Rotary club

Evan Scurti, the new director of the Jefferson County Port Authority, will be the guest speaker when the Steubenville Rotary Club holds its luncheon and business meeting on Friday at the YWCA, beginning at noon.

Other February speakers will include:

— Feb. 14: Tim Bollard, Steubenville’s new city manager;

— Feb. 21: Richard DeLuca, new president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

— Feb. 28: Speaker to be announced for Student Vocational/Mentor Day.

John Brown is the Feruary program chair.

‘Fireproof’ at

local church

The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) located at 220 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will offer a free movie night at 6 p.m. Saturday, showing “Fireproof” on a 15-foot-by-20-foot screen.

According to a promotional flyer, studies show that 50 percent of people will be divorced at least once in their lifetime. “Almost everyone has felt the impact of divorce, and yet, so little hope is being offered. The movie ‘Fireproof’ demonstrates there is hope.”

Child care will be provided.

For information, call the church at (740) 282-7542 or visit the website, which is www.fccsteubenville.org.

Mended Hearts

to meet Monday

The Mended Hearts Greater Wheeling Chapter 280 will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at Generations Restaurant & Pub, 336 National Road, Wheeling.

Attendees will order from the menu.

Guest speaker Dawn Noble will give a presentation on “How Bitterness and Unforgiveness Can Affect our Health.”

For information, contact Mary Maguire at (304) 280-5221.

Library announces

program schedule

The following upcoming programs have been announced by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County:

Children can make a craft at the main library on Feb. 12 any time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Brilliant branch on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m.; Tiltonsville branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; Schiappa branch on Feb. 13 any time from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Adena branch on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Register for the Adena branch by calling (740) 546-3782; Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch will make a craft on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. To register call (740) 769-2090.

Enjoy coffee, doughnuts and a movie at the Tiltonsville branch on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.

Get Tech Help to download books and more from the library’s website to an electronic device. It is scheduled for Feb. 12 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Call the library at (740) 264-6166 for a 15-minute appointment.

Book club for adults will meet at the Toronto branch on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join by calling the library at (740) 537-1262. The Tiltonsville branch’s book club will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Register by calling (740) 859-5163.

Story Hour (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the Toronto branch on Feb. 13, 19 and 25 at 5 p.m. Stories and rhymes are shared. Register by calling (740) 537-1262.

Cookbook club for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch will eat and discuss on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. Register by calling the library at (740) 769-2090.

A family movie will be shown at the Brilliant branch at noon on Feb. 15.

Sands of Time at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events each 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 desire 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) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270. The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Knights to host

spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the council hall located on Two Ridges Road, Wintersville.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under.

The menu will include spaghetti and meatballs, garlic or plain bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Soft drinks also will be available.

For carryouts, call (740) 264-0092.

Tri-State Writers

Society to meet

The Tri-State Writers Society led by award-winning local author Karen Majoris-Garrison will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m. at Mario’s Restaurant in Weirton.

Published and aspiring writers are welcome to attend.

For information, contact Karen at (740) 424-1243 or Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507 or visit www.karinagarrison.blogspot.com.

Quarter Auction

set for Saturday

Team Mandi will host a quarter auction on Saturday at the Stratton Municipal Building.

Doors open at noon with the auction beginning at 1 p.m., according to a promotional flyer.

Cost is $5 per paddle. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event includes a Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing.

“Team Mandi is a close group of family and friends that were deeply affected by the death of Mandi Welday due to the complications of Huntington’s Disease,” according to its Facebook page. “We have made it our mission to help the Huntington’s Disease Society of America by raising funds and awareness for this hereditary disease.”

For information, call Melissa Huggins at (740) 381-1178.

The event is in memory of Welday, a 1994 graduate of Edison High School who was 30 when she passed away due to complications from Huntington’s.

Join foundation and get free trees

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting.

Anyone from Ohio who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

“The blue-green hue and distinctive shape of Colorado blue spruce trees will help beautify Ohio for many years to come,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The trees also will add to the proud heritage of Ohio’s existing Tree City USA communities.”

The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for more than 35 years. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

Members also receive a subscription to the foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and the Tree Book, which contains information about planting and care.

To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Feb. 28 or visit arborday.org/february.

Four Seasons hear

heart disease talk

President Norma Yoho presided when the Four Seasons Senior Citizens met Jan. 15 at the Serbian American Cultural Center where a representative of Weirton Medical Center gave a presentation on heart disease.

Birthdays and anniversaries in January were acknowledged.

The free dinner was given to Chuck Rupani.

Bev DiBaise and Tom Maxwell won the 50-50 drawing.

Other prize winners were Chris Barker, Boyd Barker, Bob Thornburg, Barb Libengood, Jane Barney and Carolyn Shaffer.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 19. The menu will consist of salad, choice of stuffed porkchop or stuffed shells, oven browned potatoes, carrots and dessert.

Entertainment will be provided by the Stone Street Station.

After the meeting members played cards and bingo.

Lincoln-Douglass banquet Saturday

The Morning Star Baptist Church will hold the 69th-annual Lincoln-Douglass Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn – Weirton.

William “Bill” Burrus, former American Postal Workers Union president and “My Journey” author, will be the keynote speaker.

Burrus was born and raised in Wheeling and now lives in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Tickets are $30. To purchase a ticket or for information, contact Beverly Branham at (304) 723-0252; Marie Brown at (304)748-4974; or George Jackson at (304) 479-9938.

The Rev. Willie L. Nevels is pastor of the Weirton church.

Cup of Life to hold coffee house

Cup of Life Ministries will hold the monthly Christian women’s coffee house Friday at the Marland Heights Community Church located at 3900 Bright Way, Weirton.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with complimentary sandwiches, beverages and desserts.

Worship music leaders Judi Baldwin and Angel Pevich will lead the women’s worship service at 7 p.m., followed by Bible teacher Tina Schoolcraft.

There will be free babysitting for children aged pre-kindergarten through fourth grade.