What’s going on throughout the area

Methodist Men to

host dinner

The Methodist Men at Wintersville United Methodist Church, located at 702 Main St., Wintersville, will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Cost is by donation.

The Methodist Men contribute to many ministries in the community, including Urban Mission Ministries, Wintersville Good Neighbors and helping with costs for youth attending church camp.

Country Friends Dance

Band to perform Saturday

Country Friends Dance Band will entertain Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The band plays once a month exclusively for Country Friends. Doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

Mondays and Fridays are jam nights with the last Friday of the month being Gospel Night when a church walk is conducted with donations earmarked for a church or charity. Doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants are welcome to bring a covered dish 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 2014 band schedule is listed on the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

SHS Alumni Association

set to meet Tuesday

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern.

Knights of Columbus

Mass Tuesday at St. Agnes

The Knights of Columbus Day of the Unborn Child Feast of the Annunciation Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Church in Mingo.

It is sponsored by the Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361.

Moving On back after

two-month winter break

After a January and February winter break, members of the Moving On widow and widowers club gathered for their business and dinner meeting on March 9 at Undo’s in Weirton with President Norma Boni presiding.

After dinner, members were entertained by Chuck Lucas. Christine Brown gave a reading titled “Words to Inspire the Soul.”

Jack Davis gave the dinner and closing prayer.

Birthdays were acknowledged with each celebrant receiving a cupcake.

Reports were given by Toots Ross and Margaret Chapman.

Martha Wright won the 50-50 drawing.

Undo’s gift certificates were won by Norma Boni and Richard Kimmel. Other prize winners were Nancy Sollinger, Carolyn Hill and Marge Serafini.

Table prize winners were Dorothy Alrutz, Marcia Bishop, Jack Davis, Herbert Simms, Margaret Ashbee and Deloris Proakis.

The next meeting will be held April 13. Dinners are $12, and dues are $10. New members can call Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

Historical association offers details for scholarship

The Jefferson County Historical Association is accepting essay applications through April 1 for a new $200 scholarship available to seniors from four participating school districts: Edison Local, Buckeye Local, Indian Creek and Steubenville high schools.

For consideration, the essay must be an historical essay relating to Jefferson County and be about a site, person or event occurring more than 50 years ago.

The essay should be no longer than 500 words and no less than 300.

The essays will be reviewed by the Tri-State Writers Society members to select the top three submitted to the JCHA board of directors, who will select the winner.

Family members or friends of the historical association or writers society are not eligible.

Applications can be sent to Barry Bardone, c/o the Jefferson County Historical Association, 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952.?For information, call (740) 283-1133.

St. Nicholas church taking orders for pierogie sale

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is taking orders for a Lenten frozen pierogie (cheese and potato) sale.

Order pick-up will be from noon to 2 p.m. on March 28 at the church, which is located at 604 Colliers Way, Weirton, across from Weirton Medical Center.

Those who interested can pre-order by calling (304) 527-1319.

Unionport Masonic

Lodge to host event

An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 29 at the Unionport Masonic Lodge on county Road 39, Unionport.

The dinner includes a choice of regular or buckwheat pancakes, sausage, cake, ice cream and a drink.

Cost is by donation, and carryout will be available.

Breakfast Saturday

At Unionport center

A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Unionport Community Center (old school).

The menu will include sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, tea, and juice. Cost is by donation. Proceeds will go toward current expenses and building repairs at the community center.

Special Harrison calendars remain available

Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park 2014 calendars remain available, according to Claren Blackburn, president.

The “Tiger” calendars feature Hanna Coal’s “A” shovel Marion 5561, the first of four shovels that Hanna built in the 1940s and started work at Georgetown, Ohio.

Calendars are $10 each and can be purchased at the Puskarich Public Library on Market Street or Vicki’s Place on Main Street. Both are in Cadiz. They also are available by calling Dale Davis, 456 Park Ave., Cadiz, OH 43907. If ordered through the mail, there is an additional $2 charge per calendar.

For information, contact Davis at (740) 391-4135 or Don Richards at (740) 937-2178.

Back calendars also are available.

Upcoming library branch

programs are announced

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

— Babygarten (caregiver and children ages birth to 24 months) is scheduled at the Adena branch on March 27 at 11:15 a.m. and at the Schiappa branch on March 27 at 10:30 a.m.

— Story Time (caregiver and children ages 4-6) will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Register by calling the library at (740) 546-3782.

— Get Tech Help on downloading e-books, audiobooks, and more from the library’s website to your electronic device on Monday anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. Call to register for one-on-one instruction at (740) 264-6166.

— Watch a movie with your family at the Schiappa branch on March 28 at 4 p.m. or at 6:30 p.m. Choose one movie time and register for it by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

— Drop in for Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) at the Tiltonsville branch on Monday at 11 a.m.; Schiappa branch on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.; Toronto branch on March 26 at noon; and at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The hour-long play session with toys promotes alphabet knowledge and other early literacy skills.

— Book Club will meet at the main library on March 26 at 10:30 a.m. and at the Schiappa branch on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Join the main library by calling the library at (740) 282-9782 and the Schiappa branch at (740) 264-6166.

— The Teen Book Club at the Schiappa branch will meet on March 27 at 6 p.m. To join, call the library at (740) 264-6166.

— Adults can make a craft at the Adena branch on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Register by calling the library at (740) 546-3782.

— Cookbook Club for the Adena branch will meet on March 27 at 5 p.m. Participants bring in a covered dish from a recipe in a cookbook chosen by the library. It’s eat and discuss. Join by calling the library at (740) 546-3782.

— Tot Time (caregiver and children ages 2-3) will enjoy stories, rhymes and more at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Monday at 6 p.m. Register for the Brilliant branch on Tuesday by calling (740) 598-4028 and for the Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163.

— Thriller Book Club will meet at the Tiltonsville branch on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Join by calling (740) 859-5163.

What’s going on throughout the area

Sands of Time to

perform at dance

The Richmond Community Historical Society will sponsor a St. Patrick’s Day dance featuring music by the Sands of Time on Saturday at the Glenn Mills Senior Center located at 7576 state Route 152 south, Richmond.

It will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person or $10 per couple.

There will be food, pop and water available for sale, and there will be a 50-50 drawing. There also will be historical society items on sale.

All proceeds will benefit the Crew House Museum on Main Street, Richmond.

For information, contact Phil Judy, historical society president, at (740) 765-4534.

Steak fry, auction

set for Saturday

The annual steak fry and auction for the Edison Athletic Boosters will be held Saturday at the Countryside in East Springfield.

Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., accompanied by a silent auction.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Edison High School or at the door that evening.

For tickets, information or to donate an item for the auction, contact Joann Stagani at Edison High School at (740) 765-4313, ext. 101 or Cheryl Woodward at Stanton Elementary School at (740) 282-5501.

YWCA card party

set for Thursday

The YWCA of Steubenville, 320 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will host a card party on Thursday beginning at noon.

Lunch is an $8 donation. For information, call (740) 282-1261.

Scholarship info

from farm bureau

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau will be offering three $500 scholarships this year, it has been announced.

The scholarships are intended to aid young people of Jefferson County in continuing their education and becoming self-directing, productive and contributing members of their community, according to a news release.

An applicant or applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian must be a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau for at least two years in order to be eligible.

Applications can be obtained from the website at www.ofbf.org/counties/jefferson or by calling the farm bureau office at (740) 266-6603.

Applications must be postmarked by April 4.

Flowers of Ireland

topic for club

An inspirational message on the virtues of April was shared by Betty Clark to open the March 6 meeting of the Woodland Garden Club.

Hostesses were Nancy Liggett and Carole Patton. The tables featured a “Think Spring” theme of garden seed packets and fresh veggies for snacking. A bag of potting soil and seed starter pots were available for members to get a jump start on growing plants for the garden. Roll call was answered by members naming the first flower to bloom in their gardens.

President Susan Tatar led the business meeting. Sign-up sheets were circulated for several upcoming events, including:

Open meeting in Cadiz on March 26 at Puskarich Library with Jeannie Barker and Elaine Wukelic presenting;

Spring regional meeting on April 12 at the East Springfield Community Center;

The Dillonvale open meeting on May 7; and

Horticulture Day on May 22 in Moorefield, which will involve a plant exchange and covered dish.

The flower show schedule for the Jefferson County Fair was reviewed. A sample design from the program will be covered during the June 5 visit to Mary Lou Rupert’s garden.

A “crescent” artistic design was completed by Susan Guskea and demonstrated by Linda Nolf.

Verna Smolinsky led the program with a discussion on the “Flowers of Ireland.” She explained the tropical effect the Gulf Stream has on that particular region, and even though it is further north than the state of Maine, it enjoys a temperate climate year-round.

Lenten service

schedule detailed

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 133 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, has announced the sermon titles for its noon Wednesday Lenten services, including:

Wednesday: “The King Betrayed.”

March 19: “The King Denied.”

March 26: “The King Condemned.”

April 2: “The King Mocked.”

April 9: “The King on the Cross.”

April 17: “The King’s Feast,” 7 p.m.

April 18: “The Last Seven Words of Christ, 7 p.m.

Free breakfast

at Gables

Gables Care Center, 351 Lahm Drive, Hopedale, will host a free pancake breakfast, complete with giveaways and door prizes from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

It is open to the public.

For information or to RSVP, call (740) 937-2900.

Veterans service

group to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at 500 Market St., Steubenville, in Suite 310.

All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend, according to Schelley Brooks, service officer, Veterans Service Commission.

Brooke library

to show films

The Brooke County Public Library will be showing two films this week.

“Gravity,” rated PG-13, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, will be shown Friday at 1 p.m., and “Thor: The Dark World,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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

Wellsburg church

to sell lunches

Christ Episcopal Church, at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will hold its monthly roast beef sandwich lunch sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $6.40 for the lunches, which include sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of peanut butter sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are available for $4.50.

Take-out and delivery to local businesses and shut-ins is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Church to sell fish dinners on Fridays

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at Three Springs Drive, Weirton, will hold its Lenten fish dinner sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday through Lent through April 18.

The cost is $8, which includes coffee or tea. Desserts are 50 cents each, and pop or bottled water is $1 each.

Take-out is available. For information, call (304) 723-4120.

‘Jumble Sale’ aids

garden center

The Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, will hold a “Jumble Sale,” an indoor yard sale, March 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Bargain hunters will find many interesting ‘treasures’ among our collection of household items, books, glassware, jewelry, craft items, vases and baskets plus many other great buys,” according to a news release.

Proceeds from the event benefit the garden center, a nonprofit educational organization.

For information, call (304) 242-0665.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens met Feb. 19 at the Serbian-American Cultural Center in Weirton with President Norma Yoho presiding.

After dinner, members were entertained by Stone Street Station.

The club welcomed new members Jeanette Gibson and Lou Panebianco.

The following members were recognized for perfect attendence in 2013: Barbara Libengood, Edie Mitchell, Pauline Tortis, Nick Rodriguez, Nancy Saxon, Anna Mae Matey, Eugene Matey, Gin Scopel, Beverly DiBaise, Richard Sklenar, Chris Sklenar, Laura Settepanella, Anita Spadafora, Alvera Guglielmo, Carol Valenti, Barbara Cerra, Mary Jane Barney, Ron Fallert, Jose Cekenovich, Norma Yoho, Lester Yoho, Judith Anderson and Bob Anderson.

February birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

The free dinner was given to Gin Scopel.

Norma Yoho and Carolyn Shaffer won the 50-50 drawing.

Other prize winners were Rose Mark, Bev DiBaise, Richard Sklenar, Joann Magnone, Tom Restaneo and Carolyn Shaffer.

The March 19 meeting menu will consist of potato soup, baked or fried fish or chicken l’orange, parsley potatoes, American cole slaw and dessert.

Entertainment will be provided by Joel Smith.

After dinner, members played cards and bingo.

What’s going on throughout the area

Revival week in

East Springfield

Revival week will unfold in various East Springfield locations the week of March 9-12, with services each evening beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The schedule includes:

  • March 9: East Springfield Community Center with Steve Nelson as the speaker and musical guest;
  • March 10: Christ United Methodist Church with Nelson again as speaker and musical guest;
  • March 11: Church of the Cross with Pastor Bill Dunfee as special guest and Church of the Cross’ praise band providing special music; and
  • March 12: East Springfield Community Center with Pastor Marvin Schooler as speaker and Lynne Modranski and Heavenly Scent as musical guest.

Refreshments will be served each night following the revival services.

For information, contact the Rev. Bob Welch at (740) 543-3002; Dorman Mader at (740) 946-1094; the Rev. Tom Snodgrass at (740) 543-3282; or Dale Holcomb at (740) 543-8277.

Lecture series at

Weirton church

The Worldview Scholarships lecture series will continue with “Prophecy and the Bible” and “Science and the Bible” March 8 at the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church located at 121 Ivy St., Weirton.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Refreshments will be available during registration.

The lecture will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

For information, contact worldviewscholarships@yahoo.com or (304) 374-6856 or visit the Facebook page at Facebook.com/worldviewscholarships.

Pancake supper

at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

‘The Story’ at

Toronto church

Riverview United Methodist Church, 105 N. River Ave., Toronto, is welcoming families to a program called “The Story,” a journey through the Bible that is adapted for all age groups.

“We are excited to share ‘The Story’ through our new children’s church program, which is held at the same time as our church service,” a church spokesperson said. “Both the adults and the children will working through ‘The Story’ at the same time to the whole family can enjoy the program.”

To kick off the children’s program, the church will host a “Meet the Authors” event at 11 a.m. on March 8. Children will have the opportunity to “Meet the Authors” of the Bible while participating in games and music and enjoying refreshments. It also will allow parents to register their child into the children’s program, meet the teachers and learn about the program.

“The Story” will start at 11 a.m. on March 9.

For information or to pre-register, call the church office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at (740) 537-2210.

Youth Sunday at

Bell Chapel UMC

Bell Chapel United Methodist Church located on state Route 213, Steubenville will observe Youth Sunday on Sunday.

It will be celebrated with a special service at 10 a.m.

Following that, Four Seasons Ministry will hold a spring open house at the Four Seasons Ministry building at 129 School St. (the former Pleasant Hill Elementary School.)

Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria.

“We will also be holding a grand opening for the coffee shop and the gift shop. Crafts can be made by children as well. This will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,” a church spokesperson said.

Free movie night

at First Christian

A free movie night featuring “Mercy Rule” will be held at 6 p.m. on March 8 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), which is located at 220 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The movie will be shown on to a 15-foot-by-20-foot screen, according to a news release.

“Mercy Rule” is a baseball adventure for the whole family, starring Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea, according to a church flyer. “Parents and kids alike will be inspired by the story of the Miller family as they learn life’s lessons of mercy, patience, sacrifice, legacy and trusting God,” it notes.

Child care will be available. For information, visit the church’s website at www.fccsteubenville.org or call (740) 282-7542.

Niagara Falls trip

set for June 14

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 221 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, will be the departure site for a trip to Niagara Falls in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 14, departing from the church at 5:30 a.m.

The bus will leave Niagara Falls at 8 p.m.

The cost of the trip, which is open to the public, is $85 with a $45 deposit due on March 8 and the balance on April 18.

No passport is needed for the trip that will include a 150-outlet shopping mall visit.

To secure a seat, contact Rose Lavender at (740) 282-3734; Metta James at (740) 381-3824; or Ruth Pendergrast at (304) 748-7249.

Auxiliary planning

membership tea

The annual spring membership tea of the West Virginia Auxiliary of the Congregation of St. Joseph will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 16 at Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling.

Installation of new officers will highlight the event. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the auxiliary is invited to attend. There is no charge for the luncheon.

A 50-50 drawing will be held, and the summer cash drawing tickets will be available.

The auxiliary raises funds to support a variety of needs of the sisters at Mount St. Joseph by holding several fundraisers, annually, including the autumn gala and reverse drawing.

Fashion show at

Weirton church

First United Methodist Church, West Street at Lee Avenue, Weirton, is holding a luncheon and fashion show featuring spring/summer 2014 fashions from Phyllis’ Fashions of Washington, Pa., on March 23.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and lunch is at 1:15 p.m. Tickets for $10 are available from First Church at (304) 748-6680 or Judy Pievach at (304) 748-4108.

March luncheon

at Rush Run

Rush Run Community Chapel, Rayland, will hold its March luncheon on Sunday immediately following the service.

Birthdays and anniversaries will be acknowledged, and the Buckeye Local basketball teams will be honored.