Community happenings

Roger Kirkpatrick elected to state Elks position

LEWISBURG – Roger “Hambone” Kirkpatrick of Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 was elected state vice president during the West Virginia Elks Association’s annual convention.

Jackie Barlow of Bluefield and John H. Penn of Morgantown also were elected vice presidents, and Darry N. Harris Sr. of Clarksburg was elected president.

More than 150 Elks from 21 lodges attended the convention. Delegates voted to continue funding summer camps for handicapped children in Glenville and Princeton. The group also agreed to distribute college scholarships totaling $88,000 to 32 high school seniors at the Elks Association Mid-Year Convention Aug. 8-10 in Morgantown.

Harris and his wife will represent the West Virginia Elks at the Elks National Convention in July in New Orleans.

“I am proud of the Work the Elks do for youth and our nation’s veterans,” said Harris.

“I like to think we make 21 communities in West Virginia a better place to live.”

Library to host collage workshop

WEIRTON – Artist Michael Albert of New York will lead a collage workshop from 10 a.m. to noon June 16 at Mary H. Weir Public Library’s activity room.

Those attending are asked to bring three empty cereal boxes and to register by June 14. All those who attend will make a collage and receive a signed poster. All ages are welcome.

To register, call the library at (304) 797-8510.

Community happenings

Special service at Wintersville church

The Wintersville Baptist Temple will honor all veterans, dignitaries and government officials in attendance during the 24th-annual Memorial Day service set for Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

There will be patriotic songs by the congregation; a recitation given about the American flag history by World War II veteran Ellsworth Graham; and singing by Thomas Graham and David L. Smith.

Testimonies will be given by several armed services personnel from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and others who have served the country and protected its freedom.

Pastor John A. Beard, an Army Vietnam era veteran, will give the morning message, “God’s Amazing Offer to America.” Following the worship service, the congregation will gather at the flag pole for a solemn service honoring all those who served. The honor guard squad will present a 21-gun salute during the lowering of the flag to half staff.

The outdoor service will end with an indoor picnic for everyone. There will be a display of military uniforms, ribbons, medals, awards and other items. Inquiries can be directed to the church office at (740) 264-7786.

‘Baba’s Sampler dinner, sale June 5

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a “Baba’s Sampler” dinner and bake sale from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 5 at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, Weirton, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

The meal includes cabbage roll, two pierogies, haluski, bread and dessert for $9. A kielbasa and sauerkraut sandwich also will be available for $5. For takeout orders, call (304) 723-9746.

During the dinner, there will be a “Purses and Books and Bags, Oh My” sale.

Smithfield UMW planning picnic

Plans were made for the covered-dish picnic to be held at the home of Betty Ruttencutter at 6 p.m. June 16 when the Smithfield United Methodist Women met in the church social room.

Esther McCoy and Lorrie Greene are in charge of games for the event.

Members can bring guests. A bakeless bake sale will be held to earn money for missionaries and church projects.

Ruttencutter conducted a program on grace, and Sarah Cusick read a humorous short story on “The Woman in the Mirror.”

Virginia Young presided, asking for prayer requests.

Elizabeth Matthews will host the July meeting.

Legion plans membership drive

Wintersville Legion Post 557 will hold a membership drive for new legionnaires, ladies auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 14, Flag Day, at the shelter house area behind the Legion located at 1212 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville.

The installation of new officers will be conducted at 5:30 p.m., and the annual Retirement of Colors ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

The event will include food and entertainment.

Anyone interested in joining must bring proof of service – DD214, military ID, discharge, etc. Post 557 will pay a new member’s dues for the first year, which would be 2015.

For information, contact Holly Lewis at (304) 527-2683.

Community happenings

Free senior event at Salvation Army features singers, lunch, activities

A free senior event for those 50 and over will be held at the Salvation Army of Jefferson County, 332 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, on May 27.

The Songbird Gospel Group will be special guest singers, performing at 11 a.m. that day with lunch to follow.

The Salvation Army will be serving soup, salad, half a sandwich, coffee, ice tea and water.

Other activities throughout the day will be:

  • Games, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.;
  • Singers, 11 a.m. to noon;
  • Lunch, noon to 12:45 p.m.; and
  • Card making, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants are welcome to come for part or all of the activities.

For lunch reservations, call Linda or Capt. Dolly Griffin at (740) 282-2151.

AARP Chapter 3846 members

entertained by Ron Retzer

President Joann Bugin presided at the AARP 3846 meeting, introducing Virginia Kucan, who gave the invocation and benediction.

Eva Fabianich read the poem, “Recipe for a Wonderful Life.”

Vice President Bettie Williamson introduced Ron Retzer as entertainment, and he played the keyboard and discussed the songs. June’s entertainment will be mother and daughter duo Roz and Lynn.

Reports were given by Secretary Barbara Purks with a treasurer’s report given by Chuck Bugin.

Membership Chair Joyce Dobb reported 124 total members with 80 in attendance.

Birthdays were acknowledged in addition to cards sent for various reasons.

The following tours are scheduled:

  • June 6, Sugar Creek; and
  • June 18-19, Seneca Allegheny.

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

Barb McCoy collected $12.81 in April for the Greater Weirton Area Senior Center. Milt Fabianich collected 11 pairs of glasses and three cell phones.

Bugin thanked all the committees for a good job and said the group would be volunteering at the Geriatric Nursing Facility for their Hawaiian theme night.

Barb Visnic and Corliss Brown won the Undo’s dinners and Marian Bowen won the club dinner. Fabianich and Alma Wansack won the 50/50 drawing. Valeria Adamczyk won the quilt.

Hospitality Chair Kathryn Hardsauk gave flowers in honor of Mother’s Day to Carolyn Hill, Bettie Williamson, Joyce Rzepka, Eleanor Pritchard, Joyce McColloch, Linda Moss, Nancy Fridley and Mary Yates.

The next meeting will be held June 10.

21st-annual Motorcyclist Memorial

Rededication Weekend approaches

The 21st-annual Motorcyclist Memorial Rededication Weekend will be held Friday and Saturday in Hopedale.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. Friday, which will include a 50-50 drawing that evening along with the White Collar Criminals Band performing beginning at 9 a.m.

Saturday’s events will include gates opening at 9 a.m. with the rededication ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Groups to perform will include Tony Janfone Jr. with Curtis Swift from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Lumber-N-Steel from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a 50-50 drawing. A candlelight vigil gets under way at 8 p.m.

A bike rodeo will be held Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes the presentation of scholarships open to seniors in 10 counties.

For information, call (740) 381-8602 or visit the website at

The Motorcyclist Memorial Foundation, “dedicated to brothers and sisters lost,” was an idea conceived in 1992 and officially formed on Dec. 16, 1993.

According to its Facebook page, the foundation members are charged with the care, upkeep, improvements and expansion of the memorial site, and to annually sponsor a college scholarship fund to benefit students who wish to further their education. The “Motorcyclist Memorial” is located on a grassy knoll near Hopedale American Legion.

Community happenings

Afternoon tea at Brightway Center

The Brightway Center will host an afternoon tea at the activity center at 1 p.m. May 24.

The cost is $15 for mother and daughter and an additional $5 extra for each daughter. Single women may attend for $10.

Those attending are asked to bring their favorite tea cup and saucer to enjoy the tea.

Attendees are to pay for the reservations by May 21 or make arrangements with Kathy Takash by calling (740) 733-7480.

Entertainment will be provided by the Kara’s Kids Youth Group.

There will be music, skits, and games, plus door prizes. A luncheon will be provided.

Line dancing set for Monday

Ivy Jo Smith will lead participants in line dancing on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville.

The event is sponsored by the Urban Mission Ministries/Neighborhood Community Development Center and is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

‘Bikers for Veterans’ ride Saturday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2716 will hold a “Bikers for Veterans” ride Saturday, beginning and ending at the post at 3435 Main St., Weirton.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. Last bike out is 1 p.m. and last bike in is 5 p.m. Cars and bikes are welcome. The event includes food, a 50/50 drawing and a special prize. Ticket are $15 per rider and $10 per passenger. Proceeds benefit the Brooke-Hancock County Veterans Memorial.

Variety of programs at library branches

Various programs are planned through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. They include:

— Design thank-you cards at the Schiappa branch on Monday at 12:30 p.m. Ellen Barner of Stampin’ Up will guide participants on how to create cards with $15 for 15 cards to be paid to the instructor the day of the program. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

— Cookbook club participants will eat and discuss at the Adena branch on Thursday at 5 p.m.; the Tiltonsville branch on Thursday at 6 p.m.; and at the Schiappa branch on Monday at 11 a.m. Register by calling the Adena branch at (740) 546-3782; Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163; and at the Schiappa branch at (740) 264-6166.

— Adults can make a craft at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 5 p.m. For information, call (740) 769-2090.

— Babygarten (caregiver and children ages birth to 2) will be held at the Adena branch on Thursday at 11:15 a.m. and at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

— Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the Toronto branch on Wednesday at noon and at the Tiltonsville branch on Monday at 11 a.m.

— Book club for the Adena branch will be held on Monday at 5:30 p.m.; Brilliant branch on Monday at 6 p.m.; and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join by calling the Adena branch at (740) 546-3782; Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028; and the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch at (740) 769-2090.

— A new cooking demonstration at the Schiappa branch starts Monday at 6:30 p.m. “Have Your Cake & Eat It Too” will have participants look at food in a new way. Health Coach Angela Lombardo will feature an ingredient each month and demonstrate two ways to prepare it. May’s theme is “Glorious Greens.” The program is free. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

— Gaming for teens will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Wii and other popular games are available.

— Watch a movie with your family at the Schiappa branch on May 23 at 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. For information and to register for one showing call (740) 264-6166.

— Tot Time (caregiver and children ages 2-3) will be held at the Tiltonsville branch on Monday at 6 p.m. Stories, songs and more are shared. Call (740) 859-5163 to register.

Tri-State Marine Corps Auxiliary meets

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary met May 12 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton. Marcy Spano gave the invocation, reading “Mom’s Finish Line.”

Vice President Darlene Kemp called roll and led in opening exercises. Secretary Carol Lyons read the April meeting minutes and read a thank-you card from Boatsie’s Boxes for more than 450 Easter cards and snacks sent to the troops and a thank-you card from the Barboursville Veterans Home for nearly 100 Easter cards and six birthday cards sent to veterans in April. Lola Tremblay sent a donation toward snacks for the troops.

Reports were given by Treasurer Shirley Brecht and Sunshine Chair Mary Ann Elliott.

Historian Marcy Spano passed out pictures of the group with the items donated to the troops.

Leroy Bee will place the auxiliary wreath and Jim Jurosko the club wreath at the Memorial Day service May 26 at Weirton Heights Park.

Jo-Ann Johns won the 50/50 drawing and donated it back to the club treasury.

Joan Spano served refreshments. The schedule for the rest of the year is: LaVonne Balint, June 9; Mary Ann Smith, July 14; Jo-Ann Johns and Mary Ann Elliott, Aug. 11; Leroy Bee, Sept. 8; Maxine Ragan, Oct. 13; and Carol Lyons, Nov. 10.

The auxiliary will hold its bakeless bake sale in June. Proceeds benefit the annual Marine Ball and club picnic. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 9.

Community happenings

Nifty Needles group meets

The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild held the May meeting at the First Christian Church located on Main Street, Weirton.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed members and discussed her trip to the Cleveland Sewing Expo. She displayed patterns and sewing books she had purchased there.

Sanders reminded members a stitch camp will be held May 23-25 in Kearns, Pa., and the Western Pennsylvania Shop Hop will be held June 18-21.

The Niles, Ohio, neighborhood group will hold its spring event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at the Central Christian Church located at 2051 E. Market St., Warren. Admission is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers with lunch included. Joe Vecchiarelli of Fashion Supplies will talk about working with costumes for television’s “Dancing With the Stars” and “Fashion Star.”

Reservations can be made by contacting Barbara Rosier-Tryon at (330) 550-1215 by May 31.

Middy Freese gave a program on Mason jar pincushion holders. Each member received a kit. Carol Village led a fabric share for members. Dale Negle displayed photos of a crazy quilt. The next meeting will be June 3. Guest are welcome. For information, contact Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Support group meeting May 21

Charity Hospice bereavement support group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on May 21 at the Prime Time Senior Center, 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.

For information, call Debbie Yoklic at (740) 264-2280.

CCHS Class of 1964 meeting May 20

The Steubenville Catholic Central High School Class of 1964 will hold its final meeting before the upcoming June 13-14 reunion on May 20 at Lancelot’s Restaurant in Wintersville.

The deadline for reservations has been set for May 31. Questions about reunion events can be directed to Pat Wells at (740) 381-0083.

Fun Seekers hear update on trips

President David Hunt called the May Fun Seekers meeting to order with Joann Bugin reading a Mother’s Day poem and leading in opening exercises.

Dino and Pat Rossi organized table games with 86 in attendance. Barbara Whiteman and Elvera Mihalic will be in charge of prizes for the June meeting.

Reports were given by Ellen Hunt and Treasurer Jay DeFallo.

The group made a donation to Make-A-Wish in Clare French’s memory, and Bugin read a note from the French family. Frank Bednarek corresponded with the club.

David Krause and Regina Truax announced upcoming tours, including:

  • May 21, Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh;
  • June 4, Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh; and
  • June 6, Sugar Creek, Ohio.

For information, call Krause at (740) 264-5817 or (304) 723-0419.

Members discussed meeting at the Prime Time Center on Lovers Lane, Steubenville, for Ohio meetings.

Roberta Antinone won the 50/50 drawing, and members donated the club’s portion to the Salvation Army of Jefferson County. Edith Cooper won the club dinner, and Terry Mamula won the Undo’s dinner.

Regina Truax, David Krause, Carl Truax, Louise Herman, Joann Bugin, Mary Morelli, Anita Spadafora, Mary Lou Rossi, Larry Basil and Charlene Pearce won door prizes. Bugin gave the benediction.

Region 12 OAGC holds spring meeting

Region 12 of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs held its spring meeting at the East Springfield Community Center on May 12.

Jodi Russell, regional director, called the meeting to order and introduced Mary Lee Minor, state president.

She made flower arrangements, using “The Rainbow” as her theme.

The meeting included an inspirational reading titled “Spring Time Joys” and the reading of reports.

Cindy Taylor invited Region 12 to participate in a spring garden show at the Fort Steuben Mall in Steubenville in April 2015.

The fall regional meeting will be hosted by the Flushing Garden Club, and Horticulture Day will be at 5:30 p.m. on May 22 at the Moorefield Community Center.

The Flushing Garden Club held a flower show May 10 at the Beacon House in St. Clairsville, it was noted.

Individuals interested in becoming a member of an OAGC garden club or starting a new club can contact Russell by e-mail at

Golf scramble to benefit foundation

The third-annual Children’s Bereavement Foundation four-man golf scramble will be held June 21 at the Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield.

The fundraiser will include a $10,000 hole-in-one cash prize sponsored by Prestige Video Productions. The fee is $60 per person and includes lunch on the turn and a steak dinner. There also will be door prizes and a 50-50 drawing.

For information, call Charlie Corder at the golf course at (740) 543-3270 or Jim Lamp at (740) 275-4303.

The Wintersville-based Children’s Bereavement Foundation helps with the final expenses for 20-week pre-term to 24 months. The money does not go to the family directly but to the funeral home, cemetery, etc., according to a news release. To date, the foundation has helped 10 families since October 2011. Questions can be directed to (740) 264-4604.

Brittany Lamp is the foundation’s president and founder.

TIMET retirees to meet Tuesday

Retirees of TIMET in Toronto will have occasion to chat, reminisce and stay connected at the next get-together luncheon scheduled for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at CJ’s Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville.

It’s open to all TIMET retirees. For information, contact Bob Olexia at (740) 535-0937.

Crocheting group to meet

The Brooke County Public Library’s Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The group is for adults, beginners through experts. Participants should bring their own supplies and projects. For those who need help, individuals will be on hand to assist or instruct.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free group.

Art association workshop detailed

The Steubenville Art Association is offering a pencil workshop for beginning to advanced artists on Wednesday at Historic Fort Steuben from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wheeling artist Bill Rettig, a nationally recognized watercolor artist, will be the instructor. The cost is $40. Contact Marnee Muhleman at (330) 340-4577 for details and registration.

Community happenings

Women’s clubs attend convention

Members of the Bethany Woman’s Club and 20th Century Club of Follansbee were among 247 who attended the 108th-annual GFWC West Virginia Convention held March 21-22 at The Greenbrier Resort.

Helen Moren, state recording secretary and president of the Bethany Woman’s Club, and Mary Schwertfeger and Carmel Esposito, both members of 20th Century Club of Follansbee, attended the event, which was held jointly with the 81st-annual Junior Convention for the fourth year.

Carol Allen, state president, and Kristi Atha-Rader, director of junior clubs, presided at the convention, which included several business sessions and award presentations as clubs throughout the state were recognized for their outstanding work in volunteerism.

A reception honoring Allen and past state presidents was held, and 50-year members were presented GFWC Gold Membership pin-cards.

Jody Cunningham of Williamstown was installed as the new state president and Moren as the state second vice president.

The Bethany Woman’s Club was awarded Honor, Superior and Rhododendron certificates and received first place in public issues, communications and identity, leadership and1734 Society contribution.

The group also placed second in conservation, international outreach, GFWC Signature Project: Prevent Child Abuse America, international outreach partnership, GFWC legislation and public policy, President’s Special Camp Kno Koma and diabetes awareness, fundraising, state scholarship fund, state endowment fund and Pearl S. Buck Birthplace; and third for membership while having the highest percentage of increase in membership.

Sisters of Garibaldi planning banquet

The Sisters of Garibaldi met April 15 with President Gina Marchetti presiding.

The serving committee was Antionette Boyd and Mary Ann Fletcher. Prizes were awarded to Rita Robinson, Anna DiVenanzo, Teresa Lamantia, Marchetti, Lucy Takach and Mary Santangelo. The next meeting will be held May 20 at the lodge, beginning at 7 p.m. Plans for a spring banquet will be discussed. All members are encouraged to attend.

Dance Saturday at E.S. center

The Sands of Time will perform at a dance set for Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

The dance will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be a 50-50 drawing, and refreshments will be available.

Community happenings

Toronto Seniors

have anniversary

The Toronto Senior Citizens met at the Stratton Hall for its anniversary dinner on May 8.

Guests were Mayor John Geddis and wife Kitten; Don and Cheryl Clarke; and Jeff Foster.

The blessing was given by Mary Alice Meyer for the catered dinner by Brickers. Entertainment was provided by Rich Granatir.

The 50/50 was won by Irene Miller.

Door Prize winners were David Krause, Dolly Robinson, Irene Miller, Jack Doran, Cathy Grimes, Pat Simpson, Bill Baier, Pat Richardson, Judy Bickler, Violet McClain, Jeff Foster, Bob Richardson, Mary Alice Meyer, Bob Haught, Joyce Dobbs, Sophia Radvansky, Dee Fouts, Libby Conrad, Doris Martaus, Mary Ann Parker and John Geddis.

The next meeting will be held May 22 at the Roosevelt Building.

SAL sponsoring

dinner fundraiser

The Sons of American Legion are sponsoring a fundraiser spaghetti dinner from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday to benefit the American Legion Post 10 in Weirton and local veterans.

It will be held at the Legion hall located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

The menu includes spaghetti, meatball, salad, bread and desserts. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 7-12.

For information, call (304) 723-2732.

Charity Hospice

fundraiser Sunday

Charity Hospice is gearing up for its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

It will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Triumph of the Cross Auditorium (Holy Rosary.)

The event will include a Chinese auction and a 50/50 drawing.

New support group formed in Weirton

A domestic violence survivor support group has been formed by C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc.’s Domestic Violence Awareness Center at 3058 West St., Weirton.

The group, which meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, is aimed at helping survivors to understand domestic violence and find ways out of violent situations through the sharing of personal experiences and information.

Upcoming meetings will cover the following topics: “How Domestic Violence Affects Children,” Tuesday; “Safety Planning/Helping a Friend,” May 20; and “Survivor Community Resources,” May 27.

For information, call (304) 748-0332.

Library to show

‘Walter Mitty’ film

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing the PG-13-rated film, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Starring Ben Stiller, the film was inspired by a short story by James Thurber.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Blood drive set

for Saturday

The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

There will be free doughnuts for those who give blood in the morning and a hot lunch for donors in the afternoon. Donors should bring photo IDs.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments may be made by calling Linda Porreca at (740) 264-4286 or (304) 737-1552.

Wellsburg Elks

to hold dance

The Wellsburg Elks Lodge at 834 Charles St., Wellsburg, will hold a dance from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Music will be by Steppin’ Out. Admission is $7.50 per person.

Community happenings

Country Friends to host Sands of Time

The Country Friends will host the Sands of Time band Saturday at Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

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

Country Friends has 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 Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270 or visit

Life Line screening scheduled May 17

Residents living in and around Steubenville can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture as Steubenville Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Life Line screening on May 17 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease.

A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk also is offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit the website at Pre-registration is required.

Baked steak dinner at Bergholz VFD

In celebration of National Emergency Medical Services Week to the theme “Dedicated for Life,” the Bergholz EMS will host a baked steak dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 18 at the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Department.

The menu will include baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, dessert and beverage.

Cost is by donation, and takeouts will be available.

The event will include free blood pressure checks, and STAT MedEvac will be on hand, weather permitting.

Community happenings

Mended Hearts chapter to meet

Erin Mensel will present a program on stress management for the 1 p.m. Thursday meeting of the Mended Hearts Chapter 087 at the Prime Time Center at 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville.

Members are reminded that they can have lunch at the center for $2. Those interested should mention they will be attending the meeting. Make a reservation by calling (740) 314-5197.

The April 10 meeting included a presentation by Judy Owings, center director.

President Jim Thompson presided for the meeting where Betty Thompson reported 66 hospital visits in March. The group voted not to have a booth at the hometown celebration in June.

Tri-State Writers Society to meet

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by local, award-winning author, Karen Majoris-Garrison, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on May 13 at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. Aspiring and published authors are welcome to attend. For information, contact Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243 or Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507 or visit

Community happenings

Bergholz museum to open Sunday

The Bergholz Area Museum will open for the season from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from May through November.

The featured display for May is a collection of telephones through the decades. A variety of new materials also has been added to the museum’s permanent collection.

The museum’s permanent collection includes pictures and memorabilia related to area communities, schools, local mines and various businesses.

The museum is located at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets across from the town parking lot. Admission is free.

Saddle club kicks off season Sunday

The Steubenville Saddle Club is set to kick off its 2014 season with its first show set to be held Sunday at the saddle club grounds located on state Route 152 North, Richmond.

Halter classes begin at 9 a.m. with 11 classes scheduled. They will be followed by performance classes and then contest classes, the latter of which will not start before 3 p.m. The show bill is available for viewing in its entirety on the club’s Facebook page at Steubenville Saddle Club.

Ashley Gruber will be the show judge.

A concession stand will be open during the show and feature a variety of food.

The show is open to the public.

The club’s remaining show season includes June 15, Vicki Dunn, judge; July 13, Mike Schmidt, judge; and Aug. 31, Jim Bower, judge. All shows begin at 9 a.m.

The saddle club’s May meeting will be held at the club house on May 6, beginning at 7 p.m. Membership is open to anyone with horse ownership/ridership not a requirement. An annual membership for a family is $25; $15 for an individual; and $10 for a youth. Checks can be made payable to the Steubenville Saddle Club and mailed to SCC, P.O. Box 431, Richmond, OH 43944, or brought to a meeting.

Officers are Dale Holcomb, president; Rodney Moore, vice president; Marlene Lamantia, secretary; Cathy Hickle, treasurer; and Marty Ternasky, show secretary.

Meetings typically are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the club grounds during good weather.

Knights plan weekend events

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 is preparing for its Measure-Up campaign, which is conducted by the Knights of Columbus nationwide to collect money for individuals with developmental disabilities. Local council members will be collecting donations Saturday at Walmart in Steubenville.

The council also has a “gimme five” program where members can voluntarily contribute $5 toward this program. All monies collected by the council is given to Special Olympics and the School of Bright Promise.

The council also will be sponsoring its annual prom and awards program for the local Special Olympics athletes on Sunday at the council hall beginning at 6 p.m.

Hot dogs, snacks and pop will be provided by the council for all attending. Chaperones from the Special Olympics committee provide a disc jockey for dancing.

Fun night at Smithfield Presbyterian

Musicians Mark Carpino and Danny Johnston will perform all genres of music during a themed fun night on Friday at the Smithfield Presbyterian Church.

The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. with free pizza, salad and dessert afterwards in the church’s fellowship hall. Those planning to attend should call (740) 859-6471.

Lupus support group meets Monday

The Lupus Optimum Health Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Hampton Inn, 820 University Blvd., Steubenville.

The Lupus Outreach Program’s line dancing session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19 at the MLK Center.

The group is funded by Ohio Commission on Minority Health and sponsored by Urban Mission/NCDC. Walter and Pat Howard are program coordinators.

Benefit dinner set for local woman

A benefit dinner is planned from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Froehlich’s Classic Corner restaurant in Steubenville for Pam Pizzoferrato of Steubenville who is fighting uterine cancer.

Dinner costs $10 per person and includes pasta with salad, bread and beverage. Delivery will be available, with a minimum of five orders. To order, call (740) 283-9901. The event also will feature a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, cash bar and DJ Sipes. Monetary donations to Pizzoferrato can be made to JPMorgan Chase Bank, 147 Main St., Wintersville, OH 43953.

Toronto seniors learn about 211

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting on April 24 when Geri Duke was welcomed as a new member, and Beth Rupert-Warren, executive director of the United Way of Jefferson County, discussed the 211 service.

Joyce Zimmerman gave the blessing for the covered dish dinner. She read devotions and led the members in opening exercises.

Judy Bickler made the table arrangements and flowers. Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine.

Lola Swanagan discussed upcoming trips, noting a few seats remain for the July 30 Riverside trip and the beach trip on Sept. 15-19. Anyone interested can call (740) 537-4977 or (740) 537-3064.

Pat Pfabe won the 50-50 drawing. The door prize was won by Huck Hanuscin. Bingo winners were Emma Haught, Rose Dials, Kenny Rose, Lester Grimes and Nancy Stanak.

The May kitchen committee will include Glenna DeBacco, Lea Bickerstaff, Irma Straka, Theresa Troski, Rosemary Cieslak, Joyce Dobbs, Elvera Mihalik, Nancy Clancy and Cinda Hollister.

The May 8 dinner will be held at the Stratton Municipal Building.

Scat winners were Richard Dobbs, Irene Miller, Huck Hanuscin, Pat Rose, Arlene Zahniser and Mel Simpson.

Retired school employees to meet

The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on May 13 at the United Presbyterian Church of Follansbee.

Sharon Cuomo will preside at the business meeting immediately following the luncheon. There will be a memorial service to honor members who died in the past year. All members are encouraged to attend. To make a lunch reservation, call Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by May 7.