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‘Fizz, Boom, Read’

activities continue

The “Fizz, Boom, Read” summer reading club activities at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County are continuing and include:

Adults and teens

Cookbook club will meet, eat and discuss at 6 p.m. today at the Tiltonsville branch. Join by calling (740) 859-5163.

Author Gary Williams will discuss hiking trails in Ohio that are included in his book, “Hiking Ohio,” at 11 a.m. on July 2 at the main library. “Hiking Ohio” contains details for 83 hikes throughout Ohio, including several local ones, and 148 maps.

Children

A worm race will take place at the Brilliant branch on July 3 at 6 p.m. and on July 1 at 6 p.m. at the Tiltonsville branch.

Do a science experiment at the Toronto branch on July 2, beginning at 2 p.m.

Play and Learn for caregiver and children ages birth to 5 will be at the Schiappa branch at 6 p.m. today and on July 1 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.

Play and Learn the Alphabet for caregiver and children ages 2-6 will be at the Toronto branch on June 30 at noon. This is a one-hour play session with letter-learning toys.

A family movie will be shown at the Schiappa branch at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday and on July 2 at 2 p.m. (part one) and at 6 p.m. (part two). Register and find out which popular movie is playing by calling (740) 264-6166.

A craft for children can be made to take home on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Toronto branch. Register by calling (740) 537-1262.

Gravity and motion marble painting will be held at noon on Saturday at the Brilliant branch.

Italian American Cultural Club updated on events

Chaplain Carol Almonte offered a prayer for Father’s Day and led the 100 members attending in opening ceremonies when the Italian American Cultural Club held its June 9 meeting at St. Lorian Hall in Wintersville.

Before the meeting, club members were entertained by the Catholic Central High School Steel Drum Band, directed by Eric Zalenski.

President Jane Antonucci presided at the meeting where a video was shown, showcasing Lou Del Bianco in anticipation of his visit to the club and presentation of “In the Shadow of the Mountain.” It was the story of his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, the chief stone carver on the Mount Rushmore National Monument.

Del Bianco was to make three presentations – one for the club and two for children participating in Campo Italiano.

The meeting included a treasurer’s report given by Mike Zinno and an update by Lil Cellini on cards sent.

Regarding Una Serata, Mariella Pittera, chairman, explained that the regions of Calabria, Marche, Puglia and Umbria will be highlighted this year at the event set for Aug. 1 at St. Florian Hall. The Amicis will perform along with the club’s children and the Allegro Dance Co. dance group. Tickets are $35 per person.

Tami Cashioli reported 117 campers and 28 youth leaders were on board to participate in this year’s installment of Campo Italiano, the theme of which is “Tutti a Tavalo.” Translated, it means everyone around the table. Activities were to include Teresa DiBacco teaching the children how to make gnocchi and bread. It also would feature daily lunches, crafts, storytelling and singing.

Todd Piergallini announced the picnic will be held Sept. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. at Raymond Piergallini’s farm in Smithfield. Information on invitations and reservations will be mailed in July. Dance music will be provided. Activities include bocci, card games, fishing, hayrides, food, grilled meats, side dishes, desserts and beverages. There is no cost for members to attend. For guests, however, the cost is $17.50 for adults and $9 for children under age 12.

Michele Fabbro is recruiting volunteers to sell wrist bands again at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival in Wheeling.

Fabbro updated the club on the annual memorial Mass, the date of which will be announced. The IACC members will be asked to supply the desserts.

Toni Dondzila won the 50-50 drawing. Complimentary dinner tickets were won by Honey Gaudio and Theresa Coppa.

Toronto Sunrise Senior

Citizens plan annual picnic

John Bodrog won the 50/50 drawing when the Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens met June 13 with President Tim Gribben presiding.

Ruth White was welcomed as a guest.

The kitchen committee members were thanked for their help in serving dinner.

Reports were given by Peg Nordenger, secretary; Rex Mossor, treasurer; and Tracey Wade, social secretary.

Diana Hooper is stepping down as secretary and will be replaced by Mary Lou Deku.

Tour Director Judy Whyte updated club members on trips, including one to Hartville on Aug. 7; one to Atlantic City on Aug. 19-21; and one to Memphis and Graceland on Oct. 12-18. Anyone interested in the trips can contact Whyte at (740) 264-7837.

The annual picnic will be held July 11 at Stratton Park with Tim and Joyce Gribben serving as hosts. The Christmas party will be held at the Toronto American Legion on Dec. 12 with Hooper and Wade hosting.

Chaplain Peg Nordenger closed the meeting with prayer. Afterwards, members played bingo and cards. Bingo winners were John Bodrog, Judy Sabol, Rose Gibson, Kitty Roth, Marcella McKnight, Betty Mossor, Beth Clark, Marlene Garrett, Lucy Timko, Donna Twyford, Darlene Carter, Jay Smith, Ruth White, DoDo Steele, Jean Henderson, Nina Cavanaugh and Rusty Roth. Scat winners were Judy Sabol, Kitty Roth, Harry Anderson, Tim Gribben, Donna Twyford and Nina Cavanaugh. Go winners were Paul Parker and Carolyn McCart.

The Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens meet at the Roosevelt Senior Center on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

Dinner is served at 5 p.m. After the business meeting, members play bingo and cards.

What’s going on throughout the area

Pain topic for Healthy Life Workshop

On July 3, Dr. Porsche Beetham of Harrison Community Hospital will present the program for the monthly Healthy Life Workshop entitled, “Pain: A Disease In and Of Itself.”

A family practice physician in Cadiz who is board certified by the American Osteopathic Association, Beetham will lead the workshop to run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.

Nearly 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, according to Beetham, and it is the fifth most common reason for physician visits.

Lower back pain is responsible for about a third of all work-related disability and is the No. 1 cause of lost work days in the United States, according to the March 24 Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

The workshop will involve a discussion about the causes, treatment and prevention of lower back pain.

The free, educational Healthy Life Workshops are held the first Thursday of each month and feature physicians, nurses, dieticians and other health care professionals who cover a wide range of topics such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and other health issues.

Light refreshments are served, and reservations are not necessary.

School retirees meet for lunch

Retirees of Steubenville City School met for their monthly luncheon with the June 12 event involving a meal at the annual Greek Food Festival in Steubenville.

Those attending signed get-well and sympathy cards and took up a collection for Urban Mission Ministries.

The next lunch will be held July 10 at Legends in Wellsburg. A collection will be taken up for the American Cancer Society.

Retirees who would liked to be called for the lunches can contact Linda Holub.

Class of 1964 reunion plans continue

The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 reunion committee met May 23 to work on final plans for the 50-year reunion set for Aug. 16.

Work has begun on the souvenir booklet, and all class members are encouraged to turn in their pictures and information for the book.

Committee members noted that 95 reservations have been received, but the goal is 100. A block of 10 rooms are being held at Best Western Plus University Inn and Microtel Inn. Reservations need to be confirmed by July 15 to get the group price and guarantee a room, committee members said.

Addresses are still being sought for some classmates. For information, contact Lola Dornbusch Swanagan at (740) 537-4977.

The next meeting will be held at noon Friday at the Stratton Municipal Building library to continue work on the booklet and finalize reunion details.

All class members are encouraged to attend.

Survivors, Seekers hold meeting

The Survivors and Seekers held their luncheon meeting June 13 at the Wintersville United Methodist Church with five members in attendance.

Reports were given by Mary Pasich, treasurer, and Darlene Pehanich, secretary.

Having meetings every six months was discussed. The next meeting will be held in December.

Pasta sauce contest announced

The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival in Wheeling will hold the second-annual amateur pasta sauce contest in addition to the long-standing homemade wine contest.

The sauce competition will have three categories – red sauce, white sauce and miscellaneous, which can include Bolognese, pesto and puttanesca. Contestants may enter one or more sauces in each category.

Only homemade sauces may be entered, and the entry deadline is July 10.

The entry fee is $10 for the first entry and $6 for additional entries.

Medals will be awarded during the festival weekend to the top three contestants in each category.

To obtain a copy of the rules and an official entry form, contact Festival Coordinator Kim Smith at (304) 233-1090.

DAR announces national winners

The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced the Junior American Citizens Contest National Winners from Harding Middle School.

Brooklyn Jones, Haelee Jenkins, Grace Dillon and Jordan Sarjeant are the seventh-grade art banner winners.

Chardonnay Sanders is the eighth-grade art poster winner.

Katlin Rayl, Lena Jolly and Veronica Kaine are the eighth-grade banner winners.

Elizabeth Anderson is the eighth-grade stamp design winner.

Alyanna Glynn is the eighth-grade short story winner.

The 2013-14 theme was “Honoring Our Heritage.”

Jo Ann Morrison and Carol Skerbetz were the Fort Steuben contest co-chairs. Regent Nancy Valles, First Vice Regent Karen Blanc, Second Vice Regent Denese White, Secretary Vickie Joseph and Chair Morrison were judges.

The winners were honored at the DAR state conference in Columbus and at an assembly at the middle school. They also will be recognized at the DAR Continental Congress which will be held Wednesday through Sunday in Washington, D.C.

WMC Auxiliary board hears reports

The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary board meeting was held June 17 in the Starvaggi Boardroom, with President Sondra Weigel presiding.

Twelve members attended.

Reports were given by Elda Weekley, recording secretary, and Weigel, treasurer.

Auxiliary chairs made the following reports: Phil Troia, clergy; Barbara Visnic, gift cart; Barbara Cameron, information and surgical desk; Weekley, publicity; and Beth DiGregorio, surgical desk escorts.

Special reports were given by Phil Troia for Flo Jonczak, birth certificates, and Dolores Krinock, membership.

Dues should be remitted by June 30.

Hospitality Chair Joan Hawrot reported the annual awards dinner will be held July 15 in the medical center cafeteria. Reservations are due by July 3 and can be made by calling (304) 723-4334.

Those receiving awards are asked to meet in the Starvaggi Boardroom by 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Dates to remember include:

July 10-11, Love That Glass jewelry;

Aug. 6-7, Robert’s Medical Uniform and shoe sale;

Sept. 10-11, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale;

Oct. 30-31, Books are Fun; and

Dec. 4-5, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale.

Fundraiser to benefit ceiling fund

Madonna High School will host a Hawaiian luau fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 12 at the high school gymnasium located at 150 Michael Way.

The event will benefit the St. Joseph the Worker Church Ceiling Fund.

It will include a roasted pig and other foods, a Hawaiian attire contest, the crowning of a king and queen, a Chinese auction and music by disc jockey Mark Kaczmarek.

Professional Hawaiian dancers will teach those attending how to hula. Those attending may bring their own adult beverages. It is open to those 21 years old and older. Tickets are $20 per person. To purchase tickets, call (304) 374-0709.

‘Music on the Deck’ performers listed

Paris Presbyterian Church’s Gathering Place Coffee Shop will hold a series of free outdoor concerts, “Music on the Deck,” throughout the summer at the coffee shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris, Pa.

The Harmony Brothers, including Jim Kell, Jim Brandolino and Lou Ralich, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, offering rock and roll oldies, country and gospel music.

Mark Miller will perform at 7 p.m. July 11. He will perform solo guitar jazz music and music from the Great American Songbook. Miller will perform music by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Dave Brubeck.

The Donohues will perform at 7 p.m. July 18. They will perform easy listening 1950s, 1960s and 1970s music.

Kelly Ward will lead a bluegrass jam at 7 p.m. July 25.

Circle of Faith will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 1. The Christian rock and praise band plays contemporary Christian music, worship songs and hymns.

Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Beverages will be served.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors into the coffee shop. For information, call (724) 729-3450.

Ohio Valley Bridge Club

Winners in open pairs play on June 17 were: Helen Matuska, first; Mary Alice Brandt, second; Julia Glodowski, third; and Shirley Roush, fourth.

Winners in open pairs play on June 10 were: Sylvia Camilli and Shirley Roush, first; and Julia Glodowski and Jan Glaub Rainbolt, second.

Tri-State Bridge Club

Winners in open pairs play on June 6 were: Linda Schanz, first; Jan Glaub Rainbolt, second; and David Tronsgard, third.

What’s going on throughout the area

Book and video sale to be held

Organizers of Kim’s Walk will hold a book and video sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 300 Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

Kim’s Walk is a nonprofit group that raises money for local residents with neurological diseases. It was initiated by Kim Chapline-Byers of Wellsburg, who has multiple sclerosis.

There also will be a baked goods sale and drawings for gift baskets at the sale.

Kim’s Walk will be held Nov. 2 at Brooke High School.

Breakfast at E.S. Center canceled

A fundraiser pancake breakfast and brunch that had been scheduled to be held Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center has been canceled, according to a center spokesperson.

Wellsburg Elks to hold 1950s dance

The Wellsburg Elks Lodge at 834 Charles St., Wellsburg, will hold a 1950s hop, to be attended by West Virginia Elks President Darry Harris and his wife, Tammy, June 21.

The Buffington Brothers will be performing from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and everyone is invited to dress in 1950s style attire. The cost is $17.50 per person, which includes light refreshments and drink.

Attendees may bring party trays or appetizers.

For information, call (304) 737-9806.

Crocheting group to meet Wednesday

The Brooke County Public Library’s Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The group is for adult beginners through experts.

Participants should bring their own supplies and projects. Assistance will be available to those who need it.

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

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.

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.

Outreach program offers line dancing

The Lupus Outreach Program will offer line dancing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville.

Trina Lawson will be the instructor.

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

Special music at Second Baptist

The men of Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville, invite the public to a “pre-Father’s Day program” on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall.

The program will feature Austin Shaw and male chorus in concert from the Community Church of God in Christ in Warren.

The guest group will be the Mount Zion Baptist Church Male Choir of Steubenville.

Meredian Green to hold garage sale

Meredian Green, Meredian Way, Wintersville, will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Brooke GOP to hold Lincoln Day dinner

The Brooke County Republican Executive Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day dinner at 2 p.m. on June 28 at the Rhododendron Shelter of Brooke Hills Park, Wellsburg.

The cost is $20 per person. There is no charge for children under age 12.

Reservations can be made by June 25 to Lynn Davis, (304) 737-0333. For information, visit the Facebook page at “Brooke County GOP.”

What’s going on throughout the area

Country Friend Dance Band set to perform Saturday

The Country Friends Dance Band will entertain 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.

Mondays and Fridays are covered-dish dinners and jam nights. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

The last Friday of each month is gospel night, and a donation is made to a local church or charity.

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. Visit the website for a complete band schedule at www. countryfriends foundation.com.

4-H Camp to be held

July 22-26 at Tomlinson

The Hancock County 4-H Camp will be held July 22-26 at Tomlinson Run State Park, New Manchester.

The theme is “Lights, Camera, 4-H!” and celebrates 4-H through the years. Different types of movies will be featured.

The camp is open to youth aged 9 to 21. Space is limited to 80 campers.

Those interested in attending should call (304) 564-3805.

Knights of Columbus

Auxiliary holds meeting

The Knights of Columbus Auxiliary met June 3 at the knights’ facility in Weirton.

President Delores Bengier led the group in prayer.

Reports were given by Secretary Mary Longhi and Treasurer Sondra Pennacchio. Members discussed future projects.

Kay Doboski held the 50/50 drawing, which was won by Kay Jonczak.

The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on July 1.

Mingo Senior Center

arranging two trips

The Mingo Senior Center is arranging two upcoming trips, including one to Amish country on June 16 and the other to the Hartville Flea Market on July 21.

Each trip in a van has a 10-person limit. The cost will be $20 to either. Inquiries can be directed to the center located at 663 Commercial St., Mingo Junction, by calling (740) 535-1639.

The summer picnic is scheduled for July 24 at Mingo’s Aracoma Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be a luau theme. The cost is $10 per person for the event that will include food, entertainment and prizes.

Edison Class of 2004 planning

10-year reunion

The Edison High School Class of 2004 will hold a 10-year reunion on July 12 at the Knoxville Grange, beginning at 5 p.m.

Food will be provided, and it is BYOB. The reunion is for adults only. The cost is $25 per person and $50 for a couple. The deadline to RSVP is June 30.

For details on how to make a deposit, e-mail ehs2004class@gmail.com.

The reunion is not a pay-at-the-door event.

Summer concert series under way in Tiltonsville

The Warren Township Park Gazebo summer concerts are continuing on Thursdays beginning at 7 p.m. at the park in Tiltonsville.

Attendees should bring a chair. Love offerings will be taken, and food will be available.

Set to perform are:

  • June 12: Kevin Dennis Three’s Company.
  • June 19: Ron Retzer Trio.
  • June 26: Jones-Kinsey-Dawes.
  • July 3: Light Touch.
  • July 10: Jim Berze.
  • July 17: Chrisagis Brothers.
  • July 24: Uncle Eddie and Robin.
  • July 31: Taylor Porter.
  • Aug. 7: Pastre Polkateers.
  • Aug. 14: John Angus National Pike Pickers.
  • Aug. 21: Roger Hoard.
  • Aug. 28: Jim and Mike Acoustic Show.
  • Sept. 4: Old Timers.

Veterans for Veterans

to hold fund drive Saturday

Veterans for Veterans will hold their annual fund drive on Saturday at Wal-Mart’s on Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

All monies donated will benefit local veterans’ day-to-day use and comforts, according to Mike Mullen, chairman.

Veterans for Veterans meet every third Monday at the Brooke County Senior Center in Follansbee.

Mountaineer Summer

Drawing Academy in July

The West Virginia University Extension Service and WVU College of Creative Arts will hold its first Mountaineer Summer Drawing Academy, for youth ages 14 to 17, at the university, July 20-26.

The cost of the camp is $400, but a $175 scholarship is available for those who meet the pre-registration postmark deadline of Friday.

Campers will participate in workshops designed to hone their artistic skills. There will guest speakers and field trips with landscapes and natural settings intended to inspire artistic exploration.

In addition to the registration form, each applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from an art teacher or county Extension agent and portfolio with eight to 12 of their best works from the past three years. They can be any form of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photographs or sketches.

The art won’t be returned.

For information, visit 4-hyd.ext.wvu.edu/events – forms/mountaineer-summer-drawing-academy or call (304) 737-3666.

What’s going on throughout the area

Crew House open

for summer series

The Crew House Museum on Main Street, Richmond, and operated by the Richmond Community Historical Society will kick off its summer open house series from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Don and Becky Swickard will serve as hosts.

Visitors can tour the facility that features a variety of Richmond memorabilia and check out the Jefferson Union High School room of school items, including yearbooks, uniforms and trophies.

There will be Richmond crocks and mugs on sale in addition to Richmond history books and T-shirts bearing the logo “In Richmond, We Remember.”

The open houses will be held on the second and fourth Sundays in June, July and August.

Phil Judy is president of the historical society. For information, call (740) 765-4534.

Corn hole tourney

at July festival

The 32nd-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival will host a cornhole tournament at 6 p.m. July 25 at Heritage Port Waterfront, Wheeling.

Registration is $20 per person. Pre-registration is due by July 1. Those pre-registering will receive a T-shirt.

For information or to enter, call Kim Smith at (304) 233-1090 or David Seum at (304) 810-0131.

Brooke Hills Park

heated pool open

Brooke Hills Park’s newly heated pool is open.

The pool’s hours are from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, pending suitable weather and customer participation. Visitors may call (304) 737-1236 to confirm it is open.

Admission is $3 for age 12 and up and $2 for ages 4-11, with children 3 and under admitted free.

Passes are $40 per person, $85 for a family of four and $30 per senior 60 and older.

The park plans to add Monday and Wednesday evening Zumba classes at the pool later in June.

Area youth chosen

as state finalist

Raven A. Thorn, 12-year-old daughter of Amber Thorn of Steubenville, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Pageant to be held July 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus.

The newly crowned Miss Pre-Teen Ohio will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California.

Pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18 in five different age groups with contestants competing in four overall categories, including formal wear modeling, personal introduction, interview and community service project.

The National American Miss Pageant System is the largest in the nation, according to a news release, and the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young ladies nationwide. Thorn’s activities include cheering, dancing, modeling, music, animals and spending time with family.

Sisters of Garibaldi

planning banquet

Gina Marchetti presided at the April 15 meeting of the Sisters of Garibaldi where plans were made for the spring banquet.

It will be held on June 17 at the lodge, beginning at 6 p.m. Members are encouraged to bring a guest.

The April meeting serving committee consisted of Teresa Lamantia and Filomena DiCarlantonio.

Prizes were awarded to Mary Arlia, Lucy Takach, Mary Fletcher, Cindy Thomaselli, Mary Santangelo and Yolando Mannelli.

Judy Jordan book to be topic

The Mended Hearts Chapter 087 meeting on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the library of the Prime Time Senior Center at 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will welcome local author Mary Paice as its guest speaker.

She will discuss her book, “A Life of Love with Madam Judy Jordan” and be available after her presentation to sign books and sell copies for $20.

Members interested in having lunch before the meeting are reminded to call the center 24 hours in advance and make reservations. The menu that day wills be chicken patty, cheesy potato casserole, three-bean salad, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and water.

Mended Hearts will not be meeting in July or August. Plans are for Mended Hearts to join in the Prime Time picnic later this summer.

At the May 5 meeting where President Jim Thompson presided, the guest speaker was Erin Menzel, who presented a program on stress management. She discussed symptoms, the differences between chronic and fleeting stress, internal and external causes and the importance of taking care of yourself in dealing with stress.

Betty Thompson reported there had been 57 hospital visits made in April.

An inventory of heart pillows and supplies indicated that 61 are complete and available at the east campus; 67 have been sewn and started; 40 are unsewn; four are available; and two boxes of stuffing are on hand. Larry Bauer will offer additional stuffing.

Brooke students head to Girls State

With help from the Wellsburg Women of the Moose and Bethany Woman’s Club, the Wellsburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will be sending three girls to Rhododendron Girls State at Wheeling Jesuit University on June 9-14.

Attending will be Brooke High School juniors Calandra Olenick, Jentzen Kowcheck and Emily Stuck.

Rotary club

speakers listed

The Steubenville Rotary Club was to welcome licensed massage therapist Melissa Ryan as its guest speaker today at its noon business and luncheon meeting at the YWCA of Steubenville.

Goodwill Industries job developer Dawn Gombar will be the June 13 speaker, and Don Heiss of the Cancer Dietary Initiative at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center will be the speaker at the June 20 meeting.

Beth Rupert-Warren is program chair for June.