What’s going on throughout the area

Club to hold pulled pork fundraiser

The New Cumberland Lions Club will hold a pulled pork fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Swaney Memorial Library, New Cumberland, parking lot.

Pork sandwiches are $5.50. Coleslaw topping is an additional 25 cents. Smoked chicken halves are $6.50. Both are available as dinners with two side dishes, including baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw, for an additional $1.50.

Whole smoked pork butts are available for $26 by advance order only. To order a pork butt or ensure receiving a chicken, advance orders must be made by noon today by calling Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055.

The remaining pulled pork fundraisers will be held Aug. 23 and Oct. 25 in the library parking lot and Sept. 27-28 at the New Cumberland River Fest.

SHS Alumni Association to meet

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

Weir High Class of 1969 plans reunion

The Weir High School Class of 1969 will hold its 45-year reunion at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton on Aug. 10 with cocktails and a social time beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner and dancing will follow.

To purchase a ticket online, consult the webpage at www.WeirHighclassof69.myevent.com.

Class members who have not received an invitation are advised to make contact through weirhighclassof69@gmail.com or call (304) 748-4933.

Committee members are JoAnn Locascio Green, Glenda Wolverton Kelly and Kathy Vidich Link.

Line dancing class set for Monday

The Lupus Optimum Health Outreach Program line dance class will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville.

The free class is taught by instructor Trina Lawson. Benefits of line dance, according to promotional material, include reducing stress, improving strength, increasing muscle tone and coordination, lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of coronary disease, managing weight, strengthening leg and hip bones, developing the circulatory system and increasing flexibility and balance.

The Lupus Optimum Health Support Group, meanwhile, will meet on Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Hamptom Inn, 820 University Blvd., Steubenville.

It is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and sponsored by Urban Mission Ministries, NCDC. Walter and Pat Howard are program coordinators.

N.C. church holding rummage sale

The First Presbyterian Church of New Cumberland, Court Street, will be holding a rummage sale beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday in conjunction with a bake sale, beginning at 11 a.m.

Charity baseball game in Mingo

The ninth-annual Brian Pizzoferrato Memorial Baseball Game will be held on July 26 beginning at noon at the John Muth Baseball Complex behind Hills Elementary School in Mingo Junction.

The game pits former Mingo High School baseball players against former Steubenville Catholic Central players.

“It’s a great benefit for a great cause. All proceeds are given to Brian’s son Ronnie,” a news release notes.

Western Mediterranean trip in 2015

Former Tour Director Claudia Clevenger is co-sponsoring a Gadabouts trip to the Western Mediterranean in 2015. Departure will be Sept. 22, and the cruise will be Sept. 24 to Oct. 3, and include Rome, Naples, Sicily, Florence in Italy; Provence and Nice in France; and Corsica following Ajaccio.

Clevenger announced the trip at the Gadabouts’ recent meeting.

A passport is required. For details contact Claudia at (740) 264-5678, 101 Meridian Way, Apt. 212, Wintersville, OH 43953-7661.

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

Oglebay Good Zoo coming to library

The Oglebay Good Zoo Zoo-To-You program will visit the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg with a variety of animals at 11 a.m. July 26.

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

Moving On members meet

Moving On, a widows and widowers group, held a luncheon meeting July 13 at Undo’s with President Norma Boni presiding.

Fred Vogt gave the blessing, and Christine Brown read poems about flags.

July birthdays were acknowledged.

Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station performed country, gospel and rock music. Cindy Gilbert, Carolyn Hill, Toni Herron, Katy Rosahac, Herb Simms and Anita Spadafora donated patriotic-themed gift bags, which decorated the tables.

Lucretia “Toots” Ross and David Kramavich conducted the 50/50 drawing, which Ann Zmuda won.

Richard Kimmel and Ed Bidorini won the Undo’s gift certificates. Madeline Michael Boulson won the willow plates. Dorothy Alrutz, Marcia Bishop, Jean Baird, Jeannette Spear and Ingrid Koenig won table prizes.

Reports were given by Ross, secretary, and Treasurer Margaret Chapman.

Vogt led the closing prayer.

The next meeting is Aug. 10 at Undo’s. The club anniversary will be celebrated, and the Harmony Brothers will entertain. The cost of the meal is $12, and dues are $10.

Those interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

What’s going on throughout the area

Chapel to host annual carnival

The Wintersville Community Chapel, 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville, will host its annual carnival from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

It is free and open to the community and will include inflatables, carnival style games, a dunk tank, food, school supplies and prizes.

“Everything is free,” an event spokesperson said. “Please come and enjoy fun and fellowship with us. All ages are welcome.”

Chrisagis Brothers to perform Sunday

The Chrisagis Brothers will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton Heights.

The duo will perform contemporary Christian and praise music and give testimony. It is free and open to the public. For information, contact (304) 723-1071 or jnixon@frontier.com.

Special speaker at Amsterdam church

John Mark Pool, co-founder of Word to the World Ministries, will be ministering at Amsterdam Covenant Church on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.

Based out of Baton Rouge, La., Pool is “called to take the Apostolic. prophetic five-fold ministry message to pastors and church leaders across the USB and around the world,” according to a news release. “He has become a prophetic voice to speak into lives throughout America in preparation for our next revival outpouring.”

Pool and his wife, Sandy, are both ordained as prophets and ministers, according to the news release.

Pool has published two books – “Love – God’s Greatest Gift” and “The Path of a Prophet.. He ministers on radio, television and through the Internet at www.wordtotheworldministries.orgy as well as at local churches, conferences and crusade revival outpourings.

For information, contact Pastor Michael Thurston at (740) 543-3602 or (330) 627-5903.

Rev. Henry Mooney to speak in Adena

The Rev. Henry Mooney, an elder in the United Methodist Church, holder of the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church Denman Award and host of radio talk show on WVLY 1370 AM, will be the featured speaker at Adena United Methodist Church, East Main Street, on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Other participants in the service will include laity leader Anita Jackson, Tammy Hosenfeld, June McKim, Pat Thompson, Jimmy Bartrug and guest pianist, Daniel Smallwood. The service is open to the public.

The church’s pastor is the Rev. Raymond “Drew” McPeek.

Zion to host Missouri youth group

Zion United Church of Christ, Steubenville, will welcome special visitors today as its hosts the youth group of St. Lucas United Church of Christ, of St. Louis, Mo.

Upon the arrival of 60 to 80 youth and chaperones, Zion will be providing snacks and helping them to settle in for a night’s rest before their trip continues to Blue Knob, Pa., for a week of mission work, according to a news release.

Zion also is hosting a continental style breakfast Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the youth participating in the 11 a.m. worship service.

The Rev. Richard Beck will be presiding over the service, which is open to the pubic and is an opportunity for those in attendance to meet the youth group members and hear about their upcoming mission experience in Blue Knob. The group will be returning to Steubenville on July 18 for an overnight stay before they head back to St. Louis on July 19.

Shelterhouse sale at Bell Chapel UMC

Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville, will hold a shelterhouse sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. It will include yard sale items, a bake sale and sandwiches.

Calvary to welcome guest speaker

Evangelist Freddie Combs, a songwriter, accomplished musician, singer and preacher whose challenges in life have included losing more than 500 pounds, will minister at two Sunday services at Calvary Church, 255 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, beginning at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The services are open to the public.

Combs, who resides in Greeneville, Tenn., with his wife, Kay, has been involved in ministry since he was 16. He began picking out the melody to church hymns on a toy piano at age 2.

Raised at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, he received vocal training as an operatic tenor, earning his bachelor of music degree in vocal performance in 1993 from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C.

Combs, who began serving in full-time ministry in 1993, has battled obesity since he was a boy. After fighting and battling obesity, almost losing his life several times, on June 4, 2009, his life almost came to an end, according to his website. From his highest weight of 920 pounds, he has lost more than 500 pounds and is continuing his weight loss journey and ministry with his wife by his side.

“Their amazing story has been told on national and international television, radio, the Internet and in newspapers all over the world. He recently appeared on the ‘X Factor’ on FOX where his touching and stirring performance of ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ astonished the judges,” his website notes.

The couple describe their desire as giving hope to those who face difficult and unforgiving circumstances.

Sveta Petka Kolo ready for picnics

The Sveta Petka Kolo held its monthly meeting July 3 at Eat ‘n Park in Steubenville, finalizing plans for the annual picnic on July 23 with the women of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church.

It will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton.

Members will be making cabbage rolls at the church for the church picnic set for July 27.

The group voted not to meet in August and set the next meeting for Sept. 4.

“We will be making many plans for the fall and winter at the next meeting and hope we have a lot of suggestions,” a group spokeswoman said.

What’s going on throughout the area

Country Friends to host Sands of Time

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

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, call (304) 479-1270 or (304) 527-3322.

Potluck, folk music jam set

Weatherbury Farm will hold a potluck dinner, folk music jam and mill tour July 26 at the farm’s Livery Hall in Avella, Pa.

A tour of the farm’s flour mill will precede the potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m., and the folk music jam will follow the dinner.

Those interested are invited to bring an instrument and sing or play.

There is no charge to attend, but those attending are asked to bring a covered dish for the meal.

‘Meet and Greet’ tonight For BCFDW

The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Follansbee Library.

It will include a “Meet and Greet” with Richard McCullough, the newly appointed chairperson of the Brooke County Executive Committee.

Refreshments will be served.

Plans for the upcoming fundraiser will be discussed, and the delegates to the annual meeting will be announced.

Dues remain at $10 a person. Anyone interested in becoming a member can contact Elsie Pompa at (304) 527-4379.

Memorial pledge ride set for Sunday

The 15th-annual United Way of Jefferson County Memorial Pledge Ride in memory of Cliff Brewer will be held Sunday with registration getting under way at 11 a.m. at Manfred’s Lounge, 4152 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

The run begins and ends at Manfred’s.

The entry fee is $15 per person. The last bike is out at noon with the last bike in at 4 p.m.

A pre-run Black Sunday concert will be performing at Manfred’s on Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 and will be donated to the United Way of Jefferson County.

During the pledge drive, participants will stop at American Legion posts throughout the area “to support those serving or who have served our country,” according to a promotional flyer.

The pledge ride will include food, music, drawings and other entertainment.

For information, contact the United Way of Jefferson County at (740) 284-9000.

‘Sunsets’ exhibit opening Saturday

The Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton will host the opening of a new photography exhibit to the topic of “Sunsets” beginning Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The exhibit by members of the Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club is being showcased outdoors in “The Gallery,” which is behind the library off Walnut Street. Featured are 17 laminated poster pictures displayed on wooden structures.

Those attending will meet in “The Gallery” first to view the pictures, weather permitting. Afterwards, there will be a slide show of sunsets, a table display of sunset prints and and an opportunity to meet the photographers in the library’s activity room.

There will be a free drawing of sunset pictures. and refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend.

After the official opening Saturday, the pictures will remain on display through mid-August.

Summer reading club activities listed

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is continuing with its “Fizz Boom Read!” summer reading club activities, which include the following:

Adults and Teens

— “Coffee, Doughnuts and A Movie” will be shown at the main library at 10 a.m. on July 18.

— Get solutions to gardening problems from the OSU Extension at 11:30 a.m. on July 17 at the Adena branch. Register by calling the library at (740) 546-3782.


— A worm race will be held at the Schiappa branch on July 17, beginning at 2 p.m. There also will be a worm race at the Toronto branch on July 18 at 2 p.m.

— An ice cream social for children will be held at the Schiappa Branch at 2:30 p.m. on July 17.

— A family movie will be shown at the Brilliant branch at 5 p.m. on Monday.

— A “Magic School Bus” program will be held at the Brilliant branch on July 17 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on July 15 at 5:30 p.m.

— Do a science experiment at the Toronto branch at 2 p.m. on Monday.

— Babygarten, for caregiver and children ages birth to 2, will be held at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on July 17 at 11:15 a.m.

Blood drive set at Moose lodge

The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19 at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.

Doughnuts will be served to morning donors and a hot lunch to those who give in the afternoon.

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments can be made by calling Linda Porreca at (740) 264-4286 or (304) 737-1552. Donors should bring photo IDs.

Special Olympians earn medals

Brooke County Special Olympians earned numerous medals at the West Virginia Special Olympics Summer Games in Charleston.

Various athletic events were held at Laidley Field and other sites.

In the bocce singles tournament, Marie Kosut earned a gold medal, Heather Ambrose garnered a silver, Lesly Schwertfeger received a bronze and Edward Kosut placed fourth. In the doubles tournament, Edward and Marie Kosut earned gold medals and Ambrose and Schwertfeger earned silver medals.

In track and field run-walks, medals went to the following athletes: Matt Elcesser, gold for the 100 meter, 400 meter and 800 meter; Mike Staats, silver for the 100 meter and 400 meter and gold for the 800 meter; Jeremy Janura, bronze for the 100 meter; and Kay Ferrari, fourth place for the 100 meter and gold for the 400 meter and 800 meter.

David Mendrick received a bronze medal for the softball throw.

In golf, Steve Boley earned a gold medal and placed second overall in his division, while Andrew Rager earned a silver medal and Jimmy Hunter and Danny Adams both received bronze medals.

Park to hold mud bog, starwatch

Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg will hold a mud bog at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $5, with children under 3 admitted free and pit passes available for another $5.

Observers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food will be sold, and a 50-50 drawing will be held.

For information about the mud bog, call (304) 737-1236.

The park also will host a starwatch event held by the Wheeling SMART Center at 8 p.m. July 18. For information. Robert Strong of the SMART Center will assist visitors in viewing various astronomical phenomena at the free event.

For information about the starwatch, call (304) 233-4667.

Free computer class offered

The Brooke County Public Library, Wellsburg, will be offering a free basic computer class for adults at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The class will be instructed by Jason Rine from the West Virginia University Extension office.

Space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 737-1551.

Weather story hour set in Follansbee

The Follansbee Branch Library will hold an evening story hour with a weather theme at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Children are invited to enjoy stories, weather experiments and more with the help of Kim Harless, program director. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Folk music club seeking members

The Appalachian Folk Music Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, playing and teaching the music of the Appalachian Mountains in a traditional manner, is now accepting applications for new members.

The club is for folk music enthusiasts and is not a country music jam session, according a news release. Only acoustic instruments such as dulcimers, guitars, fiddles, banjos, autoharps, etc., are played.

The group meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Frankfort Sprigs Grange Hall located at 1476 state Route 18 north of Burgettstown, Pa.

For information, contact Alice Whitehill by phone at (724) 573-9109 or by e-mail at dulcimama1@core.com.