Community news from around the area

Country Friends to host square

dance band, Sands of Time

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Country Hoedown Round and Square Dance Band on Friday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Sands of Time will entertain on Saturday.

The doors open at 6 p.m., the program starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person.

Monday will be open mic night. Doors open at 4 p.m.; the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m. with participants encouraged to bring a covered dish; and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

There is no cover charge on Monday, but donations are appreciated. 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 or text (304) 479-1270 or (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. To receive upcoming events, e-mail and request a schedule.

Attorney guest speaker for

local PERI chapter meeting

WINTERSVILLE — Twenty-five members and guests of the Ohio Public Employee Retirees Chapter 5, District 9, met Nov. 8 at Murray’s Restaurant in Wintersville.

Doris Starr, president, opened the meeting and introduced attorney William Haynes Jr., who explained estate planning, trusts, guardianships, living wills, powers of attorney and Medicaid rules.

Joyce Summers led the group in prayer. Rose Mary O’Brian led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

In preparation for the election to be held at the December meeting, the nominating committee presented the names of Harold Ray as candidate for president and Terry Kaminski as candidate for secretary. The slate was accepted as presented.

Jerry Krupinski explained the procedure of the COLA issue facing PERI members.

O’Brian won the 50/50 drawing, and Fran Veltri won the table prize.

The next meeting will be held at noon on Dec. 13 at Murray’s Restaurant.

Weir High Class of 1968

to hold luncheon meeting

WEIRTON — The Weir High Class of 1968 will hold a luncheon at noon Thursday at Mario’s Restaurant, located at 3806 Main St.

All classmates and spouses are welcome to attend.

WMC Auxiliary holding

Love in Lights Campaign

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary met Nov. 21 in the Starvaggi boardroom with President Sondra Weigel presiding and leading in opening exercises.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley, October minutes; Treasurer Paula Billick, the auxiliary’s status; and Corresponding Secretary Domenica “Minnie” Malloy, who reviewed cards sent.

Service chairs providing reports included: Barbara Visnic, gift cart; Billick, payroll deductions; Peg Barber, coffee cart and mail; and Weekley, publicity. Special reports were given by Vivian Weigel, gift shop committee, and Dolores Krinock, membership.

The WMC Auxiliary is holding its annual Love in Lights Campaign. Donations may be sent to the Love in Lights Campaign, 601 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062. Those sending a donation should include the name of the donor and the person being honored. Applications may be picked up in the gift shop.

The auxiliary will hold its Christmas party on Thursday. Jan. 16 is the date for the executive board meeting and Jan. 17-18, the Roberts medical uniform sale.

Variety of programs, activities

offered at local library branches

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced various programs and activities being offered at its various locations, including the following:

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Make a craft on Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Story Hour, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11. Stories, songs and rhymes are shared. Register to attend.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Tot Time, for parents and children ages 2-4, will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 12. Tot Time is an interactive program that shares books, songs and an art activity. Call to register.

Adults: Watch a family movie at 5 p.m. on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. Call to find out what’s playing.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be held Dec. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Children will listen to stories, sing songs and make an art project. Register by calling the library.

Adults: Meet, eat and discuss recipes at the Cookbook Club on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. Call to participate.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Children: School-age kids can stop in to make a Christmas craft at 4 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Babygarten, for parents with children birth to 2, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13. This is a one-hour lap-sit that includes stories, songs and books that will help babies with language development and early literacy skills. No registration is required.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Tot Time will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 11. Call to register.

Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 Call to join.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. on Dec. 12. Call to join.