Community news from around the area

Pizza party, adult concert

Sunday at Sycamore Center

STEUBENVILLE — The Sycamore Youth and Community Center — located in the former Sycamore Tree Church at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville — will host two special free events Sunday, including a pizza party for children and then a concert for adults.

The Pentecost Sunday concert will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and feature Bishop Michael Toliver and Jacqueline Shea, an Ohio Valley Youth Network Valley’s Got Talent winner.

Also performing will be the Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church Praise Team and dancer Quanita Elmore. Urban Mission Ministries, Off with the Cuffs, the Jefferson County Behavioral Health, Tower of Power “Treasure Hunters” Bible Camp and the Ohio Valley Youth Network will have informational booths, according to Regina Blanchard, program chairman.

A pizza party celebration for children featuring a disc jockey, free pizza, games and skits will be held at the center from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The events are open to the community.

SHS Alumni Association

set to meet Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will meet on Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern in Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m.

Hancock County woman

crowned festival queen

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County resident MyLinda Kimball was crowned Mrs. Rhododendron Festival Queen on May 6 in Beckley, W.Va., where she also won Mrs. Photogenic in her division.

A resident of New Cumberland where she lives with her husband, Blaine Kimball Jr., she is a quality assurance field representative contracted by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. She also is the founder of the Fairy Godmother Closet, which assists high school students and their families who suffer hardships. She additionally is active in Toys for Tots, Walk Against Heroin and other causes.

Come March, she will compete in the Mrs. W.Va. America 2019 pageant.

Relay for Life team plans

yard sale for Saturday

RICHMOND — Members of Stacy’s Pink Posse Relay for Life team will hold their annual indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of the Richmond United Methodist Church at 112 S. Sugar St.

A variety of items will be available, and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The team relays in memory of Stacy Davis, who died from breast cancer on May 2, 2012.

Questions can be directed to Jamie Phillips at (740) 543-1468.

Chapter holding first

picnic for Eagle Scouts

WHEELING — The National Eagle Scout Association Chapter of the Ohio River Valley Council welcomes all Eagle Scouts to the first NESA picnic, which will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 3 at Sandscrest Scout Reservation, 192 McColloch Drive, Wheeling.

There is no cost for Eagle Scouts to participate in the Scout-style reception that will include hot dogs, hamburgers and fellowship with other Eagle Scouts.

There will be opportunities provided for scholarships and for volunteering within the council.

The chapter also will have available for purchase the limited edition Eagle Scout Council Shoulder Patch for $50.

Those interested in attending are asked to contact the Scout office by May 30 by phone to (304) 277-2660 or by e-mail to

CAC accepting applications

for memorial scholarship

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Community Action Council is accepting applications for the $1,000 Curtis A. Brooks Memorial Scholarship to be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.

Brooks was “a visionary leader in the community action movement in Ohio and nationally,” according to a news release. “He was a pioneer in the war on poverty and the anti-poverty movement. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor him by finding a person who hopes to pursue a career that will have a positive effect on those who need assistance.”

The recipient will be someone who is 55 or younger pursuing a degree in social work, social service, child development, political science, public administration or a related field and has an income of no greater than 80 percent of the median income for the Columbus metropolitan area. A family of four with income not exceeding $55,700 would qualify. Incomes vary according to family size.

Applicants also should be pursuing a first, second or third career with those changing careers in mid-life welcome to apply and would be attending an accredited institution in the United States.

For information or an application, contact the CAC administration office at (740) 282-0971, extension 110. Applications must be postmarked by June 29.

IACC to award scholarships

at Monday dinner meeting

WINTERSVILLE — The Italian-American Cultural Club of Steubenville will hold its annual scholarship awards dinner meeting on Monday at St. Florian Hall.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at approximately 7 p.m.

The scholarship recipients are:

— Talia Balzano, graduating from a home-school curriculum program;

— Isabella Cashioli, graduating from Catholic Central High School;

— Antonio Fuscardo, graduating from Steubenville High School;

— Angelina Piergallini, graduating from Buckeye Local High School;

— Madelyn Yoho, graduating from Indian Creek High School; and

— Joseph Zinno, graduating from CCHS.

Each $1,000 scholarship will be given in memory of a deceased individual who was a member in good standing with the IACC at the time of their death. Five of the scholarships are funded by the Italian-American Cultural Club, while one scholarship will be funded on an annual basis by the Petrella family in memory of Craig Petrella.

The evening also will include honors for Anthony Violi, who recently turned 100 and is the club’s oldest member.

Country Friends announce

lineup of entertainment

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Neon Knights on Friday and the Moonlite Special on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m, the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events.

There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., 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.

Country Friends Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information on Country Friends or for cancellations, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail

Toronto Senior Citizens have

May anniversary dinner

TORONTO — The Toronto Senior Citizens celebrated their May anniversary dinner at the Stratton Municipal Hall on May 10.

Guests were Mayor John and Tracy Parker, Don and Cheryl Clarke and Jeff and Becky Foster. Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the catered dinner by Brickers. Entertainment was provided by Duke Provenzano.

Deb Custer won the 50-50 drawing. Door prize winners were Agie Rock, Ken Rose, Phil Cicone, David Krause, Rosemary Bonovine, Virginia DaFoe, Pat Balzer, Lester Grimes, Deb Custer, Tim Elson, Doris Matyas, Joyce Zimmerman, Blanche Williams, Barbara Losey, Nancy Stanak, Cathy Grimes, Joyce Berdine, Deanne Starr, Ken Woodward, Pat Simpson, Fran Sheets and Mary Ann Parker.

The next meeting will be held May 24 at the Roosevelt Building.