Toronto Three Arts Club meets
The Toronto Three Arts Club met at the home of Margaret Alice Myers. The program was given by Judy Owings of the Prime Time Office on Aging. She described the senior services that are available through Prime Time. The next meeting will be a dinner at Froehlich's Classic Corner at 6 p.m. May 19. The program will be "What You are Reading" and an introduction of new members and officers.
Toronto seniors club meets
The Toronto Senior Citizens met on April 28 with Doris Matyas presiding with one guest, Marcia Croye, and 61 members. Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner. She led the members in the Lord's Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Bingo winners included Sondra Hyde, Bea Troski, Pat Balser, Sandy Finn and Laura Mamula.
Duke Pfabe won the door prize. Phyllis Patterson won the 50/50 drawing, and Emma Haught won the pie. May birthdays and anniversary were recognized.
Reports were given by Shirley Rebich and Rosemary Bonofine. Trip reports were given by Lola Swanagan. The Wheeling Casino and shopping trip will be May 16 with available seats. The Riverside Dinner Theater and shopping at Grove City on July 20 has a few available seats. Those interested should call (740) 537-4977 or (740) 537-3064.
The meeting was closed with singing "God Be With You."
Scat winners were Irene Miller, Dee Fouts and Marilyn Peckens.
The next dinner will be held Thursday at the Stratton Municipal Building.
River's Edge Garden Club meets
The River's Edge Garden Club held its April meeting at the home of Ginny Popson. There were 10 members in attendance, and they answered roll call by sharing who had taught them the most about gardening.
The business meeting was opened by Ruth Sutherin, president. Popson gave a reading on "if dandelions were rare and fragile." The March minutes were read by Popson, secretary, and Betty Stewart, treasurer, gave the financial report.
The members brought and shared various tree limbs, tomato seeds and bamboo.
Plans were discussed for the May meeting at which Goldie Smurda will be the hostess. It will be a clean-up and planting at the garden area at Newburg Landing. A maintenance schedule through the fall months will be distributed.
Following the meeting, refreshments were served by Popson.
Order of Eastern Stars meets
Toronto Chapter 215 of Order of Eastern Stars met April 18 with 20 members present. Worthy Matron Janet Coffman welcomed members with a poem entitled "Cornerstone Spring Fest."
Members were honored by the presence of a grand representative, the chapter's Paula Johns; 10 past matrons and two past patrons; six 50-year members; grand page Dorothy Newbold; and heart representation Mary Joy VanDyne. Minutes were read along with the correspondence by Marlene Wolf, secretary. The treasurer's report was given by Carol Graham.
The worthy matron appointed Paula Johns for pre-registration and Dorothy Newbold for the banquet reservations to be held Sept. 23-25 in Dayton. Johns reported on the cards sent since the last meeting, including Easter cards. Holly Lewis passed out knives that members had ordered and said the sale will be ongoing either online or with the catalog. Lewis informed members future orders will have to be paid in advance.
On May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a spaghetti dinner for city volunteer firefighters with cancer at the Karaffa Elementary School.
Members held an inspection practice Sunday.
The chapter closed, and members met at Margaret's restaurant for refreshments.
Toronto School District offering summer employment
The city school district is offering summer employment for college-bound students residing in the school district.
Those interested can apply by calling superintendent's office at (740) 537-2456, extension 200, or visit the office at 1307 Dennis Way before 3 p.m. May 18.
Students will be selected by lottery at the May 19 city school board meeting.
Students selected will be paid $7.40 per hour for 30 hours per week. Students having positive work records in past seasons may bypass the lottery and sign up for employment.
Blood drive at Knoxville fire hall
There will be a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Knoxville Volunteer Fire Department, 15447 state Road 152. The drive is co-sponsored by the department and the Ruritan Club. Organizers are hoping at least 30 or more will donate blood. Call (740) 381-8780 or (740) 544-5319.
Events at First Presbyterian Church
Monday - The Elizabeth Circle will meet at noon.
Wednesday - The chancel choir rehearsal will be at 7 p.m.
Thursday - The yarn ministry will meet at 9 a.m.
May 13 - This is the June newsletter deadline.
May 14 - The Martha Circle will meet at 10 a.m.
May 13-14 - The gleaners annual spring Trash to Treasures Sale will be held in the church basement from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 and 9 a.m. to noon May 14.
Riverview United Methodist Church
A mothers' group meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at the church. For details, call (740) 537-2210. The group is open to all mothers who would benefit from time spent with other moms while the kids enjoy a play date.
The church has begun a youth service to be held during the time of regular worship in the fellowship hall on Sundays. Children go to their service of lessons, craft, snack and discussion and reflection. Ages 4 and up are involved. The nursery is staffed for the younger children.
Youth group for junior and senior high students continues every other Sunday at 6 p.m. A meal will be served, music will be performed and lessons taught by Josh Elliott, church student pastor. All area youth are welcome.
Events at Toronto Nazarene Church
Sunday - Morning worship is at 9 a.m.; Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal begins at 4:45 p.m.; and children's Bible quizzing begins at 6 p.m. Evening service at 6 p.m will continue study on being mission-minded. The annual meeting and elections will be held at the end of the first worship service's close.
Tuesday - The congregational leadership team meeting will be at 6 p.m.
Thursday - Children's Club 10:14 and youth meetings include supper served at 5:30 p.m. followed by Bible stories, music and fun. All children and youth from the surrounding area are invited to attend.
May 15 - The Community Singspiration featuring special musical selections from area churches, 7 p.m.
Salvation Army Toronto Unit prescription assistance program
Those between ages 18-64 who have no prescription drug insurance can call (740) 537-2210 for assistance. A team of volunteers will help clients apply for low-cost or no-cost medications. The free program has been providing assistance since 2002 at the Riverview United Methodist Church, 105 N. River Ave. Assistance is provided on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The entrance to the church is handicap accessible.
Those age 65 or older and who have no prescription insurance are eligible for the program.
This is not a distribution center for medications, but a volunteer-based program that assists in filling out paperwork and sending in necessary applications to drug manufacturers. Once approved, clients begin receiving medications directly from companies in six to eight weeks.
Toronto Beautification Committee flags program
Replacement of city flags is needed for those that have become worn, tattered and frayed. The Toronto Beautification Committee is asking for donations for the Mayor Wilson Flag Fund. Donations may be sent to the TBC at P.O. Box 102, Toronto, OH 43964. All those donating will have their names listed on a plaque displayed in the City Building. For information, call (740) 537-4829.
North River Avenue Christian Church events
Wednesday - Bible study class on the Romans at 7 p.m.
May 15 - Nate Barker will be inducted as an Eagle Scout from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Toronto Singspiration will be at 7 p.m. at the Toronto First Church of the Nazarene.
May 22 - The graduate breakfast will be at 8 a.m.
May 29 - Memorial Sunday will include honoring church members who have died in the previous year; and honor members of the armed forces.
The junior worship program continues every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.Those ages 5 to fifth grade are welcome.
Currently on Sundays there is a 13-lesson, adult Bible study at 11 a.m. on "The Christian Life."
First United Methodist Church activities
Today - Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9 a.m.; Good Friday services will be held at noon. The offices are closed.
Sunday - The worship service begins at 8:30 a.m.; the social begins at 9:30 a.m.; and the second worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. The junior United Methodist youth meet at 4 p.m., while the senior youth club meets at 6 p.m.
Monday - The trustees will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday - The Adventure Club meets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Bell choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. The quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m.
Thursday - TOPS will meet at 5:30 p.m.
City library branch has new hours
The Toronto branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County's new hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.