BV Residents plan
The Buena Vista Residents 2012 schedule of events includes a busy spring, summer and fall, not to mention a logo bearing the theme "Neighbors Helping Neighbors."
The next meeting will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the Buena Vista United Methodist Church on Kingston Avenue, Steubenville, with a special guest speaker set to discuss gardening. Those attending are asked to bring a favorite appetizer to share.
The monthly recycle pickup will be held Thursday with items to be placed at curbside by noon for pickup by volunteers between noon and 4 p.m. Plastics and cans can be combined but paper and plastic should not be mixed. Paper should be bundled in paper bags or cardboard. The pickup is not for glass or Styrofoam.
The key May event will be a neighborhood garage sale on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will hold their sales at their own homes with the BV Residents group handling advertising and placing a balloon at each participating residence. Those wanting to participate should call (740) 264-7871 to sign up ahead of time and be placed on the list.
A schedule of events circulated throughout the BV neighborhood notes the Buena Vista Residents "is a group that includes the entire subdivision. We have social gatherings that allow us to get to know each other so that we can all look out for each other. If you can't make it to the meetings, please come and enjoy the functions that we hold. We also collect money to donate to various charities in the community. This year, by request, we will have various speakers at the meetings, and we have food. Don't be shy - come and meet your fellow neighbors."
women to meet
The Jefferson County Chapter of the Federated Democratic Women of Ohio will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday at the Best Western Plus University Inn in Steubenville.
Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and the business meeting begins at 6 p.m. Hostesses are Myrtle Elder, LaVera Murray and Stephanie Luke.
There will be discussion of an anniversary celebration for State Democrat Woman of the Year, Glenda Carter, and her husband, Charlie, to be held May 26 in Carrollton.
All Democratic women are invited to attend the regular meeting.
Children's Book Week will be observed today through May 13 with patrons able to register for special prize drawings.
The Tiltonsville book club will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. For information, call the library at 859-5163.
Mary Joy Van Dyne of the American Red Cross was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Mended Hearts Chapter No. 87.
She gave a presentation on how the heart functions and discussed the proper use of defibrillators.
There were 186 hospital visitations made recently.
There will not be a heart pillow meeting in May.
In new business, changes in the national bylaws were voted on with discussion on the changes in dues.
The next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the board room at Trinity East.
Seats left for
New Orleans trip
The Clark Gable Foundation is planning a motor coach trip to New Orleans Oct. 7-13, and there are seats left on the bus.
The cost is $579 per person and includes the bus fare, hotel, 10 meals, admission to attractions and passage on a river boat cruise. One afternoon will be spent at Harrah's Casino.
A deposit of $75 is due now to reserve a seat on the bus and can be sent to the Clark Gable Foundation, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, OH 43097 or call Nan Mattern at (740) 942-4989.
The Wellsburg Order of the Eastern Star No. 23 meeting opened with a reading by Elizabeth McCuen, worthy matron, with Floyd Berdine, worthy patron, leading in opening ceremonies.
The chapter welcomed Weirton No. 147 members Luella Robinson, Betty Alkire, Marilyn Hinchee and Carolyn Shockley as dual members in Wellsburg.
Visiting Masons welcomed were Ray Meloy, Bill Skiles and Bob Henry of Weirton Lodge No. 171, and Wellsburg Lodge No. 2 members Kenny Schwertfeger, Donald Porch, Ronald Griffith, Floyd Berdine, William Mushet, Duane Griffin Sr., Andrew Kerr, Anthony Rotellini, Curt Yano, Kenneth DeWitt, Ronald DeWitt and Donald Shingleton.
A program about King Soloman was presented by the members with gift cards presented to the Masons.
Refreshments were provided by Weirton members.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday.
at Jewett VFD
There will be a chicken barbecue at the Jewett Volunteer Fire Department on May 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The menu will include barbecued chicken, baked potato, baked beans, noodles, salad bar, dessert and beverage for $8.
MS support group
to hear pharmacist
Pharmacist J.J. Bernabei will discuss "Medications: Questions and Answers" when the Weirton-Steubenville Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Serbian American Cultural Center.
Anyone with MS, their family and friends are encouraged to attend.
For information, contact Connie Kafton at (304) 527-3023.