The Mingo Shanagu Senior Club held its 41st anniversary banquet May 6 at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall.
Katie Grantonic offered the prayer before the meal.
The event included a memorial for several members with Betty Ann Jefferies noting the passing of Clara Saffle, Bill Means and Bill Stanwich. Barbara Jackson led a memorial for Larry Campbell, who was the club's new reporter, bingo caller and husband of club president Marilyn Campbell.
Rose Karas, vice president, served as hostess for the banquet where Jim and Suzie Zorbini were guests. Tillie Guisto and Grace Crust served on the bingo committee.
Table prizes and baskets of flowers were awarded. All attending received a souvenir coffee cup decorated with a roadrunner, the club mascot.
Grace Crust, Loretta Ciafardone and Marge Juresko were on the decorating committee.
Juresko and Marilyn Campbell organized the banquet.
Seniors gather for
The Toronto Senior Citizens held their anniversary dinner May 10 at St. Francis Church Hall, welcoming as guests Mayor John Geddis, Don and Cheryl Clarke, Jeff and Becky Foster and Louie Nelson.
Entertainment was provided by George Suhon.
Irene Miller won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Glenna DeBacco, Paula Krensavage, Blanche Williams, Huck Hanuscin, Jeanette Minolti, Marjorie Grafton, Ida Haynes, Carole Eddy, Eileen Emery, Mary Alice Myer, Betty Sembar, Bob Zahniser, Emma Haught, Pat Pfabe, Bobbi Koltz, Marilyn Altobell, Barbara Lyons, Laura Mamula, Cinda Hollister, Bob Cieslak, Pat Balser, Pat Ferrell, Helen Grimm, Jack Doran, Clarence Morris, Debbie Custer, Richard Dobbs, Robbie France, Louie Nelson, Jo Ann Fogle, Irene Sabados, Mafalda Rocchio and Dee Fouts.
Scat winners were Barbara Lyons, Dee Fouts and Irene Miller.
The next meeting will be held May 24 at the Roosevelt Building.
Richmond picks Boys State reps
Daniel Bell and Joshua Higgins, both juniors at Edison High School, have been selected by the Richmond American Legion Post 740, Honored Seven, to participate in Buckeye Boys State to be held June 10-17 on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
Buckeye Boys State is an eight-day intensive education program on Ohio government for high school students. Participants become a part of the operation of a local, county and state government and are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen.
A city, county and state government is operated by the students elected to various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, a band and recreation.
Blood drive at Moose lodge
The Wellsburg Women of the Moose will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, located at 844 Main St., Wellsburg.
Morning doughnuts and a hot lunch will be provided to all presenting donors. The blood drive is open to the public, and all eligible donors are welcome to attend.
Walk-ins are accepted or appointments can be made by calling Linda Porreca at (740) 264-4286 or (304) 737-1552. Participants should bring a photo ID.
The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has announced competition winners for April.
The print winners for the topic of the month, "Fog," were Barb Momyer, first place; Karen Tindor, second place; and Andy Tindor, third place. Winners for the open category were Sam Rees, first place; Andy Tindor and Claudia Norris, second place; and Don Roberts and Lynn Payne, third place. The special effects winners included Angela McClain, first place; Diane Bannister, second place; and Roberts and Anissa Wellington, third place.
The slide winners for the topic "Fog" were Steve Whiting; first place; Norris, second place; and Ruth Bovalina, third place. The open category winners included Dave Rees, first place; Norris and Whiting, second place; and Bovalina, third place. The special effects winners were Bovalina, first place; Norris, second place; and Whiting, third place.
For the workshop meeting in April, club members brought in prints to be critiqued. The club focused on three aspects of photography in particular: impact, composition and technique.
Many of the club members went on a picture-taking field trip for a weekend in April to Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonburg, Ky. In addition to touring the park, workshops were offered about the elk which populate the park and their habitats and another workshop on basic landscape photography.
The club's exhibition of its members' photographs will continue throughout May at the Center of Music and Art on Main Street, Wintersville during regular business hours. For information, contact Whiting, at (740) 546-3923.