The Jefferson County Humane Society is sponsoring a fundraiser murder mystery theater beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Zalenski's, 547 Cadiz Road, Wintersville.
"The Man with Three Wives or ... a Bigamist is NOT an Italian Fog" will be performed by the Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Co.
Participants can "see if you have what it takes to be a super sleuth and solve the crime. Interact with the suspects, find the clues, ask the right questions and enjoy an evening with fellow murder mystery buffs," a promotional flyer notes.
Cost is $25 per person with includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are available at Hauser's Furniture, Zalenski's and the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.
For information, call (740) 266-6476.
services wrap up
The women of Mount Zion Baptist Church will close their annual Women's Day with a weekend of services.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, they will host a "High Noon Prayer Brunch" as women from various churches and denominations will come together to pray for an end to community violence and affected families, the sick, the economy, national leaders and children.
Participating with prayers will be the Rev. Pat Angel, Sandi Wilson, Olivia Whetstone, Minister Willa Wade and Tish Turner while scripture readers will be Lisa Thomas, June Beal, Rosie McCallister and Loma Nevels. Soloists are Roberta Jordan, Regina Blanchard, Darlene Alexander, Gloria Terry and Juliette Hamilton. Music will be provided by Delores Wiggins.
Lunch will be served immediately after the service.
Women's Day services will wrap up at the 11 a.m. Sunday service with the theme being "Women Humbling Themselves Before God."
Minister Verlinda Perry of the 4 Real Church in Cleveland will deliver the gospel message.
Other service participants will be Edris Miller, Helen Dorsey and Retha McKinney, devotional leaders; Cydnie Howard, welcome of guests; Harriette Coker, worship leader; Mount Zion's Women's Day Choir, music; Minister Tamika Cammon of Cleveland, moments of meditation; Metta James, responsive reading; Rosie Walker, memorial; and Erika Austin, Linda Johnson and Mazie Lavender and Ronni Edwards, offerings.
Wylene Alexander is the chairman, and Barbara Prentice is the co-chairman. Committee members, guests and friends will fellowship immediately following the services with dinner at Undo's Restaurant.
WHS Class of 1982 reunion set
The Wintersville High School Class of 1982 will hold its 30-year reunion from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.
A mixer will be held Sept. 28 at Twine's in Steubenville, beginning at 7 p.m. Classmates with inquiries can call (740) 278-5964 or (740) 278-5964 .
The Jefferson County JVS culinary arts department will hold a creole/cajun luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Crestview Inn located inside the school.
The menu will include tuna croquettes with tartar sauce, shrimp caesar salad with French bread, Andouille sausage and chicken gumbo, braised cajun short ribs, au gratin mashed potatoes, dirty white beans with black-eyed peas, seasoned corn, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
Cost is $10 per person, and reservations are required. Call (740) 264-5545, ext. 602 to make reservations.
Art Beal band
at Country Friends
Country Friends will host Art Beal and the Country Tradition band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall.
The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.
On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mike begins at 6 p.m. Participants may bring a covered dish if they'd like for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.
Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.
For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.
Alpha Mu Chapter
The Sept. 8 meeting of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society was held at Amsterdam United Methodist Church with Darlene Smith, president, presiding.
New committee chairs were announced, including: communications, Jane Karabaic; finance, Mary Barnes; flowers and special concerns, Linda Anderson; Founder's Day, Bernice Francis; history and research/education excellence, Rose Seck; hospitality, Cecily Worthington; legislative, Donna Iachinni; membership and necrology, Carole Thorne; music, Dani Carroll; nominations, Jane Brower; personal growth and services, Joyce Ferguson; professional affairs, Chris Hull; scholarship and world fellowship, Margaret Alice Myers; social arrangements, Ann Wiley; and program, Joyce Ferguson.
It was announced that "The Voice," the DKG magazine, will no longer be mailed to members. It will be e-mailed to the local president, and it will be available online at the DKG web site.
The DKG state project that marks the 75th anniversary of DKG will be "Reaching Out To Children Through Literacy." Each member in the state will be asked to donate a new children's book that will be given to children in Ohio hospitals. The personal growth and services committee is requesting members bring a new children's book to the October meeting.
In old business, Smith thanked the scholarship committee for sponsoring the June tour of Plymouth Street and Hanoverton House in Hanoverton. Members had lunch at the Spread Eagle Tavern and a tour of the tavern. Rose Seck expressed thanks from the Carrollton "Back To School Extravaganza" Rally held Aug. 11 for the $75 donation and the goods donated by members. Margery Gregg read a poem "Teacher's Lament," and Worthington offered a blessing before lunch.
The next meeting will be held Oct. 13 at the Amsterdam UMC.
Beautiful Baby contest detailed
The Brooke County Right to Life seeks participants for its Beautiful Baby Contest during the West Virginia Applefest, formerly the Wellsburg Applefest, which will be held Oct. 5-7.
Pictures of babies and toddlers up to 3 years old can be submitted by parents, grandparents and friends and should be no larger than 4-by-6. They should be received no later than Tuesday and mailed to: Marla Mercer, 221 Hillcrest Drive, Wellsburg, WV 26070. The name and age of the child and name, address and phone number of the person submitting it should be listed on the back.
Applefest attendees can vote on the children, whose names won't be revealed to the voters, for a 25 cent donation. Voters can vote as often as they wish. There's no cost to enter. A $100 savings bond will be awarded to the winner, who will be announced on the last day of the festival. For information, call (304) 737-1769 or 737-2200.
Card party set
in Adena Oct. 11
The Adena Fire Department Women's Auxiliary will hold its 18th-annual fall card party Oct. 11 at the Adena Fire Department.
Prepaid reservations are $7.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. For reservations call Chris Thompson at (740) 546-4300 or Bev Lengyel at (740) 546-3567.
Doris Matyas presided at the Sept. 13 meeting of the Toronto Senior Citizens for members and guests, Nancy Clancey, Helen Bayne and Nancy and Dick Silverthorn.
Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner and led in devotions and opening ceremonies.
The guest speaker was John Boleigh, an anthropologist.
Reports were given by Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine. Flu shots will be given at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Roosevelt building by Toronto Apothecary.
Lola Swanagan gave an update on the last of the trips, noting a few seats remain open for the Vermont trip set for Oct. 1-5. The Gateway Clipper trip on Oct. 9 is full. Members are to be at the marina at 9 a.m. The Denmark, Norway and Sweden trip is open for July 12-24. Call Doris at (740) 537-3064 for information.
Cecelia Petras won the 50-50 drawing. Door prize winners were Matyas, Cinda Hollister and Pat Pfabe.
Bingo winners were Emma Haught, Agnes Rohal, Dolly Robinson, Matyas and Sharon Carroll. Scat winners were Dee Fouts, Bob Carroll and Joyce Dobbs. The next meeting will be held Sept. 27 at the Roosevelt Building.