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October 9, 2012
The Herald-Star

Discounts offered at shelter

Each Thursday the Brooke County Animal Shelter will be offering a discount on cats adopted there as part of its Purrsday Thursday promotion.

The cost will vary according to whether the cats have been spayed or neutered and received vaccinations prior to adoption, and adopters must submit the normally required pre-adoption forms.

The shelter also has a variety of dogs available for adoption. Located on Mac Barnes Drive, off state Route 2 south of Beech Bottom, it is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Veterans service group to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Building, 423 North St., Steubenville. All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.

Library to show romantic comedy

The Brooke County Public Library will be showing "What to Expect When You're Expecting," a PG-13-rated film involving love and pregnancy seen through the eyes of five couples, at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Floral fundraiser to benefit ACS

Curves at 1100 Steubenville Pike will host a birthday party floral design fundraiser held by Lily's - A Flower Boutique, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20.

Tickets are $12 for the event, which will include food, and must be purchased in advance at Curves.

There also will be a Chinese auction. Proceeds for the event will go to the American Cancer Society.

For information, call (724) 947-5022.

Fall-themed story hour Thursday

The Brooke County Public Library will hold a fall-themed evening storytime with Kim Harless, program director, on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Children will enjoy stories, crafts and games. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Four Seasons seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met Sept. 19 at the Serbian American Cultural Center, with First Vice President Angela Gillette presiding.

Chaplain Mary Rose Spano gave the invocation and asked for a moment of silence in memory of Regis Molyneaux.

Gillette welcomed Rena Malson, guest of John Geary, and Josie Cline, guest of Jean Burdette.

After dinner, Janice Hurley, wellness coordinator from Weirton Medical Center, presented a program on aging.

Reservation Chair Josie Cekinovich reported 103 reservations. She reviewed cancellation policy and thanked callers and workers at sign-in tables.

September birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged. A report was given on cards sent.

Upcoming trips include:

For details and reservations, on Quecreek, call Renea Hunt at (740) 543-4308. For Lancaster, call Carolyn Shaffer at (304) 748-0766.

Gillette appointed the following members to the nominating committee: Bob Burskey, Carol Valenti, Dino Rossi, Rita Orler, Dorothy Blankenship, Chris Sklenar and Ron Fallert. Members can begin paying dues for 2013 at the October meeting.

Eugene Matey was awarded the free dinner from the club.

Chris Sklenar and Nick Rodriguez won the 50/50 drawing. Tom Barbara, John Geary, Jasper Wamsley, Barbara Cerra, Chuck Rupani, Irene Rupani, Tony LaRosa, Barbara Libengood, June Pushkarich, Kathy Hardsouk, Joyce Dobbs, Dolores LaRosa, Rose Barbara, Jenny Muscara and Al Cellini received mums from Ianetti's Garden Center.

The next meeting will be held Oct. 17.

Members played cards and bingo after the meeting.

BCFDW changes meeting location

The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women's meeting location Thursday has been moved to the Wellsburg Public Library. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The organization will host an "Appreciation Night" honoring Brooke County Democratic election poll workers. The gathering also will be occasion to meet candidates Sen. Jack Yost, Rep. Randy Swartzmiller, Rep Phil Diserio, and Sue Thorn, 1st District candidate for Congress. Refreshments will be served. All Democratic Women are invited.

For information, call 304-748-1447 Anna Gillespie, president, at (304) 748-1447.

Membership dues are $10, which entitles members to also be a state and national federation member.

Nursing alumni meeting Oct. 17

The Ohio Valley Hospital/Trinity School of Nursing Alumni Association will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Starkdale Presbyterian Church for a covered-dish gathering.

The agenda will include scholarships, the election of officers and future plans.

DVDs and the booklet program from the centennial reunion celebration held in August are available for $5 in addition to picture directories from the event for $10. They are available by calling Judy Owings, treasurer, at (740) 283-7210.

Blanche Williams is president of the association and can be reached for information at (740) 282-6502.

Faith Mazik is vice president, and Dani Manalac is secretary.

As there is no central registration with up-to-date information on graduates' names and addresses, the association continues its search for fellow classmates, according to a recent newsletter.

Mingo dance features Rollback

Rollback, a group comprised of Rich Grimm, Dave Hunt, Gary Fonner and Dan Morgan, will play rock 'n roll classics of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s at a dance open to the public from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall located at 117 Legion Drive.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Admission includes snacks and hors d'oeuvres.

Tables for eight or 10 people can be reserved.

For information, call (740) 535-8037.

Spaghetti dinner benefit detailed

A spaghetti dinner to benefit cancer patient Margaret "Dee" Bower will be held Oct. 20 at the Jewett Sportsman Club, beginning at 4 p.m.

Admission is a $6 donation.

The event will include a 50-50 drawing, an auction, a drawing for a 32-inch television and a drawing for a 22 Savage Rifle with clip.

For questions, contact Doris Leggett at (740) 945-6004; Martha Mills at (740) 942-8207; or Sandy Harrison at (740) 945-7305.

Caregiver support group meetings set

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:

For information, call the Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1 (800) 272-3900.

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