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November 1, 2012
The Herald-Star

Spaghetti dinner Sunday in Adena

The Adena Fire House will be the site of a spaghetti dinner on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Patrons can eat in or get takeout orders by calling (740) 546-4113. Desserts will be available.

The dinner is sponsored by the Adena Fire Ladies auxiliary.

Christmas craft show Saturday

The Harrisville Firemen Ladies Auxiliary is having its annual Christmas craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fire hall in Harrisville.

There will be approximately 40 craft tables featuring Christmas/fall arrangements, wreaths, candles, needlepoint, ceramics, crochet blankets, baby clothes, cards, jewelry, Pampered Chef and Premier Jewelry.

There will be a 50-50 drawing, grocery basket drawing and door prizes awarded hourly. Lunch will be available.

The show supports the Harrison Volunteer Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary.

For information or table inquiries, call Pam at (740) 546-4148.

'Sister to Sister' Retreat detailed

Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church located at 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will host its 13th-annual "Sister to Sister" retreat Friday and Saturday at the church to the theme "TGIF - Thank God It's Forever."

Registration begins at 6 p.m. on Friday for the "Prayer Pajama Party." Saturday's registration and a continental breakfast get under way at 8:30 a.m. The workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The retreat will conclude with a closing presentation from Brenda Gregg of Faith Pittsburgh. Brunch will be served following the retreat.

In addition to Gregg, retreat facilitators include Tina Smith of First Baptist Church in Wellsville; the Rev. Dionne Edmonds of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Pittsburgh; and Penda James of Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh.

A $10 registration fee will be accepted but is not required in order to attend.

20th Century Club to meet Friday

Members of the GFWC-WV Follansbee 20th Century Club will meet Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Follansbee Presbyterian Church.

Representatives of C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will attend.

Members should contact treasurer Sally DiGiacinto to pay 2012-13 dues.

Members will observe Make a Difference Day by donating to a local afterschool program. Members should bring pre-packaged non-perishable snacks and bottled water donations but no candy.

Members can participate in the 1st District President's Special Project, Fighting Hunger, by bringing in a non-perishable food item.

The group welcomes new members. For information, call Carolyn Darling at (304) 737-0370.

Ryan and Friends set to perform

Ryan and Friends will present a program for young and old at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carrollton Bible Chapel 365 Steubenville Road, SE, Carrollton.

Ryan Bomgardner of Ephrata, Pa., a Christian ventriloquist and comedian, receives more than 500 performance requests a year but only accepts 140 of them.

"Audiences are thrilled with his laugh-crazed family show, which is a flawlessly clean show with side-splitting comedy," according to a press release. Ryan and Friends are in their fourth season as host of a Ryan and Friends cable television show.The event is being sponsored by the Kilgore Evangelical Church and the Carrollton Bible Chapel. Those attending are asked to bring two canned goods as admission to be donated to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Carrollton. A love offering also will be taken.

For information or directions, call (330) 323-9253 or (330) 627-7376.

Kum Joyne Us to meet Friday

The Kum Joyne Us class of Kolmont Church met Oct. 5 in the fellowship hall with 11 members attending.

Shirley McCartney, president, said the blessing for the covered-dish dinner and presided at the meeting where Sara Peeler led devotions on "The Holy Spirit." She spoke on three categories: motivational; manifestation and ministerial. Deanna Price read scripture from Ephesians 4:7-13. Prayer requests and praises were shared. Those attending answered roll call with a scripture verse on the Holy Spirit.

Reports were given by Sharlene Wade, secretary; Virginia Young, treasurer; Lora Grimes, project fund; and Peeler, card report.

Ruby Grimes closed the meeting with prayer. Peeler held the auction.

The next meeting will be held Friday.

Democratic Women plan style show

The Jefferson County Federated Democratic Women's Club will hold its annual fall style show fundraiser Nov. 18 at the Stratton Municipal Building, beginning at 2 p.m.

The show will feature clothing and accessories by Phyllis' Fashions, as well as a luncheon, shopping and door prizes.

Ticket donations are $20, with proceeds benefitting activities and causes of the club. To purchase a ticket, call Barb Wilinski, event chairperson, at (740) 282-2161.

Members of the Jefferson County Federated Democratic Women work in support of women's voices in local, state and national politics and encourage the participation of women in every level of the Jefferson County Democratic party structure, according to a news release.

East Springfield center events noted

Upcoming events at the East Springfield Community and Recreation Center on county Road 39 are:

Free chili cook-off at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Steubenville, 334 Cedar Ave., Steubenville, is holding a free chili cook-off on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

As part of the First Baptist Church of Steubenville's effort for community outreach, area residents are invited to attend weekly Sunday services at 11:30 a.m. in addition to a free monthly dinner that will be held the first Sunday of every month at 12:30 p.m.

For information, visit the website at or call the church office at (740) 282-2693.

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