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November 13, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Watercolor topic for art group

The Steubenville Art Association will welcome Robert VanNattal as the presenter when the group meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Historic Fort Steuben located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville.

VanNattal will teach a transparent watercolor workshop Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also offer a demonstration at the evening meeting. A Canton-area impressionistic artist, he is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the Ohio Watercolor Society, the American Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. He studied under Frederick Graff.

Those interested in taking the class for $40 should contact Marnee Muhleman at (330) 340-4577.

The social committee for the meeting will include Muhleman, chairwoman, and Marilyne Shanks, Arlene Walls and Nancy Morris.

Members are reminded to bring $22 for the Christmas dinner to be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at St. Florian Hall.

Weirton church

planning event

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Weirton will hold an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

Lunch will be available.

Out of the Blue

at coffeehouse

The Coffeehouse at The Arbor will be held Saturday with music beginning at 6 p.m. and featuring Out of the Blue from Wheeling.

"They are well loved in this area for their fine mix of old and new bluegrass and gospel, with some surprise tunes thrown in for good measure," a press release notes.

Sandwiches and other food and snacks are available for purchase from the Arbor kitchen. Children are welcome with accompanying adults.

The event is part of the community outreach program of the New Cumberland Free Methodist Church. All proceeds benefit The Arbor and its programs, especially the after-school program for children.

There is no cover charge to attend, but donations are accepted. The Arbor is located at 208 S. Chester St., New Cumberland, one block south of the traffic light.

For information, contact the church at (304) 564-4411 or Debbie at (304) 794-8275.

Garden club

installs officers

An installation of officers and a covered-dish dinner took place at the October meeting of the Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club.

Jodi Russell, Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Region 12 regional director, installed the following officers: Gloria Bartyzell and Jeanette Postlehwait, co-presidents; Caroline Williams, vice president; Lois Jean Kniszek, secretary; and Nina Cleaver, treasurer.

Roll call was taken by naming a good bug. Williams displayed the "Tree of Change," a design she created for the event decorating contest.

Members were to meet Nov. 3 at the Dillonvale Presbyterian Church to assemble packages for the Appalachian Shoe Box Project. Ann Marie Grayzar and Cleaver are in charge of the project. It also was decided to donate cookies for an upcoming Hounds' Haven event.

A Thanksgiving basket drawing will be conducted at the Nov. 14 meeting. Members thanked J.J. Kniszek for donating the tickets.

Plas for the Dec. 12 Christmas party were discussed. The dinner meeting will be held at the Farm Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. A gift exchange will be held.

Darwin Burge presented a program on fall and spring flowering bulbs. Catalogs and seed packets were given to members.

Plans for decorating planters in Dillonvale for Christmas will be discussed at the November meeting. All members will be displaying pressed leaves. The program will be "Preparing Your Yard," presented by Wendee Zadanski, Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District operations manager and natural resources specialist.

For information on the club or to purchase tickets for the Thanksgiving basket, call Bartyzell at (740) 769-2663.

Vets commission

meets Wednesday

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.

Pine Grove UMC

craft show set

Pine Grove United Methodist Church will host its annual holiday craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.

More than 30 craftsmen will be on hand at the show which also will feature homemade baked goods, homemade soups, sandwiches and pies. Patrons can dine in or get takeout.

The event is in a heated building.

Satellite office

open in Toronto

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Toronto American Legion, 415 Market St., Toronto, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans' widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans' benefits.

For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

First Vice President Angela Gillette presided over the Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association Oct. 17 at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

Chaplain Mary Rose Spano gave the invocation.

Following the dinner, members were entertained by the Casey Sisters School of Dance.

Reports were given by Josie Cekinovich, Rose Mark and Josie Cekinovich.

Nominating Committee Chair Bob Burskey gave his report on those nominated to be the 2013 officers, including President Norma Yoho, First Vice President Roberta Burnett, Second Vice President Chris Sklenar, Secretary Tom Maxwell, Treasurer Rose Mark and Chaplain Mary Rose Spano. Members will vote at the November meeting.

Birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

Marge Trinone reported on cards sent.

Rose Barbara was awarded the complimentary club dinner. Tony LaRosa and Jim Orler won the 50/50 drawing. Dorothy Blankenship, Bob Deku, Margaret Chapman, Betty Lucas, Frances Oliver and Norma Yoho won door prizes.

Gillette reminded members that, because of the holidays, the November and December meetings will be held Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, respectively.

Auxiliay unit has

new members

Kim McLain and Tammy Strupe were sworn in as new members when the American Legion Auxiliary Post 557 met Oct. 17.

The unit agreed to establish the Jennie Williams Memorial Scholarship at Indian Creek High School. It will be given to a senior girl with the highest score on the Americanism test given anually by the American Legion.

Unit members made plans to take shirts and hats to the veterans at Sienna Woods and Dixon's nursing homes on Veterans Day.

The auxiliary was to join with the Sons of the American Legion and the Legion in helping with the dedication of a plaque and new flag pole at Dixon's.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Speakers listed

at Kiwanis Club

The Steubenville Kiwanis Club was to welcome Mary Kathryn McVey, chair of the education department at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, as its speaker today at the group's noon luncheon meeting at the YWCA.

Duke Rakich, program chair, has announced the following speakers for the remainder of the month:

Nov. 20: Mark Glyptis, president of the United Steelworkers Local Union 2911.

Nov. 27: A representative of Esmark.

On Dec. 11 the club will hold its annual Christmas party for children at East Elementary, beginning at 11:15 a.m.

Tom Timmons has announced that the club's third-annual Trivia Competition will be held March 9 at Steubenville High School, beginning at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested can organize a team of 10 or less to participate. The cost is $100 for a team no matter its size. There will be no concessions available, so teams can bring their own food.

Free diabetic shoe fittings set

Medi Home Care, 105 Main St., Wintersville, will provide a free fitting for diabetic shoes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

For an appointment call (740) 266-3974.

Memorial Mass

set for Thursday

The Mingo Knights of Columbus 4361's annual Memorial Mass will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church

Food will be served in the church hall afterwards. It is open to the public and members.

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