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December 3, 2012
The Herald-Star

Tri-State Community band at mall Thursday

The Tri-State Community Band will perform a one-hour concert of Christmas music in front of the J.C. Penney store at the Fort Steuben Mall on Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m.

The program will feature songs such as "New Age Christmas," "I Heard a March on Christmas Day," "Joy to the World," "Holiday Ornaments," "Wonderful Christmas Time," "Away in a Manger" and "Sleigh Ride" in addition to other selections.

Seating for an audience will be provided.

Two sessions of Pet

Pictures with Santa

Hounds' Haven's annual "Pet Pictures with Santa Claus" event is scheduled for two sessions in December.

The first will be held Dec. 8 at Jefferson Landmark on old state Route 22 in Bloomingdale from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The second session will be held Dec. 9 at the Jefferson Landmark on state Route 150, Dillonvale, from noon until 4 p.m.

For a $12 donation, a pet can have its photo taken with Santa Claus and presented in a 4-by-6 holiday keepsake frame.

Pets should be on a leash or in a carrier. Children and family members are welcome to have photos taken also.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Hounds' Haven Inc., a nonprofit, "quality-of-life" animal shelter in Jefferson County dedicated to helping homeless pets from all around the Ohio Valley to find shelter, care and love, for a lifetime, according to a news release.

Baking with Splenda

focus of workshop

Harrison Community Hospital's monthly diabetes workshop scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria will feature "Baking With Splenda."

Carol Teter, RN, BSN, diabetes nurse education, will lead the workshop covering the following:

The free educational sessions are held the first Thursday of each month featuring physicians, dieticians, and other health care professionals covering a variety of topics including healthy eating, monitoring blood sugar levels, taking medications and problem solving. Participants do not have to have diabetes to be a part of the workshops.

Reservations are not required. Light refreshments are served, and there is a drawing for a door prize. Transportation is available through the Harrison County Rural Transit by calling (740) 942-1369.

County council auxiliary

Christmas party set

The Jefferson County Council Auxiliary's Christmas party will be held Wednesday at the Toronto American Legion Post 86, 415 Market St., Toronto, beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m. following by dinner at 6 p.m.

The menu will include ham loaf, potatoes, green beans, bread and dessert.

Pat Dunlevy will be the speaker. All members with paid memberships are welcome to attend.

To RSVP, call (740) 537-9149.

Weirton Hospital Retirees plan party

The Weirton Hospital Retirees Organization recently held their fall meeting at Gio's with Donna Latkiewicz presiding.

The Singing Nuns were unable to perform because of a schedule conflict, but Carrie Oliver Shultz filled in with a variety of vocal performances.

A short business meeting was held with Josie Glauser, Rhadine Ross, Donna Karas and Cathy Colbert giving reports.

New member Marian Tepel was introduced. Jeri Licause won the 50/50 drawing. Members shared several "Stories to Brighten Your Day."

The Christmas party will be held Dec. 11 at Gio's and feature a buffet luncheon. Members will receive a flyer, and Latkiewicz reminded members need to make a reservation.

Weirton Medical Center

Auxiliary members meet

The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary met Nov. 20 in the Starvaggi Boardroom, with President Sondra Weigel presiding over the business session.

There were 21 in attendance.

Reports were given by Elda Weekley, secretary; Mary Lou Batcho, corresponding secretary; and Paul Billick, treasurer.

Human Resources Administrative Liaison Barbara reported on the mandatory in-service for all volunteers.

Auxiliary service chairmen gave the following reports: John Patton, coffee cart; Barbara Visnic, gift cart; Jeannie Duffy, gift shop schedule; Barbara Cameron, information/surgical desk; Paula Billick, payroll deductions; Elda Weekley, publicity; Peg Barber, mail, reported Becky Stout, a new volunteer, is in training; Beth DiGregorio, surgical desk escorts; and Margaret Patton, volunteens.

Vivian Weigel, gift shop committee, reported a 25 percent off sale of Christmas items only would be held Dec. 21-31. Holiday sweatshirts are now available in the gift shop. The gift shop will close at noon on Christmas Eve, and 12:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The shop will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day.

Rose Ulizio, Mrs. Bubble's program, reported the group visited Broadview and Weirton Heights schools with their hand-washing program. Alma Wansack, Remembrance fund; Dolores Krinock, membership; and Katy Rosohac, record of hours, also gave reports.

The club president announced orientation was held Nov. 15 with two new volunteers, Shirley Roberts and Dorothea Stakias. Volunteer applications are available in the gift shop.

Upcoming events:

Tri-State Winemakers

plan holiday party

The Tri-State Winemaker's Club held its November meeting at the home of Gino and Karen Guglielmo. Rick Parker presided at the meeting attended by 24 in attendance.

The hosts prepared a rigatoni and sausage dinner.

Reports were given by Linda Cole, treasurer, and Robbie France on cards mailed.

Marlene Marsh presented prizes to Susan Johnston and Ted Walaszczyk for having birthdays the closest to Thanksgiving.

The club's Christmas party will be held Friday at the Weirton Knights of Columbus and constitute the next meeting.

Bill Shipe will be collecting unwrapped items for Toys for Tots.

A nominating committee consisting of Susan Johnston, Derek Sliday and Dominic Potts will be selecting a slate of officers to be considered for election at the March meeting.

Museum open

by appointment

The museum in Unionport, which is located in the old Unionport school-Wayne Township Community Center, will be closed from November until spring, except by appointment.

Prospective visitors can call (740) 944-1446 or (740) 944-1492 for information.

Reports on the garage sale and upcoming events were given during the Wayne Township Community Center's recent meeting.

The community center group's next meeting is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at the center.

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