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December 26, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Sunrise Seniors have dinner

The Sunrise Seniors of Toronto met Dec. 14 at the St. Francis Church in Toronto for their annual Christmas dinner. President Susan Kulstad welcomed the members and guests Mayor John Geddis, Don and Cheryl Clarke, and Jeff and Becky Foster.

The blessing was given by Glenn Smith. An appetizer table with appetizers in the shape of Christmas ornaments was provided by the committee. The dinner was catered by Bricker's catering. Gifts were given to each member by Clarke Funeral Home, J.E. Foster Funeral Home and Toronto Sunrise Seniors.

The centerpieces were provided by the group and awarded as table prizes. Winners were Joe McBride, Marie Bernabei, Ted Riffle, Ray Horne, Jake LaScola, Helen Lindsay, Marlene Garrett, Patty Roth, Stan Ohalek, Carol Sherwood, Cheryl Clarke, Dodo Steele, Judy Sabol, Harry Andrews, Ann Trudick, Anka Buratynski, Phyllis Smith, Susan Conaway, Dorothy Pavelka and Bill Kulstad.

A 50/50 drawing was won by Mary Ann Ohalek and Paul Parker. Donated door prizes by Geddis, Clarke Funeral Home, J. E. Foster Funeral Home, DiCarlo's Pizza of Toronto and the club were awarded in drawings to Rose Gibson, Wade Steele, Bruce Pertko, Joyce Gribben, Marion Wilson, Bob Merideth, Becky Foster, Carol McClain, Betty Miller, Karen Horne, Janet Morrow, Pete Greceffa, Henry Portocarrero, Ray Buratynski, Mollie Merideth, Lois Ann Baker, Rex Mossor, Tim Gribben, Delores Graceffa, Cathy Pertko and Ralph Noonan.

After the dinner, members played bingo at the Roosevelt Center. Winners were John Bodrog, Rose Gibson, Eileen Cernansky, Harry Andrews, Lucy Timko, Jim Wilson, Mike Timko, Jo Andrews, Jean Henderson, Peg Nordinger, Pete Greceffa, Carolyn McCart, Tim Gribben and Judy Sabol.

The next meeting will be Jan. 11, which is the due date for the first installment and insurance, if desired, for the Branson, Mo., trip in May. Contact John Bodrog at (740) 537-1611 for details.

Round and square

dance Saturday

The Brush Creek Grange will be the site of a round and square dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The grange is located on county Highway 55 in Hammondsville.

AARP chapter

members meet

President Joann Bugin called to order the AARP Chapter 3846 Dec. 11 meeting at Undo's.

Carol Irvine delivered the invocation and benediction and led in opening ceremonies.

Members voted to donate $100 to the Weirton Salvation Army and to the Mary H. Weir Library. A free-will collection was taken to donate to the Community Bread Basket.

New members were welcomed. They include Rena Melson, Norman White, John and Honey Moore and Cindy Gilbert. Bernerd Hvdak was a guest.

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

It was reported the group has 153 paid members with 98 in attendance.

Regina Truax announced the following trips:

For information, call Truax at (304) 723-0410

There will be no meeting in January. The next meeting will be Feb. 11.

Prizes were won by Barbara Purks, Carol Irvine, John Moore, Kathleen Horvath, Vivian Tustin, Richard Dobbs, Patsy Verlast, Paul Yates, Walter Klepadlo, Kathryn Hardsauk, Patty Beltrame, Elizabeth Hudak, Rena Melson, Peggy Sweeney, Jack Cummings, Anne Perhacs, Ruth Daugherty, Dan Tournay, Joyce Dobbs, Joann Bugin, Carolyn Hill, Al Wudarski, Mary Hvizdzak, Joyce McColloch, Regina Truax, Olivia Oklok, Ruth Sperry, Viola Blanc, Louise Herman, Midge Green and Mike Oklak won prizes.

School retirees pick charities

Thirty-five retirees of Steubenville City Schools gathered Dec. 13 at the Ville Restaurant for a Christmas lunch.

Christmas cards were sent, and a gift exchange was held.

A thank-you letter was read from Charity Hospice. Volunteers worked for two days at its poinsettia tree booth at the mall and collected more than $500.

State Teachers Retirement System news updates were discussed.

Charities were chosen for the next two months. January will be Hounds' Haven, and February will be the Jefferson County Humane Society.

The next lunch will be held Jan. 10 at Margaret's in Toronto.

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