'Healing Power of Music' to be program
"The Healing Power of Music" led by Esther Howard, coordinator, will be the program for the Monday meeting of the Lupus Support Group.
It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville. Walter and Pat Howard are project coordinators, and Iris Callahan is the outreach worker.
The scholarship committee of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival has announced the 2013 recipients of $1,000 scholarships funded through Italian festival proceeds and managed by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.
Local recipients are Joshua Higgins, Edison High School; Alec Buchmelter and Juliet Casinelli, Brooke High School; and Joshua Weltner and Sara Reed, Oak Glen High School.
The awards will officially be presented on July 27 during the Italian Festival in Wheeling.
AARP Chapter 3846
Joann Bugin, president, presided at the April meeting of the AARP Chapter 3846 where Virginia Kucan gave the invocation and benediction.
Bugin introduced Dr. J.K. Luthra, who presented information on the Festival of Nations held at the Millsop Community Center.
Vice President Bettye Williamson introduced Paul Grant, who sang and played the guitar and keyboard. Rollback Music will provide May's entertainment.
Secretary Barbara Purks and Treasurer Frank Fazio gave reports.
Membership Chair Joyce Dobbs reported there are 138 members, and Marge DiClemente and Liz Bonavich were welcomed back to the group. There were 88 members and two guests, Cindy Tye and Nancy Tournay, in attendance.
Sunshine Chair Mary Rose Spano reported on cards sent and April birthdays and anniversaries.
Regina Truax announced upcoming trips, including:
For information call Truax at (304) 723-0419.
Milt Fabianich collected 40 glasses and three cell phones. Barb McCoy reported a collection of $11.50 for March in the penny jar.
Parliamentarian Louise Herman presented "Being Observed," which inspired a lengthy discussion.
Mary Tyson and Grace Lenhart were awarded dinners; Bill Moss and Frank Fazio won the 50/50; Katy Allen won the club check; and Joyce Dobbs won the quilt. Katy Allen, Mary Rose Spano, Richard Dobbs, Alma Wansack, Barbara Purks, Larry Purks, Bill Moss, Virginia Kucan, Liz Messerly, Barb Thompson, Marie Straight, Pauline Stillwagon, Mary Margaret Klepadlo, Ernie Nichols and Midge Green won door prizes.
The next meeting will be May 13.
Adena Lions Club
The 63rd Adena Lions Club Minstrel was a main topic of discussion at the club's recent meeting.
Darrin Young presided and Lloyd Hutchinson gave the invocation.
Dustin Kinsey was the minstrel director, and Rebecca Dawes was assistant director. John Parkinson, interlocker for many years of the show, introduced the new announcer, John Sebring, before bowing out due to health problems. He received a standing ovation for the many years he has been part of the show.
The house band consisted of Kinsey, Kipp Bowers, Brian Dawes and Dan Jones. Lynn Sweeney and Judy Jones provided the stage backdrop, and the Harrisville Fire Department directed the parking and traffic. Makeup was by Jean Shields, and an after-the-show dinner was handled by Chris Thompson.
A representative of the A. L.C. after-school lunch program at Buckeye West Elementary School requested a donation to help with money for food, and it was announced that a banner to be put up at the Hopedale Baseball Association field would cost $75. At a later meeting at the LaPizza Restaurant, both requests were approved.
Urban Mission Ministries sent a thank-you for clothing collected for the group's distribution.
The cost for the supplies to repair the Adena Girls Softball Pit Field will be covered by the Lions who worked on the grounds in early April. The project concerning the monument at the Village Square has been tabled.
Friends and Neighbors
4-H Club meets today
The Friends and Neighbors 4-H Club met at the Ryan Center with Londy Marracino presiding.
Members learned about parliamentarian procedure with a hands-on activity.
Adviser Donna Corder's grandmother spoke to the Cloverbuds about growing older to help them plan their Cloverbot project for the theme "Super Seniors."
Members planned a bowling trip at the Vallie Bowling Lanes and will prepare the flower beds at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
The next meeting is today at the Ryan Center.
Grange to host Pomona
The Unionport Community Grange No. 2728 met recently with reports and discussions held on upcoming events, including "Apple Stirrin' Time."
A monetary gift was given to Urban Mission Ministries for the Feinstein Hunger Challenge as part of the observance of Grange Month in April. Unionport Grange will host the Jefferson County Pomona Grange No. 41 members at 12:30 p.m. May 11 in Unionport.
Martha Manor to hold
Mother's Day luncheon
Martha Manor in Steubenville will host a Mother's Day luncheon for residents and their families and friends at noon on May 10 at the manor.
Chicken dinner May 12 at Jewett VFD
The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a chicken barbecue dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12.
For $8, a dinner includes half a barbecued chicken, baked potato, baked beans, noodles, salad bar, dessert and beverage.