ready for expo
The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Sewing Group of the American Sewing Guild met recently at the First Christian Church located on Main Street, Weirton.
Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed members and three guests. Eight were in attendance.
Those attending the Monroeville Sewing Expo Aug. 22-24 discussed final plans.
It was announced an art, crafts and lifestyle show will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Mall at Robinson and Oct. 10-12 at the Monroeville Mall.
Dolly Grossman presented a program on yo-yo fabric flowers coin purses. Each member and guest received a kit.
Middy Freese won the door prize.
Sanders will present the program at the 7 p.m. Sept. 4 meeting at the church.
Those interested in attending can call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.
board to meet
The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the War Memorial Building, 423 North St., Steubenville.
All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.
The Toronto Senior Citizens held their annual picnic on Aug. 8 at the Stratton Park, welcoming guests Michele Gill, Joyce Zimmerman, Monica Dornbush, Don and Cheryl Clarke.
Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing.
Glenna DeBacco won the 50/50.
The golf game was won by Bill Baier and Meyer. Terry and Laura Mamula won the balloon toss. Ben Cicone and Dorothy Kliner won the corn hole toss.
Chinese auction winners were Mary Ann Smith, Laura Mamula, Doris Matyas, Arlene Zahniser, Rosemary Bonofine, Sharon Carroll, Phil Cicone, Dorothy Kliner, Dorothy Farrister, Irene Sabados, Bill Baier, Carole Eddy, Debbie Custer, Karen Krause, Kenny Woodward, Don and Cheryl Clarke.
Bingo winners were Karen Krause, Terry Mamula, Irene Sabados, Michele Gill, Bob Carroll, Phil Cicone, Rosemary Bonofine, Patty Rose, Bill Baier and Robert Zahniser.
Scat winners were Laura Mamula, Joyce Dobbs, Mary Alice Meyer, Irma Straka, Irene Miller, Karen Krause, Paula Krensavage and Richard Dobbs.
It was announced that there are a few seats remaining for the trip to the Smokies on Sept.16-19 for $490. For information, call (740) 537-4977 or (740) 537-3064.
The next meeting will be held Aug. 22 at the Roosevelt Building.
readies for fair
Jeannie Barker opened the August meeting of the Woodland Garden Club with an inspirational poem entitled "Friendship Flower."
Juanita Welsh and Bobbi Martin served as hostesses at the meeting where guests Mary Lou Rupert and Lisa Besozzi were welcomed.
Roll call was answered by naming a favorite herb.
President Verna Smolinsky led the business meeting where committee reports included an update on community projects at the Wintersville Post Office and the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Members have been busy landscaping the Garden Club building at the fairgrounds in preparation for the fair.
Besozzi volunteered to prepare an educational exhibit for the fair.
The installation of officers will be conducted at the September meeting in preparation for the new club year that begins Oct. 1.
The club made a donation will be made to the OAGC Wahkeena Nature Preserve Fund in memory of longtime member Doris McCloy.
A garden tip was presented by Nancy Hukill on "Bad Soil - No Soil" planting. She described how straw bales can be used to grow plants with just the addition of some fertilizer and minimal potting soil.
Rupert presented the program, giving a demonstration on artistic design and tips for showing flowers at the fair.
for local woman
The Spot Bar located at 217 S. Fourth St., Steubenville, will be the site of a special benefit fundraiser for area resident Mila Orbovich.
It will be held Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature food, drinks, a Chinese auction, live music by the Fossils and singer-impressionist Tom Stevens.
There also will be a 50-50 drawing.
Tickets are $10 with proceeds to help Orbovich with kidney cancer treatments.
For information, contact: Beth Burns, (740) 317-7249; Sondra Biacco, (740) 275-2385; Andrea Nation, (740) 424-2368; Kelley Jones, (740) 632-2221; and Bonnie Sferrella, (740) 317-6076.
Donations can be made payable to Mila Orbovich, c/o One Valley Community Federal Credit Union, 2990 Johnson Road, Steubenville, OH 43952.
The Mingo Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Joseph F. Dooley Council 4361 has announced August events, including a first degree planned for Thursday. There will be no meeting because of it.
Any Catholic male 18 or older who wants to join the Knights can do so, arriving before 6:30 p.m. for the degree beginning at 7 p.m.
A corn and hot dog roast for members, their families and guests will be held Aug. 18 at the council hall on Legion Drive from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. There will be a 50/50 drawing. Catholic men age 18 year and older who are interested in becoming a knight are invited to attend as guests of the council and bring their families. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the council hall at (740) 535-8037 and leaving a message.
Meet the Coach Night for Indian Creek High School's head football coach Andrew Connor and his staff will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the small hall. There will be food and a 50-50 drawing.
Meet the Coach Night for Catholic Central High School's head football Coach Steve Daley and his staff on Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the hall. There will be food and a 50-50 drawing.
Reverse drawing tickets are on sale with only 200 tickets to be sold. The reverse drawing will be held Oct. 20. For information, call the hall at (740) 535-8037. Ohio Knights football tickets also are on sale. It is based on the NFL games and begins the week of Oct. 27 and runs for 10 weeks. Tickets are $10 each.
For information, contact Grand Knight Shawn Zarych at (740) 381-1385.
Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:
Children can make a craft at the library on Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brilliant branch and also at the Tiltonsville branch today at 5:30 p.m.
The book club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join by calling (740) 859-5163. The Toronto branch's book club will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. For information, call (740) 537-1262.
Enjoy "Coffee, Donoughts and a Movie" at the Tiltonsville branch on Friday at 10 a.m. and at the main library on Friday at 10 a.m.
A family movie will be shown at the Tiltonsville branch at noon on Saturday.
"Ready, Set, Go to School" on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Schiappa branch is a story time for children who are starting preschool or kindergarten this year and will feature stories, craft and a brief movie.
Babygarten, which is for caregiver and child ages birth to 24 months, will be at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 11 a.m. Nursery rhymes, songs and books are shared at this lap-sit program. Each family attending will receive a free board book while supplies last. Registration is not required.
The Serbian Men's Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road, Weirton.
Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $7. Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women's Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski.
The annual event is the organization's fundraiser. For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.
Red Cross holding blood drive today
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse located on state Route 18, Burgettstown, Pa.
The American Red Cross has had difficulties in signing up blood donors and in an emergency appeal situation for blood and blood products.