Bergholz museum to open Sunday
The Bergholz Area Museum will open for the season from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from May through November.
The featured display for May is a collection of telephones through the decades. A variety of new materials also has been added to the museum's permanent collection.
The museum's permanent collection includes pictures and memorabilia related to area communities, schools, local mines and various businesses.
The museum is located at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets across from the town parking lot. Admission is free.
Saddle club kicks off season Sunday
The Steubenville Saddle Club is set to kick off its 2014 season with its first show set to be held Sunday at the saddle club grounds located on state Route 152 North, Richmond.
Halter classes begin at 9 a.m. with 11 classes scheduled. They will be followed by performance classes and then contest classes, the latter of which will not start before 3 p.m. The show bill is available for viewing in its entirety on the club's Facebook page at Steubenville Saddle Club.
Ashley Gruber will be the show judge.
A concession stand will be open during the show and feature a variety of food.
The show is open to the public.
The club's remaining show season includes June 15, Vicki Dunn, judge; July 13, Mike Schmidt, judge; and Aug. 31, Jim Bower, judge. All shows begin at 9 a.m.
The saddle club's May meeting will be held at the club house on May 6, beginning at 7 p.m. Membership is open to anyone with horse ownership/ridership not a requirement. An annual membership for a family is $25; $15 for an individual; and $10 for a youth. Checks can be made payable to the Steubenville Saddle Club and mailed to SCC, P.O. Box 431, Richmond, OH 43944, or brought to a meeting.
Officers are Dale Holcomb, president; Rodney Moore, vice president; Marlene Lamantia, secretary; Cathy Hickle, treasurer; and Marty Ternasky, show secretary.
Meetings typically are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the club grounds during good weather.
Knights plan weekend events
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 is preparing for its Measure-Up campaign, which is conducted by the Knights of Columbus nationwide to collect money for individuals with developmental disabilities. Local council members will be collecting donations Saturday at Walmart in Steubenville.
The council also has a "gimme five" program where members can voluntarily contribute $5 toward this program. All monies collected by the council is given to Special Olympics and the School of Bright Promise.
The council also will be sponsoring its annual prom and awards program for the local Special Olympics athletes on Sunday at the council hall beginning at 6 p.m.
Hot dogs, snacks and pop will be provided by the council for all attending. Chaperones from the Special Olympics committee provide a disc jockey for dancing.
Fun night at Smithfield Presbyterian
Musicians Mark Carpino and Danny Johnston will perform all genres of music during a themed fun night on Friday at the Smithfield Presbyterian Church.
The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. with free pizza, salad and dessert afterwards in the church's fellowship hall. Those planning to attend should call (740) 859-6471.
Lupus support group meets Monday
The Lupus Optimum Health Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Hampton Inn, 820 University Blvd., Steubenville.
The Lupus Outreach Program's line dancing session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 19 at the MLK Center.
The group is funded by Ohio Commission on Minority Health and sponsored by Urban Mission/NCDC. Walter and Pat Howard are program coordinators.
Benefit dinner set for local woman
A benefit dinner is planned from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Froehlich's Classic Corner restaurant in Steubenville for Pam Pizzoferrato of Steubenville who is fighting uterine cancer.
Dinner costs $10 per person and includes pasta with salad, bread and beverage. Delivery will be available, with a minimum of five orders. To order, call (740) 283-9901. The event also will feature a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, cash bar and DJ Sipes. Monetary donations to Pizzoferrato can be made to JPMorgan Chase Bank, 147 Main St., Wintersville, OH 43953.
Toronto seniors learn about 211
Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting on April 24 when Geri Duke was welcomed as a new member, and Beth Rupert-Warren, executive director of the United Way of Jefferson County, discussed the 211 service.
Joyce Zimmerman gave the blessing for the covered dish dinner. She read devotions and led the members in opening exercises.
Judy Bickler made the table arrangements and flowers. Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine.
Lola Swanagan discussed upcoming trips, noting a few seats remain for the July 30 Riverside trip and the beach trip on Sept. 15-19. Anyone interested can call (740) 537-4977 or (740) 537-3064.
Pat Pfabe won the 50-50 drawing. The door prize was won by Huck Hanuscin. Bingo winners were Emma Haught, Rose Dials, Kenny Rose, Lester Grimes and Nancy Stanak.
The May kitchen committee will include Glenna DeBacco, Lea Bickerstaff, Irma Straka, Theresa Troski, Rosemary Cieslak, Joyce Dobbs, Elvera Mihalik, Nancy Clancy and Cinda Hollister.
The May 8 dinner will be held at the Stratton Municipal Building.
Scat winners were Richard Dobbs, Irene Miller, Huck Hanuscin, Pat Rose, Arlene Zahniser and Mel Simpson.
Retired school employees to meet
The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on May 13 at the United Presbyterian Church of Follansbee.
Sharon Cuomo will preside at the business meeting immediately following the luncheon. There will be a memorial service to honor members who died in the past year. All members are encouraged to attend. To make a lunch reservation, call Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by May 7.