Master Gardeners having plant sale
The Tri-State Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the grounds of Gabriel's parking lot at 211 Three Springs Drive, Weirton.
Flowers, vegetables, herbs and plants for shade and sun will be available as well as Mother's Day gifts, contributed by the Master Gardeners, who will be available for consultations and planting advice.
The public is invited to attend.
Caregiver support group meeting set
The Alzheimer's Association will hold its monthly local caregiver support group on May 15 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1506, Steubenville.
The meetings are free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at (800) 272-3900.
President Jane Antonucci presided when the Italian American Cultural Club met April 14 at St. Florian Hall with 109 members in attendance.
Carol Almonte opened the meeting with a prayer.
It was announced that registration forms for the annual Campo set for June 16-20 have been sent out by e-mail.
The club received 11 applications for scholarships with five $1,000 scholarships to be awarded. The recipients are Gabriella Gentile, daughter of Anthony and Rita Gentile, Wheeling Central Catholic High School; Monica Werkin, daughter of David and Sheila Werkin, Catholic Central High School; David Ryan, son of Richard and Patricia Ryan, Wheatland Union High School; Michael Manfresco, son of Michael and Wendy Manfresco, Catholic Central High School; and Kayla Collier, daughter of Frank and Maria Collier, CCHS.
Children of club members performed at the recent Festival of Nations at the Millsop Community Center in Weirton, it was noted.
Una Serata is on the calendar for Aug. 1 and will highlight these four regions of Italy - Marche, Puglia, Calabria and Umbris.
Almonte won the 50/50.
Donna Balzano and Rich Antonucci won the dinner coupons.
Knights to host
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Knights hall on Two Ridge Road, Wintersville.
The menu will include spaghetti, meatballs, plain or garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Soft drinks also will be available. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and younger.
For carryouts call (740) 264-0092.
Adena Lions Club
Mark Miller, Buckeye Local School District superintendent, was the guest speaker at the Adena Lions Club meeting held at Z's Diner in Harrisville.
He discussed what is happening with education in the school district and provided printed visuals of where the money goes in the district. He said it is "exciting" to see the district move forward in the educational field. A question-and-answer period followed.
Lloyd Hutchison presided at the meeting where reports were given on "Roaring Through the Decades," the 64th-annual minstrel held in April. The show was dedicated to Alva Kinney, an active member and past president of the club who passed away in recent months.
Club members attended the Ohio Lions District 13G District Convention held in New Philadelphia.
Indoor yard sale
in East Springfield
An indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
It is being organized by the Let's Fight Together Fund founded by T.J. Anderson of Annapolis. He will be on hand selling baseball and softball equipment.
In addition to sports items, the sale will include clothes, garage sale items, vendors and baked goods.
Orders for Let's Fight Together T-shirts will be taken for $20. Bracelets are $3.
The event also will include a drawing for a fishing rod basket and Pittsburgh Pirates tickets.
Mingo Class of '74
The Mingo High School Class of 1974 will hold it 40-year class reunion on July 26 at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction.
The whereabouts of more than 20 classmates, however, remains unknown. To provide information, contact Kitsy at (740) 632-1682.
The Steubenville Rotary Club will welcome Laura Meeks, president of Eastern Gateway Community College, at its noon business and luncheon meeting on Friday at the YWCA of Steubenville.
Meeks will discuss the various campuses of the fastest growing community college.
Other May speakers will include:
May 16: Guhan Venkatu, a Federal Reserve economist from Cleveland, will discuss the reserve's purpose and how it functions.
May 23: Ann Quillen, director of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center, will discuss the new dental clinic and the future of the health center, currently located at Trinity East.
May 30: Bill Reed, a telecom/network computer expert at Franciscan University of Steubenville, will discuss "Is It Really Safe to Open an Attachment?"
The April meeting of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association was held at the Richmond United Methodist Church with Dave Nicholson, president, presiding.
Larry Coleman, community service chairman, announced the top five people accumulating the most volunteer hours.
Gloria Zamborsky, necrology chairperson, read "Eulogy for a Teacher" in memory of the following educators: Margaret Alice Myers, Blanche Garrison, Helen Mundis, Eileen Cozart and Donald Azallion.
Diane Neptune, information and protection chairperson, discussed health care, encouraging members to exercise.
Abis Henry will serve as the association's webmaster.
Gloria Renda reported on the Pleasant Hill School House Museum, noting a tour of second-graders had been scheduled.
Jane Wittmer introduced Ray Fuller from Ohio Consumers Council who discussed comparing electric and gas choices to make informed decisions. He said consumers need to take into account "the good by saving money, the bad by checking hidden fees and the ugly by being careful with account numbers and door-to-door representatives."
Mary Coleman's 100th birthday was celebrated.
There will be a board meeting at 9 a.m. on May 14 at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.
The association's next meeting will be held on June 3 at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, state Route 213, Steubenville.
Moose group to hold pasta dinner
The Wellsburg Women of the Moose Golf League will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge.
The cost is $7, which includes spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Pop will be available for 50 cents and draft beer for $1.
Take-out and deliveries in Wellsburg are available. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.
concert on tap
"Easy listening" piano duo Mary Jane Senften of Carrollton and Canton native Dale Carr will present a piano/organ concert at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Road S.E., Carrollton, on Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Javan Shields, soloist, will be singing at the concert hosted by the Carrollton Bible Chapel OAKS, an acronym for Older Adults Knowing the Savior.
There will be refreshments after the concert, and a love offering will be taken.
The duo, both of whom attend the Church of Christ in Carrollton, has been performing since 2004. Their repertoire includes Big Band, Christmas, hymns, spiritual and classical music.
For information, contact Pastor Chuck Wilson at (330) 627-7376 or Richard Cunningham at (330) 323-9253.
"Kiwanians and their Hobbies" will be the theme for speakers addressing the Steubenville Kiwanis Club in May during their noon business and luncheon meetings held on Tuesdays at the YWCA of Steubenville.
On May 13, Kiwanians David Scarpone, Dave Henderson and Chris Haught will discuss winemaking.
Jim Padden will discuss model railroading on May 20, and Phyllis Riccadonna will address floral design and other decorating tips on May 27.
Paul Brandt and the Rev. Bob Carson were to have discussed their ham radio hobby at Tuesday's meeting.
AMVETS Post 275
to meet Saturday
AMVETS Post 275 will hold its May meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at CJ's Restaurant, 4246 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.
All veterans are welcome to attend.
Questions can be directed to Dan Wilson, commander, at (740) 317-8646.