Wintersville Legion, auxiliary, SAL
to hold membership drive June 14
Wintersville Legion Post 557 will hold a membership drive for new legionnaires, ladies auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 14, Flag Day, at the shelter house area behind the Legion located at 1212 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville.
The installation of new officers will be conducted at 5:30 p.m., and the annual Retirement of Colors ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.
The event will include food and entertainment.
Anyone interested in joining must bring proof of service - DD214, military ID, discharge, etc. Post 557 will pay a new member's dues for the first year, which would be 2015.
For information, contact Holly Lewis at (304) 527-2683
Attention, Mingo High School classes of 1960-69, on registration deadline
For all Mingo High School Class of 1964 members and for all members of the MHS Classes of 1960 through 1969, the final registration deadline is June 30 for the Class of 1964's 50-year reunion that will be held Aug. 16.
Registration forms and information can be obtained by calling Linda at (304) 479-2264.
No registrations will be accepted after that date.
Moving On members to be entertained by Joel Smith at Sunday meeting
Moving On, a widows and widowers group, met May 18 at Undo's with Vice President Christine Brown presiding.
Jack Davis opened the meeting with prayer. Brown read a tribute to mothers and Memorial Day. Rita Archer and Mary Sawon were guests.
Margaret Ashbee, Janet Gilham, Fran Parsons, June Puskarich, Mary Lou Shutak and Nick Rodriguez provided gift cards as table prizes. Birthdays were recognized. Ron Retzer sang, providing the evening's entertainment.
Lucretia "Toots" Ross and David Kramarich conducted the 50/50 drawing, which Davis won. Mary Jan Lindsey and Herb Simms won Undo's gift certificates, and Jeannette Spear won the coaster tray.
Puskarich, Astrid Bricker, Delores Proakis, Lindsey, Simms and Davis won table prizes. Henrietta Malesick and Sawon won the dinners.
Secretary Ross and Treasurer Margaret Chapman gave reports. Davis closed with prayer.
The next meeting will be held Sunday, and Joel Smith will entertain. Anyone interested in joining the group can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487. Dues are $10 and dinners are $12.
Eight-week introductory course
in Italian being offered
Are you proud of your Italian ancestry? Love everything Italian?
Then learn Italian in "Italiano per Inizianti," an eight-week introductory course to the language and culture of Italy.
Part I (for beginners) and Part II (for beginners and/or those who attended Part I), is titled "L'italiano e gli italiani attraverso le varie regioni d'Italia," translated "Understanding Italian and Italians through the various and diverse regions of Italy."
The classes run June 24 through Aug. 12 and will be held at Malara Hall at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2608 Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville.
The classes are every Tuesday for eight weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Part I and from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.for Part II, the Regions of Italy.
For information, contact Domenico DiBacco at (304) 670-3123.
Tri-State Writers Society to meet
June 10 at Schiappa branch
The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karina Garrison, will meet at 6 p.m. June 10 in the conference room of the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.
Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend. For information, contact Garrison at (740) 424-1243; Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507; or visit karinagarrison.blogspot.com.
Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens hold Mother/Father banquet
The Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens held their annual Mother/Father Banquet on May 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Toronto.
Joyce Gribben and Dottie Pavelka organized and hosted the event. The church's women's group served dinner.
Table prize winners were Mike Timko, Edna Riffle, Eileen Cernansky, Dave Trudicks, Sherry Sines, Marge Kane, Paul Sherwood, Jim Wilson, Don Clark, Rex Mossor, Joyce Gribben, Ray Burtynski and Judy Whyte.
Joyce Gribben and Dottie Pavelka won the 50/50.
Door prizes were won by Diana Hooper, Susan Kulstad, Madge DeJulio, Kenny Mossor, Sally Holland, DoDo Steele, Rusty Roth, Pete Graceffa, Carol McLain, Stan O'Halek, Peggy Nordgenger, Donna Olson, Ray Horne, Phyllis Smith, Elaine Briceland, Sandy Lesnick, Helen Lindsey, Joe McBride, Dottie Pavelka and Marcella McKnight.
Bingo and cards were played at the Roosevelt Center after the dinner. Bingo winners were Peg Nordenger, Nancy Bodrog, Kenny Mossor, Edna Riffle, Marlene Garrett, Donna Olson, Susan Kulstad, Janet Blaschak, John Bodrog, Carolyn McCart, Wilma Elder, Rex Mossor, Rose Gibson, Lucy Timko and Sherry Sines. Card winners were Kitty Roth, Joyce Gribben, Edna Riffle and Nina Kavanaugh.
The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on June 13 at the Roosevelt Center.
Weirton Elks Lodge planning
benefit wing night on Thursday
The Weirton Elks Lodge will hold a benefit to defray Exalted Ruler Debbie Sweat Verelst's medical expenses from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday during wing night at the lodge located on Main Street, Weirton.
The event will include a 50/50 drawing and silent auction. Dine-in and take-out will be available. All members, family and friends are encouraged to attend. For information, call (304) 748-0565.
Satellite office of Veterans Service Commission to be open Wednesday
The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans' widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veteran's benefits.
For information, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 500 Market St., Suite 310, Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.
Fort Steuben Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution, meets
The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 10 at the Best Western Plus University Inn in Steubenville.
Regent Nancy Valles presided with opening ceremonies involving Mary Wood, Second Vice Regent Denese White, First Vice Regent Karen Blanc and Chaplain Wadeanne Nardo.
Following a luncheon, Scholarship Chair Carolyn Mizok introduced scholarship winner Morgan Abbot, a Weir High School senior. Abbot was one of two scholarship winners chosen from 25 applicants. She plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall and will study microbiology and Spanish. Abbott read her winning essay to the members.
Daniel Morgan, also a Weir High senior, also received a scholarship.
White gave the program on a book she wrote about her great-grandmother eight times removed, Mary Bancroft Dana. Dana was the wife of Captain Dana and daughter of Edmund Bancroft. She was named Pioneer Mother of Ohio and had a chair on the dais at Constitution Hall. The battle of Lexington and Concord was fought on the Dana farm, and the land now is the home of Holy Cross College. Mary Dana died at age 79 and is buried in Belpre, Ohio.
The business meeting included a report by Conservation Chair Susan Guy, who noted red, white and blue flower seeds will be planted around the DAR sundial at Union Cemetery. The flowers will be planted around the sundial until the group raises $500 for a monument to honor all four military branches. The chapter is selling ribbons to raise funds.
Cheryl Kelly presented the Indian minute on Chief Logan's Lament, an appeal by the American Indian chief who lost many family members in Lord Dunmore's War.
Susan Brown presented the National Defense Minute on Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Brown read a letter from President Barack Obama explaining the importance of supporting military families. He proclaimed May as a day to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Members were reminded to report all community service hours to Karen Blanc. The hours will be recorded as part of the Celebrate America project.
The next meeting will be Sept. 13 at the Fort Steuben complex.