Pain topic for Healthy Life Workshop
On July 3, Dr. Porsche Beetham of Harrison Community Hospital will present the program for the monthly Healthy Life Workshop entitled, "Pain: A Disease In and Of Itself."
A family practice physician in Cadiz who is board certified by the American Osteopathic Association, Beetham will lead the workshop to run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.
Nearly 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, according to Beetham, and it is the fifth most common reason for physician visits.
Lower back pain is responsible for about a third of all work-related disability and is the No. 1 cause of lost work days in the United States, according to the March 24 Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
The workshop will involve a discussion about the causes, treatment and prevention of lower back pain.
The free, educational Healthy Life Workshops are held the first Thursday of each month and feature physicians, nurses, dieticians and other health care professionals who cover a wide range of topics such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and other health issues.
Light refreshments are served, and reservations are not necessary.
School retirees meet for lunch
Retirees of Steubenville City School met for their monthly luncheon with the June 12 event involving a meal at the annual Greek Food Festival in Steubenville.
Those attending signed get-well and sympathy cards and took up a collection for Urban Mission Ministries.
The next lunch will be held July 10 at Legends in Wellsburg. A collection will be taken up for the American Cancer Society.
Retirees who would liked to be called for the lunches can contact Linda Holub.
Class of 1964 reunion plans continue
The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 reunion committee met May 23 to work on final plans for the 50-year reunion set for Aug. 16.
Work has begun on the souvenir booklet, and all class members are encouraged to turn in their pictures and information for the book.
Committee members noted that 95 reservations have been received, but the goal is 100. A block of 10 rooms are being held at Best Western Plus University Inn and Microtel Inn. Reservations need to be confirmed by July 15 to get the group price and guarantee a room, committee members said.
Addresses are still being sought for some classmates. For information, contact Lola Dornbusch Swanagan at (740) 537-4977.
The next meeting will be held at noon Friday at the Stratton Municipal Building library to continue work on the booklet and finalize reunion details.
All class members are encouraged to attend.
Survivors, Seekers hold meeting
The Survivors and Seekers held their luncheon meeting June 13 at the Wintersville United Methodist Church with five members in attendance.
Reports were given by Mary Pasich, treasurer, and Darlene Pehanich, secretary.
Having meetings every six months was discussed. The next meeting will be held in December.
Pasta sauce contest announced
The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival in Wheeling will hold the second-annual amateur pasta sauce contest in addition to the long-standing homemade wine contest.
The sauce competition will have three categories - red sauce, white sauce and miscellaneous, which can include Bolognese, pesto and puttanesca. Contestants may enter one or more sauces in each category.
Only homemade sauces may be entered, and the entry deadline is July 10.
The entry fee is $10 for the first entry and $6 for additional entries.
Medals will be awarded during the festival weekend to the top three contestants in each category.
To obtain a copy of the rules and an official entry form, contact Festival Coordinator Kim Smith at (304) 233-1090.
DAR announces national winners
The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced the Junior American Citizens Contest National Winners from Harding Middle School.
Brooklyn Jones, Haelee Jenkins, Grace Dillon and Jordan Sarjeant are the seventh-grade art banner winners.
Chardonnay Sanders is the eighth-grade art poster winner.
Katlin Rayl, Lena Jolly and Veronica Kaine are the eighth-grade banner winners.
Elizabeth Anderson is the eighth-grade stamp design winner.
Alyanna Glynn is the eighth-grade short story winner.
The 2013-14 theme was "Honoring Our Heritage."
Jo Ann Morrison and Carol Skerbetz were the Fort Steuben contest co-chairs. Regent Nancy Valles, First Vice Regent Karen Blanc, Second Vice Regent Denese White, Secretary Vickie Joseph and Chair Morrison were judges.
The winners were honored at the DAR state conference in Columbus and at an assembly at the middle school. They also will be recognized at the DAR Continental Congress which will be held Wednesday through Sunday in Washington, D.C.
WMC Auxiliary board hears reports
The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary board meeting was held June 17 in the Starvaggi Boardroom, with President Sondra Weigel presiding.
Twelve members attended.
Reports were given by Elda Weekley, recording secretary, and Weigel, treasurer.
Auxiliary chairs made the following reports: Phil Troia, clergy; Barbara Visnic, gift cart; Barbara Cameron, information and surgical desk; Weekley, publicity; and Beth DiGregorio, surgical desk escorts.
Special reports were given by Phil Troia for Flo Jonczak, birth certificates, and Dolores Krinock, membership.
Dues should be remitted by June 30.
Hospitality Chair Joan Hawrot reported the annual awards dinner will be held July 15 in the medical center cafeteria. Reservations are due by July 3 and can be made by calling (304) 723-4334.
Those receiving awards are asked to meet in the Starvaggi Boardroom by 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Dates to remember include:
July 10-11, Love That Glass jewelry;
Aug. 6-7, Robert's Medical Uniform and shoe sale;
Sept. 10-11, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale;
Oct. 30-31, Books are Fun; and
Dec. 4-5, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale.
Fundraiser to benefit ceiling fund
Madonna High School will host a Hawaiian luau fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 12 at the high school gymnasium located at 150 Michael Way.
The event will benefit the St. Joseph the Worker Church Ceiling Fund.
It will include a roasted pig and other foods, a Hawaiian attire contest, the crowning of a king and queen, a Chinese auction and music by disc jockey Mark Kaczmarek.
Professional Hawaiian dancers will teach those attending how to hula. Those attending may bring their own adult beverages. It is open to those 21 years old and older. Tickets are $20 per person. To purchase tickets, call (304) 374-0709.
'Music on the Deck' performers listed
Paris Presbyterian Church's Gathering Place Coffee Shop will hold a series of free outdoor concerts, "Music on the Deck," throughout the summer at the coffee shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris, Pa.
The Harmony Brothers, including Jim Kell, Jim Brandolino and Lou Ralich, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, offering rock and roll oldies, country and gospel music.
Mark Miller will perform at 7 p.m. July 11. He will perform solo guitar jazz music and music from the Great American Songbook. Miller will perform music by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Dave Brubeck.
The Donohues will perform at 7 p.m. July 18. They will perform easy listening 1950s, 1960s and 1970s music.
Kelly Ward will lead a bluegrass jam at 7 p.m. July 25.
Circle of Faith will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 1. The Christian rock and praise band plays contemporary Christian music, worship songs and hymns.
Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Beverages will be served.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors into the coffee shop. For information, call (724) 729-3450.
Ohio Valley Bridge Club
Winners in open pairs play on June 17 were: Helen Matuska, first; Mary Alice Brandt, second; Julia Glodowski, third; and Shirley Roush, fourth.
Winners in open pairs play on June 10 were: Sylvia Camilli and Shirley Roush, first; and Julia Glodowski and Jan Glaub Rainbolt, second.
Tri-State Bridge Club
Winners in open pairs play on June 6 were: Linda Schanz, first; Jan Glaub Rainbolt, second; and David Tronsgard, third.