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Community news from throughout the area

Fundraiser breakfast Saturday

at Wayne Township center

UNIONPORT — A fundraiser breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport.

The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits, eggs and sweets. Cost is by donation.

Proceeds benefit the upkeep of the center.

Country Friends announces

entertainment for weekend

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Buffington Brothers on Friday and Hank Vincent’s Stone Street Station on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail owlcinder@yahoo.com.

Cancer benefit scheduled

for Saturday in Weirton

WEIRTON — A cancer benefit for Weirton resident Sam Osborne will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Sport’s Court Lounge, 3134 Pennsylvania Ave., sponsor.

A $10 entry fee includes food. There will two 50-50 drawings, one conducted from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the other from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; live music by D.C. Cardelli and others from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Bipp and Erin Woods will serve as DJs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and there will be a Chinese auction at 6 p.m.

An Army veteran, Osborne was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer a year and a half ago and underwent surgery at Cleveland Clinic, according to a promotional flier. While he was undergoing treatment, the water pipes in his home froze and burst, causing extensive water damage and making it currently uninhabitable due to the growth of mold, which now has to be removed, the flier reads. “With the overbearing costs of high medical bills and now the added renovation costs, Sam has found himself in financial distress,” the flier notes.

For information, contact Janna or Karen at (304) 723-4562 or Trudy at (412) 613-4373.

Pleasant Hill museum having

fall fest and cookie sale

STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum’s fall fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Knoxville Volunteer Fire Department, 15447 state Route 152, Toronto.

It will feature crafters, vendors and “odds and ends,” according to a promotional flier, in addition to homemade soups, sandwiches, baked goods and refreshments.

To reserve a table, call (740) 381-0592

The museum also is having a fundraiser Christmas cookie pre-sale, accepting orders through Nov. 1.

Five dozen assorted cookies in a box sell for $35. All orders must be paid in advance with checks made payable to the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum and mailed to Kay Finney, 920 township Road 378, Steubenville OH 43952.

Orders can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the museum.

Ohio Beta Alpha Chapter notes

district meeting on Oct. 21

STEUBENVILLE — Ohio Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Beta Kappa Educator’s Sorority met Oct. 1 at Malara Hall in Steubenville.

Linda Lenzi introduced guest speaker Melissa Ryan, a medical massage therapist who practices in the Steubenville area. Ryan told the gathering how massage can help patients control pain and get them off narcotics. It also can help hyperactive children and patients with concussion symptoms, she said.

Chaplain Pam Fithen read “Portrait of Fall” and “Prayer for the Beginning of Autumn.”

President Peggy Pyle presided at the meeting where Joyce Cammilletti presented members with a crossword puzzle, using ADK facts for fraternity education.

Members were encouraged to complete activities for October ADK Month. Volunteer hours were collected for the altruistic committee. A thank-you note was read from Madison Young, a Harrison Hills student, for the scholarship presented to her from ADK.

Pyle offered members information about Argentina as part of the world understanding segment of the meeting. Members were reminded that the district meeting, hosted by the Beta Beta Chapter, will be held at E.J. Family Restaurant in Chester on Oct. 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The cost, payable at the door the night of the meeting, is $20.

Money was collected for Urban Mission Ministries and the Hutton House Homeless Shelter.

Hostesses for the evening were Michele Fabbro, Paula DiOrio and Erin DeSantis.

The sorority’s next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Malara Hall. The program will be “Alternatives to Opioids.”

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