Community news from around the area
Dance Thursday at Weirton
Senior Center open to public
WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center at 3425 Main St., Weirton, welcomes the public to its next dance, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Light Touch will provide live entertainment. The doors open at 5 p.m., and tickets are $5 per person. A ticket includes a hot dog, drink and dessert.
Other Thursday dances will be held there on April 9 and May 7, also from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with admission being $5.
For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.
Newview CEOS topic Thursday
to be all about air fryer use
NEW CUMBERLAND — The Newview Community Educational Outreach Service will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Hancock County Senior Center, following a light lunch.
The lesson this month will be “How to Get the Most Out of Your Air Fryer,” presented by Louanne Huff. Huff will discuss what air fryers are and how they work and share some recipes.
The public is invited to join the group for the lesson, which is free. For those who want lunch, the normal senior center fee of $5 will apply.
Farm Bureau committee
is preparing for ‘Ag Baby’
WINTERSVILLE — The Farm Bureau Agriculture Baby — the first baby to be born during the week of March 22 — will be gifted with baby necessities, clothes and books while the baby’s parents will be presented with a membership to the Jefferson County Farm Bureau.
Planning for that was part of the February meeting of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau Promotions and Education Committee, which was held at King’s Restaurant in Wintersville.
While some members brought items to that meeting, others are welcome to bring additional items to add to the gift package at the March 19 meeting.
A membership drive is under way through March 27, it was noted at the meeting, to attract new families to the farm bureau and also to reach out to those who have been members but stopped.
Members have been collecting “Pennies for Books,” a project held each year to help finance American Farm Bureau Foundation books to be read to all second-graders in the county. The books are then presented to the school libraries. Committee President Jeanne Roberts asked for readers to go to one or more of the 15 county schools to read the book.
Also discussed was the need for new ideas for the Jefferson County Fair booth. A booth has been set up in the commercial building each year, offering children’s games, reading time and farming tidbits.
Fundraiser dinner scheduled for Sunday at Jewett VFD
JEWETT — The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser homemade lasagna dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The meal includes salad bar, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children.
There will not be a fundraiser dinner in April because the regular dinner date falls on Easter Sunday.
Three Score Seniors hear
update on Festival of Nations
WEIRTON — President Kathy McCarrick presided at the February meeting of Three Score Seniors, which was held at Undo’s.
Religion Chairman Bob Watson gave the opening and closing prayers. Opening ceremonies followed.
Chuck Lucas provided musical entertainment. April entertainment will be provided by Duke and Melody Provanzano.
Kal Gupta offered details about the Festival of Nations, which will be held March 21 at the Weirton Community Center.
Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp offered a report on cards sent on behalf of the group. Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel noted there were 48 reservations. New member Denise Shade was introduced.
Members were reminded that there will be no May meeting because of a schedule conflict at Undo’s. There will be two meetings, however, in June.
McCarrick, house chair, used a Valentine theme for decorations.
Prizes were given to Ralph Cox, Winnie Kemp, Connie Gilbert, Frank Fazio, Diann Ceraolo, Carol Korzi, Jane Watson, Walt Klepadlo, Carol Irvine, Aggie Lellie, Cindy Richards and Denise Shade.
‘Rightfully Hers’ exhibit
focuses on 19th Amendment
WELLSBURG — Through March, the Brooke County Public Library will host a new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives titled “Rightfully Hers” and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
It covers women’s voting rights before and after the amendment and reveals that despite decades of marches, petitions and debate, the amendment didn’t grant voting rights for all.
Jennifer N. Johnson, the exhibit’s co-curator, said, “The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate, and although it enshrined in the U.S. Constitution fuller citizenship for women many remained unable to vote.”
It will be located close to the Friends of the Brooke County Public Libraries display case, which will host a similar display.
Organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, it is supported by Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP and Denise Gwyn Ferguson.
Blessed Sacrament CWC
sponsoring Lenten bake sale
WINTERSVILLE — Blessed Sacrament Church’s Catholic Women’s Club is sponsoring a Lenten bake sale on Wednesdays, including today, March 11, 18 and 25 and April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sargus Hall, 852 Main St., Wintersville.
The sale will feature pepperoni rolls, homemade breads, white pizza, Italian cookies, chocolate chip cookies, potato chip cookies and others along with peanut butter and chocolate nut fudge, various cakes and pies, with whole, half and individual slices available.
Orders can be made for items for the following week by calling the Sargus Hall kitchen at (740) 264-0311 on sale dates only.
Additionally, the church is holding a frozen pierogi sale on Wednesdays during Lent, excluding Holy Week. The sale will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. They are $8 a dozen for potato onion, prune, potato kraut and potato cheese.
The additional frozen menu includes gnocchi — a 16-ounce bag for $4 — and meatless sauce available by the pint for $2 or the quart for $4.
East Springfield Center hosting
fundraiser dinner Thursday
EAST SPRINGFIELD — The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center will host its monthly fundraiser dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.
The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Children younger than 6 eat for free. Patrons can dine in or get takeout. The phone number is (740) 543-3700.
The center is located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Hall.
Toronto Senior Citizens gather for meal, updates and games
TORONTO — Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting with 50 members present.
Joyce Zimmerman gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner and led the members in opening exercises.
Fran Sheets read the roll call and the minutes from the previous meeting. Rosemary Bonofine gave the treasurer’s report.
The next meeting is anticipated to be held at the Karaffa building. Doris Matyas gave directions and advised on parking access.
The May meeting will be held at the Stratton Municipal building and catered by Manfred’s from Steubenville. Sign-up sheets are ready, it was announced.
Judy Bickler reported on upcoming trips, noting seats remain available for the Holland Tulip Festival on May 5-7 with final payments due on March 13. The Pirates game is May 24, and final payments are due June 22.
The door prize winner was Fran Sheets, and the 50/50 winner was Skip Stanak. Other door prize winners were Joyce Zimmerman and Emma Spicer. Bingo winners were Cheryl Boyd, Dolly Robinson, Christina Huggins, Laura Van Dyke and Skip Stanak.
Scat winners were Bob and Sharon Carroll and Terry and Laura Mamula.
C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. offering
homebuyer class March 27
WEIRTON — C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will hold a homebuyer class March 27 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.
The class is required for participation in the First-time Homebuyers program, which offers up to $10,000 in forgivable grants for the purchase of a home in Brooke or Hancock counties.
It covers finding the right real estate agent and mortgage option and the need for a home inspection, among other issues.
The cost is $100.
A self-paced online course also is offered. Those who complete it are contacted for a phone counseling session before receiving a certificate. Individuals may register at www.changeinc.org under the Community Services tab. For information, call (304) 797-7733 ext. 1405.
Help with basic computer skills
offered at Brooke Library
WELLSBURG — Those seeking help with basic computer skills, such as creating and using e-mail, or using smartphones and other e-devices may stop by the Brooke County Public Library from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 10.
Attendees may bring their own charged device, such as smartphone or tablet, or use one of the library’s computers.
Instruction is provided by a representative of the West Virginia University Extension Office or library staff. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free instruction.
SHS Class of 1960 plans
to hold 60-year reunion
STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville High School Class of 1960 is planning a reunion to commemorate the 60th year of the class’s graduation.
For updates, visit the website at www.bigredclassof1960.com. The Class of 1960 has consistently met every five years.
Bill Geiger, Dohrman Sinclair and John Scavdis have begun planning for the event and want to hear from everyone who may attend and/or wish to be part of the planning committee.
For information, contact Scavdis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 748-0246: Geiger at email@example.com; Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Louise Checca Donofe by e-mail to email@example.com or phone at (740) 264-3454.
Diocesan Men’s Day of
Renewal set for Saturday
STEUBENVILLE — The Diocesan Men’s Day of Renewal will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, located at 506 Fourth St., Marietta.
The theme is “The Challenge of Being Catholic,” and the main speaker will be Scott Hahn, internationally renowned speaker and author, who will provide tips on how “each man can participate in the New Evangelization and how to make his home a domestic church as proposed by St. Pope John Paul II.”
The registration fee is $25, but for the first time boys 18 and younger will be admitted free of charge.
A bag lunch will be provided. Non-Catholics also are welcome. Registration will be taken at the door.
Questions can be directed to Don Coen, chairperson of the steering committee, at (740) 264-0155, (740) 632-1565 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is available on the diocesan website, www.diosteub.org and the Conference Blog, “Becoming a True Man of God” at diosteubmen.blogspot.com.
Hahn is professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center, an apostolate dedicated to teaching Catholics how to read Scripture from the heart of the Church.
He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children and 18 grandchildren. Two of their sons are seminarians studying for the priesthood in the Steubenville Diocese. A former Presbyterian pastor, he entered the Catholic Church in 1986. The author or editor of more than 40 popular and academic books, including “Rome Sweet Home” and “The Lamb’s Supper,” Hahn has delivered thousands of talks, nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith.
Easter Bunny letters available through Brooke Library
The Friends of the Brooke County Public Library, with help from the Easter Bunny, are once again sending personalized letters from the Easter Bunny to all boys and girls in the area.
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends may request to have a letter sent to anyone special in their lives. For information, visit the Brooke County Public Library, located at 945 Main St. in Wellsburg, or the Follansbee Branch Library, located at 844 Main St. in Follansbee.