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January 6, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Lunches with Love

planning brunches

Lunches with Love will hold a Sunday brunch from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 and again on Jan. 29. This is by donation and the money raised will be used for the operation fund for serving lunches to the senior citizens and shut-ins who have signed up with the program.

"We have so many needy folks who we have grown to love and want to help," Pat Taylor, LWL director, said.

Bureau committee to meet Tuesday

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau Woman's Promotion and Education Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zalenski's Restaurant.

Topics of discussion will be the membership kick-off to be held Feb. 2, with soup and pie served; the county Agriculture Baby; Ag Week; and the Rural-Urban Soiree to be held April 16.

Pennies for friendship will be collected at the meeting.

Mary Ellen Grafton is the chairman.

OGS chapter lists future programs

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society has scheduled its quarterly meetings to be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Powells Lane, Wintersville.

They are:

March 28: "Mental Records/Insanity Records: Have You Researched Your Ancestor's Mental Health?" Gail Komar, chapter treasurer, will be the presenter.

June 11: "Disaster of the Ohio - The collision of the Scioto and the Lomas in 1882," by Judy Schmidt, chapter vice president and program and media chairman.

Sept. 10: "Immigrant Records Research: They Came in Ships but From Where and When?" by Flora L. Ver-Straten-Merrin, chapter president.

The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments to follow.

The annual Christmas luncheon will be held Dec. 1 at St. Florian Hall at noon. Reservations and the menu will be decided later and posted on the A program on honoring grandparents will be presented then by Schmidt.

Janet Petrella was honored as the outgoing vice president and Cathy Dillon as the outgoing secretary. Schmidt is the present vice president, and Naomi Furbee the recording secretary.

Record project volunteers are Elder Albert and Sister Lynn Mooney, John and Ida Flenniken, Betty Zimmerman, JoAnn Stives, Martha Sisler, Komar and Ver-Straten-Merrin.

Elks to hold

pasta dinner

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold its monthly pasta dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the lodge.

Dinner includes salad, pasta, bread, butter, dessert, coffee and tea.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

Tickets will be drawn for a free dinner at the next pasta Sunday.

For information, call the lodge at (304) 748-0565.

Country Friends

to host Elduray's

Country Friends will host the Elduray's band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road in Colliers.

Country Friends have events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish for the meal that starts at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or visit the website at

Prima Donna Red

Hats hear report

Members of the Prima Donna Red Hats met at Zalenski's Restaurant with Marge Juresko as hostess.

Prize winners were Ruth Sterling and Ann Thorn.

Juresko gave a report on donations the club presented recently, including a Thanksgiving basket and Christmas basket to Urban Mission Ministries, and a $50 donation to Wells Academy and a $50 donation to Garfield East Elementary for distribution to needy families.

A gift certificate was presented to Sterling.

Garfield East Elementary presented the club with its most recent yearbook.

Weirton AARP

chapter meets

The Weirton American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3846 held its Christmas meeting Dec. 12 at Undo's with President Joann Bugin presiding and Virginia Kucan giving the invocation and benediction.

Bugin introduced guests, including Nancy Tournay and Clara French.

Members celebrating December birthdays and anniversaries were recognized.

Regina Truax announced upcoming trips, including:

-- April 25, "Straight, No Chaser," Morgantown.

-- May 1, "Cahal Dunne's Grand to Be Irish," Greensburg, Pa.

-- May 4-5, "Jonah," Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa.

-- June 8, Sugar Creek.

-- June 27, Sounds of Hollywood, Seven Springs, Pa.

-- July 16-20, Nashville.

-- July 29, Una Bella Festa.

-- Aug. 12-18, Cape Cod.

-- Sept. 2-8, Myrtle Beach.

-- Sept. 12-13, Seneca Niagara Falls Casino.

-- Sept. 18, "Polynesian Fire," Seven Springs, Pa.

-- Oct. 11, American Bandstand, Wexford, Pa.

-- Oct. 14-20, Branson.

-- Dec. 5, Christmas Spectacular, Wexford, Pa.

For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Louise Herman and Milt Fabianich won the 50/50 drawing; Kathleen Horvath and Patty Beltreme won the quilt drawing.

Mildred Vukuvich won the quarter drawing.

Mary Gubetti and Mike Oklok won the free dinners. Several prizes from Santa's stocking were awarded to members.

The next meeting will be Feb. 13.

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