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What’s going on around the area

April 20, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Alvis marks

90th birthday

A double surprise party held in Wintersville and Mesa, Ariz., was observed in honor of former area resident Grace Alvis on the occasion of her 90th birthday marked April 2.

A former resident of the state Route 213, Steubenville, area, Alvis resides in Arizona.

She was born April 2, 1922, daughter of the late Homer and Thelma Clifton. She and her husband, the late James Alvis, were married for more than 50 years. They had three children: Jim of Mesa and Carolyn of California. A daughter, Shirley, is deceased.

There are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mystery theater

tickets available

Tickets will be available at the door Saturday as the GFWC Woman's Club of Mingo Junction sponsors "Who Killed the Top Chef" mystery dinner theater at Zalenski's Family Eatery and Pub in Wintersville.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with seating at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is a $30 donation per person, which includes a three-course meal and the show.

For information, call (740) 598-1689 or (740) 282-3246.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the club's charitable activities

WSX Management

Club to meet

The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the banquet room of Gio's Family Restaurant's in Weirton. All members and former members are invited to the dinner and social time.

Stone Street

Station to sing

Country Friends will host the Stone Street Station band Saturday at Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall with doors opening Saturday at 6 p.m. and the dance beginning at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday, doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic gets under way at 6 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 (304) 479-1270. The website is

Women's breakfast set for Saturday

The Apostolic Lighthouse Church will hold its women's fellowship breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church located on Kings Creek Road.

Sandi Rue of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Steubenville will be the speaker.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

For information, call (304) 723-0527.

Three Score

Seniors meet

The Three Score Seniors Club meeting was held at Undo's at Holiday Inn - Weirton with President Barbara Purks presiding and Tony LaRosa leading in opening ceremonies.

Vice President Larry Purks introduced the entertainment, Music Man, including Dave Hunt and Rick Grimm.

Secretary Pat Deletka and Treasurer Joan Villa gave reports.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following tours:

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

Membership Chair Josie Elliott introduced new members Ida Haynes, Jon and Jeannette Merriwether, Paul Virtue and Martha Welch.

Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent. Birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

Reservations Chair Patty Holt announced 131 members and three guests, including John and Honey Moore and Joyce McCullough, in attendance.

Hospitality Chair Jim Hare awarded cash prizes to Carol Ivan, Eva Fabianich and Dolores Proakis. Other prize winners were Helen Rohal, Betty Potts, Al "Doc" Daugherty, Ruth Huffman, Mary Tyson and Joe Veltri.

The next meeting is April 26.

To join the group, call Purks at (304) 723-1103.

SHS alumni group

meeting Tuesday

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville.

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