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What’s going on throughout the area

April 24, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Toronto Sunrise

Seniors meet

President Susan Kulstad welcomed guests Jim Hope, Fred Pernick and John Wherry to the April 13 meeting of the Toronto Sunrise Seniors.

Rex Mossor offered the blessing before the covered-dish dinner.

Reports were given by Mary Lou Deku, Mike Timko and Dorothy Pavelka.

Reports from the tour committee included:

The mother/father dinner will be held June 8 at the St. Francis Church social hall. Social time will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner at 6 p.m. May 25 is the reservation deadline.

Winners of the 50-50 were Louie Nelson and Jim Hope. Door prize winners were Lucy Timko and Tim Gribben. Bingo winners were Diane Pernick, Susan Kulstad, Paul and Carol Sherwood, Marcella McKnight, Wilma Elder, Rachael Deluca, Jim Hope, Mary Lou Deku, DoDo and Wade Steele, Kitty Roth, Marlene Garrett, Marge Kane and Betty Mossor. Scat winners were Paul Pavelka, Helen Lindsay, Carolyn McCart, Mary Lou Deku, Joyce Gribben and Dolores Graceffa.

The next meeting is Friday at the Roosevelt Senior Center at 5 p.m.

Membership is open to any resident of Ohio who is 55 or older. For information, contact Kulstad at (740) 537-2658.

Rural-Urban Soiree

set for Thursday

The upcoming Rural-Urban Soiree sponsored by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau promotion and education committee was discussed at the brunch meeting held at Zalenski's with Mary Ellen Grafton presiding.

It will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Zalenski's with tickets available for purchase by calling (740) 266-6603. The cost for farm bureau members is $12 and $15 for no-members.

Old hats and hat boxes will be used for decorations, some belonging to Grafton's family and some purchased from Kaufmann's and Gimbels in Pittsburgh years ago. Some members will don old-time hats.

Shirley Griffin, speaker, will address how women lament not having anything to wear despite a closet full of outfits.

The menu will consist of chicken and beef brisket au jus, vegetables, desserts and beverages. There will be a 50/50 and a Chinese auction of more than 20 items from local merchants and members.

Committees assigned for the soiree are: Jeanne Roberts and Janene Smith, registration and 50-50; Lisa Cline and Irene Sabo, greeters; and Cline and Esther McCoy, gift distribution.

Applications for the agriculture teacher of the year will be accepted until Aug. 1.

The theme for the Jefferson County Fair booth will be "How Did that Get in My Lunchbox?" This is the theme for the Ohio Farm Bureau book of the year selection as well. Cline will be taking photos of local people to use as decorations in the booth.

"How Did that Get in My Lunchbox" will also be the theme for the Cupcake Wars Contest to be held during the fair, scheduled for Aug. 16. It was open to 4-H members in 2011, but this year it will be for children of bureau members who are in grades seven through 12.

A maximum of three members and no less than two will comprise each team, with the team cut-off at six. The cupcakes, a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 48, must be put into a design using the lunchbox book theme and to use some enumerated local ingredients. Mini and regular size cupcakes can be utilized to make the selected design, it was noted.

The deadline for entry is Aug. 1. The entry forms must be turned into the office, located on Main Street in Wintersville.

There will be three judges to determine the winners, going from first to sixth place, and the cupcakes will be auctioned off at the end. Money from the event will be used for the Farm Bureau scholarship fund.

Grafton announced that the book "How Did that Get in My Lunchbox" was distributed to the four Steubenville elementary schools. The March agriculture baby was Abraham David Zalenski. His parents were presented with a bureau membership and the mother was invited to the soiree with the baby. Mothers of other ag babies over the years are invited to the event as well.

Pennies for Friendship were collected which go toward purchasing school books each year. JoAnn Ramsey gave the invocation.

Cost of pancake

meal corrected

An announcement that appeared on the April 20 community page regarding a May 5 pancake breakfast benefiting Brooke County Special Olympics should have said the cost is $5 for everyone.

The breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Steubenville Applebee's. Tickets can be purchased from any Brooke County Special Olympics athlete or by calling (304) 797-1574 or (304) 737-1376.

Incorrect information was provided to the newspaper.

School district

retirees meet

On April 12, 20 people attended a Steubenville City School retiree's luncheon at JC Wine Cellar.

A thank-you letter was read from Hounds Haven thanking us for the donations collected for them. Another thank you letter was read from Charity Hospice.

Sympathy and get-well cards were circulated and signed.

Lloyd Wells shared an old Harding staff photo. The next month's lunch will be at Mill Creek Inn on May 10

Fundraiser dinner in Unionport

A baked steak dinner will be held at the community center in Unionport (the old Unionport school) on May 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under.

Plans for the event were made at a recent meeting of the center's group.

Dinner proceeds will go toward building repair, current expenses and the museum.

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