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June 8, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Jewett VFD dinner set for Sunday

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly baked steak and ham loaf dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. This will include vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Deersville Players holding auditions

The Deersville Community Players will hold auditions at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Community Players Theater, 325 West Main St., Deersville.

This is for the upcoming production of "Nunsense," a two-act musical comedy. The cast includes five adult women. Those auditioning are asked to bring a vocal selection of their choice, or sing a selection from the production music.

"Nunsense" will be performed July 26-29.

Traveling Cooking Club detailed

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will hold a Traveling Cooking Club through the county branch libraries during the summer with Dragana Lazic as the instructor.

The classes are as follows:

June 18, Tiltonsville branch; June 20, Brilliant branch; July 16, Dillonvale branch; and July 19, Adena branch.

These four are at 5:30 p.m. with a session at the Toronto branch Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.

There is a $5 donation to cover the prepared food that is sampled by those attending.

Call the library at (740) 859-5163 to register for the first one.

St. Paul's hosting monthly luncheon

St. Paul's Episcopal Church located at 415 Adams St., Steubenville, will host its monthly soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Featured soups are wedding and Hard Rock Cafe' potato. Sandwiches are ham salad and sloppy joes. Desserts, drinks and salad also are included.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available by walk in or by calling (740) 282-5366.

River disaster focus of program

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will present a program entitled "Disaster on the Ohio River, the Collision of the Scioto and the Lomas near Mingo" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of Latter-day Saints on Powells Lane, Wintersville.

The accident occurred July 4, 1882, and is still known as one of the worst riverboat disasters on the Ohio River.

The presenter will be Judy Schmidt.

Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend the free event.

Summer open house series begins

The Richmond Community Historical Society has announced that the Crew House Museum on Main Street, Richmond, and its ever-growing upstairs area featuring Jefferson Union High School memorabilia will be open to visitors Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This is part of the historical society's summer open house series that will be held on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, each time from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Among newer displays are ones featuring antique linens and baby clothes.

The historical society also is sponsoring "Music at the Gazebo" on Main Street, Richmond, on June 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and featuring the Sands of Time.

Admission is by donation with concert-goers urged to bring a lawn chair. Hot dogs, barbecued ham sandwiches, pop and water will be available for sale, and there will be a 50-50 drawing.

The historical society's next meeting will be held July 17 at 7 p.m. at the museum. Anyone is welcome to attend. For information, call (740) 765-4534.

First-place culinary honors for Gill

Seven aspiring chefs with a love and passion for food put their kitchen skills to the test as they competed for tuition scholarships recently at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Amanda Gill of Wintersville, daughter of Tammy Mankowski and Mike Gill, took first-place honors of the culinary scholarship competition.

During the cook-off competition, the competitors were asked to showcase their talent and skill by preparing a two-course meal in just 90 minutes. Competitors were judged on five technical skills including knife skills, safety, sanitation, organization, cooking techniques and cleanup, and five specific qualities of the finished dishes - temperature, taste, texture, portion size and presentation.

Gill has been cooking for most of her life, originally learning bits and pieces from her parents and grandmothers, along with learning new skills on her own. She further expanded her skills and passion for cooking through A Touch of Elegance Cafe and Bakery in Wintersville.

She will be graduating from Eastern Gateway Community College with a degree in business management and will further expand her skills by attending the International Culinary School. Her long-term goal is to open her own restaurant, where she will merge her culinary talents.

Eat at Bob Evans, help RSVP

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Jefferson County will benefit from a portion of Bob Evans Restaurant sales on Saturday through the business' community fundraiser "Dine to Make a Difference."

Bob Evans at Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville, will donate 15 percent of sales with the presentation of an RSVP flyer. For information, call the RSVP office at (740) 346-0771.

Shanagu Club members gather

Members of the Mingo Shanagu Club met for several meetings during May where Marilyn Campbell, president, presided.

Betty Ann Jefferies gave a reading entitled "Memorial Tribute to the Paralyzed American Veterans." Marge Juresko, secretary-treasurer, gave reports.

The club's picnic was discussed.

Monthly prizes were awarded to Connie Sohovich, Rose Gampola, Barb Jackson, Frankie Darrah and Tillie Guisto.

Sophie Sanders was appointed the club's reporter.

Weirton Hospital Retirees to meet

The Weirton Hospital Retirees will hold their birthday celebration luncheon at noon Tuesday at Gio's in Weirton.

Members at the spring meeting were reminded by Donna Latkiewicz, president, to bring materials for the ongiong sleeping bag project to the luncheon as summer camps need sleeping bags for camp attendees.

Cathy Colbert has been installed as the new membership chairperson, replacing Theresa Dodson. Reports were given by Donna Karas, Rhadine Ross and Colbert. Program suggestions for remaining meetings were requested.

During a social hour, familiar faces welcomed back were Jean Duffy, Corliss Brown, Sandy Burkle, Marge Merkich, Helen Jeter and Marie Clancey.

For information about the luncheon, contact Coblert at (304) 723-2255.

Upcoming library programs detailed

Upcoming programs offered through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include:

Make a craft on June 15 any time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brilliant and Tiltonsville branches.

Tiltonsville's book discussion will be held on June 12 at 6 p.m. Call (740) 859-5163 to join and for information. The Toronto branch will meet for its book club on June 12 at 10 a.m. For information call (740) 537-1262.

The main library will host a treasure hunt on June 16 at 2 p.m. Test your library knowledge and enjoy a cool treat.

School-age children can design their own constellation and make a 3-D star at the Schiappa branch on June 12 at 11 a.m.

Gaming just for kids for children in grades kindergarten through six will be offered at the Schiappa branch on June 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Babygarten for caregiver and children ages birth to 24 months will be held at the Tiltonsville branch on June 14 at 11 a.m.

Llama characters from the book "Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney will be at library branches on: June 11, Schiappa branch at 2 p.m.; June 13: main library at 11 a.m.; Toronto branch at 1 p.m.; June 14, Brilliant branch at noon; Tiltonsville branch at 2 p.m.; June 15, Adena branch at noon; and Dillonvale branch at 3 p.m.

Civil War tour set for June 24

Local historian and author Jeff Evans II, teacher and former historical interpreter at historic locations that have included Gettysburg, Pa., and Petersburg, will be conducting a Wintersville area Civil War tour June 24.

It will begin at 2 p.m. in the Fernwood Road parking lot at the Wintersville United Methodist Church with a discussion of Morgan's raid and its passage through Wintersville.

The tour will then proceed to the Wintersville Methodist Church Historic Cemetery, which is located approximately 100 yards behind the Wintersville Burger King on Woodridge Drive.

There the discussion will turn to the role of Wintersville and some of its citizens during the war.

For information about the tour, contact Jeff Evans Sr. or Sue Evans at (740) 264-5337.

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