Pilot raising funds for ALS
making local stop Friday
The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 859 will host Pilot CarolAnn Garratt at its monthly meeting set for 7 p.m. Friday.
It will be held in the conference room of the Jefferson County Airpark in Wintersville. The public is invited.
Garratt, who is in the final leg of a round-the-world flight, is raising funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, research. Her mother died from ALS in 2002.
She will discuss her experiences in flying around the world and the different cultures and countries in which she has landed.
Garratt will arrive at 2 p.m. Friday.
She has published two books detailing her trips, each filled with information pulled from her blog posts and other detailed experiences. Additionally, she presents her story to EAA chapters, flying clubs and civil groups nationwide.
For information, visit the website at alsworldflight.als.net.
David Tulenko is president of the local chapter.
E.S. center planning
July 14 breakfast/brunch
The East Springfield Community Recreation & Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the firehouse typically has its monthly fundraiser dinner on the first Thursday of the month, but given the July 4 holiday, that won't be the case.
Instead, the center will hold a fundraiser this month on July 14, hosting a breakfast/brunch with details to come.
Physical therapist to be at
Lupus meeting Monday
A physical therapist will be on hand to answer questions when the Lupus Support Group meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Hampton Inn, 820 University Blvd., Steubenville.
Walter and Pat Howard are project coordinators. Iris Callahan is outreach worker.
The group is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and sponsored by Urban Mission/Neighborhood Community Development Center.
Club lists speakers
The Steubenville Rotary Club, which meets at noon on Friday at the YWCA of Steubenville, has announced the following speakers for July:
Friday: Blind Horse Knives founder L.T. Wright will discuss his business venture.
July 13: The Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director of Urban Mission Ministries of Steubenville, will discuss what's happening at the mission this summer and in the future.
July 20: Robin Snyder-Flohr, a professor at Eastern Gateway Community College, will address the "ongoing debate - LPN vs. RN."
July 27: Laura Meeks, president of EGCC, will discuss the current state of affairs of the college and its relationship throughout Ohio.
Jim Baber is July program chair.
Old Timers Reunion picnic
to be held July 14
The 21st-annual Old Timers Reunion picnic for the former employees of Vanadium Corp., Foote Mineral and Satralloy Inc. will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 at the Cross Creek Park in Wintersville.
The reunion committee will furnish the chicken, plates, cups, utensils and soft drinks. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. All former employees, widows, widowers and their families are urged to attend "this festive and fun day as old friends gather to share memories," a reunion committee spokesperson said.
Prizes donated by local merchants will be awarded to employees, widows and widowers. There will be a 50/50 drawing.
For information, contact Al Brandon at (740) 598-3751.
for Summer Day Camp
The LaBelle Neighbors Who Care is sponsoring a free summer day camp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16-20 at Belleview Park Club House.
The program is geared to income-eligible families with children from age 6-12 in Steubenville.
Children will have the opportunity to play, learn, swim, go on field trips, do arts and crafts and participate in a variety of activities.
Registration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Belleview Park pool in Steubenville.
For information, call (740) 346-9925.
Chapter learns about
Silver Sneakers program
Flora VerStraten-Merrin spoke at the June meeting of the Mended Hearts, discussing the Silver Sneakers program that is held at the YMCA Wellness Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
The program is used to develop strength and agility. Three pieces of equipment usually are used per session. The instructor is certified in the techniques that are incorporated in this type of program. Those interested in other programs of this nature should contact the Prime Time Office on Aging.
The business meeting included the report that there were 189 hospital visits in May. The annual summer covered-dish picnic will be held Aug. 14 at Belleview Park. The next regular meeting will be held in September.