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July 14, 2012
The Herald-Star

Keeder to mark 98th birthday

Albert Keeder, who was born in Toronto on July 15, 1914, and has lived most of his life in Weirton, will celebrate his 98th birthday on July 15.

Keeder is the son of the late James and Bertha Dalrymple Keeder. From a family of 11 siblings, Shirley Bailey of Weirton survives.

Keeder, who worked briefly at Weirton Steel, is a World War II veteran who was employed as a carpenter for Gardner Lumber Co., finishing his career working out of Carpenters Local Union No. 186.

He was married to Mary Hickman (1934) then to Ethel Long Gardner (1968.) From this marriage he has two stepdaughters, Joyce Gardner Brady and Patricia Gardner Suici, seven grandchildren and many geat-grandchildren.

His hobbies include making wooden crafts and taking pictures. A celebration is planned July 15.

Church having craft sale, auction

The Tiltonsville United Methodist Church is hosting a "Christmas in July" craft sale and Chinese auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21.

Vendors will be selling crafts, jewelry and beauty products. There will be food available.

Vendors interested in reserving a table rental for $10 can call (740) 859-2280. Tiltonsville UMC is located at 106 Grandview Ave.

Autism Network fundraiser set

The Ohio Valley Autism Network will hold a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 24 at the Victorian Hall on Pennsylvania Avenue to offset Project Lifesaver equipment costs.

Advance tickets are $8 for an adult or $6 for a child. All tickets are $10 at the door. Dine-in and take-out are available and delivery is available to Weirton area businesses ordering 10 or more dinners.

Project Lifesaver is a program for people with autism, dementia or alzheimers who have a tendency to wander off and communication difficulties. People wearing the Project Lifesaver device can be located in minutes by the trained locators. Project Lifesaver has, to date, had a part in rescuing more than 2,000 people. Information about Project Lifesaver can be found at For information, contact Sarah Wagner at (304) 224-9596 or

Library workshop

dates announced

Children must develop language and literacy skills before they can actually learn to read, esperts say.

Now parents and others can find out how to help them by attending Every Child Ready to Read 2 at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Workshops are for adults only. Participants will receive five free books. Choose one of the following workshops: July 21 from 10 a.m. to noon; July 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon; and Aug. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To register for one of the workshops, call the library at (740) 264-6166.

These workshops are supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, as administered by the State Library of Ohio.

Rosemont plans Bible school

Vacation Bible School will be held at the Rosemont Chapel, Corner of Williams Boulevard and Goulds Road, Steubenville, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. starting Monday and continuing through Friday. This for youth from age 4 through the teen years.

For more information, call Sarah at 457-6005.

Bible classes set in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Community Church of God will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. starting July 30 and through Aug. 3. At 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5 there will be a children's program with a luncheon after the morning service.

"Amazing Wonders: Encountering God's Awesome Power" is the theme for children age 3 through 11. The church is located at 8247 Bear Road, S.E., Amsterdam. For information call (740) 543-3927.

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