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What’s going on throughout the area

July 13, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor (community@heraldstaronline.com) , The Herald-Star

Nifty Needles

members meet

The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Sewing Guild held its July meeting at the First Christian Church on Main Street, Weirton, with Carol Village, leader, presiding.

There were eight in attendance.

During the show-and-tell session, Dale Negle modeled a quilted jacket and displayed a patriotic table runner.

Kay Nixon spoke about her recent trip to Seattle and the 14 quilt shops she visited. She displayed a table topper, table runner and pieced apron, all items she made from fabrics she purchased while on vacation.

Susan Maze presented an origami purse, flower pin and cane cover. She then gave a presentation on prayer shawls and their history. She displayed pattern books and examples she had made. Also displayed was a prayer afghan made by Nancy Sander's church.

Pittsburgh chapter announcements were made with members reminded that sewing guild volunteers are needed to work at the sewing expo in August.

Nancy Linn was awarded a door prize created by Negle.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 1. Sanders will present a program on zippers.

Anyone who enjoys sewing is welcome. Contact Village at (304) 748-9573 or Maze at (304) 723-2038 for information.

Memorial golf

outing scheduled

The Jerry Barnhart Memorial Golf Outing will be held July 28 at the Woodview Golf Course.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the shotgun start is 8 a.m.

The cost is $280 for a four-person team and includes carts, breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages. There will be hole prizes, door prizes and drawings.

The events benefits the Oak Glen High School football team.

Send payment and team information to the Oak Glen Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 241, New Cumberland, WV 26047 by July 14.

For information, call (304) 794-6616 or (304) 914-7395.

Mingo center

planning picnic

The Mingo Junction Senior Center at 633 Commerical St., Mingo Junction, will hold its annual picnic at 5 p.m. July 26 at Aracoma Park.

The cost is $7 for the event that will feature rock 'n roll oldies, a costume contest, a twist contest and a hula hoop contest.

According to the center's July newsletter, the center has been a busy place with pizzelles and biscotti made on Thursdays for a fundraiser. Anyone who would like to place an order can call the center at (740) 535-1639.

Eighteen people participated in the trip to the Strip District in Pittsburgh on June 26. The Hartville trip will be rescheduled for later this month or August.

A three-day trip to Louisville is set for Oct. 1-3 with the deposit due July 15.

"The center is improving a little at a time," writes Suzie Zorbini, center director, in the newsletter. It's in the process of getting a dishwasher and continues to be in need of kitchen items such as pots and pans, cookie sheets and large bowls.

Questers hear

convention report

The Bezaleel Wells Chapter of Questers met at Lala's Diner with Phyllis Foreman as hostess.

Reports were given by Marlene Rhueff, Terri Milliken and Joan Powell, who attended the International Convention of Questers recently in Baltimore. Her roommate was Sally Moser, who is the state president of Questers.

Some of the events they attended included the president's reception, where they met the officers and were entertained by a men's chorus; a luncheon where scholarships were given to students; and a Founder's Day program on steamboats on Chesapeake Bay. Powell also toured three homes, among them Mount Clare Museum House. She returned home with ideas for programs and many pictures.

Members were reminded that the fall state meeting will be hosted by the St. Clairsville chapter on Oct. 11-12.

Foreman's program topic was "Pipes, Humidors and Cigarette Cases and Holders." She reviewed the history of tobacco usages in early America. Tobacco became increasingly popular with the arrival of the Europeans. Following the Industrial Revolution, cigarettes became popular.

Apart from smoking, tobacco had a number of uses as medicine. As a pain killer it was used for earaches and toothaches and sometimes as a poultice. John Rolfe is credited as the first settler to raise tobacco. He raised a popular variety from seeds brought with him from Bermuda. When he left for England with his wife, Pocahontas, he had become quite wealthy.

Following the Civil War, there was a desire not only for snuff, pipes and cigars, but cigarettes as well. Famous pipe smokers were Sir Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth I, Mark Twain, Vincent Van Gogh, Babe Ruth, Sigmund Freud and Clark Gable.

Foreman displayed many items from her collection. Among them were a pewter snuff box from Wales belonging to her grandmother; her mother's cigarette case; and various cigarette holders, among them a cloisonne holder with a matching opium pipe. Among the pipes were a meerschaum pipe, a clay pipe, a calabash pipe, a corncob pipe. There were sets with humidors. One had commemorative Delft pipes. Another set had hand-carved pipes, some of which were animal heads.

Other members adding to the display were Darlene Baker with a crescent glass pipe holder; Powell with ashtrays, one of which came from the final firing of Steubenville Pottery; Carlotta Jordan with a silver cigarette case with matching lighters; and Terri Milliken with a miniature Meerschaum pipe in a case, which was her father's.

The next meeting topic will be "Playing Cards" with Jean Turrentine as hostess.

Adena Lions to

install officers

In his last business meeting of the Adena Lions Club year, Dennis Kinsey thanked all who had worked with him during his year as president. A discussion was held on the June dinner meeting at the Adena Fire Hall, where newly elected officers will be installed.

Darrin Young discussed getting new flags for Adena to replace worn ones, to which the members agreed.

Some members will be attending the Shadyside Lions Club Charter Night at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

Kipp Bowers was presented a plaque for his outstanding work with the Ohio Lions Band this year.

New members to be installed are Darrin Young, president; Lloyd Hutchison, first vice president; John Lengyel, second vice president; Laura Konkoleski, third vice president; Nancy Walker, secretary; Shirley Bednarski, treasurer; John Seabring, tail twister; Dustin Kinsey, assistant tail twister; Drew Case, Martin McKim, Bill Walker and Mike Zonkoski, one-year directors; Karl Bowers, Boy Luyster, Don Moore and Jean Shields, two-year directors; Dennis Kinsey, immediate past president; John Parkinson, sight saving chairman; and Randy Bednarski, membership chairman.

Caregiver support

group to meet

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:

For information, call the Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1 (800) 272-3900.

 
 

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