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Community happenings

July 10, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

JUHS sports guys

plan Aug. 4 party

Attention, men who would have played a sport in the history of Jefferson Union High School by its name, from its beginnings in the 1940s through the mid-1980s.

If you played football, basketball, baseball or ran track, for example, there's a summer party on the calendar for Aug. 4 beginning at 2 p.m.

It will be held at the home of Theodore Maragos, according to Sam Geddis, where an informational meeting regarding this recently was held.

The event will be occasion to reminisce and socialize and is hoped to bring together former players, teachers, coaches and administrators.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring memorabilia or yearbooks and to wear brown and gold, JUHS school colors.

Depending on response to the August reunion, one next year will be expanded to include former female athletes from JUHS.

For information, call (740) 537-2263.

Survivors elect

Lash president

Charlie Lash was elected president and Mary Pasich treasurer when the Survivors and Seekers of McCullough's Children's Home held their June meeting.

The terms are for two years.

There were nine attending the meeting where Hubert Woodland opened with prayer.

The next meeting will be held Friday.

Yard sale to aid


A multi-family and business yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Victorian Hall located at 1801 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, to benefit the Seeing Beyond Foundation.

Those who would like to donate items can do so between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday or call (304) 374-1144.

Seeing Beyond is a nonprofit which assists the visually impaired. The group's current project is advocating for the development of the Brainport, a device that stimulates vision and with which the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye Center has been conducting research studies and tests.

Wellsburg OES

installs officers

The Wellsburg Chapter No. 23 Order of Eastern Star held its installation of officers with Holly Yarter, past matron, serving as installing matron.

Officers involved in the ceremony were marshall, Charlene Brown; chaplain, Nola Cronin; organist, Carolyn Norteman; warder, Kenneth DeWitt; and sentinel, David Shingleton.

Officers installed were Worthy Matron, Elizabeth McCuen; Worthy Patron, Floyd Berdine; Associate Matron, Mary Lou Chambers; Associate Patron, William Mushet; Secretary, Ruth Ann Shingleton; Conductress, Janice Swain; Associate Conductress, Phyllis Dalton; Chaplain, Bonnie Kerr; Marshall, Kimberly Kerr; Organist, JoAnn DeWitt; Ruth, Sherry Tallman; Esther, Shirley Mushet; Martha, Betty Rea; Electa, Naomi Amos; Warder, Anthony "Butch" Rotellini; and Sentinel, Donald Shingleton. Naomi Amos was installed as a three-year trustee.

Hostesses for the evening were Rosemary Berdine and Alexandra Basil.

The next meeting will be held today.

'Ladies Night Out'

at Weirton church

There will be a Christian Coffee House "Ladies Night Out" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Marland Heights Community Church located at 3900 Bright Way.

The Hawaiian Night-themed event will incorporate various coffee house locations and will include food, desserts and beverages. Free childcare will be provided for children in preschool through fifth grade.

The event is being sponsored by Cup of Life Women's Ministry.

For information, call (304) 231-6213.

Grange to host

flea market

Liberty Grange 1749 on county Road 19, New Alexandria, will host a flea market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A table space is $4. To reserve one, call Sis Brannon at (740) 598-3840 or Martha Bradley at (740) 598-3234.

Hills School Reunion Saturday

The annual Hills School Reunion, formerly Oak Grove School, will be held Saturday beginning at noon at the shelterhouse behind Bell Chapel United Methodist Church on state Route 213, Steubenville.

For information, call (740) 283-2005.

Library branch

programs detailed

Upcoming programs at the branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

-- Children can visit the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 2 p.m. for fun stories about nocturnal animals and art projects.

-- Babygarten for caregiver and child ages birth to 24 months will share nursery rhymes, songs and books during this lap-sit program. It will be held at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Thursday at 11 a.m.

-- Gaming just for kids in kindergarten through grade six will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

-- Teens can beat the heat at the Schiappa branch today at 2 p.m. with cool activities such as making a Chinese good luck bracelet and chocolate-dipped pretzels.

-- Adults can learn how to trace their family history at the Toronto branch library on Thursday at 6 p.m. Register by calling (740) 537-1262.

-- There will be a pajama party at the main library on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy stories and songs and leave a stuffed animal overnight in the library.

-- Make a genie in a bottle craft will be held at the Adena branch on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

-- Family movie night will be held at the Brilliant branch today at 5 p.m.

-- Craft Day will be held at the Tiltonsville branch and at the Brilliant branch on Friday any time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-- There will be a story and craft at the Toronto branch Thursday at 1 p.m.

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