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Community happenings

August 14, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Satellite office

open Wednesday

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Amsterdam VFW, 412 Liberty St., Amsterdam, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans' widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans' benefits.

For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.

Historical society

program detailed

The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its August meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the White Church located at 11 Fire Road, Eldersville, Pa.

Susan Guy will give the presentation "An Avid Genealogist's Personal Journey." She spent more than 20 years researching her family history and has taken several road trips to remote areas to find her ancestors and learn more about her heritage.

Guy will speak about her efforts to find out the fate of her relative, Albert Pompa of Steubenville, who died in action during World War II.

The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will follow the program.

Camera club lists winners for July

The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has named the monthly competition winners for July.

The print winners for the topic of the month, "A Long Exposure," were Don Roberts, first place; Claudia Norris, second place; and Anissa Wellington, third place.

Winners for the open category were Roberts, first place; Andy Tindor, second place; and Heather Lucas, third place. The special effects winners included Sam Rees, first place; Leanne Sinicropi, second place; and Angela McClain, third place. The winning pictures can be found on Facebook.

The slide winners for the topic "A Long Exposure" were Steve Whiting; first place; Norris, second place; and Ruth Bovalina, third place. The open category winners included Whiting, first place; Jim Malloy, second place; and Bovalina, third place. The special effects winners were Whiting, first place; Bovalina, second place; and Norris, third place.

The July meeting concludes the competition season for 2011-12 which began in October. Those who have accumulated the most points awarded by the judges over the 10 months of competition will be determined the "Photographers of the Year" in prints and slides. The winners will be announced later in the fall.

The next competition will be the annual competition Sept. 18, which is the most extensive competition of the year with many topics in prints and slides.

In place of the July workshop meeting, club members met at the historic Union Cemetery in Steubenville to tour and photograph the headstones that date back to 1854. The cemetery is also known for a habitat of wildlife, including deer, squirrels and raccoons.

The annual camera club picnic was held July 15 at the home of members Barb and Barry Momyer of Hopedale.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church hall located off state Route 43 in Wintersville.

For information, contact Whiting at (740) 546-3923

Employee reunion

picnic set Aug. 25

The LaBelle Nursing Home employee reunion potluck picnic will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Stratton Municipal Park.

For information, call Nola at (740) 632-3806.

Council schedules

K. of C. degrees

Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 has scheduled both the first and second degrees for 8 p.m. Thursday at the council hall on Two Ridge Road, Wintersville.

Candidates for the First Degree should arrive between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The Second Degree will follow immediately after the First Degree.

Any members who haven't had the Second Degree are urged to attend. The degree is open to all members in the Steubenville, Wintersville, Toronto and Mingo areas. All Knights are welcome to attend this exemplification.

There will be refreshments served afterwards.

ACS Pink Ribbon

Run/Walk Saturday

The American Cancer Society's Pink Ribbon Run/Walk will be held Saturday at the Fort Steuben in Steubenville.

The event is a 5K run/walk held to increase awareness of breast cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship. Registration and check-in begin at 6:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided by Froehlich's Classic Corner.

The opening ceremony will start at 7:30 a.m. with the walkers starting at 7:45 a.m. and the runners at 8 a.m.

Water and hot dogs will be served afterwards by Walgreens.

Participants can pick up race applications at the fort's Visitors Center during regular business hours or register online at

Applications also are available through the American Cancer Society website at

The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt. "We would love to see everyone come out and support the fight against breast cancer and to help raise awareness by running, walking or just cheering the participants on. We could also always use more volunteers," said Bethani Barsch, ACS staff partner.

Toronto seniors

enjoy picnic

The Toronto Senior Citizens had their annual picnic Aug. 9 at the Stratton park for members and guest Robert Haugh. Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the picnic.

Bingo winners were Agnes Rohal, Bill Baier, Pat Rebres, Paula Krensavage, Nancy Taggart, Doris Matyas, Glenna DeBacco and Bobbi Koltz.

Scat winners were Richard Dobbs, Paula Krensavage, Terry Mamula, Bob Carroll, Judy Bickler, Irene Miller, Glenna DeBacco and Marilyn Altobell. Mary Alice Meyer and Bill Baier won the Balloon toss. Paula Krensavage and Bill Baier won the golf game. The 50/50 was won by Richard Balser.

Door prizes were won by Dee Fouts, Rosemarie Cieslak, Dorothy Farrister, Ben Cicone, Rita Muczynski, Violet McClain, Cathy Grimes, Nancy Taggart, Jane Hanuscin and Doris Martaus. Winners of the Chinese Auction were Rosemarie Cieslak, Dorothy Farrister, Doris Matyas, Pat Rebres, Dee Fouts, Leah Bickerstaff, Debbie Custer, Sophia Radvansky, Cathy Grimes, Joyce Dobbs, Jane Hanuscin, Agnes Rohal, Glenna DeBacco, Rosemary Bonofine, Tony Farrister and Lola Swanagan.

There are a few seats open for the Oct. 1-5 trip to Vermont, it was announced. For information, call Lola at (740) 537-4977 or Doris at (740) 537-3064.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 23 at the Roosevelt Building.

'We, The People'

session detailed

The 123rd session of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, Order of the Eastern Star, to be known as the "We, The People" session, will be held Sept. 28-30 at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton.

Jean Watters of Mason, worthy grand matron, and F. Lon Lowry of Delaware, Ohio, worthy grand patron, will preside over the sessions.

An open installation of the 2013 grand officers, which is by invitation only, will close the grand chapter session Sept. 30. Barbara Pelfrey of Miamisburg will be installed as worthy grand matron, and Ronald Keller of Montpilier will be installed as worthy grand patron.

Those attending from LaBelle Chapter No. 414, Steubenville, will be Clara and Howard McClure, Lou Anne and Randall Craven, Suzanne Enochs, Roberta Gilday and Stephanie Burch.

'Soul Surfer'

to be shown

The movie "Soul Surfer," based on an inspiring true story, will be shown at dusk, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Follansbee Park.

The free screening, with free popcorn and entry to the park's swimming pool at 7 p.m., is being offered through the Follansbee Police Department's Neighborhood Watch program.

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