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August 17, 2012
The Herald-Star

An Amish outing

for school retirees

Steubenville City School retirees met Aug. 9 for dinner at Shrock's Country Cookin' in Sugarcreek.

Cards were signed for ill members.

The retirees were entertained by an Amish mother and her daughters who sang German and English hymns; answered questions about the Amish culture; discussed Amish funeral and church services; and talked about the growing popularity of volleyball among youth.

The next lunch will be held Sept. 13 at JC Wine Cellar.

Diabetes workshop

set for Sept. 6

Harrison Community Hospital's monthly diabetes workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the hospital's cafeteria where the focus will be on making changes when change is hard.

The dicussion will include setting and meeting goals, barriers preventing that and having a backup plan.

"We all 'know' when we should take steps to improve our health and our lives, so why do we not do it? Join us for an informative evening to help you make and sustain change in order to improve your health and your diabetes control," reads a press release announcing the upcoming workshop, which will be led by Carol Teter, diabetes nurse educator. The workshop will focus on ways to help people overcome obstacles to change and assistance in planning for achievable goals.

The free educational sessions are held the first Thursday of each month featuring physicians, dieticians and other healthcare professionals covering a variety of topics, including healthy eating, monitoring blood sugar levels, taking medications and problem solving and much more.

The workshops are open sessions. Reservations are not required. Light refreshments will be served. Transportation is available through the Harrison County Rural Transit by calling (740) 942-1369.

Sunrise Seniors

planning trips

The Sunrise Seniors of Toronto met Aug. 10 with President Susan Kulstad welcoming guests Pete and Judy Whyte, Elaine Briceland, Donna Twyford and Brenda Cattrell. Debbie D'Albinzio became a new member.

Chaplain Glenn Smith gave grace before the covered-dish dinner.

Secretary Mary Lou Deku and Treasurer Mike Timko gave reports with Social Secretary Dorothy Pavelka announcing August birthdays and anniversaries.

Kulstad said participants on the Aug. 30 trip to Hartville will leave the Corner Stone Church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. On Sept. 11, the group will travel to see "Jersey Boys," with the bus leaving the same church lot at 4 p.m. Dinner will be at Golden Corral.

The Doo Wop show in Wheeling is Oct. 27. The bus will leave at 4:15 p.m., and dinner will be at Mehlman's Cafeteria. A trip in November to Cambridge to see Victorian Christmas displays is under consideration. The club is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., in May for seven days and six nights. It will include a ride on the showboat and many shows.

For trip information, contact Kulstad at (740) 537-2658.

Peg Nordenger and Paul Pavelka won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Judy Whyte and Wilma Elder.

Bingo winners were Eileen Cerrnansky, Rose Gibson, Helen Lindsay, Patti Farnella, Nancy Bodrog, Betty Mossor, Patty Roth, Sally Holland, Diana Pernick, Wilma Elder, Rachel DeLuca, Jim Hope, Brenda Cottrell, Beth Clark, Joyce Gribben, Bill Kulstad, Joe McBride and Mary Lou Deku. Scat winners were Helen Lindsay, Rusty Roth, Tim Gribben and Patti Farnella.

The next meeting is at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Roosevelt Senior Center. The kitchen committee will be Harry and Joe Andrews, Pete and Dolores Graceffa, Joe and Kathy McBride, Mary Ann Ohalek and Peg Nordenger.

Meetings are held the second and fourth Fridays of the month and are open to any Ohio resident who is 55 or older. For information call Kulstad.

Motorcycle benefit

ride is Sunday

The sixth Harrisonian Motorcycle Benefit Ride for Harrison Community Hospital will be held Sunday.

The ride will begin on the lower level parking lot at the hospital at 951 Market St., Cadiz.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the ride starting at noon, and riders returning by 4 p.m. for free food. Coffee and rolls will be served before the ride.

Donations are $15 per person or $25 per couple. There will be a 50-50 drawing at the end of the ride.

All proceeds will go to the Harrison Community Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the hospital.

Mingo summer

concerts ending

Mingo's 2012 summer concert series is coming to a close with Rollback set to perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Mingo park/pool.

Those planning to attend are advised to bring a lawn chair and "enjoy an evening of free music with friends." Baked goods and refreshments are available.

The new splash pad is now open. It features a frog slide, water squirters and several other colorful cooling stations. Senior swim is ongoing at the pool from 9 a.m. to noon daily, according to a news release.

The public is invited to the Labor Day grand finale on Sept. 3 with entertainment to be provided. "Take advantage of the last chance to see the refurbished pool complex, picnic shelters, playground, tennis and basketball courts," the news release notes.

Survivors, Seekers

have annual picnic

The Survivors and Seekers held their yearly picnic at the state route 213 rest stop area, the site of the original McCullough Children's Home.

There were 21 attending the gathering that included food, games and prizes.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 14 at Wintersville United Methodist Church.

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