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August 20, 2012
The Herald-Star

'Mondays with Mary' review set

Local funeral home owner Eric Fithyan will review Sam Oliver's "Mondays with Mary" at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brooke County Public Library and at 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Follansbee Branch Library.

Fithyan will discuss hospice and the funeral experience and invites others to share their own experiences. Call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 to register for the free programs.

Cooking demo at Farmers Market

Jennie Arnold of the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will share tips on cooking with produce at the next Wellsburg Farmers Market, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in front of Shiloh Apartments at the city's north end on state Route 2.

Golf, softball

benefit detailed

Twine's Belleview Lunch in Steubenville will host Brian's Benefit Bash Aug. 25 to support Brian Mavromatis and "his struggle with paralysis caused by cancer."

The day will kick off with a golf scramble at Castle Shannon Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A team costs $240 or $60 per person. That includes food, drinks and music afterwards at Twine's Belleview Lunch. Top placers will take home cash. The day also will include music, auctions, a 50-50 drawing, cornhole and a softabll tournament at Belleview Park with the winning team taking home cash. Texas league rules, one-pitch elimination applies.

Cost for a team in the co-ed softball tournament is $100.

Signup sheets for both the golf scramble and softball tournament will be available at the Twines located at the top of University Boulevard in Steubenville, next to Belleview Park.

To sign up or for information, call Jacqueline Mavromatis at (740) 317-8781.

Donations also can be made to United Bank in Weirton to benefit Mavromatis.

Winemakers have

annual picnic

The Tri-State Winemakers Club members held their August picnic at the Weirton Marina with Jim Reed and Kim Robertson serving as hosts.

Thirty members and two guests were on hand for food, games and wine. Ron Stimpak welcomed everyone, reminding the club to sign up to participate in the wine tasting at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Linda Cole is planning to send Christmas stockings to troops overseas through the Bootsie's Boxes organization again this year and asked members to make their donations for the items by October.

Patti Stimpak reported that 12 members attended the Ohio Valley Autism Network benefit in July.

Marlene Marsh awarded prizes to Cindy Parker and Denny Johnston.

The club's Christmas party will be held Dec. 14 at the Weirton Knights of Columbus Hall. Parker will make reservations and get menu selections.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Wellsburg Elks Lodge. Wilson and Cole and John and Norma Kovach will be the hosts.

Organizations hold annual picnic

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club and Auxiliary held their annual family picnic July 15 at the Get Togethers Picnic Ground.

Marine Club member and historian Dr. William Johns gave the invocation, welcoming those attending.

The auxiliary honored its adopted veteran Duke Horstemeyer from the Marine Club with Shirley Brecht presenting him with a red, white and blue throw and a gift of money from the auxiliary. The throw was made and donated by Marge Porchiran. A reading entitled "Still Want to Burn the Flag" was given by Marcy Spano and Carol Lyons.

Prizes were won by Charlene Horstemeyer, Ruth Zirkle, Carol Lyons, Mike Martin, Janet Marrow, Jacek Handley and Courtney Dereme. Lynn Ellis and Joan Spano distributed toys for the children.

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