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August 21, 2012
The Herald-Star

Retired teachers

to meet Sept. 11

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will be held Sept. 11 at the First Presbyterain Church of Toronto located at 116 N. Third St., Toronto.

A reception for new retirees will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the business meeting to get under way at 11 a.m. Linda Smith, program/volunteers coordinator at Urban Mission Ministries in Steubenville, will be the guest speaker.

Lunch will be served at noon with the menu including baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and assorted homemade desserts.

At 1 p.m. John Buch from the STRS will be on hand to discuss health care and field questions.

The community service project for the September meeting will be the collection of school supplies to benefit the Neighborhood House in Steubenville.

Reservations are $14 and due by Aug. 29 to Ann Wiley, P.O. Box 304, Amsterdam, OH 43903. Checks should be made payable to JCRTA.

For information, contact Dave Nicholson, chapter president, at (740) 544-6249.

Auxiliary County

Council to meet

Ladies Auxiliary County Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Smithfield American Legion Post 396.

All members current on their dues are welcome to attend.

For information, call the post at (740) 733-8116.

Corn roast planned at Knights hall

Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472, Knights of Columbus, will hold its annual corn roast Thursday at the council hall.

The cost for the hot dog and corn roast is $3. The event is open to all members and their guests with doors opening at 4:45 p.m. and corn being served at 5 p.m.

Refreshments will be available in the social room.

Open house at

Richmond museum

The summer series of open houses at the Crew House Museum on Main Street will continue Sunday, with guests welcome to tour the facility from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Richmond Community Historical Society and is held the second and fourth Sunday of the month.

There is no admission charge.

The open houses will continue during the same times on Sept. 9 and Sept. 22.

The historical society is preparing for its annual Quaker Day which will be observed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29.

Three Score

Seniors to meet

The Three Score Seniors met July 26 at Undo's at the Holiday Inn - Weirton with President Barbara Purks welcoming members and guests and introducing Blanche Tyson, who gave the invocation and led in opening ceremonies.

Everyone received leis.

After dinner, Vice President Larry Purks introduced Splendid Sound, a gospel, inspirational and spiritual group that includes David Meyer, Chelsea Glegg, Craig McClauslen and Jimmy Ray. Secretary Pat Deletka and Treasurer Joan Villa gave reports.

Membership Chair Josie Elliott introduced new members John Fields, Audrey Phillips and Maggie Stewart.

Tour Chair Regina Truax announced the following tours:

Sunday, Cleveland;

Dec. 5, "Christmas Spectular, Wexford, Pa.

For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent.

July birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel reported 133 members in attendance and three guests, including Robert and Mary Lou Dekin and Lester Suchemeyer.

Various prizes were awarded. Winners were Sonny Marino, Marge Serafini, Ed Roach, Barbara Livengood, Virginia Kucan, Audrey Phillips, Ann Yuhas, Dorothy Huffman, Loretta Reynolds, Mary Gubetti, Pat Deletka, Phyllis Troia, Jim Hare, Irene Troia, Joan Gallagher and Betty Virtue.

The next meeting on Thursday will have a picnic theme.

Paul Grant will be the entertainment.

For information, call Purks at (304) 723-1103.

Saturday dance to benefit grange

There will be a dance party to benefit the Brush Creek Grange, county Road 55, Salineville, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

All ages are welcome.

Admission is by donation. No alcohol is permitted. There will be oldies music with line, round and square dancing.

For information call (330) 679-0681.

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