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What’s happening throughout the area

September 6, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Chili cook-off

challenge Saturday

Boy Scout Troop 49 will be sponsoring the third-annual Camp Logan Chili Cookoff Challenge Saturday with gates opening at 9 a.m. and judging beginning at 2 p.m.

Area residents are invited to support the local Scout troops from the Ohio River Valley Council as they compete for bragging rights as the chili champ, according to Dan Dingess.

The event will be held at the Saline Township baseball complex near Stanton Middle School on state Route 213.

Men of Destiny

meeting Saturday

The Men of Destiny of the House of Faith, 1913 Estelle Ave., Steubenville, will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.

The nondenominational meeting is open to all men.

"Come and see how we can better our relationship with Christ, witness to others, help our neighbors, improve our community and build bonds of friendship with men inside and outside of our church with Christian fellowship," said Ron Boyuk, president.

For information, call (740) 264-5070.

Knights to hold

spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Council 472 will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the council hall on Two Ridges Road, Wintersville.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under.

The menu will include spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and coffee.

For takeouts, call (740) 264-0092.

Sands of Time at

Country Friends

The Country Friends will host the Sands of Time on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday.

The doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

The website is

'They Came in Ships' is topic

The Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will present "They Came in Ships" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located on Powells Lane in Wintersville.

Chapter President Flora L. VerStraten Merrin, speaker, will discuss the process of applying for naturalization when ancestors reached the states. She also will review the major immigration ports such as Ellis Island and what can be learned from passenger arrival lists.

There will be a discussion on the steps ancestors had to follow when applying for declaration of intention and the application of citizenship.

The attendees also will learn various ways to research their ancestors' paths to becoming U.S. citizens. She also will suggest organizations, archives and libraries that can assist in locating records.

There will be a show and tell period during which the original records, ledgers and documents of immigration into Jefferson County will be available for viewing.

All attendees will receive a fact sheet handout and should be prepared to take notes.

Individuals who had an ancestor who settled in or near Jefferson County will likely enjoy the meeting, according to a press release. "You might even see a passport photo that you never knew existed or personal citizenship papers of one of your own ancestors," it suggested.

All meetings of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Festival in Woods

seeking vendors

John Gregg Elementary PTO will hold the 16th-annual Festival in the Woods in Richmond from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the village park behind the former Richmond Elementary School.

The park is located off state Route 43 in Richmond.

The festival is open to all interested crafters and organizations. Crafters can obtain a 20-by-20-square-foot space for $25 while nonprofit spaces are $15. Electricity is not available, and crafters must provide their own tables or tents for setup.

No yard sale or flea market items are permitted to be sold.

The event is held rain or shine.

Checks or money orders can be made payable to John Gregg Elementary PTO and mailed to Carey Ferralli at 247 Meadow Drive, Richmond OH 43944.

For information or a registration form, call Ferralli at (740) 765-5337.

Registration forms and payment must be received by Oct. 5.

Toronto Sunrise

Seniors meet

The Toronto Sunrise Seniors met Aug. 24 with President Susan Kulstad presiding and welcoming new member Brenda Cottrell.

Chaplain Glenn Smith gave the blessing before the covered-dish dinner. Reports were given by Secretary Mary Lou Deku and Treasurer Mike Timko.

Trip news updated included:

Tuesday: "Jersey Boys" at the Benedum. The bus leaves Cornerstone Church at 4:15 p.m., eating on the way at Golden Corral.

Oct. 9: Gateway Clipper Riverboat Cruise. Participants will carpool from the church to the Steubenville Marina. Departure from the church will be 8:45 a.m.

Oct. 27: Doo Wop at the Capitol Music Hall. Participants will leave from the church at 4 p.m., stopping at Mehlman's cafeteria for supper before the concert.

Nov. 10: Cambridge Dickens Village with openings available for $50.

May 2013: Branson, Mo., with information to come.

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

The 50/50 winners were Ralph Noonan and Jim Hope. Donna Mitchell and Susan Conaway won the door prizes. Bingo winners were Jay Smith, Mary Lou Deku, Rachel DeLuca, Fred Pernick, DoDo Steele, Donna Mitchell, Lucy Timko, Patty Roth, Phyllis Smith, Patti Farnella, Brenda Cottrell, Joe McBride, Wilma Elder, Molly Merideth, Peg Nordenger, Judy Sabol, and Jane Dobson. Scat winners were Judy Sabol, Helen Lindsay, Harry Andrews, Patti Farnella, Rusty Roth and Peg Nordenger.

The next meeting will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Roosevelt Senior Center.

The September kitchen committee consists of Ray and Karen Horne, Bob and Mollie Merideth, Jay and Betty McVann and Lois Baker.

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

Teen institute

plans fundraiser

The Jefferson County Teen Institute will host a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 852 Main St., Wintersville.

The children sponsoring the fundraiser represent the youth members of the Jefferson County Anti-Drug Abuse Coalition. Money raised will be used "to fight drug and alcohol abuse in our community," according to a news release.

Dance tonight

at senior center

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today.

Sands of Time will perform.

The cost is $5 and includes coffee, punch and hot dogs.

The senior center's quarter bingo will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Those attending quarter bingo can bring their own snacks.

WMC?Auxiliary holding mum sale

The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary will hold its fall flower sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12 in the medical center atrium. No credit cards can be accepted.

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